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Private Papers in our Collection

The City and County Archive holds some private paper collections. These include the Chearnley Papers, which date from 1671 to 1915 and relate to the Musgrave and Chearnley families living in Salterbridge, barony of Coshmore and Coshbride, County Waterford.

The archive also holds the papers of Hugh Ryan a local historian and scholar. The collection includes political pamphlets relating to Irish nationalism from 1900-1960 and records relating to a survey of the gravestones of Mothel burial ground, parish of Mothel and Rathgormack carried out by Hugh Ryan and published in Decies volumes 38-42. The collections also include the papers of Waterford Chamber of Commerce and archives in relation to Thomas Francis Meagher.

Further collections of estate records, business records and private records relating to Waterford City and County will be made available to the public as the City and County Archive develops and expands its collections.

The City and County Archive also provides advice and guidance to organisations and individuals who hold archival collections in Waterford City and County.

Cappoquin House and Gardens holds a collection of archives and is working to preserve these archives and make them accessible. With assistance from the Heritage Council the papers of Sir John Keane (1873-1956), 5th Baronet have been boxed in archival boxes and listed by Dr. Mel Farrell.)