Box containing six miscellaneous letters and papers of or about junior branches of the Parsons family, [all of them probably the children of the Hon. Laurence Parsons, youngest brother of the 3rd Earl – see J/29], including an epitome of the settlement made on the marriage of one of the Hon. Laurence Parsons’s daughters, 1878; together with numerous case papers and court orders concerning the lunacy of the Hon. Laurence Parson’s eldest son, Capt. Laurence Hardress Hector Parsons (d. 1924), 1897-1924.
Largely empty, quarto volume into which the 4th Earl has stuck ‘puzzles’ and other jokes, one of the jokes being a characteristically illegible letter to him from Lord Ashbourne [Lord Chancellor of Ireland], c.1886-1903; and largely empty folio volume, dated 1823, but containing [a child’s?] ms copy of parts of the Book of Survey and Distribution for Co. Galway, [c.1880s?]