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John Butler Yeats letters

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0293

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of four autograph letters signed by John Butler Yeats, of which two include sketches in the body of the document. Three undated letters are addressed to Miss Morslar. The other letter is dated February 21, 1920, and is addressed to Miss Buss.


  • Creation: 1920 and undated


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,

John Butler Yeats (1839-1932)

Irish painter John Butler Yeats (1839-1932) was born in County Down. He is the father of poet W. B. (William Butler) Yeats and painter Jack B. Yeats. John Butler Yeats' daughters were also literary. Susan Mary Yeats [Lily] and Elizabeth Corbet [Lollie, Lolly] Yeats founded [with Evelyn Gleeson] the Dun Emer Press (later the Cuala Press). John Butler Yeats was a friend of Irish painter Hugh Lane. John Butler Yeats has also written essays and reviews.

Hogan, Robert, ed.,Dictionary of Irish Literature. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Inc., 1979), pp. 697, 700-701.Nicola Gordon Bowe, "Yeats, Susan Mary [Lily] (1866-1949)."Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. (accessed April 10, 2007).


4 item (8 pages)


Letters from Irish painter John Butler Yeats to two individuals. Two of the letters contain sketches.


Purchase, 1987.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Shelving Summary

Box 14, F0293: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

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

Finding aid for John Butler Yeats letters
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 April 10
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