Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence; Princess Grace Irish Library Residency; Thornfield Poets, 1997-2018

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence with Dermot McCabe (who had comments and edits for Fitzgerald's proof of Beyond the Sea), Carlo Gébler, Jessie Lendennie, Harry Clifton, Leeds University, Nessa O'Mahony, Colette O'Donoghue, Pushkin Trust, and the Duchess of Abercorn. The correspondence generally regards launch events, readings, submissions, and each others' works, and are accompanied by promotional materials like brochures and flyers, and photographs. There are some clippings and periodicals of some of Anne Fitzgerald's earliest published poetry. There is a small amount of teaching material from Fitzgerald's time at the Taos Institute of Art in New Mexico and the Poetry Ireland Centre consisting of correspondence, promotional material (brochures and pamphlets), and photographs.

Materials regarding Fitzgerald's Princess Grace Irish Library Residency in Monaco consist of correspondence, photographs, reviews, promotional materials, and teaching notes for workshops. Correspondents include Kieran McLoughlin, Judith Ganley, Bruce Stuart, Mark Armstrong, Mary Carroll Sullivan, and Francis O'Hara.

The Thornfield Poets materials consists primarily of correspondence; some meeting minutes and agendas; publicity ephemera, such as flyers, programs, and brochures; drafts of poems with revisions and editorial annotations; and a few financial accounts. The "Thornfielders" appearing in this box were Nessa O'Mahony, Eileen Casey, Susan Connolly, Louise C. Callaghan, Cecilia McGovern, Mary Rose Callan, Barbara McCloskey, Clairr O'Connor, Susan Schreibman, Enda Coyle Greene, Anne Fitzgerald, Mairide Woods, and Maggie O'Dwyer.


Materials are arranged in the order in which they were received.

Collection History


Four record cartons and two oversized folders of out-of-scope materials were removed from the collection. Deaccessioned materials include newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals; unannotated programs, brochures, posters, handouts, pamphlets, order catalogs, and other ephemera from conferences, events, and organizations; travel tickets, documents, and ephemera; duplicate materials, handouts, and printouts of webpages; financial and legal documents such as jury summons, applications, insurance documents, bank statements, utility bills; and a large amount of personal documents and objects such as grade school uniforms and correspondence, autographs, locks of hair, medical prescriptions, jewelry, and other materials.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy C. Vo in 2022. Where appropriate, materials were rehoused in archival folders and boxes with any creator-supplied titles transcribed. Materials were also rehoused in archival folders and boxes in instances where materials were loose in containers, or binders were damaged.

Finding aid written by Amy C. Vo in 2022.

The born-digital materials in this collection have been processed according to Princeton University Library's Born-Digital Processing Workflows. For more information on the workflow, please read our full Born-Digital Processing Information Note.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research, except for a journal in box 7 which will be open after Anne Fitzgerald's death.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection contains digital files, which may require specific software or hardware for access. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.

This collection contains digital files, which may require specific software or hardware for access. Refer to our Tips on Accessing Born-Digital Content for information on how to render these file formats.

Credit this material:

Correspondence; Princess Grace Irish Library Residency; Thornfield Poets; Anne Fitzgerald Papers, C1695, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Separated Materials

Commercial books, periodicals, and audiovisual media have been separated from the collection.

Thornfield Poets (Dublin, Ireland)
Forty Foot Press