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The European travels of Dorothea Ladeveze Adlercron (neé Rothe), c. 1828–49

The European travels of Dorothea Ladeveze Adlercron (neé Rothe), c. 1828–49

Byrne, Angela (2013) The European travels of Dorothea Ladeveze Adlercron (neé Rothe), c. 1828–49. Old Kilkenny Review, 65. pp. 81-93. ISSN 0332-0774

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Abstract

In c. 1827-54, Dorothea and John Ladeveze Adlercron of Moyglare, Co. Meath, and their children made prolonged tours of France, Switzerland and Italy. Dorothea (1800-79) was daughter of Abraham George Rothe (1768-1846) of Kilkenny. Detailed documentary evidence of the family's tours survives in their diaries and passports. A heretofore unstudied example of Irish women's travel writing, Dorothea's diaries raise the question of identity formation during overseas travel, and offer an alternative perspective on the traditional 'grand tour'.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] A version of this paper was delivered to the Maynooth Local History Society on 11 May 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: women's travel, travel diaries, nineteenth century Europe, Anglo-Irish identity, children's travels
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences > History Research Group
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Last Modified: 16 Oct 2016 06:14
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11857

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