Sir Edward Carson’s Scrapbook

Repository: Linen Hall Library

Identity Statement

TitleSir Edward Carson's Scrapbook
Archive ReferenceIE LHL
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/sir-edward-carsons-scrapbook
Creation Dates1697-
Level of DescriptionFonds (The whole of the records, regardless of form or medium, organically created and/or accumulated and used by a particular person, family, or corporate body in the course of that creator's activities and functions). (Often, but not always, contiguous with an archives ‘collection’ ).
Extent Medium5,000 volumes

Context

Creator(s): The Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge, Northern Ireland, 1792-see Linen Hall Library, 1792-see also, Belfast Reading Society, 1788-1792

  • Administrative History ↴

    This collection has accumulated throughout the longevity of the Linen Hall Library and the specific collecting and bibliographic activities of nineteenth century antiquarians. The library has the most comprehensive collection of early Ulster printing in modern Northern Ireland. In particular, John Anderson, Honorary Secretary to the Library from 1873-1902, was a pioneer of local bibliography. His Catalogue of Early Belfast Printed Books (1887) and subsequent amendments reflect the extent of the initiative.
  • Archival History ↴

    This collection has accumulated throughout the longevity of the Linen Hall Library and the specific collecting and bibliographic activities of nineteenth century antiquarians.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Unknown

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: The Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge, Northern Ireland, 1792-see Linen Hall Library, 1792-see also, Belfast Reading Society, 1788-1792 ↴

    This is a comprehensive collection of early Ulster printing. It includes titles published from 1697 to the present day. The main part of the Collection consists of Belfast printed books, with a smaller section consisting of provincial printers from Downpatrick, Derry, Armagh, Lisburn and Strabane.

    The collection consists of a wide array of early Ulster printing including the oldest book printed in Belfast, “An answer to the Bishop of Derry’s Second admonition to the dissenting inhabitents in his diocese” by Robert Craghead (1697). The oldest bible printed in Belfast by James Blow in 1751 is also found in this collection.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The main part of the Collection consists of Belfast printed books, with a smaller section consisting of provincial printers from Downpatrick, Derry, Armagh, Lisburn and Strabane.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Material printed before 1850 is for reference only, material printed after this date may be borrowed by Members of the Linen Hall Library. Material may be consulted without charge by non-members. It is not generally necessary to notify the library in advance of a visit to consult material, but it may be prudent to do so.
Creation Dates1697-
Level of DescriptionFonds (The whole of the records, regardless of form or medium, organically created and/or accumulated and used by a particular person, family, or corporate body in the course of that creator's activities and functions). (Often, but not always, contiguous with an archives ‘collection’ ).
Extent Medium5,000 volumes
Finding Aids A digital copy of the descriptive catalogue is available through the Linen Hall Library website. A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available in the library reading room. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteLinen Hall Library
Rules/ConventionsISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, 2nd ed., Ottowa, International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of DescriptionsContact Linen Hall Library Archives Service for information