Dublin-born artist Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen, R. A. (1878-1931) was a noted painter. He was a cousin of writer Lady Gregory and painter Hugh Lane.
Bruce Arnold, "Orpen, Sir William Newenham Montague (1878-1931)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/35331. (accessed April 10, 2007).
This collection consists of a typed manuscript with holograph corrections of Sir William Orpen's autobiographical Stories of Old Ireland, and Myself (1925).