The Ulster-Scots Collectors Project
These collectors represent three centuries-worth of significant interaction between Ulster and Scottish literature, culture, heritage and book history. Each individual enjoyed an international reputation as a critic and collector of vernacular literature.
They were pioneers in their fields who changed the way in which we view Irish and Scottish literature today. Living in Ulster inspired them as thinkers, writers and individuals, and in particular the impact of the province’s cultural interaction with Scotland worked deeply into their professional and personal lives.