Senator James Green Douglas Papers

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleSenator James Green Douglas Papers
Archive ReferenceIE DuNLI MS/ 49,581
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1898-1997
Extent Medium5 boxes


Creator(s): Douglas, J. G. (James Green), 1887-1954

  • Administrative History ↴

    James Green Douglas (1887-1954) was an Irish businessman and senator.
  • Archival History ↴

    This collection was purchased by the National Library of Ireland in 2012
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Douglas, J. G. (James Green), 1887-1954 ↴

    Papers of Senator James Green Douglas. Includes Douglas’ retained drafts and copies of his own letters which reflect his political activities as a senator in the Irish Free State, including his position on the Constitutional Committee and Postal Commission. Many letters relate to his involvement with the Irish White Cross and the distribution of funds from the American Committee for Relief in Ireland. Correspondents include Michael Collins, Hugh Kennedy, W.T. Cosgrave, Baron Glenavy, Ernest Blythe, George Russell, the Archbishop of Cashel, Eamon De Valera, Arnold Marsh, Edith Ellis, Sir Howard d’Egville, Kevin O’Higgins, W.B. Yeats, Maud Gonne McBride, Mrs. Erskine Childers, Alice Stopford Green, Hugh Martin James Dillon, Constance Markievich, Fridtjof Nansen, Alfred Zimmern and many other political and religious figures and commentators including Horace Plunkett, Bryan Cooper, Lennox Robinson, the Archbishop of Tuam, the Bishop of Thurles and Frank Cruise O’Brien. The papers also contain various manuscripts, typescripts, memoranda, reports, lists and leaflets including a substantial amount of material relating to the Irish White Cross and the American Committee for Relief in Ireland. There are also typescript copies of Douglas’ autobiography as well as miscellaneous personal and family papers.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as: I. Correspondence of James G. Douglas 1998-1979. II. Miscellaneous documents belonging to James G. Douglas 1921-1971. III. Newscuttings 1925-1966. IV. Family papers 1909-1997.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access with a valid National Library of Ireland Readers Ticket
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.
Creation Dates1898-1997
Extent Medium5 boxes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids An item level catalogue is available online Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteDeirdre Collins
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000, adapted from MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data.
Date of Descriptions27 May 2014.