Upton Collection

Royal Irish Academy | RIA/Upton Papers |

Personal papers of Henry A. S. Upton of Coolatore, Moate, Co. Westmeath, 1870-1947, an amateur genealogist and local historian.

 

The bulk of collection consists of 20th century transcripts of legal and historical documents dating from the 17th century to the 19th century used to trace genealogies of various Irish gentry families in counties Westmeath, Laois and Offaly. The collection also includes correspondence to Upton while he was editor of the Journal of the Association for Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead from 1923 to 1928. He served as High Sheriff of Westmeath in 1897 and the collection includes notes and drafts created by him prior to the publication of his article on High Sheriffs by the Kildare Archaeological Society. One of Upton's main correspondents was Thomas U. Sadlier of the Office of Arms, Dublin Castle.

 

Strengths

Irish Genealogy, Irish gentry, Westmeath, Dunne family; High Sheriffs of Ireland, Irish Memorials Association, Irish Funerary Inscriptions, Archaeology

Physical characteristics

11 archival boxes

Description or Catalogue

Pdf of catalogue available for download and searchable Royal Irish Academy Library manuscript catalogue online at www.ria.ie/library.aspx

Created

12
20

Collected

20
20

Coverage

19
20
Geographic Coverage
Languages
Custodial History

Upton bequeathed his personal archive and his library of over 100 items to the Royal Irish Academy. The collection was deposited in the Academy in 1949 and 1950

Note

Names;
Upton, Henry
Sadlier, Thomas U.
Office of Arms, Dublin Castle
Association for Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead
Irish Memorials Association
Royal Irish Academy

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Bequest
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Added by Royal Irish Academy | Last updated on: 25 August 2018