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The preacher's practice : short story


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

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Irish playwright, drama critic, and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883-1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883-1971." Literature Resource Center. (accessed March 16, 2007)."St. John Ervine is dead at 87."New York Times, January 25, 1971, (accessed February 22, 2007).

This small collection contains a short story, "The Preacher's Practice," and a newspaper obituary clipping of St. John Greer Ervine. There is an autograph addition on the cover sheet along with a stamp from the literary agent Paul R. Reynolds. The first page of the text bears a cross-through of Ervine's name and address. The obituary clipping has an autograph of the date January 22, 1971. His date of death is actually January 24, 1971.

Box 17, F0313: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1990.

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

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 February 22
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Collection Inventory

St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine short story "The Preacher's Practice", undated.
Box 17 Folder F0313
Physical Description

Carbon typescript (26 pp.) with an autograph addition and one clipping (1 p.).

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