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IRISH ARCHÆOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE ALBERT.
His GRACE THE DUKE OF LEINSTER.
Elected December, 1845.
The object of the Miscellany of the Irish Archæological Society is to preserve such smaller documents illustrative of the history and antiquities of Ireland, as, from their size, are unfitted for separate publication. Members of the Society, and all who are interested in historical pursuits, particularly the heads of the ancient Irish and Anglo-Irish families, are invited to contribute to the future volumes of this work. Almost all old families are in possession of curious deeds, ancient wills, letters, and other documents of the kind here published, which are often the only existing records of historical facts, and are always useful to the historian in fixing dates, filling up defects in genealogies, &c., to say nothing of the illustration they afford of ancient, perhaps obsolete, manners and customs.
The Council of the Irish Archæological Society indulge the hope that the nobility and gentry of Ireland will recognize the value of the present work by contributing to its pages such deeds, letters, &c., as they may deem worthy of preservation. The Council will thankfully receive and carefully return all original papers and documents which may be intrusted to the Secretary for this purpose.
Every contributor to the pages of the Miscellany shall be entitled to one or more copies of the volume to which he has contributed, according to the number and value of his contributions, as determined by the Council.
IRISH ARCH. SOC. MISCELL. VOL. I.