CollectionD.J. O'Donoghue Papers
Collection DescriptionPapers of David James O'Donoghue, member of the Southwark Literary Club, publisher, author of Poets of Ireland (1892-1893), appointed librarian of University College, Dublin 1909. The main body of the collection consists of O'Donoghue's correspondence over the period 1887-1917.

Correspondents include:
Sara Allgood
Helen Allingham
Frances Allitsen
Miss C.G. Anster
Mary Bateson
C. Ethel Bird
Regina Miriam Block
Mary Blundell
Norma Borthwick
Teresa Boylan
Lady Gregory
Teresa Brayton
Susan Brush (nee Carleton)
Sophie Bryant
Mary E.L. Butler (offering to contribute an essay on 'Irish women's work in the Irish revival movement')
Jane Carleton (on her father William Carleton and her own and her sister Mrs Fox's financial difficulties)
Mrs T. Coffey
Mary Costello
Mary Fitzallen
Mrs M. Floyd
Alice Furlong
Mary Furlong
Louisa Guiney
Emily Hickey
Eleanor Hull
Anna Johnston
Minnie T. Kranich
Miss L.M. Little
Augusta Lover
Katherine Luby
Maude MaDermott
Miss L. McManus
Elizabeth Mathews
Alice Milligan
Countess of Milltown
Rosa Mulholland (Lady Gilbert)
Alice Needham
Charlotte G. O'Brien
Miss C. O'Connor-Eccles and Mary O'Connor-Eccles
Nora Tynan O'Mahony
Annie Wilson Patterson
Margaret Teresa Pender (nee O'Doherty)
Dora Sigerson Shorter
Edith Oe Somerville
Margaret Stokes
Tereza Straticlescey
Mrs T.L.L. Teeling
Mrs Kildare Tracy
Katherine Tynan
Annie Walsh
Deborah Webb
Ethel Rolt Wheeler
Elizabeth Yeats
Emily Henrietta Hickey
Lady Wilde (LA15/1-1665)
These letters, arranged largely in alphabetical order, are almost exclusively on literary topics, for instance:
Miss L. McManus, the novelist and author of Lally the Brigade, writes to offer her services as a reader of manuscripts and regarding the possibility of having her book Nessa filmed
Alice Milligan agrees to contribute to the James Clarence Mangan memorial fund, requests O'Donoghue's help to supply books on Ireland for a cousin in America, and encloses 5 poem
Elizabeth Yeats enquires for a 'little book of poems by Frances Brown, a blind poet

The collection also includes correspondence addressed to William Carleton and Jane Carleton, his wife, including:
Letters from Selina Bunbury, Mrs M. Callan, Rosa and Susan Carleton (daughters) (LA15/1710-1773)
Letters from William Carleton to his wife Jane, his daughter Siggy (Jane), daughter-in-law Mary- Anne and 2 draft letters to the Lord Chancellor by Miss Jane Carleton, requesting, on her father's behalf, that some provision be made for his daughters after his death (LA15/1774-1782). It also includes a letter from Selina Bunbury to Rev. W.A. Evanson requesting publication of work by an unnamed author in Fraser's Magazine (LA15/1783).
There are 5 boxes.

AccessBy prior appointment.
Century19th, 20th

A descriptive list for this collection is available for consultation in UCD Archives. 

Repository NameUCD Archives
AddressJames Joyce Library UCD Belfield Dublin 4
EircodeD04 R7R0
Telephone(01) 716-7555
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