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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R/2: 3 formal documents to Sir Charles and Lady Parsons, 1884, 1898 and 1918.

R/5: Bundles of letters from Sir Charles and Lady Parsons to other family members, 1907 to 1934.

R/6: Mainly printed obituary and memorial material relating to Sir Charles and Lady Parsons, 1931 to 1938 and 1950.

R/9: Box file of correspondence of 6th Earl of Rosse as an executor for Rachel Parsons who died intestate, 1956 to 1959.

R/12: Letters and papers, including those of Anne, Countess of Rosse, 1984 and 1988.

AccessAccess to the archives is by appointment only. Please give good notice in advance of preferred date and await confirmation.
Century19th, 20th

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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.