Blacker Day Books Collection

Armagh County Museum | 5.1948- 17.1948

This collection consists of the original volumes of the writings of Col. William Blacker and Stewart Blacker of Carrickblacker, Armagh. Many subjects are covered including school and university life, events of 1798, militia affairs and travel. It includes poems, drawings and scrapbooks kept by Stewart Blacker and poetry, biblical extracts and an eye witness account of the Battle of the Diamond in 1798. This was documented in 1932 by William Blacker along with sermons and other thoughts. The collection includes the "Proceedings of the Loyal Luther Orange Lodge No 1483", 1832-9, Master Stewart Blacker (accession number 16.1948) and the Letter Book of Stewart Blacker from HM Sloop "Chanticaleer", 1813-1814. These volumes are accessioned in the Museum's collections under the numbers 5.1948- 17.1948. These should be quoted in all correspondence.

Strengths

The strength of this collection lies in the variety of material collected and written by William Blacker and Stewart Blacker of Carrickblacker, Portadown, County Armagh. It comprises scrapbooks, daybooks and manuscript volumes with autobiographical details and essays.

Physical characteristics

This collection comprises a total of 21 volumes

Description or Catalogue

The first set of manuscript volumes in the collection are catalogued under 5.1948. These comprise 7 volumes by William Blacker and he has indexed these volumes in the frontispiece. Apart from this the Museum accession registers give brief descriptions and details.

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Coverage

1798
1839
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Associated Collection
Added by Armagh County Museum Curator | Last updated on: 08 February 2018