Tracts on Ireland

Scope and Content

Tracts on Ireland, 73 folios: (fo. 1) 'Discourse concerning the Affairs of Ireland' (printed 1650); (fo. 16v) title; (fo. 17) Latin couplets and scribblings; (fo. 17v) 'For the right honorab and my very good Lord Edward Lord Viscount Conway and Cann C Canningham' (c. 1690); (fo. 18) 'Relation of some Passages in the North of Ireland'; (fo. 37v) 'Memorandim quod...S W Arthur Chichester Colonell H O H Qui aime le honeur ne craine la morte'; (fo. 38) 'Right trusty and right entirely bloved'; (fo. 38v) scribblings; (fo. 39v) scribblings and 'Marmaduke Cannoneere'; (fo. 40) 'Robert Jones' and scribblings; (fo. 40v) scribblings and 'Billingsly'; (fo. 41) 'Robert Jones'; (fo. 41v) 'William Clerke servant to Colonell Tho Trafford to goe in England', 'Thomas Boone' and 'John Cannerlane'; (fo. 43) W. Enos, 'Reflections upon the Peace...1646'. This appears to be a summary of W. Enos, A survey of the articles of the late rejected peace (Kilkenny, 1646); (fo. 52) H. Jones, 'Considerations of the present State', title page and preface; (fo. 54) Edmond Bray, 'A Congratulation for the most honourable the lord Marquesse of Ormond'; (fo. 63v) endorsement; (fo. 64) Henry Jones, 'Considerations of the present State of the Kingdom of Ireland and the Army therein'; (fo. 73v) endorsement.

Administrative / Biographical History

The authors of the tracts include Henry Jones (1605-1682), bishop of Meath, 1661-1682; Walter Enos; and Edmond Bray.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Received from the collection of Henry Bradshaw, 1886.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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