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Writings and correspondence of Kenneth Reddin

Call Number: MS 14


Kenneth Reddin was an Irish novelist and district justice in the first half of the 20th century, sometimes writing under the pseudonym of Kenneth Sarr. This collection contains versions of two of his works, "Sable and Silver" and "Another Shore," personal correspondence with well-known figures of the Irish literary revival and political figures, and printed materials created by Irish poets and writers.


  • 1914 - 1958


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No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Kenneth Reddin

Kenneth Reddin was born in 1894 in Dublin to John and Annie Reddin. He joined the Irish Volunteers but was not directly involved in the Easter Rising of 1916. Nonetheless, he was arrested and spent a short time at the detention barracks in Stafford. Later, he would sign the Anglo-Irish treaty and become a district justice for Mullingar.

Kenneth Reddin often wrote under the pseudonym Kenneth Sarr and was well-known as a writer of prose and drama. One of his novels, Another Shore, was adapted to the screen by Ealing Studios. Reddin died in 1967, successful as both a writer and district justice.


1 linear foot (3 document cases)

Physical Location

MS 14

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Frank Hollings, 1961

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Writings and correspondence of Kenneth Reddin
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Writings and correspondence of Kenneth Reddin, Department of Special Collections, MS 14, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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