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Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957.

Lord Dunsany letter

1913 March 8


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F301


Creator: Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957.


Title: Lord Dunsany letter


Inclusive Dates: 1913 March 8


Extent: 1 item (4 pp.)


Abstract: Letter from Anglo-Irish author Lord Dunsany to an unidentified individual.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F301, Lord Dunsany letter, 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

Purchase, 1990.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878–1957), is best known for composing fantasy works that inspired authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Dunsany’s first play was performed at the Abbey Theatre and his stage shows were highly regarded in England and America as well. Dunsany's other literary contributions include short stories and poetry. Although he is considered a writer of the Irish Literary Renaissance and knew the main figures of the movement, Dunsany was a British subject who associated primarily with the British aristocracy.

Sources:

Knepper, B. G. "Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany," Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 10: Modern British Dramatists, 1900–1945. Part I. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. pp. 152-162.


Scope and Content Note

This is a letter from Lord Dunsany to an unidentified individual, describing his adventures in North Africa.


Selected Search Terms

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.

MSS 264 Montgomery Evans II collection of Lord Dunsany manuscripts


Detailed Contents List

Lord Dunsany letter, 1913 March 8   [Box 15 F301]

Autograph letter signed, 4 pp.