Identity Statement for Roberts & Co.

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P174
  • Title: Records of Roberts & Co.
  • Dates: 1822 - 1957
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 3 boxes
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Institutional History

Roberts & Co., building contractors, were founded by Samuel Roberts in 1822 and based in Dublin. The firm moved premises twice, firstly from Portobello to Appian Way. They subsequently moved to Lower Grand Canal Street. The last family member to run the firm was Alfred Roberts. Alfred was also a relief worker in FRance during World War I being a member of the 17th train of the Friends Ambulance Unit (F.A.U) of the Friends War Victims Relief Committee.

This collection is by no means comprehensive and is useful mainly for examining the cot of materials and methods of construction emplyed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. 

Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives in 1975 by Mary Scully, a relation of Alfred Roberts.

Scope and Content

Business records and working papers of the firm; books of estimates, account books, contracts, estimates.
Personal material relating to Alfreds relief work during World War I. 
  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue