Dialect collection of Ballymena farmer, Matthew Montgomery, and his son, R H Montgomery. Father died 1959 aged 85.
Collection captures dialect items that may otherwise have been lost at a time when dialectal speech was actively discouraged in the education system. It also reflects ways of life and Ulster traditions that no longer obtain, particularly for the Ballymena area of Co. Antrim.
3 archive boxes
Not catalogued although dialect items subsumed within specialised lexicographical database (supervision required)