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MS Am 1787

Reynolds, Horace Mason, 1896-1965. Horace Mason Reynolds papers, 1895-1965: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1787
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Reynolds, Horace Mason, 1896-1965.
Title: Horace Mason Reynolds papers,
Date(s): 1895-1965.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 linear feet (16 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Irish literature scholar Horace Mason Reynolds.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

65M-211. Gift of Mrs. Arthur C. Rist and John Hamilton Reynolds; received: 1966.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Horace Mason Reynolds Papers, 1895-1965 (MS Am 1787). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Reynolds, an English literature professor, specialized in Anglo-Irish literature, and also studied American spoken English and folksongs. He taught at Harvard and at Emerson College.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is professional correspondence, mostly letters to Reynolds concerning his literary studies and book reviews. Much of the correspondence is with Irish authors, including 252 letters from Oliver St. John Gogarty, and 42 from Sean O'Casey, as well as 16 letters by William Butler Yeats to others. Other correspondence is with editors of literary review periodicals or colleagues in the college teaching of English. Manuscripts by Reynolds consist mainly of articles and notes on Gogarty and O'Casey, and a diary and notebook of his trip, 1927, to Ireland. Also contains a few manuscripts by Gogarty, O'Casey, and other authors; ballads and poems collected by Reynolds; and clippings and other printed material, mostly concerning Gogarty and O'Casey.

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