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St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein and Lawson

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0391

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a small group of correspondence sent by St. John Greer Ervine over a period of thirty years. One 1931 letter was sent to Kenneth Lawson. The remaining letters were addressed to Harold Frederick Rubinstein and are dated from 1951-1961. All are typed letters signed with some corrections. There is also a photograph labeled "Honey Ditches, Seaton, Devon." It is addressed to Harold Frederick Rubinstein and dated Christmas 1961. The letters discuss George Bernard Shaw, various anecdotes, and a book on Shaw which Ervine is writing. Pencil notations on one of the Rubinstein letters may be by the recipient.


  • Creation: 1931-1961


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,

St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine (1883-1971)

Irish playwright, drama critic and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883-1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.

"St. John Greer Ervine 1883-1971." Literature Resource Center. (accessed March 16, 2007).


8 item (13 pages and one photograph)


St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein & Lawson.


Purchase, 1992.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Shelving Summary

Box 22, F0391: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

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Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, March 2007.

Finding aid for St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine letters to Rubinstein and Lawson
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