Dorman Collection

Repository: UCC Library Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleDorman Collection
Archive ReferenceIE BL/SC/OD
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1847-1998
Extent Medium32 items


Creator(s): Members of the Dorman family.

  • Administrative History ↴

    Miss Dorman’s family were originally of Raffeen House, Scilly, Kinsale and were prominent in the area for generations. Associated family residences include Ballea Castle, Carrigaline Co. Cork, Myrtle Lodge, Kinsale, Co. Cork and Moneygormy House in Carrigaline. Members of the family intermarried with the Whites of Bantry House (see Bantry Estate Collection) and also the family of Lennox Robinson. Many members of the family were church of Ireland clergy men and the first time the Bells of Shandon were rung was for the marriage of a Miss Dorman.
  • Archival History ↴

    Collected and preserved in her home by Ms Olivia Dorman.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Members of the Dorman family. ↴

    The collection comprises of nine diaries, six of which are miniature almanacs kept by members of the Dorman family of Raffeen, Scilly, and Kinsale Co. Cork. There is also a family tree and associated documents.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is listed in date order.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.
Conditions Governing ReproductionBy application
Creation Dates1847-1998
Extent Medium32 items
Material Language ScriptEnglish
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Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteEmer Twomey
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions2008