Professor R.J. Gregg Collection

Small collection of dialect items collected by Professor Robert J. Gregg (d. 1998) of Larne, Co. Antrim, an authority of Ulster Scots. This material comprises dialect items spoken by the Gregg Family of Glenoe, near Larne in East Antrim recorded by Professor Gregg during the 1950s and information on the Coolshinney dialect of Robert Lindsay, also collected by Professor Gregg.

Strengths

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.

Physical characteristics

2 folders, c 1950s.

Description or Catalogue

Not catalogued although dialect items subsumed within specialised lexicographical database (supervision required)

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Added by Ulster Folk and Transport Museum | Last updated on: 08 February 2018