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MacNamara, Brinsley, 1890-1963.

Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F646

Creator: MacNamara, Brinsley, 1890-1963.

Title: Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts

Inclusive Dates: 1938–1954

Extent: 2 items (16 pp.)

Abstract: Two manuscripts written by Brinsley MacNamara.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F646, Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 2000.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.

The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Irish novelist, playwright, and drama critic Brinsley MacNamara (1890–1963) is a pseudonym for John Weldon. Some of MacNamara's plays were staged at the Abbey Theatre, where he had once acted and later became a board member.


"Brinsley MacNamara September 6, 1890–February 4, 1963." Literature Resource Center. (accessed March 26, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two typescripts written by Brinsley MacNamara. One is a speech on the "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Opening of the Abbey Theatre - 26/12/54." The typescript is 5 pages with autograph corrections. The second is "The Best Irish Plays of 1938. Brinsley MacNamara - 30/12/38." This is a review of plays with autograph corrections and is 11 pages.

Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Arts, Irish--20th century--Sources.
Theater--Ireland--20th century--Sources.
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Related Materials in this Repository

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

Detailed Contents List

Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts, 1938–1954   [Box 39 F646]

Two typescripts not signed, 16 pp.