Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953

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Maud Gonne (1866-1953), Irish nationalist, author, and actress; loved by Yeats and heroine of many of his poems and plays.

From the description of Maud Gonne collection, [ca. 1870-1978], (bulk 1901-1902; 1973-1974). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863182

Irish nationalist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dublin, to Stephen Gwynn, 1919 Dec. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878691

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to an unidentified recipient, 1897 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878689

Edith Maud Gonne was born December 21, 1866 at Tongham, Surrey. She was the daughter of Captain Thomas Gonne of the 17th Lancers and Edith Frith Gonne. Her childhood was spent in Ireland, London, and Paris. In 1891 she gave birth to Georges, fathered by Lucien Millevoie; a daughter, Iseult, followed in 1895. Devoted to the cause of Irish nationalism, Maud Gonne was active in many political causes including housing for evicted farmers, food for school children, and improved conditions for Irish political prisoners. In 1900 she founded the Daughters of Erin, an organization which promoted women's involvement in nationalist causes. The organization established classes in Irish history and language, among other activities. In 1902 Maud Gonne played the lead role in W.B. Yeats' Cathleen ni Houlihan. The following year, she married the Irish patriot Major John MacBride. The marriage ended in 1905. In later years, Maud Gonne was repeatedly imprisoned for her political activities. Her A Servant of the Queen, published in 1938, is her own account of her early life. Maud Gonne is remembered as the object of W.B. Yeats' love and for having inspired some of his finest poems.

From the description of Maud Gonne and W.B. Yeats papers, [ca. 1890-1938]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173862890

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creatorOf Maxwell, Katherine Anne. Katherine Anne Maxwell centenary of 1798 in Ireland 1897-1898. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn William Butler Yeats Collection TXRC02-A7., 1872-1970 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn International Committee for Political Prisoners records, 1918-1942, 1924-1938 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Gonne, Maud. Maud Gonne and W.B. Yeats papers, [ca. 1890-1938]. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953. Dawn! A play in one act and three tableaux ... By Maud Gonne MacBride. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Papers, 1775-1973. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953. Maud Gonne collection, [ca. 1870-1978], (bulk 1901-1902; 1973-1974). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975,. James A. Healy Irish ephemera, ca. 1902-1966. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Woods, Molly Flannery. Molly Flannery Woods papers, 1897-1952 (bulk 1918-1952). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. William Butler Yeats Collection, 1872-1970. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953. Autograph letter signed : Dublin, to Stephen Gwynn, 1919 Dec. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Justice, Ewan, 1875-1922,. Letters of Maud Gonne, Ewan Justice, Jules Mssanet and J. J. Jusserand [manuscript] 1897-1916. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1876-[1965, 1897-1939 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Horace Mason Reynolds papers, 1895-1965. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf MacManus, M. J., 1891-1951. M.J. MacManus papers, 1849-1951, (bulk 1934-1942). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Susan Groag Bell's, An Annotated bibliography of British Women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 :, research and reference materials, 1986-1998 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to an unidentified recipient, 1897 Aug. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Quinn papers, 1901-1926 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Charles Marie Georges Garnier papers, 189-1953. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Bell, Susan G. An annotated bibliography of British women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 : research and reference materials, 1986-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf International Committee for Political Prisoners. International Committee for Political Prisoners records, 1918-1942, bulk (1924-1938). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Bell, Susan G. person
associatedWith Bell, Susan Groag person
associatedWith Clay, May. person
correspondedWith Garnier, Charles Marie Georges, 1869- person
associatedWith Gonne family family
associatedWith Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. person
associatedWith Gwynn, Stephen, person
associatedWith Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975, person
associatedWith International Committee for Political Prisoners. corporateBody
associatedWith MacBride family family
associatedWith MacBride, John, 1865-1916. person
associatedWith MacManus, M. J., 1891-1951. person
associatedWith Maxwell, Katherine Anne. person
associatedWith O'Leary, John. person
associatedWith Quinn, John. person
associatedWith Quinn, John, 1870-1924. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
correspondedWith Reynolds, Horace Mason, 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Woods, Molly Flannery. person
associatedWith Yeats, William Butler, 1865-1939 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tongham ENG GB
Clonskeagh L IE
Ireland 00 IE
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Poets, Irish--20th century
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Women authors, Irish
Drama (Irish)
English literature--Irish authors--20th century
Poets, Irish
Women authors, Irish--20th century
Irish poetry--20th century
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Birth 1866-12-21

Death 1953-04-27

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

English

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