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St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Sir Gerald Reid Barry


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).

This small collection contains three typed letters signed from St. John Greer Ervine to the editor of the

Week-End Review, Gerald Barry, between 1930-1932. Included in the June 6, 1930, letter is an article written by Ervine, "Brows High and Low" that concerns Aldous Huxley's use of certain words. It bears autograph corrections and is signed by Ervine.

Box 22, F0402: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1991.

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 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 March 16
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Sir Gerald Reid Barry, 1930-1932.
Box 22 Folder F0402
Physical Description

Three typed letters signed with autograph corrections, 5 pp.

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