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Jack B. Yeats letters to Elkin Mathews


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

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Irish painter and illustrator Jack B. Yeats was born August 29, 1871, in London, England. He was the son of John Butler Yeats, a successful portrait painter, and younger brother of the distinguished Irish poet, William Butler Yeats.

Palmer, Helen M. and E.T. Williams (eds.).The Dictionary of National Biography, 1951-1960. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971. pp.1087-1088.

This collection consists of seven autograph notes, letters, and cards signed by Jack B. Yeats, including one autograph card signed by his sister Lily Yeats. All are addressed to publisher Elkin Mathews. The letters concern various projects Yeats and Mathews were working on. The card from Lily Yeats to Mathews was a request for a book as a Christmas gift to her father as well as an order for "Jack's little books." The letters are dated between 1906 and 1920.

Box 20, F0348: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1991.

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 6
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Jack B. Yeats letters to Elkin Mathews, [1906]-1920 and undated.
Box 20 Folder F0348
Physical Description

4 autograph cards signed, 3 autograph notes signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 10 pp.

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