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 ↴
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 ↴
No further accruals are currently expected.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Conditions of Access & Use
Open Access, by appointment
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Items may be subject to copyright.
1 folder containing 7 items
Material Language Script
Characteristics Tech Req
Paper. Good condition.
Descriptive list can be found on on-line catalogue available at http://www.louthcoco.ie
Archive Web Link →
Louth County Archives Service
Some digitised documents may occasionally be found on http://www.louthcoco.ie
Descriptive Control Area
ISAD(G): General International Standards Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.