Series EAF3. - Irish estate correspondence,

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Irish estate correspondence,


  • 1793-1887. (Creation)

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2 folders, 2 envelopes.

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Letters to Roger Parke, agent to the Ormsbys, 1793, William Gore, 1797-1805, Mary Jane Ormsby-Gore, 1819-[c. 1851], William Ormsby-Gore, 1824-1859, and William Richard Ormsby-Gore, 1850-1887, from agents, tenants and other individuals, accompanied by occasional replies and relevant letters from third parties. They mainly concern routine estate business such as rent collection and leases, but they also discuss the poverty and ejectment of tenants, complaints against a bailiff, repairs to Willowbrook House, 1850, fishing rights and agricultural practices. Letters to William Ormsby-Gore describe a proposed road construction through an estate at Letterbrone, county Sligo, 1824; political unrest among protestants, 1828; a request by a minister for stone to build a school at Carigallen, Leitrim, 1842; aims of the Society for Draining and Cultivating Irish Bogs, 1843; conditions during the Potato Famine, 1847; a civil bill affecting landlords' rights to eject tenants; and the processing of flax, 1851. Other items include detailed reports of farm work and wages paid to labourers on the estates of William Richard Ormsby-Gore in Dromod, Leitrim, 1875, 1878; and a circular analysing eviction returns for the Irish counties, 1886.

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Arranged chronologically by recipients and within each file.

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Topics relating to estate management in Ireland are also included in the more general private letters, PEC.

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Preferred citation: EAF3.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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