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Emily Lawless letter to Smith

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0131

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an autograph letter, signed, from Emily Lawless to "Mr. Smith." Writing from a nursing home, Lawless responds to a request for a book of her poems and discusses appearances of her work. She identifies With the Wild Geese as her best collection. This letter was originally laid in Lawless' book Atlantic Rhymes and Rhythms (Special Collections call number: SPEC S18 PR4878.L6 A84 1898).


  • Creation: 1911 February 10


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Emily Lawless

Irish writer Emily Lawless (1845-1913), whose father was the wealthy Anglo-Irish nobleman Baron Cloncurry, became a popular author of historical and romantic novels focusing on Irish politics and history. She was also a poet whose work was known to Katharine Tynan and William Butler Yeats.

"Emily Lawless, 1845-1913."Irish Women Authors: An Exhibition. University of Delaware Library. Newark, Delaware. 1994, p. 8.


1 item (4 pages)


Letter from Irish author Emily Lawless to "Mr. Smith" originally laid in a copy of Lawless' book Atlantic Rhymes and Rhythm (1898).



Related Materials in this Repository

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

Items originally laid in Emily Lawless, Atlantic Rhymes and Rhythms ([London?] : Printed by S. S. for herself and four others, 1898). (Special Collections call number: SPEC S18 PR4878.L6 A84 1898).

Shelving Summary

Box 7, F0131: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.


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

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 April 11
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