Ref NoG49
TitleLetters from An Craoibhín
DescriptionA collection of letters either by or to Douglas Hyde, with no apparent link between the different letters. Autograph signed postcard, undated, to Fred Kirk from Hyde, allowing him to make any use he wishes of 'my Abhrain,' in red ink, signed 'Douglas Hyde'; Autograph testimonial for Gerald Spencer, a student of Hyde's at U.C.D., 4pp. giving copious details of his University record, signed as Prof. Modern Irish & Dean of Celtic Faculty N.U.I, dated June 12, 1930, with related envelope; Autograph signed letter to 'A Chara,' 17 Oct. 1929, in Irish, concerning back numbers of 'Irisleabhar' etc., on Adelaide Road notepaper; Autograph note signed 'An Craoibhin' on headed notepaper of Uachtaran na hEireann, to 'A Chara,' undated, in Irish, giving permission for use of a poem as requested, with a printed acknowledgement in Irish of congratulations on his election as President, undated; A letter to Hyde from 'C. O'Brien', possibly Charlotte O'Brien, telling a long and rambling story featuring Hyde and another friend named Arthur, also discussing some points of Irish grammar, mentioning 'my longhead illness,' travel plans etc., 8pp undated.
Physical DescriptionInk and paper
Extent6 items
Administrative HistoryDouglas Hyde (Irish: Dubhghlas de hÍde; 17 January 1860 – 12 July 1949), known as An Craoibhín Aoibhinn, was an Irish scholar of the Irish language who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and first president of the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time. He was Professor of Modern Irish at UCD from 1909 to 1932.
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