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Subseries 4.1
Incoming correspondence, 1841-1892
Boxes 21-30

Scope and Content Note

The subseries contains incoming correspondence for 1841-1892 and makes up the largest part of this series. Most of the letters are from the 1860s to 1880s, covering Gregory's terms in Parliament (Subseries 1a), the American Civil War (Subseries 1b), his tenure as Governor-General of Ceylon (Subseries 1c), and his years in retirement (Subseries 1d). Most of the correspondence is official or semi-official, addressing political matters. Major themes are land tenure and the Roman Catholic Church, as well as foreign affairs, in particular Greece and the Balkans. There is little personal correspondence with the exception of letters from Lady Dartrey, 1881-1886. Other prominent correspondents include Sir Robert Peel, Lord Clanricarde, the 1st Earl of Clarendon, Bishop John Derry of Clonfert, Lord Clonbrock, Francis Lawly (F.L.), Bishop Patrick Duggan of Clonfert, Sir Hercules Robinson, William Porcher Miles, James Murry Mason, Dudley Mann, and Sir Henry Layard.

Arrangement Note

Organized into five sub-subseries (4.1a) General correspondence, 1841-1871; (4.1b) Correspondence re American Civil War, 1861-1884; (4.1c) Correspondence re Ceylon, 1864-1877; (4.1d) Correspondence from retirement, 1878-1891; and (4.1e) Miscellaneous undated correspondence.

Finding Aid Note

An index of selected correspondenents is available [See Index 2].

Description of Subseries