CollectionThe Rosse Papers
Collection DescriptionThis collection of papers relates to the Parsons family (Earls of Rosse) of Birr Castle, County Offaly, and dates from the 17th-20th century. Anthony Malcomson's Calendar of the Rosse Papers was published by the Irish Manuscripts Commission in 2008. Offaly History also provides a digital copy of the Calendar on its website (see link). A selection of the papers have been microfilmed and copied by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, see MIC/512 and T/3498.
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N/12; N/15; N/17; and N/21:

Personal letters to Cecil Lister Kaye from his mother and aunt, Emma, 1902, with additional letters, no date.

Letters relating to the marriage of Cecil Lister Kaye's daughter, Florence, to Major Charles Vaughan which he disapproved of, 1906-1908.

Letters from Cecil Lister Kaye's sister in law, Natica, mainly regarding her husband's debts and disgrace, 1913-1915, with additional letters, no date.

Papers relating to the settlement on Cecil Lister Kaye's daughter, Adeline's marriage to Count de la Feld in 1920.

AccessAccess to the archives is by appointment only. Please give good notice in advance of preferred date and await confirmation.
Date1906-1908; 1913-1915; 1902; 1920

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Repository NameBirr Castle Archives
AddressRosse Row Birr County Offaly
EircodeR42 VO27
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Comment'The Calendar of the Rosse Papers', edited by A.P.W. Malcomson, was published by the Irish Manuscripts Commission in 2008.