Collection of the Dublin Unitarian Church; including legal, business, property, school records, trust records of that church from the 18th - 20th century.
The Dublin Unitarian Church Collection was donated to the Royal Irish Academy by the Dublin Unitarian Church in two separate deposits.
The first deposit is comprised of documents relating to the Unitarian community of Dublin and some of its predecessor congregations, located over time at premises in Wood Street, Cook Street, Eustace Street, Strand Street, and St. Stephen’s Green. Consisting of over 1700 documents, the collection includes committee minute books, cash books, collection books, subscription lists, petty cash books and other financial material, school registers and account books, correspondence, reports, sermons and lectures. These documents were created and maintained by congregation members, acting in their various official capacities e.g. Management Committee secretaries, Trustees, School Board members etc.
The second deposit consists overwhelmingly of papers relating to the various Trust Funds or Properties operated by the Unitarian congregation. These papers were originally held by Hone and Falkiner, solicitors who managed the trusts on behalf of the congregation. They typically consist of title deeds, wills, deeds of conveyance, legal opinions, building and valuation reports, correspondence with tenants of properties and dealings with the Land Commission. The trusts operated principally during the later 19th and early 20th centuries but the collection also contains some original documents from the 18th century as well as copies of deeds from that period.
Church records and registers, Unitarian Church Ireland, Strand Street congregation, St. Stephen's Green Unitarian congregation, Church schools-Ireland, Unitarian Church property - Dublin, Unitarian Church Trust Funds; Singleton Female School
50 archival boxes, 30 bound volumes
Pdf of catalogue available for download and searchable Royal Irish Academy Library manuscript catalogue online at www.ria.ie/library.aspx
Ownership by the Royal Irish Academy, please consult with Librarian, Royal Irish Academy as to matters of copyright and permission to publish.
This collection was created and maintained by the various congregations of the Dublin Unitarian Church and the collection resided in the Unitarian Church at St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin until it was transferred to theRoyal Irish Academy in two separate deposits in 2006 and 2008