Administration of estates -- Ireland.



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Irish estate administration papers,

Records deriving from administration of the estates of William Gore, Owen Ormsby, Mary Jane and William Ormsby-Gore in the counties of Westmeath, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon. They comprise rentals, 1775-1858, accounts, 1789-1859, and correspondence, 1793-1887; and they constitute a good source of information on the impoverished state of Irish agriculture, land reclamation through drainage, other attempted improvements and the effects of the Potato Famine.

Letters to Emily Charlotte Ormsby-Gore,

Letters to Emily Charlotte Ormsby-Gore (née Seymour), second Lady Harlech, 1844-1876, from her husband, William Richard Ormsby-Gore, and children, 1853-1874, other relatives and friends, including Lady Clinton, [1844], Mary Jane Ormsby-Gore [c. 1869], the Duchess of Grafton, 1860, Lady Georgiana de Ros, [1860], her father, Sir George Francis Seymour, 1857-1869, her cousin, Lady Spencer, 1857-1870, and other members of the Seymour family, 1850-1876. Particular topics are: her husband 's experiences in the Crimean War, 1853-1854; charitable works, estate business and court duties in Ireland; elections in Shropshire and Roscommon, 1859; the Franco-Prussian War, 1870; Sir George F. Seymour 's involvement with the 68th regiment and recollections of the Walcheren expedition in 1809; the marriage of Laura Wilhelmina Seymour to Prince Victor Gleichen, 1860; and events in Canada during the American Civil War, 1862. The file also includes a single family letter to her daughter, Mary.

Seymour family, Marquesses of Hertford.

Personal correspondence,

Private letters of the families of Maurice, Owen and Ormsby-Gore of Clenennau and Brogyntyn, 1587-1950, the Godolphin family of Abertanat, 1698-1764 and other individuals who were connected with them by marriage, friendship or official business, 1582-1933, frequently accompanied by copies, drafts or originals of outgoing correspondence and relevant letters from third parties. The range of subjects includes personal and social matters; local government; political news; contemporary national and local events; lawsuits; questions of title and inheritance; trusts; debts, mortgages and other financial matters; family history; the education and careers of individuals; property purchases and estate business in North Wales, Shropshire and Ireland, where this is inseparable from other topics.

Poetry, prose and estate accounts,

Outsize volume in modern binding containing manuscript and printed poems, songs, ballads, riddles, letters, concert programmes, notices and press cuttings, 1744-1800, and the remains of an account book of labourers and haymakers working for Robert Godolphin Owen at Porkington, 1770. Among the literary material there are poems to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn upon his second birthday, 1751, and upon the Act of Union, 1800; memorials to Mr Mytton and the rector of Hordley, 1765; a personal letter in verse by Mary Owen to Margaret Godolphin [1730x1766]; letters to an unknown addressee concerning the history of Valle Crucis, 1773, to Owen Ormsby on Irish estate business, 1785 and to William [Owen?] on family relations [early 18th cent]; a list of well-wishers' contributions upon the birth of Mrs Ormsby 's daughter, 1781; a poem on the marriage of George Prince of Wales to Caroline of Brunswick, 1795; and a poem entitled A Picture of Porkington addressed to Mrs [Margaret] Ormsby, 1797.