Edward Lear in the Lebanon

There are no more entries in the diary until 6 June, when Lear leaves Beirut after his tour of the Lebanon to go back to Corfu. For Lear’s impressions of the Holy Land and the Lebanon, see his Letter to Lady Waldegrave of 27 May.

Edward Lear in Petra

No more entries appear in the diary until 10 May. However, Lear probably kept a separate diary as he intended to publish further books in his series of “Journals of a Landscape Painter.” The part of this diary covering Edward Lear’s adventures in Petra was published by Franklin Lushington after Lear’s death: “A Leaf from […]


At the beginning of 1858 Edward Lear had been in Corfu for about a month, after spending the spring and summer of 1857 in England, visiting acquaintances, and Ireland, where he had a very pleasant stay at Redhouse, Ardee, with Chichester Fortescue. The main events of the return voyage are told in a letter to […]