Cork Shakespearian Society

Repository: Cork City and County Archives

Identity Statement

TitleCork Shakespearian Society
Archive ReferenceIE CCCA/SM675
Web Link to this Entry
Creation DatesFeb 1894-Apr 1901 (1941)
Extent Medium1 volume c.100pp plus 1p enclosure


Creator(s): Cork Shakespearian Society

  • Administrative History ↴

    Established February 1894 for the 'cultivation of Shakespearian literature and the study of dramatic writing'. Meetings were held at Crawford Municipal School. First Chairperson was Henry A. Dixon MA, Committee/ Council included PJ O'Connor, Dr. Allsom, JA Cunningham, James Crosbie, RJ Murphy, Miss Tuckey, Miss Elize Murphy, Miss Gilpin, Miss Mary Ahearne, RF O'Connor, Henrietta Evans. Professors of literature at Queen's College (now UCC) were honorary members. Subscription was 5 shillings. Meetings involved readings from plays and discussions. Lectures were also given by FR Benson (famous actor), Professors Savage, Armstrong, WF Butler, CH Keane, Dowden, Knight.
  • Archival History ↴

    Donated by Cork City Library and previously held by Henrietta Evans.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Cork Shakespearian Society ↴

    Minute book of Cork Shakespearian Society 1894-1901. With minutes of meetings including inaugural meeting on 17 February 1894, and with news-cuttings detailing activities and lectures of Society. Also includes a note by Henrietta Evans, first Honorary Secretary, describing how the minute book was rediscovered in 1939, and also listing all members of the Society, with addresses (July 1941). Also includes TSS. enclosure with account taken from Cork Examiner concerning handover of minute book (12 August 1941).

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  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    One item only – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Open by appointment to those holding a current readers ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionSubject to rules governing reproduction of records of CCCA
Creation DatesFeb 1894-Apr 1901 (1941)
Extent Medium1 volume c.100pp plus 1p enclosure
Material Language ScriptEnglish
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Allied Materials

Related MaterialCCCA:Other theatre related collections

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteBrian McGee
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of DescriptionsAug-08