Papers of Eleanor Knott, 1886-1975. Knott was a professor of early Irish in TCD, worked on the 'Dictionary of the Irish language’ for the RIA, was joint-editor of 'Ériu' and published research and translations of early Irish poetry. Includes correspondence, notebooks, drafts and printed material.
Papers of Eleanor Marie Knott, 1886-1975, Old-Irish scholar and academic. Including correspondence, notebooks, drafts and printed material.
In 1939 she was appointed Professor of early Irish in Trinity College Dublin and was one of the first women elected to the Royal Irish Academy. From 1911 onwards she worked on the 'Dictionary of the Irish language' for the Royal Irish Academy, was active in the Society for the Simplification of the Spelling of Irish and was joint-editor of 'Ériu'. Her published research and translations of early Irish poetry include 'The bardic poems of Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn' and 'An introduction to the Irish syllabic poetry'.
Irish language, Irish poetry
6 archival boxes
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The collection is an amalgamation of two lots of Knott material in the possession of the Academy. The first consists of incoming correspondence which was presented to the Academy by Knott through Dr E. Fitzpatrick and Miss C. Bonfield in August 1972. The second lot of material, consisting of three boxes, probably originates from the period when she worked at the R.I.A. The amalgamation of both lots took place in 2011.