Haverty, Martin (DNB00)

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HAVERTY, MARTIN (1809–1887), historian, born in co. Mayo on 1 Dec. 1809, received the chief part of his education in the Irish College at Paris, and came to Dublin in 1836. In the following year he joined the staff of the ‘Freeman's Journal,’ with which he was closely connected until 1850. In 1851 he made an extended tour through Europe, which he described in a long series of newspaper contributions. On his return to Dublin Haverty was made sub-librarian at the King's Inns, where he remained for nearly a quarter of a century, devoting himself principally to the preparation of a general index to the books in the library. He died in Dublin on 18 Jan. 1887, and was buried in the Glasnevin cemetery. Joseph Patrick Haverty [q. v.] was his brother.

Haverty wrote:

  1. ‘Wanderings in Spain in 1843,’ London, 2 vols., 1844, 12mo.
  2. ‘The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern. Derived from our native annals … with copious Topographical and general Notes,’ Dublin, 1860, 8vo. The materials for this history were largely gathered abroad. A second and enlarged edition appeared in 1885.
  3. ‘The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern, for the use of Schools and Colleges,’ &c., Dublin, 1860, 12mo.

[Irish Law Times, 22 Jan. 1887; Freeman's Journal, 19 Jan. 1887; Webb's Comp. of Irish Biog. p. 584.]

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