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First ever volume dedicated to Thomas Pennant of Downing, Flintshire (1726–1798), naturalist, antiquarian and self-styled ‘Curious Traveller’


‘Weaving together science, history, antiquarianism and art, this stimulating collection of essays amply demonstrates Thomas Pennant’s centrality to a broad range of British Enlightenment debates and discourses, especially those relating to Britain’s so-called “Celtic Fringe”. At the same time, it underscores the epistemological importance of travel and travel writing in the late eighteenth century.’

—Carl Thompson, Senior Lecturer in English, St Mary’s University, UK


List of Figures; List of Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Thomas Pennant, Curious Traveller, Mary- Ann Constantine and Nigel Leask; Chapter 1. ‘A Round Jump from Ornithology to Antiquity’: The Development of Thomas Pennant’s Tours, R. Paul Evans; Part I. History, Antiquities, Literature; Chapter 2. Thomas Pennant: Some Working Practices of an Archaeological Travel Writer in Late Eighteenth- Century Britain, C. Stephen Briggs; Chapter 3. Heart of Darkness: Thomas Pennant and Roman Britain, Mary- Ann Constantine; Chapter 4. Constructing Identities in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Pennant and the Early Medieval Sculpture of Scotland and England, Jane Hawkes; Chapter 5. Shaping a Heroic Life: Thomas Pennant on Owen Glyndwr, Dafydd Johnston; Chapter 6. ‘The First Antiquary of His Country’: Robert Riddell’s Extra- Illustrated and Annotated Volumes of Thomas Pennant’s Tours in Scotland, Ailsa Hutton and Nigel Leask; Chapter 7. ‘A Galaxy of the Blended Lights’: The Reception of Thomas Pennant, Elizabeth Edwards; Part II. Natural History and the Arts; Chapter 8. ‘As If Created by Fusion of Matter after Some Intense Heat’: Pioneering Geological Observations in Thomas Pennant’s Tours of Scotland, Tom Furniss; Chapter 9. Geological Landscape as Antiquarian Ruin: Banks, Pennant and the Isle of Staffa, Allison Ksiazkiewicz; Chapter 10. Pennant, Hunter, Stubbs and the Pursuit of Nature, Helen McCormack; Chapter 11. Pennant’s Legacy: The Popularization of Natural History in Nineteenth- Century Wales through Botanical Touring and Observation; Caroline R. Kerkham; Short Bibliography of Thomas Pennant’s Tours in Scotland and Wales; Index.

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Enlightenment Travel and British Identities
Anthem Studies in Travel
Anthem Studies in Travel publishes new and pioneering work in the burgeoning field of travel studies. Titles in this series engage with questions of travel, travel writing, literature and history, and encompass some of the most exciting current scholarship in a variety of disciplines. Proposals for monographs and collections of essays may focus on research representing a broad range of geographical zones and historical contexts. All critical approaches are welcome, although a key feature of books published in the series will be their potential interest to a wide readership, as well as their originality and potential to break new ground in research.
Series Editor
Charles Forsdick – University of Liverpool, UK
Editorial Board
Mary Baine Campbell – Brandeis University, USA
Steve Clark – University of Tokyo, Japan
Claire Lindsay – University College London, UK
Loredana Polezzi – University of Warwick, UK
Paul Smethurst – University of Hong Kong, China


Thomas Pennant by Thomas Gainsborough (1776)
National Museum Wales
Enlightenment Travel and British Identities
Thomas Pennant’s Tours in Scotland and Wales
Edited by Mary-Ann Constantine and Nigel Leask
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Names: Constantine, Mary-Ann, editor of compilation. | Leask, Nigel, 1958– editor of compilation.
Title: Enlightenment travel and British identities: Thomas Pennant's tours in Scotland and Wales / edited by Mary-Ann Constantine and Nigel Leask.
Description: London; New York, NY: Anthem Press, 2017. | Includes bibliographical references and index.Identifiers: LCCN 2017006266 | ISBN 9781783086535 (hardback)
Subjects: LCSH: Pennant, Thomas, 1726–1798. Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXIX. | Pennant, Thomas, 1726–1798. Tour in Wales, MDCCLXX. | Pennant, Thomas, 1726–1798 – Criticism and interpretation. | Scotland – Description and travel – Early works to 1800. | Wales – Description and travel – Early works to 1800. | Natural history – Scotland – Early works to 1800. | Natural history – Wales – Early works to 1800. | Enlightenment – Great Britain. | Travel writing – Great Britain – History – 18th century. | National characteristics, British – History – 18th century. | BISAC: HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain. | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. | SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General.Classification: LCC DA855.P433 2017 | DDC 914.1104/73–dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017006266
ISBN-13: 978-1-78308-653-5 (Hbk)
ISBN-10: 1-78308-653-X (Hbk)
This title is also available as an e-book.
For JB, whether he likes it or not
He’s a Whig , sir, a sad dog […] But he’s the best traveller I ever read; he observes more things than anyone else does.
Samuel Johnson
CONTENTS
List of Figures
List of Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations Introduction: Thomas Pennant, Curious Traveller Mary-Ann Constantine and Nigel Leask Chapter 1. A Round Jump from Ornithology to Antiquity’: The Development of Thomas Pennant’s Tours R. Paul Evans Part I. History, Antiquities, Literature Chapter 2. Thomas Pennant: Some Working Practices of an Archaeological Travel Writer in Late Eighteenth-Century Britain C. Stephen Briggs Chapter 3. Heart of Darkness: Thomas Pennant and Roman Britain Mary-Ann Constantine Chapter 4. Constructing Identities in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Pennant and the Early Medieval Sculpture of Scotland and England Jane Hawkes Chapter 5. Shaping a Heroic Life: Thomas Pennant on Owen Glyndwr Dafydd Johnston Chapter 6. The First Antiquary of His Country’: Robert Riddell’s Extra-Illustrated and Annotated Volumes of Thomas Pennant’s Tours in Scotland Ailsa Hutton and Nigel Leask Chapter 7. A Galaxy of the Blended Lights’: The Reception of Thomas Pennant Elizabeth Edwards Part II. Natural History and the Arts Chapter 8. As If Created by Fusion of Matter after Some Intense Heat’: Pioneering Geological Observations in Thomas Pennant’s Tours of Scotland Tom Furniss Chapter 9. Geological Landscape as Antiquarian Ruin: Banks, Pennant and the Isle of Staffa Chapter 10. Pennant, Hunter, Stubbs and the Pursuit of Nature Helen McCormack Chapter 11. Pennant’s Legacy: The Popularization of Natural History in Nineteenth-Century Wales through Botanical Touring and Observation Caroline R. Kerkham
Short Bibliography of Thomas Pennant’s Tours in Scotland and Wales
Index
Figures
Frontispiece: Thomas Pennant by Thomas Gainsborough (1776)
1.1 Plate I. The Eider Drake and Duck (drawn by Sydney Parkinson, the artist employed by Banks during his voyage on the Endeavour ), from A Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXIX (Chester, 1771)
1.2 A section from the Appendix of the 1769 Tour showing the queries sent out by Pennant to the gentry and clergy of Scotland in 1772, from A Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXIX (Chester, 1771)
1.3 Plate XVI. Inside a weavers cottage on the Isle of Islay , from A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides, MDCCLXXII (Chester, 1774)
2.1a The Harlech Torc , from The Society of Antiquaries of London Minute Book, 7 May 1761
2.1b Torques , by Moses Griffith, from A Tour in Wales, MDCCLXXIII (London, 1783)
2.2 Plan of Castlerigg circle, printed from a survey by John Walker. Antiquities , from A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides, MDCCLXXII (Chester, 1774)
2.3 The Llanarmon Urn , from A Tour in Wales, MDCCLXXIII (London, 1778)
3.1 Roman distance slab from Summerston, from Monumenta Romani Imperii (Glasgow, 1792)
4.1 Pennant’s illustration of The Giant’s Grave , by Moses Griffith, compared with that published by Hugh Todd, from A Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXIX (Chester, 1771)
4.2a Road-side cross-slab, Aberlemo, Angus
4.2b Pennant’s illustration of the road-side cross-slab at Aberlemno, Angus (detail), from A Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXXII, Part II (London, 1776)
4.3 Pennant’s illustration of the Drosten Stone, St Vigean’s, Angus, from A Tour in Scotland, MDCCLXXII, Part II (London, 1776)
4.4 Cordiner’s illustration of Symbols of Caledonian Monuments compared with some on the Pamphilian Obelisk at Rome , from Cordiner, Remarkable Ruins (London, 1795)
4.5 William Cole, drawing of the upper stone of the North Cross, Sandbach Market Place, Cheshire (1775)
6.1 A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides, MDCCLXXII, Part I , 2nd ed. (London, 1776), with extra-illustration of Holhouse Tower, by Thomas Cocking after Moses Griffith, and with marginal notes by Robert Riddell of Glenriddell
8.1 Moses Griffith, ‘an accurate view’ of Staffa’s ‘Eastern side’ (detail), from A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides, MDCCLXXII (Chester, 1774)
8.2 Copy of John Cleveley (or James Miller), Fingal’s Cave in Staffa , from A Tour in Scotland, and Voyage to the Hebrides, MDCCLXXII (Chester, 1774)
9.1 James Miller, Fingal’s Cave, Staffa (1772). Topographical drawings from Banks’s voyage to Iceland, pen and ink on paper
9.2 John MacCulloch, Entrance of Fingal’s Cave, Staffa , from A description of the western islands of Scotland, including the Isle of Man (London and Edinburgh, 1819)
9.3 Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond, Vue de la Grotte de Fingal , from Voyage en Angleterre (1797)
9.4 James Skene, Staffa (1805), chalk on paper
10.1 George Stubbs, The Nilgai (1769), oil on canvas
10.2 Moses Griffith, Loch Ranza Bay. And the manner of taking the basking shark , etching by P. C. Carnot (1774)
10.3 George Stubbs, The Moose (1770), oil on canvas
10.4 Moses Griffith, Glyder-fach, Snowdonia (undated), graphite and watercolour on paper
10.5 Revd Charles Cordiner, Bullers of Buchan (1769), graphite and watercolour on paper
11.1 Woodsia Ilvensis , from Edward Newman, History of British Ferns , 2nd ed. (London, 1844); ‘a’ illustrates two fronds from Llyn y Cwn given to Newman by Wilson and Pamplin
Contributors

C. Stephen Briggs is an independent researcher and former head of archaeology at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. He has a long-standing interest in the manuscript and printed antiquarian and early tourist literature of Wales; has written widely on the history of archaeology, on British-Irish pre

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