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Digital Collections Highlights

Book of Kells (Gospel of Luke) 9th century

Alumni Dublinenses: a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593-1860)

Smuggling in or a College Trick, 1815

Conscription (1914)

Manuscripts & Archives Research Library

The Book of Kells (IE TCD MS 58) contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text, which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. The Gospel texts are prefaced by other texts, including "canon tables", or concordances of Gospel passages common to two or more of the evangelists; summaries of the gospel narratives (Breves causae); and prefaces characterizing the evangelists (Argumenta).

All digital surrogates have been scanned from transparencies, which were imaged by Faksimile Verlag, Lucerne, Switzerland, in 1990. Currently only the illuminations are available for online view and records will be amended with scholarly research at a later date.

For further information and enquiries please contact the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library, Trinity College Dublin

Alumni Dublinensis: A Register of the Students, Graduates, Professors, and Provosts of Trinity College, in the University of Dublin 1593-1860 and the college entrance books, which are held in the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library (IE TCD MUN/V/23 and IE TCD MUN/V/24) are two resources that may be used to discover if a person attended or graduated from Trinity College. The entrance books date from 1637 and are currently available online up to the year 1910.

The College operates a strict 100-year non-access policy in relation to records containing personal information relating to officers and students of Trinity. Consultation of records that are less than 100 years old is not permitted, unless permission is obtained from the person in question or from his or her direct descendant(s).

For further information and enquiries please contact Manuscripts & Archives Research Library, Trinity College Dublin

Early Printed Books & Special Collections

The Robinson Collection was complied over a period of thirty years by Nicholas K. Robinson. Its focus is on caricatures of Ireland and the Irish. It is particularly strong in images relating to the 18th-century politician and political philosopher Edmund Burke. This is an ongoing digitisation project and records may be amended with more scholarly research at a later date.

For further information and enquiries please contact Keeper of Early Printed Books, the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

The Samuels Collection of Printed Ephemera consists of printed ephemera of the 1916 Rising, World War I, the War of Independence and the Civil War. It was gathered in part by the Royal Irish Constabulary, and collected by Arthur Warren Samuels, Solicitor General for Ireland (1917-1918) and Attorney General (1918-1919).

For further information and enquiries please contact the department of Early Printed Books, the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

European Collaborations

EuropeanaTravel is a EU-funded project that will channel digital content from Europe’s national and university libraries on the themes of travel, tourism, trade routes and exploration. Trinity College Library is contributing two distinct collections of material. First, a collection of travel journals and books dating from the late-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries, documenting the tours of individuals and families in Ireland and throughout Europe.

The second collection is the papers of Major Richard William George Hingston (1887-1966). Educated at University College Cork, Hingston was a surgeon, author, naturalist, geographer and an adventurer. His hitherto unexploited personal papers contain information on the ill-fated 1924 Everest expedition. As a naturalist he collected 10,000 animal samples and 500 plant specimens. Among his finds was a species of Black Attid spider he discovered living at 22,000 feet, the highest known habitat for any animal. His papers record his scientific trips to Greenland and Pamir; his trips to Africa for the preservation of African fauna, his record of the natural history and archaeology of the countries he visited.

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