Personal and Family Papers

Personal and Family Papers

CCCA has a large holding of personal papers i.e. where the creator is an individual or a family. These collections often contain correspondence, newscuttings, literary manuscripts, diaries, photographs, printed ephemera, and memorabilia. Personal papers may also contain material directly related to the various organisations, activities, or interests of the individual concerned, for example, cultural groups, political parties, clubs and societies, and businesses. Personal papers can also sometimes be found mixed in with other types of collection, for example business archives or solicitors and landed estate papers. For full details, do a search of our online catalogue.

Examples of some major listed personal papers collections in CCCA

  • Berkeley, George F.   Captain, Irish Volunteers, 1914-1924 (1951)  PR12
  • Browne, Arthur   Governor of Charles Fort,  Kinsale (1729) c.1790-1792  SM739
  • Clanchy, T.J,   Butter Merchant, 1870-1916 (1945) PR11  
  • Coppingers of Barryscourt estate, near Midleton, Co.Cork  U405
  • Deane, Lady Eliza   (Wife of Sir Thomas Deane, Architect) 1 Jan - 19 Nov 1832  PR27
  • De Roiste, Liam, T.D., Councillor, Gaelic Leaguer 1902-1954 U271
  • Dowden, Richard    Alderman, Mayor of Cork 1845, liberal, philantropist. c.1820 - 1860   U140
  • Fitzgerald, Seamus   Irish Volunteers and Fianna Fáil, 1911-1971  PR6
  • Hely Hutchinson Cork Electors MS. SM768
  • Hewitt, Thomas, Merchant and Distiller, 1789-1873   U15B
  • Hill, William Henry  Architect and Engineer, 1887-1930  ‌
  • Hurley Family Emigrant Letters, 1871-1938
  • Lane, Denny   Young Irelander, businessman, 1833-1895   
  • Langford, Riobárd   Officer, Irish Republican Army,  (1898) 1914-1973  U156
  • MacCurtain, Tomás (Gaelic Poem)    Lord Mayor of Cork, Gaelic League, Irish Republican Army,  July 1918  G/7
  • Neenan, Connie (IRA commander) 1916-1970s   PR7
  • Lyons, Thomas (Mayor of Cork 1841-42) Incoming correspondence from Daniel O'Connell MP and others   SM775
  • MacSwiney, Terence, Lord Mayor of Cork Files (1919) March - July 1920 
  • McCarthy, Jack   Kanturk Irish Republican Army, 1920's, 1970 - 1971  SM701
  • O'Brien, Sophie   Wife of William O'Brien, M.P. 1887-1945  PR25  
  • O’Buachalla, Liam   Gaelic League activist, Banteer/Millstreet area, 1907-1927  U203  PR69
  • O'Sullivan, Andy (IRA officer, Mallow) (1922) 9 August 1923 - 2 Nov 1923 (1925)
  • Roche Family MSS. (1315) c.1642-c.1774  PR28
  • Sutton, John A. (paper on Sutton mariners, sailing ships and crews, Cork, 1800s)   SM975
  • Waters, Thomas P.     Irish Republican Army, 1914-1920 (1957)  SM625

Letter from Thomas Davis to Denny Lane 20 Jul 1844
Letter from Thomas Davis to Denny Lane 20 Jul 1844