Reference Code: IE 2135 P106

Title: The Maxwell, Weldon & Co. Papers

Dates of Creation: 1904-1931

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: One box (153 items)



Name of Creator(s): Maxwell, Weldon & Co.

Administrative/ Biographical History: Maxwell, Weldon & Co. was a firm of solicitors operating from premises at 15 Eden Quay, Dublin in the early twentieth century.

Archival History: Purchased by Dr John Logan from John O’Dwyer, antiquarian bookseller, Old Charter School, Newport, County Tipperary. Earlier chain of custody unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Dr John Logan to the University of Limerick on 7 June 2002.



Scope and Content: This small collection contains routine correspondence and accounts created and generated by Maxwell, Weldon & Co. on behalf of their clients, mainly pertaining to probate, death duties and other testamentary matters.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: No accruals are expected.

System of Arrangement: No original order of the material was discernible at the time of receipt of the collection.  Consequently, the material was divided into three series by client.  Within each sub-series, documents have been arranged chronologically by date.



Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper documents in fair condition.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.



Related Units of Description: These documents were originally found among the Coote Papers (P10).  As no discernible connection between Maxwell, Weldon & Co. and the Coote family could be identified, the documents were listed as a separate entity.



Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000, Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009, National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997, and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: May 2022.