Transcription of the Catalogue of IrishHistorical Manuscripts in Archbishop Marsh's Library

Scope and Content

Transcript by Denis Henry Kelly of the catalogue of Irish historical manuscripts in Archbishop Marsh's Library. An index has been added to the transcribed catalogue.

Administrative / Biographical History

Archbishop Marsh's Library, better known as The Marsh Library was built in Dublin in 1701 by Archbishop NarcissusMarsh of Armagh (1638-1713) and was the first public library in Ireland. TheLibrary was formally incorporated in 1707 by an Act of Parliament which vestedthe building and books in a number of religious and state officials and theirsuccessors as Governors and Guardians of the Library. The collections mainlyfocus on liturgical and other religious works but it also contains books andperiodicals on medicine, law, science, travel, navigation, mathematics, music,surveying, classical literature and Irish history.

Location of Originals

Probably copied from the original catalogue in Archbishop Marsh's Library, Dublin.