Papers relating to the historian John D’Alton

Repository: Louth County Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitlePapers relating to the historian John D’Alton
Archive ReferenceIE LHA PP00126/
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1844-1864
Extent Medium1 folder containing 7 items


Creator(s): John D’Alton (1792–1867)

  • Administrative History ↴

    The historian John D’Alton (1792 – 1867) was born in County Westmeath, and trained in law, being called to the Irish bar in 1813. In 1827 he won a prize for an historical composition offered by the Royal Irish Academy, and the essay was published in that institution’s proceedings. Thereafter he published Memoirs of the Archbishops of Dublin (1838), History of the County of Dublin (1838), The History of Drogheda, with its Environs (1844), The history of Ireland from the earliest period to the year 1245 (1845), and Illustrations, Historical and Genealogical of King James's Irish Army List (1689). He was commissioned to write a history of Dundalk, but his poor health meant that it was completed by JR O’Flanagan.
  • Archival History ↴

    The material in this collection was collected by members of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, and was deposited on indefinite loan to the Louth County Archives Service in October 2004.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Permanent Loan

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: John D’Alton (1792–1867) ↴

    Mainly letters between D’Alton and his daughter at Sienna Convent, Drogheda, and a few other items concerning the school there.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Retain permanently
  • Accruals ↴

    No further accruals are currently expected.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged chronologically.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open Access, by appointment
Conditions Governing ReproductionItems may be subject to copyright.
Creation Dates1844-1864
Extent Medium1 folder containing 7 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqPaper. Good condition.
Finding Aids Descriptive list can be found on on-line catalogue available at Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Originals InformationLouth County Archives Service
Copies InformationSome digitised documents may occasionally be found on

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteKevin Forkan
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standards Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions39295