William Lover Papers
William Lover Paper
UCD Library Special Collections holds the William Lover Collection which consists of letters from his students on scientific subjects.
Reference code IE/UCD/SC/ms 15a-d
William Lover Papers.
Level of description
4 volumes (c.300 letters).
William Lover was a lecturer in science in various Dublin schools. He was the step-brother of the poet and novelist Samuel Lover.
Source of Acquisition
Purchased in 1986.
Scope and Content
The bound volumes consist of letters sent to Lover by his science pupils.
The letters include summaries of Lover's classes; some include drawings or diagrams. There are occasional annotations by Lover (1849–1850).
Access and Use
The materials in this collection are available by appointment only to research students, teaching staff and scholars.
Research students should have a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.
Photocopying or digital photographing of this material is not permitted.