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Railways, Co. Waterford: Purdon (W.) & Garrard (Ch.) Engineers, Map of The Waterford, Dungarvan & Lismore Railway, lg. map, approx. 38cms x 67cms (15″ x 26 1/2″), coloured in outline, c. 1874, printed by Harvey & Co., Waterford, v. good condition. Framed. (1)More details ›
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Map: Moll (Hermann) The Counties of Clare & Limerick, c. 1720, attractive engraved & hand coloured map, approx. 23cms x 29cms (9″ x 11 1/2″) in gilt frame, good. (1)More details ›
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Co. Dublin, Kildare etc: A good collection of mostly 19th Century, indentures, deeds, mortgages etc. & other legal documents relating mostly to Laurence Rorke, of Neilstown House, Co. Dublin, & his family, c. 1822 – 1920, approx. 16 items in all, mostly on vellum, some paper. As a coll., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Box: Legal papers, Co. Dublin. A collection of indentures, deeds, mortgages, leases, petitions, briefs, etc., and other papers of legal interest, including items for Kingstown, Glastule etc., on paper and vellum. As a coll., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Box of Deeds of Youghal Interest
A box of Deeds relating to the Youghal area, dating almost entirely from the 19th Century. Some Co. Waterford material, including documents relating to the Ballynatray Estate.
Includes among other items:
* Indentures re the leasing and selling of land;
* Grants of land to tenants made through the Landed Estates Court;
* A number of probate documents dating between 1819 and 1893, of particular importance as all wills prior to 1858 and all wills proved in Dublin before 1904; were destroyed in the Four Courts in 1922;
* Some Marriage Settlements, 1814 – 1910.
An important collection of genealogical, topographical and social interest. (1)More details ›
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IMPORTANT ARCHIVE OF A SCOTTISH FAMILY:
The Rentons of Lamberton 1550 – 1739: Lamberton is a hilly area of Berwickshire, just north of the Scottish border and four miles north of Berwick-on-Tweed. It was part of the estate of the Renton family of Billie, but in the early 18th century the Rentons sold Billie to the Earls of Home, retaining Lamberton as their principal seat. A hundred years later the heiress to Lamberton married a Colonel Robert Campbell. The Campbell-Rentons later moved to Mordington House, which the heiress sold in the 1970s.
The archive consists of approximately 300 documents, mainly of the second half of the 17th century, with a few from the late 16th and several from the early 18th centuries. They relate to the Renton lairds of Lamberton and comprise details of law suits, bonds, the conveyance of debts, contracts etc. Other parties involved include the Earls of Dunbar, Home and Annandale and the families of Watson, Trotter, Yeoman, Brodie, Cockburn, Gray, Anderson, Learmonth, Blaw, Stirling and Udney.
The documents are nearly all written on paper (a few on vellum) in Scots (a few in Latin) and in a neat Scots hand. They vary in size from small scraps to very long rolls made up of sheets of paper stuck together. They are numbered and tied in bundles.
Of particular interest are:
· Notarial instrument dated 1550, with an endorsement of 1574 (bundle 1).
· Inquisition post mortem dated 1615 of David Renton of Billie, with a long list of lands (bundle 1).
· Contract whereby James Renton of Billie sells Lamberton to John Renton junior of Cockburnspath, 1634 (bundle 14);
· Contract whereby John Renton of Billie sells Lamberton to James Renton (damaged, date lost) (bundle 45);
· John Renton of Lamberton’s account of his levy on the parishes of Berwick for the supply of horses (for the war), 27 July 1642 (bundle 16);
· rental of Sir James Douglas’s and John Renton’s estates, 1640; 3 rentals of the estate of John Hay, returned by his factor Alexander Trotter, 1689-91 and 1692-95, one n.d. (bundle 16). All with lists of tenants, mainly cottiers.
This collection forms an important case study of the legal and financial affairs of a lowland Scots landed family in the early modern period.
As an archive, w.a.f., (c. 300 items) (1)More details ›
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Co. Leix: Price (John Robinson) of Westfield, Castletown, Mountrath. A small archive of papers, mostly correspondence to J.R. Price, who was a resident magistrate for Co. Leix. The earliest item dated 1803, but the correspondence is principally for the period 1837 – 39, over 200 items in all. it also contains a vellum Conveyance on behalf of Commissioners of Encumbered Estates in Ireland, to lease to Robert Hutton, Jan. 1851, lands in the Barony of Clonmahon, in the County of Cavan, with hand coloured maps. As a coll., of manuscripts etc. w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Papers Relating to Co. Carlow Gaol, 1786 – 1846 / 47
Co. Carlow Gaol: A group of manuscript documents, including 10 signed documents concerning supplies to the Gaol during The Great Famine Period, outlining cost etc., and with one proposal to purchase manure and offal from the jail for one year. There is also an account of an attempted escape from the Dungeon of Carlow jail by Philip O’Neill & Thos. Condon on the night of Sunday the 19th March, 1786; there is also ‘A Calander of Prisoners…’ in Carlow Gaol…., 18th July, 1794; and a manuscript ‘Estimate of Sundry Repairs’, printing etc., dated May 1st, 1847. As m/ss, w.a.f. (1)
N.B. Manuscript ‘Estimate of Sundry Repairs’, printing etc., dated May 1st, 1847, has been withdrawn from this lot.More details ›
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The Famine & Fever in Tullamore, 1847
Manuscripts: Crampton (Philip) & Corrigan (D.V.) To the Guardians of the Poor of the Tullamore Union, Manuscript Appeal by the above named to the Guardians for buildings, medicines, food, accommodation, etc., for the Poor of the area affected with fever, signed by both men, & dated, 6th Feb. 1847. Single lg. sheet folded, 4pp foolscap, in a very clear hand; also another manuscript Document of Co. Offaly interest, relating to the Barony of Geashill, c. 1857, & particularly to Lord Digbys’ Estate. An interesting document (5pp folio) of great social interest; with another item from same source. As a group of manuscripts, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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‘J.K.L.’ Doyle (Rt. Dr. James) later Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin. A ptd. Pastoral Letter, 2 foolscap pps., (lg. sheet folded), printed by R. Price, Carlow, & postally used, sent to his nephew, ‘To the Rev. Peter Doyle, St. Martin, Fethard, Co. Wexford.’ As ephemera. (1)More details ›
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A Letter of Considerable Irish Interest
Owen (Robert) A two page letter from the Utopian Socialist, Robert Owen (1771 – 1858), to the Baron Auber in Paris introducing Miss Crumpe, the daughter of Samuel Crumpe (1766 – 1796), the Irish physician and writer on economic issues. The great Irish economist, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, wrote of Samuel Crumpe that ‘he deserved the prize awarded by the Royal Irish Academy to his essay ‘On the best means of providing Employment for the People.’ This work was also described as ‘an excellent treatise’ by Malthus. In this letter Robert Owen confirms his own high regard for Samuel Crumpe.
This is a letter of recommendation for the writer Mary Grace Susan Crumpe, also known as Miss Crumpe, the daughter of Samuel Crumpe. Miss Crumpe wrote historical romances such as Geraldine of Desmond or Ireland in the reign of Elizabeth. An Historical Romance in Three Volumes published in London in 1829. In introducing Miss Crumpe, Robert Owen, expressed considerable admiration for her father as a political economist. ‘Miss Crumpe, an Irish lady of high literary attainments and the author of one or two works – one of them an historical romance of great merit. She is the daughter of a physician who died prematurely in the benevolent exercise of his profession and was eminent as a literary man and political economist.’
A letter of considerable Irish interest linking the Utopian Socialist, Robert Owen, to the works of the Irish physician and political economist, Samuel Crumpe, and his daughter, the historical romanticist, Mary Grace Susan Crumpe. (1)More details ›
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With Attractive Hand-Coloured Map
Co. Cork: Manuscript: An Indenture made the 5th January, 1808, between the Incorporated Society of Dublin…. and Thomas Kearney of the City of Cork, Victualler,… the property on the West Side of Mallow Lane in the Parish of St. Mary’s, Ahandon and North Suburbs of the City of Cork, Vellum indenture with attractive hand coloured map, surveyed by Cornelius O’Neil, May 5th 1803. With seal attached and signed by Charles [Agar] Archbishop of Dublin & Thos. kearney. As ma m//s., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Morrissey’s of Abbeyleix
Co. Leix: Morrissey (Ed. J.) Retailers Catalogue for Edward J. Morrissey, Family Grocer, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Tea, Coffee, and Italian Warehouse, Bakery and Provision Stores, Premier House, Abbeyleix, Cash General Price List. 8vo Cork (Guy & Co.) n.d. [c. 1900] Sole Edn. 24pp, orig. pict. ptd. wrappers. V. Scarce. (1)More details ›
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Lough Erne Navigation
Co’s Fermanagh, Cavan, Monaghan & Donegal: Forsyth (Wm.) Report to the Commissioners .. on the Drainage of the Flooded Lands in the above District, and the Improvement of the Navigation of Lough Erne… The Valuation of the Flooded and Injured Lands by Brasssington & Gale., 8vo D. 1849. First Edn., 2 lg. fold. hd. cold. diagram sections (1 loose), printed wrappers, soiled. (1)More details ›
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Irish Fisheries: A group of 12 varied booklets, reports etc., mostly on Irish Fisheries, also one item, Report on Lough Erne Drainage, D. c. 1930, and two items on The Shannon Scheme – The Electrification of the Irish Free State, many with fold. maps, or illus. All orig. wrappers, as a lot, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Irish Stamps: Irish Free State – Eire, A very good collection of stamps 1922 – 1983 principally, with many of the early overprinted English stamps,also a few of the Provisional Government, contained in two 4to Albums, professionally mounted. One collection formed by Capt. Denis J. Lawlor of Dublin, cloth, one slipcase. As a coll., w.a.f. V. good. (2)More details ›
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Photographs: Venetian interest: Large mid-19th Century Album of Photographs, containing 11 full page photos of Venetian buildings etc (approx. 26.5cms x 34cms), 10 half page ditto and approx. 40 smaller photos of Italian interest, with some early art reproductions etc., lg. folio hf. mor. broken. As an album, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Postcards: A fine Japanese papier-mache oblong folio Album, with gilt and bone mounted decoration and hand painted silk leaves and ends, containing a varied collection of approx. 55 cards of Egypt, South Africa, India, Panama etc; 8 rare embroidered silk greeting cards, & 8 caricature cards, ‘Egyptian Humour’ signed ‘V. Manavian, 1916’, as an album w.a.f., in a wooden box. (1)More details ›
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E.S.B. Original Photographs: A good collection of over 175 original Photographs on the Construction, and Operation of E.S.B. Power Plants, c. 1953 – 1958; also the ‘Operation Instructions for The Cork Power Station,’ as a lot, w.a.f. a small box. (1)More details ›
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Inscribed & With Original Pastel Drawing
From The Library of Cottie Yeats
Russell (Geo.) ‘A.E.’ The Earth Breath and Other Poems, sq. 16mo N. York  First American Edn., with an inserted frontis piece, a reproduction of one of Russell’s paintings, with manuscript caption by the author, ‘The Dream of Children,’ and signed by him; also Homeward Songs by the Way, sq. 16mo N. York 1901 Third Edn. With an original pastel drawing by the author, signed A.E. and with the following title: ‘Aum’ Faint grew the yellow buds of night.’ both orig. decor. & ptd. boards. Both v. good.
* Provenance: Originally From the Collection of Cottie Yeats, sister of W.B. Yeats and with her bookplate. Both volumes were exhibited at the Grolier Club, N. York (‘The Indomitable Irishry) 1962 and were subsequently sold as part of The Halsted B. Vander Poel Collection of English Literature at Christie’s.More details ›