CollectionGrehan Estate Collection
Collection DescriptionBL/EP/G are the estate papers generated by the Grehan family of Clonmeen, Banteer Co. Cork. After the sale of Clonmeen estate, the surviving records which form the Grehan Estate Collection today were removed by Mr. Peter A. Grehan to his residence in Co. Kerry after a short period of storage at Inch, Co. Tipperary. It was from Kerry that they were later transferred to the Boole Library, University College Cork in 1983 by Mr. Peter A. Grehan. [UCC Special Collections and Archives]
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DescriptionDiaries of Stephen Grehan. The volume for the year 1877 includes a series of entries, 8 June-2 July, by Lizzie Lawless, Stephen Grehan's cousin, pretending to be Stephen while he was away on a European tour. When he returns he remarks `all that has been written for the last month is the most utter nonsense I ever saw.' For example, 15 June, `Came home nearly fainted at the station when Lizzie did not meet me. Thought she was at the house, drove frantically home got a great shock when found she had driven to Mallow when she came felt much better, eat and slept well as per usual'. Lizzie then gives up pretending to be Stephen and records her own activities.
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Repository NameUCC Special Collections & Archives
AddressSpecial Collections & Archives Q-1 Boole Library University College Cork Cork City
EircodeT12 ND89
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