Draft of proposals for education in Ireland introduced in the Irish House of Commons by Thomas Orde-Powlett

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Scope and Content

Draft of proposals for education in Ireland introduced in the Irish House of Commons by Thomas Orde-Powlett, mainly in his hand.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Orde-Powlett (1746-1807), 1st Baron Bolton, was a politician. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1770, and MA in 1773. From Feb. 1784 to Nov. 1787 he served as chief secretary to the Duke of Rutland, lord-lieutenant of Ireland, and as a member of the privy council in Ireland. In 1787 Orde introduced into the Irish House of Commons, in a speech of three hours' length, an 'extremely comprehensive' scheme of education. See the  Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1920.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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Bibliography

See the journal Analecta Hibernica, 1 (1930), pp. 3-4.