Papers of Rosamond Jacob

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitlePapers of Rosamond Jacob
Archive ReferenceIE DuNL MS/ 33,107-33,146; 32,582
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1878-1960
Extent Medium5 boxes and 24 phase boxes


Creator(s): Jacob, Rosamond, 1888-1960

  • Administrative History ↴

    Rosamond Jacob was a suffragist, republican, and writer. Born in Waterford in a Quaker background, she was involved in the language revival, the suffrage campaign and activities during the revolutionary period. She adopted an anti-Treaty stance in the Irish Civil War and supported Fianna Fáil and became acquainted with socialist republicans by the 1930s. She died in Dublin in 1960 after being knocked down in a road accident.
  • Archival History ↴

    This collection was donated to the National Library of Ireland in 1993
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Jacob, Rosamond, 1888-1960 ↴

    The collection includes literary papers, including drafts, proofs and correspondence, novels, plays, prose and poems by Jacob. Also contained are her diaries dating from 1897 to 1960, family papers, including correspondence, diaries and miscellany as well as material concerning Jacob’s political activity, including pamphlets, petitions and correspondence with Frank Ryan.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows:
    A. Literary papers
    B. Diaries, 1897-1960
    C. Political interests
    D. Family papers

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access with a valid National Library of Ireland reader's ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.
Creation Dates1878-1960
Extent Medium5 boxes and 24 phase boxes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids NLI Collection List No. 30. An item level catalogue is available online. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteFiona Hughes
Rules/ConventionsNLI guidelines based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000, and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Date of Descriptions42217