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Oliver St. John Gogarty letter to Ernest Augustus Boyd


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Irish writer Oliver St. John Gogarty's (1878-1957) works were influenced by his career as a physician and his involvement in politics. Gogarty developed friendships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, such as James Joyce and W. B. Yeats. Gogarty's poems were lauded by colleagues such as Yeats and George Russell [AE]. Gogarty also published works under pseudonyms. Known as a satirist, Gogarty's works sometimes inspired controversy.

"Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957." Literature Online. (accessed February 12, 2007)."Oliver St. John Gogarty/1878-1957." Biography Resource Center. (accessed February 12, 2007).

Dublin born Ernest Augustus Boyd (1887-1946) is best remembered for his work as a translator and literary critic. After a stint in the British Consular Service, Boyd settled into New York's Greenwich Village literary scene where he edited a variety of publications and produced freelance pieces for publications such as

Harper's. He produced several books on Irish Literature, including Ireland's Literary Renaissance (1916; rev. ed., 1922) and continued to write about politics. One of Boyd's primary goals was to bring European authors to the attention of the American reader through his translations and other critical works.

"Boyd, Ernest Augustus" (by Charles H. Brichford). American National Biography Online. (accessed February 16, 2007).

This letter is a submission by Oliver St. John Gogarty to the magazine

The Smart Set. The Smart Set was edited by H.L. Mencken, one of Ernest Augustus Boyd's close literary associates.

Box 5, F0091: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

From old MSS 0205 Miscellaneous Literary Manuscripts.

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 February 12
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Oliver St. John Gogarty letter to Ernest Augustus Boyd, 1925 [January] 20.
Box 5 Folder F0091
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2 pages

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