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Lord Midleton 's papers relating to Ireland, the Customs Convention [1917] and the Irish Convention [1917-18],, 1912-1921

MS. Eng. c. 7356
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Papers of William St John Fremantle Brodrick, Viscount Midleton, a leading southern unionist, including papers relating to a conference about Irish affairs at the Brodrick family seat, Peper Harow in Surrey. Comprises

  1. (fols. 1-18) Report by the Committee on Irish Finance, 1912
  2. (fols. 19-23) Memorandum of steps taken by the Irish government to deal with disloyalty, c.1914
  3. (fols. 24-6) Report on Sinn Fein and the Volunteer movement, c.1916
  4. (fol. 27) Table of revenues as collected in Ireland, c.1916
  5. (fols. 28-40) Table showing over taxation in Ireland since 1801, c.1916
  6. (fols. 41-3) Account of conference between Lord Wimborne, Sir Matthew Nathan et al., analysis of military response to Easter Uprising, 1916
  7. (fols. 44-7) Memorandum re Sinn Fein, Apr. 1916
  8. (fols. 48-9) Resolutions of the Irish Landowners' Convention, 1916
  9. (fols. 50-64) Suggested amendment of the 1914 Home Rule Bill, by Southern and Western Irish Unionists, 1916
  10. (fols. 65-9) Memorandum by Unionists about the Home Rule Bill, c.1916
  11. (fols. 70-1) Secret memorandum on imperial safeguards, 1916
  12. (fol. 72) Letter from Sir Horace Plunkett, Irish conscription,1916
  13. (fol. 73) Agenda for Peper Harow conference, 1916
  14. (fols. 74-5) Note on attitude of gentlemen of southern and western Ireland at Peper Harow conference, 1916
  15. (fols. 76-8) Notes on opinions in Ulster, c.1916
  16. (fols. 79-83) Memorandum of conference meeting, 13-14 Oct. 1916
  17. (fols. 84-104) Memorandum by Colonel Maurice Moore et al. on present and future relations of Britain and Ireland in the empire, 1917
  18. (fols. 105-6) Printed statement on Home Rule by the Belfast Chamber of Commerce, 1917
  19. (fols. 107-8) Letter from Dermot Bourke, 7th Earl of Mayo, 1917
  20. (fols. 109-117) Memoranda on fiscal autonomy in Ireland, 1917
  21. (fol. 118) Letter to Hugh Barrie, MP for North Londonderry, 1917
  22. (fols. 119-20) Letter from the Archbishop of Armagh, ?Church of Ireland, 1917
  23. (fols. 121-4) Letters from Stephen Gwynn, with (fols. 125-6) reply by Midleton, 1917
  24. (fol. 127) Letter from George Curzon, later 1st Marquess Curzon, 1917
  25. (fol. 128) Letter from ?, 1919
  26. (fols. 129-43) Draft legislation relating to the partition of Ireland, c.1920
  27. (fols. 144-6) Account of a conversation with Sir Hutcheson Poe re situation in King's County Ireland, 1921
  28. (fols. 147-9) Recruiting and funding circulars for the Irish Volunteers, n.d.
  29. (fols. 150-2) Memorandum by Lord Selborne on devolution and Ireland, n.d.
  30. (fols. 153-85) Outline of scheme for U.K. provincial councils, n.d.
  31. (fols. 186-294) Clippings from various Irish newspapers relating to the Republican movement, some fowarded to Midleton with covering letters, as well as letters to editors concerning the contents of news reports, Jan.-May 1916, n.d.


  • Creation: 1912-1921


251 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 7356

Related Materials

See also Lord Granard correspondence [MS. Eng. c. 7351/5].

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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