CollectionEmily Lawless Collection
Collection DescriptionThe Honourable Emily Lawless (17 Jul. 1845-19 Oct. 1913), writer, (novelist and historian), gardener and natural historian, her particular interests geology, marine life and botany, on which she wrote her first articles. The collection, which was bequeathed to the Library, with a set of her works, by her brother, the last Lord Cloncurry, in 1929, is comprised of letters, poems, sketches, quotations from other writers and notes (for example, the story behind Van Dyke's portrait of the Earl of Arundel and his son, at Newstead Abbey).

Letters from:
Horace Plunkett (her second cousin and lifelong friend)
Ella Fuller Maitland
Conny Lytton
M.E. Grant Duff.

Photograph of her mother, Elizabeth, Lady Cloncurry, dated 1885.

Sheaf of manuscript poems.

Copy of 'Mrs O'Donnell's Report' (from the 'English Illustrated Magazine', 1893)

'Two Leaves from a Notebook' (from the 'Alexandra College Magazine',1895)

The Honorary Degree in Literature awarded her by Trinity College, Dublin in 1905 (the year after the first women students were admitted)

Poems published in 'The Outlook' and 'Vanity Fair', 1905.

Press cuttings including obituaries. Died 19th October, 1913 aged 68.

Friends included the writers Augusta, Lady Gregory, Marie Catherine Bishop, and Edith Sichel.

Scrapbooks containing pasted-in and loose cuttings and reviews about the novels of the Honourable Emily Lawless, [pen name, John Murray] from 'Hurrish', reviewed in 1886, to 'The Wild Geese', 1902, taken from newspapers in Ireland, Scotland, England and the USA.

AccessBy prior appointment
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Century19th, 20th
Repository NameArchbishop Marsh's Library
AddressSt Patrick's Close Dublin 8
EircodeD08 FK79
Telephone(01) 454-3511
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