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Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), b. 1883.

St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein and Lawson

1931–1961


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F391


Creator: Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), b. 1883.


Title: St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein and Lawson


Inclusive Dates: 1931–1961


Extent: 8 items (13 pp. and one photograph)


Abstract: St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein & Lawson.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F391, St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein and Lawson, 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, 1992.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Irish playwright, drama critic and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883–1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

Sources:

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883–1971." Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed March 16, 2007).


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a small group of correspondence sent by St. John Greer Ervine over a period of thirty years. One 1931 letter was sent to Kenneth Lawson. The remaining letters were addressed to Harold Frederick Rubinstein and are dated from 1951–1961. All are typed letters signed with some corrections. There is also a photograph labeled "Honey Ditches, Seaton, Devon." It is addressed to Harold Frederick Rubinstein and dated Christmas 1961. The letters discuss George Bernard Shaw, various anecdotes, and a book on Shaw which Ervine is writing. Pencil notations on one of the Rubinstein letters may be by the recipient.


Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)
Occupation
Playwrights.

Related Materials in this Repository

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


Detailed Contents List

St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein and Lawson , 1931–1961   [Box 22 F391]

7 typed letters signed with some corrections (13 pp.) and one photograph with autograph on reverse.