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

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

Photo from the Murphy Ballinamona Collection

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 ...

Michael J. Dunn, Jr. and Michael J. Dunn, dated August 1911.

Dunn Family Collection

Ward Irish Music Archives

The Dunn Family Collection, c. 1904 - c. 1935 Donated to WIMA by David K. Dunn, this collection contains the manuscripts, books, sheet music, recordings, artifacts and ephemera collected by Michael J. Dunn. Musician and instrument maker/repairer Michael J. Dunn (1855 - 1935), also a captain of the Milwaukee Fire Department, was a contemporary and associate of the famed Irish music collector, Franc ...

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I am a poet without a landscape, a woman poet without a narrative heritage. (Irish Times)

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

A meditation on publishing in an Irish Poetry landscape which has disavowed the woman poet's voice in numerous iterations throughout the writing life of the poet, by C. Murray for the Irish Times. The landscape of Irish women's poetry is fragmented and incomplete, we lack familiarity with the poet's image and with their words. The problems extend into anthologizing, indexing and archiving the work ...

Poet Moyra Donaldson

"The Influence of Absences" by Moyra Donaldson

Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

Moyra Donaldson delineates her response to Alex Pryce, “Ambiguous Silences? Women in Anthologies of Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry”, Peer English 9 (2014). This is memoir /personal response and pertinent to Moyra Donaldson's input to and support of Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon. The piece is published/ digitised /open access (online) URL: http://www.rascal.ac.uk/institutions/fired-iri ...

Ortelius map of Ireland

Dublin Castle Collection

Houses of the Oireachtas Library

The Dublin Castle collection (6,800 items) contains a variety of formats including historical monographs, maps, periodicals, cartoons, prints and pamphlets. The collection is particularly distinct in its holdings of visual and periodical material. Given the wide range of publication dates, major themes and topics of Irish history are represented. These include materials relating to: The 1641 rebel ...

Patrick McCabe papers

University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Libraries

The Patrick McCabe papers comprise 24.5 cubic feet. The papers contain manuscripts, drafts, ephemera and correspondence and financial records relating to McCabe's literary works. The dates of the collection are approximately 1974 to 2013. The collection is organized in two major section, McCabe's literary papers, and his business and personal papers. The literary papers, which make up the bulk of ...