The Special Collections Blog brings you news of developments, exhibitions and events in Special Collections. Treasures from our collections are also highlighted.

Studio portrait of Walter and Clare Hillier and Harry and Annie Hillier, England 1882

Music-making in the Customs Service

The following guest blog is by Dr. Andrew Hillier, Honorary Research Associate, University of Bristol. A personal letter from Robert

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Sir Robert Hart Brass Band

Hart’s Music Programmes

Researcher, Keith Robinson has written this blog on the music programme’s of Sir Robert Hart. Hart’s Music Programmes Online There

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Music in Hart’s China

The Sir Robert Hart Collection MS 15 includes many music programmes and handbills for public recitals and private soirées with

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Letters from Eva Price to Sir Robert Hart

We are pleased to add a new collection of correspondence from the Hart Collection MS 15 to Digital Special Collections

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Online Exhibition – The Edward Bunting Collection

Special Collections is delighted to present a new exhibition on The Edward Bunting Collection. The exhibition celebrates this major collection

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Newly Digitised: Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland, 1609

IntroductionWe are delighted to share the newest addition to Digital Special Collections & Archives: Maps of the Escheated Counties of

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Remembering Bunting Festival 2020

Dún Uladh have organised another excellent weekend of FREE events for the Remembering Bunting Festival 2020. Once again we are

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Are You Sitting Comfortably? Then I’ll begin…

This seasonal blog was written by Ivona Coghlan, Borrower Services, QUB The long dark nights are the best time to

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Ulster Scots texts online – a collaboration

Ulster University in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast and the Ulster-Scots Agency have created an online digital collection of Ulster-Scots

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Illustration from In the State of Denmark

Edith Somerville – Illustrating her Travels

Special Collections has published a number of original drawings by the celebrated writer and artist Edith Somerville (1858-1949) on our

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