Carson, Sir Edward (1854-1935), Irish Unionist

Spender Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Personal and political papers of Sir Wilfred Spender (1876-1960), Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, 1926-1944. Comprising correspondence, memoranda, diaries, press cuttings, and other documents, the Spender Papers are an essential resource in documenting the emergence and development of Northern Ireland as a political entity during the early 20th century. Reflecting the various facets an ...

Craigavon Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Personal papers of James Craig (1871-1940), 1st Viscount Craigavon, statesman and Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, and of his wife, Lady Craigavon (1880-1953), 1884-1940. Comprising some 300 documents, volumes, photographs and newspaper cuttings, the collection provides an interesting insight into the life and career of the man who was to play a critical and integral role in the evolution of No ...

Theresa, Lady Londonderry Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Diaries, scrapbooks, letters etc, 1772-1921, mainly of Theresa, Marchioness of Londonderry (1856-1919), wife of the 6th Marquess, but including some papers of the 6th Marquess himself, 1878-1921, of and about his mother, Mary Cornelia, widow of the 5th Marquess, c. 1866-1906, and of his brothers Lords Henry and Herbert Vane-Tempest, 1858-1920. Reflecting Lady Londonderry’s reputation as “one of th ...

Montgomery Family Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Estate and personal papers of the Montgomery family of Blessingbourne, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone, c.1650-1924, and, in particular, those of Hugh de Fellenberg Montgomery (1844-1924), a senator of the Northern Ireland Parliament from 1922-24. The estate papers relate to lands in Counties Tyrone and Fermanagh around Fivemiletown and Enniskillen. They are of the normal estate classes and include maps ...

Carson Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

The Carson papers comprise c. 3,000 documents, 1861-1947, mainly deriving from Irish Unionist, Sir Edward Carson (1854-1935), Lord Carson of Duncairn. A learned and reputable politician and barrister rising to First Lord of the Admiralty in 1917 and Lord of Appeal from 1921-29, Edward Carson led the Ulster Unionist opposition to the 3rd Home Rule Bill from 1910. The Carson papers are, however, an ...

Wallace Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Papers and correspondence of Colonel Robert Hugh Wallace (1860-1929), head of the firm of Messrs Hugh Wallace and Co., Solicitors, Belfast and Downpatrick. The archive comprises: political correspondence, 1893-1923, with leading Unionists such as Sir Edward Carson, James Craig and Walter H. Long; diaries and correspondence covering the Boer War, 1899-1902, where Wallace served with distinction as ...

Cherry Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Legal, political and family papers and documents comprising the records of the eminent Irish academic, lawyer and politician, Richard Robert Cherry (1859-1923), Attorney General for Ireland 1905-1909, Lord Justice of Appeal 1909-1914, and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland 1914-1916. He is best known for his work and expertise in land law in Ireland, a subject upon which he published extensively includ ...

Sir Edward Carson's Scrapbook

Linen Hall Library

This collection comprises Sir Edward Carson's personal scrapbook of Ulster Day 1912, including Carson's own copy of the Ulster Covenant. There are many press cuttings, including contemporary cartoons, in addition to posters advertising anti-Home Rule rallies, and a large number of telegrams from Carson's supporters. One unusual item is a "poison-pen" postcard, full of threats and abuse, but signed ...

Savory Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Personal and political papers of Professor Sir Douglas Lloyd Savory (1878-1969), c.1900-1969. Professor of French Language and Romance Philology at Queen's University, Belfast, 1909-40 and, later, Unionist MP for Queen's University and Antrim, 1940-55, these papers reflect Savory’s broad range of interests and activities in both academic and political spheres. Apart from a group of sermons by the ...

Craigavon Political Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Political correspondence of Sir James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, statesman and first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1871-1940), 1907-1953. James Craig trained as a stockbroker in Belfast and fought in the Boer War before he entered politics becoming Unionist MP for East Down in 1906. Although his skills were recognised at Westminster where he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minis ...