CollectionPapers relating to Jean Montgomery
Collection DescriptionJean Montgomery, Lady Superintendent (i.e. chief catering officer), Trinity College Dublin, 1918- 1948; author. Her brother John K. Montgomery was a playwright, author of 'The Name o' McKane' and 'The Jezebel'.
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ReferenceTCD MS 10582

/1, DU Co-operative Society Buffet suggestion/scrap book, 1920-1944

/2/1-12, Loose sheets of presscuttings re. Jean Montgomery in Trinity College Dublin, and reviews of her book 'That men may eat' (Quota Press 1939).

/2/13, Seating arrangements on occasion of Jean Montgomery's honorary degree

3/1-11, Photographs of Jean Montgomery including two of her in academicals (3/1-2), one with an old TCD kitchen spit (3/5); one of the Dining Hall, set for dinner (3/6), and one of her holding gun, with Free State soldiers, on steps of Chapel 1922 (3/7). These soldiers were billetted in College during the attack on the Four Courts in 1922 and Montgomery had 2 officers and 21 men to find provisions for in a city under fire (see Parkes (ed.), A danger to the men, p. 95).

/4/1, Thank you letter from E. Prentice, personal secretary of Mr Anthony Eden, The War Office, Whitehall, 11 September 1940.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Repository NameTrinity College Dublin, Manuscripts and Archives Department
AddressOld Library Dublin 2
EircodeD02 PN40
Telephone(01) 896-1189
Telephone 2(01) 896-3384
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CommentThe information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of Trinity College, Dublin Library and we are grateful for their assistance. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually. We are grateful to Felicity O'Mahony for providing information on items and collections added since 1999.