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Manuscripts

The Manuscript Collection includes material dating from the twelfth century on, with a particular bias towards the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, covering issues as diverse as politics, music and language in eighteenth century Ireland, politics, culture and business in nineteenth and early twentieth century China. The personal and literary papers of writers such as Somerville & Ross and Helen Waddell, and the notes and papers of academics Thomas Andrews, James Thomson, R.M. Henry and Charles MacDouall are also included. 

Please note that access to manuscripts must be arranged in advance.  Access may be restricted in the evenings and at weekends.

Please scroll down this page to view the list of our Manuscript holdings.  Where available, a link to further information and detailed inventories is provided. 

Allen Collection (MS23)

Andrews Manuscript Collection (MS2)

Bartley Collection (MS42)

Belfast Creative Writing Group File (MS1/204)

Branagh Collection (MS41)

Brett Manuscript Collection (MS3)

Bullock Manuscript Collection (MS24)

Bunting Manuscript Collection (MS4)

Burdett Collection (MS46)

Campbell Collection (MS36)

Carnduff Manuscript Collection (MS21)

Charles Manuscript Collection (MS5)

Comintern Papers (MS57)

Ferguson Manuscript Collection (MS12)

Fielden Papers (MS25)

Fownes/Tighe Collection (MS29)

Forster Collection (MS44/1/22)

Gibson Collection (MS26)

Gilbert Collection (MS45)

Green Papers (MS40)

J.N. Hart Collection (MS47)

Hart Manuscript Collection (MS15)

Harty Manuscript Collection (MS14)

Heaney Manuscript Collection (MS20)

Henry Collection (MS27)

Henry Manuscript Collection (MS10)

C.S. Lewis Collection (MS56)

MacDouall Manuscript Collection (MS6)

McFadden Manuscript Collection (MS22)

McNeill Papers (MS39)

Megaw Collection (MS28)

Megaw Family Publications and Papers (MS53)

Miscellaneous Manuscripts (MS1)

Nelson Manuscript Collection (MS51)

Newport Manuscript Collection (MS7)

NI Advisory Commission [i. Charitable Trusts Law, ii. Public Libraries] (MS30)

O'Rahilly Manuscript Collection (MS11)

O'Regan Archive [Mixed Media] (MS38)

O'Shauhnessy Manuscript Collection (MS8)

Piry Manuscript Collection (MS19)

Ramsay Collection (MS37)

Forrest Reid Collection (MS44)

Rosenfield Collection (MS43)

Royal Commission on the Constitution [Working Papers] (MS31)

Savage-Armstrong Collection (MS32)

Scarman Tribunal 1969 (MS33)

Shaw Collection (MS34)

Simms Collection (MS35)

Smith Collection (MS54)

Somerville & Ross Manuscript Collection (MS17)

Thomson Manuscript Collection (MS13)

Waddell Manuscript Collection (MS18)

Wright Manuscript Collection (MS16)

Young (MS9) [transferred to PRONI]

Allen Collection (MS23)
Robert Allen (1904-1968) was a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and a noted historian of the denomination. The collection contains some of his working papers, especially related to his 'The Presbyterian College Belfast 1853-1953', and some of his correspondence. A significant proportion of the material is from the Revd William Thomas Latimer (1842-1919) another Presbyterian minister and historian of the church. The Latimer material includes volumes of newspaper cuttings, extracts from original church records, and a idiosyncratic continuation of his 'A history of the Irish Presbyterians' (1893; 1902). The archive also contains material from the Revd Aston Robinson, Latimer’s son-in-law and another historian of Presbyterianism in Ireland.

Andrews Manuscript Collection (MS2)
This collection consists of a selection of scientific papers and correspondence by and addressed to Chemist and Physicist, Thomas Andrews (1813-85), chiefly written in his own hand or copied by his daughters, Elizabeth Andrews and Mary K. Andrews, and forming part of the documents used in the preparation of 'The Scientific Papers of the Late Thomas Andrews. With a Memoir by P.G. Tait and A. Crum Brown' (London, 1889).
Listing available here

Bartley Collection (MS42)
A collection of 155 event programmes (mostly theatrical) dating from 1924 to 1939, the bulk are for Belfast theatrical productions between 1928 and 1932.
Listing available here

Belfast Creative Writing Group File (MS1/204)
Work produced by the Belfast Creative Writing Group (1962-1966).
Listing available here

Branagh Collection (MS41)
Material relating to the professional life and work of Sir Kenneth Branagh.  It is largely made up of paper documents (many are photocopies), but also holds recordings and merchandise related to individual productions.
Listing available here

Brett Manuscript Collection (MS3)
Small collection of miscellaneous papers and documents deposited by the Belfast solicitor, Sir Charles Brett (1839-1926). The collection consists of a variety of material, mainly of antiquarian interest, including books, extracts, manuscripts, and other documents relating principally to early English civil and ecclesiastical law, land and/or property in Yorkshire, c 1220-c 1600, and Wakefield, c 1763-1824, and the observations of the Rev T.J. Hussey on English birds, c 1828. The collection is also notable for a series of correspondence between Hussey and his daughter, Charlotte, during a stay in Aleppo, Syria from 1779-80 and an unexecuted grant of tithes, c 1145-53 from the Archbishop of Mainz.
Listing available here

Bullock Manuscript Collection (MS24)
Papers of novelist Shan Fadh Bullock [formerly John William Bullock] (1865–1935).  Collection includes manuscripts of unpublished novels, plays, short stories and essays.
Listing available here

Bunting Manuscript Collection (MS4)
Major collection of Irish musical manuscripts, notebooks and correspondence etc concerning the work of the Irish Music Collector and Musician, Edward Bunting (1773-1843) arising out of the Belfast Harpers Festival of 1792 and published in ‘A General Collection of Ancient Irish Music’ in 1796 (revised 1809 and 1840).
Listing available here

Burdett Collection (MS46)
Sixteen autograph letters written by novelist Forrest Reid (1875-1947) to biographer and critic Osbert Burdett (1885-1936).  Letters date from 1907 to 1931.
Listing available here

Campbell Collection (MS36)

Carnduff Manuscript Collection (MS21)
Personal, literary and collected papers of and/or relating to Thomas Carnduff (1886-1956), the Belfast essayist, playwright and poet. An important figure in cultural circles during the early 20th century, Thomas Carnduff, the so-called 'Shipyard Poet,' was a prolific writer and acute observer of Belfast life.
Listing available here

Charles Manuscript Collection (MS5)
Small collection of papers and photographic material presented to the University Library by the Biblical Scholar, R.H. Charles, Archdeacon of Westminster (1855-1931) consisting mainly of photographs (positive and negative) of original Aramaic, Greek and Ethiopic biblical manuscripts dating from the 10th to the 15th centuries. These items were largely used by Charles in the preparation of his scholarly texts on 'The Ethiopic Version of the Book of Enoch' (1906) and 'The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs' (1908). Annotated editions of these publications are included in the collection as is his 'Lectures on the Apocalypse' from 1922.
Listing available here

Comintern Papers (Irish Labour Movement Papers) (MS57)
This collection comprises copies of files held in the Russian Archive for Social and Political History (RGASPI), Moscow. The files pertain to the Irish labour movement and the history of Communism in Ireland, comprising documents from the departments and standing committees of the Executive Committee Communist International (ECCI) including speeches, reports, letters, agendas, fliers, handwritten notes, lists, telegrams, minutes and posters. The papers provide considerable insight into the personalities, organisation and policy development of Irish Communism during the 1920s/1930s. Included in the collection are ten microfilms (representing approximately 4,000 documents) detailing contacts between the Communist International and Irish groups between 1919 and 1943. All materials in the collection were selected and copied in 1995.
Listing available here

Ferguson Manuscript Collection (MS12)
Collection of research materials collected by Godfrey W. Ferguson (d. c 1939/40) of Belfast, President of the Belfast Literary Society (1922-23, 1934-35), concerning Anne Isabella Milbanke, Lady Byron (1792-1860), wife of the Romantic Poet, Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824).
Listing available here

Fielden Papers (MS25)
Manuscripts of mainly unpublished works by novelist and playwright Olga Fielden.
Listing available here

Fownes/Tighe Collection (MS29)

Forster Collection (MS44/1/22)
Correspondence from the novelist Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970 to Forrest Reid, covering a period of thirty-four and a half years (31st January 1912 – 18th August 1946). This collection includes 217 letters and cards and is one of the most significant parts of the Forrest Reid papers (MS 44). A research grant from the British Academy has allowed some detailed listing to be completed on this material (MS44/1/22).
Listing available here
Article: The correspondence of E.M. Forster and Forrest Reid:Content and Implications of a New Literary Archive by Brian G Caraher and Emma Hegarty, Queen's University Belfat, Northern Ireland available here
The catalogue from the 2008 Forrest Reid and Stephen Gilbert exhibition is available here.

Gibson Collection (MS26)

Gilbert Collection (MS45)
The papers of novelist Stephen Gilbert (1912-2010).  Includes draft autograph and typescript manuscripts of novels and short stories, proof copies and quires, correspondence, notes, synopses, draft speeches, draft poems, juvenilia, school reports, photographs, scrapbooks, and postcards. The correspondence includes letters written by authors such as a Walter de la Mare, George Buchanan, Forrest Reid and E.M. Forster.
The purchase of this collection was due to the generous funding of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the following supporting funders: The Pilgrim Trust, Esme Mitchell Trust, The John Jefferson Smurfit Monegasque Foundation, Dr. Michael and Mrs Ruth West and Sir Donnell Deeny.
Listing available here
The catalogue from the 2008 Forrest Reid and Stephen Gilbert exhibition is available here.

Green Papers (MS40)
Small collection of offprints and lectures by Professor Edward Rodney Richey Green (1920-1981).  Green was a historian and also held the post of Director of the Institute of Irish Studies from 1970-1981.
Listing available here

J.N. Hart Collection (MS47)
John N. Hart (1881[?]-1963) was a lifelong friend of  novelist Forrest Reid (1875-1947), the material in this collection relates to Reid.
Listing available here

Hart Manuscript Collection (MS15)
Substantial collection of personal and official papers of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), Inspector General of the Imperial Customs, Peking, 1863-1908. The collection contains a range of interesting and insightful material relating to Hart’s official duties and experiences in Peking during his long career in charge of the Chinese Customs Service. Significant in this regard is the long series of 77 personal journals which Hart kept during this time. The collection also contains a significant series of correspondence amounting to some 7000 letters dating from 1899 to 1911.
Listing available here
Images from the Hart Manuscript Collection can be viewed at Digital Special Collections & Archives.

Harty Manuscript Collection (MS14)
Collection of holograph manuscripts of the composer and conductor, Sir Hamilton Harty (1879-1941) featuring full and part scores to a range of orchestral and choral pieces composed or arranged by Harty, c 1900-1939. Included in the collection are arrangements of Handel and Berlioz, whose performances of which Harty was most noted, and autograph manuscripts of approx. 48 original works including ‘Symphony in D (Irish)’ (1915), ‘The Children of Lir’ (c 1939), ‘In Ireland, A Fantasy for flute, harp and small orchestra’ and ‘Quartet in F for 2 violins, viola and ‘cello’ for which he won the Feis Ceoil prize in 1900. The collection also contains an incomplete autobiographical memoir, letters, telegrams, photographs and various typescript copies of lectures and articles by Harty on Berlioz and piano accompaniment, c 1926-c 1936. The collection also includes a set of 5 scrapbooks containing cuttings from newspapers and periodicals, letters, photographs, autographs etc by or relating to Harty, compiled by his sisters-in-law, Olive and Nell Baguley.
Harty Performance Sets Listing
Borrowing Harty Performance Sets
Listing is being revised, please contact Special Collections staff if you wish to consult this material.

Heaney Manuscript Collection (MS20)
Primarily composed of materials relating to Seamus Heaney's translation of the Old English epic 'Beowulf', also contains a small assortment of other writings and correspondence.
Listing available here

Henry Collection (MS27)

Henry Manuscript Collection (MS10)
Collection of correspondence, working notes and papers of Robert Mitchell Henry (1873-1950), Professor of Latin at Queen’s University Belfast (1907-38) and later Professor of Humanities at the University of St. Andrews, Edinburgh (1939-47) and honorary chair of Classical Literature at Trinity College, Dublin (1947-50). Broad in its scope, the collection consists of a variety of material reflecting Henry’s wide range of academic, adminstrative and personal interests. Included are papers and notes on various classical Latin and Greek subjects, the American poet and journalist, Walt Whitman (1819-92), and the study of Irish History. There is also a series of letters, c 1855-1941, addressed to Henry from a variety of correspondents, but principally Sir Samuel Dill (1844-1924), Ramsey Kier and Denis O’Keefe, a set of 14 pocket diaries kept by Henry from 1910-45 and a group of in-letters and miscellaneous papers from the Registrar’s Office of Queen's University, 1877-79. The collection also consists of papers relating to Henry’s involvement with the Workers Educational Association, the Classical Association of Ireland and the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Maps and plans of Queen’s, 1854-1945 are also to be found in the collection, as are a series of original drawings of maps and diagrams used in Moody and Beckett’s official history of the university (‘Queen's, Belfast 1845-1949: the history of a university,’ T.W. Moody and J.C. Beckett, 1959).
Listing available here

C.S. Lewis Collection (MS56)
A collection of 11 letters from C.S. Lewis to Captain Bernard Acworth. In the series of letters, written between 1944 and 1960, Lewis explains, in response to Acworth’s views on the incompatibility of evolution and Christianity, his own views on the question of origins. The letters also contain references to some aspects of Lewis’s private life, including his marriage and visits to Donegal.
Listing available here

MacDouall Manuscript Collection (MS6)
Collection of holograph papers and working notes of Professor Charles MacDouall (1813-83), Professor of Latin and subsequently of Greek at Queen’s College, Belfast, (1849-78). The collection consists of finished essays, reference aids, lectures, emendations and miscellaneous notes prepared and used by MacDouall in his work, reflecting his wide range of academic interests and pursuits. Topics highlighted include comparative philology, etymology, religious and philosophical ideas and systems, Semitic and Indo-European languages, Latin verse and the drama, customs and dress of different countries e.g. Spain, Portugal, Germany, Ancient Greece etc.
Listing available here

McFadden Manuscript Collection (MS22)
Papers of Roy McFadden (1921-1999) poet and literary figure.  Consultation of a draft listing can be arranged by contacting Special Collections & Archives (specialcollections@qub.ac.uk).

McNeill Papers (MS39)

Megaw Collection (MS28)
Papers, notebooks and clipping books of Arthur Stanley Megaw (1873-1961).  In middle life Megaw gave up  the law to pursue literary interests and is most famous as an anthologist publishing under the name of Arthur Stanley.  Works include 'Bedside Book', 'Fireside Book', 'Bedside Shakespeare' and 'Bedside Bible'.  Megaw was also prominent in the Belfast Literary Society for over 50 years and was Honorary Secretary for 30 years.
Listing available here

Megaw Family Publications and Papers (MS53)
Papers and publications deposited by the Megaw family.
Listing available here

Miscellaneous Manuscripts (MS1)
Listing available here
Complete listing of MS1/204 (Belfast Creative Writing Group) can be found here.

Nelson Manuscript Collection (MS51)
Listing available here

Newport Manuscript Collection (MS7)
Collection of letters and other papers relating to the public and private affairs of Sir John Newport (1756-1843), Irish Politician and Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, banker and landowner. The bulk of the collection consists of some 250 letters, c 1765-c 1862, addressed to, and received from, some of the leading political figures in Ireland of the time commenting on some of the prominent issues of the day. Included are letters from William Conyngham Plunkett, Earl Grey, Lord Duncannon, Daniel O’Connell, John V. Nugent, Thomas Spring Rice, Edward Stanley and Thomas Grenville discussing mainly Irish affairs, in particular highlighting the republican sentiments of the population and the disaffection felt throughout. References are also made to the general European situation and to British politics. Of the personal letters noted, two are from Newport’s nephew, Simon, writing from Eton and enclosing some examples of Latin verse with others from Newport’s mother, father and brother. Among the miscellaneous papers and memos are a list of books taken to London, a rental of the Bishop’s Hall Estate, household expenses etc. The collection also includes a series of extracts from the records of the English Exchequer copied by Frederick Devon, c 1836 and consisting of miscellaneous accounts from the reigns of Richard I, Edward I, Oliver Cromwell, and Charles II. A copy of the original auctioneer’s catalogue (Colbeck Radford & Company) of 1937, from which the collection was bought, is also to be found.
Listing available here

NI Advisory Commission [i. Charitable Trusts Law, ii. Public Libraries] (MS30)

O'Rahilly Manuscript Collection (MS11)
Collection of Irish manuscripts and printed books annotated by the distinguished Celtic Scholar, T.F. O’Rahilly (1883-1953). A relatively small assemblage of material, the books are extensively annotated by O'Rahilly and include a range of titles on Irish dialect, grammar and Irish Literature, dating from c 1849-1937. Among the authors featured are Brian Merriman (1749-1805), Joseph Henry Lloyd, Peter O'Leary (1839-1920), John O'Tuomy, Pierce Fitzgerald and John Clarach MacDonald. An annotated draft of the 1937 Constitution of Ireland is also to be found within the collection in addition to a manuscript inscription from Eamon DeValera thanking O'Rahilly for his assistance on it. The collection also includes a miscellaneous series of other papers and correspondence. Of the correspondence can be found 13 letters from D.J. O'Sullivan to O'Rahilly, 1926-28, regarding O'Sullivan's edition to the Bunting Collection of Irish Music (QUB MS/4). Other correspondents include M. O'Cathain, A. Martin Freeman, Paul Grosjean, James Hogan and Liam Price.

The collection also includes a miscellaneous series of other papers and correspondence. Included are 15 letters, from D.J. O'Sullivan to O'Rahilly, 1926-28, regarding O'Sullivan's edition to the Bunting Collection of Irish Music (QUB MS/4).

 Please see MS1/237 for a detailed listing.
Listing available here

O'Regan Archive [Mixed Media] (MS38)

O'Shauhnessy Manuscript Collection (MS8)
Collection of literary manuscripts of the Victorian poet, Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1844-81) comprising chiefly of some 21 annotated notebooks of poems, prose and verse composed by him, c 1860-70, and appearing in his published works, ‘An Epic of Women’ (1870), ‘Lays of France’ (1872), ‘Music and Moonlight’ (1874) and ‘Songs of a Worker’ (1881). Other notable items contained in the collection include notes and book lists prepared by O’Shaughnessy on the work of others, a volume entitled ‘Trifles in Verse’ (1825) containing copies of 40 short pieces by various authors, and a small notebook of views of the Isle of Wight (N.D.). Some papers relating to the actual acquisition of the manuscripts in 1916 are also to be found.
Listing available here

Piry Manuscript Collection (MS19)
Collection of private papers of Théophile Piry (fl. 1880-1915), Commissioner of Customs and first Postmaster General of the Imperial Postal Service, China, 1911-1915. This collection contains a range of material bearing on Piry’s later career in the Chinese administration including drafts, notes, copies of correspondence, memoranda, reports etc relating to customs affairs in Lappa and Macao and, later, the establishment of the modern postal service in China from 1911 until Piry’s retirement in 1915. Of particular interest are the various papers concerning the development of the Imperial Postal Service, most notably in relation to arrangements with foreign counties (the so-called ‘Guest Post’ system) and the formalisation of relations with these countries both individually and through membership of the Universal Postal Union. Included can be found copies of postal agreements between China and France (1900), Germany (1905), Russia (1909) and Japan (1910), correspondence relating to China’s entry to the Universal Postal Union, 1913-1915 and two historical notes and analyses concerning the development of the postal service (U-Tchau) in China.
Listing available here

Ramsay Collection (MS37)
A collection of printed material which belonged to the book collector and bibliographer Andrew Gibson (1841-1931).  The collection contains many editions of the works of Allan Ramsay (1684-1758), around 200 chap books mostly from Scotland and Ireland as well as material relating to Robert Burns.
Listing available here

Forrest Reid Collection (MS44)
In September 2007 Special Collections acquired the papers of Belfast novelist and critic Forrest Reid (1875-1947).  The purchase of this collection was due to the generous funding of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the following supporting funders: The Pilgrim Trust, Esme Mitchell Trust, The John Jefferson Smurfit Monegasque Foundation, Dr. Michael and Mrs Ruth West and Sir Donnell Deeny.
Listing available here
One of the most significant parts of the Forrest Reid papers is his correspondence with the novelist Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970).  The correspondence covers a period of thirty-four and a half years (31st January 1912 – 18th August 1946) and includes 217 letters and cards from E.M. Forster. 
Article: The Correspondence of E. M. Forster and Forrest Reid: Content and Implications of a New Literary Archive by Brian G Caraher and Emma Hegarty, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland available here
A research grant from the British Academy has allowed some detailed listing to be completed on this material (MS44/1/22).
Listing available here
The catalogue from the 2008 Forrest Reid and Stephen Gilbert exhibition is available here.

Rosenfield Collection (MS43)
Clippings, other writings and miscellaneous material relating to Belfast journalists/critics (and sisters) Judith and Ray [Rachel] Rosenfield.
Listing available here

Royal Commission on the Constitution [Working Papers] (MS31)

Savage-Armstrong Collection (MS32)
Large unlisted collection of papers and correspondence that belonged to the poet George Francis Savage-Armstrong (1845-1906).

Scarman Tribunal 1969 (MS33)
Exhibits, submissions and evidence relating to the Scarman Tribunal into violence and civil disturbances in Northern Ireland in 1968.
Listing available here

Shaw Collection (MS34)
Papers of Judge James Johnston Shaw (1845-1910).
Listing available here

Simms Collection (MS35)

Smith Collection (MS54)
A collection of legal and business documents dating from 1845-1877 reflecting the activities of the Smith family in Virginia (USA) and in particular their involvement in slavery.
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Somerville & Ross Manuscript Collection (MS17)
Significant collection of personal and literary papers of Edith Somerville (1858-1949) and Violet Martin (1862-1915) alias “Somerville and Ross,” one of Ireland's most celebrated literary partnerships. An important and unique collection reflecting the lives, interests and work of the two authors, the Somerville & Ross Papers consist largely of diaries, correspondence, working papers, and draft manuscripts relating to the authors’ literary activities, personal interests and affairs.
Listing available here
An illustrated catalogue from an exhibition mounted in 2006 at Queen's can be found here.

Thomson Manuscript Collection (MS13)
Collection of scientific papers and notebooks, memoranda, lectures, correspondence etc of James Thomson (1822-1892), Professor of Engineering at Queen’s College, Belfast, 1857-1873. Various topics are highlighted in the collection reflecting Professor Thomson’s wide range of research interests. These include such areas as fluid motion, the formation of river bars, ventilation, atmospheric circulation, the atmosphere of Jupiter and the freezing and melting of solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter, which he investigated with his Belfast colleague, Thomas Andrews (1813-85). The collection also includes many manuscript drafts of lectures and scientific papers, printed offprints of papers by Thomson and other contemporaries, newspapers and journals, pamphlets and patent specifications. There are also a large quantity of letters to and from Thomson with about 50 correspondents. These include his brother, the eminent physicist, Lord Kelvin, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, P.G. Tait, J.J. Murphy, Thomas Andrews, Galbraith, G.G. Stokes, Sir R. Ball, W.J.M. Rankine and others. Most of this material is of a technical nature. The collection also contains some manuscripts belonging to Thomson’s father, James Thomson, senior (1786-1849).
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Waddell Manuscript Collection (MS18)
Papers of the Ulster writer and scholar, Helen Waddell (1889-1965). The collection consists of notes, translations, holograph and typescript manuscripts of published and unpublished works by Waddell, c 1909-47, and an extensive series of correspondence with the critic and historian George Saintsbury (1845-1933), c 1914-33.
Listing available here
Also includes Collection of 133 manuscript and typescript letters from 34 correspondents to Otto Kyllmann (d. 1958), senior partner of the publishing firm, Constable & Co., with typescript copies of 16 of his letters to various correspondents, and one note in his hand; the whole collection spanning the period 1900-1957 and arranged chronologically.

Wright Manuscript Collection (MS16)
Papers and books of Dr. Stanley Fowler Wright (1873-1953), Commissioner of Customs and Personal Secretary to the Inspector General, the Chinese Maritime Customs. In addition to manuscripts, there are books in Chinese, books and pamphlets on China and on the Chinese Customs, many official printed papers, reports, etc., and copies of Customs publications, some with manuscript annotations by Wright. Among the manuscripts in the Collection are Wright's notes and papers for his various published works, including, 'Hart and the Chinese Customs' (Belfast, 1950), some letters of Sir Robert Hart, some of Wright's own official papers, and some of Wright's later correspondence, relating mainly to his published works.
Listing available here