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Conyers (Dorothea) Papers
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This collection consists of typescripts and manuscripts of many of the works of 20th century Irish author Dorothea Conyers.
Dorothea Conyers was born in Fedamore, Co. Limerick as Dorothea Spaight Blood-Smyth (1873-1949). She married her first husband, Charles Conyers, an army officer who was killed in action, in 1892. In 1917, John Joseph White became her second husband. Dorothea Conyers is known for her humorous and lively stories of Irish sport. Some of her well-known works consist of her first book, The Thorn Bit (1900), Lady Elverton's Emeralds (1909), a crime story with hunting passages; For Henri and Navarre (1911) a historical tale, The Boy, Some Horses and A Girl: A Tale of An Irish Trip (1903), a comedic story of Irish servants and a competition among three men to win an heiress with a desirable house and stableyard in the west of Ireland, and Sporting Reminiscences (1920), which can be considered the best source of information on her career.
3.55 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
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Collection is open for research.