Gamble Library Irish Collection

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Part of the Gamble Library's Irish Collection.

Part of the Gamble Library's Irish Collection.

The Gamble Library Irish Collection contains around two thousand items relating to Irish history, with special reference to religious and political history, especially the history of the Presbyterian Church, making it an essential resource for research into Irish Presbyterianism. It also contains the biographies of many key Irish figures and the congregational histories of most Presbyterian Churches in Ireland, both North and South.

Strengths

The Gamble Library Irish Collection is an indispensible resource for research into Irish church history, especially the history of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

Physical characteristics

Approximately two thousand items.

Description or Catalogue

The vast majority of items in the Irish Collection are searchable through the Gamble Library's OPAC available here

Some of the older books have not yet been catalogued. A card catalogue listing uncatalogued, older books from the Irish Collectin is available in the library to provide help finding resources and their location.

Created

1850
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Collected

1853
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Coverage

1850
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Custodial History

The Gamble Library was established in 1873 by Caroline Gamble in memory of her late husband, the Rev. Henry Gamble. Prior to 1873 a core library collection existed, composed of stock from the Synod of Ulster and the Secession Synod. These Synods united in 1840 to form the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. The Gamble Library of 1873 contained 4,000 books, including the complete works of the Greek and Latin Fathers of the Church. Several large book donations have been made to the library, such as the gift of 6,000 volumes by the Rev. Dr. W. Fleming Stevenson and Principal J.F. Paul's library. In 1971 the library of the Magee Theological College was associated with the Gamble Library of the Presbyterian College, Belfast. Some of the Irish Collection came from Magee College, Londonderry and has been retained in Union Theological College since its formation.

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Active
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Purchase
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Regular
Added by Union Theological College | Last updated on: 26 June 2018
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