CollectionEarl of Erne Estate Papers

This collection includes estate rentals relating to the Earl of Erne's estates, marriage settlements and family correspondence. Detailed calendars of these papers are available. For instance:
D/1939/21 includes the following:
20 personal letters from Selina, Countess of Erne, to John Creighton, c.1830s.

A letter from Lady Bristol to the Earl of Erne, which notes, 'At last corn is falling considerably but we have had a great trial for six months and my daughter and I have found it hard to supply the wants of the starving poor round us, to whom Lord Bristol did not afford any relief - but I thank God we have saved some lives and softened some distress', 31 July 1831.

Women servants book of accounts, detailing housemaid's wages, etc., 1774-1828.

An undated letter from Jenny, to her brother, probably the Earl of Erne, giving moral exhortations, c.1828.

A letter to the Countess of Erne from the Royal School of Needlework, London, regarding a committee meeting, postmarked 16 March 1892.

A diary of the Earl of Erne which contains a 2 page description of laudanum treatment, most probably administered to Lady Erne and dates of family births, deaths and marriages, 1794-1832.

A box which includes personal correspondence of the 5th Earl of Erne and his wife, 1930s.

D/1939/27 A list of plate belonging to the Countess of Erne, 1914.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Century18th, 19th, 20th

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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.