[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'.
Includes pencil sketches for theatre sets [related to records LO 10627/ LO 11770]; manuscript page in Irish [LO 10682]; a request to write an 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 entitled 'O'Casey Codex', Devon 1952 [LO 11702]; a 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||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||2 items|
|LO 12022||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Folders 1-9|
|LO 12023||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Folders 10-18|
|LO 12024||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||Folders 19-25|
|LO LB 328||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Librarian's Office||41 items|