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Transcript of the Journal of Thomas Tasburgh S.J. on his visit to Ireland

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An online addendum to an article from JGAHS Vol 69, p82-98.

Brigid Clesham’s full transcription of Thomas Tasburgh’s journal, which is now preserved in the Hocken Collections’ Archives and Manuscripts Section, University of Otago, in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, reference number Misc-MS-1818.


Note: The use of the Julian calendar is evident in this journal when Father Tasburgh records the date 23 March 1726 followed by 27 March 1727 and also in October 1726 when he refers to 22 of the 8th month i.e. October. Spelling and punctuation in the text have been left as they appear in the journal. Where additions have been made to the text or abbreviations expanded, they appear in square brackets. Where the text is difficult to decipher it appears in square brackets with a question mark. The total number of pages in the journal is 73 with additional pages containing details of exchange rates, high tides, accounts and other miscellaneous information, including a list of ‘linnen’ taken to Ireland.


20 June 1726 to 16 June 1727

A list of linnen taken Ireland June 1726

Shirts9
Ruffells pair5
Cravatts long12
Necks and turnovers each4
Hankerchiefs snuff12
Ditto white6
Ditto taffeta fools3
Waste coats dimithy [this line crossed out]2
Nightcaps dimithy4
Towells6
Holland sleeves pairs4
Thred stockins pairs4

 

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