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W. B. (William Butler) Yeats letter to George MacDonald


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

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William Butler Yeats, one of the twentieth century's best known poets, was also an accomplished Irish playwright and co-founder of the Irish Literary Theatre. Born on June 13, 1865, in Sandymount, Ireland, he was the eldest child of the renowned Irish painter, John Butler Yeats. W. B. Yeats died on January 28, 1939, in Roquebrune, France.

Draper, James P. and Susan M. Trosky (eds.)Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series, Volume 45. New York: Gale Research, Inc., 1995. pp. 483-491.

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author of poems, novels, and fairy tales.

"MacDonald, George, 1824-1905."Literature Online. (accessed April 10, 2007).

This collection consists of a typed note signed by W. B. Yeats to Scottish writer George MacDonald which was originally laid in Yeats'

A Speech & Two Poems (Special Collections call number: SPEC S22 PR 5904 .S63 1937). There is a response to Yeats' letter from George MacDonald's secretary stating that the book and letter have been received. This is dated March 9, 1938.

Box 18, F0325: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Unknown, 1989.

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, April 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 April 10
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Collection Inventory

W. B. (William Butler) Yeats letter to George MacDonald, 1938 and undated.
Box 18 Folder F0325
Physical Description

One typed note signed with autograph additions and one typed carbon note not signed, 2 pp.

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