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The preacher's practice : short story

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0313

Scope and Content Note

This small collection contains a short story, "The Preacher's Practice," and a newspaper obituary clipping of St. John Greer Ervine. There is an autograph addition on the cover sheet along with a stamp from the literary agent Paul R. Reynolds. The first page of the text bears a cross-through of Ervine's name and address. The obituary clipping has an autograph of the date January 22, 1971. His date of death is actually January 24, 1971.


  • Creation: 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,

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)."St. John Ervine is dead at 87."New York Times, January 25, 1971, (accessed February 22, 2007).


2 item (27 pages)


"The Preacher's Practice" is an undated short story by Irish playwright St. John Ervine.


Purchase, 1990.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Shelving Summary

Box 17, F0313: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

OCLC Number


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


Finding aid for The preacher's practice : short story
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 February 22
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