Petty, Sir William (1623-1687)

Irish Manuscripts Commission Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

According to the Catalogue of Publications produced by the Irish Manuscripts Commission, the Commission was established in 1928, "to report on collections of manuscripts and papers of literary, historical and general interest relating to Ireland, whether in private or public ownership, and also to arrange for and supervise the execution of programmes of publications." The collection in Belfast Cen ...

T.G.F. Paterson Manuscript Collection

Armagh County Museum

This collection comprises T.G.F. Paterson's notebooks. The notebooks are concerned with pedigrees and genealogies of families connected with County Armagh, local history, dialect, archaeology, folklore and place-name studies. He published regularly in the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, County Louth Archaeological Journal, Seanchas Ardmhacha and the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ir ...

Antiquarian Map Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

The library has a fine collection of early Irish maps dating from the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century. The increasing sophistication of printing processes as harnessed for the production of maps from the 16th century through to the late 19th century, can be traced in the range of maps represented in this collection. Map makers such as Mercator, Ortelius, Petty and Speed, major in ...