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John Butler Yeats letters


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Irish painter John Butler Yeats (1839-1932) was born in County Down. He is the father of poet W. B. (William Butler) Yeats and painter Jack B. Yeats. John Butler Yeats' daughters were also literary. Susan Mary Yeats [Lily] and Elizabeth Corbet [Lollie, Lolly] Yeats founded [with Evelyn Gleeson] the Dun Emer Press (later the Cuala Press). John Butler Yeats was a friend of Irish painter Hugh Lane. John Butler Yeats has also written essays and reviews.

Hogan, Robert, ed.,Dictionary of Irish Literature. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Inc., 1979), pp. 697, 700-701.Nicola Gordon Bowe, "Yeats, Susan Mary [Lily] (1866-1949)."Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. (accessed April 10, 2007).

This collection consists of four autograph letters signed by John Butler Yeats, of which two include sketches in the body of the document. Three undated letters are addressed to Miss Morslar. The other letter is dated February 21, 1920, and is addressed to Miss Buss.

Box 14, F0293: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1987.

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

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 April 10
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Collection Inventory

John Butler Yeats letters, 1920 and undated.
Box 14 Folder F0293
Physical Description

Four autograph letters signed, 8 pp.

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