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Donn Byrne Papers

 Collection — Container: MS Eng. 217
Call Number: MS Eng. 217

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the personal life and professional career of Irish novelist Donn Byrne, 1889-1928. Also included is correspondence addressed to Dorothea Donn Byrne, which mostly discuss Donn Byrne's literary matters.

Dates

  • 1915-1932
  • Majority of material found in 1925-1928
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/28/1964

Creator

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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Donn Byrne (Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne, 1889-1928, was born in New York City while his parents were there on a business trip. Shortly after, the family returned to Ireland. Donn Byrne grew up in Armagh and attended University College, Dublin. In 1911, he went to New York where he married Dorthea Cadogan, whom he met in college. Early in his career, he wrote for such publications as the New Catholic Encyclopedia, the Century Dictionary, and the New York Sun. His first short story appeared Smart Set in 1914, and in 1919 he published his first novel. Eventually, Donn Byrne brought his family  back to Ireland where he continued to write novels and short stories until his death.

Extent

614.00 Items

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically.

Source of Acquisition

Goodspeeds' Book Shop

Method of Acquisition

1964

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Rare Books and Manuscripts staff.
Title
Donn Byrne Papers
Date
01/00/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2013-01: Updated by Kimberly Reynolds, January 2013.

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