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Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957.

Oliver St. John Gogarty letter to Ernest Augustus Boyd

1925 [January] 20


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F91


Creator: Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957.


Title: Oliver St. John Gogarty letter to Ernest Augustus Boyd


Inclusive Dates: 1925 [January] 20


Extent: 1 item (2 pp.)


Abstract: A submission for the magazine The Smart Set from Irish writer Oliver St. John Gogarty to author Ernest Augustus Boyd.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F91, Oliver St. John Gogarty letter to Ernest Augustus Boyd, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

From old MSS 205 Miscellaneous Literary Manuscripts.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

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 [AE]. Gogarty also published works under pseudonyms. Known as a satirist, Gogarty's works sometimes inspired controversy.Dublin born Ernest Augustus Boyd (1887–1946) is best remembered for his work as a translator and literary critic. After a stint in the British Consular Service, Boyd settled into New York's Greenwich Village literary scene where he edited a variety of publications and produced freelance pieces for publications such as Harper's. He produced several books on Irish Literature, including Ireland's Literary Renaissance (1916; rev. ed., 1922) and continued to write about politics. One of Boyd's primary goals was to bring European authors to the attention of the American reader through his translations and other critical works.

Sources:

"Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878–1957." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed February 12, 2007).

"Oliver St. John Gogarty/1878–1957." Biography Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed February 12, 2007).

"Boyd, Ernest Augustus" (by Charles H. Brichford). American National Biography Online. http://www.anb.org/articles/16/16-00160.html (accessed February 16, 2007).


Scope and Content Note

This letter is a submission by Oliver St. John Gogarty to the magazine The Smart Set. The Smart Set was edited by H.L. Mencken, one of Ernest Augustus Boyd's close literary associates.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Boyd, Ernest Augustus, 1887-1946.
Corporate Names
Smart set (New York, N.Y.)
Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)
Occupation
Authors.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

Oliver St. John Gogarty letter to Ernest Augustus Boyd , 1925 [January] 20   [Box 5 F91]

Autograph letter signed, 2 pp.