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Verner Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The archive consists of some 700 documents, mostly manuscript, with a few printed items, covering the period 1840 to 1861, all addressed to Verner, the majority of which pertains to the sale of the Donegall estate. These range from single-page remittances and receipts, of which there are many, to substantial letters on contentious issues. Four such letters are from Lord Donegall who otherwise does ...

An image of Gulliver

Milltown Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The collection is particularly notable for the Journals of the pre-Union House of Commons and House of Lords in Ireland. There is a considerable number of 18th century publications relating to the governance of England and Ireland - statutes, votes and parliamentary debates - as well as more general literary and historical material such as the works of Jonathan Swift, poetry, almanacs, histories o ...

A sketch of Lough Derg with a boat and small islands in the background

Grimsby Convent Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The Grimsby Convent Collection contains 91 hard copy books, pamphlets and journals. The collection contains no unique materials, but books of an Irish interest, especially with regards to Ecclesiastical and General Historical studies. Many of the books and journals have been digitised.

Elaborate sketch of a king and queen

FitzGerald Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The collection contains a large amount of literature, opera, poetry and plays. There is also a large body of work regarding the War of Spanish Succession (1701-1714) and some general histories of Irish cities, European countries and important monarchs. There are several items relating to the ‘Surplus Revenues Dispute’ of the mid-18th century which are quite historically important. The general body ...

David Beers Quinn

David Beers Quinn Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Click here for a full listing of the David Beers Quinn Collection. **Not on Library Catalogue** A collection of material written or edited by the renowned historian Professor David Beers Quinn (1909-2002). It includes monographs, journal articles, book chapters, lectures and conference papers concerning topics such as exploration, discovery, colonisation and Irish history. The materials were gener ...

Cardinal Cahal Daly

Daly Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Cardinal Cahal Daly (1917-2009) bequeathed his entire personal library to Queen's in 2009. It is a collection of ten thousand books, journals and pamphlets, mostly of theological, philosophical, and Irish historical and cultural interest. The Cardinal Daly Seminar Room on the First Floor of the McClay Library also contains a bust of Cardinal Daly and four Charles McAuley oil paintings also kindly ...

Belfast and Northern Ireland Directories

Belfast and Northern Ireland directory

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

A useful family history resource, our collection of Belfast and Northern Ireland Directories begins in 1865 and ends in 1995. As detailed on the catalogue there are some missing issues. As well as containing names of individuals and businesses they contain numerous business advertisements. Most directories have details for Belfast and for the principal towns and villages in Ulster. Details of our ...

SCARMAN TRIBUNAL COLLECTION

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The material is arranged into Exhibits, Evidence and Submissions. Warning: A number of the Exhibit folders contain images which may cause distress. Exhibits are arranged into bundles, each of which have an index attached. Evidence is broken down into 43 bound volumes covering the 172 days of the Tribunal and including an index volume (MS 33/2/44). Submissions are comprised of a bound volume of sub ...

RESEARCH PIONEERS: A Series Number 12: Tina O'Toole

Irish Women's Writing (1880-1920) Network

A series of interviews by scholars who have focused on Irish Women's writing 1880 through 1920 gave interviews regarding such scholarship.

RESEARCH PIONEERS: A Series Number 11: Julie Anne Stevens

Irish Women's Writing (1880-1920) Network

A series of interviews by scholars who have focused on Irish Women's writing 1880 through 1920 gave interviews regarding such scholarship.