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Occupation Harriet Shaw Weaver
The relevant clause in his will states: I leave all my manuscripts to Harriet Shaw Weaver and direct that she have sole decision in all literary matters relating to my writings published and unpublished.
Lidderdale, Jane, and Mary Nicholson. Dear Miss Weaver. Viking, 1970.
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Publishing Mary Tighe
A copy of the privately printed edition, beautifully inscribed to John Richardson at London on 24 July 1805, is now British Library C. 95 b. 38. A copy once owned by Lytton Strachey (with his...
Publishing Charlotte O'Conor Eccles
The National Library of Ireland holds a copy of No.18 Blank Street: a Story of Dublin by the late Charlotte O'Conor Eccles, published at the office of the Irish Messenger in 1927 and described...
Publishing Maria Edgeworth
ME intended her fiction to serve the same broadly didactic purpose, adapted to each rank of society and period of life, as did the directly educational writings in which she collaborated with her father.
Butler, Marilyn. Maria Edgeworth: A Literary Biography. Clarendon, 1972.
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Reception Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
Professionally, Morgan was a notable success. She was a canny businesswoman, never afraid to assert herself against an established publisher or seek out a new one. This paid off in a remarkable level of earnings...
Reception Frances Browne
Browne's applications to the Royal Literary Fund survive in the Fund's archive (available on microfilm), and the National Library of Ireland has two letters she wrote in 1844. The National Library of Scotland holds several...
Reception Seamus Heaney
Unusually for a poet, SH sold copies of his works in the thousands. A critical study by Blake Morrison appeared in 1982.
Fox, Margaret, and James McKinley. “Keeper of the Irish Essence”. The Globe and Mail, p. S12.
Heaney was a founding member of Aosdana , and an Honorary Fellow of...
Textual Production May Laffan
According to scholar Helena Kelleher Kahn , the first American edition of ML 's realist novel Christy Carew appeared in 1878, although standard library catalogues record no edition before 1880.
Kahn, Helena Kelleher. Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland’s Political and Religious Controversies in the Fiction of May Laffan Hartley. ELT, 2005.
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Kahn stands almost alone...
Textual Production Mary Leadbeater
Apart from the letters to Trench and others printed in The Leadbeater Papers, ML 's letters to George Crabbe are now British Library MS Egerton 3709A. Her diary, now in the National Library of Ireland
Textual Production Mary Leadbeater
ML 's papers at the National Library of Ireland include unpublished essays and poems as well as published copies with manuscript revisions. Many of these papers are in a bad state of preservation, partly because...
Textual Production Henrietta Battier
Once again HB sold this work from her home (by now 60 Stephen Street). It survives in copies at the National Library of Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy ; the second of these contains...
Textual Production Mary Tighe
In 1805 MT filled a manuscript album with 121 lyric poems, seventy-two of them illustrated with her own end-piece ornamentation, often depicting places where Tighe had stayed, or objects from the emblem tradition. She titled...
Textual Production Eva Mary Bell
Some of her correspondence and a diary running from January to December 1936 survive in the archive of Hamilton of Hamwood in the National Library of Ireland .
This archive includes papers of Mary Tighe
Textual Production Mary Tighe
MT left with her brother-in-law an unpublished autobiographical courtship novel, Selena. The manuscript (a copy made by William Tighe, now in the National Library of Ireland as MS 49,155/2)
Tighe, Mary. The Works of Mary Tighe, Published and Unpublished. Henchy, PatrickEditor , No. 6, Bibliographical Society of Ireland, 1957.
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is the only witness...
Textual Production Lady Eleanor Butler
LEB and Sarah Ponsonby wrote some of their voluminous correspondence jointly. Writing was one of their major pleasures; they selected paper with loving care, and kept an equally careful tally of replies received and of...

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1877
The Dublin Science and Art Museum Act established the National Library of Ireland .