Collection relating to the history and antiquities of Cork and the Munster region in particular. The collection includes a large volume of correspondence between Windele and major nineteenth-century Irish antiquarians. The coverage is very broad, including music, finds of antiquities, history, folklore and the Irish language.
Nineteenth-century antiquarianism in Ireland; Irish language; antiquities; antiquities collections.
Bound volumes of correspondence and bound volumes of notes, copies of documents etc. Approx. 100 volumes in English; 50 vols in Irish.
The correspondence and the manuscript material in English are fully catalogued on the library's Manuscripts Database http://www.ria.ie/library+catalogue The manuscripts in the Irish language are catalogued in the Cat. of Mss in the Royal Irish Academy (Dublin, 1921-76)