A matter of law : short story


Creator: Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957
Date(s): undated
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0355
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Typecscript manuscript of a short story, "A Matter of Law," by Lord Dunsany.
Physical Description: 1 item (16 pages)
Source: Purchase, 1991
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

Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957)

Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957), is best known for composing fantasy works that inspired authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. Dunsany’s first play was performed at the Abbey Theatre and his stage shows were highly regarded in England and America as well. Dunsany's other literary contributions include short stories and poetry. Although he is considered a writer of the Irish Literary Renaissance and knew the main figures of the movement, Dunsany was a British subject who associated primarily with the British aristocracy.


Locher, Frances C. (ed.). Contemporary Authors. Volume 104. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. p. 130.

Knepper, B. G. "Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Lord Dunsany," Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 10: Modern British Dramatists, 1900-1945. Part I. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1982. pp. 152-162.

Scope and Content Note

"A Matter of Law" is a carbon typescript manuscript of a short story by Lord Dunsany. There is a note on the cover of this typescript manuscript, "MMS only story outline."

Using these materials

Shelving Summary

Box 20, F0355: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0355, Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, A matter of law : 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.

MSS 0264 Montgomery Evans II collection of Lord Dunsany manuscripts.

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Container List

Lord Dunsany short story "A Matter of Law", undated Carbon typescript, 16 pp. Box 20, F0355

Includes a cover stamped by agent James J. Geller (Beverly Hills, CA). The agent's stamp also appears on the initial page of the manuscript.

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