F. J. Bigger Archive

Belfast Central Library also holds a collection of some 40,000 items comprising his personal papers and correspondence. Items of particular interest include the manuscripts for a prospective series of pamphlets on Northern United Irishmen, only one of which was ever published and a large collection of notes, articles and illustrations relating to Ulster towns and places. The collection of his personal letters contains correspondence with Lord Downshire, the Emmet Family, Sir Samuel Ferguson, Standish O'Grady and Alice Milligan amongst many others.

Strengths

The F. J Bigger Collection includes the following strengths: manuscripts for a prospective series of pamphlets on the Northern United Irishmen and a set of notes, articles and illustrations relating to Ulster towns and places. 

Physical characteristics

The F. J Bigger collection consists of three thousand volumes which include books, journals, newspapers, journals, pamphlets, maps and forty-eight boxes of correspondence. 

Description or Catalogue

Catalogue of the Francis Joseph Bigger Collection (Memorial Gift) in the Belfast Public Library (Belfast, 1930).

Created

1800
1926
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Added by Libraries NI | Last updated on: 24 May 2018