CollectionEleanor Knott

Correspondence from Celtic and other scholars, 1900-1966. An index to these papers has been prepared. The correspondence includes postcards from Carl Marstrander relating to modern Irish usage of words, for example, deabhaidh: 'is it really still in use?'

Other correspondents include:
T.F. O'Rahilly, about work and publications
Padraig O'Siochfhradha [An Seabhac], giving permission to Knott to use material
W.J. Moloney, with biographical details and personal comments: ' I am sure that with all your shyness you had an interior serenity and confidence'.
Women include:
Margaret O'Reilly of The Irish Book Company, D'Olier Street, Dublin, 1909-1918, mainly relating to preparation of the works of An t-Athair Peader for publication, and the Cumann na Letiriú Shímplí
Josephine Plunkett
Grace Rhys
Máire Ní Chonaill
Eleanor Hull
Alice Stopford Green.
Also letters and papers on Dr Knott's election as member of the Royal Irish Academy in 1949, with Francoise Henry, Phyllis E.M. Clinch and Sheila Power the first women, with a press cutting.
Some letters are in Irish.
There are 4 boxes in total.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Repository NameRoyal Irish Academy
Address19 Dawson Street Dublin 2
EircodeD02 HH58
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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.