Padraic Colum letter to Harry [Salzberg]


Creator: Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972
Date(s): undated
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0737
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Letter from Irish author Padriac Colum to Harry [Salzberg]
Physical Description: 1 item (2 pages)
Source: Purchase, 2005
Processing: Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Padraic Colum (1881-1972)

Irish writer Padraic Colum (1881-1972) published over fifty books of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, children's literature, and folklore during his lifetime. Colum developed close relationships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, including W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George Russell [AE], James Stephens, and James Joyce. Colum was an original signer of the charter for the Abbey Theatre and wrote several of the Abbey Theatre's earliest plays, but he is primarily remembered for his poetry.


"Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972." Literature Online. (accessed February 6, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This letter mentions "Mollie," which is a reference to his wife, Mary Colum. He also writes that "I asked the Commonweal about [Hillaire] Belloc." There is also a reference to the Reform Club (London, England). Under the signature, there is an additional inscription in pencil.

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Shelving Summary

Box 47, F0737: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0737, Padraic Colum letter to Harry [Salzberg], 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 0147 Padraic Colum papers.

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Container List

Padraic Colum letter to Harry [Salzberg], undated Autograph letter signed, 2 pp. Box 47, F0737

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