Morrissey

The Morrissey Collection contains significant printed titles relating to the period of the Williamite Wars in Ireland (1689-91) with particular reference to the Battle of Aughrim. It was assembled by Colman Morrissey, the son of Joseph Morrissey,  a graduate of UCG (the name by which NUI, Galway known 1908-1997). It includes some especially rare items including an annotated copy of a List of Claims printed by the Court of Claims, Chichester House, in 1701 and early biographies of both King William and King James. 

Strengths

Contemporary accounts of the Williamite wars in Ireland as well as printed documentary evidence of changes in land ownership. 

Physical characteristics

227 items

Description or Catalogue

Details of the collection are available on the library catalogue at http://library.nuigalway.ie/

Created

1682
2012

Collected

1970
2012

Coverage

1682
2012
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Geographic Coverage
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Custodial History

The collection was held by Colman Morrissey until 2016 when it was placed in the custody of the James Hardiman library at NUI, Galway

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Added by NUI Galway | Last updated on: 08 August 2018