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A matter of law : short story


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

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Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957), is best known for composing fantasy works that inspired authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Dunsany’s first play was performed at the Abbey Theatre and his stage shows were highly regarded in England and America as well. Dunsany's other literary contributions include short stories and poetry. Although he is considered a writer of the Irish Literary Renaissance and knew the main figures of the movement, Dunsany was a British subject who associated primarily with the British aristocracy.

Locher, Frances C. (ed.).Contemporary Authors. Volume 104. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. p. 130.Knepper, B. G. "Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany,"Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 10: Modern British Dramatists, 1900-1945. Part I. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. pp. 152-162.

"A Matter of Law" is a carbon typescript manuscript of a short story by Lord Dunsany. There is a note on the cover of this typescript manuscript, "MMS only story outline."

Box 20, F0355: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1991

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 16
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Lord Dunsany short story "A Matter of Law", undated.
Box 20 Folder F0355
Scope and Contents

Includes a cover stamped by agent James J. Geller (Beverly Hills, CA). The agent's stamp also appears on the initial page of the manuscript.

Physical Description

Carbon typescript, 16 pp.

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