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Lawless, Emily, 1845-1913.

Emily Lawless letter to Smith

1911 February 10


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F131


Creator: Lawless, Emily, 1845-1913.


Title: Emily Lawless letter to Smith


Inclusive Dates: 1911 February 10


Extent: 1 item (4 pp.)


Abstract: Letter from Irish author Emily Lawless to "Mr. Smith" originally laid in a copy of Lawless' book Atlantic Rhymes and Rhythm (1898).


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F131, Emily Lawless letter to Smith, 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

Unknown.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, April 2007.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Irish writer Emily Lawless (1845–1913), whose father was the wealthy Anglo-Irish nobleman Baron Cloncurry, became a popular author of historical and romantic novels focusing on Irish politics and history. She was also a poet whose work was known to Katharine Tynan and William Butler Yeats.

Sources:

"Emily Lawless, 1845–1913." Irish Women Authors: An Exhibition. University of Delaware Library. Newark, Delaware. 1994, p. 8.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an autograph letter, signed, from Emily Lawless to "Mr. Smith." Writing from a nursing home, Lawless responds to a request for a book of her poems and discusses appearances of her work. She identifies With the Wild Geese as her best collection. This letter was originally laid in Lawless' book Atlantic Rhymes and Rhythms (Special Collections call number: SPEC S18 PR4878.L6 A84 1898).


Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)
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Related Materials in this Repository

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

Items originally laid in Emily Lawless, Atlantic Rhymes and Rhythms ([London?] : Printed by S. S. for herself and four others, 1898). (Special Collections call number: SPEC S18 PR4878.L6 A84 1898).


Detailed Contents List

Emily Lawless letter to Smith, 1911 February 10   [Box 7 F131]

Autograph letter signed, 4 pp.