Identity Statement for Enniscorthy Lawn Tennis Club

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P321
  • Title: Enniscorthy Lawn Tennis Club Minute Book
  • Dates: 1890–1919
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 1 bound volume
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Archival History

The minute book of the Enniscorthy Lawn Tennis Club was given to Paul Rouse by David Hasslacher and deposited in UCD Archives in February 2020.

Scope and Content

The minute book of the Enniscorthy Lawn Tennis Club (1890–1919) records the activities of the club, the rules of membership, names of members, subscription fees, the maintenance of the pavilion and grounds, and matters arising.

The minutes from 1917 and 1918 document a long-running dispute concerning perceived procedural irregularities in the election of members. 

The minutes taken during World War I illustrate simply and poignantly the impact of the war on a small town in rural Ireland. For example, on 20 April 1915 a motion proposed by Canon Lyster, seconded by F.K. Pounder and passed unanimously, reads:

‘That Messrs N. Gore Hickman & P.M. Harte-Maxwell, having gone to the war, be elected Hon. Members during its continuation.’

An entry in the minutes from 12 May 1916, records a motion proposed by F.K. Pounder, seconded by Canon Lyster and passed in silence. It reads:

‘That we have heard with the deepest regret of the death of one of our own members, an an Hon Member since he joined the Kings Army 2nd Lieutenant P.M. Harte Maxwell, who fell while bravely fighting for his country, and we desire to express our deep sympathy with his relatives in their bereavement.’

Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format.
Language: English

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