Sir Horace Plunkett Papers

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleSir Horace Plunkett Papers
Archive ReferenceIE DuNL MS/ 42,222; 49,803
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1881-1932
Extent Medium14 boxes of correspondence and 53 volumes.


Creator(s): Plunkett, Sir Horace Curzon, 1854-1932

  • Administrative History ↴

    Sir Horace Plunkett, son of Lord Dunsany, was born in Gloucestershire in 1854. Following a decade of cattle ranching in Wyoming, Plunkett became a pioneer of agricultural cooperation. He was involved with the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society and Congested Districts Board and his work with the Recess Committee led to the establishment of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction in 1899. Involved in politics, Plunkett was South Dublin Unionist MP and a Senator and he founded the Irish Dominion League in support of Home Rule. His house at Kilteragh was destroyed during the Civil War, 1922-1923. Plunkett died in Surrey on 26 March 1932.
  • Archival History ↴

  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Plunkett, Sir Horace Curzon, 1854-1932 ↴

    This collection comprises diaries, correspondence and other material concerning Sir Horace Plunkett. Also included are the papers of Sir Matthew Nathan (British Undersecretary for Ireland, 1914-1916) relating to the Irish Convention, 1917-1918, and a printed item ‘Report of the Recess Committee on the Establishment of a Department of Agriculture and Industries for Ireland’ (1896).

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows:
    I. Diaries
    II. Correspondence

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 Dates1881-1932
Extent Medium14 boxes of correspondence and 53 volumes.
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 NoteFiona Hughes
Rules/ConventionsNLI guidelines based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000, and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Date of Descriptions42036