The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XIV. The Victorian Age, Part Two.

II. Historians, Biographers and Political Orators

§ 39. Sir J. T. Gilbert

Sir John Thomas Gilbert was of English descent, but born in Dublin and brought up as a strict Catholic. In addition to papers on the antiquities of his native city and country, his researches, which made a generally acknowledged mark on the progress of the studies to which he was devoted, include The History of the Viceroys of Ireland (1865) and The History of the Irish Confederation and the War in Ireland, 1641–9 (1882–91), with a great body of work on the documents of Irish history from ancient times to the early years of the nineteenth century.