Henry Morris Manuscripts: Additional Manuscripts

Henry Morris

Henry Morris

UCD Library Special Collections holds the manuscripts collected by Henry Morris.

Identity Statement

Reference code IE/ UCD/SC/Additional Ms 14

Title
Henry Morris Additional Manuscripts.

Dates
[1822-1930?].

Level of Description
Fonds.

Extent
12 boxes.

Context

Creator
Henry Morris (1874-1945).

Biographical History

  • Henry Morris or Enri O’Muirgheasa was born in Co. Monaghan.
  • He was a teacher and subsequently a school inspector for the Department of Education. 
  • He was involved in the the revival of Irish language and antiquarian studies.
  • He is best known for recordings of oral tradition and folklore in Irish in the North Louth and South Armagh area during the 1940s.
  • He was also a collector of 18th and 19th century Irish manuscripts.
  • He was awarded an honorary MA from Queen’s University Belfast in 1936.

Source of Acquisition
Deposited in UCD in 1950.

Scope and Content

Manuscripts containing Irish language verse, transcriptions, and selections from Royal Irish Academy manuscripts.

Access and Use

Access
The materials in this collection are available by appointment only to research students, reaching staff and scholars. Research students should have a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

Reproduction
Photocopying or digital photographing of this material is not permitted.

Language
Irish.

Finding Aid
The material is listed online in Sources: A National Library of Ireland database for Irish research. This search tool is the online version of "Hayes, Richard J. (1965) Manuscript Sources for the History of Irish Civilisation, Boston: Hall", also available in James Joyce Library, Level 2, Ref GR 016/091.

More Information

Find information on Henry Morris in the Dictionary of Irish Biography (UCD only).