Papers of Lord MacDonnell of Swinford

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. a. 11-12, a. 13(R)-15(R), b. 206, c. 350-73, c. 388-95, c.415, d. 235-8, d. 248-55, d. 510, e. 215-18, e. 220
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Scope and Content

Lord MacDonnell's papers consist of:

  • General Correspondence and Personal Papers, 1859-1929, including letters to MacDonnell and his wife, newspaper cuttings, miscellaneous papers, speeches, personal papers, and photographs
  • Papers about India, 1864-1930, including correspondence, printed official papers, papers about famine relief, miscellaneous papers, photographs, newspaper cuttings, and papers about the Indian Civil Service
  • Papers about Ireland, 1893-1930, including papers about the foundation of Dublin University, papers about Irish Constitutional Reform, papers relating to the Irish Convention, miscellaneous Irish papers, and letters to Lady MacDonnell
  • Additional papers, 1885-1955, including correspondence; papers relating to MacDonnell's last illness and death; and miscellaneous papers

Administrative / Biographical History

Antony Patrick MacDonnell, 1st Baron Macdonnell of Swinford (1844-1925) was a statesman. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1953, 1960 and 1967.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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