Britain

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.

Green Manuscripts

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Professor E.R.R. Green was a Senior Lecturer in History at Manchester University from 1954-1970 and held the post of Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Queen’s University Belfast from 1970-1981. Pamphlets and re-printed articles published by Green form the bulk of this collection, alongside typescripts of other unpublished material. Of particular note are a series of papers delivered by ...

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 ...

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 ...

Burdett Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Burdett was a contemporary of Reid’s at Cambridge. The topics are very much literary, rather than personal. In Private Road Reid writes that Burdett was while at Cambridge “working on an extremely bad novel, which I read, finding only one good sentence in it. (I conscientiously pointed this out this sentence to the author.)” Despite Reid’s comment Burdett’s literary and critical output was substan ...

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 ...

Morrissey

National University of Ireland Galway

The Morrissey Collection contains significant printed titles relating to the period of the Williamite Wars in Ireland (1689-91) with particular reference to the Battle of Aughrim. It was assembled by Colman Morrissey, the son of Joseph Morrissey, a graduate of UCG (the name by which NUI, Galway known 1908-1997). It includes some especially rare items including an annotated copy of a List of Claims ...

John Hume Collection

Ulster University, Magee

Themes covered by the collection include the wide range of material to be expected from a constituency MP and MEP. These include peace-talks, devolution, justice system, prisoners, housing, planning, social security, health, education, Irish language, European lesser-used languages, minority rights, justice, economy, business, industry, agriculture, transport, New Ireland Forum, European Union, co ...

Samuel Beckett collection

Boston College, John J. Burns Library

The Samuel Beckett collection comprises six distinct series and one miscellaneous series of Beckett-related material including manuscripts and typescripts by Beckett, correspondence with Beckett, ephemera, photographs, and publications by and about Beckett: The Samuel Beckett-Calvin Israel collection (1929-1981) is primarily Beckett manuscripts and publications, but also includes theater programs, ...

Kenneth Reddin Collection

University of Kansas, Kenneth Spencer Research Library

Kenneth Reddin (1895-1967) was an Irish novelist, playwright, and district justice during the first half of the 20th century, sometimes writing under the pseudonym of Kenneth Sarr. Reddin was involved in Republican politics, and his writings reflect that interest. This collection contains versions of two of his works ( Sable and Silver and Another Shore) , personal correspondence with well-known f ...