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Collection Level Description: Draft of proposals for education in Ireland introduced in the Irish House of Commons by Thomas Orde-Powlett

Reference: MSS. Top. Ireland d. 2-3
Title: Draft of proposals for education in Ireland introduced in the Irish House of Commons by Thomas Orde-Powlett
Dates of Creation: late 18th century
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Thomas Orde-Powlett

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

Thomas Orde-Powlett (1746-1807), 1st Baron Bolton, was a politician. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1770, and MA in 1773. From Feb. 1784 to Nov. 1787 he served as chief secretary to the Duke of Rutland, lord-lieutenant of Ireland, and as a member of the privy council in Ireland. In 1787 Orde introduced into the Irish House of Commons, in a speech of three hours' length, an 'extremely comprehensive' scheme of education. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Scope and Content

Draft of proposals for education in Ireland introduced in the Irish House of Commons by Thomas Orde-Powlett, mainly in his hand.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1920.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).

Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54388-9.

Publication Note

See the journal Analecta Hibernica, 1 (1930), pp. 3-4.

Access Points

Education | Law and legislation

Powlett | Thomas Orde- | 1740-1807 | 1st Baron Bolton | politician

Irish House of Commons

Ireland


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