Personal papers - including diaries, correspondence, memoirs, notes & wills

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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 ...

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 ...

Heaney Manuscripts

Queen's University Belfast, The McClay Library

The Heaney Manuscripts are primarily composed of materials relating to Seamus Heaney's translation of the Old English epic Beowulf , including the original manuscript drafts and subsequent typescript drafts that trace the revision process, as well as late drafts and correspondence detailing the publication process and illustrating Heaney's consultation with academics. The collection contains a sma ...

J.N. Hart Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The bulk of material in the J.N. Hart Collection dates from after Forrest Reid’s death in 1947 and relates to the Forrest Reid Memorial exhibition in 1953 and Russell Burlingham’s Forrest Reid: a portrait and study (London: Faber and Faber, 1953).The collection contains correspondence, photographs, monographs and some news cuttings.

Green Manuscripts

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Professor E.R.R. Green was a Senior Lecturer in History at Manchester University from 1954-1970 and held the post of Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast from 1970-1981. Pamphlets and re-printed articles published by Green form the bulk of this collection, alongside typescripts of other unpublished material. Of particular note are a series of papers delivered by ...

Forster Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The letters contain detailed discussions considering the role of the arts, expose Forster’s insecurities and anxiety regarding his creative output, and provide insight into the conception and development of hugely significant literary works, not only by Forster and Reid but numerous established and new writers in the early part of the twentieth century. Such works include Forster’s A Passage to In ...

Burdett Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Burdett was a contemporary of Reid’s at Cambridge. The topics are very much literary, rather than personal. In Private Road Reid writes that Burdett was while at Cambridge “working on an extremely bad novel, which I read, finding only one good sentence in it. (I conscientiously pointed this out this sentence to the author.)” Despite Reid’s comment Burdett’s literary and critical output was substan ...

Allen Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

A small collection of material relating to the history of the Presbyterian congregation in Ireland consisting mainly of notebooks, correspondence and notebooks containing cuttings. Robert Allen (1904-1968) was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and a noted historian of the denomination. The collection contains some of his working papers, especially related to his The Presbyterian Col ...

Rosenfield Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

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Murphy family, Ballinamona collection

Tipperary Studies

This is a collection of family and estate papers from the Murphys of Ballinamona. The official Return of Owners of Land published in 1876 lists William Murphy of Ballinamona as having an estate of 856.75 acres. The family continued at Ballinamona until the death of Kathleen Murphy in 1975, the last of the family. What made the Murphy family different from their ‘Big House’ neighbours and which giv ...