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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Padriac Colum letter to Harry [Salzberg]


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F737

Creator: Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Title: Padraic Colum letter to Harry [Salzberg]

Inclusive Dates: undated

Extent: 1 item (2 pp.)

Abstract: Letter from Irish author Padriac Colum to Harry [Salzberg]

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F737, Padraic Colum letter to Harry [Salzberg], Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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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

This letter mentions "Mollie," which is a reference to his wife, Mary Colum. He also writes that "I asked the Commonweal about [Hillaire] Belloc." There is also a reference to the Reform Club (London, England). Under the signature, there is an additional inscription in pencil.

Selected Search Terms

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

Padraic Colum letter to Harry [Salzberg], undated   [Box 47 F737]

Autograph letter signed, 2 pp.