Papers of Augustine Birrell

Scope and Content

The collection consists of Birrell's papers as Chief Secretary for Ireland, including letters and memoranda; and a volume of the home rule bills of 1886 and 1893, and the Irish Councils bill of 1907.

Administrative / Biographical History

Augustine Birrell (1850-1933) was Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1907-16. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1969.


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.