May 19, 2010

Stewart & Kincaid Famine Letters Bought in Ireland

Over 2000 letters from agents to tenants in Ireland during the Famine Years have been discovered and purchased at auction in Ireland.

According to an online report, the letters were found "in the archives of Dublin solicitors Stewart and Kincaid, who represented landlords such as Lord Palmerstown, Col Wingfield [Sligo], Daniel Ferrall [Roscommon], the Marquess of Westmeath, the Stratford estates of Clare and Limerick and the Frankfort estates in Kilkenny and Carlow."

The letters were purchased as a group by an Irish Archives and will eventually be made available for study.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if these letters were made available online? Wishful thinking perhaps on my part! Who knows what other treasures lie hidden in personal attics, basements and business archives.....

Read more at http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Famine-letter-collection-bought-by-Irish-archive-94089499.html

3 comments:

Nora said...

amazing !!

Anonymous said...

There are, in fact, thousands of letters and tenant records rotting away in the very same basement THESE letters came from!

Anonymous said...

There are, in fact, thousands of letters and tenant ledgers rotting away in the very same cellar these letters came from!