George Clarke, 1661-1736
George Clarke fonds. - 1690-1691. - 50 items.
George Clarke was the son of Sir William Clarke, Englands first
Secretary at War (1661-1666), and his wife Dorothy. George himself became
the fourth Secretary at War sometime before March 1690. The Battle of
the Boyne took place in July of that year. He held an estate at Kilkenny
Fonds consists of 50 items, most of which are letters to Clarke concerning
military matters falling under his control as Secretary at War. Several
of the letters were sent to Clarke from Mullingar, where the English
army established a military depot in 1690, and were received in various
places as he moved through the countryside: at Dublin (Mar. 1690); Limerick
(Aug. 1690); Cashells (Sept. 1690); Dublin (Nov. 1690); Clonmel (Dec.
1690); Kilkenny (Dec. 1960). Other letters concern Clarkes personal
affairs, with letters from his mother (who nonetheless also informed
her son of military matters, as her husband had also been Secretary
at War) and from the women who managed his manor at Kilkenny during
Title based on content of the fonds.
Fonds (34-2008) was acquired from Alexander Books in July 2008.
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