The Shapland Carew Papers (1946)
Book ID: 64073
The Shapland Carew Papers. Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1946. Pp x, 228. Illustrated with two maps. Quarter cloth boards, spine lightly faded, otherwise a very good copy.
The introduction states:
‘The papers and ledgers which form the subject of this volume originally came from Castleboro, Co. Wexford, and consequently their contents relate mainly to affairs connected with that branch of the Carew family whose principal seat in the 18th century was at Castleboro. But the material is by no means a complete, or even partially complete, family collection. In fact it only represents such fragments as were very fortunately purchased by Mr, Kelly of Kilpierce, Enniscorthy, at an auction at Castleboro, and thus saved form destruction when the place was shortly afterwards burned in 1922. Later the material was obtained for the Record office in Dublin, through the good offices of the late Senator Miss Kathleen Browne of Rathronan Castle, Co. Wexford.’