Manuscript

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.

Gibson-Massie Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Andrew Gibson was a Scottish businessman and a highly regarded scholar and bibliophile. He had originally come to Belfast to act as agent for the ship owner G. & J. Burns Ltd. Gibson is chiefly remembered today as a bibliophile and an expert on poetry. He had an expansive library containing collections by Allan Ramsay, Robert Burns, Thomas Moore and others. The Gibson-Massie Collection at QUB Spec ...

Branagh Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

This collection consists of material relating to the professional life and work of Sir Kenneth Branagh. It is largely made up of paper documents (many are photocopies), but also holds recordings and merchandise related to individual productions. Original items (i.e. not photocopies) are marked as such in the listing.

Fielden Manuscripts

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Olga Fielden was a student at Queen’s University Belfast. She moved to London for a period after her graduation but returned to Northern Ireland where she wrote plays for, and performed with, the amateur dramatics society, the Northern Drama League. Olga published two novels based on life in Ulster, Island Story (1933) and Stress (1936); a third novel, Liam Donn , remained unpublished ‘due to war’ ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Ewart Map Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Ewart Map Collection is one of 3 core map collections held by Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. It was originally assembled by Belfast collector and linen merchant, Lavens M. Ewart J. P. (1845-1898). It was formally presented to Queen's University in 1954 by Ewart's grandchildren, Dr. Vivian Lutwyche, Dr. Violet Lutwyche, and Miss Lenore Dawson. A number of complementary maps ...

Rosenfield Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Cole Bowen estate map book

Cole Bowen Papers

Tipperary Studies

While this family was based in Cork (Bowen’s Court, Co. Cork) the bulk of their land was in Tipperary amounting to around 5,000 acres. This came through the 1716 marriage of Henry Bowen to Jane, only child and heiress of Robert Cole of Ballymackey, Co. Tipperary. This is a large collection of mainly 19th century estate material, rentals and maps. Large volume of Tipperary estate maps covering 16 t ...