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W. B. (William Butler) Yeats letter to George MacDonald

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0325

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a typed note signed by W. B. Yeats to Scottish writer George MacDonald which was originally laid in Yeats' A Speech & Two Poems (Special Collections call number: SPEC S22 PR 5904 .S63 1937). There is a response to Yeats' letter from George MacDonald's secretary stating that the book and letter have been received. This is dated March 9, 1938.


  • Creation: 1938 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,

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

William Butler Yeats, one of the twentieth century's best known poets, was also an accomplished Irish playwright and co-founder of the Irish Literary Theatre. Born on June 13, 1865, in Sandymount, Ireland, he was the eldest child of the renowned Irish painter, John Butler Yeats. W. B. Yeats died on January 28, 1939, in Roquebrune, France.

Draper, James P. and Susan M. Trosky (eds.)Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series, Volume 45. New York: Gale Research, Inc., 1995. pp. 483-491.

George MacDonald (1824-1905)

George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author of poems, novels, and fairy tales.

"MacDonald, George, 1824-1905."Literature Online. (accessed April 10, 2007).


2 item (2 pages)


Letter from W. B. Yeats to George MacDonald and a letter from MacDonald's secretary to W. B. Yeats. These items were originally laid in W. B. Yeats's A Speech In Two Poems (1937).


Unknown, 1989.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

MSS 0126 William Butler Yeats Collection

Originally laid in W. B. Yeats (William Butler), A Speech & Two Poems (Dublin: Printed for W.B. Yeats at the Sign of the Three Candles Ltd., 1937). (Special Collections call number: SPEC S22 PR 5904 .S63 1937).

Shelving Summary

Box 18, F0325: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

OCLC Number


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

Finding aid for W. B. (William Butler) Yeats letter to George MacDonald
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 April 10
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