Scope and Contents
This subject category- Irish consists of papers, books and images related to Ireland and Irish people. Items include historical booklets on subjects such as jokes, music and politics, informational papers and pamphlets, and Irish images. The bulk of the religious material is from the mid-19th century and the rest of the material is from a wide range of years. The information is organized according to the type of material. Researchers interested in the history of Ireland, particularly politics and mid-19th century religion, will find this information useful.
General Information consists of a booklet on Irish Chronological History: 2680 B.C. to 1924 A.D. published in 1927, the papers of Irish Organizations, a pamphlet announcing the publication of a book about Irish families, books containing the lyrics to Irish melodies, a book of Irish jokes and witty sayings including "Comic Drawings", and a personal recommendation note from a Minister (1781?). There are also several images of Irish designs such as engravings of St. Patrick and a St. Patrick's Day Procession, greeting cards with shamrock designs and "Erin Go Bragh" on the front, and a postcard portraying the kissing of the Blarney Stone in Co. Cork. Material is arranged according to the type of material-chronological history, organizations, information about Irish families, melodies, jokes and witty sayings, general images, and miscellaneous.
Publications contains papers and books with Irish subjects. The material is divided into two categories.
The first category is publications about the Church and Religion. This includes a paper on the Irish Church (1866), a paper called "Thoughts on the Abolition of the Established Church as a Means of Pacificating Ireland" (1868), a book called "Parliamentary Talk or The Objections to the Late Irish Church Bill Considered in a Letter to a Friend Abroad" (1835), and a booklet called "Jesus the Jews and the Irish" (1903).
The second category is publications about Ireland. This includes "The Speech of Robert Emmet, Esq. on being found guilty of high treason, as leader of the insurrection of 1803" (published in 1836), a book called "Arguments for and Against an Union between Great Britain and Ireland, considered" (1798), an informational paper called "The Foundation of the Republic of Ireland in the Vote of the People – the Results of the General Election of December 1918", and a book called "Report of the Central Committee for Relief of Distress in Ireland, 1862-3" (printed in 1864).