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Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts


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

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Irish novelist, playwright, and drama critic Brinsley MacNamara (1890-1963) is a pseudonym for John Weldon. Some of MacNamara's plays were staged at the Abbey Theatre, where he had once acted and later became a board member.

"Brinsley MacNamara September 6, 1890-February 4, 1963." Literature Resource Center. (accessed March 26, 2007).

This collection consists of two typescripts written by Brinsley MacNamara. One is a speech on the "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Opening of the Abbey Theatre - 26/12/54." The typescript is 5 pages with autograph corrections. The second is "The Best Irish Plays of 1938. Brinsley MacNamara - 30/12/38." This is a review of plays with autograph corrections and is 11 pages.

Box 39, F0646: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, 2000.

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 March 26
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Collection Inventory

Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts, 1938-1954.
Box 39 Folder F0646
Physical Description

Two typescripts not signed, 16 pp.

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