CollectionKavanagh Collection

Personal Correspondence of Peter Kavanagh:
Kav/C/30 Correspondence between Peter Kavanagh and his sister Cecilia. Early letters are mainly of a sociable nature reporting on home news and affairs, and Peter Kavanagh's academic progress. Later letters refer occasionally to Patrick, 1934-1945 and1935-1968.

Kav/C/31 Correspondence between Peter Kavanagh and his sisters Annie and Mary, mainly of a sociable nature informing them of home news. The earlier letters cover the last few years of Patrick's life. Included are the press cutting reporting Patrick's marriage, 19 April 1967, and a photocopy of a letter from Patrick and Katherine to Peter, in which he states that he has been suffering from heart and kidney trouble, 26 May 1967.
Example of the letters:
Mary and Annie to Peter, stating that Patrick had won the English Arts Council Award, 3 October 1967.
Mary and Annie to Peter informing him that Patrick was in the Merrion Nursing Home in Dublin with pneumonia, 29 November 1967.

Kav/C/32 Letters from Peter Kavanagh to Ann Keely, Peter's wife, covering the periods of 'Kavanagh's Weekly', the libel case and Patrick's illness with cancer, February 1952-6 November 1955 and February 1960-12 November 1967.
Examples of letters:
Letter from Peter to Ann Keely stating that 'Kavanagh Weekly' was losing money and creating a lot of excitement, 14 May 1952.
Letter stating that Patrick has a job as a salesman for spraying barns with paint, 9 July 1954.

Kav/C/33 Letters from Ann to Peter Kavanagh, September 1951- October 1955.

Kav/C/34 Letters from Ann to Peter Kavanagh, 3 November 1967-27 April 1968.

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A draft descriptive list for this collection is available in UCD Special Collections.

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Repository NameUCD Special Collections
AddressJames Joyce Library University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4
EircodeD04 R7R0
Telephone(01) 716-7149
Repository Web Address
CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archive. These lists were compiled by library staff and we are grateful for their assistance. Where partial or no lists were available, staff of the Women's History Project constructed an outline list. Due to time constraints, not all items in this repository were examined individually.