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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Padraic Colum letter to Mary Ethel McAuley

1921 April–May


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F451


Creator: Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.


Title: Padraic Colum letter to Mary Ethel McAuley


Inclusive Dates: 1921 April–May


Extent: 1 item (1 p.)


Abstract: Padraic Colum's response to reporter Mary Ethel McAuley's question, "Is modern culture decadent?" for the "Where We Stand" column of the Pittsburg Dispatch.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F451, Padraic Colum letter to Mary Ethel McAuley, 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, 1994.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Padraic Colum (1881–1972)

Irish writer Padraic Colum (1881–1972) published over fifty books of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, children's literature, and folklore during his lifetime. Colum developed close relationships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, including W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George Russell [AE], James Stephens, and James Joyce. Colum was an original signer of the charter for the Abbey Theatre and wrote several of the Abbey Theatre's earliest plays, but he is primarily remembered for his poetry.

Sources:

"Colum, Padraic, 1881–1972." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed February 6, 2007).

Mary Ethel McAuley

Mary Ethel McAuley was a writer for the Pittsburg Dispatch newspaper in the early 1920s.

Sources:

Some biographical information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This is Colum's response to reporter Mary Ethel McAuley's question, "Is Modern Culture Decadent?" for the "Where We Stand" column of the Pittsburg Dispatch. The document bears autograph pencil corrections by Colum. Colum's response is written on McAuley's letter, which was dated April 27, 1921.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
De Montalk, Geoffrey Potocki, Count.
Corporate Names
Pittsburg Dispatch.
Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)
Occupation
Authors.
Personal Contributors
McAuley, Mary Ethel.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

MSS 147 Padraic Colum papers


Detailed Contents List

Padraic Colum letter to Mary Ethel McAuley, 1921 April–May   [Box 27 F451]

Typed letter signed with autograph additions, 1 p.