The preacher's practice : short story


Creator: Ervine, St. John G. (St. John Greer), 1883-1971
Date(s): undated
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0313
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: "The Preacher's Practice" is an undated short story by Irish playwright St. John Ervine.
Physical Description: 2 items (27 pages)
Source: Purchase, 1990.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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.

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Shelving Summary

Box 17, F0313: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0313, St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine, The preacher's practice : short story, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Container List

St. John G. (St. John Greer) Ervine short story "The Preacher's Practice", undated Carbon typescript (26 pp.) with an autograph addition and one clipping (1 p.). Box 17, F0313

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