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Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, Letters to May Harrison, 1944-1950
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
11 signed autograph letters from Lord Dunsany (E. J. M. D. Plunkett) to violinist May Harrison, written from Dunsany Castle, Dunstrall Priory, and Cadogan Square, with a corrected typescript of his poem "To the Children of Greece" and a transcript by May Harrison of the account of a Yugoslav soldier. Harrison had asked Dunsany to write a poem highlighting the desperate condition of Greek children following German occupation, to be read at a charity concert that never took place but appeared in To Awaken Pegasus and Other Poems (1949).
The folders are arranged alphabetically by author or subject.
- Custodial History
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
Nothing was removed from the collection.
- Processing Information
Finding aid updated by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2014, and 2018-2023, by Fiona Bell '18 in 2015, by Kelly Bolding in 2016. During 2016 processing, the collection title was changed from Miscellaneous Hellenic Studies Collection to the present title to reflect the collection's nature and subject focus.
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The collection is open for research.
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- Credit this material:
Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957, Letters to May Harrison; Princeton University Library Collection of Modern Greek Materials, C0958, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
- Societé des Sciences d'Athènes
Boissonade, Jean-François, 1774-1857.
Coignet, Jules Louis Philippe, 1798-1860
Ferriol, Charles, marquis d'Argental, comte de, 1637-1722
Miller, Emmanuel, 1812-1867
Nikolaos, Prince of Greece (1872-1936)
Pappadopoulos, G. G. (Grēgorios G.), 1819-1873