Series 64 - Honorary Doctor of Literature degree

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Honorary Doctor of Literature degree


  • 1933 (Creation)

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Co-located with ANUA 49 (type 10 box)

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(1862 – 1953)

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Mary Anne Hutton was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Literature in 1933 from the National University of Ireland. Hutton's translated manuscript of the Tain was published as The Tain: An Irish Epic Told in English Verse (Dublin: Maunsel, 1907).

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The honorary Doctor of Literature degree was awarded to Mary Anne Hutton by the National University of Ireland on 26 October 1933. It is believed to have been awarded in recognition for her contribution to Irish scholarship through her translation of the Tain Bo Cuailgne (The Tain). The degree is held in its original leather scroll case and was transferred to the Archives with similar scroll cases containing greetings on the installation of the first Chancellor. The scroll case also contains a single-page highly-decorated manuscript of unknown origin, which includes the Paternoster, Ave Maria and Gloria Patri.


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National Archives of Ireland: Papers of Mary Anne Hutton

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 9 November 2007




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