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17th century letters and papers

Seventeenth-century letters and papers, 1595-1699 and 1871 of the two branches of the Parsons family, the Parsonses of Bellamont, Co. Dublin, Viscounts Rosse, and the Parsonses of Parsonstown, alias Birr, King's County.

18th century letters and papers

Eighteenth-century letters and papers, 1705-1887, of both branches of the Parsons family, but almost all of them deriving from the Parsonses of Parsonstown - excluding the papers of Sir Laurence Parsons, 5th Baronet, later 2nd Earle of Rosse, which constitute Sections C-F.

1916 Rising Golden Jubilee Commemorative Committee

Files relating to the plans by Offaly County Council to commemorate the 1916 Rising at 50 years. Includes file containing records of attendance of delegates at the committee meetings (1966); minute book recording resolutions agreed by the County Committee of the 1916 Jubilee Commemorations with Mr Nicholas Egan presiding. The Tullamore Committee, with All O'Brennan as chair, organised the main celebration with a parade on Easter Monday and the commissioning of a commemorative film (1966-1967); large correspondence file concerning the plans for the commemorations and particularly with the commissioning of the film (1966-1967); a file containing the scripts for the film and a recent remastered DVD copy of the film, the original of which is now tis the irish Film Archives; and an accounts book recording subscriptions to the 1916 Commemoration Fund (1966-1967).

Birr Estate Office Papers

Papers transferred from the former Birr Estate Office, 1604 and 2006, mainly dating from c. 1850, but including 26 boxes of leases some of which date back to the 17th century. The material is arranged as follows: leases and leasebooks (1-99); rentals and rent accounts (100-250); other accounts (251-314); miscellaneous, including Irish Land Commission papers (315-326); and letter-books and correspondence (327-395).

Garvey, Toler Roberts, Sr

Correspondence relating to astronomy

Correspondence of the 3rd and 4th Earls of Rosse with fellow-astronomers or about the Birr and other observatories, including correspondence of the 5th and 6th Earls about the Birr Observatory, 1840-1909, 1913-14, 1938 and 1964-84.

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