Lady Isabella Augusta (Persse) Gregory was an Irish playwright, director, producer, poet, folklorist, translator and historian, co-founder of the Irish National Theater Society at the Abbey Theater, and patron of the Irish Literary Renaissance.
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, financial and legal documents, notebooks from 1881 to 1929, diaries from 1881 to 1913, journals from [ca. 1916] to 1932, correspondence, portraits, and pictorial works. The portraits include original sketches by Jack B. Yeats. The manuscripts and typescripts include holographs related to the Abbey Theater, drafts and outlines of plays, notes toward works, scenarios, poems, essays, manuscripts related to Sir Hugh Lane, lecture notes, and other materials. The manuscripts and typescripts also include material related to Lady Gregory from Douglas Hyde, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and others, as well as translations by Lady Gregory of various works. There are a number of financial and legal documents relating to the Abbey Theater, royalty statements from Samuel French and John Murray and agreements between the author and various agencies