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Standish O'Grady papers

Call Number: MS P401


Papers of Irish author, journalist, and historian Standish James O'Grady, whose popular English version of Irish sagas earned him the title "father of the Irish literary revival" in the late 19th century, particularly after William Butler Yeats and other Irish authors made his work more widely known. "University Club Dublin" paper was used for pieces of correspondence located at Ba:3, Bb:1, Bd:1.


  • 1892-1928; undated


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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


6 folders : Binding: None. (A:1 formerly in cloth case with A:2, Be, and Bd:1).

Physical Location

MS P401

Custodial History

O'Hegarty: A:1-2; E a: 1-3; Bb:l; Bc:1-2; Bd:l. John Quinn (7355 in the 1924 catalogue): probably A:1. Ba:3 found in O'Hegarty copy of "Coming of Cuculain", 1894 (0-5768)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

O'Hegarty, 1959

Related Materials

There is a postcard from O'Grady to Patrick Kelly in the Patrick Kelly papers at Spencer Research Library, located at MS 120C:1.

Processing Information

Autobiographical sketch and some related correspondence formerly located in a cloth case at MS C81. The case has since been discarded for preservation reasons.

Guide to the Standish O'Grady Collection
Standish O'Grady papers
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1973; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Standish O'Grady papers, MS P401, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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