Finding Aid for the Ella Young Papers, 1900-1956

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Ella Young Papers, 1900-1956

Collection number: 402

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2003
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ella Young Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1956
Collection number: 402
Creator: Young, Ella, 1867-1956
Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Ella Young (1867-1956) held the Phelan Memorial Lectureship on Celtic Mythology and Literature at UC Berkeley, and wrote poetry and books for children influenced by Irish folklore. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, clippings, horoscopes, books, other printed material, and ephemera.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ella Young Papers (Collection 402). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4234047 

Biography

Young was born in 1867 in Fenagh, County Antrim, Ireland; came to America as a lecturer in 1925; held the Phelan Memorial Lectureship on Celtic Mythology and Literature at UC Berkeley; wrote poetry and books for children influenced by Irish folklore; publications include: Poems (1906), The rose of heaven (1920), To the little princess (1930), Marzilian and other poems (1930), and The unicorn with silver shoes (1932); she died in 1956.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, clippings, horoscopes, books, other printed material, and ephemera. Includes transcripts of her poems ( Smoke of myrrh and Dance of Pooka), short stories, and the typescript and galley proofs of her autobiography, Flowering dusk.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Poems (Boxes 1-3).
  2. Prose and short stories (Box 3).
  3. Horoscopes, publishers' contracts, bank statements, correspondence (Box 4).
  4. Photographs, notebooks, friends' manuscripts, clippings, books, and ephemera (Box 5).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Young, Ella, 1867-1956--Archives.
Women poets, Irish--California--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

 

Poems

 

Smoke of Myrrh

Box 1

Smoke of Myrrh.

Physical Description: Typescript, with corrections. In binder.
Box 1

Smoke of Myrrh.

Physical Description: Publisher's typescript (?). In binder.
 

Dance of the Pooka and Other Verse

Box 1

Dance of the Pooka.

Physical Description: Holograph and typescript manuscript.
Box 1

Dance of the Pooka (or Seed of Pomegranate).

Box 1

Dance of the Pooka.

Physical Description: Typescript, publisher's copy (?).
Box 1

Dance of the Pooka.

Physical Description: Typescript.
Box 2

Seed of Pomegranate.

Physical Description: Typescript with manuscript corrections. In binder.
Box 2

Poems, loose in folders.

Physical Description: 11 folders.
Box 3

Flowering Dusk.

Physical Description: 244pp. Typescript.
Box 3

Flowering Dusk.

Physical Description: Galleys. 2 folders.
Box 3

Prose: short stories, etc.

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 4

Horoscopes, Publishers' contracts, bank statements, correspondence. 1900-1956.

Physical Description: 16 folders.
 

[Correspondence]

Box 4

[Correspondence].

Note

Many letters are from libraries and institutions thanking Miss Young for gifts received; other correspondence refers to her literary activities. Among her correspondents are the following:

Scope and Content Note

  • Adams, Ansel, 1902- (1939 and n.d.)
  • Brett, Hon. Dorothy, 1883- (1932)
  • Bynner, Witter, 1881- (1939)
  • Dodge, Mabel - See: Luhan, Mabel
  • Evans-Wentz - See: Wentz, Walter Yelling Evans
  • Hagemeyer, Dora, 1891- (1928, 1939, 1948)
  • Johnson, Spud (1932, 1952)
  • Lewis, Dominic Bevan Wyndham, 1894- (1948)
  • Luhan, Mabel (Ganson) Dodge, 1879- (1932, 1938 1944, 1953)
  • McGarrity, Joe (1938 and n.d.)
  • O'Bolger, J.D. (1912-17)
  • Partch, Harry (1951)
  • Utter, Robert Palfrey, 1875-1936 (1929)
  • Wentz, Walter Yeeling Evans (1947)
  • Yeats, Lily (Susan Mary) (1906)

Note

Analytics in card catalog.
 

Photographs, Notebooks, Friends' Manuscripts, Clippings, Books, and Ephemera

Box 5

Photographs.

Physical Description: (In box).
Box 5

7 notebooks.

Box 5

Folder containing typescript materials by friends of Ella Young.

Box 5

Clippings.

Box 5

Printed ephemera.

Box 5

Cut (stencil) and passport.

Box 5

Cooke, John, M.A., ed. The Dublin book of Irish verse. Dublin & London, 1909.

Box 5

h. Hagemeyer, Dora, 1891- . Spring in October. Carmel-by-the-sea [1939].