Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, K. P., Preserved at Kilkenny Castle, Vol. 7 (Classic Reprint)

Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, K. P., Preserved at Kilkenny Castle, Vol. 7 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, K. P., Preserved at Kilkenny Castle, Vol. 7 In the period covered by the present volume, namely from March 25, 1683, to July, 1688, the correspondence of the first Duke of Ormond is concluded. More than half the volume is filled by the correspondence of the last two years of his third term of office as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and the remaining pages carry the correspondence down to his death, and contain extracts from inventories of his furniture, plate and pictures, and a catalogue of his books. With the exception of the last six months of his employment as Viceroy, Ormond was during the five years resident in England, and the letters tc him are almost entirely occupied with Irish affairs, As long as he held the position of Lord Deputy, the Earl of Arran continued to be his father's chief informant, with help in regard to legal questions from the Lord Chancellor, Archbishop Boyle, and the solicitor-general, Sir John Temple. From the time he was superseded in the government by Ormond's return to Ireland until his own death, which occurred little more than two years later, Arran had, however, seldom occasion to write to his father, and during the remaining years of Ormond's life, in addition to Archbishop Boyle, who governed Ireland for ten months after Ormond laid down the sword, and Sir John Temple, Ormond's most frequent correspondents were the fifth Earl of Roscommon, who commanded Ormond's regiment, the Earl of Longford, the first Viscount Mountjoy of the Stewart creation, and Sir Cyril Wyche, who acted during Ormond's short stay in Ireland in the capacity of his chief secretary. There are also in this volume a number of letters to Arran from John Keatinge, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, Sir Robert Reading, an ancestor of the Duke of Abercorn, Lemuel Kingdon, a commissioner of the Irish revenue, and others. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 630 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 32mm | 830g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243074476
  • 9780243074471