Special Collections Department
Archives of Chanticleer
Manuscript Collection Number: 154
Accessioned: Purchase, 1971
Extent: 33 linear ft. (74 items)
Content: Letters, poetry manuscripts, ephemera, periodicals.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: January 1994 by Kelly Baum
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Patrick Galvin (born ca. 1927-), co-editor of Chanticleer, was one of seven children born in Cork City, Ireland, to a poor family. His formal education consisted only of brief schooling with the Christian Brothers, and at age eleven he could still barely read or write. He later evolved however, into a prolific playwright, poet, and ballad singer. Some of his works include Irish Songs of Resistance (1955), By Nature Diffident: a Poem (1971), and Madwoman of Cork: Poems (1991).
Sources:Note: Some historical information was derived from material in the collection.
Hogan, Robert, ed. Dictionary of Irish Literature. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979.
Scope and Content Note
As Galvin was himself an active poet, many of the letters pertain exclusively to his personal career. Some regard responses to his work, offers to publish his plays, or requests for his contribution and input to a literary endeavor.
The collection also contains the only four issues of Chanticleer ever published, invitations to poetry readings and public lectures, poetry broadsheets, a proof sheet for an advertisement, a Christmas card decorated with a wood engraving, and newspaper clippings related to the periodical or political issues. Series I of the collection consists of letters and manuscripts arranged in alphabetical order by author or correspondent. Series II contains a range of material and ephemera, from invitations to proof sheets, and Series III includes the four issues of Chanticleer, all of which are signed by Patrick Galvin.
Series I. Letters and Manuscripts, 1952-1962 All letters are addressed to Patrick Galvin unless otherwise indicated. F1 Beeching, Jack [n.d.] TLS 1p Note: Includes six Ts poems by Beeching titled "Spring Is Insubordinate," "How They Got What Was Coming to Them," Americans at the Elgin Marbles," "To a Poet in Los Angeles," "Yesterday and Today," and "Apropos of Fiascos." F2 Coppard, A. E. (Alfred Edgar), 1878-1957 1952 Jul 23 ALS 1p F3 Corrigan, Robert Willoughby, 1927- 1962 Jan 21 TLS 1p F4 Davies, Rhys, 1903- 1953 May 2 ALS 1p Jun 27 ALS 1p F5 Day-Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972 1953 Nov 24 ALS 2p [1953 Nov 28] ACS 1p 1957 Nov 17 ALS 2p F6 Driberg, Tom, Baron Bradwell 1955 Feb 22 TLS 1p F7 Fletcher, Iain [1953 Dec 1] ALS 2p F8 Gardiner, Charles Wrey 1962 Jun 29 TLS (mimeograph) 1p F9 Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970 [n.d.] ANS 1p Note: Includes four autograph poems written by Gawsworth titled "Dylan Thomas," "Ecoutez," "The Ancient Mariner," and "Landfall in Little Venice." F10 Graves, Robert, 1895-1985 [1952 Jul 10] ANS 1p Note: Note appears at the bottom of a TLS from Galvin and Wharton to Graves. F11 Hamburger, Michael [n.d.] ANS 1p F12 Hoult, Norah, 1901-1984 1953 Sep 24 TLS 1p F13 Kirkup, James, 1918- 1953 Nov 23 ANS 1p F14 Lipton, Lawrence, 1898- 1954 Jan 11 TLS 1p Mar 10 TLS 1p 1955 Jan 4 TLS 4p F15 Mannin, Ethel, 1900- 1952 Jul 23 ACS 1p F16 Munsterberg, Peggy, 1921- 1952 Jul 27 ALS 1p Note: She signs the letter Gabrielle Long "Marjorie Bowen." F17 Northwestern University 1954 Aug TLS 1p F18 Raine, Kathleen, 1908- [n.y.] Oct 7 ALS 2p [n.d.] ALS 2p F19 Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968 1953 Oct 5 TNS 1p F20 Robson, Flora [n.y.] Jan 9 ALS 2p F21 Russell, Peter, 1921- 1951 May 12 ALS 1p [1953 May 11] ACS 1p 1953 Aug 5 TLS 1p Nov 22 TLS 2p F22 Scannell, Vernon 1952 Dec 11 ALS 1p F23 Seeger, Pete, 1919- 1956 Feb 14 TLS 1p F24 Spark, Muriel To Miss Buckley. 1952 Sep 13 ALS 2p To Patrick Galvin 1952 Nov 1 ALS 1p F25 Silkin, Jon Consists of one three-page Ts poem written by Silkin titled "Doolan's Monkey," 3p. F26 Stanford, Derek [1952 Oct 31] ALS 1p [1952 Nov 6] ACS 1p F27 Toynbee, Philip [n.y.]: Dec 1 ALS 1p F28 Turnbull, Gael Consists of six Ts poems written by Turnbull titled "In a High Vein," "Industrial Valley," "Lines for a Bookmark," "Nansen and Johansen," "On One Unexpectedly Reprieved," and "Small Town." F29 Wain, John 1953 May 29 TLS 1p 1958 Jan 7 TLS 1p F30 Waller, John, 1917- 1953 Apr 13 ACS 1p F31 Unidentified Series II. Ephemera F32 Includes invitations to poetry readings and public lectures, poetry broadsheets, a proof sheet for an advertisement, a Christmas card decorated with a wood engraving, and newspapers clippings related to the periodical or political issues. Series III. Chanticleer, 1952-1954 F33 Autumn 1952 F34 Spring 1953 F35 Autumn 1953 F36 Spring 1954
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