The John McGahern Papers
IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code: P71
Title: The John McGahern Papers
Date(s): c. 1958-2006
Extent: 32 Boxes
Location: James Hardiman Library, NUIG
CONTEXT
Biographical History

John McGahern was born in Dublin in 1934. For the first nine years of his life he lived in County Leitrim with his mother a national school teacher, while his father, a sergeant in the Gardaí Siochana stationed in County Roscommon, lived apart from the rest of the family. After his mother died in 1944 McGahern, who was the eldest, moved with his five sisters and one brother to live with his father in Cootehall, County Roscommon. The family lived in the Garda Barracks in the village. After attending a number of different national schools in Leitrim and Roscommon McGahern attended The Presentation College in Carrick-on-Shannon having won a half-scholarship in 1948. He then trained as a national school teacher at St.Patrick's college Drumcondra from 1952 to 1954. After taking up a teaching post at St. John the Baptist Boys National school in Clontarf in 1955 he began studying for a B.A. degree at University College Dublin at night. He graduated from U.C.D. in 1957. While working as a teacher in Clontarf he completed a novel 'The End or the Beginning of Love' which was accepted for publication by Faber and Faber, McGahern decided to withdraw the novel from publication believing that it wasn't good enough. In 1962, McGahern was awarded the prestigious AE Memorial Award from the Arts Council for an extract from the novel The Barracks , which would be published the following year by Faber and Faber. McGahern was also awarded The Macauley Fellowship after the publication of the book; this allowed him to take a year off teaching and to travel around Europe. His next novel The Dark published in 1965 was banned in Ireland by the Censorship Board. This led to his dismissal from his teaching post in Clontarf. McGahern then left Ireland and spent a number of years England, France and the United States. He was employed in various capacities including a spell as Research Fellow as the University of Reading in 1968 and as visiting Professor at Colgate University, New York in 1969. His first collection of short stories Nightlines was published in 1970, some of the stories had previously been published in periodicals including The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly and The Listener . After the publication of his next novel The Leavetaking in 1974, John McGahern returned to Ireland with his second wife Madeline Green and purchased a farm in County Leitrim. Over the following years McGahern divided his time between the farm in Leitrim and temporary posts in academia including further spells and in Colgate and as writer in residence in University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. McGahern continued to write short stories and novels. A short story collection Getting Through was published in 1978, a novel The Pornographer was published in 1979, and a further collection of short stories High Ground was published in 1985. His next novel Amongst Women which was published in 1990 was short listed for the Booker Prize. The Collected Stories was published in 1992. That They May Face The Rising Sun , his last novel, was published in 2002. A number of John McGahern's works have been adapted to the stage or screen both by himself and by other writers. An original piece for Television The Rockingham Shoot was broadcast in 1987, and an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's melodrama The Power of Darkness was staged by The Abbey Theatre in 1991 . John McGahern has also regularly contributed non-fiction pieces to newspapers and periodicals. He has written introductions and forewords to publications by other authors. He published his memoir simply entitled Memoir to great acclaim in 2005. John McGahern died of cancer in March 2006, his death was marked by tributes from public figures in Ireland and abroad. John McGahern's work has been translated into several languages and he has received many awards and honours, including the Society of Authors Award, the American-Irish Award, the prix Etrangere Ecuireuil and the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, The GPA Award and The Irish Times Award. He has received Honorary Doctorates from Trinity College Dublin and University College Galway.

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer

The collection was deposited by John McGahern at an official ceremony on October 6th 2003, addition material was deposited with the University by Madeline McGahern in September 2006. A small amount of additional material was deposited by Madeline McGahern in June 2007.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of drafts of John McGahern published works, it also includes a small amount of correspondence and other material which relate to publication and John McGahern's writing career in general. The collection includes drafts of all six of John McGahern's published novels as well as drafts of his unpublished novel 'The End or the Beginning of Love'. It also includes drafts of all 37 of his published short stories, and 10 different dramatic pieces, some of which are adaptations of his own work, others of which were never produced. The collection also includes drafts of most but not all of John McGahern's published non-fiction and several drafts of his autobiographical work Memoir . For the purposes of description drafts are characterized as being either handwritten, typescript or faircopy. 'Faircopy' describes any draft that is almost identical to a published piece and contains few if any handwritten amendments. The vast majority of typescript drafts contain handwritten amendments or additions. In many instances drafts are considered partial in that only part of a longer draft has survived or the original draft was of only part of the complete work. Where drafts consisted of a small number of pages, typically ten or less for novels or three or less for short stories they are described as fragments and grouped together with other fragments of the same format and work for the purposes of description e.g. 'Handwritten fragments of Amongst Women '. It is clear from the presence of fragments and from the pagination on drafts that not all drafts of every work survive. Indeed this is true for the vast majority of works. The number of drafts of each work in the collection varies considerably, for example while only two drafts and a number of fragments of the short story 'The Recruiting Officer' are included in the collection, in contrast 15 drafts and a number of fragments of the short story 'Parachutes' are included in the collection. This may of course be a reflection of the different writing processes involved in writing the two stories. The papers are in very good physical condition.

System of arrangement

For the purposes of arrangement the collection has be divided into 7 main series: 'Novels' , 'Short Fiction', 'Drama' , 'Non-Fiction' , 'Non-Literary Material', 'Translations' and 'Original works not written by John McGahern'. The latter two of these groups included very few items, however it wasn't possible to logically include them in any of the other series. The four series which constitute the bulk of the collection: 'Novels' , 'Short Fiction' , 'Drama' and 'Non-Fiction' consist primarily of drafts of works which were published (or staged/broadcast). These series also include a small amount of related material such as lists of queries from publishers relating to the text. Within these series material is arranged by work, i.e. all the drafts for each individual novel, short story, dramatic piece or work of non-fiction are arranged together. For each work the drafts are arranged roughly in the chronological order they were written. However because very few drafts were dated it hasn't been possible to arrange drafts in a definitive chorological order. Drafts have been arranged by analyzing changes in the text. In many instances however partial drafts were of different sections of a work with no overlap so it was impossible to find any 'changes' between them. In these instances drafts of earlier sections of a book have been arranged before later sections, e.g. a draft of chapter one would appear in the list before a draft of chapter two. This collection includes drafts of a small number of short stories which have never been published. These stories have however been incorporated or adapted into published novels. For the purposes of arrangement they have been placed with early drafts of the novels which they were incorporated into rather than with 'Short Fiction'. Similarly a prose version of McGahern's original television drama The Rockingham Shoot has been arranged with drafts of the dramatic version of the piece. In many instances drafts of two or move works are contained in the same physical document, for example a copy book or in some instance two sides of a loose sheet. For the purposes of arrangement such items have been place with other drafts of one of those works and cross referenced in the descriptive list with the others. In some instances it may have been physically possible to separate different works by removing staples. In order to preserve the evidential value of the fact that two or more works may have been in progress at the same time documents of this type have been left in tact. For example early drafts of 'The White Boat' published in 1997 appear in the same copybook as drafts of The Rockingham Shoot broadcast in 1987. Addition material was deposited Madeline McGahern in June 2007. Where possible this material was integrated with existing material, for example the opening page of a typescript draft of The Leavetaking was placed with the rest of that draft.(P71/102). In many cases it was not possible to integrate the newly deposited material with material that was already listed. An additional series 'Accessioned in June 2007' was created with sub-series reflecting the existing arrangement of the collection.

CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE AREA
Conditions governing access

This collection is available to all bona fide researchers, and subject to the conditions of access governing consultation of archival material at the James Hardiman Library. For a full statement of these conditions see:

http://www.library.nuigalway.ie/archives/conditionsofaccess/

A small number of items have restrictions placed on access to them. Access to these items which are of a personal nature is available only to bona fide researchers with permission from John McGahern's estate. Any application for access must be made through the Archivist.

All reproductions of material from this collection are subject to the conditions of access. Any requests for publication of extracts of more than 200 words must be agreed in writing by the McGahern Estate. The most appropriate form of reference is Title of item; date of item: Reference Number (P71/??), James Hardiman Library Archives, NUI Galway.

For further information please contact specialcollections@nuigalway.ie.

Finding aids

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1 Novels
Date:c. 1960-2002 Extent:288 items

1.1 The End or The Beginning of Love

See Also P71/22
Publication Note:

Unpublished and unfinished novel written between 1957 and 1961, extracts of which appeared in X, II: 2, April 1961, reprinted in X Anthology. Ed. David Wright. Oxford: Oxford University Press 1988.

Date:c. 1957-1961 Extent:10 items

P71/1 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning 'After the examinations in early June, the days dragged leisurely towards the long holidays.'

Date:n.d. Extent:31 pp

P71/2 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning '...the fur-coated women of the towns'.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/3 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning 'The night crossing was calm. Many young girls were red-eyed with weeping and some of the men stared strangely out to sea.' Paginated pp1-46, only one side of each page is paginated, however both sides are written on.

Date:n.d. Extent:92 pp

P71/4 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning 'Five visitors came into the house.' Paginated pp 92-118.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/5 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning' "Pat anyhow got off the train at Liverpool Street with his two cardboard cases under his oxters" Sligo began.'

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/6 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments from early drafts of 'The End or The Beginning of Love'.

Date:n.d. Extent:62 pp

P71/7
See Also

P71/298

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of the opening section of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning 'After she came from hospital in late autumn the tenderness of the early years of their marriage revived between them for a little time.' Paginated pp 2-11, missing page 6 the reverse side of which is used in a handwritten draft of 'Strandhill, The Sea'(P71/298).

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/8 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The End or The Beginning of Love', beginning' "And who do you love best of all, Hugh?"' page 11 missing, last three pages also missing, paginated pp 1-304.

Date:n.d Extent:300 pp

P71/9 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning' "And who do you love best of all, Hugh?" ', includes a small number of handwritten amendments. Missing pp 18 - 26, 31, 57-60. Although all pages are bound together and a title page is included it appears that pp 1-17 comes from a different draft, pp 27-304 identical to P71/8.

Date:n.d Extent:294 pp

P71/10 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening section of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning' "...And who do you love most of all, Hugh?"' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

1.2 The Barracks

See Also P71/699-701
Publication Note:

Novel first published in 1963 by Faber and Faber. John McGahern received the AE Memorial Award of the Irish Arts Council in 1962 for extracts of the novel, one of these extracts was published in the Dolmen Miscellany of Irish Writing in 1962 under the title 'A Barrack Evening'

Date:c. 1962-1963 Extent:18 items

1.2.1 Drafts

P71/11 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter six of The Barracks beginning 'Christmas was coming.' Paginated pp 1-52.

Date:n.d. Extent:52 pp

P71/12 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter seven of The Barracks beginning 'They had risen from their knees about the bed, the pairs of beads still in their hands, and the children went to Elizabeth to wish her goodnight, the pair of girls with their lips, a touch of fingers from the boy, and then to Regan, who stayed in the room after they had gone.' Paginated pp 1- 46, missing page 8.

Date:n.d. Extent:45 pp

P71/13 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of The Barracks from chapter five to the end of the novel; begins 'It was weeks before she was able to take her place in the house again, the shock of homecoming over, the newness and strangeness of things that'd been familiar as parts of her own body worn away....' Paginated pp 146 - 318, four page insertion placed after page 288 with inscription 'insert as a paragraph in page 288'.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 175 pp

P71/14 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of The Barracks .

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/15 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening section of The Barracks beginning 'Mrs. Mahoney darned an old woollen sock as the February night came on, her head intently bent, catching the threads on the needle by the light of the fire, the daylight having gone with out her noticing.' Includes handwritten amendments, 'Mahoney' amended to 'Regan', 'Francie' to 'Willie' and 'Maura' to 'Una'; typescript title 'A Barracks Evening' crossed out. Paginated pp 1-36.

Date:n.d. Extent:36 pp

P71/16 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Barracks beginning '...give up - he would clear out yet. Every year he made money out of turf and this year he rented more turf banks than ever, starting, starting to strip them the day after he had the potatoes and early cabbage planted.' Contains handwritten amendments, inscription on page 114 reads 'Omit the next scene: too violent to be true to the woman's personality'. Paginated pp 113 - 122.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/17 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Barracks beginning '...resting place. He carried the heavy Patrol Book under his arm.' Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 14 -34, comes from the same draft as P71/18-21, this draft is identical to the same section in P71/22.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/18 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Barracks beginning 'Willie went down to the dayroom to discover if Casey wanted any messages done before they went to school.' Includes handwritten amendments, also includes title page with inscription 'From John McGahern, 57 Howth Rd, Clontarf, Dublin.' Paginated pp 46 -55, comes from the same draft as P71/17, P71/19-21, this draft is identical to the same section in P71/22.

Date:n.d. Extent:38 pp

P71/19 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Barracks beginning '...it came to their own turn and she knew that neither she nor he were exceptions.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 85- 121, comes from the same draft as P71/17-18, P71/20-21, this draft is identical to the same section in P71/22.

Date:n.d. Extent:35 pp

P71/20 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a part of The Barracks beginning '...visit them which she never accepted; and his burial in her own mind till the day she'd die.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 96 -101, comes from the same draft as P71/17-19, P71/21, this draft is identical to the same section in P71/22.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/21 Scope and Content:

Fragments of a typescript draft of The Barracks , these fragments come from the same draft as P71/17-20, this draft is identical to the same section in P71/22.

Date:n.d. Extent:39 pp

P71/22
See Also

P71/1-10, P71/289-309

Scope and Content:

Typescript drafts of a number of pieces bound together; including a draft entitled 'Section of a Novel' which is a large extract from The Barracks beginning 'Mrs. Reegan darned an old woollen sock as February night came on, her head bent, catching the treads on the needle....' Several other sections of the Barracks are also included, however they are bound together in the wrong order. Also includes 'Episodes from a Novel' which consists of extracts from 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning 'It was fearful to lie there in the night, the moonlight on the scarred brass bells that hung from the railing at the foot of the bed, and wait for Mahoney to come home.' This extract appeared in X magazine in 1961. Also contains typescript draft of 'Coming into his Kingdom'' ' beginning ' "They're in love! They're in love! They're in love! Nora's in love with Stevie," ' the crowd of children cried at the fallen girl and boy.' Also contains a handwritten fragment of 'Strandhill, The Sea.' All drafts contain some handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 400 pp

P71/23 Scope and Content:

Proofs of 'A Barrack Evening' the opening section of The Barracks which appeared in 'The Dolmen Miscellany of Irish Writing' in 1962. Includes handwritten spelling corrections which appear in the Dolmen collection and a small number of handwritten amendments which appear in the published version of the complete novel.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/24 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of The Barracks , beginning 'Mrs. Regan darned an old woolen sock as the February night came on, her head bent, catching the threads on the needle by the light of the fire, the daylight gone without her noticing.' Contains a small number of corrections, paginated 1-238.

Date:n.d Extent:238 pp

P71/25 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of part of the The Barracks beginning 'Mrs. Regan darned an old woollen sock as the February night came on', contains a few handwritten corrections, paginated pp 1-126, identical apart from corrections to the same section of P71/24.

Date:n.d. Extent:126 pp

P71/26 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of part of the The Barracks beginning '...their way out of the earth in the garden and Reegan covered them against the frost, but without much care, the turf was his whole care.' Contains a few handwritten corrections, paginated pp 219-237, identical apart from corrections to the same section of P71/24.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

1.2.2 Related Material

P71/27 Scope and Content:

Notes of the inscriptions from the headstones of two soldiers, one reads 'Thomas [Edwards] was killed in action in Normandy on 4th August 1944 and was buried in an orchard adjoining the church yard at Courteil South of Gaumont', the other named as 'Capt. Edward Charles, Irish Guards, killed in action on 6th November 1914 at Klien Billebecke near Ypres and has no known grave'. These inscriptions appear in chapter seven of The Barracks , reverse side contains other notes which probably relate to the same scene in the novel.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/28 Scope and Content:

Typescript précis of The Barracks , at the start of the précis McGahern states that 'The book is completed, except its last writing, which I am sorry I could not present even in the early chapters', he goes on to discuss the characters and relationships in the novel. Elizabeth's relationship with Regan is discussed at length, inscription on final page reads 'With Love to Jimmy, May 1962, John.' Paginated pp 1 - 8.

Date:May 1962 Extent:8 pp (2 copies)

P71/29 Scope and Content:

Paper back copy of The Barracks containing handwritten inscription and amendments made by John McGahern. No evidence that these amendments were ever implemented in later editions. In an enclosed letter dated 16 January 2007 from Madeline McGahern addressed to The James Hardiman Library, she writes 'John might have been using this copy in France when The Barracks was on the Agrégation. Some of the markings are similar to passages he marked for readings.' The Agrégation is a competitive examination for positions in the public education system in France.

Date:n.d. Extent:232 pp

1.3 The Dark
Publication Note:

Novel first published by Faber and Faber in 1965. The book was banned in Ireland when it was first published. An extract was published in Queen on 24 March 1965 under the title 'The Four-Letter Word', another extract was published in 'Today and Yesterday in Northern Ireland'[pupils pamphlet], the pamphlet accompanied a broadcast produced by B.B.C. Radio for Schools.

Date:1964-1965 Extent:33 items

1.3.1 Drafts

P71/30 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 1 of the The Dark beginning 'It was always late when they finished.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/31 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 3 of The Dark beginning 'There were things to do - count the 32 boards across the ceiling and the confusion of knots under the varnish, fix your eyes on the gleaming of the broken brass bells at the foot of the bed....' Paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/32 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of chapter 4 of The Dark beginning 'Between the bare ash trees they picked the potatoes, the stripped branches, pale as human limbs in the rain.' Paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/33 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the first part of chapter 5 The Dark beginning 'The woman stood with her mouth open in a yawn, her arms stretched themselves above her head, and laid bare the growth of dark hair in both armpits.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/34 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the second part of chapter 5 The Dark beginning ' In October they'd go to town and buy boots in Earley's for the winter, always too large in case their feet grew before they were completely worn.' Paginated pp 1-2.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/35 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 6 of The Dark beginning 'He came in mad with frustration crazy to do some one.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/36 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapters 7,8 and 9 of The Dark beginning 'About the confession boxes the queues knelt and waited, dark in their corners, only an outline of the stations on the walls and the morning evergreens through windows....' Paginated pp 1-16.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/37 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 12 of The Dark beginning ' "There's the oil lamp, and matches if you feel you need it, a chair for your clothes; and there's a glass and jug of drinking water that I told John to leave by the bed, it's good sometimes if you grow thirsty through the night." ' Paginated pp 1- 14.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/38 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 13, 14, 15, 16 of The Dark beginning 'Feverish flux of the mind remained after the priest had gone: rage he'd been strapped down to squalor, nobody had right to do that to anybody and shame, what must the priest think of him every time he looked at him anymore, the restless awfulness of it all.' Reverse side of one of the pages contains an Irish National Teachers' Organisation circular, paginated pp 1-33, some pages not paginated.

Date:n.d. Extent:34 pp

P71/39 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 17 of The Dark beginning 'There was that momentary silence of shock when they came into the kitchen, by the back way and without knocking, opening slow the doors for warming.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/40 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapters 18, 19, 20, The Dark beginning 'There could be no peace in the big kitchen through the winter.'

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/41 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 21 of The Dark beginning 'All but the exam classes had been let away on summer holidays , and the ordinary strain of the school days were completely relaxed, effort to ease the strain of waiting for the exam, closer and closer it came on a count of days.' paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/42 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapters 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 of The Dark beginning' About the house everyone grew quiet and attentive towards him, as if he carried a mystery with him.' Paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/43 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapters 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 of The Dark beginning ' In early October he would go to the University in Galway.' Paginated pp 1- 21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/44 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 1 of The Dark beginning ' "Say what you said," Mahoney was exultant.' Paginated a-e, a later draft than P71/30.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/45 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 5 The Dark beginning 'One day she will come to me, a dream of flesh in frothing flimsiness of lace, cold silk against my hands.' Paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/46 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 27 (chapter 28 in the published version) of The Dark beginning 'He found his way from the station to the small restaurant Mrs. Flaherty kept on Prospect Hill.' First page not paginated, then paginated pp 195-198, 200, may have formed part of P71/47, seems to come from an earlier draft that the same section of P71/47.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/47 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of The Dark beginning ' "Say what you said because I know." ' , divided into chapters 1-30, these chapters don't correspond exactly to those in the published novel because chapter 2 of the published novel was added later. Paginated pp 1- 229.

Date:n.d. Extent:229 pp

P71/48 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of The Dark , these pages are either additions to or rewritings of parts of P71/47.

Date:n.d. Extent: 19 pp

P71/49 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of The Dark .

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/50 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Dark beginning " 'Say what you said because I know.' " Title page carries the title 'The Pit', chapter numbers don't correspond to the published version of the novel, chapter 2 of the published version not included in this draft. Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-194.

Date:n.d. Extent:195 pp

P71/51 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Dark beginning " 'Say what you said because I know.' " Title page carries the title 'The Pit', chapter numbers don't correspond to the published version of the novel, chapter 2 of the published version not included in this draft. Contains handwritten amendments, identical to P71/50 apart from handwritten amendments. paginated pp 1-194.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 195 pp

P71/52 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of The Dark .

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/53 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 2 of The Dark beginning 'They all got beatings, often for no reason, because they laughed when he was in a foul humour, but they learned to make him suffer: to close their life against him and to leave him to himself.' Paginated pp 1-9.'

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/54 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft chapter 2 of The Dark beginning 'They all got beatings, often for no reason, because the laughed when he was in foul humour, but they learned to make him suffer- to close their life against him and to leave him to himself.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/55 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of chapter 19 of The Dark beginning 'Holly with red berries was got from Oakport, ivy nearer home, for the bare walls.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/56 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of chapter 19 of The Dark beginning 'Holy with red berries was got from Oakport; ivy nearer home, for the bare walls.' Paginated pp a - e.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/57 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of chapter 22 of The Dark beginning 'The days immediately before the exam took on the quality of a dream: time passing, the will paralyzed, watching the certain flow towards the brink in helpless fear and fascination, it could not be true and yet it was drawing relentlessly close.' Paginated a-c.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/58 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of chapter 28 of The Dark beginning ' "We don't go in for students but because Brother Benedict sent you we can't see you stuck." ' Paginated pp a-d.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/59 Scope and Content:

Typescript drafts of part of chapter 19 of The Dark beginning 'Holly with red berries was got from Oakport; ivy nearer home, for the bare walls.' includes handwritten amendments;.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/60 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of chapter 22 of The Dark beginning 'The days immediately before the exam took on the quality of a dream: time passing, the will paralyzed, watching the certain flow towards the brink in helpless fear and fascination, it could not be true and yet it was drawing relentlessly close.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/61 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of chapter 28 of The Dark beginning 'We don't go in for students but because Brother Benedict sent you we can't see you stuck.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

1.3.2 Related Material

P71/62 Scope and Content:

Handwritten list of notes relating to The Dark probably answers to queries for a translation for example 'Page 50 Line 18 'Play on words, patience is a name of a particular game of cards played alone, and in the sense of patiently passing time alone.', 'Page 170 Line 5 Jib = slang for a first-year students at university, freshman. It's sailing in origin. To jib drinks is to avoid drinks, fear of getting drunk, A jibber.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/63 Scope and Content:

Typescript list of notes relating to The Dark , a typed version of P71/62.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

1.4 The Leavetaking

See Also P71/702
Publication Note:

Novel first published in 1974, three extracts were published in The New Review in August 1974. A revised edition was published by Faber and Faber in 1984. Unpublished short story 'The Going' was incorporated into the novel.

Date:c.1963-1984 Extent:54 items

1.4.1 Drafts

See Also P71/402 , 1178 , 1426

P71/64 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Going' beginning ' "Who do you love most of all Jim? " she asked, her head raised against the pile of pillows on the bed, a blue wool cardigan protecting her shoulders, her face turned towards the low window sill where he sat.' Paginated pp 1 - 36.

Date:n.d. Extent:35 pp

P71/65 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part 2 of 'The Going' beginning 'The telephone rang down in the dayroom, it seldom rang, and when it did usually wanted their father.' paginated pp 1-14, missing page 13.

Date:n.d. Extent: 13 pp

P71/66 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part 2 of 'The Going' beginning 'The Telephone rang in the dayroom, and it usually wanted their father, four days gone since he'd lifted them off the lorry with a kiss and hardly any echoes left in the great barracks that had been empty of children for so long before.' this section is entitled 'The Death', opening and final page not paginated intervening pages paginated pp 26-42.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/67 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part 2 of 'The Going' beginning 'The Telephone rang down in the dayroom and it usually wanted their father in four days hardly any echoes left in the great barracks that had been empty for so long before.' Paginated pp 25 - 49.

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/68 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'The Going'.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/69 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part 1 'The Going' beginning ' "Who do you love most of all, Jim?'' ' includes several handwritten amendments; first page includes John McGahern's address: 'John McGahern, 57 Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland' Written before McGahern left Ireland. Paginated pp 1- 24.

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/70 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part 1 of 'The Going' beginning ' "Who do you love most of all, Jim?" '; latter pages missing, includes several handwritten amendments. Paginated pp 1-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/71 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Going' beginning ' "Who do you love most of all, Stevie?" ' ; paginated pp 1-37.

Date:n.d. Extent:37 pp

P71/72 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments drafts of 'The Going'.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/73 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of The Leavetaking beginning 'The children woke early, there was a quarrelling over clothes or the washbasin or breakfast, they were solemn, they were waiting, in a few hours they knew they'd be moving.' An early draft, contains elements of 'The Stoat'' ' . Paginated pp 1-89.

Date:n.d. Extent:94 pp

P71/74 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing handwritten drafts of two portions of part 1 The Leavetaking , one beginning ' "Who do you love the most in the world?" ', the other beginning 'I watch the gulls shadows float among on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell. Its brass tongue in my hand.'

Date:n.d. Extent:56 pp

P71/75
See Also

P71/356-369, P71/965

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'Coming from the spring sunlight into blinded darkness of the sickroom he paused in his slow way at the door for the vagueness to harden about the bed where she lay, for the pale face to show on the pillow of her hair against the linen, but when it did grow mutely clear it was easier for him to remain standing in the doorway than to draw closer.' Also contains a handwritten draft of 'Wheels'' ' beginning 'I was going home, in the morning cold of Westland Row Station, three porters pushing a trolley up the near empty platform, loose wheels rattling.' Also contains a handwritten draft of a review of ' Between Life and Death ' by Nathalie Sarraute beginning ' "Nearer to me a fine mist" This is I suppose, the description of the final bringing together of "the world of literature and the world of life" '.

Date:n.d. Extent:49 pp

P71/76
See Also

P71/697-698

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'They moved away from the house.' Also contains a handwritten draft of ' Sinclair ' a dramatisation of 'Why We're Here'' ' beginning '... me no end those 4 pints after the auction.'

Date:n.d. Extent:53 pp

P71/77 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing handwritten drafts of 2 portions of part 1 of The Leavetaking ; one begins 'I knew he was about to go, the two day visit over; and to avoid the awkwardness of the unfelt emotion of the leavetaking climbed into the ash tree, where I could watch him go without being seen.' The other begins 'I was swinging under the ash tree when they came out and, rather than face them scrambled up into the hiding of it high branches.'

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/78 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning ' "Who do you love most in the world?" ' Paginated pp 21-41.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/79 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'The casual accidents that bring us forth become the certain accident of our going, for if she had not lingered in her classroom that spring evening I would not be, that egg his seed gave my life to would have dropped in its own blood, and I would have remained in Nothingness, as perfectly complete as God on the opposite Pole, a calming thought.' Some pages written on the reverse side of headed paper from Colgate University.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/80 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'The end I then foresaw will come tonight at nine and I am almost glad; the burden of concealment is at an end as well. ' This section appears in part 2 of the published version of the novel, however in all but the latest drafts it forms part of part 1. Paginated pp 1- 12.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/81 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning '...we had a plate of shelled prawns and brown bread with our second glass of stout in the tavern and then we found ads for rooms in a glass case outside a newsagents .' Paginated pp 43 - 120.

Date:n.d. Extent:77 pp

P71/82 Scope and Content:

Pages from P71/81 that were revised, paginated pp 61-62, 65, 68-74.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/83 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning ' "The bride came down the aisle to the tune of 'Here Comes The Bride', dressed all in white, looking the picture of death." was found in a yellowed letter after her mother in law's death, her son describing his wedding day to her since she'd been too ill to come. ' Paginated pp 1-4

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/84 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning ' "The bride came down the aisle to the tune of here comes the bride, dressed all in white, looking the picture of death," was found in faded ink among the letters in a trunk after her mother-in-law's death, a description of her wedding day.'

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/85 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning ' When the lorry got to the barrack we saw him immaculate in his blue uniform, the high collar unhooked on a bare throat because of the heat....'

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/86 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'Crazy word came Sunday from the barracks.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/87 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning 'The queue in Granby Row those Sunday afternoons for the Kingsway, far as Matt Talbot's alter, the dust coated flowers before the picture of the virgin on the wall changing as the year changed, the wooden kneeler shredded by knees and elbows dark with dirt and ready to break.'

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/88 Scope and Content:

Several drafts of the first line of P71/87.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/89 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning ' "One day I'd say Mass for her." ' paginated pp 1-76, two versions of page 60.

Date:n.d. Extent:77 pp

P71/90 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning ' We found a café open near Liverpool Street Station: it was ajostle with crowds from the Sunday Market, many of them Jews.' Paginated pp 179-182.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/91 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 2 The Leavetaking beginning 'Like fingering worn coins I go over her words and try to animate them the one way possible by imagining them back through my own life, garlanding them with my own memories, embellishing with what I love, my own life.' paginated pp 1 -45.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/92 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning 'She came back to the room late and was very excited, "Pop can be such good company when he is nice. He took me to dinner." ' Paginated pp 201-229, 330-341, 242-263, pagination pp 330-341 appears to be a mistake.

Date:n.d. Extent:64 pp

P71/93 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning ' As I Leave the school a last time on the old 44a I know the world of the school will be soon as far away as that world of her father, becoming only presences in the mind and even the mind itself will one day go....' Paginated pp 1-31.

Date:n.d. Extent:31 pp

P71/94 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments from The Leavetaking .

Date:n.d. Extent:51 pp

P71/95
See Also P71/965
Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening section of the first part of The Leavetaking beginning 'I watch a gull's shadow float among feet on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell, its brass tongue in my hand, and think after all the first constant was water.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1- 38.

Date:n.d. Extent:38 pp

P71/96 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening section of part 1 of The Leavetaking , beginning 'I watch a gull's shadow float on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell, its brass tongue in my hand, and think after all the first constant was water.' Paginated pp 1-42.

Date:n.d. Extent:42 pp

P71/97 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening section part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'I watch a gull's shadow float among feet on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell, its brass tongue in my hand, and think after all the first constant was water.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-42.

Date:n.d. Extent:42 pp

P71/98 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'Crazy word came Sunday from the barracks.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp a-d.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/99 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a portion of part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'Crazy word came Sunday from the barracks.' Paginated pp a-d.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/100 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a portion of the part 1 of The Leavetaking beginning 'Crazy word came Sunday from the barracks.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp a-o.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/101 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning '...group with the formal "Excuse me please." ' Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 130-148.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/102 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning ' "One day I'd say Mass for her" ' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d Extent:11 pp

P71/103 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning 'We found a café open near Liverpool Street Station: it was a jostle with crowds from the Sunday Market, many of them Jews.' Includes handwritten amendments and additions, paginated pp 179-206, 200-204.

Date:n.d. Extent:32 pp

P71/104 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a portion of part 2 of The Leavetaking beginning 'When he'd unlocked the cabinet he took out an unopened bottle of 'Paddy' and held it to the light.' Contains handwritten amendments. Paginated pp 212-233.

Date:n.d Extent:61 pp

P71/105 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Leavetaking beginning 'I watch a gull's shadow float among feet on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell, its brass tongue in my hand, and think after all the first constant was water.' Contains handwritten amendments, includes all of part 1 and a large part of part 2. Paginated pp 1- 211.

Date:n.d. Extent:211 pp

P71/106 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Leavetaking beginning 'I watch a gull's shadow float among feet on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell, its brass tongue in my hand, and think after all that the first constant was water.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1- 115, latter pages missing.

Date:n.d. Extent:116 pp

P71/107 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Leavetaking beginning 'I watch a gull's shadow float among feet on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell, its brass tongue in my hand, and think after all that the first constant was water.' Contains a small number of amendments and inscriptions, was sent from Faber and Faber to John McGahern at 2 Marris House, Upper Claremont, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Paginated pp 1- 173. Typescript identical to P71/106, pages 36-46 have been moved an inserted after page 159, page numbering amended by hand to accommodate this change. This change is reflected in the published 1974 version of the novel.

Date:n.d. Extent:175 pp

P71/108 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of three extracts of The Leavetaking beginning 'I watch a gull's shadow float among feet on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell, its brass tongue in my hand, and think after all the first constant was water', 'Crazy word came Sunday from my father', ' "The bride came down the aisle to the tune of here Comes the Bride, dressed all in white, looking the picture of death," was found in faded ink among the letters in a trunk after her mother-in-law's death, a description of her wedding day.' May have been published in 'The New Review' , paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/109 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of The Leavetaking .

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/110 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of the second part of the revised edition of The Leavetaking beginning ' "One day I'd say Mass for her." '.

Date:n.d. Extent:60 pp

P71/111 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the second part of the revised edition of The Leavetaking beginning ' "One day I'd say Mass for her." ' Includes pages from the original edition, also includes handwritten amendments. paginated pp 1 - 87.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 87 pp

1.4.2 Related Material

P71/112 Scope and Content:

List of queries relating to The Leavetaking compiled by Mrs. E.M. Beck, each query gives a page number and line number; most relate to grammar, for example '[Page] 35, line 3 For "Newsagents" read "Newsagent's"'.

Date:October 11 1973 Extent:2 pp

P71/113 Scope and Content:

List of 'Queries for Author' form The Leavetaking , each query gives a page and line number from draft P71/106; queries relate mostly to syntax, grammar, repetition, the use of the Irish language expressions in direct speech and factual accuracy for example '[Page] 64 line 1 Would green plums be around in spring? Would child realize if not ?'.

Date:n.d. (1973) Extent:4 pp

P71/114 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft brief synopsis of the The Leavetaking beginning with a quote from the first line of the book followed by 'The teacher on schoolyard duty is to be dismissed at nine of the actual day of the novel by the Authorities for, in their eyes, his immoral relationship with an American divorcée'. Contains handwritten amendments and additions.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/115 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the first two pages of The Leavetaking , possibly taken from galley proofs.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/116 Scope and Content:

Handwritten list of additions to The Leavetaking , items include 'P 144 Isobel Maria' , 'P 148 L 3 a newsagent's' appears, to apply to the revised edition.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/117 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of selected pages from part one of The Leavetaking with handwritten amendments, also typescript page of the introduction to the revised edition beginning ' "The Leavetaking" was written as a love story, its two parts deliberately different in style.' Also photocopies of the title pages with revisions made for the revised edition.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

1.5 The Pornographer

See Also P71/770-782 , 1222
Publication Note:

Novel first published by Faber and Faber in 1979. Unpublished short story 'A Simple Story' was incorporated into the novel.

Date:1970-1979 Extent:41 items

1.5.1 Drafts

P71/118 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning ' "You have all you need to know written down?" the man asked.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:c. 1970 Extent:8 pp

P71/119 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'They met on Friday upstairs in Kavanagh's Lounge and she talked and talked an endless embarrassment of who had said what to her and what she had said back in the office and her home, and he drank, drank until what she said seemed as far away as the sea....' Paginated pp 19-29.

Date:c.1970 Extent:11 pp

P71/120 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning ' "I told Murray I was going out with you this evening and he was furious and called you that pigmanure editor." ' Paginated pp 30-91, some pages missing.

Date:c. 1970 Extent:60 pp

P71/121 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of early drafts of The Pornographer , reverse side of one of the pages contains a copy of a letter from John McGahern, giving the address 1 Rue Christine, Paris 6 and dated 29 June 1970; the letter is addressed to Patrick and relates to arranging a for Patrick and his partner to 'drop by' John and Madeline's residence. P71/118-120 are almost certainly from around the same date as these fragments.

Date:1970 Extent:27 pp

P71/122 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a 'A Simple Story' beginning 'My Aunt and uncle left the mountains where they'd grown up as soon as they'd finished school to work in the small town, she in a shop he in a garage.' Paginated pp 1-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/123 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Simple Story' beginning 'My Aunt and uncle left the mountains where they'd grown up as soon as they'd finished school to work in the small town, she in a shop he in a garage.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/124 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Simple Story' beginning 'My aunt and uncle left the mountains where they'd grown up as soon as they'd finished school to work in the small town, she in a shop, he in a garage.' Identical to P71/125, no amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/125 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Simple Story' beginning 'My Aunt and uncle left the mountains where they'd grown up as soon as they'd finished school to work in the small town, she in a shop he in a garage.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/126 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of 'A Simple Story' (P71/125) beginning 'My aunt and uncle left the mountains where they'd grown up as soon as they'd finished school to work in the small town, she in a shop, he in a garage.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/127 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Simple Story' beginning 'My aunt and uncle left the mountains where they'd grown up as soon as they'd finished school to work in the small town, she in a laundry, he in a garage.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/128 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'After the few hours sleep I woke to the bill of morning, read it in its harsh light - wish to be rid of the poison of alcohol....' Paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/129 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'Lightfoot called, hounded me in the mornings, three knocks, and he came in if I didn't answer after the third knock.' missing 2 pages, paginated pp 1, 4-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/130 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of The Pornographer beginning ' " You know I can't stand those functions, Jack." he stood as he stood every Friday evening for the last ten years at the counter of the "Pig and Whistle" after putting the week's issue of the Farmer's Press to bed....' Paginated pp 1-98.

Date:n.d. Extent:98 pp

P71/131 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'The sun crossed and recrossed the carriages, lighting the grey roofs like some half somnalent ambulance sign.... ' 'I' written on the cover of the copy book.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/132 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning ' There was a long corridor from the lift down to the ward, and I saw that she'd spotted us almost as soon as we'd got out.' '2' written on the cover of the copy book.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/133 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning ' There was a long corridor from the lift down to the ward, and I saw that she'd spotted us almost as soon as we'd got out.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/135 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'When we came out into the grounds, the hospital brick and glittering glass behind me, he stood and started to sob. ' '3' written on the cover of the copy book.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/135 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'There was a small queue in front of the ticket window inside the doors....' '2' written on the cover of the copy book.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/136 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning ' ...than you selling. I'd be in the graveyard years ago ' '3A' written on the cover of the copy book.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/137 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning ' I see him against the smoked oak panel at the far end of the bar as soon as I through the door, looking into the mirrors as he puffs at his pipe,'.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/138 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning ' "I'm afraid I have , " I say as my aunt laughs nervously .'

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/139 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning ' Her blue dark hair shone with health, her dark skin, as she came across the floor.' '8' written on the cover of the copy book.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/140 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'I have been limping by without energy for too long, and still the next morning I limp with the small bottle of brandy to the hospital.' First page paginated as page 57, no other pagination.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/141 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'Energy is everything. Without energy there can be no love, and no quality of love, the desire for the good of the other, energy concealing that it is already inexorably mixed with our own'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/142 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'Energy is everything. For without energy there can be no love, and no quality of love....' '57' written on the cover of the copy book.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/143 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'As we drank the white wine by the fire I put my arm around her and she did not draw back. ' paginated pp 1- 51, two pages paginated page 46.

Date:n.d. Extent:52 pp

P71/144 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'The Lights were kept low.' paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/145 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning '...drew her towards me she did not resist.' Paginated pp 8-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/146 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'It is a crude joke, and yet it has stayed in my mind long after other finer things have gone, which must be the old story: that I remember it tells as much about me as about it.'

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/147 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'Carriage lights were on when I awoke and a man sat facing me in the seat that had been empty leaving Euston.'

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/148 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of The Pornographer beginning 'I watched the sun cross and recross the carriages the train came in between the pillars, lighting the grey roofs,' Pagination not sequential, most of the draft is written on double pages, page numbering runs 1- 129, 90-211, 201-206, 224-235.

Date:n.d. Extent:c 300 pp

P71/149 Scope and Content:

Handwritten pages from The Pornographer which formed part of P71/148 and were subsequently rewritten and replaced.

Date:n.d. Extent:43 pp

P71/150 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of The Pornographer .

Date:n.d. Extent:45 pp

P71/151 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Pornographer beginning 'I watched the sun cross and recross the carriages as the train came in between the pillars, lighting the grey roofs, and when hands began to draw down windows, doors flew open, and the first figures met the platform with a jolt, and started to run.' Contains handwritten amendments pagination runs 1-104, 90-104, 104-233.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 250 pp

P71/152 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Pornographer beginning 'I watched the sun cross and recross the carriages as the train came between the pillars, lighting the grey roofs; and then hands began to draw down windows, doors flew open, and the first figures met the platform with a jolt, and started to run.' Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-103.

Date:n.d. Extent:104 pp

P71/153 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of The Pornographer .

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/154
See Also

P71/158

Scope and Content:

Galley proofs of The Pornographer ; includes inscriptions relating to layout and fonts, also a small number of handwritten minor amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:299 pp

1.5.2 Related Material

P71/155 Scope and Content:

Numbered list, examples of items on the list include '(1) The Laws of Memory' , '(5) Flaming Paper' , '(8) Hospital - grapes', (15) Pregnant. Appears to refer to The Pornographer .

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/156 Scope and Content:

Layout for the title page of The Pornographer , including annotation with suggested fonts and alignment.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/157 Scope and Content:

List of queries relating to the galley proofs of The Pornographer P71/154 each entry includes a page number and the word that is being queried e.g. 'P 232 Killed (?)'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/158
See Also

P71/154

Scope and Content:

List of 'small queries' relating to the galley proofs of The Pornographer P71/154, attached post-it contains the inscription 'Elizabeth Schnak?'. Queries related to suggested minor changes to the manuscript due to repetition or grammatical mistakes.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

1.6 Amongst Women

See Also P71/783-785
Publication Note:

Novel first published by Faber and Faber in 1990. An extract was published under the title 'Monaghan Day' in Soho Square 2 edited by Ian Hamilton, published in 1989. An unpublished short story 'Young and Old' appears to be related to early drafts of the novel.

Date:c. 1982-1990 Extent:27 items

1.6.1 Drafts

P71/159 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Young and Old' beginning ' "A visitor for you in the office, a mhaistar," the headmaster beamed in the half open door of the classroom.'

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/160 Scope and Content:

Page from a typescript draft of 'Young and Old' beginning '...of Job but even Job had a breaking point.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/161 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Amongst Women beginning 'He was late for the wedding.' Some pages not paginated, first 10 pages paginated 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/162 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Amongst Women beginning 'As Moran felt his strength go, his violence spread to everything around him, in an insane resentment and Rose his wife was nearest.' Paginated pp 1- 29.

Date:n.d. Extent:29 pp

P71/163 Scope and Content:

Notebook containing a handwritten draft of Amongst Women beginning 'Moran was still a very handsome man as he sat at the table in front of the sideboard mirror....' Paginated pp 1-8 ; also contains part of a screenplay set near Cleggan beginning 'We get to know one another.' Paginated pp 36 - 67.

Date:n.d. Extent:46 pp

P71/164 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Amongst Women beginning 'The forecasts all promised three or four days of certain weather, and the morning looked certain.' paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/165 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Amongst Women beginning 'The girls hardly slept through the night, but stayed silent, the five of them in the room together....'

Date:n.d. Extent:34 pp

P71/166 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Amongst Women beginning 'Rose Gallagher had made all the running with Moran, and what's more had made it painfully in the open, against all her instincts, but her will had been still stronger' Reverse side of each page contains material relating to Aosdana.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/167 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Amongst Women beginning 'Katie had always been quiet and watchful, but it had never been the quiet of deference or selfappology , was even comical sometimes in its stubbornness [ She was not moving and she would not be moved] but in the hayfields she was so strident and withdrawn that she could have been one of the ghosts of the years in these same fields.' Paginated pp 1-34, reverse side of each page contains material relating to Aosdana.

Date:n.d. Extent:60 pp

P71/168 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Amongst Women beginning 'When Moran drove the car into its shed after returning from the railway station he went back out on the road and closed the two gates under the yew.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/169 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Amongst Women beginning 'Rose Brady had done all the running after Moran, had done it painfully in the open, against all her highly developed instincts....'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/170 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the opening section of Amongst Women beginning 'As he weakened Moran began to get afraid of his daughters.' Paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/171 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of Amongst Women beginning 'McQuaid had either struck closer than he knew or had heard reliable gossip at the Mohill fair for Moran was indeed thinking of taking the plunge with Rose Brady.' Includes all but the opening section of the novel, paginated pp 1-296, made up of parts of several foolscap pads and loose pages.

Date:n.d. Extent:c 300 pp

P71/172 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of Amongst Women .

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/173 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Amongst Women beginning 'As he weakened, Moran began to get afraid of his daughters.' includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-11, 1-20, a-q, 12-239.

Date:n.d. Extent: pp 285

P71/174 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Amongst Women with the provisional title 'The Morans', begins 'As he weakened, Moran became afraid of his daughters.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-260.

Date:n.d. Extent:260 pp

P71/175 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Amongst Women beginning 'As he weakened, Moran became afraid of his daughters.' Paginated pp1-260 typescript identical to P71/174, contains more amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:260 pp

P71/176 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of Amongst Women .

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/177 Scope and Content:

Proof copy of Amongst Women entitled 'The Morans' and amended by hand to Amongst Women in this copy; begins 'As he weakened, Moran became afraid of his daughters.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments.

Date:20 September 1989 Extent:188 pp

1.6.2 Related Material

See Also P71/1222

P71/178 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the published version of Amongst Women beginning 'As he weakened, Moran became afraid of his daughters.' Contains handwritten amendments, possibly for an adaptation or abridged version of the novel.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 80 pp

P71/179 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the published version of Amongst Women beginning 'As he weakened, Moran became afraid of his daughters.'

Date:n.d. Extent:c.90 pp

P71/180 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the published version of Amongst Women , certain lines and paragraphs are scored out by pencil, possibly for an abridged version.

Date:n.d. Extent:93 pp

P71/181 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of published version of Amongst Women with handwritten amendments and adaptations, also divided up into sections, intended for a radio adaptation for the B.B.C. Radio 4 programme 'Book at Bedtime'.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 90 pp

P71/182
See Also

P71/1185

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the radio version of Amongst Women for 'Book at Bedtime' broadcast on B.B.C. Radio 4. Begins 'As he weakened , Moran became afraid of his daughters.' The radio script is divided into ten parts; contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:93 pp

P71/183
See Also

P71/699-701

Scope and Content:

Typescript copy of an Abridged version of Amongst Women beginning 'As he weakened, Moran became afraid of his daughters.' According to the title page the novel was abridged by Edna Tromans. Inscription on cover reads 'Abridged for TV' Paginated pp 1-129.

Date:30 May 1996 Extent:130 pp

P71/184 Scope and Content:

Typescript page of a French translation of Amongst Women ('Entre Toutes Les Femmes') beginning 'Un gosse n'aurait pas commis cette erreur.' Not the same translation as the published translation by 'Alan Delahaye' possibly an earlier draft of that translation.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/185
See Also

P71/1228

Scope and Content:

Press release from Parallel Film Productions Limited announcing the broadcast of their production for television of and adaptation of Amongst Women , This television production isn't related to John McGahern's treatments for the screen of the same work. The reverse side of the second page of the press release contains a handwritten quote beginning "For W.B. Yeats, nature and experience were a book of images.' taken from ' Images of a Poet: My Permanent or Impermanent Images' by Ian Fletcher and D.J.Gordon.

Date:May 1998 Extent:2 pp

1.7 That They May Face The Rising Sun

See Also P71/864 , 1195 , 1232-1234 , 1348
Publication Note:

Novel first published by Faber and Faber in 2002, published in the United States as By The Lake. Extract published in 'The Times Literary Supplement', 30 April 1999, under the title 'Easter'. Extract Published in Granta: The Magazine of New Writing 75 (Autumn 2001) under the title 'Johnny'. An unpublished piece of short fiction 'That He May Face The Rising Sun' was incorporated into the novel.

Date:c. 1991-2002 Extent:103 items

1.7.1 Drafts

See Also P71/648 , 899 , 901 , 902 , 903 , 906 , 953 , 1428

P71/186 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'That He May Face The Rising Sun' beginning 'The Skeleton of the new shed looked beautiful in the clear evening.' Paginated pp 1-62.

Date:n.d. Extent:62 pp

P71/187 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'That He May Face The Rising Sun' beginning 'Jim Ryan and Walter Domino stood looking up at the completed frame of the new shed.' Paginated 1-58.

Date:n.d. Extent:58 pp

P71/188 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'That He May Face The Rising Sun' beginning 'Jim Ryan and Walter Domino stood looking up at the completed frame of the new shed.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated 1-56.

Date:n.d. Extent:56 pp

P71/189 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'That He May Face The Rising Sun' beginning 'Jim Ryan and Walter Domino stood up at the completed frame of the new shed.' Paginated pp 1-58.

Date:n.d. Extent:58 pp

P71/190 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'That He May Face The Rising Sun' beginning 'Jim Ryan and Walter Domino stood looking up at the completed frame of the new shed.' Paginated pp 1-58.

Date:n.d. Extent:58 pp

P71/191 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'That He May Face The Rising Sun' beginning '...white beekeeper's suit and hat and veil.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 2- 58.

Date:n.d. Extent:58 pp

P71/192 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'That He May Face The Rising Sun' beginning 'Jim Ryan and Walter Domino stood looking up at the completed frame of the new shed.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-58.

Date:n.d. Extent:59 pp

P71/193 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Outside the fields were still pale, a frail glistening spiderwebbing of dew ....'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/194 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning '...time that he lifted the stone that anchored the line he had drawn so close to the edge of the bog that he could see small vivid green lawns speckled with fresh bones....' Paginated pp 3-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/195 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'They'd spent the whole day looking at places, and it was already evening.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/196 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning '...could tell the age of the straw by the dark shade, and the new straw was golden.' paginated 14-15, 17-18, page 16 missing.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/197 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "...see them all," he shouted in fear....' Paginated pp 28-34.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/198 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "There was a storm when we first came round this shore." 'Paginated pp 43-48

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/199 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "How Long Have You Been Here Lad?" ' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/200 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning '...preparing for their lives as if their lives were not already there.' paginated pp 28-40.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/201 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'He had came through the door without knocking, shouting a warning as it closed.' Paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/202 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning "All the doors of the house were open and he came through the house and stood in the doorway of the large room at the back where they were sitting.' paginated pp 1- 57, in six different copybooks numbered I - VI.

Date:n.d. Extent:57 pp

P71/203 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'All the doors of the house were open and he came through the house and stood in the doorway of the large room at the back where they were sitting.' Includes handwritten amendments and handwritten addition, paginated 1 - 40.

Date:n.d. Extent:41 pp

P71/204 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'All the doors of the house were open, and he came through the house and stood in the doorway of the large room where the Ruttledges were sitting.' Contains handwritten amendments. Paginated pp 1-65.

Date:n.d. Extent:65 pp

P71/205 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning '...gobbled down and went back t eat the head off Brady for spreading rumours and lies.' Contains handwritten amendments and additions, paginated pp 19-122 (B).

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 100 pp

P71/206 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Paginated pp 1-40.

Date:n.d. Extent:40 pp

P71/207 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.'

Date:n.d. Extent:23 pp

P71/208 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/209 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Paginated pp 1 - 28.

Date:n.d. Extent:28 pp

P71/210 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Bill Evans came up the lane between the thick boxwood hedges he kept so evenly clipped and through the wide red gate and concrete piers built for the tractor and swinging trailer.'

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/211 Scope and Content:

Copy book containing two handwritten drafts of parts of That They May Face The Rising Sun one beginning " 'I Think I have to get away from here for a time,' ", paginated pp 1-4; The Other beginning '...a further shore. Soon after the ford turned uphill away from the shore its stoplights came on between the high banks in the middle of the lake.' paginated pp 43-54.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/212 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' " The people in this part of the country are dog ignorant, lad." ' Paginated 1-38.

Date:n.d. Extent:38 pp

P71/213 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Kate was kneading dough on the big clean table when a light metal rat tap with a nail or a coin rang out on the glass of the porch.' Paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/214 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "I Think I have to get away from here, for a time anyway," she said nervously. ' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/215 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'In the livingroom he asked if he should do the few outside tasks or wait and have breakfast together first.' Paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/216 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Such was the absorption in taking up the threads of the day they had first turned in round the shore that coming back into the actual day on the same shore was like vividness or strength.' Made up of several refill pads and copy books, paginated pp 41-251, some pages missing. One of the pads also includes notes on W.B. Yeats.

Date:n.d. Extent:c 235 pp

P71/217 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning '...was like glass, reflecting the clear sky on either side of a sparkling river of light from a climbing sun.' Paginated pp 2 - 108, attached note describes the draft as the 2nd half'.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 120 pp

P71/218 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'They were held at the height of the summer, before it imperceptivity moved and swung.' Paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/219 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'A heavy scrambling laugh up where the small window was open woke him into the early morning.'

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/220 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'A heavy scrambling sound high up where the small window was open woke him.'

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/221 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'He could not discover at first what had woke him out of deep sleep.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/222 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Ruttledge waited for Robert Booth in Blake's Bar beside the Cathedral.' Paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/223 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'On Ash Wednesday Jamesie came to the house without a mark on his forehead.' Paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/224 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' The lambing had started, lights left on all night in the lambing shed: it meant rising every two or three hours to see that none of the ewes were in trouble.'; inscription reads 'To follow Johnny comes home book V', paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/225 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "Go on" Jamesie encouraged when they first told him of the visit soon after they had come to know him and Mary." Inscription reads 'John Quinn insertion "Go on" Jamesie encouraged'.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/226 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of That They May Face The Rising Sun .

Date:n.d. Extent:45 pp

P71/227 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'A sharp scrambling sound high up where the small window was open woke him.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/228 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'They were held at the height of the summer before it imperceptibly moved and swung.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/229 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "...Italy is? You know you'd be afraid to let this fella out anywhere, he'd make such a show of you,.' Attached note reads 'Separate from body of mss, keep aside until editing.' Originally part of the same draft as P71/230, which was rewritten. Paginated pp 247-272.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/230 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1 -370, some pages inserted and numbered independently, includes handwritten amendments and several handwritten pages.

Date:2 June 2000 Extent:c. 400 pp

P71/231 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Ruttledge was friendly with an assistant manager in a bank in town and asked his help in getting Jimmy Quinn a loan to buy the sheds and big scrapyards.' Contains handwritten amendments. Paginated pp 1-186.

Date:n.d. Extent:186 pp

P71/232 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'When the second squad car passed with its two uniformed guards, a small group came into view outside the cottage on the corner.' Contains handwritten amendments. Paginated pp 1- 87.

Date:n.d. Extent:87 pp

P71/233 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated 1-557.

Date:n.d. Extent:557 pp

P71/234 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Title on first page reads 'Copy (revision after first reading. Begun February 2.), paginated pp 1- 426, pages 335-350 removed according to note, this section is referred to as ' Easter ' and appeared in 'The Times Literary Supplement' under that title. (See P71/235).

Date:2 February Extent:c.410 pp

P71/235
See Also

P71/243-247

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'bunches of shamrocks in their coats and even bigger talk in their mouths that made no sense and would sicken and annoy your head.' Contains extract which appeared in ' The Times Literary Supplement' under the title ' Easter ' , contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 335-350., removed from P71/234.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/236 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1 - 377.

Date:n.d. Extent:377 pp

P71/237 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning '...god coming home to his place on earth.' Contains handwritten amendments and inserted handwritten page, paginated pp 5 - 11.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/238 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments. Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/239 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "Entitled my arse," Mary said vigorously' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 303 - 327.

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/240 Scope and Content:

Fax copy typescript fragments from the same draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun , non-sequential pages which appear to come from the same draft of the novel .

Date:n.d. Extent:54 pp

P71/241 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear'. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/242 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'That The May Face The Rising Sun'.

Date:n.d. Extent:37 pp

1.7.2 Related Material

1.7.2.1 Easter
Date:n.d. Extent:4 items

P71/243 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Easter ' beginning 'The Morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/244 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of' Easter' beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/245 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of ' Easter ' beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/246 Scope and Content:

Proofs from the 'Times Literary Supplement' publication of 'Easter' beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:30 April 1999 Extent:2 pp

P71/247 Scope and Content:

Copy of the 'Times Literary Supplement' containing an extract from That They May Face The Rising Sun published under the title 'Easter'

Date:30 April 1999 Extent:40 pp (2 copies)

1.7.2.2 Radio adaptation
Date:c. 2002 Extent:27 items

P71/248 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part one the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' contains handwritten amendments. This abridgement may have been carried out by Doreen Estall.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/249 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part two the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The Shah rolled round the lake with the sheepdog in the front seat of the car every Sunday and stayed until he was given his tea at six.' This abridgement may have been carried out by Doreen Estall.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/250 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part three the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'In the morning, the Shorthorn guided her stumbling calf down to the herd by the water's edge.' This abridgement may have been carried out by Doreen Estall.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/251 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part four of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Ruttledge finished creosoting the timbers on the roof and the days disappeared in attendance on small tasks.' This abridgement may have been carried out by Doreen Estall.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/252 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part five the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Kate's intuition was right that there was something on the Shah's mind.' This abridgement may have been carried out by Doreen Estall.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/253 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part four of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Patrick Ryan had done much building work for the Ruttledges when they first came.' Contains handwritten amendments, the reverse side of each page contains typescript fragments of the same work.

Date:n.d. Extent:27 pp

P71/254 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part one of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun , page 1 is missing. Begins 'Easter morning came clear.'

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/255 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part one of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Easter morning came clear.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1 - 9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/256 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part one of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The Morning was clear', includes handwritten amendments.

Date:2002 Extent:7 pp

P71/257 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part two of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "We met nobody the first time we came in round the shore," Ruttledge said as he and Kate were going over that first day when they were sitting alone in the house one evening, the rain drumming on the slates.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:2002 Extent:11 pp

P71/258 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part three of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "I was sorry to leave," Kate apologised for leaving the room after John Quinn had left the house and removed the stone from the back wheel of his old Volkswagen, allowing it to roll down the hill to the lake.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:2002 Extent:4 pp

P71/259 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part four of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning " 'Strange to think of all the people that went out to England and America and the ends of the earth from this place and yon pair coming back against the tide." '

Date:2002 Extent:2 pp

P71/260 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part five of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Outside there wasn't a cloud in the sky.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:2002 Extent:10 pp

P71/261 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part six of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "John Quinn is getting married, all right," Jamesie was full of his news.' Includes handwritten amendments.

Date:2002 Extent:11 pp

P71/262 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part eight of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'the gaiety of spirit grew as Christmas approached.' includes handwritten amendments.

Date:2002 Extent:10 pp

P71/263 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part nine of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' The Ruttledges saw Johnny resting in the shade of the alder tree at the gate, leaning heavily on the girl's bicycle, looking exhausted after the steep climb from the lake.'

Date:2002 Extent:12 pp

P71/264
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P71/351-355

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part ten of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'A wild battering on the doors and windows, as if a storm had sprung up on the lake, woke them out of deep sleep.' Contains handwritten amendments. Includes title page. Reverse side of final page contains a handwritten draft of an piece about the catholic church in Ireland., beginning 'As a short story "Korea" has to live or die through its language but it is a drama set in a particular place at a particular time and in a definite social context.'

Date:2002 Extent:13 pp

P71/265 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part one of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The Morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments. Includes inscription reading 'harte.triggs@bbc.co.uk'. Reverse side contains fragments of the same work.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/266 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part two of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "We met nobody the first time we came in round the shore," ' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/267 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part three of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "I was sorry to leave," Kate apologised for leaving the room while John Quinn had been describing his marriages and wives, and how since his last wife had run away he had been forced to forage far and wide for a helpmate, since he took heart God's precept that it was not good for a man to live alone.' Contains handwritten amendments. Reverse side contains fragments of the same work.

Date:n.d. Extent:110 pp

P71/268 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part four of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'A sudden sharp cough and a loud deliberate scraping of shoes on the gravel drew their eyes to a man wheeling a girl's bicycle towards the house a cane basket on the handlebars' . Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/269 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part five of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Outside there wasn't a cloud in the sky.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/270 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part six of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning ' "John Quinn is getting married" Jamie said.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/271 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part seven of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'September and October were lovely months, the summer ended, winter not yet in.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/272 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part eight of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The gaiety of spirit grew as Christmas approached' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/273 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part nine of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The Ruttledges saw Johnny in the shade of the alder tree at the gate, leaning heavily on the girl's bicycle, looking exhausted after the steep climb from the lake.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/274 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part ten of the B.B.C. Radio 4 adaptation of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'A wild battering on the doors and windows, as if a storm had sprung up on the lake, woke them out of deep sleep.'

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

1.7.2.3 Other
Date:c.1999 -2002 Extent:12 items

P71/275 Scope and Content:

Empty note pad (several pages removed) with a post it attached, probably held handwritten drafts of That They May Face The Rising Sun

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/276 Scope and Content:

Typescript page of file details for a softcopy of a draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun ; filename is 'Backup of May 26, STTMFTRS', also includes details of the number of words and pages.

Date:11 October 1999 Extent:1 page

P71/277 Scope and Content:

Typescript list of possible amendments to a draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun , each entry includes the page number and a piece of quoted text, for example 'Page:35 assuming "who do you know" is incorrect'; two copies.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/278 Scope and Content:

Handwritten list of corrections and queries relating to That They May Face The Rising Sun each entry consists of a page reference and a piece of text, for example '228 Christmas brings out the eegit in'. Reverse side contains typescript fragments of That They May Face The Rising Sun .

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/279 Scope and Content:

Lists of queries relating proof copies of That They May Face The Rising Sun , one list has the title 'Donegan's queries'.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/280 Scope and Content:

List of queries relating to That They May Face The Rising Sun , each query consists of a page reference and a query , for example 'Page 10 "His kind was now almost extinct as the corncrake." Is the corncrake officially extinct in the Republic of Ireland? I thought it was still just endangered (though declared extinct in the Northern Ireland).' Contains handwritten amendments, reverse side contains typescript fragments of That They May Face The Rising Sun .

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/281 Scope and Content:

Responses to queries from '1176' each entry consists of a page reference and response to a query, for example 'Page 10: Leave as is.' The reverse side of each page contains typescript fragments of That They May Face The Rising Sun .

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/282 Scope and Content:

Proof copy of That They May Face The Rising Sun .

Date:22 August 2001 Extent:304 pp

P71/283 Scope and Content:

Proof copy of an extract of That They May Face The Rising Sun which appeared in Granta Magazine under the title 'Johnny', begins 'The Ruttledges saw Johnny resting in the shade of the alder tree at the gate, leaning heavily on the girl's bicycles, looking exhausted after the steep climb from the lake.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:12 June 2001 Extent:17 pp

P71/284 Scope and Content:

Print out of the cover of That They May Face The Rising Sun attached to an empty envelope addressed to John McGahern from Russel and Volkening, Inc. Literary Agents, 50 West 29th Street, New York, N.Y. 1001.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/285 Scope and Content:

Mock-up cover (dust jacket) for the Faber and Faber hardback edition of That They May Face The Rising Sun , includes dummy quotes from reviews of other works and dummy biographical notes, some of which are in Latin.

Date:c. 2002 Extent:1 item

P71/286 Scope and Content:

Computer print out of the front cover of ' By The Lake '(The American version of ' That They May Face The Rising Sun' .)

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/287 Scope and Content:

Sheet music for 'Stranger in Paradise' by Robert Wright and George Forrest. The song is quoted in That They May Face The Rising Sun

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/288
See Also

P71/1198

Scope and Content:

Extract of That They May Face The Rising Sun printed for an interview and reading John McGahern gave in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Begins '" John Quinn is still winning," Jamesie said as they drank, and reached across, pretending to be about to eject the terrier from the armchair.' Also includes biographical sketches of John McGahern, Hermione Lee and the Lannan Foundation.

Date:April 2004 Extent:1 item (5 copies)

2 Short Fiction
Date:c. 1962-1997 Extent:408 items

2.1 Coming Into His Kingdom

See Also P71/22
Publication Note:

Short story first published in Kilkenny Magazine 10 (Autumn-Winter 1963). Also appeared with some amendments in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970 and in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992.

Date:c. 1962-1970 Extent:9 items

P71/289 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Coming into his Kingdom' beginning ' "They're in love! They're in love! Francie's in love with Stella,"'. Includes a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/290 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Coming into his Kingdom' beginning ' "They're in love. They're in love. Nora's in love with Stephen, " '. Reverse side of one of the pages contains the opening line of the same work, paginated 1-8, page 3 duplicated, last page not paginated.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/291 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Coming into his Kingdom' beginning ' " They're in love! They're in love! They're in Love! Nora's in love with Stevie," ' Paginated 1-9, includes cover page, identical to P71/292, identical to the version of the story which appears in P71/22.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/292 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Coming into his Kingdom' beginning ' " They're in love! They're in love! They're in Love! Nora's in love with Stevie," ' Paginated 1-9, includes cover page, identical to P71/291 identical to the version of the story which appears in P71/22.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/293 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Coming into his Kingdom' beginning'...been so much confusion among the explanations that he didn't know what to believe; perhaps he'd been told lies.' paginated pp 7-9, contains handwritten amendments, comes from an identical draft as P71/22 and P71/291, P71/292; also handwritten draft of part of 'Coming Into His Kingdom' on the reverse side of two of the pages, begins 'He thought what it would be like to get up a girl or woman, if he could do that everything would be known.'

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/294 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Coming into his Kingdom' beginning ' " They're in love! They're in love! They're in Love! Nora's in love with Stevie," '. Paginated pp 1-18, pages 15 and 16 combined.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/295 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of 'Coming into his Kingdom'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/296 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Coming into his Kingdom' beginning " 'They're in love! They're in love! They're in Love! Nora's in love with Stevie," '. Contains hand-written amendments, these amendments are implemented in the Nightlines version of the story, These amendments aren't present in the 'Kilkenny Magazine' version of the story. Paginated pp 1-10, includes cover page.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/297 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Coming Into His Kingdom' beginning ' "They're in love, they're in love, they're in love! Nora's in love with Stevie," the crowd of children cried at the fallen girl and boy.' Contains handwritten amendments which were implemented in Nightlines , paginated pp 10-20 by hand, text typed on both sides of each page. Reverse side of one page contains a poem 'The Castle Wall' by Peter Dent.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

2.2 Strandhill, The Sea

See Also P71/22 , 684 , 1171
Publication Note:

Short story first published under the title 'Summer at Strandhill' in The New Yorker, magazine, 21 September 1963, re-published with considerable amendments as 'Strandhill, The Sea' in The Irish Press 27 April 1968, republished again in New Irish Writers 1: An Anthology from 'The Irish Press' Series ed. David Marcus published by Dolmen Press 1970. Also appeared in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:c. 1963-1970 Extent:12 items

P71/298
See Also

P71/7

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'The rain will come.' Paginated pp 1-18 pp. Reverse side of one of the pages contains part of a typescript draft of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' beginning '...bottle to suck. A basin and towel were at her feet where she had bathed him.'

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/299 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'The rain came down, still and heavy, with no wind, the dark ceiling of cloud so low that it was halfway down the slopes of Knocknrea.' Paginated pp 9-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/300 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'The tennis ball went catch hop under his hand on the street in front of Park's Guest house, grains of sand from the street coming on the white fur of the ball, its hopping slowing so that he could better hear the conversation that droned from one of the benches before the flowerbed.' Pages not paginated, some pages missing.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/301 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of 'Strandhill, The Sea'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/302 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the first page of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'A tennis ball went hop-catch under his hand on the street in front of park's Guest House, grains of sand from the street coming on the grey fur of the ball., it hoping slowing to the rhythm of the conversation that droned from one of the green bench before the flowerbed;' contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/303
See Also

P71/1171

Scope and Content:

Cuttings of pages from The New Yorker featuring the story 'Strandhill, The Sea' , first 2 pages missing; begins '...morning by the flower bed, with one addition- Miss Evans, a girl in her early twenties, and pretty in a soft way, who danced every night of the week in the Silver Slipper down on the strand and never got out of bed before lunch-time.' This version of the story which was published under the title 'Summer at Strandhill' differs considerably from the version published in ' Nightlines' .

Date:21 September 1963 Extent:4 pp

P71/304 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'Street in front of Park's Guest House, grains of sand coming on the grey fur of the hopping tennis ball, the conversations coming without cease from the benches before the flowerbeds....' Several pages missing.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/305 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'The litter of the lunch taken away with the sheets that served as cloth, and the old varnish of the big elliptical table shone....'

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/306 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'The street in front of Park's Guest House, grains of sand from the street coming on the fur of the tennis ball, the hopping under the hand monotonous as the conversations from the green bench before the flower bed;'.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/307 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'The street in front of Parkes' Guest House, grains of sand the street coming on the grey fur of the tennis ball, the hopping under my hand idle as the conversations from the green bench before the flower-bed;' identical to the version of the story that appears in Nightlines paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/308 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Stradhill, The Sea' beginning 'The street in front of Parkes' Guest House; grains of sand from the street coming on the grey fur of the tennis ball, the hopping under my hand idle as the conversations from the green bench before the flower bed, red bells of fuchsia vivid behind them and some roses and gilly-flowers....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-7, pagination amended by hand to pp38-44.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/309 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Strandhill, The Sea' beginning 'The street in front of Park's Guest House, grains of sand from the street coming on the fur of the tennis ball, the hopping under the hand monotonous as the conversations from the green bench before the flowerbed;' identical to the version of the story that appears in Nightlines , paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

2.3 Why We're Here

See Also P71/697-698
Publication Note:

Short story first published The Review: A Magazine of Poetry and Criticism, April 1968, reprinted in Sunday Tribune Colour Supplement 19 July 1981. Also appeared in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006..

Date:n.d. Extent:9 items

P71/310 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Why We're Here' beginning 'All day had been the same until the second-hand McCullough, it'd run for a few minutes each time and then stop, the plug oiled up.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/311 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Why We're Here' beginning 'With both elbows on the bar of the wooden gate, the loose skin of the cheeks crushed upwards between the palms, one boot gently swaying the gate as a breeze might, Moran stood in seeming contentment, and watched Gillespie's slow approach along the road.'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/312 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Why We're Here' beginning 'Mahoney tested the second hand McCullough Chainsaw as he came from the auction, cutting the stack of blown down branches at the house into lengths for burning.' Paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/313 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Why We're Here' beginning 'Gillespie tested the secondhand McCullagh chainsaw a soon as he came with it from the auction, sawing some blowndown branches stacked against the wall of the house into lengths for burning.' Paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent: 7 pp

P71/314 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Why We're Here' beginning 'Gillespie tested the secondhand McCullagh chain saw as soon as he brought it from the auction, sawing some blowndown branches stacked against the wall of the house into lengths for firewood.' paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/315 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of 'Why We're Here'.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/316 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Why We're Here' beginning 'Gillespie tested the secondhand McCullagh chainsaw as soon as he bought it from the auction, sawing some blown down branches stacked against the wall of the house into lengths for firewood.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/317 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of 'Why We're Here'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/318 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a published version of 'Why We're Here' beginning 'Gillespie tested the secondhand McCullagh chainsaw as soon as he came from the auction, sawing some blown-down branches stacked against the wall of the house into lengths for firewood.' Contains handwritten amendments, almost certainly from ' The Review: A Magazine of Poetry and Criticism' , April 1968.

Date:April 1968 Extent:3 pp

2.4 Christmas

See Also P71/684
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The Irish Press, 27 April 1968. A revised version appeared in Nightlines published by Faber and Faber in 1970. Reprinted in New Irish Writing: From "The Irish Press" Series published by Quartet in 1976. Also appeared in in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 items

P71/319 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Christmas' beginning 'She came across the courtyard, a fur coat slipped about her shoulders, and held shut at the throat by one hand inside.' Paginated pp a-f, h.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/320 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'The man and boy built the logs high above the crates of the cart in the wood.' Paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/321 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Christmas' beginning 'They were getting ready to go to midnight Mass Christmas evening when the knocking came on the porch door, soap and brushes and mirrors and clothes on chairs scattered every where.' paginated pp 20-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/322 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Christmas' bearing the title 'The Aeroplane'; begins 'The thaw in the bore branches had stopped.' paginated pp1-10

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/323 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Christmas', one of the fragments is entitled 'Three People'.

Date:n.d. Extent:31 pp

P71/324 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas', this draft is entitled 'The Aeroplane'; begins 'The thaw in the bare branches had stopped.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/325 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Christmas', this draft is entitled 'Something for Himself'; begins 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches has stopped.' First page gives John McGahern's address as 57 Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland, paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/326 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft 'Christmas' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Identical to P71/325 apart from the opening page which doesn't bear a title or John McGahern's address. The reverse side of most of the pages contains a handwritten re-draft of the story told in the first person. Paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/327 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Christmas' bearing the title 'Santa Claus'; begins 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/328 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas', bearing the title 'Santa Claus'; begins 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/329 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Christmas' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped no longer the dripping on the dead leaves, the wood clamped in the silence of white frost except for the racket some bird made in the undergrowth....'

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/330 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped, no longer the dripping on the dead leaves, the wood clamped in silence of white frost except for the racket some bird made in the undergrowth....' Paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/331 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped, no longer the dripping on the dead leaves, the wood clamped in the silence of the white frost except for the racket some bird made in the undergrowth.' Contains handwritten amendments, inscription reads 43B Gore Road, E 9 (McGahern's address in London?) Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/332 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/333 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/334 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Christmas' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/335 Scope and Content:

Typescript of 'Christmas' this draft entitled 'Each in their World' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5. The reverse side of one of the pages contains a fragment of a handwritten draft of the same work.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/336 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Christmas' this draft entitled 'Each In Their World' beginning 'The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/337 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas, this draft entitled 'Each In Their World' ; begins' The thaw overhead in the bare branches had stopped.' Identical to P71/336 paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/338 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'As well as the railway ticket they gave me a letter before I left the home to work for them.' this version of the story appeared in Nightlines , paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/339 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'As well as a railway ticket they gave me a letter before I left the Home to work for Moran.' This version of the story appears in Nightlines , contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/340 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'As well as a railway ticket they gave me a letter before I left the Home to work for Moran.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-7, pagination amended by hand to 21-27 for the Nightlines collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:n.d.

P71/341 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of typescript draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'As well as a railway ticket they gave me a letter before I left the Home to work for Moran.' Includes handwritten amendments and inscriptions with queries for example ' "Glare" - To avoid repetition of "light" ? (Also "Glare" stronger word.)' This version of the story appeared in Nightlines . Paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/342 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Christmas' beginning 'As well as a railway ticket they gave me a letter before I left the Home to work for Moran' This version of the story appeared in Nightlines , paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/343 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of 'Christmas'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

2.5 The Key
Publication Note:

Short story which was first published in The Listener, 25 December 1969, under the title 'Bomb Box'. Also appeared in under the same title the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970. An amended version of the story appeared under the title 'The Key' in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 items

P71/344 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Bomb Box' beginning 'They cut the tongues out of the dead foxes brought to the barracks and threw them to the grey cat or across the netting wire into the garden.' Reverse side of some of the pages have a different draft of the same work.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/345 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Bomb Box' beginning 'He never spent much time at his police duties.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/346 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of 'Bomb Box' beginning 'Always he used spend more time on his potatoes and vegetables in the stony barrack garden, or cutting timber for the winter, than at his police duties.' Paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/347 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bomb Box' beginning 'Always he used spend more time on his potatoes and vegetables in the stony barrack garden, or cutting timber upriver for the winter, than at his police duties.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/348 Scope and Content:

Page of a typescript draft of 'Bomb Box' beginning 'He never spent much time at his police duties.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/349 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bomb Box' beginning 'He had never spent much time at his police duties.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/350 Scope and Content:

Cutting from 'The Listener' of 'Bomb Box' beginning 'They cut the tongues out of the dead foxes brought to the barracks and threw them to the grey cat or across the netting wire into the garden.' Contains handwritten amendments, inscription reads 'Please change Cannon to Bannon and Vesey to Neary throughout.

Date:25 December 1969 Extent:3 pp

2.6 Korea

See Also P71/264 , 684 , 1175 , 1440
Publication Note:

Short story which was first published in Atlantic Monthly, October 1969. Also appeared in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970 and in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 items

P71/351 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment from 'Korea'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/352
See Also

P71/397-400

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Korea' beginning ' "You saw an execution then too, didn't you?" Asked and he started to tell as he rowed.' Contains handwritten amendments, fragment of 'The Recruiting Officer' is on the reverse side of one of the pages, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/353 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'Korea'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/354 Scope and Content:

Cutting from the Atlantic Monthly publication of 'Korea' begins ' "You sat an execution too didn't you?" I asked my father, and he started to tell as he rowed.'

Date:October 1969 Extent:4 pp

P71/355 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a cutting from the Atlantic Monthly publication of 'Korea' begins ' "You sat an execution too didn't you?" I asked my father, and he started to tell as he rowed.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated by hand pp 48-50.

Date:October 1969 Extent:3 pp

2.7 Wheels

See Also P71/75 , 1441
Publication Note:

Short story which was first published in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970, also appeared in The Collected Stories , published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 items

P71/356 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Wheels' beginning 'The porters pushed an empty trolley up the platform, the loose wheels rattling "He'd 7/8s of his grave dug in that station down the country when they went and shifted him up on promotion, not easy to settle when you're gone as far as that.' paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/357 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a portion of 'Wheels' beginning 'The two porters pushed an empty trolley up the platform, the loose wheels rattling, laughing over the story they were telling in the near empty morning station.' Not paginated, some pages missing.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/358 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Wheels' beginning ' " I want to speak to you" '.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/359 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Wheels' beginning 'He was going home' paginated pp 1-7, missing page 6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/360 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Wheels' beginning 'He was splitting lengths of beech, the steel ringing as he drove in the wedge, and the selfconscious rigidity of the body as he struck told he knew of the other presence but was determined to pretend he did not.' Paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/361 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Wheels' beginning ' "Why won't he speak to me? Doesn't he want me here?" '.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/362 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Wheels' beginning ' 'In the morning, in the silence of breakfast, I say "I'll go on the midday train.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/363 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Wheels'.

Date:n.d. Extent:34 pp

P71/364 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Wheels' beginning 'Grey concrete and steel and glass and the slow raindrip of the morning station, three porters pushing an empty trolley up the platform to a stack of grey mailbags....' Inscription reads 'First draft', no other inscriptions or amendments, paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/365 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Wheels' this draft bears the title 'My Future At My Back', begins 'Grey concrete and steel and glass in the slow raindrip of the morning station, three porters pushing an empty trolley up the platform to a stack of grey mailbags....' Contains handwritten amendments, inscription reads 'draft # 1st'. Typescript identical to P71/364, 'My Future At My Back', paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/366 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Wheels', this draft bears the title 'My Future At My Back'; begins 'Grey concrete and steel and glass in the slow raindrip of the morning station, three porters pushing an empty trolley up the platform to a stack of grey mailbags....' Contains handwritten amendments, title amended by hand from 'My Future At My Back' to 'The Future That I Had.' Paginated pp 1-3, 5.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/367 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Wheels' bearing the title 'The Future That I Had'; begins 'Grey concrete and steel and glass in the slow raindrip of the morning station, three porters pushing an empty trolley up the platform to a stack of grey mailbags, the loose wheels rattling, and nothing but wait and watch and listen, and I listened to the story they were telling.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/368 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'Wheels'.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/369 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a published version of 'Wheels' not clear where it comes from, each page is made up of two columns, this version appears to be identical to the version appearing in Nightlines .

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

2.8 Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass
Publication Note:

Short story which was first published in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970, also appeared in The Collected Stories , published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 items

P71/370 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass' beginning '...to the waist. Murphy wore a clothe cap and Galway and me knotted handkerchiefs to keep the sand and cement out of the hair.' Paginated pp 2-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/371 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass' beginning ' '' Do you think will Jacko show his face on the fucking site today?" ' Paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/372 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass' beginning ' "If Jocko comes today I'll warm his arse for once." Murphy said.' Paginated pp 1-29.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/373 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass'.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/374 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass' beginning ' "If Jocko comes today I'll warm his arse for this once," Murphy said.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/375 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass' beginning "If Jocko comes today I'll warm his arse for this once," Murphy said.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/376 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass' beginning ' "If Jocko comes today I'll warm his arse for this once," Murphy said.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10, typescript identical to P71/375, contains far more handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/377 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft 'Hearts of Oak and Bellies of Brass' beginning ' "If Jocko comes today I'll warm his arse for this once," Murphy laughed fiercely; the hair on the powerful arms that held the sledge was smeared to the skin with a paste of dust and oil.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10, pagination amended by hand to 28-37.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

2.9 Lavin
Publication Note:

Short story which was first published in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970, also appeared in The Collected Stories , published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 items

P71/378 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Lavin' beginning 'They lay in the warm moss, watching the bream shoal in the calm water out beyond the reeds, the black fins breaking the glass surface....' Paginated pp 1- 12.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/379 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Lavin' beginning 'When I knew Lavin he was not many years from the poorhouse.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/380 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Lavin' beginning 'I did not see Lavin that winter because I was afraid, and I had fallen in love with Charlie Conroy.' Paginated pp 6-11, may be a continuation of P71/379.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/381 Scope and Content:

Page from a handwritten draft of 'Lavin' beginning 'When I knew Lavin he was close to the poorhouse but he'd still down mallet and cold chisel to limp after the young girls....'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/382 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Lavin' beginning ' I avoided Lavin all that winter, I'd heard his foot was worse though and that he was unlikely to see another winter outside the poorhouse....' Paginated pp 6 - 14.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/383 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Lavin'.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/384 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Lavin' beginning 'When I knew Lavin he was close to the poorhouse but he'd still down mallet and cold chisel to limp after young girls, crooked finger beckoning, calling, "Come, give us a peep....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-7, handwritten pagination pp 51-57.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

2.10 My Love, My Umbrella

See Also P71/692-696
Publication Note:

Short story which was first published in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970. Reprinted in Body and Soul: Irish Short Stories of Sexual Love ed. David Marcus published by Poolbeg in 1979. Also appeared in The Collected Stories , published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 items

P71/385 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'My Love, My Umbrella' beginning 'The umbrella is black, except for white stitching on the seams of the imitation leather of the handle, and the metal point is bent....' Paginated pp 1-11, 13.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/386 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'My Love, My Umbrella' beginning 'It was the rain, the weather of this city, made our love inseparable from the umbrella, a black umbrella with white stitching on the imitation leather of the handle....' Paginated pp 1-23.

Date:n.d. Extent:23 pp

P71/387 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'My Love, My Umbrella' beginning 'It was the rain, the constant weather of this city, made my love inseparable from the umbrella, a black umbrella, white stitching on the seams of the imitation leather over the handle....' Paginated pp 1-22.

Date:n.d. Extent:23 pp

P71/388 Scope and Content:

Page of a handwritten draft of 'My Love, My Umbrella' beginning 'It was the rain, the constant weather of this city, made my love inseparable from the umbrella, a black umbrella, white stitching on the seams of the imitation leather over the handle....'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/389 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'My Love, My Umbrella' beginning 'It was the rain, the constant weather of this city, made my love inseparable from the umbrella, a black umbrella, white stitching on the seams of the imitation leather over the handle, the metal point bent where it was caught in Mooney's grating as we raced for the last bus to the garage out of Abbey street....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated by hand, pp 58-69.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/390 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'My Love, My Umbrella' beginning 'It was the rain, the constant weather of this city, made my love inseparable from the umbrella, a black umbrella, white stitching on the seams of the imitation leather over the handle....' Paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

2.11 Peaches
Publication Note:

Short story which was first published in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970, also appeared in The Collected Stories , published by Faber and Faber in 1992.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 items

P71/391 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the opening section of 'Peaches' beginning 'The Shark washed up on the sand stank far as the house until the birds that screeched above it all day picked the bones clear and they started to dry out in the sun.' Paginated pp 1-51.

Date:n.d. Extent:51 pp

P71/392 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Peaches' beginning 'The shark stunk far as the house , above it the screech of the sea birds; it'd stink, Moran knew, until the birds had picked the bones clean....' Paginated pp 1-53.

Date:n.d. Extent:55 pp

P71/393 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments from 'Peaches'.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/394 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of 'Peaches' beginning 'The shark stank far as the house, above it the screech of the sea birds; it'd stink until the birds had picked the bones clean, when the skeleton would begin to break in the sun.' First page not a photocopy, contains handwritten amendments, paginated by hand pp 70-98.

Date:n.d. Extent:27 pp

P71/395 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Peaches' beginning 'The shark stank far as the house, above in the screech of the sea birds; it'd stink until the birds had picked the bones clean, when the skeleton would begin to break up in the sun.' Paginated pp 1-26.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/396 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Peaches' beginning 'The shark stank far as the house, above it the screech of the sea birds; it'd stink until the birds had picked the bones clean, when the skeleton would begin to break up in the sun.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-26, typescript identical to P71/395.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

2.12 The Recruiting Officer

See Also P71/352 , 1174
Publication Note:

Short story which was first published in the Nightlines collection, published by Faber and Faber in 1970. Reprinted in The Substance of Things Hoped For: Short Fiction by Modern Catholic Authors ed. J.B. Breslin published by Doubleday in 1987. Also appeared in The Collected Stories , published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 items

P71/397 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The Recruiting Officer' beginning ' "You admit it now, after seeing you couldn't brazen your way out of it," Cannon Reilly held the boy Walshe by an arm in front of the class.' paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/398 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The Recruiting Officer' beginning 'He came after lunch, dressed all in black as a priest with the half collar to tell the difference.'

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/399 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments from 'The Recruiting Officer'.

Date:n.d. Extent:23 pp

P71/400 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of part of typescript draft of 'The Recruiting Officer' beginning 'Two cars outside the low concrete wall of Arigna School, small and blueslated between the coal mountains; rust of iron on the rocks of the trout stream that ran past the playground; the chant of children coming through the open windows....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

2.13 Swallows

See Also P71/749-756
Publication Note:

Short story first published in the Evening Herald, 20 December 1971, reprinted in The London Magazine December 1971-January 1972. Also appeared in the Getting Through collection first published by Faber and Faber in 1978, 'The London Magazine, 1961-85' ed. Alan Ross published by Chatto and Windus in 1986, The Collected Stories , published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 items

P71/401 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a page from 'Swallows' beginning 'The wind blew from the lake so that they'd both the collars of their overcoats up as they measured the road at the quarry, a shine on the tar from the recent rain.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/402
See Also

P71/64-111

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of 'Swallows' beginning 'The wind blew the stinging rain from the Gut, where earlier in the bright weather of the summer the Sergeant had sat in the tarred boat anchored with a rope and an old ford radiator clinging to the reeds in midstream....' Also contains a handwritten draft a portion of part 1 The Leavetaking beginning 'Coming from spring sunlight into the blinded room he waited in his slow way until the vagueness of the bed hardened when it took shape....'

Date:n.d. Extent:51 pp

P71/403 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Swallows' beginning 'The wind blew the stinging rain from the Gut where earlier in the bright weather of the summer the Sergeant had sat in the tarred boat, anchored by the rope to an old Ford radiator clinging to the weeds in midstream, and watched taut line after taut line cut like cheese wire through the water as hooked roach after hooked roach made a last surge toward the freedom of the open lake before landing slapping on the floorboards.'

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/404 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Swallows' beginning 'The wind blew the stinging rain from the Gut, where earlier in the bright weather of the summer the Sergeant had sat in the tarred boat, anchored by a rope to an old Ford radiator that clung to the weeds outside the rushes....' Contains hand written amendments, paginated pp 1-16, inscription on first page reads 'Book Copy'.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/405 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Swallows' beginning 'The wind blew the stinging rain from the Gut, where earlier in the bright weather of the summer in Sergeant had sat in tarred boat, anchored by a rope to an old Ford radiator that clung to the weeds outside the rushes....' Contains hand written amendments, paginated pp 1-11, pagination amended by hand to 96-106.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/406 Scope and Content:

Typescript page on Paganini and Fritz Kreisler beginning 'Paganini, Niccolo, perhaps the first of the virtuosi, born Genoa 1784, died without receiving last rites of R.C. faith 1840.' Reads as if it is a translation, a short passage in 'Swallows' relates to the life of Paganini.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

2.14 The Beginning of an Idea
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The New Review, August 1974. Also appeared in the Getting Through collection first published by Faber and Faber in 1978, The New Review Anthology ed. Ian Hamilton published by Heinemann in 1985, The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories ed. William Trevor, published by Oxford University Press in 1989 and The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 items

P71/407 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The Beginning of an Idea' beginning ' "I am Medea," she sobbed." Paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/408 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The Beginning of an Idea' beginning 'Out of a love of Chekhov these somehow connected images gradually formed in Eva Perko's mind until they became as much the centre of her thought as some idea of god had been for her mother....' Paginated pp 2-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/409 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'The Beginning of an Idea'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/410 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Beginning of an Idea' beginning ' "The word 'oysters' was chalked on the wagon that carried Chekhov's body to Moscow for burial. The coffin was carried in the oyster wagon because of the fierce heat of early July. " ' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/411 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Beginnings of an Idea' beginning ' "The word oysters was chalked on the wagon that carried Chekhov's body to Moscow for burial. The coffin was carried in the oyster wagon because of the fierce heat of early July." ' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/412 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Beginning of an Idea' beginning 'The word "oysters" was chalked on the wagon that carried Chekhov's body to Moscow for burial.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-21, inscription on first page reads 'Book Copy'.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/413 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Beginning of an Idea' beginning 'The word Oysters was chalked on the wagon that carried Chekhov's body to Moscow for burial.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-16

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

2.15 The Stoat

See Also P71/689
Publication Note:

Short story first published in a magazine, photocopies of the magazine version form part of this collection, however the magazine hasn't been identified. Also appeared with considerable changes in the Getting Through collection published by Faber and Faber in 1978 and with further amendments in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 items

P71/414 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Stoat' beginning 'The longlegged medical student in the grey turtleneck was following a two iron he had struck just short of the green when he heard the crying high in the rough grass above the fairway.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/415 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Stoat' beginning 'I was following a two iron I had struck just short of the green when I heard the low crying high in the rough over the strand of the calm sea.' Contains handwritten amendments, appears to be a draft of the magazine version of the story, which is written in the first person, paginated pp 1-16.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/416 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the magazine version of 'The Stoat' beginning 'I was following a two iron I had struck short of the green when I heard the low crying high in the rough over the strand of the Calm Sea.' 3 copies, 2 extra pages.

Date:October 1974 Extent:7 pp (x 3), 2 pp

P71/417 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'The Stoat' beginning 'A long-legged student in a turtleneck was following a two iron he had struck just short of the green when he heard the crying high in the rough grass above the fairway. ' paginated pp1-10. inscription on first page reads 'Book Copy', this version of the story appears in the 'Getting Through' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/418 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Stoat' beginning 'A long-legged student in a turtleneck was following a two-iron he had struck just short of the green when he heard the crying high in the rough grass above the fairway.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-10. Pagination amended by hand to pp 42-51, this version of the story appears in the 'Getting Through' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/419 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Stoat' beginning 'A long-legged student in a turtleneck was following a two-iron he had struck just short of the green when he heard the crying high in the rough grass above the fair-way.' Contains handwritten amendments, some pages missing. Amendments change the narrative from the third person to the first person, appears to be the amended to the version of the story which appears in ' The Collected Stories' .

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/420 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of sections 'The Stoat' beginning 'My father had asked me to come to strand hill this last summer because of Miss McCabe.' Paginated pp 3,4, 6, 7A, these are amendments to and additions to P71/419.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/421 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Stoat' beginning 'I was following a two-iron I had struck short of the green when I heard the crying high in the rough grass above the fairway.' Contains handwritten amendments, draft of the version of the story which appears in The Collected Stories .

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

2.16 A Slip-Up
Publication Note:

Short story first published in Strand, June 1975, reprinted in Ploughshares III in 1977. Also appeared in the Getting Through collection published by Faber and Faber in 1978. Reprinted in The Leitrim Guardian, 10, 1978. Also appeared in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 items

P71/422 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a 'A Slip-UP' , this draft bears the title 'Albert and Ladybird', begins 'Albert and Ladybird left their ground floor flat in Ainsworth road every evening on the stroke of eight-thirty.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/423 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a 'A Slip-UP', this draft bears the title 'Albert and Ladybird', begins 'Albert and Ladybird left their ground floor flat in Ainsworth road every evening on the stroke of eight-thirty.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/424 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'A Slip-UP' beginning ' "We should never have sold the farm." ' Paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/425 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'A Slip-UP' beginning 'There was such a strain on the silence between them after he'd eaten that it had to be broken.' Paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/426 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Slip-UP' beginning 'There was such a strain on the silence between them after he'd eaten that it had to be broken.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/427 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the ' Stand' publication of 'A Slip-UP' beginning 'There was such a strain on the silence between them after he'd eaten that it had to be broken.' (4 copies).

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp (x4)

P71/428 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'A Slip-UP' beginning 'There was such a strain on the silence between them after he'd eaten that it had to be broken.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments which are implemented in the version of the story which appears in ' Getting Through' , paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

2.17 Faith, Hope and Charity

See Also P71/786-791
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The New Review, October 1975, reprinted in The Irish Press, 20 November 1976. Also appeared in the Getting Through collection published by Faber and Faber in 1978, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 items

P71/429 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Faith, Hope and Charity'.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/430 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Faith, Hope and Charity' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy had worked as a team ever since they met on a flyover site outside Reading.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/431 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Faith, Hope and Charity' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy had worked as a team ever since they'd met on a flyover site outside Reading.' Inscription reads 'Peter Davision, Atlantic Monthly Press, 8 Arlington Street, Boston, Mass 02116' Davision was an editor at ' Atlantic Monthly' , contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/432 Scope and Content:

Galleys from ' The New Review' publication of 'Faith, Hope and Charity' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy had worked as a team ever since they'd met on a flyover site outside Reading.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:1975 Extent:5 pp

P71/433 Scope and Content:

Cutting from ' The New Review' of part of 'Faith, Hope and Charity' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy had worked as a team ever since they'd met on a flyover site outside Reading.' Also photocopy of ' The New Review' publication of 'Faith, Hope and Charity' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy had worked as a team ever since they'd met on a flyover site outside Reading.' Contains handwritten amendments, some but not all of which are implemented in the 'Getting Through' version of the story.

Date:October 1975 Extent:4 pp

P71/434 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Faith, Hope and Charity' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy had worked as a team ever since they'd met on a flyover site outside Reading.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-6. Pagination amended by hand to 36-41. This draft appears to be identical to the version which appeared in ' The New Review' , the handwritten amendments were implemented in the 'Getting Through' version of the story.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/435
See Also

P71/1081-1167

Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of part of 'Faith, Hope and Charity' beginning 'They hadn't even wanted to come to England, but they were younger sons, and there was no work for them in their own country.' Handwritten fragment from the same work on the reverse side. Neither fragment appears in any published version of the story, however printed text on the page reading ' "All Will Be Well: A Memoir," by John McGahern - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times' Suggests the text was written in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

2.18 All Sorts of Impossible Things

See Also P71/702
Publication Note:

Short story first published in Encounter , 6 December 1975, reprinted in The Irish Press , 8 May 1976 and in Ploughshares 6, 1980. Also appeared in the Getting Through collection published by Faber and Faber in 1978, Best Irish Short Stories ed. David Marcus published by Paul Elek in 1976, Modern Irish Short Stories ed. Ben Forkner published by Viking/Penguin in 1980, The Ploughshares Reader: New Fiction for the Eighties ed. Dewitt Henry published by Pushcart Press 1985, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 items

P71/436 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'All Sorts of Impossible Things' beginning 'Earlier the winter sun had thawed the fields soft enough for them to course the hounds on, and though the sun still hung bloodorange above the hawthorns on the hill the rims of the hooftracks were beginning to resist the two men's tread.' Paginated pp 1-5, page 4 appears twice.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/437 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'All Sorts of Impossible Things' beginning 'They were out coursing the hounds on Sunday a last time together but they did not know it, the two friends, James Sharkey and Tom Lennon.' Paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/438 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'All Sorts of Impossible Things', the reverse side of some of the pages contain the typescript text of a piece called 'The Rivers of Lapland', probably a translation from Finnish.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/439 Scope and Content:

Cutting of the ' Encounter' version of 'All Sorts of Impossible Things' beginning 'They were out coursing the hounds on Sunday a last time together but they did not know it, the two friends, James Sharkey and Tom Lennon, a teacher and an agricultural instructor.' contains handwritten amendments, which were implemented in the 'Getting Through' version of the story.

Date:December 1975 Extent:8 pp

P71/440 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the ' Encounter' version of 'All Sorts of Impossible Things' beginning '...until he saw Charlie go utterly still.' Missing first page, two copies of one of the pages.

Date:December 1975 Extent:6 pp

P71/441 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the ' Encounter' version of 'All Sorts of Impossible Things' beginning 'They were out coursing the hounds on Sunday a last time together but they did not know it, the two friends, James Sharkey and Tom Lennon, a teacher and an agricultural instructor.', (2 copies).

Date:December 1975 Extent:7 pp (x 2)

P71/442 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the 'Encounter' version of 'All Sorts of Impossible Things', beginning 'They were out coursing the hounds on Sunday a last time together but they did not know it, the two friends, James Sharkey and Tom Lennon a teacher and an agricultural instructor.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments. Reverse side of the last two pages contains some notes on writers and writing, including references to Synge, Auden and Yeats.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/443 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'All Sorts of Impossible Things' beginning 'They were out coursing on Sunday a last time together but they did not know it, the two friends, James Sharkey and Tom Lennon, a teacher and an agricultural instructor.' Contains handwritten amendments, amendments implemented in the ' Getting Through ' version of the story. Paginated pp 1-13, pagination amended by hand to 23-35.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

2.19 The Wine Breath
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The New Yorker, 4 April 1977. Also appeared in the Getting Through collection published by Faber and Faber in 1978. Reprinted in The Bodley head Book of Irish Short Stories ed. David Marcus, published by The Bodley Head in 1980 and Irish Short Stories published by NEL in 1982. Also appeared in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 items

P71/444 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'If I was to die, I'd miss most the mornings and the evenings, he thought as he walked the narrow dirt-track by the lake in the late evening, and wondered if his mind was failing....'

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/445 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'The Wine Breath'.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/446 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'If I was to die, I'd miss most the mornings and the evenings, he thought as he walked the narrow dirt-track by the lake in the late evening, and then wondered if his mind was failing....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7. Amendments don't appear to have been implemented in latter drafts.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/447 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'The country childhood. His mother and father.' Paginated pp 8 - 13, maybe from the same draft as P71/446, however doesn't contain any amendments, typescript identical to P71/448.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/448 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'If I was to die, I'd miss most the mornings and the evenings, he thought as he walked the narrow dirt-track by the lake in the late evening, and then wondered if his mind was failing, for how could anybody think anything as stupid: being a man he had no choice....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/449 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'If I was to die, I'd miss most the mornings and the evenings, he thought as he walked the narrow dirt-track by the lake in the late evening, and then wondered if his mind was failing....' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/450 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'If I was to die, I'd miss most the mornings and the evenings, he thought as he walked the narrow dirt track by the lake in the late evening, and then wondered if his mind was failing....' Contains handwritten amendments, sticker reads 'Edited by Kiernan' probably returned after publication by The New Yorker .

Date:9 February 1977 Extent:12 pp

P71/451 Scope and Content:

Galleys of The New Yorker version of 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'If I was to die, I'd miss most the morning and the evenings, he thought as he walked the narrow dirt track by the lake in the late evening, and then wondered if his mind was failing....' Contains marginalia, probably written by J.C. Kiernan and editor at The New Yorker . Paginated Gal.1-Gal.10.

Date:9 February 1977 Extent:10 pp

P71/452 Scope and Content:

Cutting from The New Yorker of 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'If I were to die, I'd miss most the mornings and the evenings, he thought as he walked the narrow dirt track by the lake in the late evening, and then wondered if his mind was failing, for how could anybody think he was stupid.'

Date:4 April 1977 Extent:6 pp

P71/453 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the 'The Wine Breath' beginning 'If I were to die, I'd miss most the mornings and the evenings, he thought as he walked the narrow dirt-track by the lake in the late evening, and then wondered if his mind was failing....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-10, pagination amended by hand to 74-83.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

2.20 Sierra Leone

See Also P71/468 , 692-698
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The New Yorker, 22 August 1977. Also appeared with considerable amendments in the Getting Through collection published by Faber and Faber in 1978, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 items

P71/454 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Sierra Leone' beginning 'I cursed as I reread the telegram, "Wanted at home stop urgent." ''.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/455 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Sierra Leone'.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/456 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Sierra Leone' beginning ' "I suppose it won't be long now till your friend is here," the barman said as he held the glass to the light after polishing, closing one eye like someone sighting down a gun barrel. ' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 11-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/457 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Sierra Leone' beginning ' "I suppose it won't be long now till your friend is here," the barman said as he held the glass to the light after polishing, closing one eye like someone sighting down a gun barrel.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/458 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Sierra Leone' beginning " 'I suppose it won't be long now till your friend is here,' the barman said as he held the glass to the light after polishing, closing one aye like someone sighting down a gun barrel.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-19. Typescript identical to P71/457.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/459 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Sierra Leone' beginning "I suppose it won't be long now till your friend is here," the barman said as he held the glass to the light after polishing, closing one eye like someone sighting down a gun barrel.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/460 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Sierra Leone' beginning ' "I suppose it won't be long now till your friend is here," the barman said as he held the glass to the light after polishing.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-20, re-paginated pp 107-126 for the 'Getting Through' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/461 Scope and Content:

Fragments of 'Sierra Leone'.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/462 Scope and Content:

Cutting from The New Yorker of 'Sierra Leone' beginning 'We were the same age, in our late twenties, and had known each other casually for years, but we didn't meet in any serious way till the night of the Cuban Crisis.'

Date:22 August 1977 Extent:8 pp

P71/463 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of The New Yorker version of 'Sierra Leone' , begins 'We were the same age, in our late twenties, and had known each other casually for years, but we didn't meet in any serious way till the night of the Cuban Crisis.' This version differs somewhat from the version of the story published in ' Getting Through' .

Date:22 August 1977 Extent:7 pp

2.21 Doorways
Publication Note:

Short story first published in the Getting Through collection published by Faber and Faber in 1978, also appeared in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 items

P71/464 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Doorways' beginning ' "And, that girl I met you with in the national? What happened to her?" '.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/465 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Doorways' beginning '"Your friend didn't come with you?" Paddy asked as soon as left the pub.'

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/466 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Doorways' with the title 'A Lily in the Wine Glass' beginning 'People made fun of Nora Moran, "I ran into Nora today, she's in a terrible state. She's down to her last five houses." '.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/467 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Doorways' beginning 'The two tramps down at the Front were as fixed as the War Memorial all that year.'

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/468
See Also

P71/454-463

Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Doorways', reverse side of one of the pages includes a fragment of 'Sierra Leone'.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/469 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways' beginning 'There are times when we see each small event we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in the expectation.' No handwritten amendments, typed comment reads 'first draft', paginated pp 1-22.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/470 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways' , this draft bears the title 'Getting Through'; Begins 'There are times when we see the small events we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in the expectation.' Contains handwritten amendments, typescript identical to P71/469, paginated pp 1-22.

Date:n.d. Extent:23 pp

P71/471 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways', this draft bears the title 'Getting Through'; begins 'There are times when we see the small events we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in the expectation.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-25.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/472 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways', this draft bears the title 'Getting Through'; begins 'There are times when we see the small events we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in the expectation.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-25.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/473 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways', this draft bears the title 'Getting Through'; begins 'There are times when we see the small events we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in the expectation.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-25, typescript identical to P71/472.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/474 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways' beginning 'There are times when we see that we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in the expectation.' Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-25, typescript identical to P71/472.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/475 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways' beginning 'There are times when we see the small events we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in the expectation.'

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/476 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways' beginning 'There are times when we see the small events we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in the expectation.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-22.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/477 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Doorways' beginning 'There are times when we see the small events we look forward to - a visit, a wedding, a new day - as having no existence but in expectation.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-22, pagination amended by hand to pp 52-73.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

2.22 Along The Edges
Publication Note:

Short story first published in the Getting Through collection published by Faber and Faber in 1978, also appeared in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 items

P71/478 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the 'Morning' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning '...with a white kerchief. " I don't see any reason to be surprised anymore. It's all built on illusion anyhow." ' First page missing, paginated pp 2-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/479 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Morning' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning 'The door of the Flagstaff had been open on the street all night because of the hot Paris weather in July.' Several pages missing, paginated pp 1-8, 14 .

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/480 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the 'Evening' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning 'Between four and five a knock on the door and with a rattle of cup and saucer a fat little old man.' Several pages missing paginated pp 2-3,5-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/481 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the 'Morning' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning ' "What does your friend do for a living?" the man asked the blonde woman in front of him after the enormous ugly girl with her had gone to the ladies.'

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/482 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the 'Morning' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning " 'What does your friend do for a living?" the man asked the blonde woman in front of him after the enormous ungainly girl with her had had made her way unsteadily to the ladies.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/483 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Along The Edges'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/484 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the 'Evening' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning ' "I must go now." She tried to rise from the bed.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/485 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the 'Evening' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning ' "I must go now." She tried to rise from the bed.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/486 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the 'Evening' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning ' "I must go now." She tried to rise from the bed.' Contains handwritten amendments, typescript identical to P71/485, paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/487 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the 'Evening' section of 'Along The Edges' beginning ' "I must go now." She tried to rise from the bed.' Contains handwritten amendments, Typescript identical to (1020), (1410), paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/488 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the 'Morning' section 'Along The Edges' beginning ' "What does your friend do for a living?' the man asked the blonde woman in front of him after the enormous ungainly girl with her had gone to the Ladies.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/489 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Along The Edges' beginning ' "I must go now," she tried to rise from the bed.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/490 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of 'Along The Edges'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/491 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'Along The Edges' beginning ' "I must go now," she tried to rise from the bed.'

Date:n.d Extent:13 pp

P71/492 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of Galley proofs of 'Along The Edges' beginning 'Evening. "I must go now." She tried to rise from the bed.' Contains a small amount of handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

2.23 Gold Watch

See Also P71/561 , 692-696 , 1242
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The New Yorker, 17 March 1980. Also appeared in the American edition of the Getting Through collection published by Harper and Row in 1980 and the British edition of High Ground published by Faber and Faber in 1985. Also appeared in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 items

P71/493 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Gold Watch'.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/494 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Gold Watch' beginning 'It was in Grafton Street we met, aimlessly strolling in one of the lazy lovely Saturday morning in spring, the week of work over, the weekend still as fresh as the bunch of anemones that seemed the only purchase in her cane shopping basket.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/495 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Gold Watch' beginning 'It was in Grafton Street we met, aimlessly strolling in one of the lazy lovely Saturday mornings in spring, the week of work over, the weekend still as fresh as the bunch of anemones that seemed the only purchase in her shopping basket.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/496 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Gold Watch' beginning 'It was in Grafton Street we met, aimlessly strolling in one of the lazy lovely Saturday mornings in spring, the week of work over, the weekend still as fresh as the bunch of anemones that seemed the only purchase in her cane shopping basket.' Contains handwritten amendments. Probably a proof copy returned to John McGahern by The New Yorker , attached slip states 'Edited by Kiernan', paginated pp 1-17.

Date:November 21 1979 - March 17 1980 Extent:17 pp

P71/497 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'Gold Watch'.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

2.24 High Ground
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The New Yorker, 22 March 1982. Also appeared in the High Ground collection published by Faber and Faber in 1985, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006..

Date:n.d. Extent:7 items

P71/498 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'High Ground' beginning 'I let the boat drift in the water, in the slow August river.'

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/499 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'High Ground' beginning 'I let the boat drift on the river: beneath the deep arch of the bridge, the keel scraping the gravel as it crossed the shallows out from Walshe's, past the boathouse at the mouth and out into the lake.' Paginated pp 1-15. (Last three pages removed because of private material on reverse side, restricted).

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/500 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'High Ground' beginning 'I let the boat drift on the river, beneath the deep arch of the bridge, the keel scraping the gravel as it crossed the shallows out from Walsh's , past the boathouse at the Mouth, and out into the lake.' Contains handwritten amendments, reverse side of the last page contains and unfinished letter addressed 'Dear Charles', paginated pp 1-14.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/501 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'High Ground' beginning 'I left the boat drift on the river: beneath the deep arch of the bridge, the keel scraping the gravel as it crossed the shallows out from Walshe's, past the boathouse at the Mouth, and out into the lake.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-14.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/502 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'High Ground' beginning 'I let the boat drift on the river; beneath the deep arch of the bridge, the keel scraping the gravel as it crossed the shallows out from Walsh's past the boathouse at the Mouth, and out into the lake.' Contains handwritten amendments made a member of The New Yorker editorial staff. Attached sticker reads 'Edited by Kiernan'.

Date:March 31 1981 Extent:14 pp

P71/503 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'High Ground' beginning 'I let the boat drift on the river beneath the deep arch of the bridge, the keel scraping the gravel as it crossed the shallows out from Walsh's, past the boathouse at the Mouth, and out into the lake.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 82-96 for the ' High Ground' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/504
See Also

971/685-688

Scope and Content:

Photocopy from the collection 'High Ground' of the short story of the same name beginning 'I let the boat drift on the river beneath the deep arch of the bridge, the keel scraping the gravel as it crossed the shallows out from Walsh's....' Contains handwritten amendments, however these amendments weren't implemented in either The Collected Stories or the 'Creatures of the Earth' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

2.25 Parachutes
Publication Note:

Short story first published in Encounter, February 1983, reprinted in 'The Irish Press', 14 April 1983, 'The Irish Literary Supplement', spring 1984. Also appeared in the High Ground collection published by Faber and Faber in 1985, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 items

P71/505 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Parachutes' beginning 'We had nursed our drinks on the leather seat directly across from the horseshoe of the counter for hours, and Gillespie had not come back.' Paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/506 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Parachutes' beginning ' " Do you see that sky over there?" Moran pointed and Murray lifted his head above the dark roofs of Harcourt Street to the clear evening sky.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/507 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Parachutes' beginning ' It was the end of summer, and it seemed to make it harder to face that the girl on which happiness or unhappiness had hung for so long was now completely lost.'

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/508 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Parachutes' beginning 'It was the end of summer, and it seemed to make it harder to accept that the girl on whose word the whole summer had hung was now going.'

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/509 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that 'd she go [sic] in the wild hope that she'd say "Yes. We'll make lives together" ' Paginated pp 1-27 (plus insertion 13a).

Date:n.d. Extent:28 pp

P71/510 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Parachutes' beginning 'I played innumerable games of draughts and then cards, with the child.'

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/511 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of 'Parachutes'.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/512 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she's say "Yes, we'll make our lives together." ' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/513 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she'd say we'll make our lives together.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/514 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she'd say we'll make our lives together.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/515 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she'd say we'll make our lives together.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/516 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she'd say we'll make our lives together.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/517 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Parachutes' beginning 'the summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she'd say we'd make our lives together.' Paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/518 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she'd say we'd make our lives together.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/519 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she'd say we'd make our lives together.'

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/520 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Parachutes' beginning 'The summer had been lived in dread that she'd go, in the wild hope that she'd say we'd make our lives together.' Paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/521 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of 'Parachutes'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/522 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of 'Parachutes' from ' Encounter' magazine, begins ' "I want to ask you one very small last favour." ' Paginated by hand pp 3 - 9 for the ' High Ground' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/523 Scope and Content:

Proof copy of 'Parachutes' from ' The Collected Stories' beginning ' "I want to ask you one very small last favour." ' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

2.26 Crossing The Line

See Also P71/538
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The New Yorker, 1 August 1983. Also appeared in the High Ground collection published by Faber and Faber in 1985, Modern Irish Short Stories ed. Caroline Walsh published by the Irish Times in 1986, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 items

P71/524
See Also

P71/530-535

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of 'Crossing The Line', this draft bears the title 'Scab'; begins 'The ad had said that the town was twenty six miles from Dublin.' Also contains a handwritten draft of 'A Ballad' beginning 'He came in the blue Anglia just after four, strangely shabby in his brown hat and the old gabardine frayed at the cuffs.'

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/525
See Also

P71/558-568

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft 'Crossing The Line', this draft bears the title 'The Scab'; begins 'He met me off the late bus from the city, a big powerful man, prematurely bald, the increasing fat still marbled on the face and body, not yet quite starting to sag.' Also contains three handwritten drafts of parts of 'Like All Other Men', these drafts bear the title 'Nun', one of which begins ' "That's the six marker. I'd soon be in my own boots." '

Date:n.d. Extent:46 pp

P71/526 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Crossing The Line' beginning 'I was if anything more nervous than when I walked the same pale gravel of the avenue to the presbytery in the first days of October more than three months before.' paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/527 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Crossing The Line', this draft bears the title 'The Scab'; begins 'A few of the last leaves from almond saplings that stood at intervals along the pavement were being scattered about in the lights as he met me off the bus from the city.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/528 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Crossing The Line', this draft bears the title 'The Scab'; begins 'A few of the leaves from the almond saplings that stood at intervals along the pavement were being scattered about in the lights as he met me off the late bus from the city.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/529 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Crossing The Line' beginning 'A few of the last leaves from the almond saplings that stood at intervals along the pavement were being scattered about under the lamps as he met me off the late bus from the city.' Paginated pp 97 - 112 for the ' High Ground' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

2.27 A Ballad

See Also P71/524 , 560 , 635
Publication Note:

Short story first published in Ireland and the Arts ed. Tim Pat Coogan published by Quartet in 1983. Also appeared in the High Ground collection, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 items

P71/530 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a number of drafts of 'A Ballad' , one of which has the title 'Smalltown', begins 'Three of slept in the little mustard room above the restaurant, the sloping walls covered with some light varnished boards as the ceiling.'

Date:n.d. Extent:34 pp

P71/531 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'A Ballad' beginning ' "Do you think it be late when Cronin gets in? " Ryan asked sleepily.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/532 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'A Ballad' .

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/533 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Ballad' beginning ' "Do you think it will be late when Cronin gets in?" Ryan asked sleepily.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-14.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/534 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Ballad' beginning ' "Do you think it will be late when Cronin gets in?" Ryan asked sleepily.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/535 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'A Ballad' beginning " 'Do you think it will be late when Cronin tumbles in?' Ryan asked sleepily.' " paginated pp 10 - 24 for the ' High Ground' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

2.28 Oldfashioned

See Also P71/558 , 560 , 757
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The Yale Review, April 1984, and reprinted in Threshold (Winter 1983/1984). Also appeared in the High Ground collection published by Faber and Faber in 1985, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 items

P71/536 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Oldfashioned' , this draft bears the title 'Deaths', begins 'The pear tree that hadn't been plucked in years was in brilliant white blossom by the archway where the bell hung behind the house, and it was this way the sergeant turned each time he escaped from the bedroom inside the hall door.' Paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/537 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft 'Oldfashioned' , this draft bears the title 'Lives', begins 'There was a stir for a few hours round the barracks after they brought in the old donkey they'd found straying on the Eroona Road and phoned Barahouse and stood around waiting for the Barahouse lorry.' Paginated pp 1-44.

Date:n.d. Extent:46 pp

P71/538
See Also

P71/524-529

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing drafts and fragments on 'Oldfashioned' one beginning 'After the war Colonel Sinclair found that administration didn't suit him, going into the Ministry each morning in a pinstripe from the house they'd bought in Wimbledon, and he and his wife decided that he should take early retirement.' Also contains a handwritten draft of part of 'Crossing The Line' beginning ' "You're from the west a fine dramatic part of the country but no fit place at all to live, no dept of soil.'

Date:n.d. Extent:42 pp

P71/539
See Also

P71/558-568

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of 'Oldfashioned' , this draft bears the title 'You Don't Even Find Robins'; begins 'The Protestants had so dwindled that there was no longer a living in Ardcarne.' Also contains fragments of the same story; also contains part of a handwritten draft of 'Like All Other Men', this draft bears the title 'Nun', beginning 'The Saturday afternoon dances in the Metropole imposed a night as complete as sleep in the middle of the day.'

Date:n.d. Extent:65 pp

P71/540 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Oldfashioned' this draft bears the title 'An Oldfashioned Story', begins 'The Protestant had so dwindled that there was no longer a living in Ardmore.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-27.

Date:n.d. Extent:27 pp

P71/541 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of closing section of 'Oldfashioned' , this draft bears the title 'Epilogue'; begins 'The burning of Rockingham House in 1956 stood out from all else in the still emptying countryside.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/542 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Oldfashioned' beginning 'The Protestants had so dwindled that there was no longer a living in Ardcarne: the old Georgian parsonage had been closed, its avenue of great beech trees, the walled orchard, the paddock and lawn and garden, all let run wild.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-42.

Date:n.d. Extent:42 pp

P71/543 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Oldfashioned' beginning 'The Protestants had so dwindled that there was no longer a living in Ardcarne: the old Georgian parsonage had been closed, its avenue of great beech trees, the walled orchard, the paddock and lawn and garden, all let run wild.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-41.

Date:n.d. Extent:41 pp

P71/544 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Oldfashioned' beginning 'The Protestants had so dwindled that there was no longer a living in Ardcarne: the old Georgian parsonage had been closed, its avenue of great beech trees, the walled orchard, the paddock and lawn and garden, all let run wild.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-41.

Date:n.d. Extent:40 pp

P71/545 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'Oldfashioned' .

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/546 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of 'Oldfashioned' from The Yale Review beginning 'The Protestants had so dwindled that there was no longer a living in Ardcarne: the old Georgian parsonage had been closed, its avenue of great beech trees, the walled orchard, the paddock and lawn and garden, all let run wild.' Paginated pp 26 - 49 for the High Ground Collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

2.29 Eddie Mac
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The New Yorker, 3 December 1984, reprinted in The Irish Press, 8 March 1985. Also appeared in the High Ground collection published by Faber and Faber in 1985, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 items

P71/547
See Also

P71/592-598

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Big House' (an amalgam to two published stories 'Eddie Mac' and 'The Conversion of William Kirkwood') beginning 'Eddie Mac was herdsman for the Kirkwoods, as was his father and in those first years when Annie May Moran came as a young girl to work for Mrs. Kirkwood he would not as much as give her a look in the dancehall.' Paginated pp 1-29.

Date:n.d. Extent:29 pp

P71/548 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Eddie Mac' , this draft bears the title 'Around The Big Stone House'; beginning 'Eddie Mac was herdsman for the Kirkwoods.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/549 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Eddie Mac' beginning 'The summer Annie May Moran came to work for Mrs. Kirkwood was the great year of St. Michael's football.' paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/550 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Eddie Mac' , this draft bears the title 'Around the Big Stone House'; begins 'The summer Annie May Moran came to work for Mrs. Kirkwood was the great year of St. Michael's football. ' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/551 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Eddie Mac' .

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/552 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Eddie Mac' , this draft bears the title 'Around The Big Stone House'; begins 'The summer Annie May Moran came to work for Mrs. Kirkwood was the great year of St. Michael's football and Eddie Mac's fame.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/553 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Eddie Mac' beginning 'The summer Annie May Moran came to work for Mrs. Kirkwood was the great year of St. Michael's football and Eddie Mac's stardom.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/554 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of 'Eddie Mac' .

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/555 Scope and Content:

Proofs of The New Yorker version of 'Eddie Mac' beginning 'Nineteen twenty-four was the great year of St. Michael's football and it was that same summer that Annie May Moran came to work for Mrs. Kirkwood.' Includes note from the 'Legal Dept' asking if they are 'correct in assuming that the names and characters...are made up and , to your knowledge do not identify actual people who may still be alive?' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:August-September 1984 Extent:14 pp

P71/556 Scope and Content:

Copy of 'The Irish Press' which includes John McGahern's story 'Eddie Mac', several pages of the paper missing, entire short story included.

Date:8 March 1985 Extent:8 pp

P71/557 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'Eddie Mac' beginning 'The summer Annie May Moran came to work for Mrs. Kirkwood was the great year of St. Michael's football.' paginated pp 63- 81 for ' High Ground' Collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

2.30 Like All Other Men

See Also P71/525 , 539
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The Yale Review, April 1985 and reprinted in Firebird 4: New Writing from Britain and Ireland published by Penguin in 1985. Also appeared in the High Ground collection published by Faber and Faber in 1985, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 items

P71/558
See Also

P71/536-546

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Like All Other Men' beginning 'You have to have some idea, some vision of a shore to row to no matter how distant, for how can you go on rowing eagerly out into just more meaningless water.' Paginated pp 1-5. Also includes a handwritten fragment of 'Oldfashioned' .

Date:n.d Extent:7 pp

P71/559 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Like All Other Men' beginning 'There has to be some idea, some vision of a shore no matter how distant, "If we win the Nobel Prize we'll be able to afford sausages from Harrods," '; paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/560
See Also

P71/530-535, P71/536-546

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing parts of two handwritten drafts of 'Like All Other Men', one beginning 'I had watched Maguire's dark face and limp black hair across the refectory table for two years.'; the other beginning 'The strangest thing about the afternoon dances in the Metropole was how it established a night as complete as sleep in the middle of the day.' Also contains handwritten fragments of 'A Ballad' , 'Oldfashioned' .

Date:n.d. Extent:38 pp

P71/561
See Also

P71/493-497, P71/569-591

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing part of a handwritten draft of 'Like All Other Men' beginning ' "I suppose we could walk out of this place and never meet again after the two years" Maguire said.' Also contains a handwritten draft of part of a work of fiction possibly 'Gold Watch' beginning 'The pretence that running into one another in the rush hour was a delight as well as a surprise had grown almost of its own accord in to the longer and tedious pretence of dinner in this expensive restaurant.' Also contains a handwritten draft of a piece of fiction possibly an early version of 'Bank Holiday beginning 'The woman had driven the four hours out of New York to spend the weekend in the small town as she had done every weekend that spring when he hadn't come into the city.'

Date:n.d. Extent:38 pp

P71/562 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of 'Like All Other Men'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/563 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Like All Other Men' beginning " 'I suppose we could walk out of this place and never meet again after two years,' Maguire said.' Contains handwritten amendments and insertions.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/564 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Like All Other Men' beginning 'I first met her on the train to the all Ireland.' Contains handwritten amendments, several pages missing, paginated pp 1, 6-14.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/565 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Like All Other Men' beginning 'He watched her for a long time among the other women across the dance-floor in the halflight of the afternoon.' Original typescript title 'An End or A Beginning' amended by hand to 'In My End' and then again to 'Like All Other Men'. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/566 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Like All Other Men' beginning 'He watched her for a long time among the women across the dance floor in the halflight of the afternoon.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/567 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Like All Other Men' beginning 'He watched her for a long time among the women across the dancefloor in the halflight of the afternoon.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/568 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'Like All Other Men' beginning 'He watched her for along time among the women across the dance-floor in the half-light of the afternoon.' Paginated pp 50 - 62 for the ' High Ground ' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

2.31 Bank Holiday

See Also P71/561 , 635
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The Irish Times, 9 August 1985. Also appeared in the High Ground collection published by Faber and Faber in 1985, The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:23 items

P71/569 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'McDonagh had come to Hanna's to look at one book a book on Homer's world and a phrase that had fascinated him for months.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/570 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Bank Holiday'.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/571 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'McDonagh had come to Hanna's to look at one book and phrase that had fascinated him for months.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d Extent:1 page

P71/572 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a page from 'Bank Holiday', this draft bears the title 'The Natural Process'; begins 'McDonagh had come to Hanna's Bookshop on the quays to look at a single phrase in a book there that had fascinated him for months.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/573 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'more useful if it had been suggested how one might come into such a state.' Paginated pp 5-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/574
See Also

P71/804-811

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It had been an unusual summer, hot for weeks, and the white morning mist between the bridges seemed a guarantee of the hot weather lasting beyond this August bank holiday weekend.' Also contains part of an other handwritten draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning ' "There is something I want to discuss with you," She said.' Also contains part of a handwritten draft of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image 2 things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.' Inscription on the cover of the copy reads 'Bank Holiday, Novel'.

Date:n.d. Extent:43 pp

P71/575 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It had been an unusual summer, hot for weeks, and the white morning mist between the bridges seemed a guarantee of the hot weather lasting beyond the August Bank Holiday weekend.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/576 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'Instead of continuing on down the quays, he crossed the road to the low granite wall above the river.' Contains handwritten amendments, first page missing paginated pp 1-23.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/577 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Bank Holiday' beginning '...in the general grey, and hair iron grey. He was that rare enough figure, a handsome man who grew even more handsome as he aged.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 2- 19.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/578 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday', bears the title 'Weekend', begins 'It had been an unusual summer, hot for weeks, and the white morning mist between the bridges seemed a certain promise that the hot weather was to last beyond the August Bank Holiday weekend.' Contains handwritten amendments, some pages missing, paginated pp 1,2, 7-19. Typescript identical to P71/577.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/579 Scope and Content:

Draft of part of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It is a strange exhilaration that comes from work of any intensity.' Made up of handwritten pages and typescript pages with handwritten editions, handwritten pages were added to the original typescript draft. This version of the story is written in the first person.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/580 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday', this draft bears the title 'A Weekend', begins 'There is a strange exhilaration that comes from work of any intensity.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-19. This version of the story is written in the first person.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/581 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday', this draft bears the title 'A Weekend' beginning 'There is a strange exhilaration that comes from work of any intensity.' Paginated pp 1-20. This version of the story is written in the first person.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/582 Scope and Content:

Page from a typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday', this version of the story bears the title 'A Weekend' beginning 'There is a strange exhilaration that comes from work of any intensity.' Contains handwritten amendments, some pages missing paginated pp 1-10, 13-17. This version of the story is written in the first person, typescript identical to P71/581.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/583 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It seemed that the best years had waited, when all his life seemed to lie in the calm of the deep and even light of a long evening.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-22.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/584 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It had been unusual weather, hot for weeks and the white morning mist between the bridges seemed a certain promise that the good weather was to last beyond the bank holiday.' Contains handwritten amendments and additional handwritten pages, paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/585 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It had been unusual weather, hot for weeks, and the white morning mist between the bridges seemed a certain promise that the good weather was to last beyond the Bank Holiday.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/586 Scope and Content:

Typescript of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It had been unusual weather, hot for weeks, and the white morning mist between the bridges seemed a certain promise that the good weather was to last beyond the Bank Holiday.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/587
See Also

P71/599-613

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing handwritten draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning It had been unusual weather, hot for weeks, and the white morning mist above the river, making ghostly the figures crossing the metal bridge, seemed a certain promise that the good weather was going to last beyond the Bank Holiday.' Copy book also contains fragments of the same story and part of a draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'He felt little quiet. The Shareholders would write him off as a loss against profits.'

Date:n.d. Extent:49 pp

P71/588 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It had been unusual weather, hot for weeks, and the white morning mist above the river, making ghostly the figures crossing the metal bridge, seemed a certain promise that the good weather was going to last beyond the Bank Holiday.' Contains handwritten amendments , paginated pp 1-30.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/589 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Bank Holiday' beginning ' The next days were so easy that the only anxiety could be that there was none, that they were enclosed dangerously in their own cocoon.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 19-23. Appears to be an updated version of part of P71/588.

Date:n.d. Extent: 5 pp

P71/590 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'Bank Holiday'.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/591 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'Bank Holiday' beginning 'It had been unusual weather, hot for weeks, and the white morning mist above the river, making ghostly the figures crossing the metal bridge, seemed a certain promise that the good weather was going to last beyond the holiday.' Paginated pp 133-155 for the ' High Ground' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:23 pp

2.32 The Conversion of William Kirkwood

See Also P71/547
Publication Note:

Short story first published in the High Ground collection published by Faber and Faber in 1985 , also appeared in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 items

P71/592 Scope and Content:

Pad containing two handwritten drafts of 'The Conversion of William Kirkwood' one beginning '"He got into the habit of helping Lucy with her lessons." ' is paginated pp 11 - 21. The other beginning ' After rifle practice on Sundays, fishing from the Oakport shore at targets in the back of McCabe's Hill most of the company went to Charlie's for a drink.' is paginated pp 1- 15.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/593 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Conversion of William Kirkwood', this version bears the title 'The Conversion of Andrew Kirkwood'; begins 'After rifle practice on Sundays, firing from the Oakport shore at targets in the back of McCabe's Hill, most of the company went to Charlie's for a drink.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-14.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/594 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Conversion of William Kirkwood' (this version entitled 'The Conversion of Andrew Kirkwood'); begins 'After rifle practice on Sundays, firing from the Oakport shore at targets set in the back of McCabe's Hill, most of the company went to Charlie's for a drink.' Contains handwritten amendments, page 12, 13 missing, paginated pp 1-11, 14-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/595 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The Conversion of William Kirkwood' beginning 'There might well be no other room in the big stone house but the kitchen as the rain beat on the slates and windows, swirled about the yard outside.' Paginated pp 1- 22.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/596 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Conversion of William Kirkwood', this draft bears the title 'The Conversion of Andrew Kirkwood'; begins 'There might well be no other room in the big stone house but the kitchen, as the rain beat on the slates and windows, swirled about the yard outside.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-26.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/597 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'The Conversion of William Kirkwood' beginning 'There might well have been no other room in the big stone house but the kitchen, as the rain beat on the slates and windows, swirled about the yard outside.' Handwritten amendment of the name 'Andrew' to 'William' through out. Paginated pp 113 -132 for the ' High Ground' collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/598 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a faircopy (see P71/597) of 'The Conversion of William Kirkwood' beginning 'There might well have been no other room in the big stone house but the kitchen, as the rain beat on the slates and windows, swirled about the yard outside.' Original document contains a small number of handwritten amendments, no additional amendments in the photocopy.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

2.33 The Creamery Manager

See Also P71/587
Publication Note:

Short story first published in The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, July 1991, also appeared in The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 items

P71/599 Scope and Content:

Handwritten page of a draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning ' The thing that puzzled and intrigued him over the next few weeks was that all loans were returned to him once word got out that he was no longer in difficulty.' Reverse side contains a letter addressed to John McGahern from Dan, Dan wishes John well and in a post script writes 'if you think you might be free to talk to our crowd next December to January, we'll be in Galway (12/27), Derry (12/28 - 12/30), and Dublin (12/31 - 1/3). Don't worry yourself if it doesn't work out.'

Date:27 March 1985 Extent:2 pp

P71/600 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'Just to do something, he left his office, and came out on the platform, where he could look down on the row of tractors and cars towing in the shinning steel milk tanks.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/601 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'Just to do something, he left his office, and came out on the platform, where he could look down on the long queue of tractors towing in the shinning steel milk tanks....' paginated pp1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/602
See Also

P71/635-647, P71/757-769, P71/820-823

Scope and Content:

Refill pad containing a handwritten draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'Though he had been suspended from all duties for some days and was about to be dismissed and arrested he still came into the creamery.' Also contains several handwritten drafts of 'The White Boat' one of which begins 'The pleasure boats had long gone and the riverboats had been pulled from the river and lay keel upwards.... ' Also two handwritten drafts of a short story entitled 'Kelly' (An early prose version of The Rockingham Shoot ) one of which begins 'He came from the training college to Crossna School between the lower slopes of Arigna and the waste of Gloria bog when it had less than thirty pupils....' Also contains handwritten draft of a short story entitled 'The Transfer' which also resembles The Rockingham Shoot, begins 'When she came as Miss O'Regan to Lafoil school she was slim and pretty and clever.' ; also includes handwritten draft of a critical essay on 'An tOileanach' (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain, beginning ' When I first was interested in an tOileanach I was always puzzled by the differences between the original and Robin Flower's translation.'

Date:n.d. Extent:87 pp

P71/603 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'Though he had been suspended from all duties for some days and was about to be dismissed and arrested, he still came into the creamery.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/604 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'Though he had been suspended from all duties for some days and was about to be dismissed and arrested, he still came into the creamery.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/605 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'Though he had been suspended from all duties and was about to be dismissed and arrested, he still came into the creamery.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/606 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'The beginning 'The books and files had been taken out but no one had stopped him from entering his office.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/607 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'The books and the files had been taken away several days before but the creamery still allowed him the use of the bare office.' Contains handwritten amendments and also inserted handwritten pages.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/608 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'All morning he waited for them to come in the office that the creamery still allowed him to use, though the books and files had been taken away several days before.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/609 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'The books and files had been taken out but no one yet had stopped him from entering his office.' Paginated pp1-2.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/610 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'The Creamery Manager' beginning 'The grimness on the sergeant's face did not relent: it was as if he had never spoken.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 2-9, maybe from the same draft as P71/609, although pagination overlaps, this draft takes up from the point where P71/609 ends.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/611 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of 'The Creamery Manager'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/612
See Also

P71/834-839

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of 'The Creamery Manager' from ' The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies,' begins The books and files had been taken out but no one yet had stopped him from entering his office.' Contains a small amount of handwritten amendments. Also photocopy of the opening page of an article on James Joyce's Dubliners beginning ' "Dubliners" has often been compared to "The Untilled Field"; Moore's stories are seen to have foreshadowed Joyce's, and they are linked in trying to establish a tradition for that dubious enterprise.'

Date:July 1991 Extent:4 pp

P71/613
See Also

P71/834-839

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of 'The Creamery Manager' from the ' Canadian Journal of Irish Studies' , begins 'the books and files had been taken out but no one yet had stopped him from entering his office.' Contains handwritten amendments, these amendments appear in ' The Collected Stories' version of the story. Also photocopy of the opening page of an article on James Joyce's 'Dubliners' beginning ' "Dubliners" has often been compared to "The Untilled Field"; Moore's stories are seen to have foreshadowed Joyce's, and they are linked in trying to establish a tradition for that dubious enterprise.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

2.34 The Country Funeral

See Also P71/834 , 1442
Publication Note:

Short story first published inThe Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992, also appeared in The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction ed. Colm Tóibín published by Penguin in 2001 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 items

P71/614 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a four of partial drafts of 'The Country Funeral', one of which begins 'As always Philly McDonald came home from the Saudi oilfields in a fever of excitement.' Another paginated pp 43 - 63 begins '... his head to the offer of a second drink.'

Date:n.d. Extent:41 pp

P71/615 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The Country Funeral', this draft bears the title 'The Country and the City'; begins 'the doors of the bar were open on the dusty cobbles of the Cornmarket and within the quiet was deadly.' Paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/616 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'The Country Funeral', reverse side of two of the pages contains material from Aosdana.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/617 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'The Country Funeral', this draft bears the title 'The City and the Country'; begins ' The doors of the bar were open on the dusty cobbles of the Cornmarket.' Includes handwritten amendments paginated 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/618 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'The Country Funeral' beginning 'Three solitary drinkers sat apart on the discoloured red-leather seating that ran around the walls of the bar.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/619 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening section of 'The Country Funeral' beginning 'Three solitary drinkers sat apart on the discoloured red-leather seating that ran around the walls of the bar.' Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/620 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing two handwritten drafts of part of 'The Country Funeral' , one of which begins 'Fonsie Ryan had his brothers breakfast watching on the table before Philly had even finished shaving, and as soon as Philly sat to the table he moved his wheelchair back to the far wall to wait for him to finish.'

Date:n.d. Extent:40 pp

P71/621 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Country Funeral' beginning 'Fonsie Ryan had his brother's breakfast waiting on the table before Philly had even finished shaving and as soon as Philly sat to the table, moved his wheelchair back to the far wall to wait for him to finish.' Contains handwritten amendments, also inscription ' 2nd draft', however it appears P71/622 which has the inscription '1st Draft' is a photocopy of P71/621.

Date:n.d. Extent:52 pp

P71/622 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Country Funeral' beginning 'Fonsie Ryan had his brother's breakfast waiting on the table before Philly had even finished shaving and as soon as Philly sat to the table, moved his wheelchair back to the far wall to wait for him to finish.' Contains handwritten amendments, also inscription 'missing pages 1st draft', however it appears to be a photocopy of P71/621 which bears the inscription 2nd draft.

Date:n.d. Extent:50 pp

P71/623 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of 'The Country Funeral' beginning 'After Fonsie Ryan called his brother he sat in his wheelchair and waited with growing impatience for him to appear on the small stairs and then, as soon as Philly came down and sat at the table, Fonsie moved his wheelchair to the far wall for him to finish.' Photocopy, contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-49, missing last page.

Date:n.d. Extent:49 pp

P71/624 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of typescript draft of 'The Country Funeral' beginning 'After Fonsie Ryan called his brother he sat in his wheelchair and waited with growing impatience for him to appear on the small stairs and then, as soon as Philly came down and sat at the table, Fonsie moved his wheelchair to the far wall for him to finish.'; inscription reads 'McG for proofs', contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1 - 50.

Date:n.d. Extent:50 pp

P71/625 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of typescript draft of 'The Country Funeral' beginning 'After Fonsie Ryan called his brother he sat in his wheelchair and waited with growing impatience for him to appear on the small stairs and then, as soon as Philly came down and sat at the table, Fonsie moved his wheelchair to the far wall for him to finish.' Includes a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-50.

Date:n.d. Extent:50 pp

P71/626 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of proofs of 'The Country Funeral' for The Collected Stories beginning 'After Fonsie Ryan called his brother he sat in his wheelchair and waited with growing impatience for him to appear on the small stairs and then, as soon as Philly came down and sat at the table, Fonsie moved his wheelchair to the far wall for him to finish.' Contains as small number of handwritten amendments, which are implemented in the published version of ' The Collected Stories' .

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

2.35 Creatures of the Earth

See Also P71/504 , 1347
Publication Note:

Short story first published in Granta: The Magazine of New Writing Autumn 1994, reprinted in La Licorne, 1995 and The Irish Independent 20 December 1997 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 items

P71/627 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Creatures of the Earth' beginning 'Miss Waldron and her daughter, Eileen, Closed their big house outside Castlebar two months after Surgeon Waldron's death and moved to the summer house they'd owned for over thirty years on Achill in wild wet January weather.'

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/628 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing part of a handwritten draft of 'Creatures of the Earth' beginning 'Mrs. Walshe and her daughter, Eileen, Closed there big house in its own grounds outside Castlebar after Surgeon Walshe's death and moved to their summer house in Achill.' Also handwritten piece on Blake's of the Hollow a pub and restaurant in Enniskillen beginning 'I've been going to Blake's of the Hollow in Enniskillen for close on twenty years. Now and I believe it to be one of the happiest and most beautiful bars in the whole of Ireland.'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/629 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of 'Creatures of The Earth', written on note paper from the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Dublin.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/630 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Creatures of the Earth' beginning 'Mrs. Waldron and her daughter, Eileen, closed their big house outside Castlebar two months after Dr. Waldron's death and moved to their summer cottage in Achill.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/631 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Creatures of the Earth', this draft bears the title 'More than she wanted'; begins 'In wild, wet January weather, Mrs. Waldron and her daughter, Eileen, closed their big house outside Castlebar two months after Dr. Waldron's death and moved to their summer cottage in Achill.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/632 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Creatures of the Earth' beginning 'In wild, wet January, Mrs Waldron and her daughter, Eileen, closed their big house outside Castlebar two months after Mr Waldron's death and moved to their summer cottage on Achill.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/633 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Creatures of the Earth' beginning 'In wild, wet January, Mrs Waldron and her daughter, Eileen, closed their big house outside Castlebar two months after Mr Waldron's death and moved to their summer cottage on Achill.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/634 Scope and Content:

Proofs of 'Creatures of the Earth' published in ' La Licorne' a publication of The University of Poitiers (issue number 32, 1995), begins 'In wild, wet January weather, two months after Mr Waldron's death, Mrs Waldron and her daughter, Eileen, closed their big house outside Castlebar and moved to their summer cottage on Achill.'

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

2.36 The White Boat

See Also P71/602 , 1013 , 1443-1453
Publication Note:

Short story first published in New Writing 6: An Anthology ed. A.S. Byatt and Peter Porter published by Vintage in 1997

Date:n.d. Extent:13 items

P71/635
See Also

P71/569-591, P71/530-535

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of 'The White Boat' this draft bears the title 'The Old Man', begins 'The old Englishman had taken a big white houseboat all the way up the Shannon from Limerick to the quay.' Also contains a handwritten draft of 'Bank Holiday' beginning ' "There is only such love in any life" '; also contains fragments of 'Bank Holiday' . Also contains handwritten fragments of a piece of fiction, probably 'A Ballad' . Inscription on the cover reads 'A Ballad' .

Date:n.d. Extent:37 pp

P71/636 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'The White Boat'.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/637 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat', this draft bears the title 'The Old Man'; begins 'It was already late October when the old man took the big white houseboat all the way up the Shannon from Limerick to an empty quay and ties it up below the bridge.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/638 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft 'The White Boat' this draft bears the title 'The Old Man', begins 'The pleasure boats had long gone and the rowboats had been pulled from the river and lay keel upwards here and there in the fields along the banks when a big white boat "Morning Star" came round by the reeds into the lake and then turned upriver to the bridge and quay.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/639 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat', this draft bears the title 'The Old Man'; begins 'The pleasure boats had long gone and the rowboats lay keel upwards here and there in the fields along the banks when a big white boat, Morning Star, came round by the reeds into the lake and then turned upriver to the bridge and quay.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/640 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The White Boat', made up of two different sections one paginated pp 1-8, begins 'The two boys were cycling from school in Carrick, heads low as they passed into a biting wind, talking coarsely of girls, when they saw the big white boat, and they turned away from the wind to watch.' The other paginated 11-53 begins 'All the guards then quickly signed themselves out which Murray as B.O. initialled.'

Date:n.d. Extent:82 pp

P71/641 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The White Boat', this draft bears the title 'A Finished Man'; begins 'The Two boys were talking coarsely of girls as they turned at the lake wall and saw the big white boat coming up the river.' Paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/642 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'The Two boys were talking coarsely of girls as they turned at the lake wall and saw the big white boat coming up the river.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-52, some pages printed on the reverse-side of photocopies of ' The Collected Stories' .

Date:n.d. Extent:55 pp

P71/643 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'The rains flooded the fields along the riverbank for miles.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-43.

Date:n.d. Extent:43 pp

P71/644 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'The rains flooded the fields along the riverbank for miles.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-39.

Date:n.d. Extent:39 pp

P71/645 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'The White Boat', one of the pages is printed on a photocopy from ' The Collected Stories' .

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/646 Scope and Content:

Handwritten list of queries relating to 'The White Boat', each item is made up of a page reference and a query; for example 'Page 4 Is it right to cap River Authority?'.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/647 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a proof of 'The White Boat' beginning 'The Rains had flooded the fields along the riverbank for miles.' The proof comes from ' New Writing 6' published by Vintage, title amended by hand to 'The White Boat' from 'A Finished Man'. One page missing.

Date:1997 Extent:13 pp

2.37 Love of the World
Publication Note:

Short story first published in Granta: The Magazine of New Writing Autumn 1997, also broadcast as part of a B.B.C. radio series 'Spirit Of The Place' on 25 May 1997 and the Creatures of The Earth collection published by Faber and Faber in 2006.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 items

P71/648
See Also

P71/186-288

Scope and Content:

Pad containing a handwritten draft of 'Love of The World' beginning 'As soon as it was certain that Kate Ruttledge would marry Guard Harte both her parents in their different ways were full of unease.' Paginated pp 1-37. Also containing a handwritten draft of part of ' That They May Face The Rising Sun' beginning ' A clawing scraping sound high up where the small window was open woke him into early light.' paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:48 pp

P71/649 Scope and Content:

Pad containing two handwritten drafts of 'Love of The World'; one of which begins 'It is very quiet here, nothing much ever happens.' Paginated pp 1-16. the other begins 'It is very quiet here, nothing much ever happens.' Paginated pp 1-45.

Date:n.d. Extent:70 pp

P71/650 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning 'She had her way'.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/651 Scope and Content:

Copy book containing several handwritten fragments of 'Love of The World'.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/652 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Love of the World' beginning 'When the Harkins returned with their children to live in the town after Guard Harkin's heart attack....' Paginated 1x-3x.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/653 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Love of The World'.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/654 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-35.

Date:n.d. Extent:35 pp

P71/655 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-22.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/656 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning '...young guard to football matches all over the country.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 2-6, 8-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/657 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning '...lawns, turned heating systems on, did odd bits of painting, Harkin hired a local handyman.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 9-31, typescript identical to P71/656.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/658 Scope and Content:

Photocopy typescript draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning '...young guard to football matches all over the country.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 2- 31, typescript identical to P71/656.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/659 Scope and Content:

Photocopy typescript draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning '...young guard to football matches all over the country.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 2- 31, typescript identical to P71/656.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/660 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here' includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/661 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here' includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/662 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the script for the radio version of 'Love of The World' beginning ' John: It is very quite here.' Paginated pp 1-48.

Date:n.d. Extent:48 pp

P71/663 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the script for the radio version of 'Love of The World' beginning the programme details. The programme was recorded at Christchurch, 38 Portland Street, Clifton, Bristol and was broadcast at 10:00 a.m. on 18 March 1996.

Date:(18 March 1996) Extent:39 pp

P71/664 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening part of the script for the radio version of 'Love of The World' beginning 'John: It is very quiet here.' contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-39.

Date:n.d. Extent:39 pp

P71/665 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening part of the script for the radio version of 'Love of The World' beginning 'John: It is very quiet here.' contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-22.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/666 Scope and Content:

Draft of 'Love of the World' beginning 'It is very quite here;. This draft is made up of a combination of handwritten pages and typescript pages from the radio version. References to where pages or parts of pages from the radio version are to be inserted are included in the handwritten pages, for example the handwritten page number '10' includes reference '6A-7A' refers to two typescript pages which have been numbered 6A and 7A by hand. Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:63 pp

P71/667 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-42.

Date:n.d. Extent:41 pp

P71/668 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here' includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-25.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/669 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here' original document included handwritten amendments, no additional amendments, paginated pp 1, 25-34 (Copy of part of P71/668).

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/670 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here' original document included handwritten amendments, no additional amendments, paginated pp 1, 25-33 (Copy of part of P71/668).

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/671 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here' includes handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-30.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/672 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Love of The World' beginning 'It is very quiet here.' Paginated pp 1-42.

Date:n.d. Extent:43 pp

P71/673 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'Love of The World'.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

2.38 Collections

See Also P71/1221 , 1223 , 1230 , 1349-1352 , 1455
Publication Note:

John McGahern has published 4 collections of short stories. Nightlines published by Faber and Faber in 1970. Getting Through published by Faber and Faber in 1978. High Ground published by Faber and Faber in 1985 and The Collected Stories published by Faber and Faber in 1992. Creatures of the Earth: New and Selected Stories was published by Faber and Faber in 2006 after John McGahern's death.

Date:1970-1992 Extent:18 items

P71/674 Scope and Content:

Sample pages from Nightlines giving details of font size, binding and margins; includes first two pages of ' Wheels' .

Date:c. 1970 Extent:4 pp

P71/675 Scope and Content:

Unused dust jackets for the first edition of Nightlines .

Date:1970 Extent:6 items

P71/676 Scope and Content:

Dust jacket for the American edition of Nightlines published by Little Brown in 1971.

Date:1971 Extent:1 item

P71/677 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of Nightlines containing handwritten amendments, these amendments appear in ' The Collected Stories'

Date:n.d. Extent:84 pp

P71/678 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the Nightlines collection containing handwritten amendments which are implemented in The Collected Stories

Date:n.d. Extent:83 pp

P71/679 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the Nightlines collection containing handwritten amendments which are implemented in The Collected Stories .

Date:n.d. Extent:85 pp

P71/680 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the title page and contents of the collection Getting Through, contents amended by hand to make 'The Beginnings of an Idea' the opening story.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/681 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the Getting Through collection containing handwritten amendments which are implemented in The Collected Stories .

Date:n.d Extent:75 pp

P71/682 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the Getting Through collection. Contains handwritten amendments which are implemented in The Collected Stories .

Date:n.d. Extent:75 pp

P71/683 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the Getting Through collection containing handwritten amendments which are implemented in The Collected Stories , photocopy of 'The Stoat' inserted.

Date:n.d Extent:75 pp

P71/684
See Also

P71/298-309, P71/319-343, P71/351-355

Scope and Content:

Typescript of an Italian translation of three of John McGahern's short stories and a short introduction. The introduction identifies the collection as 'Palamiti' ('Nightlines') Includes translations of 'Christmas' ('Natale'), Strandhill, the Sea ('Strandhill, Il mare') and Korea 'Corea'. Paginated pp1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/685 Scope and Content:

Proof copy of the High Ground collection , contains handwritten amendments which appear in the published version of the collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:153 pp

P71/686 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the High Ground collection containing handwritten amendments, these amendments appear in The Collected Stories .

Date:n.d. Extent:77 pp

P71/687 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of part of the High Ground collection containing handwritten amendments which are implemented in The Collected Stories .

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/688 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the High Ground collection containing handwritten amendments which are implemented in The Collected Stories .

Date:n.d. Extent:75 pp

P71/689 Scope and Content:

Early version of The Collected Stories made up of typed title pages, and amended photocopies of Nightlines , 'Getting Through' and High Ground , an amended photocopy of 'The Creamery Manager' from the 'Canadian Journal of Irish Studies' and an amended photocopy of a typescript versions of 'The Country Funeral' and 'The Stoat' .

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 170 pp

P71/690 Scope and Content:

Proof copy of The Collected Stories.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 180 pp

P71/691 Scope and Content:

Proof copy of The Collected Stories , missing pages 226-253.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 115 pp

2.39 Related Material
Date:n.d. Extent:5 items

See Also P71/385-390

P71/692 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'A Note on the Stories' for My Love My Umbrella an Opera production based on 'My Love, My Umbrella', 'Sierra Leone' and 'Gold Watch'; begins 'These three stories were all written as love stories and even be described as changing versions of the same story.' The Opera was by Kevin O'Connell with a Libretto by James Conway. The opera was commissioned by Earstern Touring Agency, Opera Theatre Company Dublin and Year of Opera and Musical Theatre 1997 in the East of England. It was first performed on 9 October 1997 in the Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford, England. The first Irish performance was on 31 October 1997 at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Dublin.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/693 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Note on the Stories' for My Love My Umbrella the Opera; begins 'These three stories were all written as love stories, and can even be described as versions of the same story.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/694 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'A Note on the Stories' for My Love My Umbrella'; begins 'Though written several years apart "My Love, My Umbrella", "Sierra Leone", and "Gold Watch" were all written as love stories, and may be even as changing versions of the same story.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/695 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Note on the Stories' for My Love My Umbrella'; begins 'Set down several years apart, "My Love, My Umbrella" , "Sierra Leone" and "Gold Watch" were all written as love stories, and may be seen as even [sic?] changing versions of the same story.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/696 Scope and Content:

Programme for the Opera version of My Love, My Umbrella, the Opera. Also poster which announces a performance at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. The poster features a photograph of a number of people cycling past the five lamps in Dublin.

Date:1997 Extent:2 items

3 Drama
Date:c. 1971-2000 Extent:107 items

3.1 Sinclair

See Also P71/76 , 310-318
Publication Note:

Radio drama adaptation of 'Why We're Here' broadcast under the title 'Sinclair' by the B.B.C., produced by Ronald Mason and broadcast on Radio 3 on 16 November 1971, published in 'The Listener', 18 November 1971

Date:n.d. Extent:2 items

P71/697 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Sinclair beginning ' [Donkey brays loudly] '.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/698 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Sinclair beginning '( A roar of chainsaw through timber)', contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-11, includes two inserts.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

3.2 The Barracks

See Also P71/11-26
Publication Note:

Radio drama adaptation of The Barracks for the B.B.C., produced by John Scotney and broadcast on Radio 4 on 24 January 1972.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 items

P71/699 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the radio adaptation of The Barracks beginning 'Noise of wind and rain on the windows, click of knitting needles.' Paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/700 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the radio dramatisation of The Barracks beginning ' Noise of wind and rain on the windows.' Appears to be a complete draft, contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-45.

Date:n.d. Extent:48 pp

P71/701 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of the radio adaptation of The Barracks , may have been insertion for P71/700.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

3.3 Synopsis for plays never produced
Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/702
See Also

P71/64-117, P71/436-443

Scope and Content:

Typescript page containing two plot outlines for plays, the first resembling somewhat the childhood sequence of The Leavetaking , the second resembling closely 'All Sorts of Impossible Things'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

3.4 The Power of Darkness

See Also P71/843 , 1013 , 1023 , 1032 , 1183-1184 , 1188-1189 , 1229 , 1354-1355
Publication Note:

Adaptation of Tolstoy's melodrama The Power of Darkness, original adaptation submitted to the Abbey Theatre, Dublin but rejected in September 1972; radio adaptation broadcast by B.B.C Rodio 3 on 15 October 1972. New adaptation staged by the Abbey Theatre, opening on 16 October 1991, adaptation published by Faber and Faber in 1992

Date:n.d. Extent:40 items

P71/703 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the closing 4 pages from Leo Tolstoy's original The Power of Darkness (in English).

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/704 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Act 2 of the 1972 version The Power of Darkness . beginning 'Village street outside Peter's House.' Paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/705 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the 1972 version The Power of Darkness beginning 'Paul: Don't try to cover up for me, Maggie. I'm not afraid of anybody.' Paginated pp 102-103.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/706 Scope and Content:

List of characters in The Power of Darkness, refers to the larger cast of the 1972 version.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/707 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the 1972 version of The Power of Darkness 'The Power of Darkness Act 1. The Act takes place in an Irish village.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-66.

Date:n.d. Extent:66 pp

P71/708 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the BBC radio version of The Power of Darkness beginning with a list of characters, paginated pp 1-70.

Date:n.d. Extent:70 pp

P71/709 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the BBC radio version of The Power of Darkness adaptation for radio by John McGahern, first page contains production details, details not clear in this draft because half the page is missing. Paginated pp 1-101, last page missing.

Date:1972 Extent:102 pp

P71/710 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the BBC radio version of The Power of Darkness beginning 'Scene 1: Exterior: outside Peter King's farm', contains handwritten amendments, first page with production details missing, last page missing. Includes handwritten insertion on page 85, paginated pp 1-101. Typescript identical to P71/709.

Date:n.d. Extent:102 pp

P71/711 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the BBC radio version of The Power of Darkness; includes production details and cast list producer was Denys Hawthorne, transmission date was given as 15 October 1972; includes typescript insertion after page 85, which was stapled to the title page, in other respects draft is identical to P71/709. Paginated pp 1-102.

Date:1972 Extent:104 pp

P71/712 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the BBC radio version of The Power of Darkness ; includes production details and cast list producer was Denys Hawthorne, transmission date was given as 15 October 1972; includes typescript insertion after page 85, which was stapled to the title page, in other respects draft is identical to P71/709. Paginated pp 1-102.

Date:1972 Extent:104 pp

P71/713 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the opening acts of The Power of Darkness beginning with a list of characters. Although the list includes the extended cast this draft post dates the 1972 broadcast of the play.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/714 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the 1991 version of The Power of Darkness beginning 'Peter: Paul! Where are you? The cattle have broke through the fence again.' Inscription describes this draft as an 'early draft', paginated pp 1- 101.

Date:n.d. Extent:c 120 pp

P71/715 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the author's note for The Power of Darkness beginning 'I was first introduced to the play when I was commissioned to adapt it into Irish speech for the third Programme of BBC Radio.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/716 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Power of Darkness beginning with an author's note, 'I was first introduced to the play when I was commissioned to adapt it into Irish speech for the Third Programme of BBC Radio.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-77.

Date:n.d. Extent:77 pp

P71/717 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of the opening scenes of The Power of Darkness beginning ' A very large kitchen /living room at the back of the house.' Paginated pp 1 - 6. Also contains a handwritten draft of a piece beginning 'A time comes when the way we read has to change drastically or stop through it may well continue....' Paginated pp 1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/718
See Also

P71/7834-839

Scope and Content:

Notebook containing a draft of part of The Power of Darkness beginning 'A simple hospital bed backstage. ' Also contains a handwritten draft of an article about James Joyce's ' Dubliners' which appeared in ' James Joyce: The Artist and the Labyrinth' edited by Augustine Martin.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/719 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Act 5 of The Power of Darkness beginning 'Stable to the side of the house with hay, harnesses and rope.' These pages were ripped out of P71/718.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/720
See Also

P71/1184

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a page from the epilogue of The Power of Darkness beginning with 'The suggestion centre stage of the visiting room of a prison to echo the hospital bed of the prologue.' Note neither the epilogue nor the prologue appear in the published version of the play, they were however suggested in letter dated 24 August 1988 (see P71/1184).

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/721 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Power of Darkness beginning '(The Same kitchen. Winter, heavy rain outside.)' Contains handwritten amendments. Paginated pp 44-81.

Date:n.d. Extent:37 pp

P71/722 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of The Power of Darkness beginning with a character list. Paginated pp 1- 82, closing pages missing.

Date:n.d. Extent:83 pp

P71/723 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Power of Darkness beginning with a list of characters. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-82, typescript identical to P71/722.

Date:n.d. Extent:82 pp

P71/724 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Power of Darkness beginning 'A very large kitchen/living room at the back of the house.' Paginated pp 1-57.

Date:n.d. Extent:57 pp

P71/725 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the author's note for The Power of Darkness beginning 'Twenty years ago I was commissioned by the BBC to adapt Tolstoy's melodrama with rural Irish speech for radio.' Paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/726 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the author's note for The Power of Darkness beginning 'Many years ago I was commissioned by the BBC to adapt Tolstoy's Melodrama into Irish speech for radio.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/727 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the author's note for The Power of Darkness beginning 'Many years ago I was commissioned by the BBC to adapt Tolstoy's melodrama into Irish speech for radio.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/728 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the plot outline for The Power of Darkness which appears in the Faber and Faber publication of the play; begins 'When the play begins, Peter King is old and rich and already ill.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/729 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the plot outline for The Power of Darkness which appears in the Faber and Faber publication of the play; begins 'When the play begins, Peter King a landowner is dying.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/730 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the plot outline for The Power of Darkness which appears in the Faber and Faber publication of the play; begins 'When the play begins, Peter King a landowner is dying.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/731 Scope and Content:

Typescript faircopy of the biographical note for the Faber and Faber publication of The Power of Darkness beginning 'John McGahern was born in 1934 and brought up in Roscommon and different parts of Leitrim.'; four identical copies.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/732 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of The Power of Darkness beginning 'A very large kitchen/living room at the back of the house.' Includes cover letter from Cherry Allen of the film and drama department of Faber and Faber which reads 'We have pleasure in returning your manuscript 'Power of Darkness.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:1991-1992 Extent:58 pp

P71/733 Scope and Content:

Proofs of the Faber and Faber publication of The Power of Darkness , inscription reads 'Corrected proof J McG 2nd sent to Faber 3 September Mary Hill, desk editor'; contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:28 pp

P71/734 Scope and Content:

Paperback copy of the Faber and Faber edition of The Power of Darkness containing handwritten alterations and mark-up made by John McGahern, alteration are implemented in later typescript drafts of the play, possible the play was amended after publication for the stage version.

Date:n.d. Extent:52 pp

P71/735 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the published version of The Power of Darkness , contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/736 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Power of Darkness beginning 'Paul: need to get into a Lather.', apparently written after the Faber and Faber publication of the play.

Date:n.d. Extent:27 pp

P71/737 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Act 3 of The Power of Darkness beginning 'The same room', apparently written after the Faber and Faber publication of the play.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/738 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Power of Darkness beginning 'A very large kitchen/living-room at the back of the house.' Contains handwritten amendments, apparently written after the Faber and Faber publication of the play. Paginated pp 1-50.

Date:n.d. Extent:51 pp

P71/739 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of The Power of Darkness beginning 'A very large kitchen/living-room at the back of the house.' Paginated pp 1- 49, page 48 missing, original typescript contained handwritten amendments, no additional handwritten amendments on the photocopy.

Date:n.d. Extent:48 pp

P71/740 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of The Power of Darkness , apparently written after the Faber and Faber publication of the play.

Date:n.d Extent:2 pp

P71/741 Scope and Content:

Printout of the script of The Power of Darkness beginning with a list of characters. Appears to be identical to the version published by Faber and Faber. Contains handwritten amendments which are implemented in P71/742, paginated 1-73.

Date:n.d. Extent:73 pp

P71/742 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Power of Darkness beginning with a list of characters. Post-it on opening page reads 'Finished July 15 '05'. Paginated pp 1-77. Reverse side contains typescript fragments of Memoir.

Date:2005 Extent:c. 150 pp

3.5 The Sisters
Publication Note:

Television adaptation of James Joyce's short story 'The Sisters', directed by Stephen Friars, produced by Gavin Millar and Melvyn Bragg; first broadcast as part of 'Full House' on BBC 2 on 17 February 1973

Date:n.d. Extent:6 items

P71/743 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the script of The Sisters beginning 'Location: The small redbricked terraces of Dublin' Paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/744 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the script of The Sisters beginning 'His shaking hands struggle to draw the black snuffbox from his pocket.'

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/745 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the script of The Sisters , begins 'Location: The small redbrick terraces of Dublin.'

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/746 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the script of The Sisters beginning 'The Aunt and Stephen are on the way from evening devotions.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/747 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the script of The Sisters beginning '1. Interior Church A priest brings the empty chalice to the side of the altar.' Includes title page with inscriptions 'Good Friday - Tuesday', According to the title page the production was directed by Stephen Frears for 'Full-House' on B.B.C. two. Paginated pp 1-15.

Date:1974 Extent:15 pp

P71/748 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the script of The Sisters beginning '1. Interior Church A priest brings the empty chalice to the side of the altar.' According to the title page the production was directed by Stephen Frears for 'Full-House' on B.B.C. Two.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

3.6 Swallows

See Also P71/401-405
Publication Note:

Television adaptation of the short story 'Swallows', directed by Robert Kidd and produced by Barry Hanson, first broadcast on B.B.C 2 as part of the 'Second City Firsts' series on 27 March 1975.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 items

P71/749 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the television adaptation of Swallows beginning 'The sergeant and the Surveyor come into the pub.'

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/750 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a dramatised version of Swallows beginning "And I have to thank you for these drawings they are as near professional as makes no difference.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/751 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the opening section of John McGahern television adaptation of Swallows beginning 'Surveyor 'What age is he?' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/752 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a television adaptation of Swallows beginning 'The sergeant and the surveyor come in to the pub. They are flustered from the rain, both with their raincoats buttoned up, and the sergeant wears blacks pullups.' Contains handwritten amendments and additions, paginated pp 1-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/753 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of the television adaptation of Swallows beginning '(As he finishes knotting his tie he sees a shadowy function in the mirror.)'.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/754 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of the television version of Swallows.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/755 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the television adaptation of Swallows beginning ' (The Sergeant and the Surveyor come into the pub.)' Paginated pp 1-26.

Date:n.d. Extent:27 pp

P71/756 Scope and Content:

Typescript of the camera script for the television adaptation of Swallows; includes cast and production credits, studio and editing schedule and studio running order.

Date:November 1974 Extent:30 pp

3.7 The Rockingham Shoot

See Also P71/602 , 1180-1182 , 1224-1226 , 1243-1244 , 1353 , 1457-1473
Publication Note:

Original dramatic work for television, directed by Kieran Hickey. First Broadcast on BBC 2 as part of the 'Screenplay: Next' series on 10 September 1987.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 items

P71/757
See Also

P71/536-546

Scope and Content:

Copy book containing a handwritten draft of part of a story entitled 'Kelly' which became The Rockingham Shoot , begins 'Sir John Massey, the British Ambassador, came every year to the annual pheasant shoot in Rockingham.' paginated pp 45 - 74; copybook also contains part of a handwritten draft of 'Oldfashioned' beginning 'They came every evening except on Sunday, exactly at nine, and parked the blue Rover in front of Charlie's door.'

Date:n.d. Extent:37 pp

P71/758 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of part of the screen play for The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'Scene 1: An election meeting outside a country chapel after Second Mass.' Also a handwritten draft of the prose version of The Rockingham Shoot and a handwritten fragment of the same piece.

Date:n.d. Extent:53 pp

P71/759 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a prose version of the The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'Reilly hated the demesne wall with a restless, rancorous hatred.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/760 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a prose version of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'Reilly hated the demesne wall with a restless, rancorous hatred.' Paginated pp 1-13, some pages missing.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/761 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a prose version The Rockingham Shoot beginning ' Reilly hated the demesne wall with a restless, rancorous hatred.' Paginated pp 1-15, typescript identical to P71/760.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/762 Scope and Content:

Refill pad containing handwritten draft of part of The Rockingham Shoot beginning '...he is using it as a reading and spelling text for the slow children.' Paginated pp 5 -27. Also contains a handwritten draft of a screen play set near Cleggan beginning 'Omey is a tidal island outside Cleggan.' Paginated pp 1-35.

Date:n.d. Extent:67 pp

P71/763 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'come away from the window, Sergeant.' Paginated pp 2-29.

Date:n.d. Extent:28 pp

P71/764 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Rockingham Shoot beginning '1. Exr. Country Chapel' (An election meeting outside a country chapel after second mass.)' Paginated pp 1-97.

Date:n.d. Extent:98 pp

P71/765 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the script of The Rockingham Shoot beginning '1.Ext. Country Chapel Day. (A meeting outside a country chapel after second mass.)' Bound, paginated pp 1- 100.

Date:23 August 1986 Extent:101 pp

P71/766 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece introducing The Rockingham Shoot , begins 'When the British withdrew from the 26 counties an insecure church joined with an insecure state to create a society that was narrow and inward looking.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/767 Scope and Content:

Page of a draft of a piece introducing The Rockingham Shoot , begins 'When the British left Ireland an insular church joined with an insecure state to create a society that was narrow and inward looking'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/768 Scope and Content:

Promotional pamphlet for the 'Next' series of three T.V. dramas of which The Rockingham Shoot was a part.

Date:September 1987 Extent:1 item

P71/769 Scope and Content:

List of calls received by the B.B.C. in response to the broadcast of The Rockingham Shoot ; the list consists of 4 calls three of them negative one of the positive; one of the callers complained that this was that 'this is the most horrifyingly disgusting and obscene thing he has ever seen on television.' Another caller educated in Ireland 'felt that this was about the truest account of the era he has ever seen in a programme.'

Date:September 1987 Extent:1 page

3.8 The Pornographer

See Also P71/118-158 , 1259
Publication Note:

Screenplay for a film version of the novel The Pornographer, the screenplay has never gone into production.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 items

P71/770 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the film script for The Pornographer beginning 'Michael's room, A bed, a writing table, a chair, wardrobe, dressing table, a narrow wall mirror, a gasfire, shelves of books, many books.

Date:n.d. Extent:97 pp

P71/771 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of film script of The Pornographer beginning '...get out of the train and anxiously looks around before falling in behind the steam of passengers towards the gate.' , First page missing, contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 2-128.

Date:n.d. Extent:127 pp

P71/772 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of the screenplay for The Pornographer beginning 'Michael's Room. A bed, a writing table, a chair, wardrobe, dressing table, a narrow mirror, a gas fire, shelves of books, many books.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1- 128, copy of P71/771.

Date:n.d. Extent:128 pp

P71/773 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of the screenplay of The Pornographer beginning 'Michael's room. A bed, a writing table, a chair, wardrobe, dressing table, a narrow wall mirror, a gas fire, shelves of books, many books.' Paginated pp 1-128, copy of P71/771.

Date:n.d. Extent:128 pp

P71/774 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of the screenplay for The Pornographer beginning 'Michael's Room. A bed, a writing table, a chair, wardrobe, dressing table, a narrow mirror, a gas fire, shelves of books, many books.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-128, copy of P71/771.

Date:n.d. Extent:128 pp

P71/775 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of the screenplay of The Pornographer beginning 'Michael's room. A bed, a writing table, a chair, wardrobe, dressing table, a narrow wall mirror, a gas fire, shelves of books, many books.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-48.

Date:n.d. Extent:48 pp

P71/776 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the screenplay of The Pornographer entitled 'Pornography'; begins 'Interior. train station day. The sound of a train whistle.' Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-197.

Date:n.d. Extent:200 pp

P71/777 Scope and Content:

Page from a handwritten draft of the screenplay of The Pornographer beginning 'An exact replica of the opening scene in the porn warehouse.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page.

P71/778
See Also

P71/1169-1170

Scope and Content:

Copy book handwritten draft of amendments to a previous draft of the screenplay for The Pornographer ; begins 'As the titles come on the screen: shot of Michael's street, a terrace of terraced houses with railing and small front gardens, stone steps up to the front door.' Also includes suggested amendments to another draft of the screenplay; also contains a draft of a translation of part of ' An tOileanach ' (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain beginning '...well that much was all done but the dead do not find the Living.'

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/779 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an outline of the film version of The Pornographer beginning '1. Establishes Michael's room in a Georgian basement. He is unshaven and disreputable looking. He leaves with a script and a bottle of brandy.' Contains handwritten amendments, apparently refers to later versions of the script, the 'pornography' is filmed in a warehouse' rather than published in prose form.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/780 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the screenplay for The Pornographer beginning 'As the titles appear , shot of Michael's street, a terrace of three-storied houses, with iron railings and small front garden's, stone steps up to the front door.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-110.

Date:n.d. Extent:110 pp

P71/781 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of the screenplay version of The Pornographer .

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/782 Scope and Content:

Page of rough notes, probably relating to the possible adaptation of The Pornographer .

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

3.9 Film Treatment of Amongst Women
Date:n.d Extent:3 items

See Also P71/159-185

P71/783 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of a film treatment of Amongst Women beginning 'I see it as a novel about power, how people especially women who have no power in a patriarchal society create room and space through appearing to yield....' Also contains a handwritten draft of a review of ' Across the Bridge: Stories' by Mavis Gallant, published under the title 'The Adult Mysteries' in ' The New York Times Book Review' on 12 September 1993; begins 'Mavis Gallant has written much short fiction.' Also includes a handwritten draft of a piece on Hannah Ardent and Richard Ford beginning 'The two books I pick for taking away in Summer can be dipped into set aside, reflected upon, even devoured.' This piece doesn't appear to have been published.

Date:n.d. Extent:31 pp

P71/784 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a treatment of a film Amongst Women beginning 'I see it as a novel about power, especially women who have no power in a patriarchal society, create room and space through appearing to yield, and eventually take over that world since their engagement is the stronger, the more rooted and deep.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/785 Scope and Content:

Film treatment of Amongst Women which according to an inscription was 'Written at the Request of a film company. This was never made, but was later made as T.V.' Begins 'This is a story about power, how people, especially women who lack power in a patriarchal society, create room and space by appearing to yield, and eventually dominate the world they inhabit because their engagement is stronger, the more rooted and deep.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

3.10 Faith, Hope and Charity

See Also P71/429-453 , 1474
Publication Note:

Film or television version of 'Faith, Hope and Charity' (Never broadcast).

Date:n.d. Extent:6 items

P71/786 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a dramatisation of ' Faith, Hope and Charity ' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy are digging a trench in a city centre or airport.' Paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/787 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of a dramatisation of ' Faith, Hope and Charity '.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/788 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a dramatisation of ' Faith, Hope and Charity ' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy are digging a trench in a city centre or airport.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/789 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a dramatisation of ' Faith, Hope and Charity ' beginning 'Scene 1. Cunningham and Murphy are digging a trench in a city centre or Airport.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

P71/790 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft dramatisation of ' Faith, Hope and Charity ' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy are digging a trench in a city centre or airport.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/791 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of a dramatisation of ' Faith, Hope and Charity ' beginning 'Cunningham and Murphy are digging a trench in a city centre or airport.' Paginated pp 1-19, 3 identical copies.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp (x3)

3.11 Untitled film project

See Also P71/163 , 762 , 1475
Publication Note:

Untitled film project set in Cleggan, Co. Galway. Has never been produced.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 items

P71/792 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a film proposal beginning 'Again it is about a family. James Lacey is a schoolmaster in a small fishing village on the Atlantic, 56 years of age, handsome, athletic - a golfer and sailor - intelligent, uncomplicated.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/793 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a film proposal beginning 'Again it is about a family. James Lacey is a schoolmaster in a small fishing village on the Atlantic, 56 years of age, handsome, athletic - a golfer and sailor - intelligent, uncomplicated.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/794 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a film proposal beginning 'James Lacey is a schoolmaster, principal of the primary school in a small fishing village like Cleggan where he has taught all his life.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/795 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a film proposal beginning 'The whole film can be set in the area around the Renvyle except for certain shots of Galway.'

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/796 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a film proposal beginning 'Most of the film can be set in the area around Renvyle and Galway.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/797 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft for a film treatment beginning 'Most of the film can be set in the area around Renvyle and Galway.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/798 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a film proposal beginning 'L'essential de l'action peut dérouler dans les environs de Renvyle et de Galway.'

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/799 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of two pages from a film script set in Cleggan, begins '... Hair) It's been a rough time. Mother's death.' Paginated pp 34-35.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

3.12 Iceland Fisherman
Publication Note:

Adaptation for film of Pecheur D'Islande (Iceland Fisherman) by Pierre Loti. Has never been produced.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 items

P71/800 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a film treatment for Iceland Fisherman. beginning 'A fictitious background has to be invented for Gaud's father.' Paginated 1,3-4, 6-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/801
See Also

P71/1077

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of a film treatment of Iceland Fisherman. beginning 'I feel a clear and more realistic background has to be invented for Gaud and her father.' Copybook also contains a handwritten draft of the text of an address given at Trinity College beginning 'One of the few joys of growing older is that we were to know more about the facts that underlie and surround our lives.'

Date:n.d. Extent:27 pp

P71/802 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a film treatment of Iceland Fisherman. beginning 'I feel a clear and more realistic background has to be invented for Gaud and her father.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/803 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a film treatment of Iceland Fisherman. beginning 'I feel that a clear and more realistic background than exists in the book has to be invented for gaud and her father.' Paginated pp 1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

4 Non-Fiction
Date:c.1968-2005 Extent:364 items

4.1 Essays

4.1.1 'The Image'

See Also P71/574 , 1476
Publication Note:

'The Image: Prologue to a Reading at Rockefeller University' was originally published in The Honest Ulsterman 8 (December 1968) and was later published with revisions in the French edition of Nightlines (Linges de Fond) and again with further revisions in The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies (Vol 17, issue 1, July 1991).

Date:1968-1971 Extent:5 items

P71/804 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image two things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/805 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image two things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/806 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image two things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/807 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the revised version of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image, two things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 pp

P71/808 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the revised version of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image, two things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/809 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the revised version of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image, two things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/810 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of the revised version of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image, two things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.' Contains handwritten amendment.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 pp

P71/811 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of the revised version of 'The Image' beginning 'When I reflect on the image, two things from which it cannot be separated come: the rhythm and the vision.' Contains handwritten amendment.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 pp

P71/830 Scope and Content:

Magazine cutting of The New York Times Magazine 'The Sophisticated Traveller' version of the essay on County Leitrim; article begins 'We live in the poor heart of the Island of Ireland.'

Date:17 May 1992 Extent:5 pp

4.1.2 Brian Westby
Publication Note:

A critical essay published in Threshold 28 (spring 1977) on Brian Westby a novel by Forrest Reid . Forest Reid (1875-1947), a Belfast born novelist and critic was strongly influenced by Henry James and was a contemporary and friend of E.M. Forster and Walter de la Mare.

Date:c. 1977 Extent:7 items

P71/812 Scope and Content:

Notes on Forrest Reid written on note paper from The University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/813 Scope and Content:

List of notes and page numbers, relating to Brian Westby ; for example '114 Formed any idea of life, had any vision of it'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/814 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of some pages from the ' A Chance Encounter ' section of Brian Westby by Forrest Reid, paginated pp 82-91.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/815 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the last page of Brian Westby by Forrest Reid, the last line which reads 'But the tide was farther out now: there was a broad strip of uncovered yellow sand between the rocks and the sea' is underlined.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/816 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft the article Forrest Reid'sBrian Westby beginning 'The writer Linton, has come back to Ballycastle after a near fatal illness.' Some pages missing, paginated pp 1,3,5,6,7.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/817 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an article on Forrest Reid's Brian Westby beginning 'Linton waits for the boy to join him in the car that is later to take them to the boat, away from the mother.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/818 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an article on Forrest Reid's Brian Westby beginning 'Linton waits for the boy to join him in the car that is to take them to the boat away from the mother.' Contains handwritten amendments and additions, paginated pp 1- 7.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/819 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the published version an article by John McGahern about Forrest Reid's Brian Westby which appeared in 'Threshold' number 28, spring 1977. begins 'Linton waits for the boy to join him in the car that is to take them to the boat, away from the mother.'

Date:1977 Extent:13 pp

4.1.3 An tOileánach/The Islandman

See Also P71/602 , 778
Publication Note:

A critical essay on An tOileánach/The Islandman by Thomás Ó Criomthain first published in Irish translation in Scáthán (1985), reprinted in McGahern’s original English in The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies volume 13, number 1 (June 1987). Thomás Ó Criomthain(1855-1937) was born on the Blasket Island in Co. Kerry, he best known for his island journal Allagar na hInise (1928) and autobiography An tOileánach (1929) which was translated by Robert Flowers and published as The Islandman in 1937.

Date:c. 1985 Extent:3 items

P71/820 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a critical essay on An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain, beginning 'The nineteen-century Portuguese ironist, Eca do Quieroz, reporting the death of Lord Beaconsfield for a Brazilian newspaper, wrote from London: ....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/821 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a critical essay on An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain, beginning '...world, his view of reality. Within that view such a description would be pointless.' Contains handwritten amendments, first page is missing, paginated pp 2-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/822 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a critical essay on An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain, beginning 'When I first was interested in An tOileanach, I was always puzzled by the difference between the original and Robin Flower's translation.' Contains handwritten amendments, original typescript identical to 272, paginated 1-13. Reverse side of the last page contains brief notes on 'Swift', 'Yeats' and 'Beckett'.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/823
See Also

P71/1169-1170

Scope and Content:

Photocopy typescript draft of a critical essay on An tOileanach (The Islandman) beginning 'Once I became interested in "An tOileanach", I was much puzzled by the difference between the original and the Robin Flower's translation.' Probably a draft of the 'The Irish Times' version of the article, includes McGahern's translation of a small section of the book into English. Paginated pp14-28.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

4.1.4 County Leitrim
Publication Note:

Essay first published in 32 Counties: Photographs of Ireland by Donovan Whylie: With New Writing by Thirty-two, Irish Writers; reprinted with revisions in under the title Plain Ways of Leitrim in The New York Times Magazine 17 May 1992. Reprinted as 'Ireland: All Quiet On the Western Front' in The Guardian 3 July 1993; reprinted as 'Down by the Lazy Rivers' in Irish Independent, 10 July 1993; reprinted as 'The Sky Above Us' in Ireland of the Welcomes, September/October 1996.

Date:c. 1989-1996 Extent:9 items

P71/824 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'County Leitrim' beginning 'Not many people live in Leitrim.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/825 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'County Leitrim' beginning 'Not many people live in Leitrim.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/826 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the The New York Times Magazine: 'The Sophisticated Traveller' version of the essay on County Leitrim article begins 'We live in the poor heart of the Island of Ireland.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/827 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing two handwritten drafts of the The New York Times Magazine 'The Sophisticated Traveller' version of the essay on County Leitrim; both drafts begin 'We live in the poor heart of the Island of Ireland.' Also contains part of a handwritten draft of an untitled movie project.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/828
See Also

P71/1111

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing handwritten draft of the The New York Times Magazine The Sophisticated Traveller ' version of the essay on County Leitrim article begins 'We live in the poor heart of the Island of Ireland.'; also includes an article on reading beginning 'Some years ago 'Poetry''' estimated it had submissions from 20,000 poets while it had less than 1,000 subscribers.' Also contains another draft of an article on reading beginning 'The two books about reading or looking that have meant the most to me are Auden's "The Dyer's Hand" and Proust's "Contre St. Beuve"; also includes handwritten transcript of a letter received by John McGahern from Winifred Turner, dated 3 January 1991 ; Turner a reader aged 84 who had heard McGahern speak on the radio details the her childhood in Boyle, where she moved with her father who was a bandmaster with the Connaght Rangers, she writes 'I hope you don't mind me writing to you but your books give me great pleasure.' A transcript of this letter appeared in early drafts of Memoir.

Date:n.d. (c. 1991) Extent:21 pp

P71/829 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the The New York Times Magazine 'The Sophisticated Traveller' version of the essay on County Leitrim; article begins 'We live in the poor heart of the Island of Ireland.' The last section of the article is not included in the photocopy, instead a handwritten transcript is included.

Date:17 May 1992 Extent:7 pp

P71/831 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'County Leitrim' beginning 'We live in the poor heart of Ireland.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10, revised after the 1992 publication.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/832 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft 'County Leitrim' beginning 'We live in the poor heart of the Island of Ireland.' Inscription reads 'Revised Apr '96'; contains handwritten amendments.

Date:April 1996 Extent:11 pp

P71/833 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'County Leitrim' beginning 'We live in the poor heart of Ireland.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-4. The reverse side of this draft contains material relating to the nomination of a new member of Aosdana dated 2001.

Date:c. 2001 Extent:4 pp

4.1.5 Dubliners

See Also P71/718
Publication Note:

Essay on James Joyce's collection of short stories Dubliners first published in James Joyce: The Artist and the Labyrinth edited by Augustine Martin; reprinted in The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies July 1991.

Extent:3 items

P71/834
See Also

P71/614-626

Scope and Content:

Copy book containing a handwritten draft of an article on James Joyce's Dubliners , beginning 'Dubliners has been compared many times to "The Untilled Field" Also contains a handwritten draft of part of ' The Country Funeral ' beginning 'as if in obedience to some hidden signal or law, everyone rose and, shook hands with the three brothers in turn and left them with Jim and Maggie Cullen. Paginated pp 25-42. Also includes speaking notes for an address at the 'Arts Club' in Belfast in honour of Michael McLaverty on his 85th birthday, begins ' I consider it an honour to speak here this evening in praise of Michael McLaverty and I think it a great and good thing that the Arts Club should be honouring such a good writer in his life time in his own city....'

Date:n.d. Extent:29 pp

P71/835 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an article on James Joyce's Dubliners , beginning 'Dubliners has been compared many times to "The Untilled Field".' Paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/836 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an article on James Joyce's Dubliners , beginning 'Dubliners has been compared many times to "The Untilled Field".' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/837 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an essay on James Joyce's Dubliners beginning ' "Dubliners" has often been compared to 'The Untilled Field: Moore's stories are seen to have foreshadowed Joyce's, and they are linked in trying to establish a tradition for that dubious enterprise, The Irish Short Story.'

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/838 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of an essay on James Joyce's Dubliners.

Date:n.d.

P71/839 Scope and Content:

Typescript copy of English translations of correspondence between George Sand and Gustave Flaubert, quoted in the article on James Joyce's Dubliners. Paginated pp 2-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

4.1.6 The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands
Publication Note:

Essay on reading and John McGahern's early experiences of reading, first published as 'Those Dangerous Mirrors Reflecting Our Lives' in The Daily Telegraph, 27 April 1991; reprinted as 'Me Among the Protestants: A Bookish Boyhood' in The New York Times Book Review 28 April 1991; reprinted as 'Legends that Shaped My Life' in Irish Independent 4 May 1991; reprinted with revisions as 'The Solitary Reader' in The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, July 1991; reprinted with revisions as 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands', in The Agony and the Ego: The Art and Strategy of Fiction Writing Explored ed. Clare Boylan, published by Penguin in 1993; reprinted with revisions and an alternate ending as La création romanesque, translated by Margie Debelle, in Le Processus de la création chez les écrivains irlandais contemporains ed. Jacqueline Genet and Élisabeth Hellegouarc'h published by Presses Universitaires de Caen in 1994; reprinted in English as 'Reading and Writing' in Irish Writers and Their Creative Process edited by Jacqueline Genet Wynne Hellegouarc'h, published by Colin Smythe in 1996; reprinted with revisions in De Valera's Irelands edited by Gabriel Doherty and Dermot Keogh, published by Mercier Press in 2003; shortened version of the first half reprinted in The Guardian, 1 February 2003.

Date:c. 1991 - 2003 Extent:12 items

P71/840 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands', beginning 'I had great luck when I was ten or eleven. I was given the whole free sole use of a library.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/841 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands' called 'Those Dangerous Mirrors Reflecting our Lives' which appeared in ' The Daily Telegraph' .

Date:27 April 1991 Extent:1 item

P71/842 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands' beginning 'I came to write through reading.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/843
See Also

P71/703-742

Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands', reverse side contains typescript pages from The Power of Darkness .

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/844 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/845 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the published version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands' which appeared in The Agony and the Ego: The Art and Strategy of Fiction Writing Explored , begins 'I came to writing through reading.' Title amended by hand to 'Reading and Writing'.

Date:n.d. (1993) Extent:5 pp

P71/846 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the published version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands' which appeared in The Agony and the Ego: The Art and Strategy of Fiction Writing Explored , begins 'I came to writing through reading.' Contains handwritten amendments, title amended by hand to 'Reading and Writing'.

Date:n.d. (1993) Extent:6 pp

P71/847 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the published version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands' which appeared in The Agony and the Ego: The Art and Strategy of Fiction Writing Explored ,begins 'I came to writing through reading.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. (1993) Extent:5 pp

P71/848 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Words As Sweet as Honey' ( The Guardian version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands') beginning 'I came to write through reading.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/849 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Words As Sweet as Honey' ( The Guardian version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands') beginning 'I came to write through reading.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/850 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Words As Sweet as Honey' ( The Guardian version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands') beginning 'I came to write through reading.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/851 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Words As Sweet as Honey' ( The Guardian version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands') beginning 'I came to write through reading.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/852 Scope and Content:

Copy of TESS (Teaching English Support Service Magazine) which includes a version of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands' published under the title 'Reading and Writing'; begins 'I came to write through reading, and read at first without direction or advice and for nothing but pleasure'.

Date:2003 Extent:19 pp

4.1.7 A Poet Who Worked in Prose
Publication Note:

Tribute to writer Michael McLaverty first published in Sunday Independent , 29 March 1992.

Date:1992 Extent:5 items

P71/853 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft 'A Poet Who Worked in Prose' beginning 'I was an evening student at U.C.D. one of those National Teacher's cycling into Earlsfort Terrace on there bicycles Flann O'Brien Observed as they came into Earlsfort Terrace after work on their bicycles, when I saw that Michael Mc Laverty was to speak to the L. and H.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/854
See Also P71/863-872
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'A Poet Who Worked in Prose'' ' beginning 'I feel certain his best work will endure.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/855 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'A Poet Who Worked in Prose' beginning 'I was an evening student at U.C.D., one of those National Teachers Flann O'Brien observed as they came into Earlsford Terrace after work on their bicycles.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/856 Scope and Content:

Page from a typescript draft of 'A Poet Who Worked in Prose' beginning '...house in Derramore Drive. The first time, he met me at Victoria Station, and as we left I noticed several porters waving or saluting.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 3.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/857 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of typescript draft of 'A Poet Who Worked in Prose' , beginning 'Years ago when I was an evening student at U.C.D. - one of those National Teachers Flann O'Brien observed as they came into Earlsfort Terrace after work on their bicycles - I saw that Michael McLaverty was to speak to the L. And H.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

4.1.8 Shame in a Polling Booth
Publication Note:

Article published in the Irish Independent , 28 November 1992, on the occasion of a general election in Ireland.

Date:1992 Extent:2 items

P71/858
See Also

P71/863-872

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of 'Shame in a Polling Booth' beginning 'I've never seen such apathy through a whole election campaign or such general agreement among commentators....' Also a handwritten draft of part of 'The Church and Its Spire' ' beginning 'I was in school by now, and school and church went hand in hand.'

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/859 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Shame in a Polling Booth' beginning 'I have never seen such apathy and muted anger throughout a whole election campaign or such general agreement among commentators, especially that the election was unnecessary and wanted by nobody.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

4.1.9 The Bird Swift

See Also P71/1-10
Publication Note:

Tribute to Patrick Swift first published in PS...of course: Patrick Swift 1927-1983 edited by Veronica Jane O'Mara by Gandon Books in 1993. Patrick Swift is best known as a painter, he also co-edited the literary magazine X which published extracts of 'The End or The Beginning of Love' (see P71/1-10).

Date:c 1993 Extent:3 items

P71/860 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The Bird Swift' beginning 'I had heard of "The Bird Swift" in the bars around Grafton Street long before I met him and the inevitable "Fried Bacon" to describe his work.' Includes a number of handwritten fragments of the same work.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/861 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of 'The Bird Swift'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/862 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Bird Swift' beginning 'I had heard of "The Bird Swift" in the bars around Grafton Street when I was very young, and the pun "Fried Bacon" they had coined to describe his work.'

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

4.1.10 The Church and Its Spire

See Also P71/858 , 871 , 1359-1361 , 1420 , 1478-1482
Publication Note:

Article first published in Soho Square 6: New Writing from Ireland ed. Colm Tóibín published by Bloomsbury in 1993; extract reprinted in as 'Hell and Damnation' in Irish Independent , 31 July 1993. The article was apparently originally written for a public address given in Trinity College Dublin on 1st May 1992.

Date:c. 1992 - 1993 Extent:8 items

P71/863 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The Church and Its Spire' beginning 'I was born into the Catholic Church in the same way as I might have been born into Buddhism or Protestantism or into any of the smaller isms, atheism, agnosticism, materialism: and I was born into it in the infancy of this small state when it had almost total and unquestioned power and it was the dominating force in my upbringing and education and early working life.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/864
See Also

P71/186-288

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing handwritten draft of 'The Church and Its Spire' beginning ' I was born into the Catholic Church in the same way as I might have been born into Buddhism or Protestantism or any of the small isms - materialism, agnosticism, atheism and I was born into it in the infancy of this small state when it had almost total and unquestioned power.' also includes a few short notes relating to the publication of Amongst Women .

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/865 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of 'The Church and Its Spire' beginning 'I was born into the catholic Church in the same way as I might have been born into Buddhism or Protestantism - materialism, agnosticism, atheism - and I was born into it in the infancy of this small state when the Church had almost total and unquestioned power.' Contains handwritten amendments, inscription reads 1st May 1992 Trinity College, paginated pp 1- 19.

Date:1992 Extent:18 pp

P71/866 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'The Church and Its Spire' beginning 'I was born into the catholic Church in the same way as I might have been born into Buddhism or Protestantism - materialism, agnosticism, atheism - and I was born into it in the infancy of this small state when the Church had almost total and unquestioned power.' contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-2.

Date:1992 Extent:2 pp

P71/867 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of 'The Church and Its Spire' beginning 'I was born into the catholic Church in the same way as I might have been born into Buddhism or Protestantism - materialism, agnosticism, atheism - and I was born into it in the infancy of this small state when the Church had almost total and unquestioned power.' , '1st May 1992, Trinity College' is typed under the title. Paginated pp 1-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/868 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of part of the faircopy of 'The Church and Its Spire' beginning '...silence that fell when the Angelus rang, the Rosary each night, the Grace before and after meals.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 5-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/869 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the Soho Square version of 'The Church and Its Spire' 'I was born into the Catholic Church in the same way as I might have been born into Buddhism or Protestantism and brought up as a Roman Catholic in the infancy of this small state when the Church had almost total power: it was the dominating force in my upbringing, and education and early working life.', contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/870 Scope and Content:

Typewritten draft of the Soho Square version of 'The Church and Its Spire' beginning 'I was born into Catholicism as I height have been born into Buddhism or Protestantism or any of the other isms or sects, and brought up as a Roman Catholic in the infancy of this small state when the Church had almost total power: it was the dominating force in my whole upbringing, education and early working life.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:24 pp

4.1.11 Why the Booker's Such a Hard Bet
Publication Note:

Article first published in Irish Independent, 23 October 1993.

Date:1993 Extent:1 item

P71/871
See Also

P71/863-870, P71/1009-1010

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a number of handwritten drafts of 'Why the Booker's Such a Hard Bet' beginning 'The season of Literary prizes has come again as publishers and booksellers look to the weeks that run to Christmas.' Also contains a number of handwritten draft of part of 'The Church and Its Spire' beginning 'Some of the local priests were a match for these roaring boys and they were feared and understood but rarely liked.'; Also includes handwritten draft of a review of ' Sunday's Children ' by Ingmar Bergman, beginning ' This novel or memoir or study is set securely in the past, in the summer of 1926 at the ramshackle eccentric house Pastor Dahlberg had built high above Difnan's village.... '

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

4.1.12 Madness/Creativity
Publication Note:

Article published in La Licorne number 32, 1995

Date:1995 Extent:1 item

P71/872 Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of ' Madness/Creativity' beginning 'I have to say at once that I feel nothing but unease when confronted with such a theme'. Paginated pp 1-4. Also contains a handwritten draft of a review of Cooler by the Lake by Larry Heinemann, beginning ' "Maximilian Nutmeg was a mildly harmless, mostly incompetent petty crook always hustling for money." ' Paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/873 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft 'Madness/Creativity' beginning 'I have to say at once that I feel nothing but unease when confronted with such a theme.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/874 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Madness/Creativity' beginning 'I have to say at once that I feel nothing but unease when confronted with such a theme'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

4.1.13 Galway, Western Ireland's Lilting Heart
Publication Note:

Article published in The New York Times Magazine, 14 May 1995.

Date:1995 Extent:2 items

P71/875 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Galway, Western Ireland's Lilting Heart' beginning 'That is old Galway. Why is Galway today so attractive.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/876 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Galway, Western Ireland's Lilting Heart' beginning 'Why do I find Galway such an attractive large town/small city today?' Paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/877 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Galway, Western Ireland's Lilting Heart' beginning 'Between Galway and Clifden is the pleasant village of Oughterard, on the shores of Lough Corrib.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/878 Scope and Content:

Cutting from The New York Times travel magazine 'The Sophisticated Traveller' which includes an anthology of quotes from previously published travel articles. Included is a quote from John McGahern's article 'Galway, Western Ireland's Lilting Heart' beginning 'I like Galway in all these festivals and weathers...'

Date:16 November 2003 Extent:2 pp

4.1.14 Honeyed Words, A Summer Story

See Also P71/879 , 1364
Publication Note:

Article first published in The Independent, 26 August 1995. Despite the title this piece is not a work of fiction.

Date:1995 Extent:4 items

P71/879
See Also

P71/1013-1014, P71/875-878

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a number of handwritten draft of 'Honeyed Words, A Summer Story'' ' beginning 'I grew up in the living quarters of a police barracks in a village along the Boyle river, a small tributary of the Shannon, the three bars....' Also contains a review of The Love of the Last Tycoon: A Western by F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Mathew J. Bruccoli which was first published under the title 'A Legend After His Own Lifetime' in The Irish Times on 12 November 1994, begins 'Scott Fitzgerald has suffered the unenviable fate for a writer of his life becoming more famous in the more than fifty years since it ended than his work.' Also contains a handwritten draft of part of 'Galway, Western Ireland's Lilting Heart' beginning 'On the road from Newport we pass by strands below Mulrany before crossing the Bridge across the narrow sound on to Achill Island, the largest Island in Ireland.'

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/880 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft 'Honeyed Words, A Summer Story' beginning 'I grew up in the living quarters of a police barracks along the Boyle river, a small tributary of the upper Shannon, and late one summer I was presented with a gift of incalculable riches that, I believe, changed my life.'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/881 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Honeyed Words, A Summer Story' beginning 'I grew up in the living quarters of a police barracks along the Boyle River, a small tributary of the upper Shannon, and later one summer there I was presented with a gift of incalculable richness that, I believe, changed my life.' Contains handwritten amendments and includes handwritten cover sheet for faxing to The Independent Magazine , paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/882 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Honeyed Words, A Summer Story' beginning 'I grew up in the living quarters of a police barracks along the Boyle River, a small tributary of the upper Shannon, and later one summer there I was presented with a gift of incalculable richness that I believe changed my life.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

4.1.15 Morocco, the Bitter and the Sweet

See Also P71/1190 , 1365
Publication Note:

Article first published in The New York Times Magazine, 14 September 1997.

Date:1997 Extent:15 items

P71/883 Scope and Content:

Leaflet from the restaurant 'Julien' of 16, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis - 75010 Paris. The restaurant features in earlier drafts of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet'.

Date:1997 Extent:1 item

P71/884 Scope and Content:

Notes relating to 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet', photocopy of some pages from a guide book on Morocco.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/885 Scope and Content:

Notes relating to Morocco for 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' .

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/886 Scope and Content:

Notes relating to Morocco for 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet', written on paper from the 'Palais Jamai' hotel in Fez.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/887 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' beginning 'In the Spring I got a call to ask if I'd travel to Morocco and write about that country.' Paginated pp 1-14.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/888 Scope and Content:

Copy book containing a handwritten draft of part of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' beginning 'In the spring I got a call to ask if I'd travel to Morocco and write about that country.' Also contains part of a handwritten manuscript of a piece about the Presentation Brothers School in Carrick-on-Shannon beginning 'A secondary school was opened by the Brothers in the Town.'

Date:n.d. Extent:39 pp

P71/889 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/890 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' beginning 'In the Spring I got a call to ask if I'd travel to Morocco and write about that country.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/891 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft part of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' beginning 'In the Spring I got a call to ask if I'd travel to Morocco and write about that country.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-9, includes cover page with inscription 'Attention Brian Brennan'.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/892 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' beginning 'When I was first asked to travel to Morocco I knew so little about the country that all that came to mind was the title of the Warner Brother's movie which hadn't even been made in Casablanca.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-22.

Date:1997 Extent:22 pp

P71/893 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' beginning 'When I was first asked to travel to Morocco I knew so little about the country that all that came to mind was the title of the Warner Brother's movie, which hadn't even been made in Casablanca.' Paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/894 Scope and Content:

Fax copy of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' beginning 'In Rabat there was dust on the tarmac, dust on the leaves, dust on the burnt grass, but the dry heat was pleasurable.', the fax was sent from The New York Times to John McGahern.

Date:16 May 1997 Extent:7 pp

P71/895 Scope and Content:

Fax copy of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' beginning 'In Rabat there was dust on the tarmac, dust on the leaves, dust on the burnt grass, but the dry heat was pleasurable.', the fax was sent from Sarah Ferrell associate editor at The New York Times to John McGahern.

Date:12 June 1997 Extent:6 pp

P71/896 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet'.

Date: Extent:2 pp

P71/897 Scope and Content:

'New York Times Magazine' - 'The Sophisticated Traveller' published 14 September 1997, contains John McGahern's article 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet', Also photocopy of 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet' from The New York Times Magazine, 2 copies.

Date:14 September 1997 Extent:3 items

4.1.16 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing': Ireland 1950-1959
Publication Note:

Article first published in The Irish Times, 26 October 1999; reprinted in 'Eye On the Twentieth Century: A Decade by Decade Look At The Past 100 Years', a supplement with The Irish Times 30 December 1999. Elements of the article appear to have been incorporated into a public address on the same subject. Also incorporated into Memoir pp 210-214.

Date:1999 Extent:8 items

P71/898 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing' beginning 'The period can be paralleled neatly into a decade: I see the 1950s extending back into the late 1940s, to the realization that Britain was being rebuilt after the war, and then it continued into the late 1960s, when the long stagnation was overtaken by rapid and increasing change.'

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/899
See Also

P71/186-242

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing' , this draft bears the title 'The Fifties'; Beginning 'There were two sectarian States in place, North and South, inward looking and ostensibly secure, secretly content with one another despite public claims and utterances.' Contains handwritten amendments, the typescript appears to be identical to the published article, amendments probably post date it's publication, inscriptions such as '1A - 4 A' refers to pagination of P71/900. Reverse side contains typescript fragments from Amongst Women .

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/900 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing' beginning 'I was trained as a national or primary teacher during that time, 1953 to 1955 to be precise.' pp 1-9, last page not paginated, also includes sub headings C2 for example which are referenced in P71/901, this draft represents additions to the original article.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/901
See Also

P71/186-242

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of ' 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing', this draft bears the title 'The Fifties' beginning 'There were two sectarian States in place, North and South, inward looking and ostensibly secure, secretly content with one another despite public claims and utterances.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-26. Reverse side contains typescript fragments from Amongst Women .

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/902 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing' beginning 'This clientelism did not displace political thought, since it was never instituted but it did serve to keep it out.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/903
See Also

P71/186-242

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing' beginning 'There were two sectarian states in place, North and South, inward looking and ostensibly secure, secretly content with one another despite public claims and utterances.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-19. Reverse side contains typescript fragments from Amongst Women .

Date:n.d. Extent:38 pp

P71/904
See Also

P71/186-242

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing' bearing the title 'May They All Climb Trees: Change In Our Time' beginning 'There were two sectarian States in place, North and South, inward looking and ostensibly secure, secretly content with one another despite public claims and utterances to the contrary.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1- 19. Elements of the style and phraseology suggest that this article may have been adapted for an oral address, for example 'You may have noticed that I haven't referred to Northern Ireland, other than in passing, and this is deliberate. As I said in the beginning, when I was young there were two sectarian states in place, North and South....' Reverse side contains typescript fragments from Amongst Women .

Date:n.d. Extent:38 pp

P71/905 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'What Ever You Say, Say Nothing'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/906 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of the published version of 'Whatever You Say, Say Nothing' from 'The Irish Times' 26 October 1999; begins 'there were two sectarian states in place in the 1950s, North and South, inward-looking and ostensibly secure, secretly content with the other despite public claims and utterances.'

Date:26 October 1999 Extent:2 pp

4.1.17 Another Country: John McGahern
Publication Note:

Piece on County Leitrim broadcast on BBC Radio Three on 1 December 2002, Produced by Frances Byrnes.

Date:2002 Extent:7 items

P71/907 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'Another Country: John McGahern' beginning 'I was to spend the same number of years in the barracks by the Boyle river as I had spent in Leitrim.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/908 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Another Country: John McGahern' beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-10.

Date:c. 2003 Extent:10 pp

P71/909 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Another Country: John McGahern' beginning 'They say that when the crow flies over Leitrim he takes his lunch along.' Paginated pp 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/910 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Another Country: John McGahern' beginning' They say that when the crow flies over Leitrim he takes his lunch along.' Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-12.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/911 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Another Country: John McGahern' beginning 'They say that when the crow flies over Leitrim he takes his lunch along.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-14.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/912 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Another Country: John McGahern' beginning 'They say that when the crow flies over Leitrim he takes his lunch along.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-14.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/913 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'Another Country: John McGahern' .

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

4.1.18 What is My Language

See Also P71/953
Publication Note:

Article first published in New Readings of Old Masters ed. Mary Massoud published by Macmillan 2004; reprinted in 'Irish University Review, Special Issue: John McGahern', spring/summer 2005

Date:2004-2005 Extent:2 items

P71/914 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a 'What Then is My Language?' , begins 'I will not resort to the very Irish strategy of arguing that since there are no answers to really profound questions all we can do is rephrase the question differently.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/915 Scope and Content:

Page from a typescript draft of 'What is My Language?' beginning '...understand Philip Larkin's reaction to the first half when he decided to remain on in the theatre bar after the interval, leisurely finishing his drink, and then, when the play had resumed, walked out into the fine English evening' Reverse side contains a copy of a letter in French dated 13 may 2003 to 'Madame Christine BAP' from 'Anne-Lise Haenni' regarding a list of problems with the building on 1 rue Christine, 75006 Paris, also details of property taxes payable on Rue Christine.

Date:13 May 2003 Extent:2 items

4.1.19 God and Me
Publication Note:

Article first published in Granta 93: God's Own Countries April 2006, reprinted in The Guardian under the title 'Saving Grace' 8 April 2006.

Date:2006 Extent:1 item

P71/916 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'God and Me' beginning 'I grew up in what was a theocracy in all but name.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/917 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'God and Me' beginning 'I grew up in what was a theocracy in all but name.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/918 Scope and Content:

Programme for an offering for Frank McEvoy on the occassion of his 80th Birthday entitled 'Short Schrift' . Includes a version of 'God and Me' published under the title 'Ecclesiastes'. Programme is signed by Frank McEvoy.

Date:4 March 2006 Extent:32 pp

4.2 Introduction and Forewords

4.2.1 The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim

See Also P71/1015 , 1067
Publication Note:

Foreword in Liam Kelly, The Face of Time: Leland Lewis Duncan 1862-1923: Photographs of County Leitrim published by Lilliput press in 1995.

Date:c. 1995 Extent:6 items

P71/919 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a foreword to The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim, beginning ' I enjoyed and admired Liam Kelly's history of his own parish of Kiltubrid long before I saw this remarkable collection of photographs by Leland Duncan which he unearthed in the course of researches for that book.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/920 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim, beginning ' I enjoyed and admired Liam Kelly's history of his own parish of Kiltubrid when it was published - I find these local histories are often far more moving than accounts of great affairs of state - and I did not know that he had come on this remarkable collection of photographs by Leland Duncan in the course of his research.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/921 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/922 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim, beginning ' I enjoyed and admired Liam Kelly's history of his own parish of Kiltubrid when it was published - I find these local histories are often far more moving than accounts of great affairs of state - and I did not know that he had come on this remarkable collection of photographs by Leland Duncan in the course of his research.' Contains handwritten amendments. Reverse side contains photocopy of part of ' The Collected Stories '.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/923 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim beginning ' I enjoyed and admired Liam Kelly's history of his own parish of Kiltubrid when it was published - I find these local histories often far more moving than accounts of great affairs of state - and I did not know that he had come on this remarkable collection of photographs by Leland Duncan in the course of his research.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/924 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim, beginning ' I enjoyed and admired Liam Kelly's history of his own parish of Kiltubrid when it was published - I often find the small local histories more moving than accounts of great affairs of state.'

Date:n.d. Extent:?

4.2.2 John Butler Yeats: Letters to his Son W.B. Yeats and Others (1869-1922)

See Also P71/1191 , 1186
Publication Note:

Introduction in John Butler Yeats Letters to His Son W.B. Yeats and Others 1869-1922 edited by John Hone, abridged and with an introduction by John McGahern, published by Faber and Faber in 1999. Reprinted in French translation as Lettre a son fils, le poete W.B. Yeats, et d'autres correspondants: 1898-1922 translated by Anne Morin, published by José Corti in 2000.

Date:c. 1999 Extent:9 items

P71/925 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a page from John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 Paginated pp 70-71, from the unabridged version.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/926 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the introduction to John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 beginning 'John Butler Yeats was born in Co. Down in the north of Ireland in 1939'[sic]. Also contains part of a handwritten draft of the same work beginning ' John Butler Yeats was famous when I was a student in the Dublin of the 1950's.'

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/927 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the introduction to John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 beginning 'John Butler Yeats was born in County Down in 1839'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/928 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the introduction to John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 beginning 'John Butler Yeats was born in Co. Down in the north of Ireland in 1839'. Paginated pp 1-31. Pad also contains a passage from 'The Image' and notes on 'Morocco: The Bitter and the Sweet'.

Date:n.d. Extent:37 pp

P71/929 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of the introduction to John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922.

Date:n.d Extent:1 page

P71/930 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 beginning 'John Butler Yeats was born in County Down in the North of Ireland in 1839'. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-31.

Date:n.d. Extent:31 pp

P71/931 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 beginning 'John Butler Yeats was born in County Down in the North of Ireland in 1839'. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-29.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/932 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of part of the introduction to John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 beginning 'John Butler Yeats was born in County Down in 1839'. Original contains handwritten amendments, no additional amendments to photocopy, paginated pp 1-30.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/933 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of the introduction to John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/934 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the note by John McGahern to the English edition of John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922, begins 'When Bertrand Fillaudeau of Jose Corti invited me to introduce a work in my own literature that was not already known to French readers, I chose these letters for reasons I hope the introduction manages to make clear.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/935 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the blurb to the English edition of John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922, begins 'John Butler Yeats was born in County Down in 1939.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

4.2.3 Foreword to 'Island: Collected Stories' by Alistair MacLeod
Publication Note:

Foreword in Alistair MacLeod, Island: Collected Short Stories published by Jonathan Cape in 2001

Date:2001 Extent:10 items

P71/936 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning ' In a revealing and sympathetic interview with Evelyn Waugh by Julian Jebb put it to the writer....'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/937 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning 'In a revealing and sympathetic interview, Julian Jebb asked Evelyn Waugh....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/938 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning 'In a revealing and sympathetic interview, Julian Jebb asked Evelyn Waugh....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5, typescript identical to P71/938.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/939 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning 'Alistair MacLeod's work has a quality and uniqueness that is rare in the writing of any time.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/940 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning 'Alistair MacLeod's work has a quality and uniqueness that is rare in the writing of any time.' Contains handwritten amendments, typescript identical to P71/939.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/941 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning 'Alistair MacLeod's work has a quality and uniqueness that is rare in the writing of any time.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/942 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning' '' Alistair MacLeod's work has a uniqueness that is rare in the writing of any time.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/943 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft the foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning 'Alistair MacLeod's stories have a uniqueness that is rare in the writing of any time'. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/944 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the preface to Island: Collected Short Stories beginning 'Alistair MacLeod's stories have a uniqueness that is rare in the writing of any time.' paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/945 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of an extract John McGahern's preface toIsland: Collected Short Stories by Alistair MacLeod, extract bears the headline 'Beautiful world coming to an end'.

Date:2 June 2001 Extent:1 item

4.2.4 Foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002
Publication Note:

Foreword in Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002 published by Town House in 2003.

Date:2003 Extent:2 items

P71/946 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002 begins 'Dick Walsh wrote uncommonly well.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/947 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002 begins 'Dick Walsh wrote uncommonly well.' Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/948 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002 beginning 'The Style is individual, mixing the language of the street and the field and public house with clear English, immediately engaging and open.' Paginated pp 3-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/949 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of the foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002beginning 'Dick Walsh wrote uncommonly well: he had intelligence and feeling, wit and humour, a gritty, fearless integrity.' Paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/950 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of the foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002 .

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/951 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of the foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002 beginning 'Dick Walsh wrote uncommonly well: he had intelligence and feeling, wit and humour, a gritty, fearless integrity.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1,4-5

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/952 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002 beginning 'Dick Walsh wrote uncommonly well: he had intelligence and feeling, wit and humour, a gritty, fearless integrity.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/953
See Also

P71/186-288, 916-917

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of proofs of part of the published version of the foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002 beginning 'Dick Walsh wrote uncommonly well: he had intelligence and passion, wit and humour, a gritty, fearless integrity.' Reverse side of one page contains a typescript fragment of Amongst Women , reverse side of the other two pages contains part of a typescript draft of a piece of 'What is My Language' beginning ''...intuition that its source lies close at the very heart of the human condition.'

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

4.2.5 Forward to 'Augustus' by John Williams
Publication Note:

Introduction in John Williams, Augustus published by Vintage Classics in 2003.

Date:2003 Extent:3 items

P71/954 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the introduction to the novel Augustus beginning 'Augustus was John Williams' most successful novel, winning the National Book Award in 1973, and has appeared in America in four editions since then.' paginated pp 1-7 pp

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/955 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to the novel Augustus beginning 'Augustus was John Williams' most successful novel, winning the National Book Award in 1973, and has appeared in America in four editions since then.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/956 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to the novel Augustus beginning 'Augustus was John Williams' most successful novel, winning the National Book Award in 1973, and has appeared in America in four editions since then.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8, typescript identical to P71/955.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/957 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to the novel Augustus beginning 'Augustus was John Williams' most successful novel, winning the National Book Award in 1973, and has appeared in America in four editions since then.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

4.2.6 Foreword to 'Stoner' by John Williams
Publication Note:

Introduction in John Williams, Stoner published by Vintage Classics in 2003.

Date:2003 Extent:6 items

P71/958 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of introduction to Stoner beginning 'Integral to the plot as the love affair is it more importantly serves as light to the darkness of Stoner's marriage in the whole overall vision, a powerful suggestion of the happiness that might have been with different luck.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/959 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to Stoner beginning 'On the opening page of this classic novel of university life, and the life of the heart and mind, John Williams states bluntly the mark Stoner left behind....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/960 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to Stoner beginning 'On the opening page of this classic novel of university life, and the life of the heart and mind, John Williams states bluntly the mark Stoner left behind....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/961 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to Stoner beginning 'On the opening page of this classic novel of university life, and the life of the heart and the mind, John Williams states bluntly the imprint Stoner left behind him on his world....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/962 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the introduction to Stoner beginning 'On the opening page of this classic novel of university life, and the life of the heart and the mind, John Williams states bluntly the imprint Stoner left behind him on his world....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/963 Scope and Content:

Faircopy of the introduction to Stoner beginning 'On the opening page of this classic novel of university life, and the life of the heart and mind, John Williams states bluntly the mark Stoner left behind....' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

4.3 Book Reviews

4.3.1 Published

See Also P71/75 , 783 , 872 , 1282 , 1368-1370
Date:c. 1971-2002 Extent:58 items

P71/964 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Being Geniuses Together: 1929-1930 by Robert McAlmon and Kay Boyle first published under the title 'Everybodies' in The Listener, 23 April 1970, 554-5, begins 'Robert McAlmon's name belongs honourably to the history of the little magazines of the twenties.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/965
See Also

P71/75

Scope and Content:

Page from a typescript draft of a review of Between Life and Death by Nathalie Sarraute published under the title 'Authors' Domains' in The Listener 18 March 1971. begins '...gaze: the egoism of authorship, the insecurity, the jostling for the little territories of recognition, the attendant crowds, greedy to pedestal their false gods and at the same time tear them down.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 2.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/966 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Tom Corkery's Dublin by Tom Corkery published under the title 'A Bank of Non-Sequiturs' in Sunday Independent, ,4 January 1981 beginning 'This is a lovely book.'

Date:4 January 1981 Extent:1 item

P71/967 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist published under the title 'New Victory for Gilchrist' in The Evening Herald on 13 June 1986. Begins 'Ellen Gillchrist's first book "The Land of the Dreamy Dreams" was first published by a small press in America, acquired an underground reputation....' Also fragment of the same review.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/968 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Victory Over Japan beginning 'Ellen Gilchrist's first book, "The Land of Dreamy Dreams, was a wonderful collection of stories." Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/969 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth, published under the title 'A Solid Gold Novel' in The Evening Herald , 13 June 1986; beginning 'In those old useless arguments about the upperosity of verse contra prose, even the more obtuse disputants were able to agree that poetry was found more often in verse than in prose....' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d.

P71/970 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth beginning 'In those old useless arguments about the upperosity of verse contra prose even the more obtuse disputants were able to agree that poetry was found more often in verse than in prose, but that in the vast general prose of both it was recognizable only by its absence.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/971 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of End Papers by Breytenbach Breyten published under the title 'Who's a Clever Chap?' in The Evening Herald on 1 August 1986. Begins 'The good things in this book are all straight reporting.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/972 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of End Papers by Breytenbach Breyten. Begins 'The good things in this book are all straight reporting.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:1 August 1986 Extent:1 item

P71/973 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of two books by Italian novelist Leonardo Sciascia: The Wine Dark Sea and Sicilian Uncles published under the title 'Sicily - A Land of Extremes' in the Evening Herald on 5 September 1986. Begins ' "She thinks the Italian Gentlemen were right to haul Ettore Albini, the critic of the Secolo from the stalls because he did not stand up when the band played the Royal March." ' This draft bears the title ' Ay They Love Their Country', paginated pp 1-5. Reverse side contains information from Aosdana.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/974 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of two books by Italian novelist Leonardo Sciascia: 'The Wine Dark Sea' and 'Sicilian Uncle' cut from theEvening Herald of 5 September 1986. Begins ' "She thinks the Italian Gentlemen were right to haul Ettore Albini, the critic of the Secolo from the stalls because he did not stand up when the band played the Royal March."'

Date:5 September 1986 Extent:1 item.

P71/975 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Foe by J.M. Coetzee published under the title 'A Plain Tale From a Desert Island' in the Evening Herald on 10 October 1986. Begins 'J. M. Cortzee's "The Life and Times of Michael K" was a remarkable novel that deservedly won the Booker Prize in 1983.' Reverse side contains material from Aosdana.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/976 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Foe by J.M. Coetzee cut from the Evening Herald on 10 October 1986. Begins 'J. M. Cortzee's "The Life and Times of Michael K" was a remarkable novel that deservedly won the Booker Prize in 1983.'

Date:10 October 1983

P71/977 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of The Outlaw by Georges Simenon published under the title 'Simenon - Far From Maigret' in the Evening Herald on 28 November 1986, beginning 'The Outlaw was published in France in 1943, and bears only the flimsiest trappings of the detective novel.' paginated pp 1-3, reverse side contains material from Aosdana.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/978 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of The Outlaw by Simenon beginning 'The Outlaw, published in France in 1943, and wears only the flimsiest trappings of the detective novel: This is almost certainly why it has waited so long for translation into English.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/979
See Also

P71/967-968,P71/973-974

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of The Greeks and the Irrational by E.R. Dodds, The Land of Dreamy Dreams and Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist and Sicilian Uncles by Leonardo Sciascia published under the title 'Critic's Choice - Another Dip' in the Evening Herald on 19 December 1986. Begins 'I find rereading becoming increasingly more a part of my reading.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/980 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of The Greeks and the Irrational by E.R. Dodds, The Land of Dreamy Dreams and Victory Over Japan by Ellen Gilchrist and Sicilian Uncles by Leonardo Sciascia cut from the Evening Herald on 19 December 1986. Begins ' I find rereading becoming increasingly more a part of my reading.'

Date:19 December 1986 Extent:1 item

P71/981 Scope and Content:

Typescript review of The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa published under the title 'The Hero We Didn't Know' in the Evening Herald on 2 January 1987. Beginning ' " The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta" can be described as a search for the unknown intellectual revolutionary.' Includes handwritten amendments.

Date:c. 1988 Extent:2 pp

P71/982 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of Monkeys by Susan Minot published under the title A Family at War in the Evening Herald on 16 January 1987. Begins 'This meticulous short novel sketches the life of the large prosperous Vincent Family at different intervals as they grow up between 1966 and 1979 in Massachusetts.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/983 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Drunk With Love by Ellen Gilchrist published under the title 'When the Magic Fails' in the Evening Herald on 6 March 1987. Begins 'Ellen Gilchrist is a magical writer.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/984 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Patrick Kavanagh: Man and Poet edited by Peter Kavanagh published under the title 'Journey Along the Canal Bank' in the Evening Herald on 15 May 1987. Begins 'There was a definite sense of excitement about Kavanagh in this city when I was young.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/985 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Patrick Kavanagh: Man and Poet beginning 'There was a definite sense of excitement about Kavanagh in this city when I was young.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/986 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a newspaper clipping of a review of Patrick Kavanagh: Man and Poet edited by Peter Kavanagh cut from the Evening Herald on 15 May 1987. Begins 'There was a definite sense of excitement about Kavanagh's presence in this city when I was young.'

Date:15 May 1987 Extent:1 item

P71/987 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Outlaws by George V. Higgins published in under the title 'Higgins Goes to the Brinks' in the Evening Herald on 17 June 1987. Begins 'This interesting crime novel sets the first of its many leisurely themes at once....' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/988 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Blackboard by Tony Cartano which was published under the title 'It's All in the Mind' in the Evening Herald on 24 July 1987. Begins 'Tony Cartano is a leading French novelist of his generation and has recently been a runner-up for a Goncourt.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/989 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende published under the title 'Poor Account of Chilean Life' in the Evening Herald on 31 July 1987. Begins 'Chekhov once stated that there were two sentimentalities: the obvious one of tears, the other of violence - and that they were essentially the same condition for all their spectacular difference.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/990 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende cut from the Evening Herald of 31 July 1987. Begins 'Chekhov once stated that there were two sentimentalities: the obvious one of tears, the other of violence - and that they were essentially the same condition for all their spectacular difference.'

Date:31 July 1987 Extent:1 item

P71/991 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, Cambridge Edition Volume IV published under the title 'Yours Sincerely, D.H.L.' in the Evening Herald on 31 July 1987. Begins 'That Lawrence can still be so patronised in England must leave roots deep in that country's class ridden consciousness.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/992 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, Cambridge Edition Volume IV , beginning 'That Lawrence is so patronised in England must leave roots deep in that country's class-ridden consciousness.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/993 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, Cambridge Edition Volume IV cut from the Evening Herald of 31 July 1987. Begins 'That Lawrence is so patronised in England must leave roots deep in that country's class ridden consciousness.'

Date:11 September 1987 Extent:1 item

P71/994 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Flaubert: a Biography by Herbert Lottman which was published under the title 'Getting Flaubert's Facts Straight' in The Irish Times on 29 April 1989. Begins 'It must be very difficult to write a life of Flaubert.'

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/995 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a part of review of Flaubert: a Biography by Herbert Lottman, begins 'It must be very difficult to write a life of Flaubert.' Paginated pp 1-5 contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/996 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Ackerley: A Biography of J.R. Ackerley Peter Parker which was published under the title 'The Man Who Fell in Love With His Dog' in The Irish Times on 23 September 1989. Begins 'J.R. Ackerley's reputation rests on four short books, all of them either openly or covertly autobiographical, and his engaging and brilliant letters.'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/997 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Ackerley: A Biography of J.R. Ackerley by Peter Parker, beginning 'J.R. Ackerley's reputation rests on four short books, all of them either openly or covertly autobiographical and his engaging and brilliant letters.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/998 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Ackerley: A Biography of J.R. Ackerley by Peter Parker which was cut from The Irish Times of 23 September 1989. begins 'J.R. Ackerley's reputation rests on four short books and his letters.'

Date:23 September 1989 Extent:1 item

P71/999 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Novelists in Their Youth by John Halperin which was published under the title 'The Life, the Work and the Hurt' in The Irish Times on 17 March 1990. Begins 'The central argument of "Novelists in Their Youth" is that much if all about a writers work can be revealed by an examination of their life, particularly of the early or formative years.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1000 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Novelists in Their Youth by John Halperin cut from The Irish Times of 17 March 1990. Begins 'The central argument of "Novelists in their Youth" is that much, if not all, of a writers work can be revealed through an examination of the life particularly of the early formative years.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1001 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Off The Road by Carolyn Cassady, published under the title 'Travaills With The Not So Merry Pranksters' in The Irish Times on 7 July 1990. Begins 'Carolyn Cassady married Jack Cassady and they had three children.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1002 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Off The Road beginning 'Carolyn Cassady married Jack Cassady and they had three children.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/1003 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Off The Road by Carolyn Cassady cut from The Irish Times of 7 July 1990. Begins 'Carolyn Cassady married Neal Cassady and they had three children.'

Date:7 July 1990 Extent:1 item

P71/1004 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a review of Michael Collins: A Biography by Tim Pat Coogan which was published under the title 'Patriot Games' in The Sunday Times on 21 October 1990. Begins 'In the town of Granard in the low Cavan/Longford Mountains there is a strangely attractive Victorian canopy of iron and glass above the entrance to the Greville Arms.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1005 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Michael Collins: A Biography beginning 'In the town of Granard in the low Cavan/Longford mountains a surprisingly attractive Victorian canopy of iron and glass covers the entrance to the Greville Arms.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1006 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection: A New Collection edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, published under the title 'The Beautiful and the Dammed' in The Irish Times, 29 June 1991. beginning '...pure Fitzgerald. It is the story of Anson Hunter was rich New York and different to you and me.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1007 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald: A New Collection: A New Collection edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli cut from The Irish Times of 29 June 1991. Begins 'Extraordinary work in the short story has come continuously out of North America in a comparatively short length of time.'

Date:29 June 1991 Extent:1 item

P71/1008 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Across the Bridge: Stories by Mavis Gallant, published under the title The Adult Mysteries in 'The New York Times Book Review' on 12 September 1993. Begins 'Mavis Gallant has written much short fiction.'

Date:12 September 1993 Extent:1 item

P71/1009
See Also

P71/873

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of ' Sunday's Children ' by Ingmar Bergman first published under the title 'Shadows of a Summer Night' in The New York Times Book Review on 27 March 1994. Begins 'This work is at first set securely in the past, in the summer of 1926 at the ramshackle, eccentric house Pastor Dalberg had built above Difnan's village....'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1010 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Sunday's Children beginning 'This work is at first set securely in the past, in the summer of 1926 at the ramshackle, eccentric house Pastor Dalberg had built above Difnan's village....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/1011
See Also P71/1026
Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Sunday's Children by Ingmar Bergman cut from The New York Times Book Review of 27 March 1994. Begins 'The Swedish director Ingmar Bergman's second autobiographical novel, "Sunday's Children," is at first set securely in the past....'(2 copies)

Date:27 March 1994 Extent:1 item

P71/1012
See Also

P71/1026

Scope and Content:

Copy book containing a handwritten draft of a review of Pleasant the Scholar's Life: Irish Intellectuals and the Construction of the Nation State by Maurice Goldring which was published as 'The Forging of the State' in ' The Irish Times ' on 23 July 1994. Begins 'Maurice Goldring has been described as France's leading historian of Irish culture and is professor of Irish Studies in the University of Paris.' Also contains a hand written draft of a piece on Blake's of the Hollow a pub and restaurant in Enniskillen beginning 'I have been going to Blake's of the Hollow for close on twenty years.' Also a page of a handwritten draft of a piece of fiction beginning 'As the minute hand passed three on the electric clock he pressed the buzzer and listened to the sound shrill through the corridors.'

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/1013
See Also

P71/635-647, P71/703-743, P71/879, P71/1342-1344

Scope and Content:

Copybook containing a handwritten draft of a review of The Love of the Last Tycoon: A Western by F. Scott Fitzgerald, edited by Mathew J. Brucoli which was first published under the title 'A Legend After His Own Lifetime' in ' The Irish Times ' on 12 November 1994. Begins 'Scott Fitzgerald has suffered the unenviable fate of any writer of his life becoming more famous in the more than fifty years since it ended than his work.' Also contains a handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning ' I think Christmas, like all festivals, only exaggerates whatever is clearly present.' Also contains part of a handwritten draft of The White Boat beginning 'Her parents did not come to the wedding.' Also contains a handwritten draft of part of The Power of Darkness beginning '...to her satisfaction'. Also contains a piece of non-fiction about Northern Ireland beginning 'A very rare event took place here in the early winter. There was a funeral to the little Protestant church in Fenagh.'

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/1014 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of a review of The Love of the Last Tycoon: A Western beginning 'The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald has become more famous in a half century since it ended than his work.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1015
See Also

P71/919-924

Scope and Content:

Copy book containing a handwritten draft of a review of Edmund Wilson: A Biography by Jeffery Myres which was published under the title 'A Critic Who Was One of the Elect' in The Irish Times on 23 September 1995. Begins 'All four of Edmund Wilson's Grandparents were born in New York State.' Also contains draft of a foreword to The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim , beginning 'I have to declare an immediate interest in that Liam Kelly and myself are what's called in Leitrim "Far out Relations", but neither of us looked into it too closely since we subscribe to Ambrose Bierce's dictionary definition of Genealogy....'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1016 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Edmund Wilson: A Biography cut from The Irish Times of 23 September 1995. Begins 'All four of Edmund Wilson's Grandparents were born in New York State.'

Date:23 September 1995 Extent:1 item

P71/1017 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a review of The Singing Flame by Ernie O'Malley which was published under the title In Pursuit of a Single Flame in The Irish Times on 17 February 1996. Begins 'When I was teaching in Clontarf in the late 1950's I had an O'Malley boy in class.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1018 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of The Singing Flame beginning 'When I was teaching in Clontarf in the late 1950s I had an O'Malley boy in class'.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1019 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt, the draft is in English it was published in French under the title 'La comédie tragique des hommes d'Irlande' in Le Monde des Livres supplement to Le Monde on 5 September 1997; begins 'This vivid, disturbing and funny "memoir of a childhood" has more the sense of a novel or drama than strict memoir.'

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/1020 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt beginning 'This vivid, disturbing and funny "memoir of a childhood" has more the sense of a novel or drama than strict memoir.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1021 Scope and Content:

Fax copy of an English version of a review of Angela's Ashes from Le Monde des Livres supplement to Le Monde of 5 September 1997; begins 'This vivid, disturbing and funny "memoir of a childhood" has more the sense of a novel or drama than strict memoir.' Paginated pp P02-P07, last page not numbered.

Date:30 July 1997 Extent:7 pp

P71/1022 Scope and Content:

Pages from of the Le Monde des Livres supplement to Le Monde containing John McGahern's review of Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt; beginning 'Ces "souvenirs d'enfance", hauts en couleur, dérangeant et drole se rattachent plus au roman qu'au genre proprement dit des mémoiries.''.

Date:5 September 1997 Extent:4 pp

P71/1023 Scope and Content:

Edition of the Le Monde des Livres supplement to Le Monde containing John McGahern's review of 'Angela's Ashes' by Frank McCourt; beginning 'Ces "souvenirs d'enfance", hauts en couleur, dérangeant et drole se rattachent plus au roman qu'au genre proprement dit des mémoiries.'

Date:5 September 1997

P71/1024 Scope and Content:

Photocopy from of the Le Monde des Livres supplement to Le Monde of John McGahern's review of Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt; beginning 'Ces "souvenirs d'enfance", hauts en couleur, dérangeant et drole se rattachent plus au roman qu'au genre proprement dit des mémoiries.'

Date:5 September 1997 Extent:1 item

P71/1025
See Also P71/1369
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual by Richard English published under the title 'A Revolutionary Mind' in The Irish Times on 11 April 1998; begins 'The one classic account to emerge directly from the violence is Ernie O'Malley's Autobiography "On Another Man's Wound" '.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1026 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual beginning 'In his subtle study "Pleasant the Scholar's Life: Irish intellectuals and the Construction of the Nation State", the French cultural historian, Maurice Goldring, focuses on the interplay between intellectuals and mass movements and how they combined to forge an Irish National identity'; includes a title page with the inscription 'Goldring Review', this however appears to be a mistake since the piece is clearly a version of the review of the O'Malley book which appeared in The Irish Times.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/1027 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual beginning '...doubt that he could be extremely difficult and did not suffer people he considered fools, but he did inspire as well deep and lasting affections.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1028 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual 'beginning 'In his subtle study "Pleasant the Scholar's Life: Irish Intellectuals and the Construction of the Nation State", the French cultural historian, Maurice Goldring, focuses on the interplay between intellectuals and mass movements and how towards the end of the 19th century they combined to forge an Irish National Identity'; contains a very small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/1029 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual beginning '...a permit to buy a revolver and ammunition.'; contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 6-18, typescript identical to P71/1028.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/1030 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual beginning 'Why Ernie O'Malley's autobiography, "On Another Man's Wound", is so neglected is not easy to understand.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-17.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/1031 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual begins 'Why Ernie O'Malley's autobiography, "On Another Man's Wound, is so neglected is not easy to understand.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-16.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/1032
See Also

P71/702-742, P71/1081-1167

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual beginning 'Ernie O'Malley was born in 1897, the second of eleven children.' Paginated pp 2-9. Copy book also includes a fragment of autobiography beginning 'I didn't go to school in Fennagh, but could have easily done so....' possibly an early draft of Memoir but more likely the text of an address. Also includes part of a handwritten draft of The Power of Darkness beginning 'Paul: he said no man should be afraid of another man.'

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/1033 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual beginning 'Ernie O'Malley was born in 1887, the second of eleven children.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1034 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1035 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Northern lights: A Poet's Sources by George Mackay Brown which was published under the title 'On the Turning Wheel of the Year' in The Irish Times on 3 July 1999. Begins 'George Mackay Brown was born on Orkney in 1921 and died there in 1996, a place he rarely left.' Paginated pp 1-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/1036 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of Northern Lights: A Poet's Sources cut from The Irish Times of 3 July 1999. Begins 'George Mackay Brown was born in Orkney in 1921 and died there in 1996, a place he rarely left.'

Date:3 July 1999 Extent:1 item

P71/1037 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of The Life of W.B. Yeats: A Critical Biography by Terence Brown published under the title 'Pieces of Yeats' in The Irish Times, 27 November 1999. Begins 'In his preface, Terence Brown writes that this critical biography would not be possible without the work of the previous scholars and writers on Yeats that he is able to draw on.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1038
See Also P71/1370
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Irish Classics by Declan Kiberd which was published under the title 'A Classic Gathering of the Classics' in The Sunday Business Post on 19 November 2000.

Date:n.d. Extent:14 pp

P71/1039 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Irish Classics beginning 'In his introduction, Declan Kiberd gives a number of definitions of a classic, cites Mark Twain's, "A Book nobody wants to read but everybody wishes to have read" '. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/1040 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Irish Classics beginning 'In his introduction, Declan Kiberd gives a number of other peoples' definitions of a classic, one such being Mark Twain's, "A Book nobody wants to read but everybody wishes to have read", before giving his own clear view.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-6, typescript identical to P71/1039.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1041 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Irish Classics beginning 'In his introduction, Declan Kiberd gives a number of definitions of a classic, like Mark Twain's, 'A book nobody wants to read but everybody wishes to have read', before giving his own clear view.' Paginated pp1-5, page 5 appears to be from a different draft.

Date:n.d.

P71/1042 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Irish Classics beginning 'In his introduction, Declan Kiberd gives a number of definitions of a classic, like Mark Twain's, 'A Book nobody wants to read but everybody wishes to have read', before giving his own clear view.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1043 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Irish Classics beginning 'In his introduction, Declan Kiberd gives a number of definitions of a classic, like Mark Twain's, 'A Book nobody wants to read but everybody wishes to have read', before giving his own clear view.' Contains handwritten amendments, Missing two pages.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1044 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a review of On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley which was published under the title 'Return of the Revolutionary' in ' The Irish Times' on 8 June 2002; begins 'O'Malley wasn't released from the Military prison in the Curragh until July 1924.' Paginated pp 1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/1045 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft a review of On Another Man's Wound beginning with a quote from American poet Hart Crane ' "I have my most pleasant literary moments with an Irish revolutionary, red-haired friend of Liam O'Flaherty, shot (and not missed) seventeen times in one conflict and another...." ' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1046 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft a review of On Another Man's Wound beginning with a quote from American poet Hart Crane ' "I have my most pleasant literary moments with an Irish revolutionary, red-haired friend of Liam O'Flaherty, shot (and not missed) seventeen times in one conflict and another...." '; Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1047 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley published under the title 'Make Them Criminals' in 'The Times Literary Supplement', 17 June 2005. Beginning 'I came on Ernie O'Malley the writer by accident.' Paginated pp 1-21.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/1048 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of a review of On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley published in 'The Times Literary Supplement', these fragments paginated pp 9,10,11,16 were ripped out of P71/1047.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1049 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of a review of On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley published in The Times Literary Supplement. Reverse side is a print out of directions to The Brooklodge.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1050 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley published in The Times Literary Supplement. Begins 'I came on the writer Ernie O'Malley by accident.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-22.

Date:n.d. Extent:22 pp

P71/1051 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley published in 'The Times Literary Supplement'. Begins 'I knew of Ernie O'Malley the revolutionary soldier, I had stood among the crowds that lined the Dublin footpaths in 1957 to watch his state funeral....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/1052 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley published in The Times Literary Supplement. Begins 'I knew of Ernie O'Malley the revolutionary before I knew his writing and stood among the crowds that lined the Dublin footpaths in 1957 to watch his state funeral attended by the President and the Taoiseach, both Houses of the Oireanchtas, the judiciary and all the paraphernalia of state.' Contains handwritten amendments, four pages missing, paginated pp 1-6,10-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1053 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley published in The Times Literary Supplement. Begins 'When Ernie O'Malley died in 1957, he was given a state funeral attended by the president and the Taoiseach, both Houses of the Oireachtas, the judiciary and all the paraphernalia of State.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-18. Reverse side contains handwritten fragments of Memoir.

Date:n.d. Extent:36 pp

4.3.2 Un-published/Publication Unknown
Date:c. 1968-1990 Extent:8 items

P71/1054 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of O'Neill, Son and Playwright a biography of Eugene O'Neill by Louis Shaeffer, the book was published in 1968. Begins 'Mr Schaeffer makes this claim for his first volume of what is to be a two volume biography of America's greatest playwright.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1055 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of a fragment of O'Neill, Son and Playwright.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1056 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of O'Neill, Son and Playwright beginning 'Mr Schaeffer makes this claim for his first volume of what is to be a two volume biography of America's greatest playwright.' Contains handwritten amendments. This draft bears the title 'Fact and Factotum' and quotes the price of the book as 60s.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1057
See Also P71/1371
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of An Immaculate Mistake: Scenes from Childhood and Beyond by Paul Bailey, the book was published in 1990. Begins 'I first came on an extract from this book in the Bloomsbury miscellany Soho Square.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1058 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of An Immaculate Mistake: Scenes from Childhood and Beyond beginning 'I first came on an extract from this book in the Bloomsbury miscellany Soho Square.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1059 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of An Immaculate Mistake: Scenes from Childhood and Beyond by Paul Bailey, the book was published in 1990. Begins 'I first came on an extract from this book in the Bloomsbury miscellany Soho Square.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1060
See Also

P71/874

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a review of Cooler by the Lake by Larry Heinemann, the book was published in 1990. Begins ' Maximilian Nutmeg was a mildly incompetent mostly harmless petty crook, always hustling for money.'

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/1061 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a review of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod beginning 'This was much on my mind because was reading a remarkable book where these and tangential themes are raised to art of a very high order.' Publication unknown, this piece differs considerably from a foreword to Island: Collected Short Stories which John McGahern wrote. Paginated pp 5-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1062 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of review of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod beginning 'A few weeks ago, in late November, I had young cattle to sell and took them to the mart' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-5.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

4.4 Public Addresses
Date:c. 1986-2002 Extent:18 items

P71/1063 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the text of an address given by John McGahern on the occasion of the launch of Deported Jimmy Gralton 1886 - 1945 The Story of Jimmy Gralton, Effernagh, Gowel, Co. Leitrim by Des Guckian. Begins ' I have to confess I had not heard of Jimmy Gralton until Packie Gralton and Des Guckian came to my house.' Text makes reference to the 'centenary year of his birth'.

Date:1986 Extent:1 page

P71/1064 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the text of an address given by John McGahern on the occasion of the launch of Deported Jimmy Gralton 1886 - 1945 The Story of Jimmy Gralton, Effernagh, Gowel, Co. Leitrim by Des Guckian. Begins ' I have to confess I had not heard of Jimmy Gralton until Packie Gralton and Des Guckian came to see me a short time ago.' Text makes reference to 'Tonight in the centenary year of his birth.'

Date:1986 Extent:2 pp

P71/1065 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the text of an address given by John McGahern on the occasion of the launch of Deported Jimmy Gralton 1886 - 1945 The Story of Jimmy Gralton, Effernagh, Gowel, Co. Leitrim by Des Guckian. Begins ' I have to confess I had not heard of Jimmy Gralton until Packie Gralton and Des Guckian came to see me a short time ago.' Reverse side contains material relating to Aosdana.

Date:1986 Extent:3 pp

P71/1066 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the text of an address given by John McGahern on the occasion of the launch of Deported Jimmy Gralton 1886 - 1945 The Story of Jimmy Gralton, Effernagh, Gowel, Co. Leitrim by Des Guckian. Begins ' I have to confess I had not heard of Jimmy Gralton until Packie Gralton and Des Guckian came to see me a short time ago.'

Date:1986 Extent:2 pp

P71/1067
See Also

P71/919-924

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an address given on the occasion of the launch of The Face of Time: Photographs of County Leitrim by Liam Kelly. Begins 'I have to declare immediate interest in that Liam Kelly and myself are what's called in Leitrim 'Far Out Relations', but neither of us have looked into it too closely, since we subscribe to Ambrose Bierce's dictionary definition of "Genealogy".

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1068
See Also

P71/1192

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an address given on the occasion of the 68th Biological Society Inaugural Meeting held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on 21st November 1998, begins 'On Market day in Mohill I often had a drink in Luke Earley's Bar with pleasant people I knew casually.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:1998

P71/1069 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an address given on the occasion of the 68th Biological Society Inaugural Meeting held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on 21st November 1998, begins 'On Market day in Mohill I often had a drink in Luke Earley's Bar with pleasant people I knew casually.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:1998 Extent:5 pp

P71/1070 Scope and Content:

Dinner menu for the 68th Biological Society Inaugural Meeting held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, also three copies of the agenda for the meeting.

Date:1998 Extent:4 items

P71/1071 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an address given to Equity (The Irish Actors Union) on the occasion of the organisation's 50th anniversary beginning 'I have to admit at once that such big words as Artist and Status and phrases like Our Role in the Life of the Nation fill me with nothing but unease.'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1072 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an address given to Equity (The Irish Actors Union) on the occasion of the organisation 50th anniversary beginning 'I have to admit at once that such big words as Artist and Status and phrases like Our Role in the Life of the Nation fill me with nothing but unease.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1073 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an address given to Equity (The Irish Actors Union) on the occasion of the organisation 50th anniversary beginning 'I have been asked to speak on the word and its relationship to the performing arts, but words have a habit of taking us to places we had not planned to go.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1074 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an address given about Seamus Heaney beginning ' I suppose that the most useful thing I can say about Seamus Heaney is that he is a poet, and I hold to the undemocratic idea that few people who practice verse are poets;' contains reference to Colgate University, 'Speaking here at Colgate a little over a week ago....'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1075 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an address relating to a short story completion beginning 'What impressed me most was the high level of technical competence, the accuracy and care of much of the writing shown in these stories, and what I missed the most, with a few exceptions, was the spirit of adventurousness, a willingness to take risks.' Includes a list of stories and individual comments; John McGahern was apparently a judge in the completion. Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1076 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an address beginning 'I grew up between great houses, a greater and a lesser, Rockingham and Woodbrook.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1077 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an address beginning 'It is a pleasure as well as an honour to open this summer theatre season in Sligo, because of my own affection for Sligo and the ocean and countryside about it,'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1078 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a non-fiction piece beginning 'It has also interested me that the Church through the ages has quite taken a poor view of the theatre, and from her position quite rightly to.' Probably written for an address.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1079 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the opening few lines of an address, 'I have to confess I would much prefer to be down there looking up than where I am but Michael Kane is charming and very persuasive and has a peaked cap.' Sticker with handwritten inscription on the page reads 'Leitrim'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1080 Scope and Content:

Typescript and handwritten fragments of a public address given a Listowel.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

4.5 Memoir

See Also P71/1200-1204 , 1381-1396
Publication Note:

Volume of Autobiography published in 2005 by Faber and Faber, published in the United States under the title All Will Be Well by Knopf. Extract published under the title 'The Lanes' in Granta Magazine, 88, Winter 2004.

Date:c. 2003-2005 Extent:87 items

4.5.1 Drafts

See Also P71/435 , 1199 , 1309 , 1310 , 1484

P71/1081 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir , first two pages are a heavily amended typescript copy of part of the BBC radio piece on Leitrim. Begins 'They say in other counties that when the crow flies over Leitrim he takes his lunch along.' paginated 1-2,4 2-22

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/1082 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of Memoir which originally formed part of P71/1081.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/1083 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning '...and descriptions were vague. This was almost certainly because all of us expected and hoped to spend time there, the saints alone went straight to God in heaven.' Paginated pp 23-64. Cover contains inscription reading '2 part of Book1'.

Date:n.d. Extent:41 pp

P71/1084 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of Memoir which originally formed part of P71/1769.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/1085 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'The village of Cootehall was scattered randomly about a big triangular field, Henry's field.' Paginated pp 1-65, attach 'postit' reads 'book two'.

Date:n.d. Extent:65 pp

P71/1086 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of Memoir which originally formed part of P71/1085.

Date:n.d. Extent:40 pp

P71/1087 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'The family my father's suspicions and ire had turned on were intelligent, hardworking, kind, humorous, and disciplined.' Paginated pp 1-33, cover bears inscription reading '3'.

Date:n.d. Extent:33 pp

P71/1088 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of Memoir which originally formed part of P71/1087.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1089 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'The engagement was to last years.' Paginated pp 34-65, inscription on cover reads '4'.

Date:n.d. Extent:31 pp

P71/1090 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'We are sexual from the moment we are born until we die, it grows as the body grows and fails with that body....' Paginated pp 1-26, inscription on cover reads '5A'. RESTRICTED

Date:n.d. Extent:26 pp

P71/1091 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Small bar was open and as it emptied and the most constant sound was foot steps going past on the street outside.' Paginated pp 27-63, cover bears inscription reading '5B'. RESTRICTED

Date:n.d. Extent:36 pp

P71/1092 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of Memoir which originally formed part of P71/1090 and P71/1091. RESTRICTED

Date:n.d. Extent:36 pp

P71/1093 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning '...the family...' Inscription on cover reads '6', paginated pp 64-104. RESTRICTED

Date:n.d. Extent:40 pp

P71/1094 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of Memoir taken from P71/1093. RESTRICTED

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/1095 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'She had to contend as well with his suspicion that her easygoing nature and generosity was allowing her relatives to prey on her, that she was giving them money.' Inscription on cover reads '7, seven', paginated pp 105-173.

Date:n.d. Extent:68 pp

P71/1096 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Sometimes I helped her with roses and the flowerbeds but more often it was the girls who were with her there.' Cover bears inscription reading '8' paginated pp 173-232.

Date:n.d. Extent:60 pp

P71/1097 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Cut sticks about the hedges and went to town with the fennel and...???' Inscription on cover reads '9, book 9', paginated pp 233-287.

Date:n.d. Extent:55 pp

P71/1098 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'I used some of these last scenes and images in "The Leavetaking" a novel I need to write, and about which I've had misgivings almost ever since.' Paginated pp 1-52, first page includes inscription reading 'book 10'. First page bears inscription 'Book 10'.

Date:n.d. Extent:52 pp

P71/1099 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part Memoir beginning 'I could only attend her funeral by taking the clock out with the laurels.' Paginated pp1-48, 54-117. Inscription on over reads 'Book 11', open pages inserted from a different pad.

Date:n.d. Extent:111 pp

P71/1100 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Some years after my father's death I was selling sheep from the sniperun at the mart in Elphin.' Paginated pp 1-13, first page bears an inscription which reads 'Book 12'.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/1101 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-39. First page bears title 'First Draft of Memoir'.

Date:n.d. Extent:39 pp

P71/1102 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Bettymore had two classrooms but no porch and was on the very side of the road. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 40-70.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/1103 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Even without my father's strange personality, the barracks itself was a strange institution, like much of the country at the time.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 71-101.

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/1104 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...suggested, was as much prayer as the mouthing of words by rote and empty observances without meaning.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 102-136.

Date:n.d. Extent:34 pp

P71/1105 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Maggie had to go outside, and Pat climbed the short stairs to look at the bedrooms.' Contains handwritten amendments, inscription on first page reads 'Long Cut,p 148-170', paginated pp 137-190. RESTRICTED.

Date:n.d. Extent:33 pp

P71/1106 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning ' "It's better than...' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 171-206. RESTRICTED

Date:n.d. Extent:41 pp

P71/1107 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'For most of the next two years on that thirty acre farm of furze and whitethorn hedges and hill and meadow, we were mostly in paradise.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 207-232.

Date:n.d Extent:25 pp

P71/1108 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...come and stay with Bridgie while she was away.' Inscription on first page reads 'Ends Book Seven', contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 233-251.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/1109 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Sometimes I helped her with the roses and the flowerbeds, but more often it was the girls who were with her there.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 252-285. Title on first page reads 'Book Eight - page 173 (252 1st revision mss).

Date:n.d. Extent:33 pp

P71/1110 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...was talk of setting traps, but the rats sucked the from the shells, and we had no shells[to?].' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 286-320.

Date:n.d. Extent:34 pp

P71/1111
See Also

P71/828

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...prominence. 'This past is with God. We have now to take up and carry our own crosses as well as we are able.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 321-355. Two additional copies paginated pp 322-355, 323-355 respectivly, neither contain any handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:33 pp (3 copies)

P71/1112 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Old Willie, in their big stone house, which was surrounded by handsome stone outhouses.' Paginated pp 355-394.

Date:n.d. Extent:39 pp

P71/1113 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Willie had not gone upstairs since his wife's death, nor had he washed, and he slept in royal untidiness in what had once been the dinning room, directly across the stone hallway from the library....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 107-140, pagination amended by hand to 356-389.

Date:n.d. Extent:33 pp

P71/1114 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Memoir beginning '...sweets he bought. I was almost physically sick with grief and envy as we cycled past.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 141-169, re-paginated by hand pp 390-418.

Date:n.d. Extent:28 pp

P71/1115 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Some years after my father's death, I was selling sheep from the shxxxxxx at the mart in Elphin.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 419-426, first page bears title 'Book Twelve'.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1116 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-313, 1-27, 2-10. Reverse side contains typescript fragments of the same work, also e-mail from Zoe Reid. Opening page contains title 'Second Draft of Memoir'

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 500

P71/1117 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Some years after my father's death, I was selling sheep from the snipe farm in behind the Ivy Leaf at the mart in Elphin.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-7. Title on first page reads 'Book Twelve-Second Revision-Ready for Third Revision' Reverse side contains part of a typescript draft of the same work beginning '...the patrols they cycled out on were spent working in their gardens or conacre or on their plots on Gloria Bog.' Paginated pp 99-106.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/1118 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 2-414, 83-99 removed, note describes them as repeated.

Date:n.d. Extent:413 pp

P71/1119 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'I was delighted with the whippet, and he went with me everywhere in the evenings.' Paginated pp 229-260, inscription on first page reads 'Duplication', each page is crossed out, may have originally formed part of P71/1118.

Date:n.d. Extent:31 pp

P71/1120 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'I drove from Dublin in a rented car with Margaret and Monica to Maggie's funeral.' Paginated pp 343-355, pagination amended by hand to pp 285-297. Inscription on first page reads 'Duplicate in "Master"'. May have originally formed part of P71/1118.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/1121 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...and went to Dublin to visit her in St. Luke's. I saw her most days, and went into the hospital late that evening I found her distraught.' Paginated pp 365-378. May have originally formed part of P71/1118.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/1122 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...health for forty years,' she wrote to my father, 'and now that He has taken that health away, it was for some inscrutable reason of His own to test my faith.' Paginated pp 86-106, contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/1123 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Bears typescript heading 'Fourth-Final-5th Rev.' followed by inscription which reads 'Sixth', contains handwritten amendments paginated pp 1-241, closing section missing. In need of conservation.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 250 pp

P71/1124 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Contains handwritten amendments, pagination irregular in places, missing closing section.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 300 pp

P71/1125 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '... into the 1960s. It was the forerunner of the Cloudlands and the Roselands and all the other lands, and he called it appropriately, the Ivy Leaf.' Paginated pp 4-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/1126 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...as a step down from the world of civil servants, teachers, doctors, nurses, policemen, tillage inspectors to which he belonged.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 3-24.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/1127 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...they had none of the big strawberries to show.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 388-393, bears handwritten title 'Katie'.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1128 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning ' "The pull of life was too great," I said seriously.' Paginated pp 400-410.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/1129 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'In the evenings after wheeling barrows of sods from Lagan's slane or my father's out in the spread....' Paginated pp 1-40.

Date:n.d. Extent:40 pp

P71/1130 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'In the evenings, after wheeling barrows of sods from Langdon's slane out on the spread, or faced with the black banks of turf that had to be scattered, footed, wind-rowed, clamped and dragged out in small loads....'

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/1131 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning 'In the evenings, after wheeling barrows of sods from Langdon's slane out on the spread, or faced with the black banks of turf that had to be scattered, footed, wind-rowed, clamped and dragged out in small loads....' Identical to P71/1030.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/1132 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'About this same time, whether he felt there wasn't sufficient drama in his life or that he was determined not be outdone by Miss McCabe he decided that he was dying.' Paginated pp1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:11 pp

P71/1133 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'The years that followed were slow and full and sometimes difficult.' Includes typescript insertions, cover bears handwritten inscriptions 'Following pages "Insert 285 (1) '

Date:n.d. Extent:27 pp

P71/1134 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'No sooner had he been rebuffed on one front but he was conducting war on another.' Cover bears an inscription reading '[END MSS] following "INSERT 285" 2 ', paginated pp1-26.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 40 pp

P71/1135 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'My life in the Dublin of the time would not have been much different to the lives of many young men.' Cover contains inscription '[END MSS] 3', paginated pp1-62.

Date:n.d. Extent:65 pp

P71/1136 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'This is the story of my upbringing, the people who brought me up, my parents and those around them, in a different time and landscape.' pp1-8, 10-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/1137 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning '...recourse which my mother turned when ever he tried to force beyond the human limits she was not willing to go.' Paginated pp 2-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1138 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of Memoir.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 50 pp

P71/1139 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-567. Reverse side of many of the pages contains typescript fragments of the same work.

Date:n.d. Extent:700 pp

P71/1140 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...are still in use. In places, the hedges that grow on the high banks along the lanes are so wild that the trees join and tangle above them to form a roof....' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 3-6, 11-20, identical to the same section in P71/1139.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/1141 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning "'Shawneen boy!'" paginated pp 196-212, identical to the same section of P71/1139.

Date:n.d. Extent:16 pp

P71/1142 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-550.

Date:n.d. Extent:550 pp

P71/1143 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...knitted heavy socks as presents. Pat met the train in Ballinamore.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 202-212, identical to the same section in P71/1142.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/1144 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning ' "I wonder sometimes if there's all that much to it,' Katie said.' paginated pp 546-550.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1145 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Contains handwritten amendments, first page bears inscription 'January Memoir 3', paginated pp1-274.

Date:January [2005] Extent:274 pp

P71/1146 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of Memoir.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 120 pp

4.5.2 Related Material

P71/1147 Scope and Content:

Word document draft of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep'. Text appears to be identical to P71/1145. Stored on a CD-ROM.

Date:14 January 2005 Extent:186 pp

P71/1148 Scope and Content:

List of possible amendments to Memoir , each item contains a page reference and a quote from the text, for example '39 All the roads were darkroads'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/1149 Scope and Content:

Handwritten list of possible revisions to Memoir, each entry consists of a page reference and a quote, for example '120 quiet, patient way'.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1150 Scope and Content:

Typescript list of corrections relating to P71/1149. Most relate to spelling and punctuation, for example 'p. 267 not t in Siochána'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1151 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a part of a an ordinance survey map of south Leitrim and parts of north Roscommon Cootehall, Ballinamore, Garadice and Corraleehan are highlighted on the map, inscription on edge of map reads 'Dromod 5 miles'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/1152 Scope and Content:

Colour print out map of Leitrim and surrounding counties published in Granta magazine number 88, winter 2004 with an extract of Memoir published under the title 'The Lanes'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/1153 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the acknowledgements at the start of Memoir beginning 'I want to thank my editors, Sonny Mehta....' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1154 Scope and Content:

E-mail from Archana Rao, Rights Assistant, Faber and Faber addressed to John McGahern. The e-mail explains that The Guardian have agreed to publish and extract from Memoir. The e-mail includes a transcript of the extract. Small number of handwritten amendments to the extract by John McGahern.

Date:16 August 2005 Extent:6 pp

P71/1155 Scope and Content:

Copy of the review section of The Guardian containing an extract of Memoir published under the title 'The Promise'; begins The Fields between the lakes are small, separated by thick hedges of whitethorn, ash, blackthorn, alder, sally, rowan, wild cherry, green oak, sycamore....' This extract is the opening section of the novel which has been edited. Also photocopy of the extract.

Date:27 August 2005 Extent:2 items

P71/1156 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of an edited extract from Memoir which appeared in The Guardian under the title 'Tales Out of School'; begins 'I was working as a teacher in Dublin in 1963 when my first novel, "The Barracks" was published and widely praised.'

Date:3 September 2005 Extent:1 page

P71/1157 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Radio 4 'Book of the Week' adaptation of Memoir beginning 'The soil in Leitrim is poor, in places no more than an inch deep.' Typescript is abridged from the published book, handwritten amendments abridge the text further. Paginated pp1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1158 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of part 3 of the Radio 4 'Book of the Week' adaptation of Memoir.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1159 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Radio 4 'Book of the Week' adaptation of Memoir beginning 'My father must have heard from Maggie or Pat that the end was close.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/1160 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of the Radio 4 'Book of the Week' adaptation of Memoir beginning ' Guard Cannon came back to say that Packie McCabe would be outside any minute.' Inscription on first page reads 'Radio Four V', contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 250-285.

Date:n.d. Extent:35 pp

P71/1161 Scope and Content:

Audio C.D. of the Radio 4 'Book of the Week' recording of John McGahern reading an abridged version of Memoir .

Date:n.d. Extent:3 copies

P71/1162 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of the RTE radio adaptation of Memoir beginning 'All this time, my father was still courting me, and I was charmed and delighted by his favour.' Typescript heading reads 'RTE August 2' . Contains handwritten abridgements and amendments. Paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1163 Scope and Content:

Handwritten piece, possibly a draft of a letter about attitudes to alcoholism in reference to Francie McGarry and his portrayal in Memoir.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1164 Scope and Content:

Dummy cover for the United States version of Memoir published by Knoff under the title 'All Will Be Well', this cover features a colour photograph of the Irish countryside.

Date:2005 Extent:1 item

P71/1165 Scope and Content:

Dummy cover for the United States version of Memoir published by Knoff under the title 'All Will Be Well', this cover features a photograph of a boy with a donkey cart walk past stone walls, a white thatched cottage is visible in the background. Almost certainly not a photograph of John McGahern.

Date:2005 Extent:1 item

P71/1166 Scope and Content:

Dummy cover for the United States version of Memoir , published by Knoff under the title 'All Will Be Well', this cover features a photograph of John McGahern aged five or six and three of his sisters.

Date:2005 Extent:1 item

P71/1167 Scope and Content:

Dummy cover for the United States version of Memoir published by Knoff under the title 'All Will Be Well', this cover features a photograph of John McGahern aged five or six and three of his sisters. Layout is however different from P71/1166.

Date:2005 Extent:1 item

5 Translation
Date:n.d. Extent:3 items

P71/1168
See Also P71/1379-1380
Scope and Content:

Photocopied pages from The Manila Rope by Veijo Meri, translated by John McGahern and Annikki Laaksi.

Date:1967? Extent:2 pp

P71/1169 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a translation of part of An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain beginning 'Well, that much was done but the dead do not keep the living'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1170
See Also

P71/602, P71/820-823

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a translation of part of An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain. The translation was published under the title 'Springtime comes to the turf bog' in The Irish Times on 2nd November 1991.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

6 Non-Literary Material
Date:c. 1962-2003 Extent:104 items

6.1 Correspondence

6.1.1 General

See Also P71/121 , 599 , 828 , 1116 , 1397-1400

P71/1171
See Also

P71/298-309

Scope and Content:

Letter from William Maxwell fiction editor of The New Yorker Magazine addressed to Elizabeth (Cullinane); in the letter Maxwell writes that 'The John McGahern story [Strandhill, The Sea] went through' and that 'whoever handles him will be writing him to tell that it is accepted'; he goes on to state that 'if you see any more [manuscripts] of this calibre floating around Dublin, start them on their way to me.' The story was published as 'Summer At Strandhill' in The New Yorker on 21 September 1963.

Date:(1963) Extent:2 pp

P71/1172 Scope and Content:

Letter from Irish writer Bryan McMahon addressed to John McGahern, McMahon was spending a few months teaching a the University of Iowa, Iowa City, writes that if McGahern wished to apply for a place at the 'The International Seminar at Harvard University' he would give him a strong recommendation. McMahon writes 'As I say I can't guarantee selection. But it will give you a good chance. Put in about the big prize you won - it was on the radio as I was leaving - Maith an Fear!'.

Date:1964 Extent:2 pp

P71/1173 Scope and Content:

Personal letter addressed to 'John' signed Ann (Anna?). RESTRICTED

Date:15 March 1964 Extent:1 page

P71/1174
See Also

P71/397-400

Scope and Content:

Letter to John McGahern signed Tom[Jordan] with an address at '56 Ennafort Park'; Jordan recounts his experience of being defrocked, he writes ' 'Twas this week 1945 I was "Defrocked." vows were annual to the age of 25 and then final vows once and for all the following Xmas morning. I had a row with my boss the previous year , had been transferred to New Ross under an Old Campaigner but (not as the authorities at G.H.Q. had hoped') I got on very well with him.' This account is reflected in the short story The Recruiting Officer.

Date:3 December 1968 Extent:2 pp

P71/1175
See Also

P71/351-355

Scope and Content:

Letter to John McGahern signed Tom [Jordan] with an address at '56 Ennafort Park'; the letter relates mainly to the short story Korea , Jordan writes 'Could I make a few suggestions from the reader's point of view without interfering where I have no business. I found the name confusing. I thought the execution was in Korea and had difficulty later in putting it in its right setting... and the oftener I read it the better I liked it.' He also asks 'Did R.T.E. approach you for "Writer In Profile?" I like Niall Sheridan's attitude towards the writer.'

Date:8 December 1968 Extent:2 pp

P71/1176
See Also

P71/30-63

Scope and Content:

Letter address to John McGahern signed J A McP (James Alan McPherson?). The writer describes his marriage in a Unitarian church to Stina; also mentions a recent review of The Dark he read in 'Der Spiegel'; he writes 'The photo of the author that accompanies the review somehow makes him look like a Bavarian peasant asking directions from a traffic cop in the middle of Homburg.' Letter written on paper with an 'Atlantic Monthly Press' heading.

Date:5 September 1969 Extent:1 page

P71/1177 Scope and Content:

Draft of a letter sent to an American third level institution (Colgate?) from John McGahern, the letter concerns a reading list that McGahern proposed for his student for an upcoming teaching spell; he writes 'I enclose this additional list I would like them, subject to your approval, to be available to the students either through the bookshop or Library.' Additional list is attached.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1178
See Also

P71/64-117

Scope and Content:

Fragment of a letter signed 'Emmet' and presumably addressed to John McGahern. Relates to the purchase of property, Emmet writes 'The Land offers a wide variety of exciting prospects for a house location....' He goes on to say and I think it would be a shame not to take advantage...the final decision rests with Madeline and yourself.' The writer also makes reference to 'your farm'. Reverse side contains a handwritten fragment of The Leavetaking.

Date:n.d Extent:2 pp

P71/1179
See Also

P71/498-504

Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from the Fiction Department of The New Yorker stating that they are returning 'the manuscript of ..."High Ground", which appeared in our issue of March 22, 1982.'

Date:5 August 1985 Extent:1 page

P71/1180
See Also

P71/757-769

Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from Alannah Hensler of the Copyright Department of B.B.C. at Broadcasting House, London; the letter relates to the fee for The Rockingham Shoot , Hensler writes 'I am sure you know [we] frequently cannot match [the fees] of our opposition (or apparently The New Yorker !).'

Date:25 February 1986 Extent:1 page

P71/1181
See Also

P71/757-769

Scope and Content:

Copy of a fax from Graeme McDonald then controller of B.B.C. Two addressed to H.P.N.I. (A department of BBC Northern Ireland.) congratulating those concerned on the 'Next' screenplay trilogy of which The Rockingham Shoot was a part. McDonald writes 'The series made BBC Two stand out in a week in which attention is normally reserved for new work on the two 'major' channels.'

Date:11 September 1987 Extent:1 page

P71/1182
See Also

P71/757-769

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter (to B.B.C. Northern Ireland?) from Meta Mayne Reid the writer of children's books offering congratulations on the 'Next' screenplay trilogy which included TheRockingham Shoot ; she writes 'And what a facer for McGahern's fanatic teacher, to find that his pupils all wanted hard cash, and illusion, more than the politics he had tried to drum into them.'

Date:12 September 1987 Extent:2 pp

P71/1183
See Also

P71/703-742

Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from Brian Friel acting his capacity as a director of The Field Day Theatre Company relating to the production of The Power of Darkness ; Friel explains that despite a positive response to the play from Tom Paulin amongst others 'there is absolutely no possibility of Field Day doing any play with 13+ characters. The touring costs alone would absorb all our grants for five years...I'm sure you understand all this. And thank you for considering us.'

Date:20 April 1988 Extent:1 page

P71/1184
See Also

P71/703-742

Scope and Content:

First page of a letter addressed to John McGahern, from (Tom Kilroy?), 'Kilmaine'; the letter relates to the staging of The Power of Darkness , the sender writes 'The real theatrical problem, it seems to me, is how to set up this material and how to end it for the kind of theatre which we have today.' The writer also asks 'does this material need "translation" for a contemporary audience? You know this world has a palpable existence. I know it does. But what from should it be presented in?'.

Date:24 August 1988 Extent:1 page

P71/1185
See Also

P71/182

Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from Phyllis McFarlane Production Assistant for Radio Drama at B.B.C. Northern Ireland. Letter accompanying the script for the radio version of Amongst Women (P71/181) for 'Book at Bedtime' ; also a recoding schedule for the programme.

Date:30 April 1990 Extent:2 pp

P71/1186
See Also

P71/925-935

Scope and Content:

Copy of letter to John McGahern from Faber and Faber relating to the publication of John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 edited by Joseph Hone, abridged and with an introduction by John McGahern, letter is simply signed 'John'. In the letter the writer from Faber and Faber address the issue of copyright, suggesting that the Yeats Estate own the rights for 70 years from the original publication in 1944, the writer also suggests that reference should be made in the publishers note to William Michael Murphy 1978 biography ' Prodigal Father: Life of John Butler Yeats, 1839-1922' , on the basis that Murphy disputes some of Hone's transcripts of some of John Butler Yeats' letters. Enclosed with the letter are the suggested title page and draft 'blurb'.

Date:30 April 1990 Extent:5 pp

P71/1187 Scope and Content:

Letter from Clodagh Corcoran co-ordinator of the Literature Festival being held in Dublin as part of the 'Dublin European City of Culture' inviting to John McGahern to participate in the festival by giving a reading at a seminar on the theme of exiles under the heading 'Enemies of the people' which could be interpreted 'in any way appropriate - literary, sexual, religious etc.'

Date:14 March 1991 Extent:1 page

P71/1188
See Also

P71/703-742

Scope and Content:

Copy of letter from John McGahern addressed to Brian (Friel?); the letter consists of an apology for a 'remark to Michael Cologan' relating to the decision of the Field Day theatre not to produce The Power of Darkness ; McGahern writes 'I never took the rejection of the play in any way personally. I knew the play wasn't political. I also know that plays by ageing novelists are, historically, a disaster zone.'

Date:2 June 1991 Extent:1 page

P71/1189 Scope and Content:

Letter in French addressed to John McGahern from Simone Gallimard of Mercure de France relating to the publication of The Power of Darkness in French; Gallimard writes 'Je vous confirme ce que je vous avais déjá dit lors de notre recontre au sujet de mon vif désir de publier au Mercure de france la version francaise de votre piéce dans la traduction d'Alain Delahaye.' (I would like to confirm what I already said to you with regard to my keen desire for Mercure de France to publish Alain Delahaye's French translation your play).

Date:16 July 1991 Extent:1 Page

P71/1190
See Also

P71/883-897

Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from Liam (Kelly?) enclosing the article from The New York Times , also refers to having 'survived the bingo and the Jackpot (£400) didn't go!"; reverse side includes two notes by John McGahern, one a reference to the changing security situation Northern Ireland, the other a reference to Leland Duncan, these may have been considered as possible additions to the article.

Date:17 January 1996 Extent:2 pp

P71/1191
See Also

P71/925-935

Scope and Content:

Fax addressed to John McGahern from his agent Bill Hamilton of A.M. Heath and Co Ltd., Heath recommends that McGahern should not '[get] into correspondence with clever dicks...' and if he does on this occasion he should 'ask them to show you the issue in which they think it appeared.', reverse side contains a paragraph from a handwritten draft of the introduction to ' John Butler Yeats Letters To His Son W.B. Yeats And Others 1869 - 1922 ' , beginning 'it can be seen how intentionally the character of the letters is linked to the failure of the man of genius.'

Date:5 November 1997 Extent:1 page

P71/1192
See Also

P71/1068-1070

Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from Louise Loughran Conference and Functions officer of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, advising him of the arrangements for the 'The 68th Biological Society Inaugural Meeting' Enclosed is a copy of the procedures for the evening.

Date:19 October 1998 Extent:3 pp

P71/1193
See Also

P71/1277

Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from Aideen Howard, Dramaturg of the National Theatres (Abbey and Peacock) inviting him to write a programme note for Tom Murphy's play The House ; Howard suggests that 'The note might relate to the Ireland of the time ( a reprise of [The] Irish Times feature?)'.

Date:14 February 2000 Extent:1 page

P71/1194 Scope and Content:

Copy of a fax sent by John McGahern to Aideen Howard, Dramaturg The National Theatres (Abbey and Peacock) politely declining the invitation to write the programme notes for Tom Murphy's play ' The House' ; McGahern writes 'because I am trying to finish the final draft of a novel, I regret that I cannot offer you an original note, but perhaps I could refine the Irish Times' feature to one thousand words, if you would want that.'

Date:17 February 2000 Extent:1 page

P71/1195
See Also

P71/186-288

Scope and Content:

Print out of email from John McGahern addressed to Vrinda Condillac of Randomhouse consisting of a rewrite of Random House's 'catalogue copy' for Amongst Women . Contains handwritten amendments and inscription in short hand; the reverse side contains a response to the email, however it is printed over an other print out is barely legible in places, Vrinda writes that 'we've cut the piece from 350 words to 205 which is the highest we can go...unfortunately there is no room for the Updike quote.'

Date:03 June 2001 Extent:4 pp

P71/1196 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from Nadine O'Regan Sunday Business Post journalist requesting a reference from John McGahern for a grant application; Ms. O'Regan writes 'I plan to make an application for financial assistance to the Dublin Corporation this month and an other to the Arts Council in May.'

Date:23 March 2002 Extent:1 page

P71/1197 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern from Greg Gatenby the Artistic Director of the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront inviting McGahern to attend and give a reading at the 23rd annual festival running from October 24th to November 2nd 2002; Gatenby writes that 'more than 4,000 authors - including a dozen Nobel laureates - from 100 countries have read at Harbourfront.'

Date:1 April 2002 Extent:2 pp

P71/1198
See Also

P71/288

Scope and Content:

Letter from Barbara, Lannan Foundation, 313 Read Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2628 addressed to John McGahern. Barbara writes that she enjoyed John's reading and hopes that he and Madeline 'enjoy the rest of your stay in New Mexico.' Also enclosed photo copy of a article about a public appearance John made in Santa Fe.

Date:2004 Extent:2 items

P71/1199
See Also

P71/1081-1146

Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McGahern, Foxfield, Co. Leitrim from Senator Joe O'Toole, Seanad Éireann, Leinster House, Dublin 2. A brief letter which reads in its entirety 'Please find encloses a copy of my recent book, "Looking Under Stones". Enjoy the read!' Reverse side contains a handwritten fragment of Memoir.

Date:24 October 2005 Extent:2 pp

6.1.2 Between John McGahern and Frank McGahern Snr.

See Also P71/1081-1167

P71/1200 Scope and Content:

Letter from Frank McGahern Sr., Grevisk addressed to Séan (John McGahern). Frank McGahern admonishes John for his failure to say a Rosary on a visit to his father and goes on to insist on John's 'filial co-operation so that [John] won't make other members of the family as unhappy as' himself. This letter appears in full on page 223 of the published version of Memoir.

Date:Trinity Sunday [1959] Extent:2 pp

P71/1201 Scope and Content:

Letter from Frank McGahern Sr., Grevisk addressed to Séan (John McGahern). In the letter Frank McGahern asks John with the help of his sisters Monica and Margaret to look into getting 'a house or flat for us in Dublin to which we can move without delay.' Frank McGahern goes on to complain about his status as an 'X-Sergeant' this letter appears in full on page 225 of Memoir.

Date:8 January 1960 Extent:2 pp

P71/1202 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Frank McGahern Sr., Grevisk addressed to Séan(John McGahern). Frank McGahern Snr., explains that his daughter Margaret has been diagnosed with T.B. He also writes of his son Frank Jnr. 'I had F. arm x-rayed. It showed up nothing. I knew that but it just left me poorer.' The letter appears on page 232 of the published version of Memoir.

Date:1960? Extent:2 pp

P71/1203 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Frank McGahern Sr., Grevisk addressed to Séan(John McGahern). Frank McGahern Snr., writes that his son Frank Jnr. Was refusing to go to school. He writes 'I know a way with that gentlemen but at least I'd have your approval as I would not have the approval of any of the girls. The letter appears on page 234 of the published version of Memoir.

Date:1960? Extent:2 pp

P71/1204 Scope and Content:

Letter from Frank McGahern Sr. addressed to John McGahern. In the letter Frank McGahern describes how he had recently met his late wife Susan's maid Katie McManus who was now married with three children. Appears on page 268 of Memoir.

Date:c. 1964 Extent:1 page

6.2 Interviews
Date:1984-2002 Extent:13 items

P71/1205 Scope and Content:

Numbered comments by McGahern, almost certainly the responses to interview questions, the questions themselves however are not printed on the page. Inscription reads 'Interview?' , example of responses are 'It is a novella called "Oldfashioned, as much about changing societies as the people in them, and eight short stories.' McGahern also states in one reply 'I am fifty'.

Date:c. 1984 Extent:2 pp

P71/1206 Scope and Content:

Transcript of an interview with John McGahern conducted by Julia Carlson of Article 19 a U.K. based anti-censorship group. The interview is dived into sections with the following headings 'The Personal Experience of Censorship', 'The Irish Literary Community' and 'Ireland Today', inscription by John McGahern reads "[The interview] was never corrected though I would have been glad to do so." Published in Banned In Ireland: Censorship and The Irish Writer edited by Julia Carlson.

Date:n.d. Extent:18 pp

P71/1207 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of an interview given to Joe Joyce by John McGahern published in The Guardian.

Date:26 April 1990 Extent:1 item

P71/1208 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of an interview given to John Walsh by John McGahern published in The Sunday Times.

Date:29 April 1990 Extent:2 pp

P71/1209 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of an interview given to Joseph O'Neill by John McGahern published in The Guardian.

Date:6 May 1990 Extent:1 item

P71/1210 Scope and Content:

Transcript of an interview with John McGahern conducted by James Whyte author of History, Myth and Ritual in the Fiction of John McGahern Strategies of Transcendence. Contains handwritten corrections and amendments carried out by John McGahern.

Date:13 March 1992 Extent:16 pp

P71/1211 Scope and Content:

Fax of transcript of part of an interview recorded with Senator Tom Hayden for a book on about The Famine which according to an inscription John McGahern was invited to contribute, however he declined.

Date:23 January 1996 Extent:1 item

P71/1212 Scope and Content:

Copy of The Leitrim Guardian containing a version of an interview which appeared in in My Education, edited by John Quinn published by Town House in 1997, the interview were originally broadcast on RTE radio.

Date:1998 Extent:120 pages (3 copies)

P71/1213 Scope and Content:

Cutting from Trinity News (a student newspaper for Trinity College Dublin) of an interview given by John McGahern to Belinda McKeon.

Date:April 2000 Extent:1 item

P71/1214 Scope and Content:

Typewritten transcript of an interview of John McGahern by Mike Murphy, reference to Kilkenny beating Offaly in the All-Ireland hurling final on the day of the interview. Contains handwritten amendments carried out by John McGahern.

Date:10 September 2000 Extent:23 pp

P71/1215 Scope and Content:

Corrected transcript of an interview John McGahern gave to Eamon Maher author of John McGahern From The Local To the Universal, also print out of e-mail sent by Maher to McGahern with a few queries relating to the interview. Two copies. Reverse side of one contains typescript fragments of Memoir.

Date:22 August 2002 Extent:32 pp

P71/1216 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of an interview with John McGahern printed in The Irish Examiner. The interview was conducted by Aubrey Malone. Opening page missing.

Date:17 January 2004 Extent:3 pp

P71/1217 Scope and Content:

Printout of an e-mail containing the text of an interview John McGahern gave to Jane Brown which was published in The Guardian on 28 August 2005. The e-mail was sent to John McGahern by Rachel Alexander of Faber and Faber.

Date:30 August 2005 Extent:6 pp

6.3 Newspaper Clippings
Date:1964 - 2003 Extent:18 items

P71/1218 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping, headline Big Prize for Teacher; refers to the awarding of the Macauley Fellowship in Prose Fiction to McGahern.

Date:1964 Extent:1 item

P71/1219 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a article entitled 'Irish Censorship The Case of John McGahern.' The article by Bruce Cook appeared in Catholic World number 206, pp 176-69.

Date:1967 Extent:4 pp

P71/1220 Scope and Content:

Clippings and photocopies of various newspaper and magazine articles and features relating to John McGahern, several articles from French publications.

Date:1971-2003 Extent:17 items

P71/1221 Scope and Content:

Press clippings of reviews of Getting Through, includes review from Encounter , The Irish Times and The Washington Post .

Date:30 May 1978 - 31 August 1988 Extent:21 items

P71/1222
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P71/118-158

Scope and Content:

Photocopies of newspaper clippings of reviews of The Pornographer , includes reviews from the Los Angeles Times and The New Republic. Also Italian reviews of The Pornographer of the Italian translation of the novel published in 1994, also short note from John McGahern's Italian publishers who sent him the clippings.

Date:2 December 1979 - 4 July 1994 Extent:c. 60 items

P71/1223 Scope and Content:

Press clippings of reviews of High Ground.

Date:15 October 1985 - 8 February 1987 Extent:3 items

P71/1224
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P71/757-769

Scope and Content:

Cuttings from The Radio Times , which include a feature on The Rockingham Shoot and the television listings for the night (10 September) which the programme was broadcast.

Date:September 1987 Extent:4 pp

P71/1225
See Also

P71/757-769

Scope and Content:

Photocopies of press reviews and related articles for The Rockingham Shoot , includes reviews from The Irish News , The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph.

Date:1987 Extent:44 pp

P71/1226 Scope and Content:

Copy of Art Matters the newsletter of The Arts Council, no direct reference to John McGahern or his work, main feature an article entitled 'The Artist and the Public'.

Date:October 1987 Extent:4 pp

P71/1227 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping with the headline 'Festival Award for Novelist' referring to the award of The Galway Arts Festival Award valued at £2,000.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/1228
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P71/159-184

Scope and Content:

Press clippings of reviews of Amongst Women , includes reviews from The Times Literary Supplement , The Irish Times and The New Statesman and Society. Clippings compiled by Durrant's, 103 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8QT.

Date:20 April 1990 - 14 June 1991 Extent:31 items

P71/1229
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P71/703-742

Scope and Content:

Photocopies of articles and letters to the editor relating to The Power of Darkness . All the letters come from The Irish Times.

Date:16 September 1991- 4 November 1991 Extent:6 items

P71/1230
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P71/690-691

Scope and Content:

Clippings and photocopies of reviews of The Collected Stories , including reviews from The Irish Times and The New York Times.

Date:17 October 1992-17 October 1998 Extent:15 pp

P71/1231 Scope and Content:

German reviews and articles on John McGahern's work.

Date:1993-1997 Extent:c. 60 items

P71/1232
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P71/186-288

Scope and Content:

Print out of a review by Angelo Rinaldi of the French edition That They May Face The Rising Sun taken from the Le Figaro website, also print out of an English translation of the review. The reverse side of which contains a transcript of part of an interview with Mike (Murphy?).

Date:21 September 2003 Extent:12 pp

P71/1233
See Also

P71/186-288

Scope and Content:

Printouts and clippings of French reviews of That They May Face The Rising Sun , includes reviews from Le Monde, Le Figaro and Liberation.

Date:September 2003 Extent:4 items

P71/1234
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P71/186-288

Scope and Content:

Reviews of That They May Face The Rising Sun including reviews from The Irish Times and Irish Independent.

Date:September 2002-September 2005 Extent:19 items

P71/1235
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P71/1081-1167

Scope and Content:

Newspaper clippings of reviews of Memoir; including reviews from The Irish Times and The Guardian.

Date:September-October 2005 Extent:16 items

6.4 Invitations
Date:1987-2001 Extent:4 items

P71/1236 Scope and Content:

Invitation to the launch of Walking Along the Border by Colm Tóibín at Buswell's Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.

Date:1987 Extent:1 page

P71/1237 Scope and Content:

Notice from University of Dublin, Trinity College announcing a meeting of the Senate of the University at which Honorary Degrees would be conferred on a number of people including John McGahern; McGahern was to receive a Doctor in Letters (Litt D.).

Date:12 July 1991 Extent:1 item

P71/1238 Scope and Content:

Press release issued by GPA announcing the short list the GPA Book Award for 1992. John McGahern was one of the short listed for Amongst Women . The short listed authors were invited as guests on the Late Late Show on 11 December 1992.

Date:1992 Extent:1 page

P71/1239 Scope and Content:

Invitation to a reception to celebrate the opening of 'The Irish Seminar 2001' hosted by the University of Nortre Dame at Newman House, 85 St. Stephen's Green. The opening lecture 'May they all climb trees: change in our time' was to be given by John McGahern.

Date:3 July 2001 Extent:1 page

6.5 Financial documents
Date:c. 1962-1988 Extent:7 items

P71/1240 Scope and Content:

Receipt from 'Browne and Nolan Ltd.' of 41 and 42 Nassau Street, Dublin for the sum of £3 9d received 'S MacEachain' (John McGahern).

Date:26 January 1962 Extent:1 item

P71/1241 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of An Agreement.

Parties: Quartet Books Limited, 27 Goodge Street, London W1P 1FD and Faber and Faber Ltd., 3 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AU.

Licence: To publish for eight years from the date of first publication the paperback edition of 'Getting Through' by John McGahern.

Royalties £800 on sales up to 7,500 copies, 8% there after.

Date:21 March 1978 Extent:6 pp

P71/1242
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P71/493-497

Scope and Content:

Check from The New Yorker made out to John McGahern for the sum of $2,915 for the publication of his short story 'Gold Watch'.

Date:c. 1980 Extent:1 item

P71/1243
See Also

P71/757-769

Scope and Content:

Agreement relating to the commissioning of specially written plays for television for the The Rockingham Shoot 'In consideration of payments by the BBC to the Writer or his agent of a fee (initial fee) of £3,500' ; agreement consists of a standard form and conditions relate to areas such as repeats , overseas transmissions, rewrites and options for publication rights.

Date:10 February 1986 Extent:3 pp

P71/1244
See Also

P71/757-769

Scope and Content:

Payslip from The B.B.C. for the payment of the first half of the fee for ' The Rockingham Shoot' .

Date:7 March 1986 Extent:1 item

P71/1245 Scope and Content:

Rough calculations of John McGahern income in the years 1986, 1987, 1988 from various sources including reviews, film and television work, royalties and awards.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1246
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P71/159-185

Scope and Content:

Addendum Made on Memorandum of Agreement

Parties: John McGahern, c/o William Blake, 6 Church Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland who shall be called 'the Author' and Faber and Faber Limited, 3 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AU who shall be called 'The Publishers'.

The Work: Recording of Amongst Women .

Royalties and Fees: 15% of the net amounts received by the Publishers for cassettes and 20% for compact disks.

Date:29 May 1997 Extent:3 pp

6.6 Passports and Identification Documents.

6.6.1 Passports

P71/1247 Scope and Content:

Irish Passport issued to John McGahern, valid from 6 August 1968 - 6 August 1978 , includes stamps from the United States, France, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Date:6 August 1968 - 6 August 1978 Extent:32 pp

P71/1248 Scope and Content:

Irish Passport issued to John McGahern, valid from 2 August 1978 - 2 August 1988, includes stamps from the United States, Australia and Canada.

Date:2 August 1978 - 2 August 1988 Extent:32 pp

P71/1249 Scope and Content:

Irish Passport issued to John McGahern, valid from 15 August 1988 - 15 August 1998, includes visa for the United States.

Date:15 August 1988 - 15 August 1998 Extent:32 pp

P71/1250 Scope and Content:

Irish Passport issued to John McGahern, valid from 3 February 1994 - 3 February 1995, includes stamp from the United States.

Date:3 February 1994 - 3 February 1995 Extent:32 pp

P71/1251 Scope and Content:

Irish Passport issued to John McGahern, valid from 14 March 1995 - 3 February 2004. Includes three visas for the United States, stamps from Egypt and Poland.

Date:14 March 1995 - 3 February 2004 Extent:32 pp

P71/1252 Scope and Content:

Irish Passport issued to John McGahern, a ten year passport valid from 1 December 2003, includes stamps from the United States and Japan.

Date:1 December 2003 - 2005 Extent:32 pp

6.6.2 Others

P71/1253 Scope and Content:

National insurance card for use in Great Britain and Northern Ireland issued to John McGahern at an address at St. Ann's Hostel, Underwood Rd. E. 1.

Date:7 June 1954 Extent:4 pp

P71/1254 Scope and Content:

Driving license for John McGahern, valid from 19 October 1982 until 3 October 1991.

Date:19 October 1982-3 October 1991 Extent:3 pp

P71/1255 Scope and Content:

Identity card with photograph issued to John McGahern by Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. McGahern's title is given as 'Visiting Prof. English'.

Date:1996 Extent:1 item

P71/1256 Scope and Content:

Membership card for John McGahern, not clear what organisation it is for, card is bi-lingual (In Irish and English) May be for Aosdana.

Date:c.2000 Extent:1 item

P71/1257 Scope and Content:

Identity card with photograph issued to John McGahern by Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

Date:2001 Extent:1 item

P71/1258 Scope and Content:

Driving license for John McGahern, issued on 12 November 1934.

Date:11 September 2001 Extent:3 pp

6.7 Other
Date:n.d. Extent:16 items

P71/1259
See Also

P71/770-782

Scope and Content:

Curriculum Vitae of Charles Nemes film director. In French. Probably related to The Pornographer film project.

Date:c. 1984 Extent:3 pp

P71/1260 Scope and Content:

Handwritten page with the title 'In Memory of Donald Gordon' and a quote beginning 'For [W.B.] Yeats, nature and experience were a Book of Images....' Taken from 'Images of a Poet: My Permanent or Impermanent Images' by Ian Fletcher and D.J.Gordon. D.J. (Donald) Gordon (1915-1977) was Professor English at The University of Reading.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1261 Scope and Content:

Envelope with notes written on it, notes appear to relate to places of interest on an overseas trip, refers to 'The Yiddish Theatre', 'Grand Palais' and 'The Bells of Basel'.

Date:c. 1965? Extent:1 item

P71/1262 Scope and Content:

Empty envelope with pieces of verse written on it, probably not in John McGahern's hand . Original address on the envelope reads 'Ian Hamilton...by hand'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/1263 Scope and Content:

Envelope with John 3:16 written on it ('God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not....' )Envelope comes from the Hotel Reisen, Skeppsbron 12-14, Stockholm.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

P71/1264 Scope and Content:

1995 pocket diary, most pages missing, only one week in January remains. Lists appointments in France, includes two addresses, including that of Maurice Goldring. Diary has a literary theme, listing winners of various literary prizes.

Date:1995 Extent:26 pp

P71/1265 Scope and Content:

Copy of a dissertation on John McGahern's The Barracks entitled 'Inner Exile in John McGahern's "The Barracks" ' submitted by Caroline Begue to the English department, of the language faculty at University Lumiere Lyon 2.

Date:1997 Extent:65 pp

P71/1266 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of several people including John McGahern on a stage, none of the people who are of all ages both male and female appears to be in costume. The set on the stage depicts a farm out house. Oversize

Date:c. 2000 Extent:285 x 205 mm

P71/1267 Scope and Content:

Souvenir calendar produced by RTE for its 2001 radio programme 'Reading the Future', includes photographs of John McGahern for August.

Date:2001 Extent:24 pp

P71/1268 Scope and Content:

Programmes for various literary events John McGahern took part in including the 'Cuirt' festival in Galway and the 'Listowel Writers Week'.

Date:2001-2002 Extent:9 items

P71/1269
See Also

P71/186-284

Scope and Content:

Print out from The New York Review of Books website of a David Levine caricature of John McGahern. The caricature originally appeared with a review of That The y May Face The Rising Sun.

Date:15 December 2002 Extent:1 page

P71/1270 Scope and Content:

Programme for the conferring of an Honorary Doctoral Degree on John McGahern from Dublin City University.

Date:November 2003 Extent:1 page

P71/1271 Scope and Content:

Text of an introduction to John McGahern given on the occasion of his being awarded an honorary doctorate by Dublin City University.

Date:8 November 2003 Extent:1 page (3 copies)

P71/1272 Scope and Content:

Honorary 'Doctor of Philosophy' degree awarded to John McGahern by Dublin City University at a ceremony in St Patrick College. The doctorate is written in both English and Irish. Oversize

Date:8 November 2003 Extent:1 item

P71/1273 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of recommendation for a grant for Paul O'Brien.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1274 Scope and Content:

Oncology Diary for John McGahern.

Date:11 August 1905- 21 March 1906 Extent:5 pp

7 Original works not written by John McGahern
Date:1975, 2000 Extent:3 items

P71/1275 Scope and Content:

Typescript copy of the script of a radio programme called Today and Yesterday in Northern Ireland by John Hewitt. The broadcast which was probably for radio was 'for schools in Northern Ireland' for this edition 'Irish poet John Hewitt recalls his childhood.' Reverse side of last page includes plans for a shed.

Date:May 1975 Extent:11 pp

P71/1276 Scope and Content:

Typescript copy of the script of a radio programme Today and Yesterday in Northern Ireland by Tom McGurk. The broadcast which was 'for schools in Northern Ireland' for this edition 'Tom McGurk is in the studio to [talk about] his childhood spent in Ardboe Co. Tyrone.'

Date:November 1975 Extent:15 pp

P71/1277
See Also

P71/1193-1194

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The House (A Little Love, A Little Kiss) by Tom Murphy which was sent to John McGahern by The Abbey for him to write the programme notes.

Date:February 2000 Extent:68 pp

8 Unidentified
Date:n.d. Extent:69 items

8.1 Fiction
Date:n.d. Extent:8 items

P71/1278 Scope and Content:

Handwritten sentence from an unidentified piece, reads in it's entirety 'A funny name as you say. A funny name. What if it was Peace or Iris Harkness or even Moulin Rouge, but climbing Mrs, McGready.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1279 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an unidentified drama featuring a character named McCann, relates to school children listening to the radio.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1280 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an unidentified piece of fiction beginning 'There were lovely blue days back in Dublin, the sort of September weather that the essential dinginess of a city between mountains and the sea, the spread of a disorganized market town blocking out the few timid gastowers of the city.' Paginated pp1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1281 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of an unidentified work of fiction beginning '...the air. That any tin of peas in an orange coat should try to wave seemed incongruous.' Possibly the same work as P71/1280.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1282
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P71/1101

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a piece of fiction beginning 'As soon as the minute hand passed three on the electric clock in his office he pressed the buzzer and listened to thrill down all the corridors....' Paginated pp 1 -90, Pad suggests it dates from after 1995, doesn't appear to be related to any published work of fiction.

Date:n.d. Extent:90 pp

P71/1283 Scope and Content:

Handwritten manuscript of a piece entitled 'Annie Kiernan' or 'When These Women Come A-bulling', 'Mss April 2003' is also written on the cover , begins 'Annie Kiernan Lived in a room above the drapers store she worked in on water street.'

Date:April 2003? Extent:15 pp

P71/1284 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'Annie Kiernan'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1285
See Also

P71/1307-1310

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an unidentified piece of fiction beginning 'Her hair had the colour and glow of the wood of the violin when she played, brown hair with dark streaks of red, and she could play, jigs and reels...' Paginated pp1-15. Also contains a handwritten draft of part of a piece on Kavanagh beginning 'Poetry has no time for anything but the soul.' Pad suggests this draft dates from after 2000. Also handwritten fragments of the same piece.

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

8.2 Non-Fiction

8.2.1 Yeats

P71/1286 Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes for a piece on Yeats ' Purgatory' beginning 'An old man and a boy'.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1287 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece on Yeats beginning 'Then too I would associate that doctrine of purgatory which Christianity has shared with Neo Platonism....'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1288 Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes for a piece on Yeats ' Purgatory' beginning '1) George O'Brien thoroughly All Souls night'.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

P71/1289 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a piece of non-fiction, mentions Forest Reid, beginning 'Instead of working as to (bath?) becomes a substitute for it.' Paginated pp 6-7, maybe part of a larger piece on Yeats.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1290 Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes on W.B. Yeats play Purgatory , begins 'Old Man vs. Boy'.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1291 Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes on W. B. Yeats, begins 'From the tension of opposites he makes, his art that abolishes time and establishes memory.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1292 Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes on W.B. Yeats, begins 'In a vision he divides the soul's life into 2 parts.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

8.2.2 Herman Melville

P71/1293 Scope and Content:

Part of a handwritten piece on Melville, beginning 'Since we can only read with our own life the two qualities of any work of art come into play.' Paginated pp 2-4.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1294 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece on Melville beginning 'M.D. is filled with references to the gospel of St. John'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1295 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece about Melville beginning '... a Sunday morning: short sleeved, deeply engaged just then, he preferred not admitting me.' Conists entirely of quotes from Melviells story 'Barltleby', paginated pp3-9. Also photocopy of a clipping from the irish times of an article about a lecture John McGahern gave on Herman Melville at 'Festival 67' in Belfast. According to the review McGahern 'choose to concentrate on the one work- a longish short story "Barleby"...' he goes on 'Mr. McGahern stated that this was only the second lecture he had ever given, but clearly he had the gift and technique of the Ancient Mariner for holding and enthralling an audience.'

Date:c. 1967 Extent:8 pp

8.2.3 Criticism

P71/1296 Scope and Content:

List of 17 numbered 'points' relating to writing, possibly to be used as speaking notes; for examples 4) 'Revolution in language of the private world each of us possess but which others cannot see - I've read withy that same world.'; On the reverse side is a photo copy of pages 178-179 of The Collected Stories.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1297 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'I write because I need to write.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1298 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'I write because I need to write. I write to see. Through words I see.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1299 Scope and Content:

Part of a typescript draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'As seeme[sic] to be the way with many things that become serious, it began in play, their broken syllables; the growing awareness of them....' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1300 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece entitled 'The Idea of Reading and Writing' beginning 'Skyhooks: (1) Tristram Shandy (2) Wig (3) Educated beyond his intelligence (4) Posterity'.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/1301 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning '(1) Tristram Shandy (2) Wig (3) Educated beyond his intelligence, Kavanagh (4) Books of our childhood'.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1302 Scope and Content:

Handwritten piece consisting of numbered points on reading and writing, beginning 'Pleasure is by no means an infallible critical guide, but it is the least fallible.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1303 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'Unused to writing without the disguises and formal shapes of fiction I have to lean on a story'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1304 Scope and Content:

Page from a piece about Irish Literature beginning 'I choose five books to give a view of the older Gaelic Civilization surviving into the 20th century....'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1305 Scope and Content:

Untitled handwritten paragraph beginning 'I write to follow her who once winked at me as I played with words....' Contains two drafts of the same paragraph, one of which is crossed out.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1306 Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes Patrick Kavanagh, possibly compiled for a spoken address, begins 'His Life, Monaghan, Dublin.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1307 Scope and Content:

Part of a handwritten draft of a review of Patrick Kavanagh's collected poems, probably the 2005 Penguin edition; begins ' "Posterity has no use For anything but the soul, the lines that speak the passionate heart, the spirit that lives alone." ' (A quote from Kavanagh.)

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1308 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of a review of Patrick Kavanagh's collected poems, probably the 2005 Penguin edition.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1309
See Also

P71/1081-1167

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Patrick Kavanagh's collected poems, probably the 2005 Penguin edition; begins with a quote from Kavanagh ' "Posterity has no time for anything but the soul, the lines that speak the passionate heart, the spirit that lives alone." ' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-3. Reverse side contains handwritten fragments of Memoir.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1310
See Also

P71/1081-1167

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a review of Patrick Kavanagh's collected poems, probably the 2005 Penguin edition; begins with a quote from Kavanagh ' " Posterity has no time for anything but the soul, the lines that speak the passionate heart, the spirit that lives alone.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-3. Reverse side contains handwritten fragments of Memoir.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1311 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an unidentified piece of non-fiction beginning 'I admired the histories of the late Professor J.C. Becket, especially the Clarity of his writing, and when we met and I told him so he was glad.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1312 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an unidentified piece of non-fiction beginning 'because of the emphasis on the sectarian violence in the North of Ireland in the past Thirty years it is sometimes forgotten nowadays how sectarian this Southern State was.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1313 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an unidentified piece of non-fiction beginning 'before I stumbled on Mooney's library and all through the years I was reading their books I was part of a great book with out knowing it.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1314 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a non-fiction piece on Latin American literature, begins 'Everyone knows, or should know, that the novel is a form suitable to narration in a middle-class setting in order to represent a vision of reality.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 pp

P71/1315 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece on On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley and An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas O Criomhthain, begins 'These two autobiographies Tomas O' Crohan's "The Islandman" and Ernie O'Malley's "On Another Man's Wound" are not only written in different languages....'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1316 Scope and Content:

Page of a typescript draft of a article entitled 'Two Autobiographies' about On Another Man's Wound by Ernie O'Malley and An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas O Criomhthain; begins 'Ernie O'Malley's account of his upbringing and involvement in the was(sic) that was to lead to independence and the foundation of the Free State and Tomas Ó Crohan's "The Islandman" are not only written in different languages....' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1317 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a piece of non-fiction relating to giving a lecture in North America, begins 'One year, when I was teaching in the States I was invited to give a reading at a Conference being held at the University of Notre Dame.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1318 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a non-fiction piece beginning 'The immediacy of my friend Julian Jebb's description of the artist in old age not only gives me pleasure but always puts me in better humour.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

8.2.4 Memoir and Autobiography

P71/1319 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'He came to school in the middle of summer from the Dictionary and Folklore Commission, it was a hot summer, and I remember walking with him in the smell of hay, the long grass at the back of the school that had been cut in preparation for the school sports.' Almost certainly relates to Donnchadh Ó Céilleachair a Irish language short story writer who taught in Belgrove national school in Clontarf with McGahern.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1320 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'And lately, the bells I loved best, the bells for second mass on a summer Sunday.' Relates to schooling.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/1321 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a non-fiction piece beginning 'All through the seeming silence of my childhood - for it seemed silent only to me - bells rang.' Relates primarily to schooling.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/1322 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a non-fiction piece beginning 'All through the seeming silence of my childhood - for it seemed silent only to me - bells rang.' Relates primarily to schooling.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/1323 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an account of John McGahern's early life and schooling beginning 'I was born in November of 1934, and the war was on during a great part of my childhood.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1324 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an autobiographical piece, begins 'Where I grew up was more a scattering of houses a round a single large field than a village....'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1325 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of memoir relating to arguments over money between John McGahern's parents. Begins 'The first trouble between my father and mother was over money, his ancestral fear of the poorhouse, I was to see one scene years later.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1326 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'I came to live in Cootehall when I was nine.'

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/1327 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of a non-fiction piece beginning 'It has been said that the god of life is Accident, and we are both its priest and victim, and occasional beneficiary.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1328 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'It has been said that the god of life is Accident, and we are both its priest and victim, and occasional beneficiary.'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1329 Scope and Content:

Typewritten fragments of what appears to be the same piece as P71/1328.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/1330 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragment of autobiography, probably a description of McGahern's father, begins '...as all narcissists he had no sense of private discretion or self discipline....'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 pp

8.2.5 Other

P71/1331 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece entitled 'Achill', begins with a quote from a poem 'It is old this art, O Bird of Eacaill'. Almost certainly a book review.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1332 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of non-fiction piece about Christmas, beginning 'In America it is Thanksgiving; in Scotland New year; and in Ireland the great festival is Christmas.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1333 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of a piece on Christmas in Ireland; beginning 'In America, it is Thanksgiving; in Scotland, the New Year; and in Ireland the great festival is Christmas.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1334 Scope and Content:

Handwritten manuscript of numbered paragraphs relating to Leitrim and its local history begins "1. See how vague everything is even green is blurred with brown.'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1335 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of piece of non-fiction about politicians and clientelism, beginning 'I find 'Clinic' a strange word but it is very real.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1336 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece entitled 'Europe 1993', beginning 'The Full Entrance of the whole island of Ireland into the Europe of 1993 would hardly be Irish if it were clear and simple.' Reverse side contains material relating to Aosdana.

Date:n.d. (1992?) Extent:5 pp

P71/1337 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a non fiction piece, beginning 'Unlike the British, the Irish have always been willing Europeans and have gone gladly towards Europe.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1338 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a tribute to Noel Browne and Jack McQuillan, beginning 'As well as remembering and honouring Noel Brown I'd like to remember as well a friend of his who died earlier the same year, Jack McQuillan.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1339 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece on Blake's of the Hollow a pub and restaurant in Enniskillen; beginning 'I have been going to Blake's of Hollow for close on twenty years and think of it as one of the happiest most beautiful bars in the whole of Ireland.'

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/1340 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of piece on farming which may have appeared in ' The Independent' (London or Irish?), beginning 'I see the mass protests and pickets outside the meat plants as one of those convulsions that occur when something that has endured in our life for long and is deeply embedded is coming to an end....'

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1341 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of piece on farming which may have appeared in ' The Independent' (London or Irish?), beginning '...prospered but had never come home until he was old, though he had lived most of his life only a few hours away.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 2-7, same article as P71/1340.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1342 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece on Northern Ireland, southern Protestants and attitudes to Northern Ireland in the Republic, beginning 'One of the biggest funerals this part of the country has seen for a long time was that of a Protestant....'

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/1343 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a piece on Northern Ireland, southern Protestants and attitudes to Northern Ireland in the Republic; beginning 'A very rare event took place here in the early Winter.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-6.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1344 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the latter part of a piece on Northern Ireland, southern Protestants and attitudes to Northern Ireland in the Republic; beginning '... side and the North on the other. ' Contains handwritten amendments.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1345
See Also

P71/801

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an autobiographical piece, begins 'One of the few joys of growing older is that we come to know more about the facts that underlie and surround our lives'. Possibly given as an address at Trinity College Dublin.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1346 Scope and Content:

Unidentified fragments, most consist of less than half a page of text which is impossible to relate to anything published by John McGahern, also includes two lists of page references which cannot be related to anything else in the collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:10 pp

9 Accessioned in June 2007
Date:1966, 1985-2006 Extent:73 items

9.1 Fiction
Date:c.1992-2006 Extent:4 items

See Also P71/1-288

P71/1347
See Also

P71/627-634

Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Creatures of the Earth' beginning 'Mrs. Waldron and her daughter, Eileen, Closed their big house outside Castlebar after Surgeon Waldron's death and moved to the Summer house they'd used for thirty years in Achill though it was still only late January.' Paginated pp-1-19.

Date:n.d. Extent:19 pp

P71/1348
See Also

P71/186-288

Scope and Content:

3 and a half inch floppy disks containing drafts of So That They May Face The Rising Sun.

Date:n.d. Extent:5 items

P71/1349 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the preface of Creatures of the Earth: New and Selected Stories beginning 'Some of these stories grew out of as little as a chainsaw working in a seemingly deserted deserted countyside in the evenning....'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1350 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the preface of Creatures of the Earth: New and Selected Stories begginning 'Some of these stories grew out of as little as a chainsaw working in a seemingly deserted countyside in the evening, an overheard conversation about the price of cattle....' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1351
See Also P71/757-769
Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the Preface of Creatures of this Earth:New and Selected Stories begginning 'Some of these stories grew out of as little as the sound of a chainsaw working in a deserted countryside, an overheard conversation about the price of cattle....'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1352
See Also P71/703-742
Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the Preface of Creatures of this Earth:New and Selected Stories begginning 'Some of these stories grew out of as little as the sound of a chainsaw working in a deserted countryside, an overheard conversation about the price of cattle....' Includes handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

9.2 Drama
Date:c. 1985-2006 Extent:3 items

See Also P71/697-803

P71/1353
See Also

P71/757-769

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a prose version of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'Reilly hated the demesne wall with a restless, rancorous hatred.' Paginated pp 1-15.

Date:n.d. Extent:15 pp

P71/1354
See Also

P71/703-742

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of The Power of Darkness beginning 'FX: Peter is set down by the table. Eileen makes his drink, as soon as it is made, baby holds up the tablets and then pushes them into Eileen's hand. ' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:41 pp

P71/1355
See Also

P71/703-742

Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of The Power of Darkness.

Date:n.d Extent:1 p

9.3 Non-Fiction
Date:c. 1991-2006 Extent:23 items

See Also P71/804-1167

P71/1356
See Also

P71/824-833

Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of part of the Irish Independent version 'County Leitrim', published under the headline 'Down by the lazy rivers of Erne and Shannon'; begins '...cousin who had joined the police force.'

Date:10 July 1993 Extent:1 item

P71/1357
See Also

P71/840-852

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of 'The Devil Finds Work for Idle Hands' from The Agony and the Ego: The Art and Strategy of Fiction Writing Explored. Begins '...the next world, and they were considered to be abstemious, honest, and morally more correct than the general run of our fellow catholics. Opening page missing.

Date:1993 Extent:4 pp

P71/1358
See Also

P71/840-852

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the first three pages of 'Reading and Writing' from Irish Writers and Their Creative Process; begins 'I came to write through reading.'

Date:1996 Extent:2 pp

P71/1359
See Also

P71/863-870

Scope and Content:

Typescript page of a quote from a letter from Marcel Proust wrote to George de Lauris in 1903. The quote appears in 'The Church and Its Spire'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1360
See Also

P71/863-870

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The Church and It's Spire' beginning 'I was born into the Catholic Church in the same way as I might have been born into Budhism or Protestantism - materialism, agnosticism, atheism - and I was born into it in the infancy of this small state when it had almost total and unquestioned power.' Contains hand written amendments , paginated pp 1-17, page 10 missing.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/1361
See Also

P71/863-870

Scope and Content:

Handwritten page of a draft of 'The Church and its Spire' beginning 'all through this schooling there was the pressure to enter the priesthood:not from the decent brothers, but from within oneself.' Inscriptions suggests that this text was to be inserted on page 11 of P71/1357.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1362
See Also

P71/872-878

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'Madness/Creativity' beginning 'I have to say at once that I feel nothing but unease when confronted with such a theme'. Contains handwritten amedments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1363
See Also

P71/872-878

Scope and Content:

Copy of La Licorne version of 'Madness/Creativity' beginning 'I have to say at once that I feel nothing but unease when confronted with such a theme.' Contains John McGahern's article from the journal and the front and back covers.

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1364
See Also

P71/879-882

Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of 'Honeyed Words, A Summer Story' taken from The Independent (London); begins 'I grew up in the living quaters of a police barracks along the Boyle River, a small tributary of the upper Shannon, and late one summer there I was presented with a gift of incalculable richness that changed my life.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1365
See Also

P71/883-897

Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of Dreaming at Julien's from the Irish Independent magazine. Begins 'In the Spring I got a call to ask if I'd travel to Morocco and write about that country.'

Date:11 April 1998 Extent:3 pp

P71/1366
See Also P71/1013-1024
Scope and Content:

Copy of A Time of Grace- Edmund Rice and the Presentation Tradition of Education, edited by J. Matthew Feheney. Includes an article by John McGahern entitled "Schooldays:A Time of Grace"; begins with a quote from the John McGahern short story 'Oldfashioned'.

Date:1996 Extent:198 pp

P71/1367
See Also

P71/946-943

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the foreword to Dick Walsh Remembered: Selected Columns from The Irish Times 1990-2002, begins 'Dick Walsh wrote uncommonly well.' Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/1368
See Also

P71/1013-1024

Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of a review of The Love of the Last Tycoon: A Western beginning 'In the half century since his death, the lefe of F. Scott Fitzgerald has become more famous than his work.'

Date:12 Novemeber 1994 Extent:1 item

P71/1369
See Also

P71/1025-1034

Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping from The Irish Times of a review of Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual by Richard English, begins 'Ernie O'Malley was born in 1887, the second of 11 children.' Contains a small number of handwritten amendments. (also 2 photocopies).

Date:11 April 1998 Extent:2 pp

P71/1370
See Also

P71/1038-1043

Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping from The Sunday Bussiness Post of a review of Irish Classics by Declan Kiberd which was published under the title 'A Classic Gathering of the Classics'; begins 'In the introduction to his latest work, Irish Classics, Declan Kiberd gives a number of definitions of a classic....'

Date:19 Novemeber 2000 Extent:1 item

P71/1371
See Also

P71/1061-1062

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of review of The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod beginning '....England anymore. If anything, these men would complain that people have too much money, more money than they can usefully handle.'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1372 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'I have to admit at once that such big words as "Artist" and "Status" and phrases such as "Our role in the life of the Nation" fill me with nothing but unesase.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1373 Scope and Content:

Page from a handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction beginning 'The re-reading of my friend Julian Jebb's description of the artist in old age not only gives me pleasure but invariably improves my humour.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1374 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece of non-fiction about rural Ireland beginning 'Not many years ago at the time of the mass protests outside the meat plants I wrote an article in The Irish Independent about the background to that unrest'. Also includes typescript page with three extracts from the Irish Independent article.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1375 Scope and Content:

Unidentified piece of non-fiction beginning 'The world of the dying is the same as that of the living and with a subtle difference.'

Date:n.d. Extent:4 pp

P71/1376 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of an address given at The Arts Council offices in Merrion Square on the occassion of a visit by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern; begins 'At a presentation of artists from the European Community brought to Japan by the Dutch Presidency at the end of last year...'

Date:14 April 2005 Extent:1 page

P71/1377
See Also P71/1169-1170
Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of a piece relating to Listowel, Co. Kerry; begins 'Everything interesting begins with one person in one place....'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1378
See Also P71/1169-1170
Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of an address.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

9.4 Translations
Date:n.d. Extent:2 items

See Also P71/1168-1170

P71/1379
See Also

P71/1169-1170

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a translation of part of An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain beginning 'Well, that much was all done, but the dead do not look after the living.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1380
See Also

P71/1169-1170

Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of a translation of part of An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas Ó Criomhthain beginning 'Well, that much was all done, but the dead do not look after the living.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

9.5 Memoir
Date:c. 2002-2006 Extent:15 items

See Also P71/1081-1167

P71/1381 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of part of Memoir beginning '...panel and had to take the first vacancy within the area.'

Date:3 September 2002 Extent:8 pp

P71/1383 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a page from the Leitrim Guardian featuring a photograph of Lisacarn School.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1383 Scope and Content:

E-mail from Patrick Gilligan addressed to Madeline and Sean (John) McGahern. The e-mail contains a transcript of a letter dated 25 May 1944 addressed to 'Mammy' (Susan McGahern) from Frank McGahern. The letter appears on pp113-114 of the published version of Memoir.

Date:26 January 2004 Extent:4 pp

P71/1384 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of Memoir beginning 'Ever since my mother's death I had slept with my father in the bed with the broken brass bells....' Paginated 254-254G

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1385 Scope and Content:

Page from a proof copy of the extract of Memoir published in Granta.

Date:1 November 2004 Extent:1 page

P71/1386 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of Memoir.

Date:26 January 2004 Extent:4 pp

P71/1387 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the acknowledgements at the start of Memoir beginning 'I want to thank my editors, Sonny Metha for his support over many years, and Neil Belton for his painstaking reading of the manuscript.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1388 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the acknowledgements at the start of Memoir beginning 'I want to thank my editors, Sonny Metha for his support over manny years, and Neil Belton for his painstaking reading of this manuscript.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1389 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the front flap dust jacket notes for Memoir begining 'At the heart of the Book is a son's unembarressed homage to his mother'. Paginated pp 1-3.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1390 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the front flap dust jacket notes for Memoir beginning ' At the heart of the book is a son's unembarrassed homage to his mother.'

Date:n.d. Extent: 2 pp

P71/1391 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the front flap dust jacket notes for Memoir beginning ' At the heart of the book is a son's unembarrassed homage to his mother.'

Date:n.d. Extent: 2 pp

P71/1392 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the front flap dust jacket notes for Memoir beginning 'This is the story of John McGahern's childhood, his mother's death, his father's anger and violence, and how, through his discovery of books, his dream of becoming a writer began.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1393 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of the front flap dust jacket notes for Memoir beginning 'This is the story of John McGahern's childhood, his mother's death, his father's anger and violence, and how, through his discovery of books, his dream of becoming a writer began.' Contains handwritten amendments.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1394 Scope and Content:

Faber and Faber jacket and cover copy form for Memoir. Front flap blurb edited by hand by John McGahern.

Date:21 July 2005 Extent:1 item

P71/1395 Scope and Content:

Speaking note for the acceptance of an award for Memoir written on the back of a card from the Savoy Hotel, London. In the note John McGahern thanks his editors, his family and 'all those people as well as the readers who have made the book their own.'

Date:c. 2005 Extent:1 item

P71/1396 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a piece relating to the removal of The Barracks from Ballinmore Library beginning 'Against this small but general tide of approavl the Library Committe in Ballinamore...' post-it note attached to the draft reads 'Apropos McGarry Story'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

9.6 Correspondence
Date:1998-2006 Extent:4 items

See Also P71/1171-1205

P71/1397 Scope and Content:

Letter from John McGahern, Foxfield, Co. Leitrim addressed to Maggie Pernot. The letter relates to Niel Jordan, possibly Pernot was doing some research on him. McGahern informs Pernot that he thought Neil Jordan for a short time when Jordan was aged seven. However because Jordan had only recntly entered the school from a Montessori school McGahern felt he'd benefit from being placed in a lower class for a time. Jordan's father was initially resistant to the idea but later relented. McGahern also knew Jordan's father because he had lectured him at teacher training college in St. Patrick's, Drumcondra. The letter also includes an anecdote relating to a run-in McGahern had with Jordan's father while in the training college.

Date:16 July 1988 Extent:2 pp

P71/1398 Scope and Content:

Letter from John McGahern, Foxfield, Co. Leitrim addressed to Maggie Pernot. In this brief letter McGahern explains that he will soon be visiting France and is looking forward to meeting Maggie Perrot in Caen.

Date:6 December 1994 Extent:1 pp

P71/1399 Scope and Content:

Letter from Declan Kiberd's wife, 34 Hadden Rd., Clontarf, Dublin 3, addessed to John McGahern. The send expresses her regret that John McGahern had to under go furtheur treatment for cancer and that she and Declan hoped to meet with Joh in either December or January. No signature last page probably missing.

Date:4 December 2004 Extent:2 pp

P71/1400 Scope and Content:

Letter from Diarmuid Whelan, History Department, 1 Elderwood Terrace, University College, Cork addressed to John McGahern. Whelan writes to ask McGahern to write a foreword to a planned publication of a memoir by a man named Peter Tyrrell. Tyrrell who died 1967 had sent the memoir to Own Sheehy Skeffington whose papers Whelan had Cataloged. John McGahern died soon after the letter was sent. Also enclosed are a brief overvew of the text and a photocopy of Skeffingtons 1966 article on the banning of The Dark. (see P71/1401)

Date:8 March 2006 Extent:1 page

9.7 Criticism
Date:1966,1995-2005 Extent:10 items

P71/1401 Scope and Content:

Article by Owen Sheehy Skeffington, entitled 'McGahern Affair'. The article relates to the banning of The Dark. The article appeared in Censorship:A Quaterly Report on Censorship of Ideas and the Arts.

Date:1966 Extent:4 pp

P71/1402 Scope and Content:

Copy of an article entitled 'McGahern's poetics of excess in The Baracks' by Josiane Paccaud-Huguet which appeared in Études britanniques contemporaines, number 6. Also attached is the cover of the journal sighned by Josiane Paccaud-Huguet.

Date:January 1995 Extent:17 pp

P71/1403 Scope and Content:

'Curriculum' (Profile) in French for John McGahern, written on the occasion of his being made a Docteur Honoris Causa by l'Université de Poitiers in 1997.

Date:1997 Extent:2 pp

P71/1404 Scope and Content:

Photo copy of an article by Brian Liddy entitled 'State and Church: Darkness in the Fiction of John McGahern' published in New Hibernian Review.

Date:Summer 1999 Extent:8 pp

P71/1405 Scope and Content:

Proof copy of the entry for John McGahern in the Dictionary of Literary Biography . Written by Michael C. Prusse, includes bibliography, biographical details and an overview of critical opininion of Mcgahern's work.

Date:2000 Extent:19 pp

P71/1406 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the entry for John McGahern in the Dictionary of Literary Biography. From the published version of the book.

Date:2000 Extent:10 pp

P71/1407 Scope and Content:

Typescript of an article by Rudiger Imhof entitled 'That They May Face the Rising Sun: The Apex of John McGahern's Fiction'.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1408 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping of an interview by Frederique Roussel with John McGahern published in French in Liberation under the headline 'McGahern, l'homme tranquille'.

Date:4 December 2003 Extent:1 item

P71/1409 Scope and Content:

Copy of Atelier Du Roman number 36. Includes an article by Michel Déon entitled 'Avec John McGahern'. The article is based on an itnerview/meeting with John McGahern.

Date:December 2003 Extent:221 pp

P71/1410 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clipping from the Irish Independent featuring a review by John Boland of the documentary Arts Lives: John McGahern a Private Word.

Date:15 January 2005 Extent:1 item

9.8 Honorary Degrees
Date:2002-2004 Extent:7 items

P71/1411 Scope and Content:

Citations for the Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HEATC) confering of honorary degrees.

Date:23 September 2002 Extent:27 pp

P71/1412 Scope and Content:

Letter from Séamus Puirséil, Chief Executive, HETAC. addressed to John McGahern enclosing a copy a video, photographs and a citation booklet for the HETAC Honorary Confering Cermony held on 23 September 2002.

Date:23 October 2002 Extent:1 page

P71/1413 Scope and Content:

Photograph taken on the occasion of HETAC Honorary Confering Cermony. The photograph features John McGahern, Christina Noble, Guy Haug, Sister Consilio and Brian Farrell.

Date:23 September 2002 Extent:1 item

P71/1414 Scope and Content:

Video of the HETAC Honorary Confering Cermony.

Date:23 September 2002 Extent:1 item

P71/1415 Scope and Content:

Leaflet for the the 2004 comencement cermonies at Colgate University.

Date:2004 Extent:1 item

P71/1416 Scope and Content:

Programme for the 2004 comencement cermonies at Colgate University. John McGahern recieved an honary Doctor of Letters degree. The programme notes describe him as being 'widely considered to be the finest Irish writer of fiction at work today.'

Date:May 16 2004 Extent:20 pp

P71/1417 Scope and Content:

Visitors map of Colgate University Campus. Three locations circled by hand: The Alumni Office, The Student Union and the Sanford Field House.

Date:2004 Extent:1 item

P71/1418 Scope and Content:

Note from George Hudson, University Marshal iforming John McGahern of the formal proceedures for the honorary degree conferring cermony. Also name card for John McGahern.

Date:2004 Extent:2 items

P71/1423 Scope and Content:

Fragments of non-fiction.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

9.9 Others/Unidentified
Date:n.d. Extent:7 items

P71/1419 Scope and Content:

Running order for R.T.E. radio broadcast The Last Friday with John McGahern first broadcast in August 2005.

Date:August 2005 Extent:1 page

P71/1420 Scope and Content:

Handwritten lis of books compiled by John McGahern possibly related a course given by John McGahern. includes books by Proust, Joyce, Yeats and Philip Larkin. Reverse side conations a typescript fragment of 'The Church and Its Spire'.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1421 Scope and Content:

Handwritten speaking notes relating to Dick Walsh, also connected with the 'Connaught Gold / John Healy Award'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1422 Scope and Content:

Fragment of non-fiction, reads in its entirety 'In a small country such as Ireland.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1424 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of 4 pages from an unidentified text.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1425 Scope and Content:

Unidentified piece of autobiographical writing, probably not from Memoir. RESTRICTED

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

10 Accessioned 2009

10.1 Fiction
Date:c. 1970-2006 Extent:30 items

P71/1426
See Also P71/64-111
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Leavetaking begining 'Father McGrail was tall and handsome and delivered very long sermons each Sunday in a hateful voice.' Paginated pp 1-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1427 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the opening section of The Leavetaking beginning 'I watch a gull's shadow float amoung feet on the concrete as I walk in a day of my life with a bell, its brass tingue in my hand, and think after all the first constant was water.' Paginated pp 1- 33

Date:n.d. Extent:33 pp

P71/1428
See Also P71/186-288
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'They'd been cleaning and digging a space to plant raspberry bushes...' paginated pp 1-27. Also contains addition draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The heavy wooden crossbeams bolted to the tops of four tall corner posts set in concrete had been standing a little way from the house all winter.' Paginated pp 1- 41. Inscription on cover reads 'Johnnie'.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 70 pp

P71/1429 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Routledge was friendly with an assistant manager in a bank in town and asked his help in getting Jimmy Quinn a loan to buy the sheds and big scrapyards.' Paginated pp 1-44, inscription on cover reads 'Last part, 1 ONE Johnny comes home'.

Date:n.d. Extent:44 pp

P71/1430 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Well, we can write today.' Paginated pp 46-78, inscription on cover reads 'Last part, 2 (Johnny comes home)'.

Date:n.d. Extent:32 pp

P71/1431 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'It was an easy and beloved time, the summer ended, winter not yet in.' Paginated pp 177-190, inscription on cover reads 'Last part, 3 Johnny comes home'.

Date:n.d. Extent:97 pp

P71/1432 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning '...he started shaking like...' Paginated pp 177-190, inscription on cover reads 'Johnny comes home - last part 4'.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/1433 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The weeks immediately following Christmas were mild and damp.' Paginated pp 192-236, inscription on cover reads 'Last part, 5 Johnny comes home'.

Date:n.d. Extent:44 pp

P71/1434 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'When the second squad car passed with its two uniformed guards a small group came into view standing outside the cottage on the corner.' Paginated pp 1-42, inscription on cover reads 'Endings 1'.

Date:n.d. Extent:42 pp

P71/1435 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'Both the Ruthledges saw Johnny resting in the shade of the elder tree at the gate, leaning heavily on the girls bicycles...' Paginated pp 43-105, inscription on cover reads 'Endings 2'.

Date:n.d. Extent:62 pp

P71/1436 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning '...don't think it's any of our business.' Paginated pp 106-138, inscription on cover reads 'Endings 3'.

Date:n.d. Extent:32 pp

P71/1437 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments. paginated pp 1- 400

Date:11 February 2001 Extent:400 pp

P71/1438 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of That They May Face The Rising Sun beginning 'The morning was clear.' Contains handwritten amendments. paginated pp 1- 343

Date:14 March 2001 Extent:343 pp

P71/1439 Scope and Content:

Page from a proof of That They May face The Rising Sun beginning '...two but he had always to go and do the gulpen.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1440
See Also P71/351-355
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'Korea' beginning ' "You saw an execution then too, didn't you?" '. Paginated pp 1-15

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/1441
See Also P71/356-369
Scope and Content:

Fragment of a typesrcipt draft of 'Wheels'.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1442
See Also P71/614-626
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of the opening section of 'The Country Funeral' beginning 'Philly McDermott walked to Mulligan's as soon as he ate his breakfast.' Paginated pp1-3. Also includes handwritten draft of 'Reading and Writting' begining 'I had great luck when I was ten or eleven.' Paginated pp 1-10. Also includes handwritten draft of article on the 1916 rising beginning 'I think the 1916 Rising was not considered of great impotance in the country I grew up in.' Paginated pp 1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

P71/1443
See Also P71/635-647
Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'The Old Englishman had taken the big white houseboat all the way up the Shannon from Limerick to the empty quay.' bears the title 'The Old Man', contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp1-8.

Date:n.d. Extent:8 pp

P71/1444 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'It was already late October when the old man took the big white houseboat all the way up the Shannon from Lomerick to the empty quay' the draft bears the title 'The Old Man'. Paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d.

P71/1445 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'It was already late October when the old man took the big white houseboat all the way up the Shannon from Limerick to the empty quay and tied it up below the bridge.' bears the title 'The Old Man', paginated pp 1-9.

Date:n.d. Extent:9 pp

P71/1446 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'The pleasure boatshad long gone and rowboats lay keel upwards here and there in the fields along the banks when a big white boat, Morning Star, came round by the reeds into the lake and then turned upriver to the bridge and quay.' the draft bears the title 'The Old Man'. Includes handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-20.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/1447 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'A week after the old man was taken from the boat, they were discussing him in Moran's shop.' this draft bears the title 'The Old Man'. Contains handwritten amendments, paginated pp 1-18.

Date:n.d. Extent:20 pp

P71/1448 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragments of 'The White Boat'.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1449 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of 'The White Boat' beginning '...light was beginning to fail and cars crossing the bridge their headlamps on.' Paginated pp 5-7.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1450 Scope and Content:

Handwritten fragments of 'The White Boat'.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1451 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'The two boys were talking coarsely of girls as they turned at the lake wall and saw the big white boat coming up the river.' Paginated pp 1-51.

Date:n.d. Extent:51 pp

P71/1452 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The White Boat beginning 'The two boys were talking coarsely of girls as they turned at the lake wall and saw the big white boat coming up the river.' Paginated pp 1-52.

Date:n.d. Extent:52 pp

P71/1453 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of 'The White Boat' beginning 'The rains had flooded the fields along the riverbanks for miles.' Padinated pp1-13.

Date:n.d. Extent:13 pp

P71/1454 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft 'The White Boat' beginning 'The rains had flooded the fields along the riverbank for miles.' bears the title 'A Finished Man', paginated pp 1-39, also paginated pp 438-476.

Date:n.d. Extent:39 pp

P71/1455
See Also P71/674-691
Scope and Content:

Fragment of proofs of The Collected Stories . Includes a small number of handwritten amendments, paginated pp 390-407, possibly for invisaged inclusion in a collection.

Date:n.d. Extent:17 pp

P71/1456 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of an unpublished work of fiction beginning 'I ran into her in the rush hour.'

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 60 pp

10.2 Drama
Date:c. 1985-1988 Extent:19 items

P71/1457
See Also P71/757-769
Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of a prose version of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'Reilly hated the demese wall.' Paginated 1-11.

Date:n.d. Extent:12 pp

P71/1458 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'The dayroom of a small garda station.'

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

P71/1459 Scope and Content:

Handwritten draft of part of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'Whatever talent he has is as a magician.'

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1460 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'The dayroom of a small garda station.' Contains handwritten amenmendts, paginated pp 1- 27

Date:n.d. Extent:27 pp

P71/1461 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript draft of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'The dayroom of a small garda station.' Contains hand written amenmendts, paginated pp 1-25 (phtotocopy of 1460)

Date:n.d. Extent:25 pp

P71/1462 Scope and Content:

Part of a handwritten draft of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'What is the capital of Japan?'. Also includes heavily amended typescipt pages.

Date:n.d. Extent:7 pp

P71/1463 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Rockingham Shoot begining 'An election meeting outside a country chapel after Second Mass.'

Date:n.d. Extent:30 pp

P71/1464 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragment of The Rockingham Shoot

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

P71/1465 Scope and Content:

Typescript fragmant of The Rockingham Shoot

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

P71/1466 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Rockingham Shoot beginning 'An election meeting outside a country chapel after Second Mass.' Paginated 1-29.

Date:n.d. Extent:29 pp

P71/1467 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Rockingham Shoot.

Date:n.d. Extent:98 pp

P71/1468 Scope and Content:

Typescript draft of The Rockingham Shoot. Beginning 'An election meeting outside a country chapel after second mass.' Paginated pp 1-96

Date:n.d.

P71/1469 Scope and Content:

Film schedule for The Rockingham Shoot programme number is given as 1/NBEI025F. Includes cast and creme list, shooting schedule. Paginated a-s, 1-50

Date:n.d. Extent:70 pp

P71/1470 Scope and Content:

Photo copy of a review of the Next series on BBC2, doesn't refer directly to The Rockingham Shoot . Also includes a copy of a letter from peter Lennon to Kieran [Hickey] the director of The Rockingham Shoot in which lennon describes the broadcast as 'By far one of the best irish films I have seen in a long time.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1471 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a 'review' of The Rockingshoot by a pupil of Fivemiletown High School, Co. Tyrone. also a photocopy of a letter adressed to John McGahern from G.W. Hull a teacher at the school.

Date:Novemeber 1987 Extent:8 pp

P71/1472 Scope and Content:

Reviews of The Rockingham Shoot

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

P71/1473