Draft of proposals for education in Ireland introduced in the Irish House of Commons by Thomas Orde-Powlett
Draft of proposals for education in Ireland introduced in the Irish House of Commons by Thomas Orde-Powlett, mainly in his hand.
- late 18th century
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Ireland d. 2].
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MSS. Top. Ireland d. 2-3
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13499
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Orde-Powlett (1746-1807), 1st Baron Bolton, was a politician. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1770, and MA in 1773. From Feb. 1784 to Nov. 1787 he served as chief secretary to the Duke of Rutland, lord-lieutenant of Ireland, and as a member of the privy council in Ireland. In 1787 Orde introduced into the Irish House of Commons, in a speech of three hours' length, an 'extremely comprehensive' scheme of education. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54388-9.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given to the Library in 1920.
See the journal Analecta Hibernica, 1 (1930), pp. 3-4.
- Draft of proposals for education in Ireland introduced in the Irish House of Commons by Thomas Orde-Powlett
- Susan Thomas
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