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Patrick MacGill letter, notes, and poem


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

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Irish writer Patrick MacGill (1890-1963) is remembered for his poems and novels. MacGill was known as the "Navvy Poet" because of the low-skilled jobs he held prior to writing as well as for his poetry, which described the experiences of Irish working people.

"Patrick MacGill 1890-1963." Biography Resource Center. (accessed March 23, 2007).

This was originally laid in a copy of Patrick MacGill's

Songs of the Dead End. The collection consists of a letter from Patrick MacGill to an unidentified person acknowledging a book received and mentioning Songs of the Dead End (Special Collections call number: SPEC PR6025 .A23 S6 1913). It also includes a page of notes and lines of a poem by an unidentified person.

Box 27, F0461: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 1990.

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 22
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

Patrick MacGill letter, notes, and poem, 1913 July 16.
Box 27 Folder F0461
Physical Description

Autograph letter signed, 1 p. and autograph note (not signed), 2 pp.

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