Papers and bound manuscripts of poet and
scholar George Francis Savage-Armstrong and his family, including
commonplace books, notebooks, military papers, photograph albums, watercolors, and other items.
Poet and scholar George Francis Armstrong was born in Dublin in 1845
to Edmund John Armstrong and Jane Savage. He was educated at
Trinity College, Dublin and later became a professor of history and
English literature at Queen's College, Cork. His older brother, Edmund John (1841-1865) was a promising poet before his early
death, and George compiled and published his brother's work in 1877. George's own first published poetical work
appeared in 1869, beginning a long and very fertile career in print that
continued up until his death in 1906. Though generally well-regarded at
the time, he came under harsh criticism from Irish literary revivalists,
particularly W.B. Yeats, and is now seen as a mostly marginal figure in Irish literature.
11 bound volumes and 1 box
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