CollectionThe Duchess of Marlborough Relief Fund
Collection DescriptionThe Duchess of Marlborough Relief Fund was founded in December 1879 for the relief of distress in Ireland. This distress had been caused by the successive failures of the harvests of 1877 – 1879, and by 1880 it had developed into the Little Famine [DCLA].
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The collection of the Fund consists of two boxes of documents relating to the administration of the Fund and distribution of relief in the Poor Law Union of Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Includes dockets authorising issue of Indian Meal to named individuals. It is likely that the records were in the keeping of Sir Benjamin Whitney, who served as Clerk of the Crown in Co. Mayo from 1869, possibly because he served in an official capacity on the local committee.

AccessBy prior appointment.

A descriptive list for the Marlborough Fund is available here.

De-accessioned by the National Archives of Ireland and deposited with Dublin City Archives in March 2005. The second deposit was received from National Archives of Ireland in June 2008.

Repository NameDublin City Library and Archive
Address138-144 Pearse Street Dublin 2
EircodeD02 HE37
Telephone(01) 222-4999
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CommentThe information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archive. The lists were compiled by archive staff and we are grateful for their assistance. It must be remembered that due to time constraints, not all items in this repository were examined individually.