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UCD Manuscripts

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UCD Library Special Collections holds a collection of 28 manuscripts, mainly in the English language.

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Identity Statement
Reference code IE/SC/UCD ms

UCD Manuscripts.


Level of Description

c. 10 boxes.

Scope and Content
  • 28 mainly English language manuscripts.
  • Includes The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (UCD ms 11).
  • Contains the UCD Letters Collection, many of which pertain to the Catholic University of Ireland. These include the correspondence of 19th century scholars John O’Donovan and William Reeves.
  • Manuscripts 7 and 8 are 18th century Latin texts on religious matters written by the scribe Andrew Ryan in 1759.
  • Manuscript 15 William Lover.
  • The other material is from the 19th and 20th century.
  • A manuscript copy of William Wilde’s History of Irish Medicine and Popular Cures is also included.
Access and Use

Photocopying or digital photographing of this material is not permitted.

Primarily English.

Finding Aid
The material is listed online in (opens in a new window)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.

UCD Special Collections

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