Monck Papers: Correspondence of Charles Stanley, 4th Viscount Monck,


Correspondence of Charles Stanley, 4th Viscount Monck, relating to his period as Governor-General of Canada. This collection consists of letters received from the various Secretaries and Under-Secretaries of State for the Colonies during his time as Governor-General of Canada. The paprs are arranged chronologically by correspondent.

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Main Creator: Monck, Charles Stanley Monck, Viscount, 1819-1894
This series of letters is part of a collection acquired from Henry Wyndham Stanley Monck, 6th Viscount in 1954.
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Notes:Charles Stanley Monck was born in 1819, the eldest son of Charles Joseph Kelly Monck, 3rd Viscount Monck and Bridget Willington. In 1844 he married his cousin Lady Elizabeth Louise Mary Monck, daughter of Henry Stanley Monck, 2nd Viscount Monck and Earl of Rathdowne. When his father died in 1849, he succeeded to the title of 4th Viscount Monck. Charles had a distinguished career and was Commissioner of Church Temporalities in Ireland. In 1861 he was appointed Captain General and Governor-in-Chief and Governor-General of British America. This appointment was renewed in 1867 and his title was declared to be that of Governor-General of the Dominion of Canada. He returned to Ireland and became Lord Lieutenant of county Dublin in 1874, a post he held until 1892. In 1866 he was created a peer of the United Kingdom as Baron Monck of Ballytrammon. In 1869 he was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George and served as a Privy Counsellor. He died in 1894.

Physical description: 1 box.

Finding aid available: NLI Manuscripts Collection List No. 5

Contained in: Monck Papers: Correspondence of Charles Stanley, 4th Viscount Monck, 1861-1870.
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