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Letterbook 1911-1912

Routine letters to clients, generally 1 per page. Badly faded and illegible in parts.
Includes letter to Fr. J. Bergin, Philipstown: 'As you are aware a Notice of every Charitable Request has to be published in some newspaper circulating in the District in which the Charity is to be applied - published in 3 successive issues of such newspaper. I had the Notice in this case published in An Claidheamh Soluis, the organ of the Gaelic League which you may have seen. I enclose a copy for reference. The copies of the paper containing the Notice have to be lodged with the Commissioners of Charitable Donations who invariably require some evidence that the paper containing the Notice has some circulation in the District. I know of my own knowledge that the paper does circulate more or less in the District. However, all the evidence the Commissioners require, as you will see from enclosed letter, its a letter from you as parish priest of Philipstown and Clonfert stating that you have seen this notice published. I shall be much obliged if you would kindly write us such a letter.' (7 February 1912)

Raheenbeg

Encumbered estates court, rental of the lands of Raheenbeg in the King's County to be sold by the commissioners, at their court

Letter from P Glyn Griffiths to Francis William Lamb.

Letter from P Glyn Griffiths of the Medical Students' Representative Council at University of Manchester, to Doctor Francis William Lamb at Woodfield House, Clara, County Offaly. He thanks Doctor Lamb for his help in securing a guest lecture by Oliver St John Gogarty at the Medical School at the University of Manchester in the following term.

Lamb Family

Bloomfield papers

Material relating to the Bloomfield family and their time at Loughton. The Bloomfield family owned Loughton from 1828 until 1870.

Bloomfield, Benjamin

Annual Report 1920

Annual report addressed to the 11th Baron Digby following the death of his predecessor. Goodbody reports that £7000 has been remitted and briefs the new Lord Digby on the state of Ireland during the War of Independence: 'Ireland continues in a disturbed and unsatisfactory condition. This neighbourhood has not escaped the general destruction of Constabulary barracks, the only three barracks on your estate having been maliciously and wantonly burnt and wrecked, those of Clonmore being wholly destroyed and of Geashill & Killeigh partially so. The police authorities having vacated them prior to their destruction have since surrendered same, with a consequent loss of future rental. Claims for compensation have been lodged for substantial amounts and are still pending.'

Goodbody, Lewis

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