Irish manuscripts collection, 1629-1949.


Irish manuscripts collection, 1629-1949.

Irish manuscripts collection, 1629-1949.

The Irish Manuscripts Collection consists of papers documenting approximately 190 influential Irish men and women from military, religious, political arenas. The collection also contains several Irish and Irish-American newspapers, primarily from the mid-19th century. Selected letters and documents from prominent persons and governmental bodies include Memoirs of the House of Ormonde (history and family pedigree); Irish Land Commission's 1859 dissolution of the Lamberton Park estate; signature of labor leader Michael Davitt; several autographed, signed letters dated from 1851 to 1918 for the first three Earls of Drogheda; an 1824 letter of John Wilson Croker, 6th Baron De Freyne; an 18-line letter, dated 1905, from Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett; a letter of gratitude from Henry Grattan; an 1833 engraving and a 1932 letter from Viscount Clifden; a 13-line letter and other letters from the Marquis of Sligo; a 32-line letter from Right Honorable Sir George Trevelyan; land documents of Lord Palmerston; a 36-line letter, dated 1859, from George Petrie; and a typescript of a foreword written by Sean O' Faolain for Anthony Trollope's The Warden; and many other notable documents.

5 cubic feet.

Related Entities

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Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 (person)

English politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Molesey, to John Murray, [probably 1834]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525115 From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Molesey, Sussex, to Lord Palmerston, 1852 June 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270531191 John Wilson Croker (1780-1857) was an Irish politician, literary critic, and author. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and Lincoln's Inn, London, becoming an Iri...

Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906 (person)

Irish Nationalist leader. From the description of Autograph quotation signed : New York, 1882 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870633 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ballybrack, [Dublin], to H.K. Parks, 1884 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779534842 The Irish nationalist, politician, revolutionary leader, and labor agitator Michael Davitt joined with Charles Stewart Parnell during the 1880s in support of the Irish National League,...

Grattan, Henry, 1746-1820 (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 12099 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000839.0x000357 Henry Grattan, Irish politician. From the description of Henry Grattan manuscript material : 2 items, 1771-1805 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 244251584 Epithet: MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000839.0x000355 ...

Trevelyan, George Otto, 1838-1928 (person)

English author and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wallington, Cambo, Northumberland, to T.J. Cobden Sanderson, 1889 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573152 English author and statesman; nephew of Macaulay. From the description of Autograph letter signed : House of Commons, to Moncure Conway, 1880 Jul. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573156 British politician and author. From the description of [Let...

O'Faoláin, Seán, 1900-1991 (person)

Seán O'Faoláin was born John Whelan in County Cork, Ireland; he came from a loyalist family, and initally opposed the Easter Rebellion of 1916, but the excessive force used by the British to suppress the rebellion inspired his sense of Irish nationalism. He took Gaelic lessons and earned a scholarship to University College, Cork, changing his name to the Gaelic form. He studied and worked in America for several years, but was drawn back to Ireland, where he resolved to become a writer. Diverse...

Plunkett, Horace Curzon, Sir, 1854-1932 (person)

Reformer and irish public official. From the description of Papers of Sir Horace Curzon Plunkett, 1881-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068419 ...

Petrie, George, 1790-1866 (person)