Berg Collection of English and American Literature
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, financial and legal documents,and a portrait. The manuscripts and typescripts include stage directions, lists of actors, extracts of reviews of performances, schedules, and other matters related to the Theatre, as well as articles, notes, and reviews by Sean O'Casey, a lecture by Alfred Wareing, and addresses by W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and J. M. Synge. The correspondence, dating from 1910 to 1928, includes lettersfrom the Theatre to Sean O'Casey, Lady Gregory, and W. B. Yeats, as well as letters relating to the Theatre between various correspondents, including Sara Allgood, Annie Elizabeth Fredericka Horniman, and Bertha June Lucas.
The bulk of the collection consists of financial documents, specifically weekly returns dating from 1920 to1931, financial statements, and lists of checks made out to various payees.
The Abbey Theatre in Dublin is an Irish theatrical company,founded in 1904 by William Butler Yeats and Lady Isabella Augusta Persse Gregory. J. M. Synge and Lady Gregory were its first directors. It is devoted to Irish drama.
Controlled Access Terms
- Abbey Theatre.
Additional Creator Names
- Allgood, Sara, 1883-1950.
- Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932.
- Horniman, Annie Elizabeth Fredericka, 1860-1937.
- Lucas, Bertha June (Richardson), Mrs.
- O'Casey, Sean, 1880-1964.
- Synge, J. M. (John Millington), 1871-1909.
- Wareing, Alfred, 1876-1942.
- Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939.
- Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932. fmo
- Mooney, Ria, 1903-1973. fmo