Archive of Antony Patrick MacDonnell, 1st Baron MacDonnell of Swinford
Lord MacDonnell's papers consist of: General Correspondence and Personal Papers, 1859-1929, including letters to MacDonnell and his wife, newspaper cuttings, miscellaneous papers,speeches, personal papers, and photographs; Papers about India, 1864-1930, including correspondence, printed official papers, papers about famine relief, miscellaneous papers, photographs, newspaper cuttings, and papers about the Indian Civil Service; Papers about Ireland, 1893-1930, including papers about the foundation of Dublin University, papers about Irish Constitutional Reform, papers relating to the Irish Convention, miscellaneous Irish papers, and letters to Lady MacDonnell; Additional papers, 1885-1955, including correspondence; papers relating to MacDonnell's last illness and death; and miscellaneous papers.
- Creation: 1859-1925
6.27 Linear metres (57 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. e. 215].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. hist. a. 11-12, a. 13(R)-15(R); b. 206; c. 350-373, c. 388-395, c. 415; d. 235-238, d. 248-255, d. 510; e. 215-218, e. 220
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 8631, 13106, 13107
Official and private papers of Antony Patrick MacDonnell, 1st Baron MacDonnell of Swinford (1844-1925), mainly relating to India and Ireland.
Biographical / Historical
Antony Patrick MacDonnell, 1st Baron MacDonnell of Swinford (1844-1925) was a civil servant. He was in the Indian Civil Service from 1865 to 1901, serving in the Bengal government, rising to become acting lieutenant-governor of Bengal, 1893, member of the viceroy's council, 1893–5, and lieutenant-governor of the North-Western Provinces and chief commissioner of Oudh, 1895–1901. He served as Under-Secretary for Ireland 1902-8. For further details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by the Hon. Anne MacDonnell, 1953, with further gifts in 1960 (Additional papers I) and 1967 (Additional papers II).
- India | Bengal Province (Organisation)
- India | Civil Service (Organisation)
- India | North-West Provinces and Oudh. (Organisation)
- Ireland | Chief Secretary's Office (Organisation)
- Macdonnell | Antony Patrick | 1844-1925 | 1st Baron Macdonnell of Swinford (Person)
- Catalogue of the archive of Antony Patrick MacDonnell, 1st Baron MacDonnell of Swinford, 1859-1925
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- Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation