Yeats Collection

In 2002, through the generosity of the Yeats family, the personal library of William Butler Yeats was acquired by the National Library of Ireland. For the main part, the contents of the library have been described in both Edward O'Shea’s: A descriptive catalogue of W.B. Yeats's library (Garland, 1985) and by Wayne Chapman in his online The W.B. and George Yeats Library: a short-title catalog (© Clemson University 2006) which can be found at the Clemson University Digital Press website.

'Red Hanrahan' by WB Yeats, Macmillan, 1927. Illustrations by Norah McGuinness.'Red Hanrahan' by WB Yeats, Macmillan, 1927. Illustrations by Norah McGuinness.

The Yeats family also donated a substantial collection of editions of the works of W.B.Yeats, along with biographical and critical works. These are in the LO collection. You will appreciate that books from the Yeats Library are not for general consultation. Copies of most of the books therein are also available in the Library’s Irish and General Collections.

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