Diarmaid L. Fawsitt Archive Section 1 Desc. List.


SPANNING THE PERIOD 1904-1966 , and covering a long and varied career, this section of the Diarmaid Fawsitt Papers offers new and significant material for researchers of many hues, and Cork City and County Archives are to be commended for providing such a clear and comprehensive finding aid. Historians of the Decade of Centenaries will find much of interest, particularly in relation to diplomatic, trade and shipping endeavours in the USA during Fawsitt’s Consulate (1919-21), his work as an economic adviser to the Treaty delegation and the ‘special mission to Belfast’ (1921-22), his career in the economic and trade ministries of the new State, and reflections on the Civil War divisions and deaths (1922-23). But there is much potential here in other areas too – including local history (early 20 th century Cork), trade and industrial development (Cork IDA, Fords and the Irish IDA), and legal history (barrister and Circuit Court judge), to name but a few. The Fawsitt family preserved this extensive collection for almost 50 years at Manch and Laurel Mount, Co. Cork, and I was privileged to undertake the sorting and arrangement prior to their donation to Cork Archives in 2019. The opening up of Section 1 for research is the fulfilment of a long-held dream for all the family and we look forward to the eventual releasing of Section 2 in due course.

Reception by Lord Mayor John Sheehan for the Fawsitt Family, to mark the Donation of the Diarmaid Fawsitt archive to Cork City and County Archives Service. City Hall, Cork, 25 September 2019.

Julitta Clancy (Grand-Daughter of Diarmaid L. Fawsitt)



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