“We have also directed your Agent to buy an Iron Chest to be in the custody of your Treasurer, and that the Charter Pattent, leases, Bookes, accompts and papers belonging to you, be from time to time locked in that chest; and to be delivered to the Treasurers Custody by Inventory or schedule, to be entred by him, and a duplicate thereof kept by him, and by them to be delivered over from time to time, when transferred from one Treasurer to another:”

Minutes of The Board of Governors
24 February 1678

The Erasmus Smith Trust Archive is a unique archive in areas of Irish Education History and Land History.

This new version of the web site includes several on-line resources to act as finding aids for our holdings. These pages now have on-line the Google maps of the former Trust schools in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and a listing of former Schools with a brief summary of their history and involvement with the Trust. There is also information on books about the Trust and history of the High School, Dublin.

In this decade of commemorations the Archive is undertaking an extensive research project into The High School, Dublin pupils who served in the Great War. Working with transition year students and English teacher Michelle Burrows information is being complied on a blog, drawing on many research sources, see www.hsdwarstories.com


Researchers are invited to come to the Archive facility to conduct primary research. Access is strictly by appointment only. Hours of access are Monday to Wednesday 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. There is no charge for access although fees apply to requests by email or post. The Archive is located on the grounds of The High School, Dublin.

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Alan Phelan, Archivist, ‘Danum’, Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6, Ireland

Telephone: +353 1 492 2611 extension 131 Fax: +353 1 492 4427

email: archives@highschooldublin.com

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