The Pollard Collection : a bequest by Dr. Mary 'Paul' Pollard to the National Library of Ireland.

The Pollard Collection, a bequest of Mary 'Paul' Pollard of Trinity College Library to the National Library of Ireland, contains books on Education and Religious Knowledge - both Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic. They are mainly 18th, 19th and 20th century publications.

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Main Creator: Pollard, M. (Mary)
Format: BOOK
Notes:Mary 'Paul' Pollard left most of her collection to the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, but she also bequeathed these 244 volumes to the National Library of Ireland.

Mary 'Paul' Pollard (1922-2005) or Miss Pollard, described by Maurice Craig as 'the most distinguished Irish bibliographer of the past half-century', joined the staff of Trinity College Library in 1957, retiring as Keeper of Early Printed Books and Special Collections in 1983. She also served as assistant librarian at Marsh's Library from 1957 to 1967. Her major publications are Dublin's trade in books 1550-1800 (published in 1989) and A dictionary of members of the Dublin book trade, 1550-1800 (published in 2000). A good friend of the National Library of Ireland, she died in 2005.

Physical description: 244 volumes ; various sizes.

Published / Created: Various places of publication ; approximately 1700 - 2000.
Contained in: Pollard Collection
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