Guide to the Collections held by the National Library of Ireland (as filmed by the AJCP)

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Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Creator
National Library of Ireland
Title
Collections held by the National Library of Ireland (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
9 March 1714 - 1968
Collection Number
M2025 - M2048
Extent
336 items
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Journal 1853-1855 of Rochefort Maguire on a voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu on the Emily, from Honolulu to Pt Clarence on HMS Amphitrite, and to Point Barrow and the Behring Straits on HMS Plover.

Correspondence 1834-1848 of Thomas Spring-Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle. Subjects include transportation; Molesworth Committee; Sir Richard Bourke; Spring-Rice's appointment to Colonial Office; poor Irish emigrants; and Antarctic expedition. Correspondents include G. Arthur, Prof. G. Peacock, Lord John Russell, Sir John Barrow and Sir Wilmot Horton.

Letters 1895-1924 from Michael Davitt and Archbishop M. Kelly to William O'Brien.

Papers 1842-1891 of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, including commonplace book and letters of W.S. O'Brien.

Papers 1797-1798 concerning United Irishmen sentenced to transportation.

Register of prisoners at an Irish gaol, possibly Spike Island Government Prison, April 1849-October 1850.

Papers 1848-1911 of Rev. W. Hickey, comprising typescript copies of letters of Young Irelanders referring to transportation to Van Diemen's Land, W.S. O'Brien, Eva O'Doherty, Australian gold discoveries, and Irish affairs.

Papers 1831-1838 of Sir Richard Bourke on administration of New South Wales. Main correspondents are D. Perceval, J.J. Therry and R. Therry.

Notes and cuttings 1859-1871 of Sir Thomas Larcom on Irish emigration to Australia and Fenian convicts in Western Australia.

Papers 1957-64 of Alan Queale concerning Irish in Australia.

Journal August 1806-October 1810 kept by Lieut. I. Farqueson on voyage round the world, referring to the overthrow of Governor Bligh and arrival of Governor Lachlan Macquarie in Sydney.

Correspondence 1882-1914 of John Redmond, mostly relating to the visit of the Irish delegation to Australia in 1906. Correspondents include John Devlin, Cardinal P. Moran, H.B. Higgins and Hugh Mahon.

Correspondence 1871-1874 between J.C. Hoey and Lord O'Hagan concerning C. Gavan Duffy and W.E. Gladstone.

Correspondence 1946-53 between T.J. Kiernan and F. Gallagher concerning Archbishop D. Mannix, H.V. Evatt, Sir Keith Murdoch and Irish Embassy in Canberra.

Records 1916-1920 of Irish National Aid Association and Volunteer Dependants Fund relating to their fund-raising activities in Australia and New Zealand.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref: http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1234)

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1982 (AJCP Reels: M2025-2048). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

National Library of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland.

For further information see National Library of Ireland (http://www.nli.ie/).

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn765860] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

The following manuscripts held in the National Library of Ireland have also been filmed by the AJCP:

Reel M603: Papers concerning Michael Dwyer (MSS 9760, 13334) [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1856253].

Reels M672-73: Papers of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy (MSS 1587, 3738, 4559, 4760, 5756, 5757, 5758, 8005, 8098, 5886, 1627, 1652, 1791, 2644, 3199, 3739, 8006) [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn333876].

Reel M722 Copy of journal of Capt. James Cook, 1772-75 (MS J. 7-8) [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn333767].

Reel M852 Papers of General Sir Thomas Larcom, 1858-65 (MS 7633) [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn725774].

Reel M976 Papers of Thomas Spring-Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle (MS 13400) [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn716649].

Reels 1980-2003:The papers of William Smith O'Brien (MSS 426-467, 3923, 8653-8666, 9050-9051, 22340-22399) [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2288160].

A copy of MS 16070. S.H. Sheedy. History of the Sheedy family and of the Society of United Irishmen, 1791-1863, is held in the Mitchell Library (ML MSS 1337).

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Pieces that were not filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project have not been included in this Finding Aid.

Advisory Statement

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this Finding Aid contains material and descriptive information which may be considered culturally sensitive and may cause distress, including names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. This Finding Aid contains terms that reflect authors' views or those of the historical period, but which may not be considered appropriate today. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 339, pp127-128.

Item Descriptions

Fonds. Papers of H. Dundas, 1793 - 1799

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2025

Subjects

Dundas, Henry, 1st Viscount Melville; Government: Great Britain; Irish Rebellion; Military: Ireland; Politics: Ireland; Religion: Ireland; Trade: Great Britain; United Irishmen

Biographical / Historical

Henry Dundas (1742-1811), 1st Viscount Melville (created 1802), held many offices in the ministries led by William Pitt. He was Secretary of State for War from 1794 to 1801.

Series. Papers and correspondence of Sir Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, 1793 - 1799

Correspondents include: H. Dundas, Colonel Doyle, Prince of Wales, Duke of Buccleuch, James Stirling, Gilbert Innes, R. Burke, General Abercromby, E. Vidal, Marquis of Buckingham, Duke of York, M. Donegall, Lord Camden, Sir John Sinclair, Lieutenant G. Mitchell.

Subjects include: religious tension in Ireland, political state of Ireland, failure of capital houses in London and impact on principal traders, appropriating the hereditary revenues in Ireland, re-affirming British government power in Ireland, General Abercromby's resignation, Charter Schools in Ireland, affairs of Ireland including public opinion and finances, sending officers to Buckingham to the volunteers and supplementary militia, pamphlets regarding the discontents in Ireland, proposal to employ Danes and Swedes to assist in quelling the Irish Rebellion, statisitcal account of Scotland, plan for a union with Ireland.

Also includes:

'The Case of His Majesty's Principal Secretary for the Kingdom of Ireland'

'An Act to prevent the election or appointment of unlawful assemblies under pretence of preparing or presenting public petitions', Dublin, 1793.

A document on the members of the House of Commons of Ireland, 1793.

Memorandum of the conversation which happened with H. Dundas at Wimbledon on the 21st and 22nd of January 1793 in the presence of Mr Pitt, Prime Minister. The conversation included discussion of the difficulties faced by the Irish government due to Roman Catholic claims, how the opposition was utilising this to embarass the government, a reform of parliament, W.G. Ponsonby's suggestion that Government of Ireland should be exclusively Irish with its own administration.

Disposition of Barracks in North Britain, 24 February 1794.

Board for Formation of French Corps and proposal to re-establish the Irish Brigade, 1794.

State of the Irish New Levies, 15 September 1794.

List of Regiments to be embarked from Ireland, 19 September 1794.

Estimate of the loss of the enemy in the expedition to the coast of Ireland, December 1796.

Memorandum of A. O'Connor, T. Emmett and W.McNevin of the Executive Committee of the United Irishmen, 1798.

Outline of the Defence of Ireland, 28 April 1798.

Fonds. Papers of Rochefort Maguire, 3 January 1852 - 3 April 1855

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M2025-M2026.

Subjects

Amphitrite, HMS ; Behring Straits; Emily; Honolulu, Hawaii; Maguire, Rochefort; Plover, HMS; Point Barrow, Alaska

Series MSS 267-268. Journal of Rochefort Maguire, 3 January 1852 - 3 April 1855

Covers a voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu on the Emily, from Honolulu to Pt.Clarence on H.M.S. Amphitrite, and thence to Point Barrow and the Behring Straits in H.M.S. Plover, 3 January 1852-1853 April 1855. Rochefort stayed at Honolulu from 21 April to 30 May 1852. He returned to San Francisco in Oct. 1854. (c. 270 ff.)

Fonds MSS 532-566. Papers of Thomas Spring-Rice, 1828 - 1849

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reels M2026-M2030.

Subjects

Accounts, lands and bonds; Arthur, Sir George; Australia: Land Grants; Bourke, Sir Richard; Colonisation; Convicts; Convicts: Petitions; Economic conditions: Ireland; Economic conditions: Great Britain; Education: Ireland; Emigration and immigration; Government: Great Britain; Horton, Sir R.J Wilmot; Living conditions: Ireland; Melbourne, Lord William Lamb, 2nd Viscount; Molesworth Committee report; New South Wales; O'Brien, William Smith; Palmerston, Lord Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount; Peacock, G., Prof.; Politics: Ireland; Politics: Great Britain; Poor law; Public welfare: Irish poor; Religion: Ireland; Russell, Lord John, 1st Earl; South Australia; Spring-Rice, Thomas, 1st Baron Monteagle; Trade: Great Britain; Transport; Transportation: Convicts

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Spring-Rice (1790-1856), 1st Baron Monteagle (created 1839) was a member of the House of Commons from 1820 to 1839. He was secretary to the Treasury (1830-1834), Secretary of State for the Colonies (1834-1835) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1835-1839). He had a strong interest in emigration to the colonies and encouraged many of his tenants and other families in Limerick to migrate to Australia.

Series. Correspondence of Thomas Spring Rice, 1828 - 1849

Filmed selectively.

Correspondence, 1837 (File MS 532)

Correspondents include: P. Mahoney, R.B. Adderley, S. Crawley, Lord Palmerston, H. Headly, Captain Dundas, Colonel Fox, Colonel Fitzgibbon, T.A. Curtis, William Ashley, E. Eyre, Viscount Canterbury, Sir Henry Wheatley, G.A. Hamilton, Captain Townley, Baron Stockman, Sir Thomas Evans, Earl of Mulgrave, E.J. Stanley, Lord Melbourne, Reverend Musgrave and T.A. Curtis.

Subjects include: Cambridge University, hiring of labourers, death of King William IV, officers' pensions, duties as Chancellor of the Exchequer, impact of Irish and Scottish distilleries on English market, British economy, British and Irish politics, the South Sea Company, donations, concerns over cost of expeditions, role as Charirman of the Joint Stock Bank Committee, progress of New South Wales colony.

Correspondence, 1838 - 1839 (File MS 533)

Correspondents include: Attorney General for Ireland, Francis Baring, Matthew Barrington, S.E. Collis, T.A. Curtis, the Lord Chancellor, Archbishop of Dublin, Thomas Drummond, Archdeacon Goddard, Viscount Howick, T.F. Kennedy, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, J.W. Lubock, Duke of Leinster, Lord Melbourne, G.R. Philips, Lord Palmerston, Viscount Morpeth, R. Stuart and J. Wood.

Subjects include: issues in politics and economic affairs, concerns about Ireland especially relating to economic distress, education and patronage, Belfast Harbour improvements, estate management, funds for city improvements to Edinburgh, assisting with introductions and finding positions within the Government, management of pensions.

Correspondence, 1838 (File MS 534)

Correspondents include: Francis Baring, Matthew Barrington, Dr Berbeck, John Wilson Croker, the Duke of Devonshire, Thomas Drummond, E. Foster, Lord Glenelg, Archdeacon Goddard, Sir J. C. Hobhouse, Viscount Howick, the Duke of Leinster, Lord Melbourne, Lord Melville, Major Miller (Irish Constabulary), Viscount Morpeth (several), Sir John Newport, Lord Palmerston, Lord John Russell, R. Stuart, Sir Aubrey de Vere and the Duke of Wellington.

Subjects include: economic affairs and politics, particularly revenue, the pensions committee, patronage,tithes, education, the poor law, Shannon navigation, the Ulster card, transported convict petitions, the Colonial Bank and railways.

Correspondence, 1838 (File MS 535)

Correspondents include: Royal Astronomer, Lord Anglesey, Matthew Barrington, T.A. Curtis, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Devonshire, Thomas Drummond, Lord Duncannon, William Empson, Lord Falmouth, Governor of the Bank of England, Sir J.C. Hobhouse, Viscount Howick, Joseph Hume, Governor of Bank of Ireland, Sir Robert Inglis, the Knight of Kerry, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Melbourne, Lord Morpeth Lord Normanby, Daniel O'Connell, Lord Palmerston, Duke of Richmond and Lord John Russell.

Subjects include: economic affairs and politics, particularly revenue and patronage, the pensions committee, postage, weights and measures, the Bank of England, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the proposed memorial to the Duke of Wellington, and letters regarding Princess Sofia.

Correspondence, 1839 (File MS 536)

Correspondents include: Matthew Barrington, Francis Baring, William Howley, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Edwin Chadwick, Lord Conyngham, Earl of Devon, Lord Duncannon, Viscount Ebbington, Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue, Hon. Richard Fitzgibbon, Sir James Graham, H. Headley, John Cam Hobhouse, Viscount Howick, Sir Horton, Joseph Hume, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Limerick, Lord Melbourne, Gilbert Elliott Murray Kynynmound, 2nd Earl of Minto, Lord Morpeth, Lord Normanby, Professor Peacock, Lord John Russell, Sir H. Vivian, the Duke of Wellington and Edward Harcourt, the Archbishop of York.

Subjects include: Duties as Chancellor of the Exchequer, economic affairs and politics, particularly revenue and patronage, Cambridge affairs and politics, the funding of Lock Hospital Dublin, passages to Australia for refugees, distressing situation in Ireland, railways and army regimental accounts.

Correspondence, 1837 - 1839 (File MS 538)

Correspondents include: Lord Fitzwilliam, Viscount Howick, the Bishop of Hereford, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Melbourne, Earl of Minto, Lord Normanby, Lord Palmerston, Lord John Russell, Earl Spencer and Lady deVere, Queen Victoria and the Duchess of Kent.

Subjects include: Discussions in government and parliament about the civil list and the financial arrangements for the new Queen, the Treasury and the country's finances, Irish situation and politics, railways, transportation and Cambridge affairs and patronage.

Correspondence, 1839 (File MS 539)

Correspondents include: Sir Richard Bourke, Sir Burgayne, Sir Francis Baring, the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Wilson Croker, Thomas Drummond, Earl Ebrington, Sir James Graham, Arthur Guinness, Viscount Howick, Joseph Hume, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Lord Melbourne, Lord Morpeth, Lord Normanby, Daniel O'Connell, Maurice O'Connell, Lord Palmerston, Sir Robert Peel, the Duke of Richmond, Governors and the Deputy-Governors of the Bank of England and the Bank of Ireland and Lord John Russell.

Subjects include: Duties as Chancellor of the Exchequer range of government and parliamentary issues, as well as Treasury business, University of Glasgow grant, economic distress in Ireland, schools and education in Ireland, Cambridge affairs, metropolitan improvements, the Colonial Bank, the Bank of England, the Bank of Ireland and patronage.

Correspondence, 1837 - 1839 (File MS 543)

Correspondents include: Francis Baring, Matthew Barrington, Sir Francis Burdett, the Archbishops of Canterbury and Dublin, Thomas Drummond, Lord Duncannon, Maria Edgeworth, William Empson, Hon. Richard Fitzgibbon, Lord Holland, Joseph Hume, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Melbourne, Lord Morpeth, Lord Normanby, Sir John Newport, William Smith O'Brien, Lord Palmerston, Sir Henry Parnell, Sir Robert Peel, Lord John Russell, Lord Shaftesbury, Lord Sligo and Sir Aubrey deVere.

Subjects include: Duties as Chancellor of the Exchequer, economic affairs and politics, particularly revenue, excise and patronage, colonisation, land grants in Australia to officers, problems of cessation of transportation, emigration to colonies, criticisms of Molesworth Committee report, Poland, tithes, church rates, Irish education, illicit distillation, the University of London, distress in Scotland, Belfast and Tralee harbours, and railways in Ireland.

Correspondence, 1837 (File MS 545)

Correspondents include: King William IV, Lord Melbourne, Lord John Russell, Lord Normanby, Lord Palmerston, Viscount Howick, Lord Lansdowne, R. Torrens, G. Arthur the Knight of Kerry and John O'Connell.

Subjects include: British Government, the economy, poor laws, distress and the state of Ireland, colonial situation, local affairs of Cambridge and patronage.

Correspondence, 1834 - 1835 (File MS 546)

Correspondents include: Duke of Wellington, Charles Grey (2nd Earl Grey), Lord Stanley, Lord Lansdowne, Lord John Russell, Lord Melbourne, Lord Limerick, Lord Aberdeen, Lord Sligo and Lord Duncannon.

Subjects include: Crisis in Government, change of administration following King William IV's dismissal of Lord Melbourne's government, colonial affairs and the transfer of the colonial ministry to the new Government.

Correspondence, 1839 (File MS 547)

Correspondents include: Lord Brougham, Lord Holland, Lord Palmerston, William Empson, Lord Lansdowne, Lord John Russell, the Knight of Kerry, Sir John Newport, Sir Richard Bourke and Francis Baring.

Subjects include: Spring Rice's resignation as Chancellor of the Exchequer, the transfer of his duties to Francis Baring and preparation for his new role in the House of Lords. Also discusses patronage, Irish workhouses, education, as well as some relating to Cambridge affairs.

Correspondence, 1834 (File MS 550)

Correspondents include: King William IV, Sir Herbert Taylor (the King's private secretary), Lord Stanley, Lord Grey, Lord Northampton, Lord Lansdowne, Marquess Wellesley, Lord Henry Brougham, Charles Grant, Sir James Graham, the Duke of Richmond, Lord Camden, Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston, the Duke of Gloucester, Viscount Howick, Lord Sligo, General Bourke and various colonial soldiers and officials.

Subjects include: Colonial affairs including Australia, family matters, appointment to Colonial office, N.S.W. zoologist position, Hunter River petition, name required for new colony in Southern Australia, hopes the colonies will diffuse British laws, language and institutions, events in Tripoli, the state of the government, Ireland (including the Church of Ireland) and patronage.

Correspondence, 1835 (File MS 551)

Correspondents include: Lord Brougham, King William IV, Sir Herbert Taylor, Joseph Hume, Samuel Egerton Brydges (13th Baron Chandos), Sir Robert Peel, Lord Stanley, Lord Northampton, Viscount Morpeth, the Duke of Richmond, Viscount Duncannon, Sir John Newport, the Knight of Kerry, Thomas Drummond, Lord Glengall, Lord John Russell, Rt. Hon. R. Fitzgibbon, Francis Baring, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Melbourne, Lord Palmerston and Arthur Guinness.

Subjects include: Responsibilities of the office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, particularly the state of the economy, taxation and patronage. Also discusses South Australian Bill, interest in secondary punishment, vacancy in Van Diemen's Land Government, Irish elections & politics, Cambridge affairs, municipal reform, London University.

Correspondence, 1828; 1841-1843; 1845-1849 (File MS 552)

Correspondents include: His father, Archbishop Murray, William Empson, Lord Anglesey, Lord Francis Leveson-Gower, John O'Connell, Lord Killeen, the Shannon Commissioners, Sir Matthew Barrington and S. Collis.

Subjects include: Personal matters, Catholic emancipation and the state of Ireland, emigration of tennants to Australia, relations with constituents in Limerick, Shannon navigation and tithe arrears.

Correspondence, 1835 - 1836 (File MS 553)

Correspondents include: Lord Brougham, King William IV, Sir Herbert Taylor, Joseph Hume, Samuel Egerton Brydges (13th Baron Chandos), Sir Robert Peel, Lord Stanley, Lord Northampton, Viscount Morpeth, the Duke of Richmond, Viscount Duncannon, Sir John Newport, the Knight of Kerry, Thomas Drummond, Lord Glengall, Lord John Russell, Rt. Hon. R. Fitzgibbon, Francis Baring, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Melbourne, Lord Palmerston and Arthur Guinness.

Subjects include: Responsibilities of the office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, particularly the state of the economy, taxation and patronage. Also discusses the colonial secretary of NSW, charges of nepotism, Irish elections & politics, Cambridge affairs, municipal reform, London University.

Fonds. Papers of William Smith O'Brien, 1892 - 1918

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2030-M2032.

Subjects

Australia: visits to; Conscription: Ireland; Davitt, Michael; Education: Ireland; Irish home rule; Irish National Convention (1917-1918); New Zealand; O'Brien, William Smith; Politics: Ireland

Biographical / Historical

William O'Brien (1852-1928) grew up in Cork and became a reporter on the Cork Daily Herald. He later wrote articles for the Freeman's Journal. In 1881 he became editor of United Ireland. He was a member of the House of Commons (1883-1906, 1910-1918) and was the founder of the United Irish League (1898) and the All-for-Ireland League (1909).

Series MS 913 - MS 914. Correspondence, 1892 - 1918

The main correspondent is Michael Davitt. The other correspondents include: W.F. Bailey, Barry More, Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman, Mr Burrell, James Bryce, Lord Castletown, Lord Carnarvon, and Mr Talbot-Crosbie.

Subjects include: Eviction of tennants from holdings, estate commissioners, elections, problems in Ireland especially regarding the Home Rule debate, difficulties in House of Lords, success of South African Union and potential model for Ireland, Irish National Convention, Canadian cattle issues, Land Conference, defence of Ireland and debate over conscription of Irish men for British army, unionism, tour of Australia and New Zealand, money donated from Australia for relief of Irish people, education in Ireland suffering, purchase of land in Western Australia.

Also includes some newspaper cuttings mostly relating to the Irish situation.

Fonds. Papers of Charles Gavan Duffy, c. 1842-1891

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2032.

Subjects

Australia: Politics; Convicts; Convicts: Tasmania; Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Elections: Victoria; Meagher, Thomas F.; O'Brien, William Smith; Politics: Ireland; Politics: Victoria; Transportation: Convicts; Young Ireland movement

Biographical / Historical

Sir Charles Gavan Duffy (1816-1903) was active in the Young Irelander movement and edited The Nation from 1842 to 1855. He migrated to Melbourne in 1855 and was elected to the first Legislative Assembly of Victoria in 1856. He was Minister for Lands in 1858-1859 and 1861-1863 and Premier and Chief Secretary in 1871-1872. He returned to Europe in 1880 and proceeded to write several books on recent Irish history, as well as an autobiography.

Commonplace book, c. 1842-1891 (File MS 1627)

Most of the cuttings and notes refer to European events and statesmen, but there is also an obituary in the Melbourne Argus of Edward Whitby written by Duffy, a cutting on Sir George Bowen, and an article in the Melbourne Punch on Victorian politics, 18 June 1863.

(77 ff)

Three letters from T.F. Meagher to Mrs. Sergeant, 1848 - 1851 (File MS 2071)

Two were written in Richmond Gaol and refer to Meagher's poem 'A prison lay' and his imminent departure for Australia. The other, written at Ross on 27 August 1851, refers to friends in Waterford, the fine Tasmanian climate, and Meagher's belief he was 'doomed for life in this hateful land'.

Letters from William Smith O'Brien to C. Gavan Duffy, 1845 - 1855 (File MS 2642/3435-3493)

Three of the letters were written from New Norfolk and refer to Irish affairs, Duffy's election to Parliament, the House of Commons motion on the Irish political exiles, Sir William Denison, O'Brien's work as a teacher, his dislike of Tasmania and his refusal to bring out his family, a plan of tenant compensation, and T.F. Meagher's marriage.

The other letters were written from Brussells and refer to Duffy's efforts on behalf of the Irish exiles, Lord Palmerston's refusal to allow O'Brien to return to Ireland, J. Mitchel, the Irish community in Victoria, J. O'Shaughnessy, political opportunities in Victoria, and the unhealthy position of Melbourne.

Fonds MS 3016. Convict Records, April 1849 - October 1850

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2032

Subjects

Convicts; Convicts: Tasmania; Convicts: Western Australia; Spike Island Prison, Ireland; Transportation: Convicts

Convict register at an Irish gaol, April 1849 - October 1850 (File)

Register of prisoners at an Irish gaol, possibly Spike Island Government Prison. Many of the prisoners were transported to Tasmania, some to Western Australia. The register gives name, description, age, marital status, education, trade, place and date of conviction, crime, sentence, date received, behaviour, date removed.

(184 ff)

Fonds. Papers of Connell Family, 1851 - 1858

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2032

Subjects

Connell Family; Martin, John; Meagher, Thomas F.; O'Brien, William Smith; O'Doherty, Kevin; Tasmania; Young Ireland movement

Correspondence from J. Martin, T.F. Meagher, H. Meagher and W.S. O'Brien to Connell Family (Tasmania), 1851 - 1858 (File MS 3224)

The letters refer to the life of the Young Irelanders in Tasmania, the release of W.S. O'Brien and K. O'Doherty in 1854 and their return to Europe. There are also some poems by T.F. Meagher and a cutting from the Irish Press about the provenance of the letters, 3 September 1948.

Fonds MSS 3225 - MSS 3227. Papers of Father W. Hickey, c. 1848-1910

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M2032-M2033.

Subjects

Convicts; Convicts: Escape; Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Emigration and immigration; Hickey, W., Rev.; Meagher, Thomas F.; Martin, John; Mitchel, John; O'Brien, William Smith; O'Doherty, Eva; O'Doherty, Kevin; Transportation: Convicts; Young Ireland movement

Biographical / Historical

William Hickey was the priest of St Mary's Church, Settle, Yorkshire, in the early years of the twentieth century. During his life he acquired many papers on the Young Irelander movement, especially from Eva Doherty (1829-1910), the wife of Kevin Izod Doherty, who had been active in the movement. Kevin and Eva Doherty had migrated to Australia in 1860 and settled in Brisbane.

Series MS 3226. Letters of the Young Irelanders, c. 1848-1864

Includes J. Mitchel, J. Martin, W.S. O'Brien, T.F. Meagher and R.D. Williams, many of them written to K. O'Doherty and Eva Kelly. The letters refer to their trials in 1848 and their activities in Tasmania, arrangements for meetings, Tasmanian friends, Irish news, the escape of T. McManus in 1851, the activities of T.F. Meagher and J. Mitchel in the United States, the departure of W.S. O'Brien from Australia in 1854, donations from Irish in Australia, and the death of W.S. O'Brien in 1864. (203 ff., typescript copies of )

Series MS 3227. Miscellaneous papers, c.1855 - 1910

Notes about correspondence concerning experiences of civil war, Canadian colleagues and time spent in Quebec, marriage and emigration to Australia plans, poems. The correspondents include Thomas F. Meagher, Eva Kelly, C. Gavan Duffy, K. O'Doherty, John O'Reilly, Lady Wilde.

Fonds. Papers of Robert C. Levinge, 23 November 1870 - 12 August 1875

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2033

Subjects

Emigration and immigration; Emigrant voyages; Farms and farming: Australia; Levinge, Robert C.; Queensland

Pocket diary of Robert C. Levinge, 23 November 1870 - 12 August 1875 (File MS 3753)

Describing voyage from Gravesend to Brisbane, 23 November 1870-29 February 1871 and also his work on a cattle station near Yandilla, Queensland, 1 January-12 August. 1875.

Fonds MS 3900. Letters of T.F. Meagher, 27 August 1851 - 28 October 1851

Filmed selectively.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2033

Subjects

Convicts; Convicts: Escapes; Meagher, Thomas F.; Martin, John; Mitchel, John; O'Brien, William Smith; O'Doherty, Kevin; Transportation: Convicts; Young Ireland movement

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-1867) was involved in the Repeal Association and the Young Irelander movement and took part in the uprising in 1848. In 1849 he was transported to Van Diemen's Land. He escaped from the colony in 1852 and settled in New York. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

T.F. Meagher (Ross) to Sir Colman O'Loghlen, 27 August 1851 (File ff.2-8)

Life of Irish political exiles, W.S. O'Brien, J. Mitchel, J. Martin, K. O'Doherty; escape of T. McManus; description of Lake Sorell.

T.F. Meagher (Ross) to S. Curtis, 28 October 1851 (File f.9)

Marriages of Curtis and Meagher; Waterford friends.

Fonds MS 4911. Letters of Denis O'Kelly, 9 March 1714 - 4 September 1769

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2033

Miscellaneous correspondence, 9 March 1714 - 4 September 1769 (File)

Includes:

Miscellaneous Paper regarding the foundation of St Patrick's day (in French), 9 March 1714.

[J. Gough?] to unknown, 12 April 1759, discusses recipientt's brother's marriage to Miss Hay, Archbishop of Manila, current war situation. [2 copies]

D. O'Kelly (Manila) to J. Hay, 12 August 1769, Financial difficulties due to non-arrival of ships; forwarding of mail. (photocopy)

D. O'Kelly (Manila) to J. Hay, 4 September 1769, Sends packet; introduces Cadiz merchant de Venel; requests English and French pamphlets. (photocopy)

Fonds. Papers of General G. Morrison, February 1797 - November 1798

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2033

Subjects

Convicts; Convicts: petitions; Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Robert, 1st Viscount Castlereagh, 1st Marquess of Londonderry; Transportation: Convicts; United Irishmen; United Irishmen Rebellion (1798)

Biographical / Historical

Edward Morrison acquired a commission as ensign in the 2nd Coldstream Guards in 1777. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1790 and deputy Adjutant-General in 1793. He was promoted to Major-General in 1798 and commanded the Limerick district during the United Irishmen rebellion. He was promoted to the rank of General in 1814.

Papers concerning Francis Arthur and Thomas Frost, February 1797 - November 1798 (File MS 5006)

Concerning sentence of transportation to Australia. Includes petitions, affidavits and correspondence of General Morrison, Lord Castlereagh, F. Arthur and H. Taylor, including directions by Castlereagh on the evidence needed to secure convictions against the United Irishmen.

Fonds. Papers of Maurice Lenihan, 1845 - 1855

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2033

Subjects

Lenihan, Maurice; Meagher, Thomas F.; Young Ireland movement

Biographical / Historical

Maurice Lenihan (1811-1895) was the editor of newspapers in Tipperary and Limerick and the author of The history of Limerick (1864).

Correspondence and papers relating to Thomas Francis Meagher, 1845 - 1855 (File MS 5159)

Correspondences, a biographical notice of Thomas Francis Meagher and autograph notes of the speech delivered by Meagher at his trial. Also includes ballads and newscuttings relating to the time and the Young Irelanders.

Fonds MS 7324. Letter of E. de Valera to T. Woulfe, 14 January 1955

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2033

E. de Valera to T. Woulfe, 14 January 1955 (File)

Sends lecture written by unknown Australian. 'The men of '98; the tracks of Irish exiles in Australia.' (23 pp.)

Fonds MSS 7477-7795. Papers of General Sir Thomas Larcom, 1859 - 1871

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2033-M2036.

Subjects

Convicts; Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Economic conditions; Education: Ireland; Emigration: Ireland; Emigration and immigration; Farms and farming: Australia; Fenianism; Fenian prisoners; Irish home rule; Irish nationalism; Larcom, Sir Thomas; Living conditions: Ireland; Meagher, Thomas F.; New Zealand; O'Brien, William Smith; Politics: Ireland; Poor law; Religion: Ireland; Transport: Ireland; Young Ireland movement

Biographical / Historical

Sir Thomas Larcom (1801-1879), 1st Baronet (created 1868), was commissioned in the Royal Engineers and was an assistant in the Ordinance Survey of Ireland from 1828 to 1848. In 1851 he became the first permanent under-secretary at the Irish Office and held the post until 1868. He was promoted to the rank of Major-General in 1858.

Cuttings and notes on Irish emigration to Australia and the United States due to the condition of Ireland, 1859 - 1860 (File MS 7602)

Agriculture and emigration, including notes on the Royal Agricultural Society and agricultural shows, the butter trade, cottages for the poor, dockyards, and the industrial movement in Ireland. Correspondents include William Clements (3rd Earl Leitrim) and George Howard (7th Earl Carlisle).

Memoranda and news cuttings on the condition of Ireland, 1859 - 1860 (File MS 7603)

Discusses agriculture, education, the Poor Law, public works, crime, emigration to Australia as a solution to Irish land question, population, marriages, land valuation, newspapers, and the railways. Correspondents include Edward Cardwell (Chief Secretary for Ireland).

Memoranda and news cuttings on the condition of Ireland and Irish emigration to Australia and United States, 1863 (File MS 7606)

Correspondents include: George Howard (Lord Lieutenant of Ireland), Joseph Colthurst, Dr. W. Neilson Hancock (Dublin University), and Mr Donnelly and Mr Griffith.

Subjects include: Dublin city, the Mansion House banquet, agricultural meetings and shows, the Cork and Macroom railway, the Poor Law, flax production, education, emigration, population, housing, public health, crime, and the Irish language.

News cuttings relative to Fenianism in Ireland, England and America, 1867 (File MS 7695)

Includes the embarkation of Fenian convicts for Australia, an entertainment for Father Patrick Lavelle, and funeral processions for the 'Manchester Martyrs'.

News cuttings relative to Fenianism, 1868 (File MS 7696)

Subjects include: The raid on the Martello tower at Duncannon, the position of the Roman Catholic clergy on Fenianism, loyal addresses, the Habeas Corpus Suspension Act, a plot to assassinate Queen Victoria at Lucerne, Fenian convicts in western Australia, disturbances in New Zealand, and the activities of John O'Mahony, and Generals Fariola, Cluseret and Millen.

Letters, memoranda and pamphlets relative to the Young Irelanders and Fenianism, 1861 - 1867 (File MS 7698)

Subjects include: death and funeral of William Smith O'Brien, recollections of the Insurrection of 1848 by T.F. Meagher, and reminiscences of the author by John Mitchel, photographs of Fenians, booklets of popular poetry, with an account of the Insurrection at Ballingarry by Reverend P. Fitzgerald.

News cuttings and letters relating to the Irish nationalist movement and Australia, 1862 (File MS 7723)

Subjects include: Australian sympathy, the O'Donoghue, the death of Michael Doheny, the Brotherhood of St. Patrick, distress in the west of Ireland, and Dr. Cullen's pronouncements on secret societies.

News cuttings relating to the Irish national question, 1867 (File MS 7728)

Subjects include: John Martin and the National Association, Samuel Haughton on repeal, the taxation of Ireland, and the death of Thomas F. Meagher.

News cuttings relating to the Irish Home Rule movement, 1870 - 1871 (File MS 7731)

Subjects include: The Home Rule Association, Gavan Duffy's premiership of Victoria, and a pamphlet entitled Irish Federalism by Isaac Butt.

Fonds MS 8216. Papers of P.J. Smyth, 1837 - 1910

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2036

Subjects

Accounts, lands and bonds; Finances: personal; Irish home rule; Martin, John; Meagher, Thomas F.; Politics: Ireland; Smyth, Patrick James; Spring-Rice, Thomas, 1st Baron Monteagle; Tasmania

Biographical / Historical

Patrick James Smyth (1826-1885) was a friend of Thomas Meagher and a member of the Young Irelander movement. He fled from Ireland after the 1848 rebellion and became a journalist in New York. In 1853 he visited Van Diemen's Land and assisted the political convict Thomas Mitchel to escape to America. He was a member of the House of Commons from 1871 to 1884.

Correspondence, 1882 - 1884 (File 8216/1)

Correspondents include: P.J. Smyth, H.T. Evans, Earl of Spencer, John Norwood, J. Erskine May, Dr Pigott.

Subjects include: Delay in publication of the Irish Ante-Union Statutes, J. Mitchel's Jail Journal, success of Smyth's enterprise in Tasmania, letters of character, disagreements over past conversations, distress over lectures in England that paint Smyth in an offensive light.

Note by P.J. Smyth on escape of T.F. Meagher from Tasmania, 8 March 1884 (File 8216/2)

Memorial of James Patrick Smyth (File 8216/3)

Agreement of J. Glover to arrange music for the "Spirit of the Nation", 20 January 1882 (File 8216/4)

Tribute of the Catholic Union of Great Britain to the O'Connell centenary, 1875 (File 8216/5)

Correspondence, 1837 - 1886 (File 8216/6)

Correspondents include: C.S. Beck, T.C. Caldwell, J. Martin, L. Davey, Lord De Verci, M. Dwyer, M. Arnott, H. Jephron, John Marley, Rt. Hon. T. Spring-Rice.

Subjects include: Arrival in Australia, natural history of Hobart, local news, positive character of P.J. Smythe, position of clerkship in the Registrar of Petty Sessions Clerks Office, positions of landlords in Ireland, the Copy-right Bill.

Letters to Lady Florence Dixie, 1882 (File 8216/7)

Includes:

Joseph Cornery to Lady Dixie regarding P.J. Smyth's position, distribution of pamphlets and issue of home rule in Ireland.

John McGreery to Lady Dixie, 3 December 1882, 20 copies of 'the Watchman' recieved from P.J. Smyth, disapproval of current leaders and the Whig party.

Cavendish Butler to Lady Dixie, 29 November 1882, criticism of article "Ireland and its shadow", Irish politics, utiopian views.

Correspondence between Richard Pigott and Lady Florence Dixie, 1882 (File 8216/8)

Local news, Irish politics, social news.

Correspondence between Richard Pigott and Caroline, Marchioness of Queensberry, 1875 - 1876 (File 8216/9)

Political views.

Bill to Marchioness of Queensberry by John P. McCormick, 13 September 1882 (File 8216/10)

Correspondence of Caroline Marchioness of Queensberry (File 8216/11)

Irish politics, tension in Ireland, current education system.

Note on Caroline Queensbury (File 8216/12)

Positive support of the Marchioness of Queensberry and her influential work for Ireland.

Miscellaneous letters, 1864 - 1884 (File 8216/13)

Correspondents include: Lewis [unknown], P.J. Smyth, Stewart [Kucaid?], William Bruton.

Subjects include: Meeting of the creditors of Mr E.R. [Downt?], rent and bills of landlords, request for payments, receipts, purchases.

Receipt paid by P.J. Smyth to an insolvent, 5 December 1852 (File 8216/14)

Letters relating to P.J. Smyth's rent, 1876 - 1883 (File 8216/15)

Papers of P.J. Smyth, 1874 - 1875 (File 8216/16)

Includes:

Affidavit of P.J. Smyth re his shares in the Imperial Land Company of Marseilles, 1874.

Correspondence regarding the liquidators who saw no reason for altering their decision about the Imperial Land Company of Marseilles.

Correspondence about P.J. Smyth's shares in Factage Parisien, 1864 - 1865 (File 8216/17)

P.J. Smyth correspondence regarding property, 1869 - 1880 (File 8216/18)

Organising meeting with architect, renting of property.

Correspondence regarding the Dublin Trunk Connecting Railway, 17 October 1865 - 25 November 1865 (File 8216/19)

Requests payment for shares.

Letters regarding P.J. Smyth's payment to Edinburgh Life Assurance, 16 September 1865 - 21 December 1868 (File 8216/20)

H. Hunter to P.J. Smyth, n.d. (File 8216/21)

Property in Tasmania; colony in state of utter stagnation. (incomplete).

Letters from M. Hope regarding Deed of Trust, 15 November 1868 - 7 December 1868 (File 8216/22)

Papers and letters mainly relating to P.J. Smyth's property, 1865 - 1887 (File 8216/23-26)

Correspondents include: Edward Reilly, Dr Gillian, Thomas Golden and P.J. Smyth.

Subjects include: Bank orders, receipts, unacceptable offer by tennants, negotiating of rents, disputes over rent by difficult tennant, rent valuations.

Correspondence of James de Lacy Smyth, 1885 - 1910 (File 8216/27-28)

Correspondents include: Mr Kavanagh, Lady Dixie, Mr Brooks, C. Russell, H. Caddell, M. Brooks.

Subjects include: Death of father, requirement of mother to make formal application for fathers position to be transferred to James despite her grief, requests for positions.

Correspondence of Mrs. P.J. Smyth, 1878 - 1887 (File 8216/29-30)

Correspondents include: T. Bury, Lady Dixie, Gertrude Douglas, Henry T. Evans, P. O'Brien, Lord Spencer.

Subjects include: An exciting speech in the House of Commons, Irish situation, voyage to Australia, death of Lady Duffy, sympathy over death of Mr P.J. Smyth.

Correspondence of L. Connell, 1877 - 1885 (File 8216/31-2)

Correspondents include: Mrs P.J. Smyth and H. Gladstone.

Subjects include: Death of Mr P.J. Smyth, dealings at the bank in Cork, social news, pension fund, lack of provisions for Mr P.J. Smyth's family.

Fonds. Correspondence of Mary Mulvany, Sir Richard Bourke and G. Vernon Smith (Colonial Office), May 1840 - June 1840

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2036

Subjects

Bourke, Sir Richard; Convicts; Convicts: petitions; New South Wales; Transportation: Convicts

Series MS 8221. Letters concerning application of Mary Mulvany to join her husband, a convict in N.S.W., May 1840 - June 1840

Also concerning the conduct of a convict, Edward Harding, June 1840. The correspondents are Mary Mulvany, Sir Richard Bourke and G. Vernon Smith (Colonial Office).

Fonds. Papers of Thomas Locke, 26 October 1863 - 9 February 1864

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2036.

Subjects

Cecilia (ship); Dunedin, New Zealand; Locke, Thomas

Series MS 8352. Extracts from the journal of Thomas Locke on a voyage from London to Dunedin on the Cecilia, 26 October 1863 - 9 February 1864

It includes a description of Dunedin, 'a vile dirty place', and the surrounding countryside. (12 ff.)

Fonds. Papers of R.R. Madden, 14 November 1848

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2036.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Robert Madden (1798-1886) practised as a surgeon in London and in 1833 was sent to Jamaica as a special magistrate. In 1847 he was appointed Colonial Secretary of Western Australia, but he only remained in the colony for a short time. He returned to Ireland in 1849. His later years were devoted to historical writings.

Series MS 8404. Minute by R.R. Madden, Colonial Secretary of Western Australia, 14 November 1848

Recording his opposition to an ordinance giving magistrates summary jurisdiction over Indigenous Australians, including punishment by flogging irrespective of age or sex (7 pp).

Fonds MSS 8473-8478. Papers of Sir Richard Bourke, 1725 - 1857

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2036-M2038.

Subjects

Accounts, lands and bonds; Australian Consitution; Barrington, Sir Matthew; Bourke, Sir Richard; Convicts: petitions; De Vere Family; Emigrant voyages; Emigration and immigration; Finances: personal; Living conditions: Ireland; Perceval, D.; Politics: Ireland; Poor law; Public welfare: Irish poor; Religion; Ship conditions; Spring-Rice, Thomas, 1st Baron Monteagle; Therry, John J., Rev.; Therry, Sir Roger

Biographical / Historical

Sir Richard Bourke (1777-1855) was born in Dublin and joined the Grenadier Guards in 1798. He served in the Netherlands, South America and Spain, reaching the rank of Major-General by 1825. He was acting Governor of the Cape Colony in 1826-1828 and Governor of New South Wales in 1831-1837.

Series MS 8473. Miscellaneous documents relating to the Bourke family of Dromsally, Co. Limerick, 1725 - 1855

Miscellaneous financial papers that mostly relate to bonds, 1725 - 1749 (File 8473/1)

Includes:

Miscellaneous bonds to the Bourke family.

Accounts and account books.

Miscellaneous financial papers that mostly relate to bonds, 1750 - 1769 (File 8473/2)

Includes:

Miscellaneous bonds to the Bourke family.

Accounts and account books.

Documents relating to the sale of land from the Bourke family estate.

Inventory of Richard Bourke's bonds, November 1757.

List of deeds, February 1753.

Miscellaneous papers, 1770 - 1807 (File 8473/3)

Miscellaneous bonds to the Bourke family.

Accounts and account books.

Documents relating to the rental of land from the Bourke family estate.

Miscellaneous papers, 1807 - 1831 (File 8473/4)

Miscellaneous bonds to the Bourke family.

Financial documents including bank orders.

Printed extract from Archdeacon Keating's pamphlet on the currency question.

Miscellaneous papers, 1831 - 1838 (File 8473/5)

Includes:

Account of livestock sold at auction in Sydney on account of Sir Richard Bourke, 21 March 1838.

Rules and regulations for steerage passengers on all ships of John Marshall on voyages from London and Plymouth to Sydney, November 1838 (printed).

Plan of accommodation for passengers on Roxburgh Castle on voyage from London and Plymouth to Cape of Good Hope and Sydney. (Printed).

J. Marshall. Emigration to N.S.W.; conditional free passage

Copy of the Sydney Monitor, 5 January 1838.

Miscellaneous papers, 1839 - 1854 (File 8473/6)

Includes:

Travelling directions for crossing the Andes - Santiago to Mendoza. As well as information regarding distances and costs of guides. Includes maps.

Petitions to Sir Richard Bourke, 1855 (File 8473/7)

Correspondents include: William Ryan, [W. Beau?], Cannon R. Nuge, Richard Hill, M. Hogan, Mrs Gorman, Mrs McDermott.

Series MS 8477. Correspondence of Sir Richard Bourke, 1820 - 1854

Correspondence from Matthew Aylmer (5th Lord Aylmer) to Sir Richard Bourke, 1829-05-20-1830-11-29; 1850-01-15 (File 8477/1)

Subjects include: length of time between letters, Bourke's decline of the position of Governor of the Bahamas, interest in Bourke's view on the Catholic situation - Aylmer doesn't believe it will bring the miraculous change others hope it will, yet it may still have a positive impact. Also discusses travel plans for Europe, life in retirement, politics, social and family news.

Correspondence from Sir Matthew Barrington to Sir Richard Bourke, 1824-01-29; 1839-01-22 - 1839-01-24; 1854-12-14 (File 8477/2)

Subjects include: social news, poltics, reforms, Bourke's appointment as Sheriff and required oath, execution of deputation.

Correspondence from Richard Bourke, the younger, to Sir Richard Bourke, 1838 - 1841 (File 8477/3)

Subjects include: social news, family news, plans for arrival, sheriffs office, health, welcome on return to England, Australian mail, coronation of Queen Victoria, weather.

Correspondence from Sir and Lady Aubrey De Vere to Sir Richard Bourke, 1829 - 1842 (File 8477/4)

Subjects include: thanks for gift, Limerick city, commemoration ceremony, social news.

Correspondence from John FitzGibbon, 2nd Earl of Clare to Sir Richard Bourke, 1829 - 1846 (File 8477/5)

Subjects include: St Michael's Parish, City of Limerick, religion, uniting the old town of Limerick with the Parish of St Michael for taxation purposes, politics.

Correspondence from Charles Forster to Sir Richard Bourke and Lady Bourke, 1824 - 1843 (File 8477/6)

Subjects include: well wishes for journey, importance of mission, recovery from injury and ill health, social news and religion.

Correspondence from D.G. Hallyburton to Sir Richard Bourke, 1820 - 1831 (File 8477/7)

Subjects include: delay in mail, social news, politics, thanks to Bourke for allowing him to stay at his property in Marseille, health.

Correspondence from Reverend John Jebb and Mrs F. Jebb to Sir Richard Bourke, 1829 - 1842 (File 8477/8)

Subjects include: Sir H. Halford has left their residence, social news, church and his duty within the community, attendance on the Bishop after the Bishop's illness, family circumstances, invitation to Bourke to stay at their home.

Correspondence from John Jebb, Bishop of Limerick to Sir Richard Bourke, 1831 - 1836 (File 8477/9)

Subjects include: Debate over the Diocesan school plan and its impact especially in the Irish context, sends thanks for kindness shown to the Bishops nephew, John Jebb, who he hopes may 'form an attachment to one of your daughters'.

Correspondence from William Smith O'Brien to Sir Richard Bourke, 1842 - 1843 (File 8477/10)

Subjects include: Presentation of Bourke's petition, law of settlement, suggestion that poor relief in each locality should be administered by a board and committee, politics.

Correspondence from D.M. Perceval and Mrs M.J. Perceval to Sir Richard Bourke, 1829 - 1846 (File 8477/11)

Subjects include: Foreign affairs, Reform Bill, T. Spring-Rice, welcome on return to England, Lord Glenelg and the Australian Constitution, politics, social news.

Correspondence from William Smyth to Sir Richard Bourke, 1839 (File 8477/12)

Subjects include: Organsing a meeting, politics, working men.

Correspondence from Thomas Spring-Rice to Sir Richard Bourke, 1826 - 1854 (File 8477/13)

Subjects include: Decision of committee on election petition, social news, politics, sends thanks for suggestion but regrets that they were too late to be submitted, the Poor Law, invitation to dinner to celebrate Queen Victoria's coronation.

Correspondence from R. Therry to Sir Richard Bourke, 1837 - 1838 (File 8477/14)

Subjects include: Bourke's undertaking to recommend Therry as a future Solicitor-General of N.S.W.; the desirability of a court between the Supreme Court and the Court of Quarter Sessions, Therry's desire to have his children educated in Britain, a petition of a convict J. Williams, correspondence with Reverend J.J. Therry concerning the trial of convicts employed by Mudie, MacArthur's book, and the erection of a statue of Bourke in Sydney.

There are copies of the letters to and from J.J. Therry, December 1837.

Series MS 8478. Correspondence of Sir Richard Bourke, 1808 - 1857

Correspondence, 1808 - 1820 (File 8478/1)

Correspondents include: J.G. Palmer, S. Dickson, J. Bromhead, W. Edwin, and the Editor of a newspaper.

Subjects include: Death of Colonel Pollen and the auctioning of his estate to pay his debts, legal work for John Bourke, visits to his home at Thornhill, administrative issues of the City of Limerick, election in Limerick, the grand jury in Ireland, debt of Mr Walker.

Correspondence, 1821 - 1822 (File 8478/2)

Correspondents include: A. Harley, W. Mason, J. Magrath, Chairman of the Society for improving the Condition of the Peasantry in Ireland.

Subjects include: Sympathy at death of Fanny, bible for Magrath, formation of regulations for the farming society of Limerick, Committee for the Relief of Ireland, sending the first report of the committee for the society for improving the condition of the Peasantry in Ireland, assistance with helping the poor in other areas of the country, loan to establish a linen manufacturer.

Also includes reciepts for payments and an annotated printed notice regarding the Kildare Farming Society meeting in April 1821.

Correspondence, 1822 - 1824 (File 8478/3)

Correspondents include: Chairman of the London Committee for the Relief of the Displaced Irish, Sergeant Torrens.

Subjects include: Correction for an error in a previous letter Bourke sent to the London Committee, acknowledgement of Sergeant Torrens' work to maintain public peace, appointment of constables, issues with police force.

Correspondence, 1824 - 1825 (File 8478/4)

Correspondents include: J. Boyce, Committee of the County Limerick Gaol, [W. Gregory?], M. McMahon, H. Goulbury, W. Perceval.

Subjects include: A position for J. Boyce's nephew: Mr James Sargent, Bourke's leases, legal proceedings against Mr Ryan, congratulations on appointment, messages of farewell, gratitude for Bourke's deep devotion to public welfare, linen manufacturing's impact on employment and conditions, appointment as Governor of the Limerick Lunatic Asylum.

Correspondence, 1829 (File 8478/5)

Correspondents include: Henry [Anslow?], H. [Barrervale?], William Parker Carrol, J. Carrol, W. Courtenay, Lord Lansdowne.

Subjects include: Box delivered with ostrich feathers, Bourke's return from Cape of Good Hope, social news, gratitude for donation, formation of police, request for payment of account, foreign affairs, travels.

Correspondence, 1830 (File 8478/6)

Correspondents include: D. Barrington, Sexton Braylee, J. Bill, Timothy Hayden, William Roche and religious representatives of Limerick.

Subjects include: Financial affairs, names for securities and concerns of people putting their name on them, petition of Mr Dickson against Bourke's return to leadership in Limerick, elections in Limerick, religious tensions in Ireland, petition for the welfare of the destitute and poor labouring classes.

Correspondence, 1831 (File 8478/7)

Correspondents include: T. Brenan, G. Droughts, John Green, William Roche.

Subjects include: Congratulations on appointment to N.S.W., Brenan seeks an appointment in Australia, period of change, politics, threat of Irish rebellion, financial affairs, publication of the first Limerick Journal, petitions.

Correspondence, 1836 - 1839 (File 8478/8)

Correspondents include: G. Holden, A. Gibson, J. Marshall

Subjects include: Possibility of G. Macleay resigning as Colonial Secretary of N.S.W., the arrival of Bishop W.G. Broughton in Sydney, Bourke's departure from N.S.W, emigration and mails to Australia.

Also includes the warrant appointing Bourke High Sheriff of the County of Limerick, 10 January 1839.

Correspondence, 1839 (File 8478/9)

Correspondents include: G. Napier, B. Dunbar, Lord Duncannon, Colonel FitzGibbon, J. Butler May and Lord Morphett.

Subjects include: Sending regrets and acceptances of invitation to attend Grand Jury, discussion of appointment of an acting General in India, liberal party views on the immediate steps required to complete the registration of the Irish constituencies, request to Bourke for introdution of son to the gentry of Limerick.

Correspondence, 1840 (File 8478/10)

Correspondents include: John Bourke, J. Harvey, Catherine Hill, P. Lynch, Lord Morphett, John Wickham and Duke of Leinster.

Subjects include: Request for employment, discussion of revisiting the penalty impossed on Timothy Tobin, fishermen, Catherine Hill's request for support in son's application for a position as an officer in the army, John Tobin's memorial, John Wickham's request for support in application for a position as resident magistrate for the government, injustices against Ireland which will likely result in trouble for the whole Empire, policies considered intolerant and exclusive.

Correspondence, 1841 - 1842 (File 8478/11)

Correspondents include: R. Williams, Reverend A. Horsley, Dr. Michael Brodie, Charles Dawson, William Roche and Sir E. Ryan.

Subjects include: Suggestion that Poor Law beneficiaries are mostly in the Dublin Unions who had previously been supported by parliamentary grants, workhouses, family and social news, election of Bourke as Vice President of the Limerick Institution, election of Bourke as honorary member of the Limerick Board of Trade, certificate of character for William Costello including whether he is considered in society as a gentleman for his potential promotion to Lieutenant in the police force.

Correspondence, 1843 - 1857 (File 8478/12)

Correspondents include: S. Shelton, C. Herbert, J. Reddington, S. Barrington and R. Jebb.

Subjects include: Disapproval of the Poor Law system, suggestions offered for alternative systems and a petition, a newspaper article that stated the Depot of the 4th Regiment when embarked at Cook gave three cheers for Repeal campaign which supported the re-creation of an independent Ireland from Great Britain - strictly denied by leaders of the regiment, quoted cost of a new pair of colours, developing the agricultural school in Limerick, grant from the London Reproductive Loan Fund for the establishment of an agricultural school.

Fonds. Papers of William Smith O'Brien, 1894 - 1929

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M2038-M2039.

Subjects

Conscription: Ireland; Davitt, Michael; Devlin, John; Easter Rising (1916); First World War; Government: Great Britain; Irish home rule; Irish National Convention (1917-1918); Kelly, M., Archbishop; Mannix, Daniel, Archbishop; O'Brien, William Smith; Politics: Ireland; Religion: Australia; Religion: Ireland; Sinn Fein

Biographical / Historical

William O'Brien (1852-1928) was a journalist and Irish Nationalist member of the House of Commons (1883-1906, 1910-1918).

Series MS 8506. Copies of correspondence by William O'Brien, 25 March 1914 - 1927

Correspondence, 1916 (File 8506/1)

Encloses:

W. O'Brien to L. Casey, 8 May 1916, understands Irishmen's feelings of dismay and despair, O'Brien feels he has been boycotted and silenced by the English.

W. O'Brien to Father Clancy, 29 June 1916, encloses the Free Press report regarding events in Cook, public protests, inability to have a hearing.

W. O'Brien to Mr O'Connor, 14 December 1916, sends thanks for pamphlet and offers encouragement that 'all sensible Irishmen will be at one with you soon as to the general view of the situation'. Offers feedback suggesting O'Connor provides tangible ways to improve matters in Ireland.

Correspondence, 1917 (File 8506/2)

Encloses:

W. O'Brien to Hon. H. Duke, 24 May 1917, the "so-called 'Irish Conclusion'", expresses fears for future of Irish nationals.

W. O'Brien to Mr. O'Donovan, 25 May 1917, beleives the government are not interested in trying to find a suitable settlement regarding Ireland.

W. O'Brien to R.H. Beamish, 20 July 1917, wants there to be a referendum in Ireland on any agreement arrived at the Convention.

W. O'Brien to Lord Mayor of Dublin, 23 May 1917, the Irish political situation.

Correspondence, 1918 (File 8506/3)

Encloses:

W. O'Brien to O'Connor, 28 July 1918, travels in France, decreasing involvement in Irish affairs due to lack of organised support, platform to address the people through or newspaper to print articles. Believes English should concede Dominion Home Rule and the Irish should use the Peace Conference to gain greater representation.

W. O'Brien to Lord Mayor of Dublin, 22 June 1918, inability to attend meeting of the Mansion House Conference. After neither side was interested in O'Brien's attempts to find a comprise, he feels it is hard to see any substantial reason for him to attend.

W. O'Brien to Lord Mayor of Dublin, 5 October 1918, feels it is unlikely that any attempts will be made to enforce conscription before a general election.

Correspondence, 1917 (File 8506/4)

Encloses:

W. O'Brien to Mr Casey, 25 May 1917, Government are attempting to make the Irish Convention a fraud without the intention of reaching a settlement.

W. O'Brien to Mr O'Donnell, 30 May 1917, lack of influence of Irish Nation League in Ireland and the Irish political situation.

W. O'Brien to Father Clancy, 19 July 1917, false rumours about the Government's intentions and the concessions made at the Irish Convention.

Correspondence, 1921 (File 8506/5)

Encloses:

W. O'Brien to Sir Hubert Gough, 17 February 1921, suggested Gough for the Cabinet, an Irish settlement could have been achieved through 'a small number of high minded Irish representative men, followed by a referendum', British government ensured that the conference was not successful.

Correspondence, 1922 (File 8506/6)

Encloses:

W. O'Brien to Father Clancy, 27 June 1922, the Bishops' involvement in Irish affairs has destroyed any chance of united action.

W. O'Brien to Father Clancy, 23 December 1922, difficulty to sympathise with either side in Irish situation as both sides have good Irishmen and men with shocking faults.

W. O'Brien to Mr Casey, 28 December 1922, believes rejection of proposal to achieve definite peace through a change of ministery by a number of Irishmen who do not want to 'surrender' is selfish.

Correspondence, 1923 (File 8506/7)

Encloses:

W. O'Brien to [unknown], 3 August 1923, O'Brien's desire to reunite the two sections of fighting men. However, inability to publically intervene.

W. O'Brien to Mr O'Mara, 23 October 1923, seems there is no effectual peacemaker who can help the Irish situation.

W. O'Brien to Colonel Moore, 1 November 1923, the bias and corruption of the newspapers in Ireland.

Correspondence, 1924 (File 8506/8)

W. O'brien to Archbishop Mannix, 18 February 1924, Distortions of Irish press, partition of Ireland, degraded position of Catholics in Ulster, censorship.

Correspondence, 1927 (File 8506/9)

Encloses:

W. O'Brien to Mr Donnelly, 25 February 1927, no power to enact his political views, those that fight for complete Irish self-determination condemn the Irish people to helpless wars with England.

W. O'Brien to Colonel [Nicolls?], 17 March 1927, the Irish settlement was 'defeated by nationalist mischief makers and by Unionist mistrust'.

W. O'Brien to Moreton Frewen, 25 March 1914 (File 8506/10)

Home Rule Bill, partition of Ireland no longer unthinkable, Irish national soldarity has been wounded.

Correspondence, 1917 (File 8506/11)

Discusses Franchise Bill, politicial situation in Ireland, small conference as the only chance to find a solution.

Note by William O'Brien on points of Republican deputies in Dáil Éireann, 1923 (File 8506/12)

Also includes an added note by Mrs O'Brien.

Series MS 8557. Correspondence of William O'Brien, 1894 - 1929

Archbishop M. Kelly (Sydney) to W. O'Brien, 19 April 1918 (File 8557/1)

Catholic hierarchy in Australia call for Dominion home rule for all Ireland and protest against any attempt to introduce conscription in Ireland. (cable)

Memorial from the Catholics of Cork to the Cardinal Secretary of State (File 8557/2)

Re Board of Erin, Branch of Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Correspondence of William O'Brien, 1895 - 1913 (File 8557/3)

Correspondents include: Cork Free Press, Michael Davitt, Thomas Dawson, Joseph Devlin, Edward Donnelly, M. Donnelly (Lord Mayor of Limerick), Arthur Draper, John Dunne, John Dillon.

Subjects include: Material advantages of other political parties, internal political party debates, Provisional Conference, national movement in Ireland, clergies role in Irish politics, Peace Demonstrations, publication of O'Brien's article in the New York Tribune newspapers in the United States.

Correspondence of William O'Brien, 1904 - 1910 (File 8557/4)

Correspondents include: Sir Godfrey Featherstonhaugh, J.G. Fitzgerald, J.C. Forde, Patrick Forde.

Subjects include: Lord Mayor of Cork's involvement with the Convention would be viewed negatively, O'Brien's retirement not due to ill health but the current intolerable condition of the Party, difficulty between landlords and tennants.

Correspondence between William O'Brien and Moreton Frewen, 1905 - 1917 (File 8557/5)

Nationalists and Unionists, Irish political situation, actions of Sinn Fein, events of the Easter Rising, criticism of John Dillon, condemnation of press, financial difficulties of Free Press newspaper, collapse of Home Rule, disapproval of the Irish Convention, Irish financial and land purchase policies, Australian demands for Imperial Consultation.

Correspondence of William O'Brien, 1905 - 1925 (File 8557/6)

Correspondents include: T.M. Herrington, Frederic Harrison, John Healy, Maurice Healy, Irish Times newspaper.

Subjects include: Home Rule, John Dillon, Joseph Devlin, internal party politics, Irish political situation, O'Brien's chances at winning his seat again, results of municipal election.

Correspondence between William O'Brien and Lord Hythe, 1914 - 1918 (File 8557/7)

Political situation in Ireland and England, Lord Hythe's desire to visit various parts of Ireland to see the situation first hand, Home Rule, work that was done in South Africa could be applied to Ireland, horrible treatment of Ireland by England in the past decade.

Includes:

Newspaper cutting from the Belfast Newsletter with printed letter from Lord Hythe outlining 'The Alternative to Civil War', 14 February 1914.

Correspondence between William O'Brien and Robert Kelly, 1917 (File 8557/8)

Suggestions of qualified men for new position of Provincial Sub Director, work of the Department of Recruiting for Ireland, impact of First World War on ability to finance Free Press newspaper.

Correspondence between William O'Brien and William Murphy, 1916 - 1917 (File 8557/9)

The Empire Conference and pressure placed on counties to change attitudes, public opinion in the United States and importance of favourably affecting this opinion, proposal of partitioning Ireland, opinions of Irish rebels, Home Rule.

Correspondence of William O'Brien, 1894 - 1929 (File 8557/10)

Correspondents include: Mrs O'Brien, Charles McHugh (Bishop of Derry), Father Madden, Patrick Mathews, Maurice Moore, Alex Murray, Reverend O'Donnell, Father O'Flynn and T.P. O'Connor.

Subjects include: John Dillon's rejection of any Conference, uneasy tension in Ireland, internal Party politics, religious conflict, Irish political situation, conscription.

Correspondence of William O'Brien, 1911 - 1920 (File 8557/11)

Correspondents include: Sir Horace Plunkett, Lord Rosmore, Lord Powerscount.

Subjects include: Home Rule Bill, money for the 'All for Ireland League', W. Churchill's visit to Belfast, difficulties presented by the Ulster attitude, end of the First World War will present new challenges.

Correspondence of William O'Brien, 1903 - 1915 (File 8557/12)

Correspondents include: Lord Shaftesbury, T.D. Sullivan, G.T. Thompson and W. Trench.

Subjects include: dDonation for the All for Ireland League, criticism of newspaper bias, confusion of religious and political issues, writing of a rallying song.

Correspondence between William O'Brien and Canon P. Sheehan, 1898 (File 8557/13)

Compliments on O'Brien's 'Recollections', O'Brien's new novel, discusses various books, Sheehan's new article and ballad, success of 1903 conferences, barriers between nationalists and unionists, book reviews.

William O'Brien to Secretary of the Canon Sheehan Memorial Committee, Doneraile, 5 October 1925 (File 8557/14)

Sends a letter detailing the importance of Canon Sheehan as a friend but also to Ireland and the community.

Correspondence of William O'Brien, 1903 - 1908 (File 8557/15)

Correspondents include: George Wyndham, The Times, Michael Walsh.

Subjects include: Home Rule Bill, sympathy over the troubles being faced in Ireland, political resignation, Irish political situation.

Memoranda for the 1907 Limerick trial (File 8557/16)

O'Brien Libel action versus Freemans Journal.

Miscellaneous drafts and notes of O'Brien's book Recollections (File 8557/17)
Newspaper cuttings of William O'Brien's letters to newspapers, 1914 - 1926 (File 8557/18)

Newspapers include: Cork Free Press, Irish Independent and The Observer.

Fonds MSS 8562-8575. Papers of Lalor Family, 1855 - 1893

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2039

Subjects

Davitt, Michael; Eureka Stockade (1854); Farms and farming: Australia; Finances: personal; Goldfields: Victoria; Lalor Family; Lalor, Peter; Lalor, Richard; Land: leases and rent; Living conditions: Ireland; Politics: Ireland; Politicians: Victoria;

Biographical / Historical

Peter Lalor (1827-1889) was born in Queen's County, Ireland. He migrated to Victoria in 1852 and worked on the gold diggings at Ovens River and Ballarat. He was on the committee of the Ballarat Reform League and took part in the Eureka rebellion in December 1854. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Victoria in 1856 and was Speaker from 1880 to 1887. His brother Richard Lalor (1823-1893) accompanied him to Victoria in 1852, but returned to Ireland after about a year. He was a member of the House of Commons (1880-1892) and a strong supporter of Charles Parnell.

Series MS 8564. Letters of Peter Lalor to Richard Lalor and Anne Cannon, 1855 - 1887

They refer to the Eureka Rebellion in 1854, Lalor's loss of an arm, his purchase of a farm near Ballarat and family and financial matters. There is also a bill of sale of goods, Melbourne, 19 December 1853, and a cutting from the Argus of Lalor's appeal to the colonists of Victoria, 10 April 1855.

Series MS 8566. Correspondence of Richard Lalor, 1882 - 1893

Correspondence, 1882 (File 8566/1)

Correspondents include: King W. Smith, Thomas Sexton, T. Hynsey, William O'Brien.

Subjects include: Annual rent, European revolutions, the people's discontent with the land and class system of the United Kingdom, Tenants Defense Association, political situation in Ireland.

Correspondence, 1848 - 1859 (File 8566/2)

Correspondents include: John O'Dwyer Ryan, Sister Mary Dillon, William Maffett, William Senior and Mary Maher.

Subjects include: Applotment book of the Parish of Canenagh and Clanagheed, leases and rents, financial affairs, trespassers, social news.

Correspondence, 1861 - 1864 (File 8566/3)

Correspondents include: P. Doran, Thomas Synnott, James Trench, William Moffatt and Russell Thomas.

Subjects include: Payment of bills, land and financial affairs, loans, politics.

Correspondence, 1865 - 1867 (File 8566/4)

Correspondents include: A. Cannon, M.J. Kelly, Thomas Wakefield, Michael Dunne and A.M. Sullivan.

Subjects include: Land and farming affairs, financial affairs, social and family news, plant clippings, the education question, men in politics.

Correspondence, 1868 - 1870 (File 8566/5)

Correspondents include: Reverend J.B. Anderson, Michael Dwyer, John Gray, Mary Lalor and Edward Ferris.

Subjects include: Lalor's 'resolutions', Queens County Independent Club requesting Lalor to attend the conference on the land question, debate over the requisition from the land conference.

Correspondence, 1871 - 1874 (File 8566/6)

Correspondents include: Joseph Lalor, Ellen Lalor, William J. Fitzpatrick, P. Cahill, D. Dillon, G. Lowe and T. Digby.

Subjects include: Political meetings, require men of undoubted character and good social position for their political cause, financial affairs, subscription for the Tenants Defence Association, criticism of current land system in Ireland as a crime against classes, money not received from Tench and Reynolds.

Correspondence, 1875 - 1877 (File 8566/7)

Correspondents include: Mrs E. Maher, P. Cahill, Mary Maher, James Trench, D. Dillon and John Donoghue.

Subjects include: Tennant application, grants of land, money still not received, social and family news, financial affairs.

Correspondence, 1878 (File 8566/8)

Correspondents include: P. Cahill, Edmund Dease, John McGee and James Trench.

Subjects include: Praise for Edmund Dease's character and work as a politician, suggestion that Dease retire from politics, political affairs, investments and stocks, social and family news.

Correspondence, 1878 (File 8566/9)

Correspondents include: T.D. Sullivan, K. Digby and P. Cahill.

Subjects include: Criticism of Digby's absence from Parliament and misrepresentation of his constituents, political affairs, desire for united Party, letters printed in newspaper, representatives of Queens County at next election.

Correspondence, 1879 - 1881 (File 8566/10)

Correspondents include: Charles Parnell, Reverend James Cosgrove, T. Brennan, James Redpath, Martin Delaney, J.W. Dunne, Ann Parnell and William Whelan.

Subjects include: Formation of Committee to reach out to Irishmen living abroad for support in New Land Movement, Irish National Land League, new land Bill to be introduced by Mr Gladstone, suggestion of a strike against all rent payments for tenant farmers, punishment of class monopoly, donations by Land League, farming affairs.

Correspondence, 1882 - 1883 (File 8566/11)

Correspondents include: John Reddington, M. Keefe, P.A. Meehan, William Whelan, James Trench, P. Cahill, Dennis Kilbride, Mark Walsh, John Clancy and Michael Whittaker.

Subjects include: Maryborough prison, Land Act, subscription to Irish National League, shares in Leinster Leader, Lalor's retirement from public life.

Correspondence, 1884 (File 8566/12)

Correspondents include: Mark Walsh, Joseph Lalor, T.D. Sullivan, T.M. Healy, James Finnegan, George Delaney, Thomas O'Shea, Michael Davitt and William Moffett.

Subjects include: 'Pay the members fund' with list of amounts recieved, financial affairs, rent negotiations, Lalor's retirement.

Correspondence, 1885 - 1887 (File 8566/13)

Correspondents include: William Moffett, P. Doran, James Finnegan, Charles Parnell, M. Whelan, James Trench, Joseph Bigger and H. Mathews.

Subjects include: Lalor's duration of absence from Parliament, accounts, rents, shares in United Ireland, financial affairs.

Correspondence, 1888 - 1893 (File 8566/14)

Correspondents include: Bridget Muleahy, D. Sullivan, William Moffett, Mary Maher and G. Trench.

Subjects include: Discussions with landlords regarding holdings, death of Peter Lalor, Land (sub) Commission.

Fonds. Papers of Joe Clarke, 1925

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2039

Subjects

Gaelic language; Mannix, Daniel, Archbishop

Draft of address, in English and Gaelic, presented to Archbishop D. Mannix by Dublin Corporation, June 1925 (File MS 9149)

Fonds MS 9728. Frederick Kearney Memoir of Major-General Thomas Francis Meagher, 1869

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2039-M2040.

Subjects

American Civil War (1861-1865); Convicts; Convicts: Escapes; Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Famine (Ireland: 1845-1852); French Revolution; Irish Confederation; Meagher, Thomas F.; Politician; Politics: Ireland; Swift (ship); Tasmania; Transportation: Convicts; United States of America; Young Ireland movement

Transcript of Memoir of Major General Thomas Francis Meagher, 1869 (File)

Part 1 - Ireland

This section describes Meager's entrance into politics, his efforts for the Repeal, the Irish Confederation, the Constitution of the Confederation, famine, the French Revolution, attempted insurrection, imprisonment, sentence of death, preparation for journey.

Part 2 - Australia

This section describes voyage on board the Swift, arrival at Hobart and first impressions, his life in Tasmania, his escape.

Part 3 - America

This section describes Meagher's arrival in New York, travels in California and Central America, life as business man and politician, Irish famine, the Civil War.

Part 4 - The Civil War

This section describes commencement of hostilities, the Irish Brigade, horrors of war, battles of the Civil War, General Meagher's resignation.

Part 5 - Montana

This section describes the Territorial Secretaryship, Meagher's death, memory of his life.

Fonds. P.J. Smyth Papers, 10 August 1853 - 1884

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reels M2040-M2041.

Subjects

Accounts, lands and bonds; Convicts; Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Finances: personal; Irish home rule; Mitchel, John; O'Brien, William Smith; Politician: Ireland; Politics: Irish; Smyth, Patrick James; Speeches: Irish politics; Tasmania

Series MS 10500. Correspondence, papers and newspaper cuttings of P.J. Smyth, 10 August 1853 - 1884

Speeches of P.J. Smyth, October 1853 - February 1882 (File 10500/1)

Includes: Speech of P.J. Smyth delivered at grand banquet given to J. Mitchel in San Francisco, October 1853.

Printed copy of 'The Moate Speech' delivered in January 1874.

Printed copy of speech presented on the second reading of the Convention (Ireland) Act Repeal Bill in the House of Commons, 16 March 1875.

Printed copy of speech made in relation to the trial of Mr John Mitchel, 26 February 1875.

Copies of miscellaneous speeches made in relation to elections.

Newspaper cutting on speech made in House of Commons, 8 February 1882, regarding Irish legislative independence.

A selection of extracts from speeches and letters written regarding elections and Home rule debates, February 1870 - June 1876.

Newspaper cuttings of letters and speeches of P.J. Smyth (File 10500/2)

Letters mostly by P.J.Smyth to various newspapers including Weekly Irish Times and the Evening Mail. Topics include the Home Rule debate, Mr Parnell as a landlord, proposed National Conference, death of P.J. Smyth.

Also includes printed copies of speeches such as 'The Waterford Speech'.

Correspondence, 10 August 1853 - 28 October 1884 (File 10500/3)
[Unknown] (Hobart) to P.J. Smyth, 23 March 1861 (Item)

Mercantile business in Tasmania; advice on investment. (incomplete)

P.J. Smyth (Sydney) to Dean [unknown], 10 August 1853 (Item)

Refers to escape of J. Mitchel; W.S. O'Brien. (copy)

P.J. Smyth to H.T. Evans, 28 October 1884 (Item)

Suggested autobiography; recollections of Tasmania. (copy)

P.J. Smyth to Mrs Maria [Dease?] (Melbourne): Re social news, 23 January 1879 (Item)
[Unknown] to P.J. Smyth (Item)

Currently Irishmen do not appreciate Smyth's contribution to the country or acknowledge his warnings (incomplete).

[Unknown] to P.J. Smyth, 28 October 1869 (Item)

Political discussion (incomplete).

Two letters: P.J. Smyth to Martin, 1859-11-20; 1859-02-05 (Item)

Explaining he doesn't own the newspaper but it is operated by a committee, reasons for not printing a letter. Also sends New Years wishes and social news.

P.J. Smyth to Reverend O'Malley, 13 November 1873 (Item)

Political discussion, Ireland's legal, historical and constitutional position is impregnable, with its two core acts catering to the rich and the English parliament.

Correspondence from P.J. Smyth to Mrs Mary Marshall, 1883 (File 10501/4)

Subjects include: Recollections of friendship of Connell family in Tasmania, misrepresentation of Smyth's position on the land system in Ireland, political situation, suggests 'The Party' protects its men no matter what sins they commit, sending Irish papers to America, social news.

The Priest in Politics by P. J. Smyth, [c. 1884] (File 10500/5)

Series MS 10501. Correspondence of P.J. Smyth, 1859 - 1884

Letters to P.J. Smyth, 1872 - 1878 (File 10501/1)

Correspondents include: C. Dease (Sydney; Melbourne), Lena Daly, John Armstrong and Charles Gavan Duffy.

Subjects include: Financial matters, Dease's support of Irish political exiles, request for financial aid, personal affairs, possibility of Smyth's appointment as Governor of the Mullingar District Lunatic Asylum, salaries of the Irish and English civil service.

Letters to P.J. Smyth from Florence Dixie, 1882 (File 10501/2)

Publications of letters, Irish relief work, social and political news, discussion about newspapers and their content, writing of articles and pamphlets, Home Rule, political situation in Ireland.

Letters to P.J. Smyth from Florence Dixie (File 10501/3)

Settlement with Mr Pigott, printing and distribution of pamphlets, Irish situation, proposed trip to Egypt, social and polticial news, newspapers and their content.

Letters to P.J. Smyth, 1873 - 1884 (File 10501/4)

Correspondents include: John R. Garstin, Richard Grosvenor, Thomas Hansan, J. Pope Hennessy, Joseph Johnston, Irish Land Commission and P.J. Kennedy.

Subjects include: National Monuments Preservation Bill, difficulty of restoring Ireland and bringing peace to the country, Smyth's retirement, rent, Irish Land League, election.

Letters to P.J. Smyth, 1862 - 1882 (File 10501/5)

Correspondents include: John Martin, J.A. Mitchel, D.F. McCarthy, John MacHale and B.J. McQuaid (Bishop of Rochester).

Subjects include: Smyth's speech on the Irish question, Home Rule, threat of revolutionaries, compliments on Smyth's work as politician of Ireland, Irish political situation.

Letters to P.J. Smyth, 1874 - 1883 (File 10501/6)

Correspondents include: Patrick O'Brien and R. Pigott.

Subjects include: National Bank of Ireland, financial affairs, loans, Irish political situation.

Letters to P.J. Smyth, 1859 - 1880 (File 10501/7)

Correspondents include: J. Regan, E. Regan, Caroline Queensbury, N.G. Seymour, Cardinal Vaughan, R.D. Williams.

Subjects include: Smyth's properties in Tasmania, sending rent money, Catholic admiration of Smyth's speech, the Company General Transatlantic's interest in Smyth's pamphlet about direct communication between France and Ireland, publication of letters, political opinions.

Fonds. Papers of William Smith O'Brien, 1839 - 1913

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2041.

Subjects

Convicts; Convicts: Escapes; Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Gold: Australia; Irish home rule; Meagher, Thomas F.; Mitchel, John; O'Brien, William Smith; O'Doherty, Kevin; Politics; Swift (ship)

Series MS 10510. Patriotic poems and verses by D.F. McCarthy, William Smith O'Brien, T.F. Meagher and Joseph Brennan, 1839 - 1913

Includes:

T.F. Meagher, 'Song in exile', written on HMS Swift, 20 July 1849.

T.F. Meagher, 'I would not die'.

W.S. O'Brien. Poems including 'To my country', 7 January 1850.

'Home Rule Rhymes' perpared for the Home Rule Conference held in January 1878.

3 volumes of poetry written by J. Brennan

Series MS 10515. Letters of William Smith O'Brien, 1844 - 1858

Letters from W.S. O'Brien (New Norfolk) to Reverend W. Dunne of Richmond (Tasmania), 1850 - 1855 (File 10515/1)

They refer to his writings, his attempt to escape, financial matters, C. Gavan Duffy, and the Australian gold discoveries.

Correspondence, 1852 - 1858 (File 10515/2)

Farm near New Nofolk offered to J. Mitchel, receipt of New Nation, reception of T.F. Meagher in U.S.A., books, suggests Martin moves to New Norfolk, politics, social and family news.

Letters from W.S. O'Brien (New Norfolk) to K. O'Doherty, 1851 - 1853 (File 10515/3)

They refer to O'Doherty's medical career, the petition to Lord Eglinton, financial matters, Nation, J. Mitchel, the escape of T.F. Meagher and the departure of Mrs. Meagher, books, and arrangements for meetings.

Letters from William Smith O'Brien, 1844 - 1850 (File 10515/4)

Correspondents include: Reverend W. Dunne and M. Dillon.

Subects include: Sending of poems, copy of 'To my country', political and social news, travel plans.

Fonds. Papers of Eva O'Doherty, 1848 - 1865

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2041.

Subjects

Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Emigration and immigration; Martin, John; O'Doherty, Eva

Correspondence, 1848 - 1865 (File MS 10520)

Correspondents include: C. Gavan Duffy, J. Martin, J. Stephens, Silvester Downey and R.D. Williams.

Subjects include: Duffy's belief that petition to Government will succeed, consideration of emigration to Australia, emigration of O'Doherty's to Queensland, Australian climate, travels in Europe, Irish affairs, Stephen's desire to be European correspondent for Australian journal, family and social news.

'Biographical sketch of "Eva" of Nation (Mary Eva Kelly)' by D.F. McCarthy (File MS 10521)

Fonds. Papers of Kevin O'Doherty, 1849 - 1854

General

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2041.

Subjects

Convicts; Meagher, Thomas F.; Martin, John; O'Brien, William Smith; O'Doherty, Kevin; Tasmania

Letters of J. Martin, T. McManus and Bishop R. Wilson (Tasmania) to K. O'Doherty, 1849 - 1854 (File MS 10522)

They refer to their activities in Tasmania, the granting of tickets of leave, W.S. O'Brien, the escape of T.F. Meagher, walks in the New Norfolk hill, and O'Doherty's hospital appointment.

Fonds MSS 11017-11257. Papers of Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, 1852

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2041.

Subjects

Bourke, Sir Richard; Convicts; O'Brien, William Smith; Religion: Ireland; Transportation: Convicts

Biographical / Historical

Richard Bourke (1822-1872), 6th Earl of Mayo (succeeded 1867) was a member of the House of Commons from 1847 to 1867. He was Chief Secretary for Ireland in the governments led by Lord Derby in 1852, 1858-1859 and 1866-1868. He was Viceroy of India in 1869-1872.

Memorandum on appointment of Roman Catholic priests on Australian convict ships, 1852 (File MS 11183)

Including an extract from P.B. Geoghegan's report on the system and a list of instructors appointed in 1848-1852 to convict ships from Ireland.

Fonds. Papers of Alan Queale, 1957 - 1964

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2041-M2043

Subjects

Irish in Australia; Queale, Alan; Lyons, Dame Enid

Biographical / Historical

Alan Queale (1908-1982), who was of Irish descent, was born in Boonah, Queensland. He served in the Army in the Middle East, New Guinea and Japan during and after World War II, but otherwise spent most of his working life in the Queensland Justice Department. He was a talented photographer, a collector of art works, books and artifacts, and a noted amateur historian.

Correspondence, biographical notes and cuttings concerning the Irish in Australia compiled and collected by Alan Queale of Queensland and E. MacLysaght of Dublin (File MS 11705)

The correspondence consists mainly of Queale's letters to MacLysaght and Queale's letters to and from the State libraries (especially the Mitchell Library), the Registrar-General's Offices, and a few individuals in Australia, including Dame Enid Lyons. Most of the biographical notes are taken from the Australian Encyclopaedia and T.J. Kiernan The Irish exiles in Australia(1954).

Fonds MS 13345-13417. Papers of Thomas Spring Rice, 1833 - 1861

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2043-M2047

Subjects

Antarctica: exploration; Arthur, Sir George; Australia: visits to; Barrow, Sir John; Bourke, Sir Richard; Cambridge University; Canada; Colonial Office; Convicts; Economic conditions: Ireland; Education: Ireland; Emigration: paupers; Foreign Affairs: Great Britain; Government: Great Britain; Great Britain: finances; Hickey, W., Rev.; Horton, Sir R.J Wilmot; Jamaica; Living conditions: Ireland; Melbourne, Lord William Lamb, 2nd Viscount; Molesworth Committee report; New Zealand; O'Brien, William Smith; Peacock, G., Prof.; Peel, Sir Robert, 2nd Baronet; Politicians: Britain; Politics: Great Britain; Poor law; Religion: Ireland; Russell, Lord John, 1st Earl; Science: Great Britain; Slave trade: abolition; Slavery: West Indies; Spring-Rice, Thomas, 1st Baron Monteagle; Transportation: Convicts; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; William IV, King of Great Britain

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Spring Rice (1790-1866), 1st Baron Monteagle (created 1839), Whig M.P. 1820-1839, Secretary to Treasury 1830-1834, Secretary of State for War and Colonies June-November 1834, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1835-1839 and held offices in the ministries of Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne.

Series MS 13376. Documents concerning colonial and foreign affairs, 1833 - 1835

'Memorandum upon the establishment and present state of the Royal Artillery' by Sir James Kempton, 1834 (File 13376/1)

Also includes a letter from Sir James Kempton to Edward Stanley enclosing the report.

Documents relating to various colonial issues, 1834 (File 13376/2)

Focuses mostly on Lower Canada but also India and various West Indian islands.

Includes:

J. Stephen. Memorandum on history and organisation of Colonial Office (16 ff.) Includes recommendations on respective duties of Secretary of State, Under-Secretaries, and clerks and on administrative reforms.

Material relating to the case of the Drummond family and their claims to indemnity under the convention with France, 1833 - 1835 (File 13376/3)

Mainly consists of letters to Lord Monteagle re 'french claims', 1834.

Biographical / Historical

The French Government of the early 1790s sequestered the Drummond family's land.

Memorandum re the Constitution of the Canadian Legislative, 1834 (File 13376/4)

Letter from Sir James Kempton to Thomas Spring Rice enclosing and returning confidential papers (notes/ memoranda) relating to the legislature of lower Canada.

Series MS 13377. Correspondence and papers of Thomas Spring Rice, 1833 - 1834

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from George Eden, Earl of Auckland (Admiralty), 1834 (File 13377/1)

Mainly focussing on the state of politics and the approaching general election following the dismissal of Lord Melbourne's Government.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: A - B, 1834 (File 13377/2)

Correspondents include: J.L. Bulwer, Richard Whately (Archbishop of Dublin), Duke of Argyle, Sir W. Barker, J.H. Barrow, J. Bowstead, J.F. Buxton and Colonel Burgoyne.

Subjects include: Petition from 6,000 free settlers urging appointment of Bulwer as N.S.W. agent in London, Spring Rice's speech on the Repeal of the Union, public works in Ireland, Cambridge university affairs, colonial matters and the corn laws.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Brougham (Lord Chancellor), 1834 (File 13377/3)

Politics, social news and financial affairs.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: C, 1834 (File 13377/4)

Correspondents include: Miss Campbell, T. Casey, William Clark, T. Cooper, Henry Welbore Ellis (2nd Viscount Clifden of Gowran), Thomas Cooper and John Wilson Croker.

Subjects include: National/Cambridge politics, particularly Spring Rice's speech on the Union and the dismissal of Lord Melbourne's Government, American politics.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: D - E, 1834 (File 13377/5)

Correspondents include: Lord Denman, Sir Aubrey deVere, John Hely-Hutchinson (3rd Earl of Donoughmore), Lord Duncannon, Richard Earle, Captain Elliott and Francis Egerton.

Subjects include: Politics, particularly electoral politics (including the possibility of Spring Rice representing Liverpool), the National Gallery, grand juries and patronage.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from William Empson, 1834 (File 13377/6)

Mainly relating to politics (including the dismissal of Lord Melbourne's government) and personal affairs.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: F - K, 1834 (File 13377/7)

Correspondents include: Reverend Fleming, E. Foster, Duke of Gloucester, Lord Grey, Andrew Halliday, J.J. Henslow, Viscount Howick, Robert Inglis, A. Jacob, John Kemble and Sir James Kempt.

Subjects include: Colonial affairs (particularly to Canada & the West Indian colonies), Cambridge politics and University affairs, Spring Rice's speech on the Union and patronage.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: K - N, 1834 (File 13377/8)

Correspondents include: T.F. Kennedy, T. Lamb, Lord Lyndhurst, R.M. Martin, T. B. Macaulay, Lord Melbourne, Sir John Newport and Constantine Henry Phipps (Earl Mulgrave, 1st Marquess of Normanby).

Subjects include: The colonial office, Cambridge affairs, the Church of Ireland and Spring Rice's speech on the Repeal of the Union, request by Captain McDonnell concerning property in New Zealand, visit to N.S.W., Sir Richard Bourke, climate, Macqueen seeks exchange of property at Port Jackson.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: O - R, 1834 (File 13377/9)

Correspondents include: O'Conor Don, Lord Palmerston, George Philips, William Pleydell Bouverie (3rd Earl of Radnor) and the Duke of Richmond.

Subjects include: Colonial affairs (including patronage) and politics, as well as containing items relating to Folkestone harbour and Cambridge.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from George Peacock, 1834 (File 13377/10)

Regarding Cambridge University affairs, politics (particularly dissenters' rights and the dismissal of the Melbourne government) and personal matters.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: R - S, 1834 (File 13377/11)

Correspondents include: Lord Rippon, A.M. Rolfe, J.A. Roebuck, G.H. Rose, Lord Russell, Prof. Sedgwick, Samuel Smith and Lord Fitzroy Somerset.

Subjects include: University of Cambridge and dissenters' rights, colonial affairs.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Sligo, 1834 (File 13377/12)

Regarding the state of Jamaica and the use of stipendiary magistrates.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: S - W, 1833 - 1834 (File 13377/13)

Correspondents include: Lord Spencer, James Stephen, Henry Fox Talbot, J. Usher, Alex Watford and the Duke of Wellington.

Subjects include: Colonial affairs, patronage and the funding of an award for the encouragement of science in England.

Also includes a printed receipt for copies of a book and notes (incomplete) on a speech made by Earl Spencer on the Irish church.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Sir Herbert Taylor (King William IV's private secretary), 1834 (File 13377/14)

Acknowledging the receipt of letters regarding colonial affairs/Government business and stating the opinion of the King on these issues.

Also includes several letters relating to the dismissal of Lord Melbourne's Government and the transfer of Spring Rice's office to the Duke of Wellington.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from King William IV, 1834 (File 13377/15)

Acknowledging the receipt of letters regarding colonial affairs and Government business and offering further opinions on these issues, the dismissal of Lord Melbourne's Government and the King's approval of Spring Rice's conduct and abilities.

Miscellaneous notes on letters to and from people associated with Thomas Spring Rice, 1834 (File 13377/16)

The people associated with Thomas Spring Rice include King William IV, Lord Sligo, Lord Holland and Mr [Daniel?] O'Connell.

Also includes 'A political hint', originally marked as an anonymous note but this is crossed out and Sir John Sinclair, Scottish politician, is noted as the author.

Four miscellaneous letters to Thomas Spring Rice, 1834 (File 13377/17)

Originally marked 'incomplete or signatures illegible'.

Letters by Thomas Spring Rice, 1834 (File 13377/18)

Correspondents include: [William Smith?] O'Brien, Thomas Wyse, Sir Herbert Taylor, Marquess Wellesley and Lord Palmerston.

Subjects include: Colonial affairs, Limerick port, dissenters' rights and his speech on the Repeal of the Union.

Letters and addresses from Cambridge constituents to Thomas Spring Rice, 1834 (File 13377/19)

Subjects include: Patronage, financial assistance, local politics and University affairs.

Also includes a printed report, with map, from the Baptist Missionary Society in relation to the destruction of chapels in Jamaica during the insurrection on the island in 1832.

The Baptist Missionary Society asserted that the destruction (worth c. £18,000) was caused by white settlers, including magistrates and military officers, and it asked for further compensation.

Letters between Lord Brougham and Thomas Spring Rice, [1834] (File 13377/20)

Regarding the dissolution of the Whig Government.

Miscellaneous memoranda and notes, 1834 (File 13377/21)

Relating to dissenters' rights, Cambridge University and Government business. Also includes an address to Spring Rice from various constituents in Cambridge expressing their objection to his vote on the pensions list.

Series MS 13381. Correspondence and Papers of Thomas Spring Rice, 1835

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: A - D, 1835 (File 13381/1)

Correspondents include: Lord Aberdeen, Lord Althorpe, Archibishop of Dublin, G. Arthur, Lord Ashburton, Lord Brougham, Major Campbell, E.D. Davenport and G.R. Dawson.

Subjects include: Colonial affairs (particularly to the West Indies, Canada and Van Diemen's Land), patronage and Treasury matters, wreck of transport George the Third, poor laws, Protestant church affairs, appropriation of church revenues and schools.

Also includes: a copy of Hobart Gazette, April 1835.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: D - H, 1835 (File 13381/2)

Correspondents include: Lord Duncannon, T. Fitzgerald, James Flanney, Lord Glenely, Reverend William Hickey, Sir J. Hobhouse, Lord Howick, Lord Holland and R.W. Horton.

Subjects include: Colonial affairs, particularly in relation to Jamaica and Trinidad and the aftermath of the abolition of slavery in the West Indies, work on Buckingham Palace and payment of Catholic clergymen.

Letters to Stephen Spring Rice from W. Empson, 1835 (File 13381/3)

Concerning personal matters with his usual allusions to literary and political affairs.

Also includes some letters from Empson to Thomas Spring Rice.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Melbourne, 1835 (File 13381/4)

The Poor Law, education, Cambridge election & patronage, the war in Spain, accounts and parliamentary business.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: I - O, 1835 (File 13381/5)

Correspondents include: Sir R.K. Inglis, Duchess of Kent, Lord Kerry, Thomas Lack, J. Malcolmson, Lord Mulgrave, Lord Northampton, D. O'Connell and Robert Owen.

Subjects include: Record Commission, the education commission, Jamaican affairs (Mulgrave), Cambridge politics, Spring Rice's Union speech, economic state of Ireland, Portlaw petition and the changing attitude and behaviour of politicians and society.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Palmerston, 1835 (File 13381/6)

Payment for arms sent to Spain, patronage, slave trade papers, parliamentary affairs and Poland.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord John Russell, 1835 (File 13381/7)

Stroud election, parliamentary affairs, patronage, salaries, county rates and the municipal corporations bill.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Spencer, 1835 (File 13381/8)

Mainly in relation to patronage, the municipal reform bill and the state of the Government.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: P - T, 1835 (File 13381/9)

Correspondents include: Robert Peel, G.R. Philips, T.C. Sands, Lord Sligo, Professor Smyth, James Stephen, Henry Fox Talbot and W. Tennant.

Subjects include: Colonial and financial matters, particularly to Jamaican affairs, the Ionian islands, the budget, tea/soap duties, railroads, granting of degrees to dissenters at Trinity College Dublin, plans relating to private distillation and agricultural distress.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: T - W, 1835 (File 13381/10)

Correspondents include: C.P. Thomson, Duke of Wellington and W. Whewell.

Subjects include: Tide observations, politics, the adjournment of House of Commons, opinion on future estimates of the cinque ports establishment.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from H.L. Wickham, 1835 (File 13381/11)

Financial matters including the excise enquiry commission, making suggestions for the budget (regarding land tax), duty on soap and Flint glass.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from King William IV and Sir Herbert Taylor, 1835 (File 13381/12)

Regarding House of Commons business, completion of Windsor Castle library, discusses Spring Rice's relationship with Daniel O'Connell and the Government's financial affairs, including in relation to the relief of the Church of Ireland clergy in Ireland.

Letters and other papers from people associated with Thomas Spring Rice to various correspondents, 1835 (File 13381/13)

Includes:

A letter to Spring Rice, with extract of letter to Lord John Russell on system of semi-compulsory emigration for Irish poor; compares with transportation.

A note from William IV to Sir Robert Peel.

A letter from Lord Mulgrave regarding distress in Donegal.

A letter and enclosures from Sir Herbert Taylor to Lord Melbourne relating to the Bishop of London.

A letter from James Stephen in the Colonial Office to Lord Glenely.

Series MS 13382. Correspondence and papers of Thomas Spring Rice, 1836

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: A - D, 1836 (File 13382/1)

Correspondents include: Earl of Aberdeen, Archbishop of Dublin, Lord Auckland, Baron Barlow, Captain Beaufort, Alfred Dawson and Sir F.H. Doyle.

Subjects include: Revenue, banking and financial affairs but also to India, Canada, the Irish poor laws and the Royal Academy.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Francis Baring, 1836 (File 13382/2)

Providing regular reports on the state of the money market, bank returns and letters relating to the exchequer bill.

Letters and associated papers sent to Thomas Spring Rice from Colonel J.F. Burgoyne, 1836 (File 13382/3)

The Office of Public Works in Ireland, grants and loans made to public works in Ireland, proposed public works bill, the failed Dublin Steam Company bill, Shannon navigation, Dublin docks, Kingstown harbour and railroads.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: F - H, 1836 (File 13382/4)

Correspondents include: M. Faraday, Lord Fitzwilliam, E. Fry, Lord Granville, H. Hallam and B. Hayden.

Subjects include: University of London, the Light House bill, Sir Thomas Lawrence's drawings, the Society of Antiquarians, a scheme for monetary system to prevent a recurrence of runs on banks and the funding of Channel Island prisons.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Viscount Howick, Secretary for War, 1836 (File 13382/5)

Relating to the commission of enquiry into the civil administration of the army, army estimates and to Durham University.

Letters and notes to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Melbourne, 1836 (File 13382/6)

The King's Speech, Henry Grattan Jnr., the Irish privy council, exchequer bills, the financial markets, loans frpm the Board of Public Works to the Knight of Kerry to establish slate works in County Kerry are due for repayment but requests more time.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Reverend Eugene Mulholland (Temple parish, London), 1836 (File 13382/7)

Enclosing copies of his correspondence with Dr. Crotty (Catholic Primate) and Dr. Murray (Catholic Archbishop of Dublin), regarding his previous disputes with Dr. Crolly, his apparent submission to Crolly's authority, and then his decision to bring the matter relating to his church before parliament.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: H - N, 1836 (File 13382/8)

Correspondents include: P. Horner, J.S. Kennedy, H. Labouchere, Lord Landsdowne, Lord Lylleton, Lord Lyndhurst, Lord Melville, Lord Morphett, John Murray and Lord Northampton.

Subjects include: Poor laws, distress in Ireland and Donegal in particular, Leith harbour, the National Gallery, the British Museum, state of cotton, woollen and linen manufacturers in nothern England and foreign lotteries.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from James Pattison, governor of the Bank of England, 1836 (File 13382/9)

The Bank, the affairs of the city of London, the state of the Bank of Ireland and the economy in general.

Letter to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Palmerston at the Foreign Office, 1836 (File 13382/10)

The embassy in Constantinople, timber duties, Franco-Swiss relations, the extent of the Bank of England's privilege in England, loans to Greece and the Spanish war.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord John Russell, 1836 (File 13382/11)

London University, Irish poor laws, church incomes, and the candidates for the vacant office of registrar general.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: O - T, 1836 (File 13382/12)

Correspondents include: Daniel O'Connell, Reverend Peacock, Sir Robert Peel, Thomas Phillips, R. Rolfe, A. Sedgwick, N. Senior, Lord Sligo, Princess Matilda Sophia, Lord Spencer, Lord Stanley, James Stephens and Robert Tennent.

Subjects include: Patronage, revenue and financial affairs, poor laws, the British Museum, the University of London, Jamaica, art, request for a meeting about National Bank of Ireland and the Clonmel election.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Sir Herbert Taylor (King William IV's private secretary), 1836 (File 13382/13)

Acknowledging the receipt of letters and giving the King's opinion on various topics, including Irish banks, related to Spring Rice's role as Chancellor of the Exchequer and other Government affairs.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: W, 1836 (File 13382/14)

Correspondents include: Duke of Wellington, M. Wickham, W. Wilkins, S. Woodbury and Sir J. Wyatville.

Subjects include: The National Gallery, stamp bill in House of Lords, harbour works, valuation of paintings for the National Gallery and repairs at Windsor Castle.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from King William IV, 1836 (File 13382/15)

Acknowledging the receipt of letters and giving some general opinions on the state of financial affairs of the United Kingdom.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice, 1836 (File 13382/16)

Miscellaneous unsigned letters, letters with illegible signatures or from unidentified persons.

Series MS 13386. Correspondence and papers of Thomas Spring Rice, 1837

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: A - E, 1837 (File 13386/1)

Correspondents include: Lord Aberdeen, William Allen, Archbishop of Dublin, Sir John Barrow, M. Barrington, J.F. Burgogne, Lord Carew, James Carlisle, Robert Day, T. Drummond and W. Empson.

Subjects include: A Murillo painting in the Bond Street Gallery, church affairs, politics and the state of the government, books and literary affairs, the Office of Public Works, education, the poor law bill, establishment of colony in northern Australia, evidence before Molesworth Committee confirms worst fears about transportation, letter from Swan River stating free settlers fear contamination by convicts.

Letters to Thomas Spring from Lord Melbourne, 1837 (File 13386/2)

Relating to the exchequer, the state of country's revenues, the civil list, the state of Ireland, education and the Duchess of Kent and Queen Victoria.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: F - M, 1837 (File 13386/3)

Correspondents include: John Finlaison, Lord Fitzwilliam, Sir J. Graham, Rowland Hill, Lord Hollard, Lord Howick, Duke of Kent, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Minto and, Lord Morpeth.

Subjects include: The state of north-west Donegal, elections, church rates, the National Gallery, Post Office reform, Colonel Burgoyne's (Office of Public Works) salary, the death of Lord Kerry, naval expenditure and Viscount Howick 's (War Office) dispute with Spring Rice over military expenditure.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Palmerston, 1837 (File 13386/4)

Regarding loans to Spain and Greece, the church rate bill, a possible commercial treaty with the United States, miscellaneous items and the relief of duties placed on gifts received by Lord Londonderry from the Russian government.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: M - S, 1837 (File 13386/5)

Correspondents include: J. Musgrave, Lord Northampton, Daniel O'Connell, Reverend Peacock, Sir Robert Peel, Sir R. Rolfe and Professor Sedgwick.

Subjects include: Murillo and Rubens paintings, civil list speech, the Bank Committee, the commission on Crown Lands in British North America, the hand-loom weavers inquiry, patronage and Cambridge affairs.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord John Russell, 1837 (File 13386/6)

Regarding parliamentary business, the possibility of the position of speaker in the House of Commons becoming vacant, finding William Empson a judicial appointment.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Sir Herbert Taylor (private secretary to King William IV), 1837 (File 13386/7)

Mostly relating to financial affairs (with reference to the United States), banking and to the state of Ireland. There is also a letter from Taylor expressing thanks for Spring Rice's condolences on the death of the King.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from his son Stephen Edmund, 1837 (File 13386/8)

Regarding Limerick politics and his possible candidacy at the next election, Cambridge affairs, poor law, the health of Lady Theodosia Spring Rice and family matters.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: S - W, 1837 (File 13386/9)

Correspondents include: Duke of Sutherland, Queen Victoria, George Villiers, Duke of Wellington and Sir Henry Wheatley.

Subjects include: Cinque ports, the Highland Agricultural Society & the ordnance survey in Scotland, Nagpore jewels, banks.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from King William IV, 1837 (File 13386/10)

Relating to the Treasury, the commercial affairs of the country, church rates and the state of Ireland.

Miscellaneous drafts and notes by Thomas Spring Rice and others, 1837 (File 13386/11)

Principally relating to the death of William IV and the accession of Queen Victoria.

Letters to and from people associated with Thomas Spring Rice, 1837 (File 13386/12)

Correspondents include: M. Barrington, Charles William Vane, Lord Melbourne, Lord Morpeth and Lord Palmerston.

Series MS 13387. Papers on various financial aspects of British Government including the slave trade, 1835 - 1838

'Report to the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury relative to the Pell Records of the Exchequer' by Frederick Devon, 1838 (File 13387/1)
'An account of the gross income arisen from H.M. Woods and Forests, and of the ''Charges of Collection'' and other payments thereon and for ten years between 1827 and 1836', 1837 - 1838 (File 13387/2)
Extract of a letter from the Astronomer Royal to J.E.W. Bethune, 1838 (File 13387/3)

Regarding standards for measurement and a memorandum on standard weights and measures.

Letters and memorandum to Thomas Spring Rice, 1838 (File 13387/4)

Includes:

A letter from Major General Napier to Thomas Spring Rice respecting his allowances as Governor of Cape Town.

A letter from J.J. Buxton to Thomas Spring Rice, along with memorandum regarding the African slave trade and miscellaneous notes.

Miscellaneous documents relating to former slaves within British colonies, c. 1836-1838 (File 13387/5)

Includes:

Letter from J. Stirling (Perth) to Sir John Barrow, August 1836, disastrous consequences of abolition of slavery in British colonies; suggests if Chinese and Indian labourers were brought to Western Australia with livestock and supplies from East Indies British planters could compete with slave planters; suitability of northern coast and Dampier Island for settlement.

A memoranda: 'List of colonies with the number of slaves and returns made in each according to the registry last received'

A memoranda: 'Classified statement of proprietors and slaves.'

The opinions of various cabinet ministers on the question of the position of kidnapped former slaves.

Miscellaneous letters, notes and memoranda relating to the duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall, c. 1835-1838 (File 13387/6)

The material has a particular emphasis on the proposed changes to the duties on tin from Cornwall. It also contains correspondence relating to personal matters with some discussion of politics and Cambridge affairs. There is also an unsigned memorandum, probably written by Thomas Spring Rice, previewing the forthcoming parliamentary session and discussing the possible issues that might arise in the course of that session.

'A plan for the conversion of stock into note annuities from the manuscripts of the late Jeremy Bentham', 1838 (File 13387/7)

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Miscellaneous memoranda / notes by Thomas Spring Rice in preparation for the budget speech, May 1838, 1838 (File 13387/8)

Series MS 13390. Correspondence of Thomas Spring Rice, 1837-1838; 1861

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: A - C, 1838 (File 13390/1)

Correspondents include: Sir G. Airy, Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Arnold, Francis Baring, J.F. Burgoyne, Sir A. Culcott, Duke of Cambridge, T.A. Curtis.

Subjects include: the University of London and the resignation of Dr. Arnold, weights and measures, work at Kew Palace, financial affairs and the memorials to Wellington and Nelson.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: D - H, 1838 (File 13390/2)

Correspondents include: Thomas Drummonsd, Lord Duncannon, William Empson, C. Foster, Richard Griffith, Henry Hallam, Sir William Hamilton, Bishop of Hereford, Lord Howick, John Howley.

Subjects include: patronage, the University of London, the possible nomination of Stephen Spring Rice as election candidate for Cashel, the Royal Irish Academy, the British Museum, Royal palaces and gardens, Crown estates in Ireland, the growing tensions in relation to Canada and a prospectus for a refuge for destitute females in Dublin on their discharge from prison.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: I - P, 1838 (File 13390/3)

Correspondents include: Sir Robert Inglis, Sir A.H. Kennedy, J.W. Lubbock, Lord Morpeth, Lord Normanby, Lord Northampton, Daniel O'Connell and Professor Peacock.

Subjects include: British Museum, education (including National Education in Ireland), scientific matters, the London University (including resignation of Dr Arnold), the construction of the new houses of parliament, public works, patronage, the Antarctic expedition refering to government support and the necessary instruments and Irish mail.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice: P - S, 1838 (File 13390/4)

Correspondents include: Sir Robert Peel, Charles Purcell, Sir R. Rolfe, Reverend Sedgwick, Lord Spencer, E. Stanley, Lord Stanley, R. Stewart, Duke and Duchess of Sutherland and Duke of Sussex.

Subjects include: issues connected with the Treasury including revenue, sugar duties, weights and measures and patronage, Sir John Newport, coronation dresses and 'a trigonometrical survey of Scotland'.

Letters to Thomas Spring: T - W, 1837-1838; 1861 (File 13390/5)

Correspondents include: Reverend Tattam, Duke of Wellington, R. Westmacott, Professor Whewell.

Subjects include: Coptic / Sahidic mss, the British Museum and various scientific matters.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord John Russell, 1838 (File 13390/6)

Ireland, education (including London University), need for change in system of convict transportation but all schemes involve more expense, Molesworth report, expenditure, parliamentary business and government publications/records.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Palmerston (File 13390/7)

Foreign affairs, with several in relation to the financial aspects of the government's foreign policy. These include some letters in relation to loans and grants to Poland, Spain and Portugal or to the purchase of a house for the British embassy in Constantinople.

Copies and drafts of letters and memorandum written by Thomas Spring Rice, 1838 (File 13390/8)

The letters are to various correspondents including Francis Baring, J. C. Herries, Viscount Howick, Lord Melbourne, Lord John Russell, Prof. William Whewell and Sir Matthew Wood.

The letters relate to a variety of subjects including the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange, the Wellington memorial, the post office and tithes.

The memoranda includes a draft of the King's Speech, a cabinet circular regarding the state of public income and expenditure and a short memorandum regarding the corn laws.

Also included is a copy of 'Resolutions passed at the meeting of the British Association for the advancement of science, held at Newcastle-upon-Tyne 25 August 1838'.

Miscellaneous letters and documents by people associated with Thomas Spring Rice, 1838 (File 13390/9)

Includes:

The pamphlet by Richard Taylor, 'A letter to Sir Robert Inglis … on the conduct of the Lords of the Treasury with regard to the Gresham Trusts and the rebuilding of the Royal Exchange'.

Letters to Thomas Spring Rice from Lord Melbourne, 1838 (File 13390/10)

Relating to a wide-range of governmental and political issues including expenditure, the coronation, the Duchess of Kent's debts, Francis Baring, the Irish tithe bill, patronage and the work on the Royal Exchange.

Fonds. Tasmanian Police, 1849 - 1854

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047

Subjects

Convicts; Convicts: Tasmania; Martin, John; Meagher, Thomas F.; Mitchel, John; O'Brien, William Smith; O'Doherty, Kevin; Tasmania

Series MS 13610. Photocopies of Tasmanian police reports on W.S. O'Brien, T.F. Meagher, P. O'Donoghue, T.B. McManus, J. Martin, K. O'Doherty and J. Mitchel, 1849 - 1854

Copies of reports by Tasmanian Police give name, offence, date of arrival, trade, detailed physical description, crime and sentence.

Fonds. Papers of Lieutenant I. Rolleston, 1862 - 1866

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047

Account-book (17pp), 1862 - 1866 (File MS 13798)

Correspondence, December 1864 (File MS 13798)

Correspondence concerning allegation by Colonel H. Ware that due to neglect by Lieutenant Rolleston of 50th Regiment some of transport carts broke down in operations north of Waitara River, New Zealand. (9 ff)

Fonds. Papers of Earls of Inchiquin, August 1806 - October 1810

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047

Subjects

Bligh, William, Capt.; Boyd (ship); Convicts; Farqueson, I., Lieut.; Foveaux, J., Colonel; Macquarie, Lachlan, Col.; New Zealand; Recovery (ship); Royal Navy: voyages; Sinclair (ship); Sydney, New South Wales

Biographical / Historical

James O'Brien (1768-1855), 12th Baron Inchiquin (succeeded 1846) entered the Royal Navy in 1783 and rose to be a Captain in 1796 and a Rear-Admiral in 1825.

Journal of Lieutenant I. Farqueson on voyage round the world, August 1806 - October 1810 (File MS 14498)

The early pages refer to Morocco. In May-July 1808 Farqueson accompanied Colonel J. Foveaux on a voyage on Sinclair from Europe to Sydney via Rio de Janeiro and Bass Strait. He remained in N.S.W. for over 18 months, and the journal refers to the overthrow of Governor W. Bligh, Colonel W. Paterson, J. Macarthur, R. Campbell, Sir Henry Hayes, visits to Parramatta and the Hawkesbury District, court martials, pardons granted to Irish convicts, reports of war in Tahiti, the massacre of the Boyd, and the arrival of Governor L. Macquarie. Farqueson left Sydney with Foveaux on the Recovery on 18 March 1810. They sailed to New Zealand where they investigated the Boyd massacre, before returning to England via Cape Horn and Rio de Janeiro.

(180 pp)

Fonds MSS 15164-15280. Papers of John Redmond, 1882 - 1909

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2047.

Subjects

Australia: visits to; Barton, Sir Edmund; Davitt, Michael; Devlin, Joseph; Dillon, John; Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Easter Rising (1916); Irish home rule; Irish National Convention (1917-1918); Emigration and immigration; Living conditions: Ireland; Mahon, Hugh; Moran, Patrick, Cardinal; New Zealand; Politics: Ireland; Public welfare: Irish poor; Redmond, John; Religion: Ireland

Biographical / Historical

John Redmond (1856-1918) worked as a clerk in the House of Commons where he became a devoted follower of Charles Parnell. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1881 and, following the death of Parnell in 1891, took over the leadership of the Parnellite faction of the Irish Nationalist Party. Redmond became the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party in 1900 when the Irish National League (led by Redmond and William O'Brien) and the Irish National Federation (led by John Dillon) merged. He held the post until his death.

Series MS 15181. Correspondence between Joseph Devlin and John Redmond, 1905 - 1909

Letters from J. Devlin to J. Redmond and one letter from Redmond to Devlin, April 1905 - February 1907 (File 15181/2)

Written from Kalgoorlie, Bendigo, Melbourne, Cootamundra, Dalby, Timaru and Rotorua they give an account of the fund-raising tour of Australia and New Zealand by Devlin and J.T. Donovan, with references to Irish affairs, the death of M. Davitt, the Philadelphia Convention and W. O'Brien.

Series MS 15186. Letters to John Redmond, 2 December 1882 - 1917

Correspondence with Charles Gavan Duffy, 2 December 1882 (File 15186/3)

Two letters from Sir Charles Gavan Duffy to F. Longmore and R. Byrne: Commending J. Redmond's book on Australia.

Correspondence with William Duffy, 1905 - 1906 (File 15186/4)

Regarding the 'critical situation' in Loughrea in respect of Martin Ward's case, reporting on efforts to enlist the sympathy of the country on behalf of Martin Ward.

Also includes 'The Power of Life and Death'. Printed facsimile letter reproduced from Weekly Freeman, 25 November 1905, regarding the Martin Ward case in Loughrea.

Correspondence with Henry Edward Duke, Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1916 - 1917 (File 15186/5)

Regarding the scheme for state control of railways in Ireland, the position of various Irish coalmines, Home Rule Act, appointment to the secretaryship at the Irish Convention.

Correspondence with Lord Dudley, 1903 - 1907 (File 15186/6)

Debate in the House of Commons, Congested Districts' Commission, the deplorable condition of the inhabitants of Bundorragha, a village north of Killary Harbour, County Galway.

Also includes a copy of a report in the Times of Lord Dudley's speech at the College of Surgeons, 11 February 1903.

Series MS 15206. Letters from to John Redmond concerning political matters, 1900 - 1918

Correspondence with General Sir John Maxwell, May 1916 - June 1916 (File 15206/2)

Redmond's efforts to secure the release of prisoners detained after the Rising, the cases of Bernard O'Rourke, Coleman Walsh, Kathleen Lynn, Peter O'Hara, Michael Harkin, Hugh Hehir, Daniel C. Buckley and John Kennedy.

Correspondence with Lord Meath, 1904 - 1914 (File 15206/3)

Attempts by the Philanthropic Reform Association to obtain the passage of the Irish Day Industrial Schools' Bill 1904-1905, the vital importance of education, and providing for neglected children in the large cities of Ireland, his effort to raise an Irish Army Corps.

Correspondence with Lord Midleton, 1918 (File 15206/4)

Trouble with the Franchise Bill in the House of Lords.

Correspondence with Gerald Molloy, 1903 (File 15206/5)

Forthcoming visit of the Queen.

Correspondence with John J. Mooney, 1900 - 1909 (File 15206/6)

Redmond's approval of his candidature for South County Dublin, disagreeing with the feeling in the constituency that the whole financial burden of re-organising the County ought to be borne by him.

Correspondence with Colonel Maurice Moore, Inspector-General of the Irish National Volunteers, 1914 - 1916 (File 15206/7)

Home Rule Bill, sending Redmond his congratulations on his speech in parliament, complications for the Volunteers arising from the mobilisation of the army in Ireland, discusses the possible introduction of a territorial system in Ireland.

Correspondence with Cardinal Francis Patrick Moran, Archbishop of Sydney, 1902 - 1909 (File 15206/8)

They refer to the visit of the Australian Premiers to Britain in 1902, a plan to persuade Sir Edmund Barton and W. Laurier to make statements in support of Home Rule, Moran's visit to Ireland in 1902, fund-raising for Irish causes in Australia, the visit of the Irish Parliamentary party delegates to Australia in 1906, and W. Redmond's book on Australia.

Series MS 15237. Correspondence of John Redmond, 1882 - 1889

Correspondence, 1882 - 1885 (File 15237/1)

Correspondents include: C. Parnell, H. Mahon, Revernd P. Furlong, Philip Sayle, J.A. Blake and T.M. Healy.

Subjects include: Parnell instructions to Redmond to visit Australia and New Zealand and solicit support for Home Rule in Ireland, Mahon's receival of orders to emigrate or face rearrest, William Redmond's victory over the O'Conor Don at a by-election.

Also includes:

A copy of 'Resolutions favouring Home Rule for Ireland, passed by the Canadian House of Commons, 1882, 1886 and 1887'.

Correspondence, 1886 - 1889 (File 15237/2)

Correspondents include: Patrick Byrne, Joseph Murphy, P. Doyle, George W. Warren and M.J. Horgan.

Subjects include: The appointment of a Catholic magistrate for Gorey in County Wexford, activities of an anti-boycotting organisation in Enniscorthy, tenant mobilisation on the Marquis of Ely's estate in County Wexford, disputes between tenants and landlords.

Also includes:

Official report of Parnell's speech on the introduction of the Government of Ireland Bill, 8 April 1886.

Redmond's notes on Gladstone's speech introducing the first Home Rule Bill in the House of Commons, 7 June 1886.

Fonds. Papers of William Smith O'Brien, 1848 - 1892

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047

Subjects

Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Irish in Australia; Meagher, Thomas F.; O'Brien, William Smith; Politics: Ireland; Transportation: Convicts

Copy of a poem attributed to Thomas Francis Meagher, Never despair (1 f.), 12 October 1848 (File MS 15398)

Correspondence of William Smith O'Brien, 1848 - 1863 (File MS 15742)

Correspondents include: Charles G. Duffy, Sir Colman O'Loghlen, Augustine Barton and Dr. Griffin.

Subjects include: Duffy's departure for Australia, questions wisdom of severing links with Irish press, independent Irish in Australia, decision by Government to transport Irish prisoners to Van Diemen's Land, articles required for voyage.

Correspondence of C. Gavan Duffy, 1849 - 1892 (File MS 15745)

Correspondents include: Michael Staunton, Julia Kavanagh, W. F. Vesey-Fitzgerald, George Smyth, and [unknown] Foley.

Subjects include: Book on India and colonies, federalism is hoop which will keep colonies together, intentions of Whigs in 1848, the National Gallery, politics.

Fonds. Papers of M. Davitt, July 1895 - September 1895

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047

Biographical / Historical

Michael Davitt (1846-1906) joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1865 and was convicted of treason felony in 1870. He was released in 1877. He was secretary of the Irish National Land League, founded in 1879, and a member of the House of Commons (1895-1899).

Two letters from M. Davitt (Sydney) to Mrs. Daly, July 1895 - September 1895 (File MS 15791)

Concerning her husband's injury and the death of Davitt's daughter.

Fonds MSS 15800-15978. Papers of Thomas Orde, 30 January 1786 - 31 March 1787

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2047.

Subjects

Convicts; Military: Ireland; Transportation: Convicts

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Orde (1746-1807), 1st Baron Bolton (created 1797), was called to the bar in 1775 and was a member of the House of Commons from 1780 to 1796. He was secretary to the Treasury (1782-1783) and Chief Secretary for Ireland (1784-1787) in the ministry led by William Pitt.

Account by John Jenkinson, of Military fees received on behalf of Thomas Orde on Commissions transmitted to Ireland by John Jenkinson and Robert Weston Esquires, 30 January 1786 - 15 January 1787 (File MS 15905 (a))

General W.A. Pitt to T. Orde, 31 March 1787 (File MS 15905 (b))

Orders issued for guards to escort convicts from Cork, Limerick and Tipperary; need for peace officers to march with detachment as otherwise soldiers will be insulted and stoned.

Fonds. Papers of Jenico Preston, 1893 - 1900

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047

Biographical / Historical

Jenico Preston (1837-1907), 14th Viscount Gormanston (succeeded 1876) was born at Gormanston Castle, Meath, and served in the British Army in 1855-1860. He was Governor of the Leeward Islands (1885-1887), British Guiana (1887-1893) and Tasmania (1893-1900).

Correspondence, 1893 - 1900 (File MS 15998)

Correspondents include: Lord Gormanston, Lady Gormanston, Bishop [J. Peacock?], J. Preston, E. Preston and J. Chamberlain.

Subjects include: Holiday, dispute concerning attendance of parish priest at Stamullen at Gormanston Chapel, diplomatic or army career, son's career, offer by J. Chamberlain of extended term, social events, photographs, bushfires, frequency of Australian holidays, Dreyfus affair, vacant Australian Govenorships, Boer War, social and family news.

Fonds MS 17421-17662. Papers of Joseph McGarrity, 1916 - 11 January 1923

Archival History

Originally filmed on ACJP reel M2047.

General

Conscription; Irish Race Convention (1918); Mannix, Daniel, Archbishop; McGarrity, Joseph; New Zealand; O'Doherty, Kevin; Politics: Ireland; Religion: Ireland

Biographical / Historical

Joseph McGarrity (1874-1940) was born in Carrickmore, County Tyrone, and migrated to the United States at the age of 18. A resident of Philadelphia, he was a leading member of the Clan na Gael organisation, the owner of the Irish Press (1918-1922), and the President of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic. He organised the American tour of Eamon de Valera in 1919.

Series MS 17626. Report of reception to Archbishop D. Mannix under auspices of New York Archdiocesan Reception Committee, 1920 - 11 January 1923

Speeches by Monsignor Joseph F. Mooney, Archbishop P. Hayes, E. de Valera and Archbishop Mannix. Also a copy of a letter to Archbishop P. Hayes concerning the reception for Mannix in Chicago, 21 June 1920, and a speech by Mannix, 'Complete and absolute freedom; what Ireland is entitled to ', 11 January 1923. (42 ff)

Series MS 17650. Letters to and from Joseph McGarrity, 1916 - 1918

Correspondence, 1918 (File 17650/1)

Correspondents include: American Catholic Historical Society, Patrick Ford, D. Lynch, J.T. Nicholson, K. O'Doherty, Mary O'Hagan, Kate Reilly and John Thomas.

Subjects include: Speaking engagements of Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington, move to New York and state of Irish nationalists in America, settling an account, need for relief funds in Ireland, Martin J. Sheriden memorial, disproportionate salary between President of the United States and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, financial affairs, donation of books.

Correspondence, 1918 (File 17650/2)

Correspondents include: Margaret Kain, Cardinal Harley, D. Mullogh, J. O'Leary and J. O'Mara.

Subjects include: Religious hopes for Irish freedom, imprisonment of J. O'Leary, censorship, Government's arrest of Irish politicians.

Correspondence relating to the self determination of Ireland, 1918 (File 17650/3)

Correspondents include: M.F. Doyle, William Sproul and Judge E.C. Bonniwell.

Subjects include: Self determination for Ireland, invitation to 'Determination of Ireland' meeting, dinner for Senator James D. Phelan.

Also includes: Programme for the Great Citizen's Mass Meeting in support of Self-Determination for Ireland.

Correspondence regarding the recruitment for British and Canadian armies, 1918 (File 17650/4)

Correspondents include: "M. Lacey", Peter MacSwiney, Patrick McGurk, Dennis A. McCarthy, John T. MacSwiney and James McDevitt.

Subjects include: Detention and forcible innoculation of John T. [Seán] MacSwiney, due to his refusal to enlist in any army during the First World War, instances of British and Canadian Armies trying to forcibly enlist soldiers, court martial, Irish Cause.

Irish Race Convention documents, 1918 (File 17650/5)

Includes:

Circular letter from the Friends of Irish Freedom regarding the outcomes of the Irish Race Convention, 20 August 1918.

Letter from the delegates of the Irish Race Convention to the President and Congress of the United States. The letter sets out declarations passed at the Convention relating to Irish nationalism and the place of Irish-American's in the United States.

List of subscriptions in Australia and New Zealand, possibly to Irish Relief Fund, 1916 - 1918 (File 17650/6)
Miscellaneous documents, 1916 - 1918 (File 17650/7)

Includes:

Notes on Irish code for German boats to land and deliver arms, 1916.

Leaflet titled 'Ireland and the Ulster Question' giving facts on the politics and economics of the province, 1918.

Leaflet titled 'Can Ireland Support Herself' giving facts on the economics of the country, 1918.

Newspaper cuttings relating to the appointment of Rufus Isaacs, Earl of Reading as British Ambassador to the United States, January 1918.

Newspaper cuttings relating to the appointment of Rufus Isaacs, Earl of Reading as British Ambassador to the United States, June 1918.

Pamphlet titled 'English Horrors in Irish Jails' regarding the treatment of political prisoners with detailed testimony from Charles Kenny, July 1918.

Fonds. Correspondence of John and Mary Birmingham, 1870 - 1884

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047

Ten letters, mostly fragmentary, from John and Mary Birmingham to their family, 1870 - 1884 (File MS 17801)

They refer to land selections in the Clarence and Richmond River district of N,S.W., timber cutting, cane cutting, wages, plans to return to Ireland. One letter mentions farming in Otago, New Zealand.

Fonds. Correspondence of John S. Casey, December 1866 - September 1869

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047

Subjects

Casey, John S.; Convicts; Convicts: Western Australia; Farms and farming: Australia; Fenian prisoners; Indigenous Australians; Transportation: Convicts

Biographical / Historical

John Sarsfield Casey (1846-1896) was one of the Fenian convicts arrested in Cork in 1865 and charged with treason-felony. He was transported on the Hougoumont, which arrived in Fremantle in January 1868. He was granted a free pardon in 1869 and returned to Ireland in 1870. He was later a coroner in County Limerick.

Seven letters from John S. Casey to his family, December 1866 - September 1869 (File MS 17829)

Written from Western Australia, they refer to funds raised in Australia to enable the Fenian exiles to return to Ireland, weather, prices, farming, bushfires, the treatment of aborigines, Casey's preference for Portland Jail to transportation, his injury and medical treatment, newspapers, and his hopes of release. (Photocopies)

Fonds MSS 17863-17874. Papers of Sir William Teeling, 1869 - 1883

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2047-M2048.

Subjects

Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan; Gladstone, W.E.; Government: Victoria; Hoey, J.C.; O'Hagan, Sir Thomas, 1st Baron; Politics: Ireland; Young Ireland movement

Series MS 17869. Letters to Thomas, 1st Lord, O'Hagan, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, from John Cashel Hoey, one time editor of The Nation, 1869 - 1883

Biographical / Historical

John Cashel Hoey (1828-1892) was a member of the Young Ireland movement and succeeded Charles Gavan Duffy as editor of The Nation in 1849. He was sub-editor of the Dublin Review from 1865 to 1878. He was secretary to the Agent-General for Victoria in London in 1872-1873 and secretary to the Agent-General for New Zealand in 1874-1879.

Correspondence between J.C. Hoey and Lord O'Hagan, 1869 - 1871 (File 17869/1)

Subjects include: Formation of Government in Victoria by C. Gavan Duffy, appointment to 'London Board of Victoria', W.E. Gladstone, Dublin riots, work of Victorian Commissioners, general election, Irish affairs.

Correspondence between J.C. Hoey and Lord O'Hagan, 1871 - 1874 (File 17869/2)

Subjects include: Appointment of Victorian Agent-General, N.S.W. criticisms of W.E. Gladstone, conferral of knighthood on C. Gavan Duffy, Hoey's resignation from Victorian Commissionership, social news, politics, Irish affairs.

Correspondence between J.C. Hoey and Lord O'Hagan, 1875 - 1883 (File 17869/3)

Subjects include: Relating to political and literary affairs, with references to political affairs in Victoria, social news, Irish affairs and family news.

Fonds. Papers of William Smith O'Brien, 1819 - 1853

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Subjects

Convicts; Gold and Goldfields: Australia; O'Brien, William Smith; Politics: Ireland; Transportation: Convicts; Young Ireland movement

Biographical / Historical

William Smith O'Brien (1803-1864), who was a member of the House of Commons from 1831 to 1949, was a leader of the Young Irelander uprising in County Tipperary in 1848. He was transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1849 where he remained until 1854.

Series MS 18310. Correspondence of William Smith O'Brien, 1819 - 1853

Twelve letters from William Smith O'Brien to Anne Martineau, 1819 - 1829 (File 18310/1)

Subjects include: Health, social news, Irish affairs, low spirits, Clare election, repeal of coal duty.

Sixteen letters from William Smith O'Brien, mostly written from Tasmania, to Anne Martineau, 1843 - 1853 (File 18310/2)

Subjects include: The voyage to Australia, solitary confinement, O'Brien's reasons for not accepting a ticket of leave, the possibility of his family emigrating, a platypus, the Victorian goldrushes, books and Irish affairs.

Fonds MSS 18332-18392. Papers of Frank Gallagher, 1941 - 1953

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048.

Subjects

Canberra, Australia; Evatt, Herbert V., Dr; Gallagher, F.; Irish Embassy, Canberra; Kiernan, T.J.; Mannix, Daniel, Archbishop; Murdoch, Sir Keith; Politicians: Irish; Politics: Ireland

Biographical / Historical

Frank Gallagher (1893-1962) was an Irish journalist who worked at first on the Cork Free Press and later on New Ireland and the Irish Bulletin. He was a close associate of Eamon de Valera and edited the Irish Press from 1931 to 1935. He was the author of The four glorious years (1953). Thomas Kiernan was the first Irish Ambassador to Australia from 1946 to 1955.

Series. Correspondence, 1941 - 1953

Correspondence between T.J. Kiernan and F. Gallagher, 1941 - 1953 (File MS 18337)

Subjects include: Reception in Australia, Archbishop D. Mannix, H.V. Evatt, Sir Keith Murdoch, lack of office or accommodation in Canberra, Irish election results, unity league in Australia, Irish hard currency, Gallagher's book and Irish radio.

Fonds MSS 18815-18831. Papers of Mrs. Sidney Czira, c. 1930-1965

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048.

Subjects

Casey, John S.; Czira, Sidney; Fenianism; Fenian prisoners; Mackay, William, Captain

Biographical / Historical

Sidney Gifford (1889-1974), who was married briefly to Arpad Czira, was from a wealthy Unionist family in Dublin but became an Irish nationalist early in her life. She contributed articles to Sinn Fein and other publications under the name 'John Brennan'. She lived in New York from 1914 to 1921 and was active in the Irish Progressive League, later becoming a broadcaster in Dublin.

Series MS 18819. Drafts of articles by Mrs. Czira (pseud. John Brennan) relating to Fenianism, c. 1930-1965

Biographical articles on John S. Casey ('the Galtee Boy') (File 18819/1)

Also includes typescript of copies of:

Extract from Casey's trail for libel in November 1877.

'Address to Brian Dillon on his release' described by Galtee Boy in Irishman, January 1871.

'The reception of the released prisoners in Australia' Galtee [Boy], Sydney, October 1869.

Biographical articles on Captain William Mackay (File 18819/2)

Includes typescript copies of:

Newspaper article on the trial of Captain Mackay, London Telegraph, March 1868.

Article on the 'Departure of Captain Mackay and companions from Queenstown,' February 1871.

Letters from Captain McKay to his wife, parents and clergyman, 1870-1871.

Biographical articles on Fenian Women (File 18819/3)

Includes:

Multilple draft typescript copies of historical article on 'Fenian Women'.

Biographical articles on Fenians: Canada and United States (File 18819/4)

Typescript copies of article drafts relating to Fenians in the United States and Canada.

Fonds MSS 18848-18883. Papers of FitzGerald Family, Earls of Kildare and Dukes of Leinster, 11 December 1828

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2048.

Biographical / Historical

Augustus FitzGerald (1891-1874), 3rd Duke of Leinster (succeeded 1804) was Lord Lieutenant of Kildare (1831-1874) and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ireland (1813-1874).

Series. Correspondence, 11 December 1828

W.E.E. Conwell (Prince of Wales Island) to Duke of Leinster, 11 December 1828 (File MS 18873)

Pair of marine fungus and curiosities for Trinity College despatched with Capt. Carroll of Java.

Fonds. Smyth Papers, 1875 - 1878

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Biographical / Historical

Thomas James Smyth was a resident of Ballyneggall, County Westmeath.

Series MS 18936. Letters to Thomas James Smyth from Thomas F. Smyth, 1875 - 1878

Subjects include: sending thanks for help, discussing failure to achieve success in Australia, desire to edit a newspaper, seeks aid to acquire printing press, financial problems, intends to study medicine in order to take charge of Australian emigrant ship, emigration to Mauritius, financial crisis in Victoria.

Fonds. Papers of Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy, n.d.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048.

Letters to Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy, n.d. (File MS 18968)

Includes: Letter to Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy from Sir John Gray re letter from the Duke of Abercorn.

Letter to Kenealy from Joseph Bryan of Jenkinstown, Co. Kilkenny.

Fonds MSS 20674-20698. Monsell of Tervoe Papers, 1850 - 1877

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048.

Subjects

Convicts; O'Brien, William Smith; Tasmania; Trade: Australia; Transportation: Convicts

Biographical / Historical

William Monsell (1812-1894), 1st Baron Emly (created 1874) was a member of the House of Commons from 1847 to 1874. He held a number of junior offices, including under-secretary for the colonies (1868-1870) and postmaster-general (1871-1873) in the first Gladstone Government.

Series. Papers, 1871 - 1877

Letters to William Monsell (aft. 1st Baron Emly) from Louis Mallet, 1871 - 1877 (File MS 20688)

Re telegraphy to Australia and India as well as growth of Anglo-Australian trade, 1857-1868. (In poor condition)

Series. Papers, 1850

Minute concerning W.S. O'Brien's refusal to accept conditions for ticket of leave and details of his confinement in Tasmania (2 ff.), 1850 (File MS 20692)

Fonds MSS 20944-20969. Papers of John D'Alton, 1855 - 1864

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048.

Biographical / Historical

John D'Alton (1792-1867) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and was called to the Irish Bar in 1813. He devoted most of his life to writing and published many books on Irish history, antiquities, topography and genealogy. He married a Miss Phillips from Connaught.

Series. Correspondence, c. 1855-1864

Letters to John D'Alton from his niece, Ellen Phillips (Sister Marie Gonzague) of St. Mary's Benedictine Priory, Princethorpe, Warwickshire, c. 1855-1864 (File MS 20957)

Subjects include: Arrival of parents in Australia, news of relatives, photographs of family in Australia, Sydney cathedral.

Anna Phillips to J. D'Alton, n.d. (File MS 20963)

Life in Australian bush; dance and riding party; no priest in Edenhope district; family news. (incomplete)

Fonds. Miscellaneous Collections, 1834 - 1929

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Subjects

Convicts; Economic conditions: Australia; Emigration: paupers; Gold and Goldfields: Australia; Mirage (ship); Queensland; Religion: Australia; Transportation: Convicts

Letters from O. O'Neill, written in Victoria, to his brother and one letter of J. Cannan of Sydney, 1907 - November 1919 (File MS 20970)

Includes one letter of J. Cannan of Sydney, Nov. 1919, referring to family news, goldmining, Australian schools, churches and priests.

Letters from Patrick Dunne, written in Queensland, to Edward Dunne, 1928 - 1929 (File MS 20971)

Referring to high unemployment, the building of Brisbane Cathedral, B. Hinkler and other aviators, 1928 waterside workers' strike, prices, rents, Irish friends.

J.W. Goff (Horetown) to W. and I. McArthur, 1 February 1844 (File MS 20984)

Requests application to N.S.W. Governor for free passage for family of Thomas Moran transported for sheep stealing.

Journal of C.E.D. Goff, kept on Mirage on voyage from London to Canterbury, 6 May 1864 - 5 September 1864 (File MS 20989)

(Typescript copy, 18 ff.)

Letters from Daniel O'Connell to J.H. Plunkett, 1834 - 1838 (File MS 21199)

Supports applications by Mrs. Gibbons and family for employment, introduces emigrants Murphy, Pinnock and T. Purdon, refers to Plunkett's high standing with Colonial Office, need for Legislative Assembly in N.S.W., Chief Justice F. Forbes, innocence of convict James Daly, Irish affairs. (5 photocopies)

Fonds MSS 21208-21274. Papers of F. Gallagher, 1929

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Subjects

Gallagher, F.; Mannix, Daniel, Archbishop

Christmas card from Archbishop D. Mannix to F. Gallagher, 1929 (File MS 21212)

Fonds. Papers of Mrs. Sidney Czira, 5 December 1868 - 18 January 1871

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Subjects

Casey, John S.; Convicts; Czira, Sidney; Emigration and immigration; Hougoumont (ship); Transportation: Convicts

Biographical / Historical

Sidney Gifford (1889-1974), who was married briefly to Arpad Czira, was from a wealthy Unionist family in Dublin but became an Irish nationalist early in her life. She contributed articles to Sinn Fein and other publications under the name 'John Brennan'. She lived in New York from 1914 to 1921 and was active in the Irish Progressive League, later becoming a broadcaster in Dublin.

Typescript copies of letters to the Irishman by John S. Casey ('the Galtee Boy') transported to Western Australia on the Hougoumont (File MS 21527)

Pentonville and Portland gaols, (8 pp.), 5 December 1868 (File MS 21527)

Australian prisoners; letter from Galtee Boy, (13 pp), 10 April 1869 (File MS 21527)

Galtee Boy; released prisoners' visit to Australian colonies, (5 pp), 19 March 1870 (File MS 21527)

Australian emigrants; letter from Galtee Boy, (6 pp), 4 June 1870 (File MS 21527)

Reception of prisoners in Australia, 26 February 1870 (File MS 21527)

Addresses to Brian Dillon, 18 January 1871 (File MS 21527)

Fonds MSS 21600-21614. Hodson Papers, 4 May 1840

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2048.

Subjects

Convicts; Convicts: petitions; Transportation: Convicts

Series. Correspondence, 4 May 1840

[Mrs. Henrietta Arnauld] to Lord Normanby, n.d. (File MS 21604)

Petition on behalf of Charles Dolphus, sentenced to transportation for life for returning from N.S.W. prior to allotted time.

S. Phillips (Home Office) to Mrs. H. Arnauld, 4 May 1840 (File MS 21604)

C. Dolphus to be sent to general penitentiary instead of transportation.

Fonds. Miscellaneous Collections, n.d.

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Lord Dufferin to [unknown], n.d. (File MS 21708)

Sends particulars of Misses Tapner who plan to emigrate to Australia under auspices of 'our Society'.

Fonds. Papers of Sister M Columba, 13 November 1945

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Subjects

Nun; Rabaul, Papua New Guinea; World War Two; World War Two: internment; World War Two: Pacific

Sister M. Columba (Bamale Camp) to family, 13 November 1945 (File MS 22454)

Account of Japanese attack on Rabaul in February 1942; internment of nuns; air raids; liberation in August 1945 (copy)

Fonds. Papers of J. Ward, c. 1896-1911

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Letters to John Ward, of Belfast, from relatives, c. 1896-1911 (File MS 22486)

Subjects include: Unemployment in Western Australia, dislike of bush life, wages, rents, housing, social and economic conditions . (photocopy)

Fonds. Papers relating to Thomas Cullianane, 24 February 1869

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Royal pardon granted to Thomas Cullinane and other Irish convicts under sentence of penal servitude in Western Australia, 24 February 1869 (File MS 22536)

Fonds. Papers of Alfred Coyle, c. 1921-1929

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

Letters to Alfred B. Coyle, c. 1921-1929 (File MS 22727)

Correspondents include: A. Motion, Lord Fingall and Lady Russell.

Subjects include: Thanks for fox; European holiday, requests for autographs and photographs of celebrities and horse racing.

Fonds. Papers of Sean O' Luing, c. 1860-1968

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2048.

Subjects

Convicts; Fenian prisoners; Hougoumont (ship); Irish in Australia; O Luing, Sean; Queale, Alan; Transportation: Convicts

Letters to Séan Ó Lúing, Alan Queale and others, c. 1860-1968 (File MS 22926)

Correspondence and papers collected by Alan Queale of Queensland concerning the newspaper Wild Goose, produced on the convict ship Hougoumont in 1867, and Fenian convicts transported to Western Australia, 1967-1968. The correspondence is between S. O'Luing, A. Queale, Reverend J.S. Moynihan (Perth), Sheila Johnson (Sydney), the Mitchell Library and others, 1967-1968, and discuss the Wild Goose, its editor John Flood, John B. O'Reilly, O'Luing's book Fremantle Mission, and Irish in Australia. There are also photocopies of Wild Goose and of the death certificates of J. Flood and C. Keane, cuttings from the Melbourne Advocate of articles by J.S. Moynihan on Fenian prisoners in Western Australia (1968) and other cuttings and notes.

Biographical / Historical

Sean O'Luing (1917-2000) was born in County Kerry and was a graduate of University College, Dublin. In 1943 he joined the Houses of the Oireachtas as a translator and was chief translator from 1973 to 1982. He wrote books in both Gaelic and English. He was a poet and historian and was the author of several books on the Fenian period, including a biography of John Devoy and Fremantle Mission (1965).

Fonds. Miscellaneous Collections, 1862-05-07; 1922-05-09

Archival history

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M2048

R. Herbert (Brisbane) to Bishop J. Quinn, 7 May 1862 (File MS 22942)

Views of Queensland Government on formation and work of Quinn's Immigration Society; Quinn's allegation of neglect of Irish emigration by Jordan. (photocopy)

Biographical / Historical

Sir Robert Herbert (1831-1905) was the first premier of Queensland (1860-1866) and later worked for many years in the Colonial Office in London.

Michael Collins to Michael O'Dea (Perth), 9 May 1922 (File MS 22972)

Gratitude to Australians for aid in struggle for Irish independence. (photocopy)

Biographical / Historical

Michael Collins (1890-1922) joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood in 1909 and was its president in 1919. He was a minister in the revolutionary government led by Eamon de Valera (1920-1921), the leader of the Irish Republican Army, and the leader of the provisional government in 1922.

Fonds MSS 24320-24392. Records of Irish National Aid Association and Volunteer Dependants Fund, 1916 - 1920

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP reel M2048.

Subjects

Easter Uprising (1916); Irish National Aid Association; Mannix, Daniel, Archbishop

Biographical / Historical

The Irish National Aid Association and the Volunteer Defendants Fund were set up in 1916 to assist the families of men who were killed in the Easter Uprising or executed or imprisoned by British authorities following the uprising. The two organisations merged in the summer of 1916 as a result of pressure from American delegations bringing funds raised by the Irish Relief Fund Committee in New York. The secretary was Michael Collins, but most of the office-holders were the widows or mothers of leaders of the uprising, such as Kathleen Clarke (president), Margaret Pearse and Muriel MacDonagh. American funds were supplemented by subscriptions from Australia and New Zealand collected under the auspices of the Catholic hierarchy. The organisation was wound up in 1919.

Series. Correspondence, 1916 - 1920

Correspondence and cables, mostly received by Reverend R. Bowden of Dublin, concerning funds raised in Australia and New Zealand for Irish relief, 1916 - 1920 (File MS 24322)

The correspondents include Archbishop D. Mannix (Melbourne), Archbishop J. Duhig (Brisbane), Bishop J. Norton (Pt. Augusta), J. McArdle (Brisbane), J. Coffey (Dunedin), the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the National Bank of Australasia.

(40 items)

Series MS 24385. Summaries of foreign contributions for Irish relief fund, 23 May 1916 - 28 February 1917


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