An Doctúir Seaghan Mac Énrí Papers

Repository: NUI Galway JHL

Identity Statement

TitleAn Doctúir Seaghan Mac Énrí Papers
Archive ReferenceIE JHL/A8
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Creation Dates1902-7; 1917
Extent Medium46 items, paper


Creator(s): Seaghan Mac Énrí

  • Administrative History ↴

    An Doctúir Seaghan P Mac Énrí was appointed Professor of Ophthalmology and Otalogy at University College Galway in 1910, as well as lecturer in Modem Irish. He made regular contributions to Irish language newspapers such as "An Claideamh Solais" and "An Stoc", as well as a number of books, including A Handbook of Modern Irish. He died in 1930.
  • Archival History ↴

    The James Hardiman Library received these papers in 1987, when they were donated by an tAthair Pádraig Ó Laoi, thanks to the good offices of An tOllamh B Ó Madagain, Roinn an Nua-Ghaeilge.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Seaghan Mac Énrí ↴

    The material in this collection relates almost exclusively to Seaghan Mac Énrí’s work on A Handbook of Modern Irish and other work. The collection is divided between correspondence and drafts of his literary work. The correspondence with Peadar Ua Laoghaire covers points of grammar in Irish, and he seems to have played a role as proof reader for the Handbook of Modern Irish. Micheál Breathnach also helped in relation to Irish phraseology for the book, and was a friend of Dr. Mac Énrí from the time that they met in London.The second part of the collection deals primarily with the literary efforts of Seaghan Mac Enri. Many of the pieces that appear as drafts and copies in this part of the collection, can be found as articles and pamphlets in Irish language newspapers such as “An Claidheamh Soluis”, “Fainne an Lae”, “An Caernóg” and “An Stoc”. There is also a file of notes and correspondence relating to the Handbook, as well as a hand-written draft with amendments of the Handbook itself.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Accruals ↴

    No accruals are expected.
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is divided between correspondence and drafts of Seaghan Mac Énrí’s literary work.

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Creation Dates1902-7; 1917
Extent Medium46 items, paper
Material Language ScriptIrish
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Allied Materials

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Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteKieran Hoare
Rules/ConventionsISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, 2nd ed., Ottowa, International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions1999