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.
- Majority of material found in 1925-1928
- Other: Date acquired: 10/28/1964
- Byrne, Donn, 1889-1928 (Family)
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Biographical / Historical
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.
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Source of Acquisition
Goodspeeds' Book Shop
Method of Acquisition
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