Armagh Robinson Library (formerly, Public Library)

Public library founded in 1771 by archbishop Richard Robinson.

See also: William ReevesReeves (William)
Irish antiquarian scholar; bishop of the Anglican see of Down, Connor and Dromore; keeper of the Armagh Public Library
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Richard Robinson [first Baron Rokeby]Robinson (Richard) ... first Baron Rokeby
(bap. 1708, d. 1794)
Anglo-Irish churchman, baron Rokeby, Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh, founder of the Robinson Library in Armagh.
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Secondary sources (select)

Dillon, Charles, “Material in the Irish language in the Robinson Library”, Seanchas Ardmhacha 26.2 (2017): 54–68.
Thompson, John, “William Reeves and the medieval texts and manuscripts at Armagh”, Peritia 10 (1996): 363–380.  
The achievement of William Reeves as Armagh keeper can be closely associated with the changing mid-nineteenth-century fortunes of the Armagh library property. In the absence of a detailed survey of small Irish collections to match the example set by N. R. Ker’s magisterial Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, this study traces the crucial role played by Reeves in the history of several important manuscripts and early books now in Armagh Public Library.

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