The Secretary of State's letter books of correspondence relating to Ireland, letter books and a memoranda book of the Lord Lieutenant (John, Lord Carteret) in Dublin Castle, 1724 to 1730, and entry books for warrant books, 1713 to 1776.
The secretary's entry books contain copies of out letters to the Lord Lieutenant, judicial and ecclesiastical office holders, and other public personages or bodies in Ireland. The letters mostly convey instructions or news, perhaps of bills approved or postponed, or refer to appointments, but they may touch on any aspect of the administration. Occasionally the subject may be a petition (or perhaps a lawsuit in Dublin), and a copy of the petition (or affidavit) may appear amongst the other entries.
The warrants are for appointments, including those of the Lord Lieutenant, bishops, members of the Privy Council of Ireland, etc and a few lesser positions such as the house-keeper of Dublin Castle. The warrants also authorise (amongst other things) the creation of peers, the holding of courts martial, permission for the Lord Lieutenant to come to Great Britain on leave, and the grants of pardons or patents.
The series includes a few printed papers.