Oliver St. John Gogarty letter lecture tour publicity collection

Biographical and Historical Notes

Oliver St. John Gogarty (1878-1957)

Irish writer Oliver St. John Gogarty's (1878-1957) works were influenced by his career as a physician and his involvement in politics. Gogarty developed friendships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, such as James Joyce and W. B. Yeats. Gogarty's poems were lauded by colleagues such as Yeats and George Russell (A.E.). Gogarty also published works under pseudonyms. Known as a satirist, Gogarty's works sometimes inspired controversy.

Sources

"Gogarty, Oliver St. John, 1878-1957" Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed February 12, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This is a small collection of publicity material relating to Oliver St. John Gogarty and his first American lecture tour of 1933, apparently from the files of James B. Pond. It includes typescript drafts of a testimonial to Gogarty attributed to "A.E.," (including a poem, presumably by Gogarty, entitled "A Coin from Syracuse." [with a Coin from Syracuse]), drafts of articles about Gogarty, an introduction and printed material. There is also an envelope which, when opened, has newspaper clippings pasted inside.