Documents relating to the retirement ceremony of John Rice Lamb, Governor of Smithfield Convict Prison. Contains: draft of John Rice Lamb's acceptance speech; receipt from West and Son to Francis Good for an engraved silver tea service; clipping of the presentation address and testimonial silver tea service presented by deputation to John Rice Lamb; testimonial to John Lamb.
Papers (almost exclusively estate and financial), c. 1540-2001, of the Wilmer Field family of Heaton Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, whose co-heiress, Mary Field, married in 1836 Lord Oxmantown, later 3rd Earl of Rosse, including a few papers about the Heaton estate after its merger with the Rosse estates in Ireland.
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.
Original lease (1604) and 2 non-contemporary copy leases of ‘The Myrtle House’, Youghal, [former home of Sir Walter Ralegh], held by the Parsonses of Parsonstown under a lease from the [1st and Great] Earl of Cork.