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Papers of Henry Duke, 1st Baron Merrivale, Chief Secretary for Ireland


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The papers in this collection comprise correspondence and papers of Merrivale as Chief Secretary for Ireland, with some related earlier and later papers, 1915-1919


  • 1915-1919


0.8 Linear metres (5 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Access is available, but a form must be signed agreeing not to quote without Lord Merrivale's permission.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. Dep. b. 242, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. b. 242; c. 714-717

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15333


Papers of Henry Duke, 1st Baron Merrivale, 1915-1919, mainly relating to the office of Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1916-1918.

Biographical / Historical

Henry Edward Duke, 1st Baron Merrivale (1855-1939), was a judge and politician. He was Member of Parliament for Plymouth, 1900-1906, and for Exeter, 1906-1918. He was made a Privy Councillor, 1915, and after the Easter Rising, became Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1916-1918.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Lord Merrivale, grandson of the 1st Baron, in 1986
Catalogue of the papers of Henry Duke, 1st Baron Merrivale, 1915-1919
1986, EAD version 2013
Language of description
Script of description
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom