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Ref No IE TCD MS 10247
Title Papers of the Wynne family of Co. Wicklow.
Level Of Description Collection
Admin Biographical History The Wynne family of Tigroney, co Wicklow, was a branch of the Wynne family of Hazlewood, co Sligo. Their successful mining concerns in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century were run by cousins Albert Augustus and Wyndham Henry Wynne. A downturn in financial circumstances followed some unwise investments in American, Canadian and Tunisian mines, after which the cousins took over the running of the Glendalough estate and Albert Augustus became involved in mining in Wicklow.
Scope And Content The collection contains family and business correspondence; records related to mining, mostly in Germany; and to the running of the estate in Wicklow. The letters written during WWI include those referring to the death in action of C W Wynne and letters written by sisters Veronica and Winifred Wynne while working in the censor's office in London. There is also a series of letters from a local man fighting France to whom AK Wynne wrote. Literary work by two of the sisters include a corrected typescript of Every Dog (Ernest Benn: 1929); an incomplete novel; short stories, possibly contributed to a private literary club magazine called 'The Nautilus'; riddles and poetry. Alice Katherine Wynne was an accomplished watercolourist and some of her small sketchbooks are among the artworks in this collection. Some of the Wynnes collected, repaired and sold antique lace and this is reflected in the collection; there is a very small amount of material relating to the Avoca Handweavers which was set up by the Wynnes. There are also diaries, travel journals, children's letters, family photographs, gardening-related material, recipes, religious notes and records of domestic finance.

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Arrangement The papers are organised as follows: 1. Correspondence among family. 2. General and business correspondence. 3. Unidentified letters. 4/ Mining. Frank Wynne. 5-8. Literary compositions. /9-10. Miscellaneous compositions. 11. Artwork. 12. Diaries. 13-14. Account books, domestic and estate. 15. Avoca Handweavers. 16. Lace. 17. Photographs. 18. Genealogy. 19. Royal Hotel, Glendalough. 20-21. Flowers, recipes, religious notes. 22. Receipts and bills. 23. Miscellaneous manuscript notes. 24. Miscellaneous printed material. 25. Cards. 26. Stamps. 27. Used envelopes. 28. Objects.


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Language English: German.
Related Material There are more Wynne papers in the National Library of Ireland.
Public Note Dr Timothy, Dr Tim Hudson, 'Three Clerical Members of the Wynne Family in 'Search - A Church of Ireland Journal', Vol 35, Number two, Summer 2012
Sarah Gillespie, 'The House of Avoca' in Irish Arts Review vol 35, no 4 (Winter 2018) 130-133
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