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Emily Lawless letter to Smith


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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Irish writer Emily Lawless (1845-1913), whose father was the wealthy Anglo-Irish nobleman Baron Cloncurry, became a popular author of historical and romantic novels focusing on Irish politics and history. She was also a poet whose work was known to Katharine Tynan and William Butler Yeats.

"Emily Lawless, 1845-1913."Irish Women Authors: An Exhibition. University of Delaware Library. Newark, Delaware. 1994, p. 8.

This collection consists of an autograph letter, signed, from Emily Lawless to "Mr. Smith." Writing from a nursing home, Lawless responds to a request for a book of her poems and discusses appearances of her work. She identifies

With the Wild Geese as her best collection. This letter was originally laid in Lawless' book Atlantic Rhymes and Rhythms (Special Collections call number: SPEC S18 PR4878.L6 A84 1898).

Box 7, F0131: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.


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University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 April 11
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Collection Inventory

Emily Lawless letter to Smith, 1911 February 10.
Box 7 Folder F0131
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 4 pp.

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