Joy, Henry (1754-1835)

Joy Manuscripts

Linen Hall Library

The Joy Manuscripts were compiled by Henry Joy (1754-1835), member of one of Belfast’s most notable entrepreneuring families of the eighteenth century, and author of Historical Collections Relating To The Town Of Belfast (1817). The fourteen volumes include "scattered materials for the annals of the Province of Ulster" and materials for the history of Belfast. There is also much of Joy's correspon ...

Manuscripts Collection

Linen Hall Library

The manuscripts collection consists of the archives of the Linen Hall Library, including minutes of the Society since its foundation in 1788; minute books of other local societies including Belfast Literary Society (1801- ); the Belfast Total Abstinence Society (1837-58); the Belfast Rhetoric Society (1842-54); the Institute of Journalists (Ulster District) (1890-1939); the Belfast Burns Society ( ...