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At a Glance
A collection of letters from members of the Yeats family, including twelve letters from William Butler Yeats to Ellen Douglas Duncan, director of the Dublin Gallery of Modern Art, relating to public lectures and containing comments on the unrest in Ireland in 1918. There are also thirty letters from Elizabeth C. Yeats to Mary L. Sutliff dealing with publications of the Cuala Press. Family photographs with the annotations of Elizabeth Yeats, newspaper clippings, book reviews, and other printed ephemera are also contained in the collection. In addition, TALKING ABOUT YEATS, a 1967 television script by Micheál Mac Liammóir, and a related letter from Mac Liammóir; and a typescript catalog of Col. Russell K. Alspach's Yeats collection (not on microfilm).
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Yeats family letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Alternate Form Available
Microfilm available for correspondence and documents. See MN# 0607-1. The microfilm does not include photographs, the Mac Liammóir items, or the catalog of Col. Russell K. Alspach's Yeats collection. The microfilm also includes Yeats family items from the Belmont, Coykendall, and Masefield Collections.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Sutliff, Mary. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1942. Accession number--M-42.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
2021-03-02 EAD document created by CCR.