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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Ireland


Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Privy Council: letter signed by Earl of Essex, Sir Robert Cecil, Lord Hunsden (Lord Chamberlain and patron of Shakespeare's company), Lord Howard of Effingham and Earl Nottingham, Archbishop of Canterbury and others, concerning the cost of equipping soldiers levied to fight in Ireland 1598-1599 (DR1426)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir John Perceval, 1st Earl of Egmont (1683-1748): autograph letter to John Pigott of Brockley rel to the state of Ireland following the accession of James II and the Monmouth Rebellion 1685 (Add MS 89253)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Sean Hales (1880-1922), Irish political activist: holograph letter and transcript describing his life while incarcerated at Frongoch camp 1916 (NLW MS 24044D)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Bennet family of Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh: material incl corresp, a journal and copy of a handwritten diary c1850-1969 (D4648)
  • Kilgallon family of Co. Sligo: lodgement book and photographs c1896-1910 (D3300/258)
  • Sam Hanna Bell (1909-1990), author and broadcaster: personal papers, incl manuscripts and typescripts, corresp, photographs and a stamp collection 1909-1990 (D4643)
  • Katherine Isabel Boyd (1865-1944): volumes of rentals for the Boyd and Fullerton estates, Co. Antrim 1909-1930 (D4599)
  • Robert Bateson Harvey (d 1824), Baronet: loose estate accounts 1786-1787 (D3300/256/1)
  • Michael Joseph Murphy (1913-1996), folklorist and author: personal papers incl manuscripts and typescripts, corresp, photographs and research material 1913-1996 (D4642)
  • Leonard Pugh (b1929), director of music: notes, programmes, photographs, printed reports and some corresp rel to the setting up of the City of Belfast School of Music in 1964 c1930-2000 (D4637)
  • Ruth Pugh (fl 1930-2000): notes, programmes, photographs, printed reports and some corresp rel to the setting up of the City of Belfast School of Music in 1964 c1930-2000 (D4637)
  • Simpson & Mitchell Ltd, glass and paint merchant, Belfast: minutes, wage books, articles of association, photographs, invoices and personal items rel to Ralph Mitchell c1929-1982 (D4635)
  • Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England, Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim: minutes, registers, attendance books, scrapbooks and roll books c1801-2015 (D4640/UNL/1-2)
  • Belfast Harbour Commissioners: maps and plans 1855-1990 (D3300/259)
  • Belfast Countrywide Holiday Association Rambling Club: minutes, membership lists and history of the club 1926-2012 (D4651)
  • Belfast Metropolitan Residents Group: reports, minutes and corresp c1980-2017 (D4647)
  • Cathedral Church of Christ the Redeemer, Dromore: digital copies of baptism, marriage and burial registers 1784-1853 (CR1/119/1/1-2; CR1/119/2/1; CR1/119/3/1)
  • Delacherois estate: maps and property and rental income documents rel to lands in and around Donaghadee and Millisle, Co. Down 1719-1823 (D3300/249)
  • Derryloran parish, Co. Tyrone: digital copies of baptism, burial and marriage registers 1797-2000 (CR1/114/1/1-9; CR1/114/2/1-16; CR1/114/3/1)
  • Donaghadee Free Schools charitable association: minutes, inspectors' reports, accounts and corresp 1909-1990 (D4644)
  • Dundonald Green Belt Association: reports, minutes and corresp c1980-2017 (D4647)
  • Frederick Street Methodist Church, Belfast: baptism and marriage registers 1840-1877 (CR6/21/1/1; CR6/21/2/1-3)
  • Hyde Park Methodist Church, Mallusk, Co, Antrim: marriage register 1840-1931 (CR6/19/2/1)
  • Ligoniel Methodist Church, Belfast: baptism register 1870-1908 (CR6/20/1/1)
  • Northern Ireland Anaesthetists Group: minutes 1963-1991 (D4639/1/1-2)
  • Northern Ireland Photographic Association: inter-club competition photographs rel to Northern Ireland 1994-2014 (D4634)
  • Northern Ireland Women's Football Association: records incl minutes, fixtures, corresp, player's registration forms, rules and programmes 1979-1992 (D4633)
  • Royal Belfast Golf Club: minutes 1881-1901 (D4650)
  • Salem Methodist New Connexion Church, Belfast: combined register of baptisms and marriages 1829-1904 (CR6/22/1/1)
  • St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast: digital copies of baptism, marriage and burial registers 1745-1914 (CR1/115/1/1-30; CR1/115/2/1-137)
  • St Columb's Cathedral, Londonderry: digital copies of baptism, burial and marriage registers, vestry books and tithe applotment books 1642-1983 (CR1/113)
  • St Andrew's parish, Belfast: digital copies of marriage registers, and baptism registers for the Belfast workhouse 1870-1933 (CR1/117/1/1-3; CR1/117/2/1)
  • St Patrick's parish, Ballymacarrett: digital copies of baptism and marriage registers and vestry minute book 1827-1980 (CR1/122/1/1-4; CR1/122/2/1-4; CR1/122/4/1/1)
  • The Londonderry Women's Outlook Club: minutes, photographs, corresp and club programmes 1935-2017 (D4636)


Representative Church Body Library

  • John Chaloner (c 1658-1732), Church of Ireland priest: journal of theological and other notes, draft sermons, jottings and family history, incl later notes by his son, Revd Richard Chaloner, documenting his father's career in the Church of Ireland c1686-1740 (Ms 1050)
  • William John Moynan (1920-2010), Church of Ireland priest: sermons, corresp and papers 1944-2010 (Ms 1052)

Royal College of Nursing Archives

  • Nell Daly (fl 1932-1997), nurse: memoirs of nursing career in Belfast 1997 (2829)
  • Mona Elizabeth Clara Grey (1910-2009), Northern Ireland Chief Nursing Officer: personal and professional papers 1970-1999 (2816)


Trinity College Dublin

  • Hubert Marshal Butler (1900-1991), writer and market gardener: personal and literary papers 1950-1991 (TCD MS11564)
  • Tom Murphy (1935-2018), playwright: literary papers 2000-2016 (TCD MS 11157)
  • John Scott (1739-1798), Earl of Clonmell, barrister and judge: legal notebooks 1772-1797 (TCD MS 11561)
  • Arthur Rose Vincent (1876-1956), politician and barrister: personal corresp (copies) 1902-1932 (TCD MS 11562)
  • Rough Magic Theatre Company: theatre archives 1984-2017 (TCD MS 11568)