Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers 1818-1852

The Francis J Crowley Bequest project is a five year project at the National Archives of Ireland to catalogue and make available the papers of the Office of Chief Secretary of Ireland from 1818 to 1852. The papers contain material relating to patronage; job applications; appointments to government civil and military posts; public health; fever epidemics; hospitals and asylums; prisons and penitentiaries; crime and punishment; transportation of convicts; the Irish judiciary and law courts; public works; construction of roads, bridges, canals and harbours; drainage of bogs; Irish fisheries; trade and manufacture; early trade union activity; famines; emigration; agrarian unrest; political disaffection; illicit distillation; smuggling; education; poor relief; charitable institutions; Catholic emancipation; religion; and ecclesiastical appointments, to name but a few. The first five years of the papers 1818-1822 can now be searched and accessed online. New material will be added as it becomes available. New

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