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Patrick MacGill letter, notes, and poem

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0461

Scope and Content Note

This was originally laid in a copy of Patrick MacGill's Songs of the Dead End. The collection consists of a letter from Patrick MacGill to an unidentified person acknowledging a book received and mentioning Songs of the Dead End (Special Collections call number: SPEC PR6025 .A23 S6 1913). It also includes a page of notes and lines of a poem by an unidentified person.


  • Creation: 1913 July 16


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,

Patrick MacGill (1890-1963)

Irish writer Patrick MacGill (1890-1963) is remembered for his poems and novels. MacGill was known as the "Navvy Poet" because of the low-skilled jobs he held prior to writing as well as for his poetry, which described the experiences of Irish working people.

"Patrick MacGill 1890-1963." Biography Resource Center. (accessed March 23, 2007).


2 item (3 pages)


Letter from Patrick MacGill which includes notes and lines of poetry by an unidentified person.


Purchase, 1990.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Items originally laid in Patrick MacGill, Songs of the Dead End (London : Year Book Press, 1913). (Special Collections call number: SPEC PR6025 .A23 S6 1913). Tipped into the book are a photograph of MacGill and a clipping. The original is in the print collections in Special Collections.

Shelving Summary

Box 27, F0461: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

OCLC Number


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

Finding aid for Patrick MacGill letter, notes, and poem
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 March 22
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Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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