An autograph signed manuscript letter [2pp.] from John O'Leary, dated 25 October 1903 [from 17 Temple St., Dublin] to Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clark, editor of 'The New York Herald' enclosing a typed and signed autograph letter from William Butler Yeats, [with autograph corrections in Yeats' own hand] on headed notepaper of John Quinn's New York residence "120 Broadway", dated 13 November, 1903;
|Main Creator:||O'Leary, John, 1830-1907|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Introducing Yeats to Clarke, O'Leary describes him as 'undoubtedly a man of genius' and 'a very good Irishman, in every acceptation of the word'. Yeats in his letter to Clarke asks to be allowed to call on him, remarking 'I have a vivid recollection of the pleasure it gave mewhen I came upon - a good many years ago - and read your play of Robert Emmet, which interested me greatly'. [This was a book by Clark entitled "Robert Emmet: A Tragedy of Irish History" published in 1888].
John Quinn resided in Lower Manhattan at 120 Broadway, New York at the time that Yeats' wrote this letter.
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