Identification: MSS 099, F348
Creator: Yeats, Jack Butler, 1871-1957.
Title: Jack B. Yeats letters to Elkin Mathews
Inclusive Dates: –1920 and undated
Extent: 8 items (10 pp.)
Abstract: Letters from Jack B. Yeats to Elkin Mathews including one card from his sister Lily Yeats to Mathews.
Language: Materials entirely in English.
MSS 099, F348, Jack B. Yeats letters to Elkin Mathews, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
Shelved in SPEC MSS 099
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Irish painter and illustrator Jack B. Yeats was born August 29, 1871, in London, England. He was the son of John Butler Yeats, a successful portrait painter, and younger brother of the distinguished Irish poet, William Butler Yeats.
Palmer, Helen M. and E.T. Williams (eds.). The Dictionary of National Biography, 1951–1960. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971. pp.1087-1088.
This collection consists of seven autograph notes, letters, and cards signed by Jack B. Yeats, including one autograph card signed by his sister Lily Yeats. All are addressed to publisher Elkin Mathews. The letters concern various projects Yeats and Mathews were working on. The card from Lily Yeats to Mathews was a request for a book as a Christmas gift to her father as well as an order for "Jack's little books." The letters are dated between 1906 and 1920.
Jack B. Yeats letters to Elkin Mathews, –1920 and undated [Box 20 F348]
4 autograph cards signed, 3 autograph notes signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 10 pp.