Eleanor Knott Collection

Royal Irish Academy | RIA/12 O 21-24 |

Papers of Eleanor Marie Knott, 1886-1975, Old-Irish scholar and academic. Including correspondence, notebooks, drafts and printed material.

 

In 1939 she was appointed Professor of early Irish in Trinity College Dublin and was one of the first women elected to the Royal Irish Academy. From 1911 onwards she worked on the 'Dictionary of the Irish language' for the Royal Irish Academy, was active in the Society for the Simplification of the Spelling of Irish and was joint-editor of 'Ériu'. Her published research and translations of early Irish poetry include 'The bardic poems of Tadhg Dall Ó hUiginn' and 'An introduction to the Irish syllabic poetry'.

 

Strengths

Irish language, Irish poetry

Physical characteristics

6 archival boxes

Description or Catalogue

Pdf of catalogue available for download and searchable Royal Irish Academy Library manuscript catalogue online at www.ria.ie/library.aspx

Created

20
20

Collected

20
20

Coverage

1909
1967
Custodial History

The collection is an amalgamation of two lots of Knott material in the possession of the Academy. The first consists of incoming correspondence which was presented to the Academy by Knott through Dr E. Fitzpatrick and Miss C. Bonfield in August 1972. The second lot of material, consisting of three boxes, probably originates from the period when she worked at the R.I.A. The amalgamation of both lots took place in 2011.

Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Donation
Accrual Periodicity
Closed
Added by Royal Irish Academy | Last updated on: 25 August 2018