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Henry Morris Correspondence

Henry Morris

Henry Morris

UCD Library Special Collections holds the correspondence of Henry Morris which includes letters from Padraig Pearse, Douglas Hyde and P. W. Joyce.
Identity Statement
Reference code IE/ UCD/SC/Morris Cor

Henry Morris Correspondence.


Level of Description

25 boxes.


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
  • Correspondence relating to Morris’s antiquarian research, publication of material, his involvement in the Gaelic League and material relating to the recording of oral tradition.
  • Correspondents include Padraig Pearse, who wrote to Morris in his capacity as the editor of An Claidheamh Solais regarding pieces Morris had written for the newspaper, and Irish Scholars such as Douglas Hyde, P.W. Joyce and J.H.Lloyd.
Access and Use

Photocopying or digital photographing of this material is not permitted.

Irish and English.

Finding Aid
List compiled by Frank Morris available in Special Collections Reading Room.  

Additional onlone folder level guide also available to Morris Correspondence‌.

More Information

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

UCD Special Collections

James Joyce Library, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7149 | E: special.collections@ucd.ie