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Correspondence and papers relating to Macpherson's Chief Secretaryship for Ireland, 1918-1920

MS. Eng. hist. c. 490
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) correspondence and papers connected with the proposed government purchase of the 1919 Irish flax crop, including cabinet papers and copies of letters of Edward Shortt, previous Chief Secretary, 1918-1919
  2. (fol. 34) memoranda, correspondence and copies of telegrams about the demobilization and resettlement of soldiers in Ireland, 1918-1919
  3. (fol. 61) memorandum of Thomas Patrick Gill on the establishment of a department of transport, industry and commerce in Ireland, Jan 1919
  4. (fol. 65) a card and eight letters of congratulations on Macpherson's appointment as Chief Secretary for Ireland, Jan 1919
  5. (fol. 80) copies of telegrams concerning the reduction in the number of troops in Ireland, Jan 1919
  6. (fols. 85, 103, 131, 139, 149, 154, 171, 184) ten letters and a copy of a telegram of John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st earl French of Ypres, 1919-1920
  7. (fol. 87) letter of sir Henry Augustus Robinson, Jan 1919
  8. (fol. 89) letter of Alexander Martin Sullivan, Feb 1919
  9. (fol. 91) newscutting on Irish education, Mar 1919
  10. (fol. 92) minute on escape of twenty Sinn Féin prisoners, Mar [1919]
  11. (fol. 94) draft of a letter of Macpherson to David Lloyd George, [May 1919]
  12. (fol. 97) two letters of Andrew Bonar Law, May 1919
  13. (fol. 100) letter, and incomplete copy of letter, of Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall, May 1919
  14. (fol. 105) memoranda and minutes on the reduction in the strength of the army in Ireland, 1919
  15. (fol. 130) letter of sir William Hacket Pain, Oct 1919
  16. (fol. 136) a letter of James Henry Mussen Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, and a copy of a reply of Macpherson, Nov 1919
  17. (fol. 142) copy of a number of the newspaper Old Ireland, Nov 1919
  18. (fol. 146) a letter, with enclosure, of sir John Edward Spencer Brind, Nov 1919
  19. (fol. 151) memorandum circulated by the Home Secretary on the imprisonment of Sinn Féin prisoners in England, Nov 1919
  20. (fol. 160) memorandum submitted to the cabinet by Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long of Wraxall, and copies of associated telegrams, Dec 1919
  21. (fol. 176) a secret memorandum of Sir Basil Home Thomson on intelligence matters, Dec 1919
  22. (fol. 180) a handwritten account by Macpherson of interviews with David Lloyd George, Dec 1919
  23. (fol. 190) four miscellaneous undated items, including a photograph.


  • Creation: 1918-1920


195 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. hist. c. 490

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom