Ref NoLsdehIde
TitleLamhscribhinni de hÍde
DescriptionThis archive contains 117 volumes (bound and unbound) of Irish manuscripts once belonging to Douglas Hyde, and was deposited with the Library by means of a bequest from Dr. Hyde on his death in 1949. They mainly comprise poetry and prose in Irish gathered for or by Dr. Hyde relating to his work in folklore and other areas. 70 of these were previously listed in print in Richard J.Hayes Manuscript sources for the history of Irish civilisation. In 1926/ 1927 the first 68 manuscripts were listed more comprehensively by Áine de Búrca in a series of 15 notebooks: the last two of these contain an Index of first lines, an Index of prose (by category), and an Index of authors. These notebooks hold detailed descriptions of each volume, their physical appearance, size, and the individual texts contained. This list is a brief version of the notebooks, adding the remainder of manuscripts (nos. 69 to 117) from an unidentified list mostly in Irish. Nine of Hyde's manuscripts have been made available online by the Irish Script on Screen/ Meamram Páipéar Ríomhaire database - these are LSS de hÍde 7, 9, 18, 20, 23, 24, 35, 51 and 52 (see

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DS/UK/30Hyde; Douglas (1860-1949); First President of Ireland 1938-1945, first President of the Gaelic League1860-1949
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