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The Resource Landlords, tenants, famine : the business of an Irish land agency in the 1840s, Desmond Norton

Landlords, tenants, famine : the business of an Irish land agency in the 1840s, Desmond Norton

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Landlords, tenants, famine : the business of an Irish land agency in the 1840s
Title
Landlords, tenants, famine
Title remainder
the business of an Irish land agency in the 1840s
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Desmond Norton
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Language
eng
Summary
"Desmond Norton's fascinating study of the relationships between landlords and tenants in Ireland during the Great Famine period of the 1840s is principally based on a large uncatalogued archive in private ownership of the Stewart & Kincaid land agents. Much of the information from this unique resource is being published for the first time. Norton challenges existing assumptions about landlord-tenant relations, emigration and land improvement during the famine decade. Messrs Stewart & Kincaid was a firm of land agents based in Dublin, and most of the correspondence was addressed to its office there. The letters in the archive relate mainly to the estates managed by the firm during the 1840s, and give a rounded picture of life in the Irish countryside during the period. They provide evidence of some humane and caring landlords, of the activities of middlemen, of suffering tenants and emigration in a large number of locations, including Sligo and Roscommon, Clare and Limerick, Kilkenny, Carlow and Westmeath. Many famous families appear such as the Pakenhams and Ponsonbys, well-known historical figures, such as Lord Palmerston, who was foreign secretary and prime minister, as well as being a landlord in Sligo and Dublin. The evidence of the Stewart & Kincaid archives is complemented by research into other family archives and from the author's meetings with descendants of many of the families discussed. Landlords, Tenants, Famine is an immensely important contribution to scholarship on the Great Famine and to nineteenth-century Irish economic history. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
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Norton, Desmond
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Administration of estates
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Ireland
  • Kincaid, Joseph
  • Stewart, James Robert
  • Kincaid, Joseph
  • Stewart, James Robert
Label
Landlords, tenants, famine : the business of an Irish land agency in the 1840s, Desmond Norton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-367) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • List of Maps
  • Abbreviations
  • Maps
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Messrs Stewart, Stewart & Swan, Stewart & Kincaid.
  • p. 5
  • 2.
  • Palmerston in Sligo in the Early 1840s.
  • p. 26
  • 3.
  • Palmerston Estates: Famine and Emigration.
  • p. 44
  • 4.
  • Crichton Estates in Sligo and Roscommon.
  • p. 66
  • 5.
  • Mysterious Daniel Henry Ferrall of Roscommon.
  • p. 85
  • 6.
  • Ferrall's Roscommon Estates.
  • p. 100
  • 7.
  • Wingfield's Sligo Estate.
  • p. 130
  • 8.
  • Roscommon Estates of the Marquess of Westmeath.
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • Stratford Lands in Clare.
  • p. 167
  • 10.
  • Stratford's Limerick Estate.
  • p. 181
  • 11.
  • On Two Estates in South Limerick.
  • p. 197
  • 12.
  • Frankfort Estates in Kilkenny and Carlow.
  • p. 223
  • 13.
  • Properties of Ponsonby, Pakenham and St Lawrence.
  • p. 244
  • 14.
  • Sherlock and the Batty Estates: Wine, Women and Sadness.
  • p. 270
  • 15.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 287
  • Notes.
  • p. 324
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 361
  • Index.
  • p. 368
Control code
ocm71229765
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 380 p.
Isbn
9781904558552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Landlords, tenants, famine : the business of an Irish land agency in the 1840s, Desmond Norton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface
  • List of Maps
  • Abbreviations
  • Maps
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Messrs Stewart, Stewart & Swan, Stewart & Kincaid.
  • p. 5
  • 2.
  • Palmerston in Sligo in the Early 1840s.
  • p. 26
  • 3.
  • Palmerston Estates: Famine and Emigration.
  • p. 44
  • 4.
  • Crichton Estates in Sligo and Roscommon.
  • p. 66
  • 5.
  • Mysterious Daniel Henry Ferrall of Roscommon.
  • p. 85
  • 6.
  • Ferrall's Roscommon Estates.
  • p. 100
  • 7.
  • Wingfield's Sligo Estate.
  • p. 130
  • 8.
  • Roscommon Estates of the Marquess of Westmeath.
  • p. 149
  • 9.
  • Stratford Lands in Clare.
  • p. 167
  • 10.
  • Stratford's Limerick Estate.
  • p. 181
  • 11.
  • On Two Estates in South Limerick.
  • p. 197
  • 12.
  • Frankfort Estates in Kilkenny and Carlow.
  • p. 223
  • 13.
  • Properties of Ponsonby, Pakenham and St Lawrence.
  • p. 244
  • 14.
  • Sherlock and the Batty Estates: Wine, Women and Sadness.
  • p. 270
  • 15.
  • Conclusions.
  • p. 287
  • Notes.
  • p. 324
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 361
  • Index.
  • p. 368
Control code
ocm71229765
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 380 p.
Isbn
9781904558552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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