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Yeats family letters, 1896-1968

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1400
Bib ID 4079510 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Yeats Family ; Mac Liammóir, Micheál, 1899-1978 ; Alspach, Russell K (Russell King), 1901-1980
Title Yeats family letters, 1896-1968
Physical Description 2 boxes (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Yeats family letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

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

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2021-03-02 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scripts (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

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Cuala Press Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dublin Gallery of Modern Art (Dublin, Ireland) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duncan, Ellen Douglas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sutliff, Mary Louisa, 1865- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yeats, W. B (William Butler), 1865-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Yeats Family



Box 1 Letters


Box 1 Family Photographs


Box 1 Printed Materials


Box 1 Printed Ephmera


Box 1 Talking About Yeats , 1967

Television script by Micheál Mac Liammóir, and a related letter from Mac Liammóir. Not available on microfilm.


Box 1 Typescript catalog of Col. Russell K. Alspach's Yeats collection, 1964 December

Not available on microfilm.

Series II: William Butler Yeats, 1965

These materials relate to an exhibition and lecture at Columbia University.



Box 2 Centennial Reading by Robert Lowell in the Rotunda of Low Memorial Library, 1965 May 4

Material includes an audio recording of the memorial lecture on one 7" audio reel tape.


Box 2 Exhibition of Yeatsiana from the Collection of James Gilvarry in Columbiana, 1965 May 4-June 11