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

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 Pamphlets and re-printed articles published by Green form the bulk of this collection, alongside typescripts of other unpublished material.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

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 ...

bind cover photograph is © Christian Caller, original artwork Bound / Boundless © Salma Ahmad Caller

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 ...