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Irish Writers collection

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030056554]
Identifier: MS-0530
This collection contains letters by William Butler Yeats from 1899 to 1938; letters with related ephemera from his sister Elizabeth Corbett Yeats from approximately 1916 to 1935; and letters and poems by other writers from approximately 1914 to 1953, including Rachel Annand Taylor, George Moore, George William Russell, Frank O'Connor and Edward Plunkett (Lord Dunsany).

Dates

  • 1899-1953

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (30 items)

Biographical / Historical

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an Irish poet and playwright who helped to inaugurate the Irish Literary Revival. He and his sister Elizabeth Corbett Yeats (1868-1940), a member of William Morris's circle, started the Cuala Press in 1908. Their sister Lily Yeats (1866-1949), an embroiderer involved with the Arts and Crafts movement, ran an embroidery workshop affiliated with the Cuala Press. Together, the press and workshop were called Cuala Industries.
Biographical / Historical Rachel Annand Taylor (1876-1950) was a Scottish poet and biographer. Nora Florence Dryhurst (c. 1856-1930) was an Irish journalist and suffragette. [George William Russell, Frank O'Connor, Edward Plunkett, George Moore.]
Biographical / Historical Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett (1878- 1957) published under the name Lord Dunsany; he was in fact 18th Baron of Dunsany and a British subject, but through his contacts with Irish writers, he played a role in the Irish Literary Revival. He was primarily a writer of short stories and novels, especially science fiction and fantasy, and a playwright.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters by William Butler Yeats from 1899 to 1938; letters with related ephemera from his sister Elizabeth Corbett Yeats from approximately 1916 to 1935; and letters and poems by other writers from approximately 1914 to 1953, including Rachel Annand Taylor, George Moore, George William Russell, Frank O'Connor and Edward Plunkett (Lord Dunsany).

Other Finding Aids

A legacy online finding aid for this collection is available: https://wayback.archive-it.org/3181/20150630113158/http://ead.library.jhu.edu/ms.530-finding-aid.pdf

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the University by Richard A. Macksey in 2009.

Accruals

Accession number 2009-10.ms.53.

Processing Information

This is no known processing information for this collection.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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