Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940

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Irish printer. Elizabeth Yeats, the sister of the poet W. B. Yeats, trained as a printer and worked at Dun Emer Industries from 1902-1908. She then founded Cuala Press with her sister, Lily Yeats. The press specialized in works of Irish authors.

From the description of Elizabeth Corbet Yeats papers, 1904-1945 (bulk 1918-1926). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33383471

Sister of William Butler Yeats.

From the description of Elizabeth Corbet Yeats letter and receipts, 1907-1908. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 36428744

Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, sister of poet William Butler Yeats, founded and operated a hand-press dedicated to printing Irish poetry and ballads. Inspired by the Irish Literary Society and William Morris, Elizabeth, her sister Lily, and Evelyn Gleeson founded Dun Emer Industries, which included Dun Emer Press; they later moved and renamed their press Cuala Press. These presses published numerous important Irish writers, including the series of Broadsides that featured traditional and contemporary Irish poems and ballads.

Elizabeth C. Yeats writes to Mr. King, 5 Oct. 1914, to thank him for the draft, as they are glad to see money, and for the notice in The Digest. She also offers some information on the Broadsides series, indicating that it does not make money, although they have sold a few complete sets of the six-year run recently.

From the description of Elizabeth C. Yeats letter to Mr. King, 1914 Oct. 5. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55648517

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Lawrence & Wishart. Lawrence & Wishart records, 1927-1951. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Papers, 1775-1973. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Wilde, Mary Hitchcock, 1905-. W. R. and Mary Hitchcock Wilde collection, 1898-1922. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Stephens, James, 1882-1950. Letter, 1919, September 24, Dublin, to Miss Elizabeth Corbet Yeats. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Ransom, Will, 1878-1955. Will Ransom papers, 1883-1954. Newberry Library
referencedIn Heaton, Margaret, b. 1868. Margaret Heaton's childhood, ca. 1890. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Cuala Press. Cuala Press printed materials, 1904-1973. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. Elizabeth Corbet Yeats papers, 1904-1945 (bulk 1918-1926). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Yeats family. Letters, 1896-1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Cuala Press. Miscellany, 1908-1940. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John Quinn papers, 1901-1926 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Gordon Cairnie papers, 1922-1973. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Oscar Wilde and his Literary Circle Collection: Correspondence, 1819, 1849-1957, 1962 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Letters from William Butler Yeats to Elkin Mathews, together with some correspondence of other members of the Yeats family, typescripts of two short stories composed by Lily Yeats, and miscellaneous other material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Cuala Press. Records, [ca. 1919-ca. 1934]. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. Elizabeth Corbet Yeats letter and receipts, 1907-1908. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Russell, George William, 1867-1935. Letters, 1919-1929, Dublin. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Letters, 1887-1923. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. Elizabeth C. Yeats letter to Mr. King, 1914 Oct. 5. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Lawrence & Wishart records, 1927-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1901-1950 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Yeats, Lily. Letters, 1926-1940, Dublin, to P[hilip] D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. Letters, [ca. 1913]-1939, Dublin, to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Frederick Coykendall papers, 1914-1928. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. William Butler Yeats Family Correspondence, 1891-1938. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Hill, Edwin Bliss, 1866-1949. Papers of Edwin Bliss Hill, 1737-1954 (bulk 1895-1948). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Hitchen, Herbert. Herbert Hitchen Irish collection, 1908-1970. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn J.M. Dent & Sons. J.M. Dent & Sons records, 1834-1986 (author files Th-Y). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Letters from William Butler Yeats to Elkin Mathews, together with some correspondence of other members of the Yeats family, typescripts of two short stories composed by Lily Yeats, and miscellaneous other material, 1894-1921 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. Letter : Dublin, to Mr. McLeod, 1920 Apr. 12. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. Letter : Dublin, to Mr. McLeod, 1920 Apr. 12. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1918-1940. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Herbert Hitchen Irish Collection MS 10., 1908-1970 Mortimer Rare Book Room
creatorOf Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975. James A. Healy collection of Irish literature, 1870-1976. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. W. B. Yeats collection, 1888-1950 (bulk 1888-1937) Princeton University Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922. person
correspondedWith Cairnie, Gordon. person
correspondedWith Coykendall, Frederick, 1872-1954 person
associatedWith Cuala Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Dun Emer Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. person
associatedWith Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975. person
associatedWith Heaton, Margaret, b. 1868. person
associatedWith Hill, Edwin Bliss, 1866-1949. person
associatedWith Hitchen, Herbert. person
associatedWith Hitchen, Herbert, 1874-1979 person
associatedWith J.M. Dent & Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Lawrence & Wishart. corporateBody
associatedWith Lawrence & Wishart. corporateBody
associatedWith Matthews, Elkin. person
associatedWith Morris, William, 1834-1896. person
associatedWith Plunkett, Horace Curzon, Sir, 1854-1932. person
associatedWith Quinn, John, 1870-1924. person
associatedWith Ransom, Will, 1878-1955. person
associatedWith Russell, George William, 1867-1935. person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith Stephens, James, 1882-1950. person
associatedWith Wilde, Mary Hitchcock, 1905- person
associatedWith William Andrews Clark Memorial Library corporateBody
associatedWith Yeats family. family
associatedWith Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. person
associatedWith Yeats, Lily, 1866-1949. person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Dublin (Ireland)
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Subject
Women printers--Correspondence
Poets, Irish
Women printers
Printers--Correspondence
Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
Private presses--History--Sources
Book industries and trade
Occupation
Publisher
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Birth 1868-03-11

Death 1940-01-16

Irish

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