MacCarthy, Denis Florence, 1817-1882

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Denis Florence McCarthy, Irish poet and translator of Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681), lived most of his life in Dublin, where he was born and educated. He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy, the "Mystics," and several political associations. His career started in the 1840's with his contributions to "The Nation" and the publication of "The Poets and Dramatists of Ireland" (1846), which he edited. In 1853, he began his translations of Calderón.

From the description of Denis Florence MacCarthy papers, 1845-1882 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26271867

Denis Florence MacCarthy, Irish poet and translator of Pedro Calderon de la Barca (1600-1681), lived most of his life in Dublin, where he was born and educated. He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy, the Mystics, and several political associations. His career started in the 1840's with his contributions to The Nation and the publication of The Poets and Dramatists of Ireland (1846), which he edited. In 1853, he began his translations of Calderon.

From the guide to the Denis Florence MacCarthy Papers, 1845-1882, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.)

Denis Florence MacCarthy was born in Dublin in 1817, and began publishing verse in 1834. He was married by 1853; he had 9 children (including John, Mary Stanislaus, Florence Edward, Brendan, William, Lillie, and Josephine) of whom John, Mary, and another survived. In 1864 he left Ireland and after traveling on the Continent settled in London. He spent the last few months of his life in Ireland, and died at Blackrock, near Dublin, on April 7, 1882.

He was a poet, essayist, translator, and politician; he moved in literary circles. His translations of Calderon won him praise by Longfellow and the medal of the Royal Academy of Spain in 1881. In politics he followed O'Connell.

His son Florence apparently had a literary and scholarly bent. He entered St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School; but died, aged 24, in 1880.

From the guide to the Papers of Denis Florence MacCarthy, 1811-1881, (University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections)

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creatorOf Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte, 1826-1892. William Charles Bonaparte Wyse letter and pamphlet, 1868-1870. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Letter [18]70 April 25, Arts Club, London, to D.F. MacCarthy, Dublin. University of Michigan
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854,. Autograph letters signed from Thomas Crofton Croker, London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1850-1852. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Denis Florence MacCarthy Papers, 1845-1882 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.
creatorOf MacCarthy, Denis Florence, 1817-1882. Letters, 1859 December 21-1864 February 5, Dublin, to G. Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe, d. 1871. The Blessington papers : manuscript albums, 1818-1856 New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf MacCarthy, Denis Florence, 1817-1882. Denis Florence MacCarthy papers, 1845-1882 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Additional papers, 1767-1898. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Papers of Denis Florence MacCarthy, 1811-1881 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
creatorOf MacCarthy, Denis Florence, 1817-1882. Papers : of Dennis Florence MacCarthy, Dublin. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
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associatedWith Bradford, Mr. person
associatedWith Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681. person
associatedWith Charley, John Rutter, 1807-1867. person
associatedWith Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854, person
associatedWith Hillard, George Stillman, 1808-1869. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Longman (Firm) corporateBody
correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Prescott, William Hickling, 1796-1859. person
associatedWith Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. person
associatedWith Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. person
associatedWith Wyse, William Charles Bonaparte, 1826-1892. person
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Paris (France)
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Poets, Irish--Diaries
Irish poetry--19th century
Calderon's Dramas
Diaries (Blank-books)
Poets, Irish--19th century
Translators
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Birth 1817-05-26

Death 1882-04-07

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