Identification: MSS 099, F293
Creator: Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922.
Title: John Butler Yeats letters
Inclusive Dates: 1920 and undated
Extent: 4 items (8 pp.)
Abstract: Letters from Irish painter John Butler Yeats to two individuals. Two of the letters contain sketches.
Language: Materials entirely in English.
MSS 099, F293, John Butler Yeats letters, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
Shelved in SPEC MSS 099
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Irish painter John Butler Yeats (1839–1932) was born in County Down. He is the father of poet W. B. (William Butler) Yeats and painter Jack B. Yeats. John Butler Yeats' daughters were also literary. Susan Mary Yeats [Lily] and Elizabeth Corbet [Lollie, Lolly] Yeats founded [with Evelyn Gleeson] the Dun Emer Press (later the Cuala Press). John Butler Yeats was a friend of Irish painter Hugh Lane. John Butler Yeats has also written essays and reviews.
Hogan, Robert, ed., Dictionary of Irish Literature. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Inc., 1979), pp. 697, 700-701.
Nicola Gordon Bowe, "Yeats, Susan Mary [Lily] (1866–1949)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/61425 (accessed April 10, 2007).
This collection consists of four autograph letters signed by John Butler Yeats, of which two include sketches in the body of the document. Three undated letters are addressed to Miss Morslar. The other letter is dated February 21, 1920 and is addressed to Miss Buss.
John Butler Yeats letters, 1920 and undated [Box 14 F293]
Four autograph letters signed, 8 pp.