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Yeats mss., 1889-1954

Summary Information

Repository
Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
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Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Creator
Yeats, W. B., 1865-1939

Title
Yeats mss., 1889-1954

Collection No.
LMC 2105

Extent
109 items

Language
Materials are in English.

Abstract
The Yeats mss., 1889-1954, consists of letters and writings of William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939, and materials about him, collected by Allan Wade, 1881-1955, compiler of A Bibliography of the Writings of W. B. Yeats... (London, 1951), and editor of The Letters of W. B. Yeats... (New York, 1955).

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939, was a poet and author.

Arrangement

Items are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Included are letters from Yeats to Wade, 1902-1922; typescripts of letters from Yeats to various persons, 1889-1939; photostats of Yeats letters, 1909, 1920, and undated, and of newspaper articles by and about Yeats; letters April 3-July 7, 1952, to Allan Wade from Gerald Yorke with enclosures relating to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in the Outer; a letter from Mrs. Dorothy (Paget) Rhodes to Wade, November 3, 1954; two letters May 27, 1908, from Thomas William Hazen Rolleston to Allan Wade; a letter, June 10, 1908, from Mrs. Katharine (Tynan) Hinkson to [Allan Wade]; a letter of Ursula Bridge to [Allan Wade], August 13, 1953; bookplates of William Butler Yeats and Lily Yeats; and a square of cloth printed with various portraits and quotations from W. B. Yeats and A. Gregory "Sold by the Irish Players at $1.00 towards a building to save Sir Hugh Lane's great gift of pictures for Ireland, Apr. 1913."

The typescripts and photostats of letters written by Yeats include letters to Sir George Reginald Barnes, Mrs. Stella (Campbell) Beech, Harry Bergholz, Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st earl of Birkenhead, Arthur Henry Bullen, Victor Clinton Clinton-Baddeley, Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Arnold Dolmetsch, Katherine Harris Bradley, Edith Emma Cooper, Edward Garnett, Sir Edmund William Gosse, Lady Gregory, Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson, Agnes Hall, Mrs. Katharine (Tynan) Hinkson, William Thomas Horton, E. M. Lister, Eric Robert Dalrymple Maclagan, John O'Leary, Herbert Edward Palmer, William Lyon Phelps, Ernest Rhys, Sir William Rothenstein, George William Russell, William Sharp, Leonard Alfred George Strong, and Lily Yeats.

The following letters in this collection have been published in The Letters of W. B. Yeats,edited by Allan Wade (New York, 1955): to George William Russell (AE), February 8, [1889] (typescript), pp. 111-112; to John O'Leary, [December 26, 1889] (typescript), printed in abridged form, pp. 146-147; to Allan Wade [January 15, 1909], pp. 523-524; to Lady Gregory, [November 26, 1909] (photostat), pp. 538-539; to William Lyon Phelps, February 12, 1920 (photostat), p. 660; and to Allan Wade, July 10, [1921], p. 671, October 18, [1921], pp. 674-675, and February 13, 1922, pp. 676-677.

The photostats of newspaper articles by and about Yeats are in a folio folder.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 1956
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Yeats mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013


Box 1 Folder 1: 1889-1899

Yeats, W. B. to Tynan, Katharine. Jan. 16, [1889] 

Yeats, W. B. to O'Leary, John. [Oct. 1889] 

Yeats, W. B. to Russell, George. Feb. 8, [1889] 

Yeats, W. B. to O'Leary, John. [Dec. 26, 1889] 

Yeats, W. B. to O'Leary, John. [Oct. 1892] 

Yeats, W. B. to Garnett, Edward. [Nov. 1892] 

Yeats, W. B. to Garnett, Edward. [Nov. 1892] 

Yeats, W. B. to O'Leary, John. [Nov. 1892] 

Yeats, W. B. to Sharp, William. Mar. 4, [1899] 

Folder 2: 1900-1903  (Note: photocopies of correspondence between W. B. Yeats and Allan Wade included in back of folder)

List of Documents Without Prejudice. ("Copies...circulated amongst members of the 'R.R. et A.C.' in 1900.") 

Yeats, W. B. to Maclagan, Eric. Jun. 3, 1902

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Jun. 12, 1902

Yeats, W. B. to Rothenstein, William. Oct. 17, [1902]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. May 22, 1903

Yeats, W. B. to Field, Michael. Jun. 11 [1903]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [Oct. 17, 1903]

Yeats, W. B. to Maclagan, Eric. Nov. 5, 1903

"Letters from W. B. Yeats to Allan Wade, copied from the originals." 1902-1922

Folder 3: 1904-1909 

Yeats, W. B. to Yeats, Lily. [Feb. 8, 1904] 

Yeats, W. B. to Cockerell, Sydney. [Jul. 6, 1905] 

Yeats, W. B. to Gosse, Edmund. [Nov. 20, 1905] 

Yeats, W. B. to Gosse, Edmund. Dec. 28, 1906 

Yeats, W. B. to Grierson, H.J.C. Jun. 28, 1907 

Book order, Allan Wade, Esq., Aug. 27, 1907 

Yeats, W. B. to Lister, E.M. Mar. 16, 1908 

Yeats, W. B. to Lister, E.M. [Mar. 1908] 

Yeats, W. B. to Lister, E.M. [Apr. 16, 1908] 

Yeats, W. B. to Lady Gregory. Apr. 17, [Postmark 1908] 

Yeats, W. B. to Lister, E.M. [May 24, 1908] 

Rolleston, T.W. to Wade, Allan. [May 27, 1908]  

(2 letters)


Hinkson, Katharine [Tynan] to [Wade, Allan]. Jun. 10, 1908 

Yeats, W. B. to Hall, Agnes. Dec. 18, 1908 

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Jan. 9, 1909 

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [Jan. 15, 1909] 

Yeats, W. B. to Lister, E.M. Mar. 2, [1909] 

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Jun. 4, [1909] 

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Jun. 7, 1909 

Yeats, W. B. to Campbell, Stella. [Jul. 1909] 

Yeats, W. B. to Bullen, A.H. Sept. 21, [1909] 

Photostat of letter from W.B. Yeats. [1909?] 

Folder 4: 1910-1919 

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [Jan. 5, 1910]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Feb. 3, 1910

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [Jun. 16, 1910]

"W. Wynn Westcott on Early G.D. History." W. Wynn Westcott to F.L. Gardner. Apr. 5, 1912

Yeats, W. B. to Rhys, Ernest. Nov. 17, 1912

Yeats, W. B. to Bullen, A.H. [1913]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [1914]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Telegram. [1914?]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [1915]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Mar. 30, 1915

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Apr. 13, 1915

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. May 10, 1915

Yeats, W. B. to Gosse, Edmund. Jul. 29, [1915]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [1915]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [1915?]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [1916]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Mar. 12, [1916]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [Mar. 1916]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [Apr. 1, 1916]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [Jun. 17, 1916]

Yeats, W. B. to Horton, W.T. Jul. 17 [1917]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Oct. 27, 1917

Yeats, W. B. to Horton. W.T. [Autumn 1917]

Folder 5: 1920-1939

Yeats, W. B. to Phelps, William Lyon. Photostat. Feb. 12, 1920

Yeats, W. B. to Miss Fredman. Feb. 5, [1921]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Jul. 10, [1921]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Oct. 18, [1921]

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Oct. 27, 1921

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. [1921]

(1 enclosure)


Enclosure [?], no letter. undated

Yeats, W. B. to Wade, Allan. Feb. 13, 1922

Yeats, W. B. to Palmer, Herbert. Sept. 10, [1922]

Yeats, W. B. to Strong, L.A.G. Jul. 7, [1924]

Yeats, W. B. to Lord Birkenhead. May 1, [1925]

Yeats, W. B. to Strong, L.A.G. Jul. 18, [1926]

Yeats, W. B. to Strong, L.A.G. Aug. 20, 1927

Yeats, W. B. to Mr. Wells. Photostat. Sept. 16, 1927

Yeats, W. B. to Strong, L.A.G. Apr. 18, [1930]

Yeats, W. B. to Strong, L.A.G. Jun. 10, [1931]

Yeats, W. B. to Bergholz, Harry. Dec. 13, 1931

Yeats, W. B. to Dolmetsch, Arnold. Nov. 21, 1934

Yeats, W. B. to Dolmetsch, Arnold. Mar. 18, 1935

Yeats, W. B. to Barnes, George. [Mar. 28, 1937]

Yeats, W. B. to Moyra. Jun. 2, [1937]

Yeats, W. B. to Clinton-Baddeley, V.C. Jan. 23, 1939

Folder 6: 1940-1954 

Alspach, Russell to Wade, Allan. May 29, 1950

Yorke, Gerald to Wade, Allan. Apr. 3, 1952

Yorke, Gerald to Wade, Allan. May 1, 1952

Yorke, Gerald to Wade, Allan. Jun. 14, 1952

Yorke, Gerald to Wade, Allan. Jul. 3, 1952

Yorke, Gerald to Wade, Allan. Jul. 7, 1952

(1 enclosure)


Bridge, Ursula to Wade, Allan. Aug. 13, 1953

Unidentified to Wade, Allan. Apr. 8, 1954

Rhodes, Dorothy to Wade, Allan. Nov. 3, 1954

Allt, Peter to Wade, Allan. undated

(1 enclosure)


Folder 7: undated 

"Rejected Poems by W. B. Yeats,"

bound volume


"Magic and the Golden Dawn,"

typescript


"Ordinances of the First Order of the G.D. in the Outer,"

typescript


"Bye-Laws,"

printed


List,

handwritten


Details of deliveries for Collected Works of W. B. Yeats

"Concert in Aid of the Social Institutes' Union," program

Photostat of letter and enclosure from W. B. Yeats

Folder 8: Bookplates and Square of Cloth

Bookplates of William Butler Yeats and Lily Yeats

Square of cloth printed with various portraits and quotations from W. B. Yeats and A. Gregory: "Sold by the Irish Players at $1.00 towards a building to save Sir Hugh Lane's great gift of pictures for Ireland, Apr. 1913" 

Folder 9: The Cradles of Gold

The Cradles of Gold, by W.B. Yeats, handwritten story. [Nov. 1896 

The Well of Immortality by W. B. Yeats, one-act play. 1889-1954

Box

2

(Oversize)

Newspaper articles, by and about Yeats. Photostats. 1912; 1889-1954