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Gallagher family commonplace book

Collection MS-2012-005: Gallagher family commonplace book


  • Creation: 1757 - 1947
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1785 - 1812

Scope and Contents

Contains Irish legends, prayers, poems, and recipes, mainly in Gaelic with some English. Also includes some family history and lists real estate holdings in New York for the Gallagher and Hanigan families. This volume was kept mainly by Charles Gallagher, a doctor in New York City at the end of the 18th century, and was added to by his descendants.


Language of Materials

Mostly in Gaelic with some English.

Restrictions on access

Open for research. Fragile original; digital version also available.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.


1 Volumes

Existence of digital copies

This is available digitally. Links are included in the inventory.

Physical Description

Brown leather binding, scratched and rubbed but intact. Loose pages and ephemera in front cover; some typescript pages laid in at front from a later date, 1940s. Pages chipped and mildly acidic.

Processing Information

Loose items were removed from the volume and placed in a folder.



Gallagher family commonplace book
1757-1947 (bulk 1785-1812)
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States