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Published in seven issues from 1901-1908, and edited by W. B. Yeats, "Samhain" replaced "Beltaine" (1899-1900) as the official publication of the Irish Literary Theatre.
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 (Editor)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901-10 - 1908-11
Place: Dublin
Publisher: Sealy, Bryers & Walke
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll (Yeats, W.B.)
Abbey Theatre
Statement of responsibility: Edited for the Irish Literary Theatre by W. B. Yeats.
Date/sequential designation: [no. 1-7] 1901-1906, 1908
Content: Lady Isabella Augusta Persse Gregory's set with her autograph on the covers. Also the autograph of Edward Lowden in 1901, Maud Gonne MacBride, George William Russell and William Butler Yeats in 1902, Ezra Pound in 1908, and others.
Content: All but 1906 contain original watercolors, pen-and-ink and pencil drawings by George William Russell, Pamela Colman Smith, Jack Butler Yeats and John Butler Yeats; also many unidentified drawings. Included are portraits of John O'Leary, John Butler Yeats and in 1901, Douglas Hyde (?) James Joyce, Standish O'Grady and William Butler Yeats in 1902, and Padraic Colum in 1902 and 1903; also a stencil of portrait of John Millington Synge in 1904.
Content: On title-page of 1901 issue: Yeats, William Butler. "There are seven that pull the thread." Holograph poem, signed, undated.
Content: On p. 18 of 1902 issue: Gregory, Isabella Augusta Persse, lady. Holograph note, unsigned, dated Nov. 2 [n.y.]
Content: On title-page of 1904 issue: Inscribed "From W.B. Yeats Dec. 1904" in his hand.
Content: Pasted on on p. 35 of 1904 issue: Yeats, John Butler. ANS, with self-portrait, to William Butler Yeats. [n.p., n.d.] 1 p.
Content: Pasted on inside of back cover of 1908 issue: Yeats, Jack Butler. ALS to Lady [Isabella Augusta Persse] Gregory. Cashlauna Shelmiddy, Strete, near Dartmouth, South Devon, March 15, 1907. 1 l.
Content: Laid in in 1908 issue: Theatre Royal, Dublin, Mrs. Patrick Campbell and London company in "The thunderbolt" and "The second Mrs. Tanqueray" by Arthur W. Pinero, November [1908] Cheltenham: Looker-on" printing works [1908] 13 cm.
Physical Description
Extent: 7 v. : ports. ; 22 cm.
Type of Resource
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4fcaf110-c76d-0137-27dc-071b511be8ef
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