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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.

Notes on candidates for Inspector of Schools

File consists of a notebook containing information about candidates for the position of Inspector of Schools under the Ministry of Education, as well as a typed document about candidates that was found in the notebook.

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.

The Partition of Ireland

File consists of a booklet by Tom O'Donnell, B.L. entitled 'The Partition of Ireland.' File also includes a poster entitled 'Boundary Election,' a letter from [Thos] O'Donnell, and a letter to O'Donnell from Patrick O'Neill.

Teresa V. O'Neill sous-fonds

Sous-fonds consists of records related to O'Neill's role as literary executrix of her father's estate. Sous-fonds includes a draft of her thesis, correspondence regarding the thesis, correspondence with researchers regarding her father's political papers, and newspaper articles and genealogical information related to the O'Neill family, as well as university diplomas.

The sous-fonds is organized into the following series:

  1. Thesis
  2. Executrix correspondence
  3. Diplomas and certificates.

O'Neill, Teresa V.

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.

Patrick O'Neill fonds

  • CA ON00389 F8
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1998, predominant 1918-1938

Fonds consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with constituents, government officials, supporters, and other MPs; official documents; political pamphlets and booklets; election posters and flyers; newspaper clippings; personal records (notebook, speech notes); photographs; and personal memorabilia, including a leather pouch with relics of St. Anthony and St. Oliver Plunket. Fonds also includes a sous-fonds of O’Neill’s daughter, Teresa V. O’Neill. The Teresa V. O’Neill sous-fonds includes a draft of her doctoral thesis and correspondence related to her role of literary executrix of her father’s estate.

O’Neill, Patrick

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.

Other collected materials

File consists of other collected materials:
-a pamphlet entitled 'The Roman Catholic Church and News Propaganda: Is the Church of Rome unduly influencing for Sectarian purposes the Empire Cable Services, News Agencies, Great Newspapers and the British Broadcasting Corporation?'
-pamphlets issued by the North-Eastern Boundary Bureau including 'The Weekly Bulletin,' 'If 'Ulster' Contracts Out: The Economic Case against Partition,' and 'North East Ulster: The Boundary Position at a Glance'
-notes by Patrick O'Neill on land valuation in Warrenpoint
-documents containing census data, including 'Particulars of Population' (the position of the population in South Armagh, South Down, and East Down on retention in an Irish Free State), 'Parliamentary Divisions of East Down,' and a 1937 census of Northern Ireland
-a letter to [Rev. F. Lowny] from the Newry '98 Centenary Committee, and
-an open letter to the Right Hon. T. Moles, P.C., M.P from John W. Nixon, M.P.

Personal Memorabilia

Series consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other memorabilia that Patrick O'Neill collected during his political career and in his personal life, including relics of St. Anthony and St. Oliver Plunket contained within a leather pouch.

The sixth parliament of George III. 1798-1800

File consists of a draft of Teresa V. O'Neill's thesis entitled "The sixth parliament of George III. 1798-1800." O'Neill submitted this thesis for her MA in Modern Irish History at the University College of Dublin, for which she received First Class Honours when she graduated in 1943.

O'Neill, Teresa V.

Letter from Shevawn Lynam

File consists of a letter from Shevawn Lynam regarding her attempts to locate the appendix to O'Neill's thesis.

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.

Material regarding Patrick O'Neill and family

File consists of a photocopy of a 1935 election flyer promoting Patrick O'Neill, a handwritten page and a typed page of genealogical information about Patrick O'Neill and his family, two newspaper articles concerning the bombing of the Crown Hotel in 1982 and the subsequent clearance work on the site, two reprinted newspaper articles (from 1926 and 1938), and a newspaper article about a talk given by Teresa O'Neill about the social history of Newry. File also includes a copy of an extract from a 1941 letter [to ?] received from H.B.M. Consul C.L. Roseberry, Tornio, Finland regarding his sudden departure to Stockholm. It is likely that this item originated from within Teresa V. O'Neill's group of acquaintances, perhaps through her connections at the Crown Hotel and with the British regiment that was stationed in Warrenpoint during WWII. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland description of D.2720, correspondence of Patrick O'Neill, printed papers and miscellany have been added to this file, constituting an account of documents presented by Mrs. T. O'Neill also added to the folder by archivist, paper bound photocopy of unknown origin.

O'Neill, Teresa V.

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.

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.

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