John Baker Holroyd papers

Scope and Content

Collection of 45 miscellaneous papers belonging to Holroyd, 1789-1830.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Baker Holroyd was born in 1735. In 1781 he was created Baron Sheffield of Dunamare, Co. Meath in the Peerage of Ireland and in 1802 created Baron Sheffield of Sheffield, Co. York in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was President of the Board of Agriculture, a Lord of Trade and one of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council. He was known in the literary world as a writer on political economy. He died in 1821.

Access Information

Open for research. 24 hours notice is necessary for research visits.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description. Hard-copy catalogue also available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archivist's Note

Date(s) of descriptions: 2000-02-07 Joseph Gelfer, 2000-05-19 Sarah Aitchison.

Conditions Governing Use

Conditions governing reproduction: Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.