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Oliver St. John Gogarty letter to Ernest Augustus Boyd

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0091

Scope and Content Note

This letter is a submission by Oliver St. John Gogarty to the magazine The Smart Set. The Smart Set was edited by H.L. Mencken, one of Ernest Augustus Boyd's close literary associates.


  • Creation: 1925 [January] 20


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

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Oliver St. John Gogarty

Irish writer Oliver St. John Gogarty's (1878-1957) works were influenced by his career as a physician and his involvement in politics. Gogarty developed friendships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, such as James Joyce and W. B. Yeats. Gogarty's poems were lauded by colleagues such as Yeats and George Russell [AE]. Gogarty also published works under pseudonyms. Known as a satirist, Gogarty's works sometimes inspired controversy.

"Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957." Literature Online. (accessed February 12, 2007)."Oliver St. John Gogarty/1878-1957." Biography Resource Center. (accessed February 12, 2007).

Ernest Augustus Boyd

Dublin born Ernest Augustus Boyd (1887-1946) is best remembered for his work as a translator and literary critic. After a stint in the British Consular Service, Boyd settled into New York's Greenwich Village literary scene where he edited a variety of publications and produced freelance pieces for publications such as Harper's. He produced several books on Irish Literature, including Ireland's Literary Renaissance (1916; rev. ed., 1922) and continued to write about politics. One of Boyd's primary goals was to bring European authors to the attention of the American reader through his translations and other critical works.

"Boyd, Ernest Augustus" (by Charles H. Brichford). American National Biography Online. (accessed February 16, 2007).


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A submission for the magazine The Smart Set from Irish writer Oliver St. John Gogarty to author Ernest Augustus Boyd.


From old MSS 0205 Miscellaneous Literary Manuscripts.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 5, F0091: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

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Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015.

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