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Letters received by Seumas O'Sullivan

Call Number: MS P298


Letters to James Starkey, addressed to him as Seumas O'Sullivan, mostly dating from when he was editor of The Dublin Magazine. The letters are arranged alphabetically by writer; most items are addressed to "Starkey" or "James Starkey."


  • Creation: 1905 - 1951


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Biography of James Starkey

James Sullivan Starkey was born on July 17, 1879. In 1929 he married artist Estella Solomons. Starkey wrote under the name Seumas O'Sullivan, his works including books of poetry The Twilight People (1905), The Lamplighter and Other Poems (1929), Twenty-Five Lyrics (1933), and a collection of essays entitled The Rose and the Bottle (1946).

O'Sullivan founded the literary magazine The Dublin Magazine, editing it from 1923 to 1958. The magazine was briefly issued monthly but for most of its existence was issued quarterly. It included fiction, poetry, drama, and reviews, with contributions from many major Irish authors of the period. The magazine ceased publication with O'Sullivan's death in 1958.


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MS P298

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bertram Rota

Guide to the Seumas O'Sullivan Collection
Letters received by Seumas O'Sullivan
Finding aid prepared by am, 1961; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2020.
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Letters received by Seumas O'Sullivan, MS P298, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

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