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Excerpt from Historical Manuscripts Commission, Vol. 8: Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, K. P. Preserved at Kilkenny CastleThis volume completes the Calendar of the correspondence and papers in the Evidence Room at KilkennyMoreExcerpt from Historical Manuscripts Commission, Vol. 8: Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquess of Ormonde, K. P. Preserved at Kilkenny CastleThis volume completes the Calendar of the correspondence and papers in the Evidence Room at Kilkenny Castle. Between the years 1871 and 1879 five reports on the collection were issued by the Commission. The first report was written when the collection was uncatalogued and unarranged. It contains an account of the Marquess of Ormondes ancestors compiled from external sources. The second report was written as soon as the collection had been divided into (i) documents on vellum, (ii) manuscript books, and (iii) correspondence and papers. It contains a list of correspondents prior to the year 1688, and letters relating to the acquisition in the seventeenth century of papers then in the possession of the Fitzwilliam family. The third report contains a catalogue of the dated letters and papers prior to the year 1664, arranged in chronological sequence. In the case of the letters, the date and names of the writer and recipient are given, and in the case of the papers the date and subject. Some specimens of the letters are appended. With one exception, these letters have been reprinted in the Calendar. The fourth report contains a continuation of the catalogue of the dated letters and papers from the year 1664 to the year 1679. As in the previous report, specimens of the letters are appended. With few exceptions, these letters have been reprinted in the Calendar. The fifth report contains the completion of the catalogue of the dated letters and papers, covering the period 1679 to 1788, and a similar catalogue of the undated letters and papers. It gives also some account of the closing years of the life of the first Duke of Ormonde, of the lives of his sons the Earls of Ossory and Arran, and of the life of his grandson the second Duke of Ormonde, and touches upon the lives of some of those with whom they had correspondence.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.