Joy Manuscripts

The Joy Manuscripts were compiled by Henry Joy (1754-1835), member of one of Belfast’s most notable entrepreneuring families of the eighteenth century, and author of Historical Collections Relating To The Town Of Belfast (1817). The fourteen volumes include "scattered materials for the annals of the Province of Ulster" and materials for the history of Belfast. There is also much of Joy's correspondence, with letters from, amongst others, Henry Flood, Lord Charlemont, and Prime Minister William Pitt. One item of remarkable interest is the seditious Children's Catechism, described by Joy as circulating among the common people of Belfast.

Strengths

Essential for students of eighteenth century Ulster history.

Physical characteristics

14 manuscript volumes

Description or Catalogue

None available

Coverage

1500
1800
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Added by Linen Hall Library | Last updated on: 08 February 2018