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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies

Healy Collection of Modern Irish Literature

The Collection

Location: Department of Special Collections, Green Library

Call Number: M0273

Size: 8 linear ft.

Finding Guides: A printed version is available in the reading room of the Department of Special Collections. Electronic versions of this finding guide are also available. If you have Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher, click here to connect to the XML version on the Stanford server; if not, click here for the html version on the Online Archives of California server. Books and periodicals from the collection are listed in SOCRATES.

Research Access and Use: Materials in the Department of Special Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Special Collections' Reading Room in the Cecil H. Green Library. The Reading Room is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Photocopies, photographs, and microfilm can be made of some materials in the collections. For more information about the collections and access policies, please contact Special Collections by telephone at (650) 725-1022, by electronic mail at or by regular mail at the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6004.

Highlights of the Healy Collection

James Augustine Healy was a New York stockbroker and bibliophile who collected books, letters, and manuscripts in the area of Irish literature from the 1930s until the time of his death in 1975. The collection consists of letters, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, broadsides, books, and prints. The collection includes material resulting from personal contact between James A. Healy and Oliver St. John Gogarty, Elizabeth C. Yeats, George Yeats, Ernest Boyd, Richard Campbell, and Irene Haugh. Others represented in the collection are Paul Henry; W. B. Yeats's father, brother, and two sisters; the Fay Brothers, Dudley Digges, James Joyce, John M. Synge, Maud Gonne, and George Moore. From the estate of the critic, Ernest Boyd, Healy obtained letters from English writers prompted by research Boyd did for his book, The Irish Literary Renaissance.

There are over 1000 books and periodicals by these authors and on related topics. The complete output of the Dun Emer Press, later the Cuala Press, of W. B. Yeats is included. The press published limited editions of works of living Irish writers, many of which are inscribed and annotated by Yeats. These are housed in Special Collections and are listed in SOCRATES under the heading Healy Collection. A supplementary collection of clippings, pamphlets, correspondence, and newspapers relating to political and economic conditions in Ireland from the Healy Collection is housed in the Hoover Institute, listed in SOCRATES under the heading Healy, James.


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