History

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 Pamphlets and re-printed articles published by Green form the bulk of this collection, alongside typescripts of other unpublished material.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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland is one of 3 core map collections held by Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. Originally dated c. 1602-1610, the maps in this collection were copied at the Ordnance Survey Office in Southampton and published by Colonel Sir Henry James, R.E., in 1861. It is made up of 2 key parts: Richard Bartlett's maps of Ulster, and the Bodley maps. The fir ...

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Hibernia Regnum Map Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Hibernia Regnum Map Collection is one of 3 core map collections held by Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. This survey of the Baronies of Ireland is made up two sets: Ulster and Munster; and Leinster and Connaught. The collection includes 141 maps of the Ulster and Munster Provinces. Of these, there are 105 individual maps and 36 duplicates. The collection also houses 148 maps ...

Ewart 1.1 1572 - Eryn. Hiberniae Brittannicae Insvlæ Nova Descriptio. Irlandt.

Ewart Map Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Ewart Map Collection is one of 3 core map collections held by Special Collections at Queen's University Belfast. It was originally assembled by Belfast collector and linen merchant, Lavens M. Ewart J. P. (1845-1898). It was formally presented to Queen's University in 1954 by Ewart's grandchildren, Dr. Vivian Lutwyche, Dr. Violet Lutwyche, and Miss Lenore Dawson. A number of complementary maps ...

Jewish Gazette

The Jewish Gazette

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The opening paragraph of the first Jewish Gazette editorial neatly summarises the aims: "Briefly, our purpose is to record and comment on Jewish activities in Ireland in every sphere, whether charitable, religious, cultural, or Zionist; to crystallise Jewish opinion in Ireland on subjects of controversial or general communal interest; and also to act as the forum from which every shade of Jewish o ...

Belfast Jewish Record

Belfast Jewish Record

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Record begins as a monthly magazine published by and for the Belfast Jewish community in 1954, gradually reducing to three issues per year by 2015. It offers a fascinating insight into an important but often overlooked community in Northern Ireland. Issues of the Belfast Jewish Record from 1954-2015 are currently available online: http://digital-library.qub.ac.uk/digital/collection/p15979coll2 ...

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Hussey Map

Tipperary Studies

A 17th Century manuscript estate map for Ballingarry, Slieveardagh, Co. Tipperary. The surveyor is Thomas Hussey. The map includes the townlands of Ballintaggart, Mohober, Gragaugh, Lisnamrock, Bolintlea etc. The map covers one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven acres of the Ballingarry area and names some of the landowners. The map scale is forty perch to an inch. It is dated 1683. .

An act for sale of part of the estate of Thomas Lord Baron of Caher

Private acts of parliament

Tipperary Studies

This is a small collection of local interest private acts of parliament ranging from 1695 to 1905. An individual (wealthy, influential and of course male) who for example wanted a divorce or who wanted to undo some family arrangement about property had to finance a private act of parliament to achieve his ends. The various acts range from an act concerning fines in the County Palatine of Tipperary ...