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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Patrick O'Neill fonds
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1918 General Election

File consists of materials related to the 1918 general election and O'Neill's role as presiding officer at the Warrenpoint Townhall polling station.

1921 Election; congratulatory messages, etc.

File consists of materials relating to Patrick O'Neill's victory in the 1921 general election and a published copy of correspondence between D. Lloyd George and Eamon de Valera regarding the creation of an Irish settlement.

1929 Election

File consists of correspondence and other materials relating to Patrick O'Neill's re-election in 1929.

An Economic Programme for the Irish Free State

File consists of a booklet entitled 'An Economic Programme for the Irish Free State: Being a Set of Principles Suitable to Serve as a Basis for an Irish Social and Industrial Policy, proposed by The P.H. Pearse Study Group.'

Bill for Redistribution of Seats and Proportional Representation

File consists of two documents produced by the Proportional Representation Society: 'Report for the Year May, 1927 - April, 1928: The Next Step after Equal Franchise,' and the May 1920 issue (volume 10, number 36) of the Journal of the Proportional Representation Society. File also includes a copy of a bill to amend the law with respect to the House of Commons method of voting and the redistribution of seats, and a document entitled 'Points on Registration Work: Imperial Parliamentary Franchise (Man or Woman).'

Collected correspondence on Warrenpoint issues

File consists of correspondence and official documents relating to Warrenpoint Water Supply; Newry, Warrenpoint, & Rostrevor Railway Company; Warrenpoint town clerks' salary; Liberty Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company; and flooding in Warrenpoint.

Collected materials

Series consists of press cuttings, booklets, pamphlets, census reports, and correspondence, which Patrick O'Neill collected during his political career, relating to affairs in the town of Warrenpoint and his wider constituency of County Down as well as national issues including the Anglo-Irish dispute and the partition of Ireland. Series includes materials created predominantly during the period from 1920 to 1936, with some correspondence from 1875 to 1920.

Correspondence with constituents

Series consists of Patrick O'Neill's correspondence with constituents, supporters, and government ministers in his role as MP for County Down (and later Mourne division) regarding the concerns of his constituency, including: inquiries relating to pensions, licenses, and agricultural subsidies; filling appointed and hired positions such as Postmaster, Inspector for Ministry of Education, or members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary; amendments of acts and bills (relating to public utilities, transportation, agriculture and fisheries, for example); issues such as temperance and gerrymandering; and matters relating to the development of nationalist politics, such as the creation of the National League and the activities of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. Series also includes notes, official documents, and newspaper articles regarding the affairs of his constituency. Series is divided into the following sub-series: 1. Correspondence with constituents, 1926-1928 2. Correspondence with constituents, 1935-1936. Sub-series are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject. Although Patrick O'Neill sat in parliament from 1921-1938, this fonds contains only correspondence records for the years 1926-1928 and 1935-1936. It is not known at this time where the other records reside; some may be found at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Correspondence with constituents, 1926-1928

Sub-series consists of Patrick O'Neill's correspondence with constituents, supporters, and government ministers for the period from 1926 to 1928 in his role as MP for County Down as well as notes, official documents and newspaper articles regarding the affairs of his constituency.

Correspondence with constituents, 1935-1936

Sub-series consists of Patrick O'Neill's correspondence with constituents, supporters, and government ministers for the period from 1935 to 1936 in his role as MP for the Mourne division of County Down as well as notes, official documents and newspaper articles regarding the affairs of his constituency.

Election materials

Series consists of flyers, posters, booklets, official forms and documents, correspondence, and newspaper articles regarding Patrick O'Neill's role as presiding officer at a polling station in the 1918 Irish election, his campaign in the 1920 election for county councillors, and his campaigns in the 1921 and 1929 general elections. Series also includes correspondence regarding the Boundary Commission, O'Neill's decision to take his seat in parliament in 1926, the creation of the National League of the North, and his decision to retire. Series is arranged chronologically.

Executrix correspondence

File consists of correspondence with Professor M. Roberts (Department of Modern History, The Queen's University of Belfast) and with the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland regarding the transfer of Patrick O'Neill's political papers to the Public Record Office, as well as correspondence with Eamon Phoenix concerning his research for a doctoral thesis at The Queen's University of Belfast about the nationalist movement in Northern Ireland.

O'Neill, Teresa V.

Executrix correspondence

Series consists of correspondence with researchers and the Public Record office of Northern Ireland regarding Patrick O'Neill's political papers, as well as genealogical information and newspaper articles relating to Patrick O'Neill's political career, the Crown Hotel, and Teresa O'Neill.

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