File 1 - 1866-1880

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IE OCL P131/2/2/2/2/1




  • 1866 - 1880 (Creation)

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349 pp

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Letters sent to and sent by Benjamin Bloomfield Trench in 1866, 1875, 1874, 1876, and 1880. The letters in this file cover personal and business matters.

Examples include a copy of a 1866 letter from Benjamin Bloomfield Trench to the Honorable Captain Winn in which he writes:
'Dear Winn,
some time ago I wrote to you what I considered to be, to what was intended to be, a civil letter, asking you as a friend what you wished to be done with your dog, which is here, at the same time reminding you, altho' not in the least [preposing] for £2 which you owed me about Henley Regatta. viz. a bet of 3-2 which I laid you that Kingston beat [leander], they did so accordingly wishes of boat-racing. I consider it a great insult to me that you have not answered the said letter, not so much that you have not paid the bet, but because you have not answered a letter which was written to you as a friend. Neither have you made any allusion to the bet, which was made between us in a fair spirit of betting, I being prepared to loose my £3 or to win your £2. it is not so much the £2 , as the way that you have behaved, abt it that I consider so blackguard, if you were hard up, that would be another thing, but when one sees your name down for the [?] matches, for which you are able to put down your £5, one cannot help thinking that you have behaved in a blackguard way, but I do not intend the matter to end here, you have grossly insulted me & I therefore challenge you to fight me, a fair stand up fight & according to the rules of the PBA. If you have an ounce of Irish blood in your veins, you cannot through this letter aside without answering it..'

The file also contains other letters such as three letters from Henry Trench regarding his will and a 1875 letter from George M. Williams, Ballinahone, Armagh asking for rent due.

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