Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922

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Yeats was an Irish portrait painter and father of both W.B. and J.B. Yeats. He lived many years in London and spent his last 14 in New York City.

From the description of John Butler Yeats collection, 1909-1978 (bulk 1911-1922). (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 83320368

Irish barrister and artist, the father of the poet W.B. Yeats.

From the description of John Butler Yeats collection, 1913-1954 (bulk 1913-1921). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 42278200

John Butler Yeats was an Irish painter, illustrator, and man of letters who resided in Ireland and England. Yeats' son, W.B. (William Butler) Yeats, was a noted Irish poet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Another son, Jack Yeats made his name as an artist and writer. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire literary papers.

From the description of John Butler Yeats collection. [1884-1922]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 660197535

John Butler Yeats was an Irish portrait painter and the father of the poet William Butler Yeats and the painter Jack Butler Yeats.

From the description of John Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1897]-1921. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122346145

From the guide to the John Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1897]-1921, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Van Wyck Brooks was a friend and protégé of John Butler Yeats in New York, ca. 1908-1911.

From the description of Correspondence : to Van Wyck Brooks, 1909-1949. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190873044

Epithet: painter, father of William B. and Jack B. Yeats

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x00001f

Irish painter John Butler Yeats (1839–1932) was born in County Down. He is the father of poet W. B. (William Butler) Yeats and painter Jack B. Yeats. John Butler Yeats' daughters were also literary. Susan Mary Yeats [Lily] and Elizabeth Corbet [Lollie, Lolly] Yeats founded [with Evelyn Gleeson] the Dun Emer Press (later the Cuala Press). John Butler Yeats was a friend of Irish painter Hugh Lane. John Butler Yeats has also written essays and reviews.

Hogan, Robert, ed., Dictionary of Irish Literature. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Inc., 1979), pp. 697, 700-701. Nicola Gordon Bowe, "Yeats, Susan Mary [Lily] (1866–1949)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/61425 (accessed April 10, 2007).

From the guide to the John Butler Yeats letters, 1920 and undated, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn John Quinn papers, 1901-1926 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. William Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1888]-[1965] bulk (1897-1939). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Quinn, John, 1870-1924. John Quinn papers, 1901-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn G K Chesterton Papers, 1877-1988 British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. Correspondence : to Van Wyck Brooks, 1909-1949. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. Letter, 1918, October 13, to [Philip D.] Sherman. Brown University, John Hay 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 Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975. James A. Healy collection of Irish literature, 1870-1976. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. Letters, [ca. 1913]-1939, Dublin, to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. Jeanne Foster letters to Richard Londraville, 1966-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Lawrence Gilman papers, 1886-1971, 1913-1939 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Vol. VI. Dec. 1880-1907.includes:f. 1 George Bentley, of Richard Bentley and Son, publishers: Beatrice Batty, of Oxford: Letter to George Bentley from Beatrice Batty: 1880.f. 3 George Bentley, of Richard Bentley and Son, publishers: Douglas Willi... British Library
creatorOf Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. John Butler Yeats collection, 1913-1954 (bulk 1913-1921). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Sloan, John, 1871-1951. John Sloan manuscript collection, 1871-1997. Helen Farr Sloan Library
referencedIn Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Papers, 1775-1973. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf John Butler Yeats collection of papers, 1897]-1921 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf John Butler Yeats letters, 1920 and undated University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Autograph letter signed : Dunsany Castle, Co. Meath, to John Butler Yeats, undated [1909 Apr. 29]. Pierpont Morgan 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 Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. John Butler Yeats collection. [1884-1922]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. Foster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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
referencedIn Douglas Hyde collection of papers, 1892-1930 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956. Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jeanne Foster letters to Richard Londraville, 1966-1970 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. William Butler Yeats Family Correspondence, 1891-1938. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Padraic Colum collection of papers, 1901-1963 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Letters of John Butler Yeats, 1883-1921 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1919, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Papers of John Todhunter, 1868-1939 Reading University : Special Collections Services
creatorOf G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. LVI (ff. 151). Correspondence with:1. ff. 1-11v. Philip Napier Waggett; [1906]-1918, n.d.2. f. 12. William Henry Wagstaff, of the Royal Society of Literature; 1928.3. ff. 13-20. Mildred Wain afterw. d'Avigdor; [1897?] -..., 1894-1935 British Library
creatorOf Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1903-1915. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. John Butler Yeats collection of papers, [1897]-1921. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922. John Butler Yeats collection, 1909-1978 (bulk 1911-1922). Princeton University Library
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associatedWith Bellinger, Martha Fletcher, b. 1870. person
associatedWith Caughey, Mary Tower Lapsley. person
associatedWith Colum, Padraic, 1880-1972 person
associatedWith Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972. person
associatedWith Dix, Eulabee, 1878-1961. person
associatedWith Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957. person
associatedWith Foster, Jeanne Robert, 1879-1970. person
associatedWith Gilman, Lawrence, 1878-1939 person
associatedWith Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. person
associatedWith Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975. person
associatedWith Hyde, Douglas, 1860-1949. person
associatedWith Kobbé, Gustav, 1857-1918. person
associatedWith Moore, George, 1852-1933 person
associatedWith O'Neill, Maire, 1887-1952. person
associatedWith Quinn, John, 1870-1924. person
associatedWith Roberts, Mary Fanton person
associatedWith Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956. person
associatedWith Russell, George William, 1867-1935 person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith Sloan, John, 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Squire, Ann. person
associatedWith Todhunter, John person
associatedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. person
associatedWith Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940. person
associatedWith Yeats, Jack Butler, 1871-1957. person
associatedWith Yeats, Lily, 1866-1949. person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ireland
New York (State)--New York
Ireland
Ireland
Subject
Art, Irish--20th century
Boardinghouses--20th century
Artists--Correspondence
Artists--20th century--Drawings
Artists--20th century--Correspondence
Artists, Irish--20th century--Correspondence
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Artists
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Birth 1839-03-16

Death 1922-02-03

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

English

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