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Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers, 1818-1922

The records of the Chief Secretary of Ireland’s Office constitute one of the most valuable collections of original source material for research into Ireland in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

The registered papers mainly comprise incoming correspondence of the Chief Secretary’s Office ‘registered’ by a clerk in that office. The correspondence consists of letters, petitions, memorials, memoranda, affidavits, recommendations, accounts, reports, and returns. The papers offer a rich source for scholars of Irish political, social, economic, labour, and women’s history, as well as for local historians and genealogists.

Catalogues for the years 1818-1832 and documents providing valuable historical context are now available to search on the Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers website and in our online catalogue.