Monthly Archives: June 2018

Archbishop Thomas White Papers

Archbishop Thomas White Papers – another donation for Kilkenny Archives.
Co. Laois born, Ossory clergyman, Holy See diplomat, Archbishop Thomas White died 7 May 2017.
Some months later his family donated artefacts and papers to Kilkenny Archives Ltd. The papers include a series of letters written by Ossory bishops : Rev. Patrick Collier, Rev. Peter Birch and Rev. Laurence Forristal.  Archbishop White lived the last years of his life in Kilkenny.
This small but valuable clerical collection (which includes artefacts such as his travelling crozier, mitre etc.) is a welcome addition to the holdings at Kilkenny Archives Ltd. Other recent donations have come to us from Willoughby Jewellers (Kilkenny, through the good offices of Fonsie Mealy Auctioneer), the Home Rule Club (Kilkenny, custody only), The Nin Bligh Collection, The K.M. Lanigan Collection and lastly a very rare ledger which documents the details of the Charitable Society of the City of Kilkenny which ledger covers the years from 1830 until 1849. The details this ledger holds relating to the Famine years in Kilkenny are particularly notable. More…