Vols. 1-2 (of 7) of a typescript copy of John Hely-Hutchinson's 'An essay towards a history of Trinity College, Dublin' to 1730

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Vols. 1-2 (of 7) of a typescript copy of John Hely-Hutchinson's 'An essay towards a history of Trinity College, Dublin' to 1730. The original manuscript, parts of which were burnt in 1916, is in Trinity College, Dublin.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hely-Hutchinson (1724-94) was a lawyer, statesman and antiquary. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated B.A. in 1744, and was called to the Irish bar in 1748. He was the son of Francis Hely of Gortroe, co. Cork, and Prudence Earbery; in 1751 he married Christiana, daughter of Abraham Nixon of Money, co. Wicklow, niece and heiress of Richard Hutchinson, esq., of Knocklofty, co. Tipperary, whose name he thereupon adopted. In 1759 he became the MP for the borough of Lanesborough; but disposed of his seat after the dissolution of Parliament on the death of George II. From 1761 to 1790 he sat as member for the city of Cork. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library, Henry Sotheran, cat. 814 (1929), 1754.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54384-5.

Custodial History

Owned by Sir John Mahaffy.