BENNET, William, Bishop of Cloyne. 15873



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm. Cloyne’, wishing to consult “the book of Pennant …his tour from Chester to London, to which I should be glad to add if it is not too great a liberty the volume which includes any part of South Wales”, saying he is returning to Cloyne, and mentioning his correspondent’s “Memoir on Italian tragedy”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, with one line and signature overleaf, with the integral blank leaf, light toning, otherwise good. Dublin, 30 May 1799. William Bennet (1746-1820), Bishop of Cloyne from 1794. He was a scholar and antiquary, elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1790. He was particularly interested in tracing the Roman roads of Britain, and Bishop Bennet Way is a horse-riding, walking and cycling route in Cheshire, England, named in honour of his surveys of the Roman roads of the area.