CollectionJoseph Holloway Papers
DescriptionCorrespondence of theatre critic and enthusiast Joseph Holloway with actors and other theatre people, including Sara Allgood asking for a reference for a landlord and 'hoping you wont be vexed'; news about the fortunes and politics of the Abbey Theatre [William Boyle - barbed references to Her Ladyship, [Gregory] and to 'Playboy of the Western World'; Alice Furlong; Miss Horniman - on the design and cost of the Abbey Theatre, with some drawings [Holloway was an architect]. Also a few letters from the 1930s about the early days of the theatre.
Invitation from Christine Doyle [Crissie Maire ni Dubhghoill], Honorary Secretary to the Organising Committee of the Gaelic League, 1901; Constance de Markievicz (about his art collection); Ria Mooney; Una O'Connor (formerly Agnes McGlade), on a variety of subjects including an Irish tour of America, 1911, movie acting in 1916 and Hollywood in the 1930s; Irish actresses and Irish art; state of the theatre in 1920s Ireland; Lady Gregory and the Abbey; the Civil War.
Also reviews and draft articles.
AccessBy prior appointment.
Date1901; 1911; 1916; 1920-1929; 1930-1939
Century19th, 20th
Repository NameNational Library of Ireland
AddressNational Library of Ireland Department of Manuscripts 2-3 Kildare Street Dublin 2
EircodeD02 TR76
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