Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: Marlay

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April Fool!

April 1st, 2011 at 08:04

This bank note includes enough clues to its fake nature that it is doubtful it could have fooled anyone, but it is an entertaining example of an April Fool practical joke from 1847. It was sent anonymously to C. Brinsley Marlay on 31 March 1847 and is now part of the Marlay collection (My 2484/2). [...]

The Marlay Collection

February 24th, 2011 at 08:02

The Marlay papers have been owned by the University Library since 1943, but are perhaps not as well known to researchers as they should be. The collection is named after Charles Brinsley Marlay (1829-1912), owner of an estate at Belvedere in Westmeath, Ireland. Marlay was a conscientious landlord, but also a wealthy man of leisure [...]