William Butler Yeats Collection, 1872-1970.


William Butler Yeats Collection, 1872-1970.

Typescripts and page proofs of works and letters from the author make up the bulk of the W. B. Yeats Collection. The works series contains page proofs from many of Yeats' volumes of poetry and plays including The Countess Cathleen, The Wanderings of Oisin, and Wild Swans at Coole, Other Verses and A Play in Verse. In addition is a draft for a proposed eleven volume series of Yeats' work. A number of individual holograph and typescript poems are also present. The correspondence series overwhelmingly is made up of letters from Yeats to friends and publishers. Of particular note among his correspondents are Mabel Beardsley, Edmund Dulac, Joseph M. Hone, William Horton, George Russell, and Fisher Unwin. A lively correspondence with Thomas Sturge Moore carried out between 1901 and 1936, is also present. Series III is made up of works and correspondence from members of the Yeats family, including Elizabeth Corbet, Georgie Lees, Jack Butler, John Butler, and Lily. Of particular interest in this series is a set of W. B. Yeats' hand prints on two sheets of paper. Series IV contains works and letters by and between friends and associates of the Yeats' family.

11 boxes (4.62 linear feet) and 1 galley folder.

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Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958

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