Preface; 1. George Petrie's birth and early life; 2. Extracts from tours; 3. First literary works; 4. The Ordnance Survey memoir; 5. The history band antiquities of Tara Hill; 6. The round towers, and early Christian architecture of Ireland; 7. The military and sepulchral architecture of Ireland; 8. Ancient art in Ireland; 9. Ancient music of Ireland; 10. Later tours of Petrie; 11. Closing years; Appendix.
This 1868 biography of George Petrie, a founding father of Irish archaeology, was published by his friend William Stokes.