Ref NoLE6/4
Alt Ref NoLE6/D
TitlePersonal Papers
DescriptionThe personal papers are mainly comprised of correspondence but also contain accounts and genealogical items. There are 3 divisions within the group, which relate to the correspondence of David Wilson and Patrick M Lynch, and the personal papers of John Wilson Lynch and his son William Wilson Lynch. The papers mainly concern family and social matters but they also cover official positions held by members of the family, for example John Wilson Lynch was president of the Galway Bay Steamboat Company in 1898, Thomas Wilson Lynch was appointed a local government inspector in June 1899, and William Wilson Lynch was appointed High Sheriff of Co. Clare in 1920. A series of letters in 1910 record John Wilson Lynch's constant refusal to be appointed Lieutenant for Co. Clare, a position also refused by both his sons [see LE6/D/53 and D/272]. Travel and events on the Continent are described in 2 series of letters from John Wilson Lynch's friends Comte de Basterot and George Morris, and letters from his sister, wife and children record family affairs. Letters to Fanny Wilson Lynch are also included. William Wilson Lynch went to Madagascar on military duty in 1902 and the accounts' section relates to teh expenses incurred in kitting him out. Three other sections in John Wilson Lynch's personal papers contain some Spanish documents, probably connected with family history, newspapers cuttings, and over 60 empty envelopes addressed to John Wilson Lynch.

William Wilson Lynch's personal papers contain accounts of the funning of the Clare Hunt Gall 1908-1914 and display his interest in genealogy. He was also a trustee of the Redington estates and the recipient of some of his mother's and aunt's historical papers [see Redington papers]. The first subgroup contains correspondence between members of the Wilson, Lynch, and Redington families 1822-1864.
Extentc. 680 items
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