John Redmond: Documents on Irish affairs

Scope and Content

Photostats of documents regarding Irish affairs, 1914-1918, primarily correspondence involving Redmond, the King, the prime minister and other parliamentarians.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Edward Redmond (1856-1918), politician, was born at Ballytrent House, county Wexford, on 1 September 1856, and educated at Clongowes and Trinity College, Dublin. He was M.P. for New Ross, County Wexford, 1881-1885, and North Wexford, 1885-1891. Redmond led the supporters of C.S. Parnell in parliament after Parnell's death in 1891, and that year was returned for the seat of Waterford. He became chairman of the reunited Irish party in 1900. During the First World War, he promoted recruitment in Ireland, but opposed her inclusion in the national service bill of 1916. Throughout his career, Redmond sought a free Ireland that remained part of the Empire. He died in London on 6 March 1918.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Reading Room, Cambridge University Library, 1982


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on John Redmond in H.W.C. Davis and J.R.H. Weaver, eds, Dictionary of national biography, 1912-1921 (Oxford University Press, 1927), pp. 447-452.

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Custodial History

The photostats were acquired by Cambridge University for a History Tripos Part II special subject.


Geographical Names