CollectionAnnesley Papers

The Annesley papers comprise of c.225 volumes and c.1275 documents. These papers are also available on microfilm, MIC/532 and a detailed calendar is available. The collection includes c.45 volumes of photographic albums, which are closed to the public, but photographic prints are available for consultation only, 1855-1918. The photographs include pictures of Lady John Beresford, 1855; the Countess and Earl Annesley, 1855; numerous Annesley family studies, 19th century; Lady Castlerosse, 1860; Mrs Humphreys, Ballyhaise House, 1859; Countess of Roden, c.1880; the Duchess of Manchester, c.1880; Lady Annesley, c.1880 and Lady Susan Vane Tempest, c.1880.

The Annesley papers also include:
D/1854/5/20 Lady Mabel Annesley's album of small photographs, July 1900.

D/1854/5/26 Lady Mabel Annesley's sketch book, May 1879-1882.

D/1854/8/17 An annual account of family expenses, 1761-1767.

Copy out-letter books of Revd. J.R. Moore, trustee of the Annesley estate. These letter books contain several letters to women, especially to Lady Annesley. For example:

D/1854/6/1 Copy out-letter book of Revd. J.R. Moore, including a letter mentioning qualifications required for a school-mistress, 1839; 2 letters to Mrs Blackwood, Dublin, 1838; 1838-1840.

D/1854/6/2 Copy out-letter book of Revd. J.R. Moore, including a letter to Miss Johnston regarding land in the Newcastle area, 1840; a letter to Lady Dufferin offering the rental of a house in Newcastle, 1840, 1840-1842.

D/1854/6/3 Copy out-letter book of Revd. J.R. Moore, 1838-1844.

D/1854/6/4 Copy out-letter book of Revd. J.R. Moore, 1842-1845.

D/1854/6/5 Copy out-letter book of Revd. J.R. Moore, 1846-1851.

D/1854/6/6 Copy out-letter book of Revd. J.R. Moore, 1846-1850.

D/1854/6/8 A letter from Lady Annesley to her son, Lord Annesley, which notes, 'I need not tell you that the Irish question is still poisoning the minds of the Irish tenants', 8 August 1881.

D/1854/9/8 A diary kept by Lady Annesley on a voyage to India, October 1886 - April 1887.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Century16th, 17th, 18th, 19th

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CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by Public Record Office of Northern Ireland 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.