Holloden, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow was the home of Colonel Philip Doyne Vigors (1825-1903). His brothers Thomas Mercer Vigors and John Cliffe Vigors lived at Burgage, Leighlin Bridge. Colonel Vigors served with the XI and XIX regiments in Australia, Burma and India. He contributed many articles on geneaology and family history to the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.
Archival History ↴
The collection was accessioned 11 April 1986 from Mr. O'Grady, County Limerick
The collection comprises private, genealogical and military papers. It includes bookplates and notebooks of indexes to notebooks and offprints relating to bookplates of the late nineteenth century. Papers relating to the Cliffe and Vigors families including wills, and copies of parish registers and a scrapbook compiled by Ina O’Grady about the O’Grady family (1900-1922). The collection includes considerable correspondence between family members and also military correspondence regarding Thomas Vigors and Philip Vigors (1847-1861). There is also a portfolio containing a variety of material including maps relating to Dublin and surveys of areas around Phoenix Park and the River Dodder, bridges and military maps. A miscellaneous section contains undated photographs, poems and gravestone inscriptions.
Appraisal Destruction ↴
No further accruals are expected
The collection is arranged as follows:
Genealogy and family matters (1789-1958)
Military matters (1847-1859)
Glass plate negatives
Conditions of Access & Use
Available to holders of a valid readers ticket
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Reproduction is at the discretion of the archivist
Material Language Script
Characteristics Tech Req
12 glass plate negatives are included in the collection
An item level description is available for consultation at the National Archives of Ireland
Archive Web Link →
Further material relating to the Vigors family is held in the National Archives of Ireland: IE 0625/1096 Cliffe/Vigors Family and Estate Papers
Philip Vigors Obituary, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries Vol.XXXIV, 1904
Dictionary of Irish Biography (Cambridge University Press / Royal Irish Academy, 2009
Descriptive Control Area
Aideen Ireland, April 1986. Adapted by the IAR archivist, March 2014.
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.