James A. Healy collection of Irish literature, 1870-1976.


James A. Healy collection of Irish literature, 1870-1976.

Letters, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, broadsides, books, and prints. Includes material resulting from personal contact between James A. Healy and Oliver St. John Gogarty, Elizabeth C. Yeats, George Yeats, Ernest Boyd, Richard Campbell, and Irene Haugh. A selection of Cuala Press greeting cards and prints is included. Others represented in the collection are Paul Henry; W. B. Yeats's father, brother, and two sisters; the Fay Brothers, Dudley Digges, James Joyce, John M. Synge, Maud Gonne, and George Moore. From the estate of the critic, Ernest Boyd, Healy obtained letters from English writers prompted by research Boyd did for his book, THE IRISH LITERARY RENAISSANCE (1916).

8 linear feet.

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Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940

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Campbell, Richard G.

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Hyde, Douglas, 1860-1949

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President of Ireland, statesman, and author. From the description of Papers of Douglas Hyde, 1928-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455174 Douglas Hyde was an Irish playwright, poet, essayist, literary historian, and statesman. From the description of Douglas Hyde collection of papers, 1892-1930. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615521 From the guide to the Douglas Hyde collection of papers, 1892-1930, (The New York Public Library. ...


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Quiller-Couch, Arthur, 1863-1944

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Fay, F. J.

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Quinn, John, 1870-1924

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John Quinn (1870-1924) was a corporation lawyer in New York City who amassed an important private collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture as well as books and manuscripts of contemporary authors. In addition to promoting modern and avant-garde art in all forms, he particularly encouraged the work of members of the Irish Literary Revival, the artists of the Paris School, and English and American writers of his time. In 1923 he sold his manuscript and library holdings to subsidize his art ...

Cuala Press

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Irish poet and story writer. From the description of What Thomas said in a pub [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814436 Epithet: of Add MS 33979 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x00017e James Stephens was an Irish poet, short story writer, and novelist. From the description of James Stephens collection of papers, 1908-1939 bulk (1911-1938...

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Russell, Diarmuid, -1973

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Oconnor, Ulick

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Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

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Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...

Martyn, Edward, 1859-1923

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De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956

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Irish Academy of Letters

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Boyd, Ernest Augustus, 1887-1946

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A portion of this correspondence is with Madeleine Boyd, wife of Ernest Boyd. From the description of Correspondence with Theodore and Helen Dreiser, 1919-1936. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155895933 Irish critic and essayist, editor of AMERICAN SPECTATOR, 1932. From the description of Autograph letter signed to Mr. B.F. Hart, 1932 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122384138 ...

Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958

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Author and playwright, of Dublin, Ireland. From the description of Papers, 1940-1958. (Emory University). WorldCat record id: 28419626 Playwright, author, and theater manager. From the description of Playscript of Lennox Robinson, 1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449665 Lennox Robinson (1886-1958), author and playwright, born in Douglas, Ireland. From the description of Lennox Robinson collection, 1940-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Joyce, James, 1882-1941

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James Augustus Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Rathgar, a borough of Dublin, Ireland, the eldest of ten children who survived infancy. In 1888 he was enrolled at Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boarding school near Dublin, where he stayed until 1891. Thereafter he attended Belvedere College, and then University College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1902 with a major in Italian. While at UCD Joyce wrote a paper in defense of Henrik Ibsen's drama called Drama and Life, which was ...

Colum, Mary

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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...

Lane, Hugh, Sir.

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Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960

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London, Charmian (Clara Charmian Kittredge), 1871-

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Charmian Kittredge was born in Southern California and educated at home, developing excellent secretarial skills. A free spirit and devoted traveller, she married Jack London in 1905. The two shared an adventurous life of travel until London's death in 1916. Charmian wrote fiction, travel books, and biography, including the two-volume Book of Jack London. She was an intriguing personality in her own light, and a devoted promoter of Jack London's works. From the description of Charmia...

Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913

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Edward Dowden, Irish literary scholar and poet. He wrote several literary biographies, the most substantial being The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1886). From the description of Edward Dowden manuscript material : 1 item, 1880 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 173998315 From the guide to the Edward Dowden manuscript material : 9 items, 1870's-1908, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Edward Dowden wa...

Synge, J.M. (John Millington), 1871-1909

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John Millington Synge was an Irish playwright, poet, and essayist. From the description of John Millington Synge collection of papers, 1898-1929. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626264 From the guide to the John Millington Synge collection of papers, 1898-1929, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Irish playwright and author. From the description of J.M. Synge collecti...

Clark, Austin Hobart, 1880-1954

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Henry, Paul, 1906-1984

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Russell, George William, 1867-1935

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George William Russell was an Irish poet, journalist, nationalist, mystic and painter, known by the pseudonym "AE". A theosophist, he was, with W.B. Yeats, a leader of the Irish Renaissance and a co-founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre. He edited "Irish Homestead" (1906-1923) and the "Irish Statesman" (1923-1930). He published works on religion and Irish politics, as well as numerous books of verse. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire literary papers. ...

Mitchell, Susan L. (Susan Lynne), 1942-

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Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

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Joseph Conrad, a major British writer, was born in Poland and became a British subject in 1887. After a twenty year career at sea, he published his first novel, "Almayer's Folly" (1895), successfully launching his writing career. From the description of Letters-Manuscripts, 1908-1913. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122588887 Novelist and short story writer who was born Jozef Konrad Teodor Korzeniowski in Berdichev, Ukraine, and became a British citizen in...

Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972

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Padraic Colum was a noted playwright, essayist, novelist, poet, and author of books for children. Born on December 8, 1881, in Longford, Ireland, Colum came to the United States in 1914 and died on January 12, 1972, in Enfield, Connecticut. Though Colum worked briefly for a railroad, he became a full-time writer in Dublin, Ireland, in 1901. He was a founder of the Irish National Theatre (later known as the Abbey Theatre), and co-founder and editor for a time of the Irish Review. From...

De Vere, Aubrey, 1814-1902

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Irish poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Adare, Ireland, to Mr. John W. Field, 1886 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462144372 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Ambleside, to Mr. John W. Field, 1878 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462090133 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Adare, Ireland, to Mr. John W. Field, 1872 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 461318026 From the description of Aut...

Healy, James Augustine, 1891-1975,

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James Augustine Healy was a stockbroker and bibliophile who collected books, letters and manuscripts in the area of Irish literature and politics. He collected from the 1930s until the time of his death in 1975. From the description of James A. Healy collection of Irish literature, 1870-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 652440025 ...


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O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964

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Sean O'Casey was born John Casey on March 30, 1880 in Dublin, Ireland, to Michael and Susan (Archer) Casey, a lower-middle class Protestant family. His father died in 1886. As a child, O'Casey suffered from trachoma, which affected his sight and made it difficult for him to succeed scholastically. He worked periodically throughout his adolescence as a stock boy, a van driver, and railway laborer. During this time, he became interested in Irish working class culture, as well as socialism and labo...

Orpen, William, Sir, 1878-1931

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Sir William Orpen, born in Dublin, Ireland, was a portrait painter. He resided in Ireland and England and was friend of W.B. Yeats. Orpen studied at the Metropolitan School of Art (Dublin) and Slade School, and became an official artist in World War I. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire literary papers. From the description of Sir William Orpen collection. [ca1901-1920]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 651603423 ...

Magee, William Kirkpatrick

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Moore, George, 1852-1933

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George Augustus Moore, novelist and story writer, was born February 24, 1852, at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Ireland. From the description of George Moore letters, 1895? (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 501325752 Author who sometimes used the pseudonym, Lady Rhone. From the description of Letter : England, to Foster Baker, n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23884097 George Moore was born at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Irel...

Connolly, James B.

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Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957

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Irish writer Oliver St. John Gogarty's (1878-1957) works were influenced by his career as a physician and his involvement in politics. Gogarty developed friendships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, such as James Joyce and W. B. Yeats. Gogarty's poems were lauded by colleagues such as Yeats and George Russell (A.E.). Gogarty also published works under pseudonyms. Known as a satirist, Gogarty's works sometimes inspired controversy. From the description of Oliver St...

O'Grady, Standish, 1846-1928

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Epithet: Attorney General for Ireland British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000357.0x00019d Title: 2nd Viscount Guillamore 1840 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000357.0x00019e Irish writer and historian Standish J. O'Grady (1846–1928) has been described as "the founder of the Irish Literary Renaissance" ...