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Earl of Dunraven Papers

Identity Statement

Title: The Earl of Dunraven Papers
Dates: 1574; 1614-1930
Extent: c.120 Boxes

Content & Structure

Landed estate papers deriving from the Wyndham-Quin family (Earls of Dunraven) of Adare Manor, Adare, Co. Limerick. Included in the collection are:

  • Papers of Thady, Valentine and Windham Quin
  • Papers of the 1st Earl of Dunraven,Valentine Richard Quin
  • Papers of the 2nd Earl of Dunraven, Windham Wyndham-Quin
  • Diaries and correspondence of the Wyndham family
  • Papers of Caroline Countess of Dunraven, wife of the 2nd Earl
  • Papers of the 3rd Earl of Dunraven, Edwin Wyndham-Quin, and his wife, Augusta Goold
  • Papers of the 4th Earl of Dunraven, Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin
  • Papers of the 5th Earl of Dunraven, Colonel W. H. Wyndham-Quin, including letters from W.T. Cosgrave
  • Papers on archaeology, antiquarianism and genealogy such as letters to Dr. George Petrie the famous antiquary
  • Architectural and building papers concerning the construction of Adare Manor
  • Estate and financial papers including title deeds, leases, surveys, rentals, and accounts related to Co. Limerick property
  • Miscellaneous documents relating to other members of the family
  • Papers relating to Glamorganshire
  • Autograph album and scrapbooks containing material collected by Caroline, countess of Dunraven
  • Formal and official documents conferring offices and dignities on members of the Dunraven family
  • Some visual material on architecture and building has been retained by Lord and Lady Dunraven

Classification Scheme

A/1-14 1678-1769 Papers of Thady, Valentine and Windham Quin
B/1-8 1781-1820 Papers of the 1st Earl of Dunraven
C/1-36 1799-1851 Papers of the 2nd Earl of Dunraven
D/1-3 1772-1839 Diaries and correspondence of the Wyndham Family
E/1-13 1808-1870 Papers of Caroline Countess of Dunraven, wife of the 2nd Earl
F/1-58 1820-1871 Papers of the 3rd Earl of Dunraven and his wife
G/1-28 1850-1909; 1917-1919 Papers of the 4th Earl of Dunraven
H/1-8 1885-1935 Papers of Colonel W.H. Wyndham-Quin, later 5th Earl of Dunraven
I/1-27 c.1760-1871 Papers on archaeology, antiquarianism and genealogy
J/1-30 [1807?]- c.1901 Architectural and building papers
K/1-11 1574-1909 Estate and financial papers - title deeds, leases
Surveys, rentals and accounts - mainly relating to Co. Limerick
L/1-15 1606-1624; 1662; c.1750-1915 Miscellaneous documents relating to other members of the family or to no member of the  family in particular
M/1-21 1716-1936 Papers relating largely to Glamorganshire
N/1-3 1640-1897 Autograph album and scrapbooks
O/1-20 1733-1909 Formal and official documents

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Finding aid: Descriptive List (Only available in Special Collections)

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