Padraic Colum was a noted playwright, essayist, novelist, poet, and author of books for children. Born on December 8, 1881, in Longford, Ireland, Colum came to the United States in 1914 and died on January 12, 1972, in Enfield, Connecticut. Though Colum worked briefly for a railroad, he became a full-time writer in Dublin, Ireland, in 1901. He was a founder of the Irish National Theatre (later known as the Abbey Theatre), and co-founder and editor for a time of the Irish Review.
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One typed and signed letter written by Padraic Colum to Dr. Bruce Kellner, possibly regarding the inclusion of a particular letter in Between Friends: Letters of James Branch Cabell and Others (1962), a volume Colum was editing.