The Gough collection

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The Gough collection was catalogued as part of the 2015–16 research studentship, an annual position in the National Library organised in association with the Irish Committee for Historical Sciences. The Gough papers (MS 50,120) cover topics as diverse as detailed accounts of the various military campaigns in which Hugh Gough served, private family correspondence, drawings and paintings of scenes from India, estate accounts and deeds, and letters relating to the secret Committee of Protestant Noblemen. Encompassing more than 4,000 items, the collection will be of significant value to those interested in Ireland’s military history—in particular the Peninsular Wars (1808–17) and the Opium War and Anglo-Sikh Wars of the 1840s.


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