Thomas Swanton (1812-), Crianlarich, Ballydehob, among his corespondents, James H.Dodd D.D. Trinity College, Seán O’Daluig, Anglesea St., Dublin,Editor of Poets and Poetry of Munster, John Windle Cork, Richard Mac Adam Belfast A Scholarly Citizen, John O’Donovan L.L.D. Translator of the Annal of the Four Masters, Rev. James Freke (Rector Durrus), Mrs Josephine Wright, Moreigh Cottage Dunbeacon/Durrus), Timothy O’Donovan. O’Donovan’s cove, Durrus, John Collins, (son of Seán Ó Coileáin (the Silver Tongue of Carbery) File, Dr. Goyder, Ipswich, Suffolk, I. Pittman, Shorthand Inventor. The article also deals letter from Rev Charles Bushe, Rector, Castlehaven to Dublin Castle 1847, seeking assistance to promote fisheries on the Cork Coast.
Thomas Swanton had spent some time in America, he was there in 1830 when 18. He returned to Ireladn in 1832n bad health. He may have been a nephew of Judge Robert Swanton of the NewYork Marine Court. He was a small landlord in Ballydehob, his homeplace was off the road from Ballydehob to Bantry.
Probably Death Notice:
Peadar Ó h-Anracháin was given Thomas Swanton’s papers by his elderly daughter before his death. Seán Ó Coileáin’s son also gave him family papers. Ó h-Anracháin’s daughter died at an advanced age recently in Dublin Tessa? Ní h-Anracháin?