[Insertions from the Sean O'Casey library collection]
Insertions from the Sean O'Casey library collection include: manuscript pages; notes; to-do lists; letters and messages from friends and famous people (e.g. Lionel Britton, Albert Folens, Antonio Frasconi); bookmarks; letters from cultural, literary and theatre associations, admirers and fans of his work; stamped and postmarked empty envelopes; publishers' letters and ephemera; bills and invoices ; newspaper clippings of articles, book reviews, theatre reviews, current affairs; correspondence from publishers to his wife after Sean O'Casey's death; postcards; family birthday and Christmas cards; 'mass cards'.
Highlights: pencil sketches for theatre sets [related to records LO 10627/ LO 11770] ; manuscript page in Irish [LO 10682] ; request to write open letter to President Harry Truman in defence of the Hollywood 10, 1950, with manuscript comment by Sean on the reason why he did not write it [LO 11702] ; typescript titled 'O'Casey Codex', Devon 1952 [LO 11702] ; collection of woodcuts from artist Antonio Frasconi [LO 11863].
Physical description: 3 boxes containing 25 folders (203 items), 1 large box (41 items- A3 size), 1 large folder (2 items- A2 size).
Sean O'Casey library collection
|Call Number||View in||Collection||NLI Holdings|
|LO LB 329||Main Reading Room (Librarian's Office) Special Access||Librarian's Office||2 items|
|LO LB 328||Main Reading Room (Librarian's Office) Special Access||Librarian's Office||41 items|
|LO 12022||Manuscripts Reading Room||Librarian's Office||Folders 1-9|
|LO 12023||Manuscripts Reading Room||Librarian's Office||Folders 10-18|
|LO 12024||Manuscripts Reading Room||Librarian's Office||Folders 19-25|