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Caulfield, The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 tp 1643 and 169…

Caulfield, The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 tp 1643 and 169

Caulfield, Richard (editor). The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 tp 1643 and 1690 to 1800. Guildford, Surrey, Corporation of Cork, 1876. 18.5 cm x 22.5 cm. XXX, 1191 pages. Original hardcover. Good condition with some clear signs of wear and tear on external cover and page edges, some stains on page edges and some marks on pages inside.

Includes record of Mayors and Sheriffs of Cork from 1690 to 1734 / A charter to incorporate the Guild of Wholesale Merchants / An account of how the Earl of Inchiquin was presented with his freedom / The appointment of Sir James Jeffryes as Governor of Cork / Proposal for Benj Pike to prove his right to the fishery of the river.

″Richard Caulfield’s The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 to 1643 and from 1690 to 1800 are proceedings of the municipal authorities of Cork as they took place. Caulfield’s work is an attempt to provide a faithful record of history rather than a romantic version.
He identified two methods of writing history. The first is to present the facts as they are and leave it to the reader to form his own impressions. The second is to present what the impressions have made on the writer’s mind and present them to the reader. Caulfield intended to marry both methods together by presenting a series of samples and extracts to give a truer picture of the times. He used sources in the Library of the British Museum , the Bodlein library, Oxford , the Treasury of the Corporation of Cork and other
sources.
Richard Caulfield (1823-1887) was secretary, librarian and custodian of the Royal Cork Institution and librarian for Queen’s College Cork. It is said of him that on several occasion he was chosen to referee the various sides in significant historical and theological disputes. He was acquainted with and respected by the members of the clergy, Cork city dignitaries, lecturers, professors and the student body of Queen’s College who attended his funeral when he died at the age of 64.” (Askaboutireland)

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Caulfield, The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 tp 1643 and 169
Caulfield, The Council Book of the Corporation of Cork from 1609 tp 1643 and 169