The preacher's practice : short story

Biographical and Historical Notes

St. John Greer Ervine (1883-1971

Irish playwright, drama critic, and author St. John Greer Ervine (1883-1971) is best known for his plays, some of which were staged at the Abbey Theatre. He also managed the Abbey Theatre for a brief period.


"St. John Greer Ervine 1883-1971." Literature Resource Center. (accessed March 16, 2007).

"St. John Ervine is dead at 87." New York Times, January 25, 1971, (accessed February 22, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This small collection contains a short story, "The Preacher's Practice," and a newspaper obituary clipping of St. John Greer Ervine. There is an autograph addition on the cover sheet along with a stamp from the literary agent Paul R. Reynolds. The first page of the text bears a cross-through of Ervine's name and address. The obituary clipping has an autograph of the date January 22, 1971. His date of death is actually January 24, 1971.