William Butler Yeats collection of papers

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This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, notebooks, and portraits.
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 (Creator)
Allgood, Sara, 1883-1950 (Contributor)
Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 (Contributor)
Bailey, William F. (William Frederick), 1857-1917 (Contributor)
Colum, Mary (Contributor)
Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972 (Contributor)
Duncan, Ellen (Contributor)
Dunsany, Beatrice (Contributor)
Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957 (Contributor)
Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 (Contributor)
Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), 1883-1971 (Contributor)
Fay, W. G. (William George), 1872-1947 (Contributor)
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939 (Contributor)
Fremantle, Anne, 1909-2002 (Donor)
Gonne, Maud, 1866-1953 (Contributor)
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928 (Contributor)
Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932 (Contributor)
Gwynn, Stephen Lucius, 1864-1950 (Contributor)
Horniman, Annie Elizabeth Fredericka, 1860-1937 (Contributor)
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) (Former owner)
Hunt, Violet, 1862-1942 (Associated name)
Masefield, John, 1878-1967 (Contributor)
Mooney, Ria, 1903-1973 (Contributor)
Moore, George, 1852-1933 (Contributor)
O'Leary, John, 1830-1907 (Contributor)
Pope-Hennessy, Una, 1876-1949 (Contributor)
Quinn, John, 1870-1924 (Contributor)
Robinson, Lennox, 1886-1958 (Associated name)
Russell, George William, 1867-1935 (Contributor)
Sarton, May, 1912-1995 (Contributor)
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 (Associated name)
Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926 (Contributor)
Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964 (Contributor)
Synge, J.M. (John Millington), 1871-1909 (Contributor)
Tagore, Rabîndranâth, 1861-1941 (Contributor)
Wellesley, Dorothy, 1889-1956 (Contributor)
Whitall, William Van R.
Whitall, William Van R. (Former owner)
Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940 (Contributor)
Yeats, Jack B. (Jack Butler), 1871-1957 (Associated name)
Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922 (Contributor)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1876 - 1965 (Inferred)
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Yeats, WB
Biographical/historical: William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, playwright, and essayist, and the cofounder of the Irish Literary Theatre.
Content: This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence, notebooks, and portraits. The manuscripts comprise holograph poems, drafts and fragments of which some were published in his Collected Poems in 1951; drafts of the introductions to works by Rabindranath Tagore, Lady Gregory, and Dorothy Wellesley; drafts and notes to plays; and fragments and notebooks for "The Shadowy Waters." The typescripts include typewritten drafts of poems, plays, and essays with the author's and Lady Gregory's manuscript emendations. Also included are typescripts of essays about the author by W. H. Auden, Mary Colum, T. S. Eliot, and May Sarton. The portraits are original drawings of Yeats by George William Russell and John Butler Yeats. The correspondence, dating from [1888] to 1939, comprises letters from the author to Padraic Colum, Lady Beatrice Child Villiers Dunsany, Lord Edward Dunsany, Ford Madox Ford, Lady Gregory, Violet Hunt, John O'Leary, Una Pope-Hennessey, Clement King Shorter, Humbert Wolfe, and others. Also present are letters related to Yeats, dating from 1897 to [1965], from Sir Edmund William Gosse to Lady Gregory, from Richard Jennings to Edith Sitwell, from George William Russell to Lady Gregory, and from Jack Butler Yeats to Ria Mooney, and other correspondence related to the author. There are letters to Yeats from Sara Allgood, William F. Bailey, Padraic Colum, Ellen Duncan, St. John Greer Ervine, William G. Fay, Lady Gregory, Stephen Gwynn, Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman, Maud Gonne MacBride, John Masefield, George Moore, Lennox Robinson, George William Russell, Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge, and others, dating from 1876-1934.
Content: An album, compiled by Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell cataloged separately
Content: Card catalog available.
Physical Description
Extent: Ca. 3,125 items
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15822455
MSS Unit ID: 19118
Archives collections id: archives_collections_19118
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 64e76090-cf6e-0133-93da-00505686d14e
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