Papers of Augustine Birrell

Archive Collection

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 http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1969.

Note

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.