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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Padraic Colum letter to Bruce Kellner

1959 October 28

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F821

Creator: Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Title: Padraic Colum letter to Bruce Kellner

Inclusive Dates: 1959 October 28

Extent: 1 item

Abstract: One letter typed signed from Padraic Colum to Dr. Bruce Kellner.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F821, Padraic Colum letter to Bruce Kellner, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 2008.

Processing and Encoding

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Biographical Note

Padraic Colum was a noted playwright, essayist, novelist, poet, and author of books for children. Born on December 8, 1881, in Longford, Ireland, Colum came to the United States in 1914 and died on January 12, 1972, in Enfield, Connecticut. Though Colum worked briefly for a railroad, he became a full-time writer in Dublin, Ireland, in 1901. He was a founder of the Irish National Theatre (later known as the Abbey Theatre), and co-founder and editor for a time of the Irish Review.


"Padraic Colum." Contemporary Authors Online reproduced in Biography Resource Center. (accessed April 2008).

Scope and Content Note

One typed and signed letter written by Padraic Colum to Dr. Bruce Kellner, possibly regarding the inclusion of a particular letter in Between Friends: Letters of James Branch Cabell and Others (1962), a volume Colum was editing.

Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972--Correspondence.
Kellner, Bruce.
Topical Terms
American literature--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)

Detailed Contents List

Padraic Colum letter to Bruce Kellner, 1959 October 28   [Box 55 F821]