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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Padraic Colum letters to Edward Frank Allen


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F453

Creator: Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Title: Padraic Colum letters to Edward Frank Allen

Inclusive Dates: 1915

Extent: 2 items (2 pp.)

Abstract: Padraic Colum letters to Lippincott's Magazine editor Edward Frank Allen.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F453, Padraic Colum letters to Edward Frank Allen, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 1994.


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Biographical Note

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.


"Colum, Padraic, 1881–1972." Literature Online. (accessed February 6, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

The first letter describes the publishing and payment of a literary work, "Achill" in Lippincott's Magazine and a request for editor Edward Frank Allen to review other works, including one by his wife, Mary Colum. The second letter describes a submission of a literary work by his wife for Lippincott's Magazine .

Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Colum, Mary.
Corporate Names
Lippincott’s magazine of literature, science, and education.
Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)

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

Typed letter signed, 1915 March 7   [Box 27 F453]

1 p.

Autograph letter signed, 1915 May 22   [Box 27 F453]

1 p.