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II.ii.10. Letters and documentation relating to Col. John Wolfe's appointment and work as Governor of Co. Kildare,


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In Collection: Wolfe Family of Forenaughts Papers, 1654-1939.
Description: Includes a certificate, issued by Philip, Earl of Hardwicke and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, appointing Wolfe joint Governor along with William Robert Duke of Leinster (12 Mar 1803), documentation issued to Wolfe as Governor by Hardwicke and Alexander Marsden relating to the Defence of the Realm Act (1803, letters to Wolfe from the Duke of Leinster, concerning Wolfe's appointment as Governor (18 Jul. 1803), a copy of Wolfe's letter to John Foster, in which he speculates on being offered the sole governship of Kildare (11 Nov. 1804), a letter from John Aylmer, concerning his receipt of a commission as Deputy Governor (12 Nov 1807), from Arthur Wellesley, written from Dublin Castle, regarding the appointment of Sheriffs (22 Dec. 1808), from the county magistrates, expressing concern at the 'disturbed state' of the county (28 Mar. 1812) and H. Bow, of Edenderry, concerning his wish not to serve as a Sheriff (27 Jan. 1814).

Also included are lists of the Deputy Governors of Co. Kildare, dated 1806 and 1807, and a letter to Wolfe, as Governor of Kildare,
Main Creator: Leinster, William Robert FitzGerald, Duke of, 1749-1804
Language: English
Extent: 13 items, 2 folders.
Call Number: MS 50,113/19 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.