Pontet's Book of Anniversaries: An Irish History (1878), 140-1878 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
The collection consists of 23 notebooks comprising more than 1,000 hand-written pages, under the full title: "Ireland. Book of Anniversaries, Dates and Epochs. With Notices on the Origin, Nature, Rise or Source of Principal Events Recorded in the Annals of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Ending with the Period of the Union Between Great Britain and Ireland A.D. 1800. By Marc Pontet C.E. Late Deputy Curator Royal Irish Academy Dublin. Commenced May 1878."
The first notebook begins with newspaper clippings from Irish and English newspapers circa 1878, on subjects of Dublin history and landmarks. The remainder of the notebooks contains hand-written copies of previously published accounts of Irish history, compared and critiqued.