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Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0646

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two typescripts written by Brinsley MacNamara. One is a speech on the "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Opening of the Abbey Theatre - 26/12/54." The typescript is 5 pages with autograph corrections. The second is "The Best Irish Plays of 1938. Brinsley MacNamara - 30/12/38." This is a review of plays with autograph corrections and is 11 pages.


  • Creation: 1938-1954


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,

Brinsley MacNamara (1890-1963)

Irish novelist, playwright, and drama critic Brinsley MacNamara (1890-1963) is a pseudonym for John Weldon. Some of MacNamara's plays were staged at the Abbey Theatre, where he had once acted and later became a board member.

"Brinsley MacNamara September 6, 1890-February 4, 1963." Literature Resource Center. (accessed March 26, 2007).


2 item (16 pages)


Two manuscripts written by Brinsley MacNamara.


Purchase, 2000.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Shelving Summary

Box 39, F0646: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

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

Finding aid for Brinsley MacNamara manuscripts
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 March 26
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Repository Details

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