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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 884

W. B. Yeats letters to Katharine Tynan


Letters to Irish poet Katharine Tynan from Irish author W.B. (William Butler) Yeats.


  • 1893-1918

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.25 linear feet (1 volume)
Includes letters to Katherine Tynan Hinkson concerning business and personal matters, including discussions of Yeats' poetry and Hinkson's reviews, criticism of modern young poets, publishing, Yeat's plays (such as "Deidre"), and Hinkson's books. Also includes one letter to H. A. (Henry Albert) Hinkson, the husband of Katharine Tynan.

Biographical / Historical

Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist and prose writer. Katharine Tynan was an Irish poet and friend of Yeats.


Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-69. Purchased with the Morris Gray fund from Miss Pamela Hinkson; received: 1953 September 1.
Yeats, W.B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. W. B. Yeats letters to Katharine Tynan, 1893-1918: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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