Manuscript

Branagh Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

This collection consists of material relating to the professional life and work of Sir Kenneth Branagh. It is largely made up of paper documents (many are photocopies), but also holds recordings and merchandise related to individual productions. Original items (i.e. not photocopies) are marked as such in the listing.

Fielden Manuscripts

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Olga Fielden was a student at Queen’s University Belfast. She moved to London for a period after her graduation but returned to Northern Ireland where she wrote plays for, and performed with, the amateur dramatics society, the Northern Drama League. Olga published two novels based on life in Ulster, Island Story (1933) and Stress (1936); a third novel, Liam Donn , remained unpublished ‘due to war’ ...

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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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 ...

Rosenfield Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Cole Bowen estate map book

Cole Bowen Papers

Tipperary Studies

While this family was based in Cork (Bowen’s Court, Co. Cork) the bulk of their land was in Tipperary amounting to around 5,000 acres. This came through the 1716 marriage of Henry Bowen to Jane, only child and heiress of Robert Cole of Ballymackey, Co. Tipperary. This is a large collection of mainly 19th century estate material, rentals and maps. Large volume of Tipperary estate maps covering 16 t ...

Photo from the Murphy Ballinamona Collection

Murphy family, Ballinamona collection

Tipperary Studies

This is a collection of family and estate papers from the Murphys of Ballinamona. The official Return of Owners of Land published in 1876 lists William Murphy of Ballinamona as having an estate of 856.75 acres. The family continued at Ballinamona until the death of Kathleen Murphy in 1975, the last of the family. What made the Murphy family different from their ‘Big House’ neighbours and which giv ...

Poor Law Union Archive

Poor Law Union Records

Tipperary Studies

In 1838 the Irish Poor Law Act was passed, introducing an entirely new system of state welfare in Ireland. The result was the establishment of over one hundred Poor Law Unions throughout the country. Each Union had a Workhouse, financed by the payment of rates on landholders in the Union. The vast bulk of the Poor Law Union (PLU) sources comprise Minute and Rate Books. Minute Books contain the rec ...

Patrick McCabe papers

University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Libraries

The Patrick McCabe papers comprise 24.5 cubic feet. The papers contain manuscripts, drafts, ephemera and correspondence and financial records relating to McCabe's literary works. The dates of the collection are approximately 1974 to 2013. The collection is organized in two major section, McCabe's literary papers, and his business and personal papers. The literary papers, which make up the bulk of ...