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Jack B. Yeats letters to Elkin Mathews

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0348

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of seven autograph notes, letters, and cards signed by Jack B. Yeats, including one autograph card signed by his sister Lily Yeats. All are addressed to publisher Elkin Mathews. The letters concern various projects Yeats and Mathews were working on. The card from Lily Yeats to Mathews was a request for a book as a Christmas gift to her father as well as an order for "Jack's little books." The letters are dated between 1906 and 1920.


  • Creation: [1906]-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,

Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)

Irish painter and illustrator Jack B. Yeats was born August 29, 1871, in London, England. He was the son of John Butler Yeats, a successful portrait painter, and younger brother of the distinguished Irish poet, William Butler Yeats.

Palmer, Helen M. and E.T. Williams (eds.).The Dictionary of National Biography, 1951-1960. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1971. pp.1087-1088.


8 item (10 pages)


Letters from Jack B. Yeats to Elkin Mathews including one card from his sister Lily Yeats to Mathews.


Purchase, 1991.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

MSS 0150 Jack Butler Yeats correspondence

Shelving Summary

Box 20, F0348: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.


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

Finding aid for Jack B. Yeats letters to Elkin Mathews
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 April 6
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