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Guide to the James A. Healy Collection of Irish literature, 1870-1976
Special Collections M0273  
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Description
This collection of books, letters, and other manuscripts was amassed by James A. Healy from his early days as a bibliophile in the thirties until his death in 1975. Its greatest strengths are in the areas in which he had personal contacts: his friendship with Oliver St. John Gogarty; his extended correspondence with Elizabeth C. Yeats and George Yeats, from whom he obtained all the Dun Emer and Cuala Press books (a great number of which were inscribed by their authors or by W. B. Yeats); a very fine selection of Cuala Press greeting cards and prints; and his contacts with Ernest Boyd, Richard Campbell, and Irene Haugh, which brought him AE's letters to those recipients and some of his unpublished lectures.
Extent
8 linear ft.
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.