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Finding Aid for the Savage-Armstrong Family Papers 1821-1931, undated
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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
Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Collection is open for research.