Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CC
TitleThe Courtney Collection
Extent3 boxes
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DescriptionThe bulk of the collection consists letters written home from France, Greece and Malta by Henry Gother Courtney during the First World War. Other papers within the collection include a copy book of David Courtney, 1785-1803; notebook and diary records of Henry Courtney, 1828-1860; and copy letter books and journals of Henry Nicholas Courtney, 1874-1878.
NotesThe finding number of the image at Fonds level is CC/8/46
ArrangementThe collection is arranged in four series: Papers of David Courtney of Dublin (fl 1785-1803); Papers of Henry Courtney of Dublin (d c 1870); Papers of Henry Nicholas Courtney of Dublin (d 1879); Letters of Henry Gother Courtney.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
Finding AidsA handlist is available as a pdf file. Click on the link in the document field below. A paper copy is also available in the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections Department.

The paper handlist is currently being enhanced, and the enhanced catalogue is expected to be completed and released on our online archive catalogue by the end of 2017.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryCourtney family of Ireland. The following members of the family are represented in the collection:

David Courtney (fl 1785-1803) of Dublin.

General Inspector of the Barracks in Ireland Henry Courtney of Dublin (d c 1870) who was the grandfather of the donor, Dame Kathleen Courtney.

Henry Nicholas Courtney of Dublin (d 1879), who was the uncle of the donor. He died in Jamaica in Jan 1879.

Henry Gother Courtney, son of Major D.C. Courtney of Nullamore, Milltown, Co. Dublin and Alice Margaret Mann. He had five sisters: Kathleen (who became Dame Kathleen D'Olier Courtney (1878-1974) philanthropist), Sydney, Dorothy, Rose and Linda. During the First World War, Henry served as an ambulance driver with the Red Cross in France and then as an Orderly Officer in the Royal Garrison Artillery with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in Greece. During the war, Courtney's mother lived in Winchester, Hampshire although his correspondence to her there make reference to the family estate in Ireland.

Reference: Mainly the collection with some information supplied by the family.
AcquisitionThe Courtney collection was presented to the University Library by Dame Kathleen Courtney in 1963.