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The Morpeth Roll
Carlisle, George William Frederick Howard, Earl of, 1802-1864--Public opinion.
Farewells--Ireland--History--19th century.
Politicians--Great Britain--Public opinion--History--19th century.
Public opinion--Ireland--History--19th century.
Signatures (Writing)
Ireland--History--19th century--Sources.
Ireland--Politics and government--19th century--Sources.
Ireland--Relations--Great Britain--Sources.
Great Britain--Relations--Ireland--Sources.
Genre Form
Illustrative Content
Geographic Coverage
Great Britain
LCC: DA565.C317 M67 2013 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 941.5081 full
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Lccn: 2013443027
text (Source: rdacontent)
"In 1841, on stepping down as chief secretary, George Howard, Lord Morpeth, received a grand farewell testimonial from the people of Ireland. This took the form of over 160,000 signatures on sheets of paper wrapped around a gigantic bobbin; when unwound, the testimonial measures a staggering 420 metres. After decades of lying in obscurity in Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, the Morpeth Roll has been the subject of intense research, digitization and conservation. This lavishly illustrated book of essays discusses the significance of the roll, and examines what it can tell us about pre-Famine Ireland. Just how the roll was commissioned and assembled in a matter of weeks, with signatures collected from across Ireland, is one focus of enquiry; as are the reasons for Morpeth's extraordinary popularity, which endured when he returned to Dublin as viceroy in the 1850s. The roll is not only a document of national significance, it is also a unique mechanical object, presenting very special challenges for display and interpretation"--Back cover.
Table Of Contents
Notes on contributors
List of abbreviations
Preface / Christopher Ridgway
Introduction / R.V. Comerford
"The unbought and spontaneous offering of a generous and oppressed people" : the 1841 Irish testimonial to Lord Morpeth / Patrick Cosgrove
Ireland's favourite Englishman? / Christopher Ridgway
Investigating the Morpeth Roll / Paul Hoary
The Morpeth Roll today / Christopher Ridgway.
Authorized Access Point
Ridgway, Christopher. Morpeth Roll