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Boland, Eavan.

"March 1 1847. By The First Post" poem

1994 April 20

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F804

Creator: Boland, Eavan.

Title: "March 1 1847. By The First Post" poem

Inclusive Dates: 1994 April 20

Extent: 1 item (1 p.)

Abstract: Clipping of a poem by female Irish poet, Eavan Boland, as printed in The Independent (London).

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F804, Eavan Boland, "March 1, 1847. By The First Post" poem, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Gift of Bernard McKenna, July 2007.


Processed and encoded by Jaime Margalotti, August 2007.

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Biographical Note

Born in 1944 in Dublin, but spending her youth in London and New York, Eavan Aisling Boland began producing poetry in the 1960s. She gained greater prominence in the 1980s with works which generated debate over feminism and the place of the female poet in a largely male field. Boland is known for placing women within the context of patriarchal Irish traditions and myths.


"Eavan (Aisling) Boland." Contemporary Literary Criticism (reproduced in Literature Resource Center). (accessed August 17, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

Clipping of a poem by female Irish poet, Eavan Boland titled, "March 1 1847. By The First Post." Poem appeared in The Independent (London) on April 20, 1994. The clipping is signed by Eavan Boland.

Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
English poetry--Irish authors--History--20th century--Sources.
Poets, Irish--History--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Newspaper clippings.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Detailed Contents List

"March 1 1847. By The First Post" poem , 1994 April 20   [Box 53 F804]

1 p.

Newspaper clipping, with author's signature.