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Browne, Valentine Augustus, 1825-1905 (4th Earl of Kenmare)



  • Existence: 1825 - 1905


Valentine Augustus Browne (1825-1905), 4th Earl of Kenmare

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Invitation to a royal dinner, 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Parkes 33/39
Scope and Contents

An undated invitation from the Lord Chamberlain [Valentine Browne, Earl of Kenmare], on behalf of Queen Victoria, to Sir Harry Parkes and Miss Parkes [Parkes' daughter Marion Plummer Parkes, later Marion Keswick] to an evening party at Buckingham Palace on 18 May 1881.

Dates: 1881
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Letter from Lord Kenmare, 19 Feb. 1879

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9271/4/148
Scope and Contents

Returned to Ireland suddenly because his son was unwell; regrets O'Donoghue put his question on Catholic University; 'It was considered very unfair to press the Government on the subject at present.'

Dates: 19 Feb. 1879
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