Inventory of the W. B. Yeats Letters

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University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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Inventory of the W. B. Yeats Letters

Collection number: MS 317

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
July 2008
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: W. B. Yeats letters
Dates: 1933-1937
Collection number: MS 317
Creator: Yeats, William Butler
Collection Size: 11 letters
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains 11 letters from William Butler Yeats to R. Ellis Roberts.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

W. B. Yeats letters. MS 317. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Purchase

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains ten letters from W. B. Yeats to R. Ellis Roberts and one letter from Yeats to Mrs. Roberts.

Arrangement

The outgoing correspondence is arranged by date.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939--Correspondence
Roberts, R. Ellis (Richard Ellis), 1879-1953--Recipient

Other Finding Aids

MS 140 Alien registration materials,1916-1918.

Container List

box:folder 1:1

"My Dear Roberts,

The Canterbury Pilgrimage arrived this morning & its already in the place of honour over my mantlepiece."
May 28, 1902

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope
box:folder 1:2

"Sunday, night, Dear Mrs. Roberts,

Many thanks. I shall come Tuesday 1:15."
1933

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope & transcription
box:folder 1:3

Dublin, May 31

"Dear Mr. Roberts,

I thank you very much - I'm at 12th at S. My wife is not with me. Yours, W. B. Yeats"
May 1, 1933

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope
box:folder 1:4

"Dear Mr. Ellis Roberts,

I want to thank you for kindness to me during my sickness."
June 6, 1935

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope
box:folder 1:5

"Dear Ellis Roberts,

I thank you for these fine gifts, from you, I think."
July 11, 1936

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope
box:folder 1:6

"My dear Ellis Roberts,

I am trying to put together a little book of Marjory Ruddock's (?) poems.
September 17, 1936

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope, transcription
box:folder 1:7

"My dear Ellis Roberts,

I cannot think how I __."
September 27, 1936

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope
box:folder 1:8

"Dear Ellis Roberts,

I have carried your poem about with me for I suppose months, putting off writing out of sheer procrastination."
July 17, 1937

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope, transcription
box:folder 1:9

"Dear Sir: please excuse my long delay in answering, your question . . . " March 2 [?]

Physical Description: ALS, 1 page, envelope
box:folder 1:10

"Dear Mr. Roberts,

You must have wondered very much at not hearing from me about your book, but the truth is I forgot it in London. "
May 21 [?]

Physical Description: TLS, 1 page
box:folder 1:11

"My Dear Roberts,

I am very pleased and flattered that you should elect to dedicate that poem to me."
September 15 [?]

Physical Description: TLS, 1 page