Shields Family Archive
IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code: T13
Title: Shields Family Archive
Date(s): 1907-1974
Extent: 14 Boxes
Location: James Hardiman Library, NUIG
CONTEXT
Biographical History

Adolphus Shields and Fanny Ungerland were married in 1881. Adolphus Shields was born in Capel Street, Dublin in 1857; a compositor by trade he was heavily involved in the Trade Union movement in Ireland, and later worked as a journalist. He introduced the Gasworkers Union to Ireland and was also involved in the formation of the first Irish branch of the Fabian Society. Fanny Ungerland Shields was born in Germany in 1856. Born into a 'well to do' Hamburg familysShe 'resented the restrictions placed on daughters' and left home to find work as a governess with a Scottish family. It was while on a trip to Dublin with that family that she met Adolphus Shields. Adlophus and Fanny Shields had seven children (some sources say eight) Lini born in 1882, Biddy born in 1883, Carl born in 1884, Nell born in 1885. Will Shields who was to achieve fame as an actor under the name Barry Fitzgerald was born in 1888, Arthur Shields who also achieved fame as an actor was born in 1896 and Rudy who was known as Michael was born in 1897. According to Laurie Shields outline for a proposed biography of her husband Arthur, 'Every child was encouraged to develop his natural talents, especially those dealing the arts or service to others. It is not too surprising then to find Carl a journalist, Biddy a nurse, Nell a collector of fine antiques, Lini an accomplished pianist with an interest in theatre.' Laurie Shields goes on to write of her husband '[Arthur's] formal schooling was sketchy, possibly because the poverty of the times forced the family to move frequently.... What he lacked in the way of a formal education, Shields, an omnivorous reader, made up for on his own. His taste was catholic, though Irish and Russian authors seem to dominate the list.' Because the vast majority of the papers in this collection relate to Arthur Shields and Will Shields (here after referred to as Barry Fitzgerald) this biographical note will deal primarily with they and in the case of Arthur his own family. According to a television interview given in 1966 Arthur Shields, who had previously dabbled in amateur dramatics, began attending acting classes at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 1913. This was followed by walk on parts in a number of productions. While the 'first company' was touring America in 1914 Arthur Shields played the first part, where his name appeared in the programme. Although Barry Fitzgerald was eight years Arthur's senior he did not join the Abbey until after his brother making two brief appearances under his own name in 1914 and 1915. Arthur Shields joined the Irish volunteers with his friend and future brother in law Charles Saurin in 1914. According to Suarin they join in response to the shooting by the British Army of unarmed civilians on Bachelor's Walk. According to Saurin 'This was after the Howth Gun-running, which aroused tremendous enthusiasm at the time and sympathy for the victims of its tragic aftermath. The country's enthusiasm induced me, along with thousands of others, to join the Volunteers, of the existence of which, strange to relate, I had little knowledge and no interest.' (see T13/18) On Easter Sunday 1916 having initial been confused by the order to march and the countermanding order issued by McNeill. Both Saurin and Shields received orders to report to St. Matthew's Park. Shields however went to the Abbey theatre to pick up his rifle which was hidden under the stage. Reasoning that it was now to late to return to his company at St. Matthew's park, Shields reported to Liberty Hall where he met a group of volunteers assembly under James Connolly. Connolly welcomed him by telling him 'if you're as good a man as your father, you'll be all right.' Shields spent the week of the rising in and around the G.P.O., retreating to a house on Moore Street with the rest of the insurgents from the G.P.O. and finally surrendering to British soldiers. For a more detailed account of Shields role in the rising see (Frazier, Saurin). Shields and Saurin were interned and shipped to an internment camp in Knutsford, Kent and then to Frongnach in Wales. Shields was released in August and by October was back on the Abbey stage. In 1917 Will Shields began appearing at the Abbey under the name 'Barry Fitzgerald'. Fitzgerald was employed by the Department of Industry and Commerce and didn't become a full time Actor until 1929. Fitzgerald has been described by a number of sources a shy man. In a letter to a fan written shortly after Fitzgerald's death in January 1961 Arthur Shields wrote of his brother 'Barry was a very shy little man and he was uncomfortable in crowds and really dreaded meeting new people, but he was not a recluse and did enjoy certain company, especially when the 'old chat' was good.' (see T13/311). Despite his off-stage timidity before long Fitzgerald had made a name for himself as a comic actor. During the period 1919-1923 violence in Ireland and a curfew in Dublin forced the Abbey to tour abroad and it was while performing Lennox Robinson's The Whiteheaded Boy in London in 1919 Arthur Shields met Bazie Magee. A native of Lisburn, Co. Down who was working a chauffer in the British Army, she was known by the nickname 'Mac'. Through out his life Arthur Shields was also known to friends and family by a nick name, 'Boss'. While it has often been remarked that Arthur Shields was far from Bossy, according to Laurie B. Shields an aunt said of the baby Arthur Shields on seeing him for the first time 'Doesn't he look the little boss'. 'Boss' and 'Mac' were married in 1920. The 1920s saw the first productions of several famous plays by Sean O'Casey, by now full time Abbey actors Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald were cast members in the first productions of all of Casey's major plays from the period. Both appearing in the first productions of Juno and the 'Paycock' and The Plough and the Stars with Arthur Shields also appearing in the first production of Shadow of a Gunman. Arthur Shields was also heavily involved with The Dublin Drama league at this time. He also began producing plays for the Abbey. Some of these plays were considered controversial and received mixed responses from audiences both in Ireland and later when performed in the United States. Arthur Shields later remarked 'If there isn't some sort of dissent now and again a thing can't be worth much.' The 1930s saw the Abbey tour the United States four times, 1931-1932, 1932-1933, 1934-1935 and 1937-1938. Arthur Shields was engaged as tour manager for the first three of these tours. A job he found very demanding. Barry Fitzgerald was also a member of the Abbey touring company. In 1936 both Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald were cast in John Ford's screen version of The Plough and the Stars . In Barry's case this lead to further roles in Hollywood including a part alongside Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn in Howard Hawks' 1938 comedy Bringing Up Baby. Arthur Shields on the other hand didn't play another Hollywood role until 1939 when he stared in John Ford's Drums Along the Mohawk. In the mean time Shields who continued to work on the stage, and appeared in the first production of Irish playwright Paul Vincent Carroll's Shadow and Substance. The play subsequently opened on Broadway (Shields wasn't in the cast) and ran for 274 performances, winning the New York Drama Critics Award for best foreign play of the year. Carroll's next play The White Steed was rejected by the Abbey for being anti-clerical and opened on Broadway staring Barry Fitzgerald. It ran for 139 performances a modest success. During this time Arthur Shields met an aspiring theatre impresario Edward Choate in New York. Having secured the rights to Carroll's next play Kindred the two embarked on a partnership to produce the play on Broadway. In the end the play was far less successful that Carroll previous work and ran for just over a week. By this time Shields relationship with his first wife Mac was over, in 1936 he had begun a relationship with Abbey actress Aideen O'Connor whose real name was Una O'Connor. However since there was already a successful Irish stage and screen actress of that name she took the name Aideen. O'Connor took part in the 1934-1935 and the 1937-1938 Abbey tours and appeared on Broadway along side Shields in Kindred. Mac had remained in Dublin with the couple's son Adam. After Mac Shields death in 1943 Arthur Shields married Aideen O'Connor. During the war years both Fitzgerald and Shields received regular work in Hollywood films, while both tended to be cast in supporting roles (often playing Irish priests), Fitzgerald was considered the bigger 'Star'. His career reached it's greatest heights in 1944-1945 when he won an Academy Award ('Oscar') for his role as Father Fitzgibbon along side Bing Crosbie in Going My Way. Through out this period Fitzgerald and Shields remained in North America, Shield's son Adam was unable to join him until after the war due to the danger of crossing the Atlantic, he eventually joined his father in Californiain in 1946. He finished school in California and then joined the United States Airforce. Having initially taken leave of absence from the Abbey in 1938, Shields in fact ceased his association with the theatre company for good. It has been suggested that this due in part to the changing cultural climate both of the Abbey itself and of Ireland. Shields a protestant nationalist perhaps felt that Ireland was becoming increasingly dominated by the Catholic Church, and the Abbey's rejection of The White Steed was a refection of this. In 1947 Arthur Shields directed the first production of Eugene O'Neill's play Moon for the Misbegotten which opened in Columbus, Ohio on 20 February 1947, after touring a number of cities the production was shut down by the police in March 1947 in Detroit because 'obscene' dialog. The play was subsequently regarded as one of O'Neill's finest. Through out the 1940s and 1950s Shields and Fitzgerald continued to appear regularly in supporting roles in Hollywood films. Both also worked in television. Shields played the role of the host and storyteller in the then innovative television drama serial Your Show Time, which was the first filmed(as opposed to live) network television entertainment programme. Shields contract for the series describes it as 'a series of twenty-six (26) motion picture photoplays based upon a series of stories in the public domain and the screenplays based thereon.' (T13/A/230). 'Stories in the public domain' included works by Charles Dickens and Guy de Maupassant. The show won an 'Emmy' award for 'excellence of performance and high quality of material'. In general however television work was regarded as a step down. It is also clear that Shields regarded a lot of the films he was involved with as being of fairly low quality. The principal exceptions being The Quiet Man which also featured Barry Fitzgerald and Jean Renoir's adaptation of Rumer Godden's novel The River which was filmed on location in Bengal, India. On Shields return to Hollywod from India in 1950 his wife Aideen died tragically aged just 36. The couple had one daughter Christine who was born in 1946. In 1955 Shields married an American journalist Laurie Bailey. In 1974 she wrote of their marriage 'They were good years we had together. The three of us' I had sensed that second marriage had been full of love, and no question but that Christine meant the world both of them. Though ours would be a relationship uniquely our own, I wanted it to reflect the spirit at least, of the Boss-Aideen-Christine union. In large measure I believe it did.' (see T13/A/510) By the late 1950s Shields was working less and less. He was involved in a television and radio advertising campaign for the Swiss Italian Wine company of California. After his retirement he complained 'I have spent my life in the theatre and when I go out in California I am pointed out or spoken to asandquot;The Man in the Wine ad" on television.' (T13/A/506) In 1959 Arthur Shields had had an opportunity to play Fluther Good again in a Los Angels Civic Theatre Foundation production of The Plough and the Stars. Suffering from a prolonged illness Barry Fitzgerald returned to Ireland in 1959 and died in 1961. After Barry's death Arthur and Laurie Shields moved to Santa Barbara California where Christine was attending school. 1966 was to significant year for Arthur Shields in that it was the 50th anniversary of the 1916 rising and also the year that that the 'New' Abbey Theatre opened in Dublin (The originally building having been destroyed in a fire in 1951). Unfortunately for Arthur Shields he was unable to return to Ireland for events marking these occasions because of ill health. However his daughter Christine traveled to Ireland to represent him. Perhaps the highlight of her trip was a speech she delivered at the unveiling ceremony of a plaque in the 'New' Abbey honouring Abbey cast members and employees who had been involved in the 1916 Rising. The Unveiling was presided over by the then Taoiseach and 1916 veteran Sean Lemass. After Arthur Shields death in 1970 his wife Laurie decided to gather together material on his life and to write a biography. She gathered a lot of valuable material adding to the families own archive. In the end she was unable to find a publisher for the biography. As she wrote of the project in 1974 '[Arthur's doctor] thought it would be good therepy for me! It has been.' (T13/A/510)

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer

The Shields family papers were donated to The James Hardiman Library, NUIG by Arthur Shields daughter Christine Shields.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and Content

Reflecting it provenance the bulk of this collection relates to Arthur Shields, it also includes a number of documents relating to Barry Fitzgerald and Aideen O'Connor. A small number of documents relating to Christine and Laurie Shields and a handful of documents relating to other members of the family. The material relating to Arthur Shields relates primarily to his adult life, the collection includes a considerable amount of material relating to the Abbey tours of North America in 1931-1932, 1932-1933, 1934-1935. The collection also includes a large amount of photocopies collected from other sources, this material was collected by Arthur Shields widow Laurie Bailey in the early 1970s. It includes correspondence with his sister Lini during the 1931-1932 tour. The collection also includes photocopies of a large amount of material relating to Arthur Shields involvement with Edward Choate and Paul Vincent Carroll during the period c.1939-1944. Also included is a Typescript manuscript of Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten . Perhaps reflecting Shields' own lack of interest in some of the film and television work he was involved with the collection includes comparatively little material relating to this aspect of his carrier. A major exception being material relating to Jean Renoir's The River, filmed in India during 1950. Shields corresponded with a number of important Irish literary and theatrical figures and this collection includes correspondence with Sean O'Casey, Ulick O'Connor, Cyril Cusack, J.M. Kerrigan, Rutherford Mayne, William Butler Yeats and Lady Gregory. However only a few letters from each of these people is included in this collection. The collection also includes material relating to Barry Fitzgerald. This part of the collection includes correspondence, tax forms and membership cards for various bodies. There is little or no textural material relating to Fitzgerald's Hollywood career, however the collection includes a large number of publicity photographs and news paper clippings relating to this aspect of Fitzgerald's career. The material relating to Aideen O'Connor includes photocopies of correspondence with her sisters sent during the Abbey tours of 1934-1935 and 1937-1938. In this correspondence she reflects on American life and describes meeting various Holywood stars including John Wayne. This collection also includes a number of non-textural records and printed material. This includes copies of several periodicals which Arthur Shields collected, newspaper clippings and Abbey programmers. Over 500 photographs, including publicity photographs from the Abbey and from Hollywood. Also included are a number of sound recodings of interviews Arthur Shields gave late in his life and a DVD copy of a television interview given to Arthur Shields' friend Dr. Homer D. Swandler of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

System of arrangement

At the highest level this collection had been arranged according to record type, with series for documents, photographs, publications, programmes and audiovisual items and artifacts. Within the documents section the material in this collection has been arranged according to the person it is associated with, in some cases so few documents were associated with an individual that at the highest level the have been grouped as 'Other Shields Family Members' With in each series documents have been arranged according to the aspect of the individual life or career they are connected to. For example in the case of Arthur Shields there are sub-series relating to his involvement in the 1916 rising, his stage work, his film work, his television work and his personal life. Within in these sub-series there are further divisions where appropriate, for example there are sub-series devoted to each of the Abbey tours of North America which Arthur Shields managed. In certain instances these sub-series themselves are further divided. For example the sub-series for the 1931-32 Abbey tour is divided into 'Correspondence' and 'Tour Management'. The photographs are arrange by subject type, with subseries for personal, theatre, film, radio and television. Both Theatre and Film are further divided by production.

CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND USE AREA
Conditions governing access

This collection is available to all bone 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/resources/archives/access.html No material may be reproduced from this collection without the written permission of the archivist, and all reproductions are subject to conditions of access. The most appropriate form of reference is Title of item; date of item: Reference Number (T13/?/??), James Hardiman Library Archives, NUI Galway.

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A Documents

A/1 Arthur Shields

A/1.1 Early Life

T13/A/1 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Elsie, Sheffield addressed to Arthur Shields, 13 Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin. The postcard features a photograph apparently taken by Barry Fitzgerald of two women in seated on a bridge. Elsie writes 'It was awfully wobbly sitting on this bridge, Will expected every moment to see us in the water.'

Date:23 October 1907 (post-mark) Extent:1 item

T13/A/2 Scope and Content:

Certificate issued to Arthur Shields by 'The Board of Education of The Church of Ireland' at a diocesan examination held at Clontarf.

Date:28 May 1909 Extent:1 item

T13/A/3 Scope and Content:

Two souvenir handkerchiefs sold by the Irish Players 'with the proceeds to be put towards a building to save Sir Hugh Lane's 'Great Gift of Pictures for Ireland', also enclosed two programmes for the Irish players' performance in the Royal Court Theatre of 'The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet' by George Bernard Shaw.

Date:April 1913 Extent:4 items

T13/A/4 Scope and Content:

A Broadside published by E.C. Yeats at the Cuala Press; features poems by Padraic Colum

Date:August 1914 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/5 Scope and Content:

A Broadside published by E.C. Yeats at the Cuala Press; features poem or song 'Buck have ye all; or, the picture of a playhouse'.

Date:December 1914 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/6 Scope and Content:

A Broadside published by E.C. Yeats at the Cuala Press, includes poem by Con O'Leary 'The Fugitive', signed by Con O'Leary 'To Arthur Shields with deep appreciation and recollection'

Date:January 1915 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/7 Scope and Content:

Flyer for a lecutre on 'Italian Highways and Byeways' to be delivered at 35 Dawson Street by Mr. Fred Clibborn.

Date:26 March (1920s?) Extent:1 item

A/1.2 The 1916 Rising

A/1.2.1 The Rising

T13/A/8 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Knutsford, C/O Chief Postal Censor, London, addressed to 'Everybody' (His immediate family). The letter was written from the internment camp in Knutsford, Kent where Shields had been interned after the 1916 rising. Shields writes that 'Things here have changed a great deal. In my last note I wrote an extract from our rules and you can imagine what sort of time we had but now that is all changed. We can talk, read, smoke, receive newspapers and parcels.' Shields also describes a visit from Alfie Byrne who had been elected M.P. in a By-Election in 1915 and later became Lord Mayor of Dublin. Shields also enquires as to the well being of his family, including his father's employment, 'Papa, I was worried as to what you were doing. I saw, the day we left Dublin, that there was a good deal of damage done to the "Freeman" office, I hoped that it wasn't properly destroyed.'

Date:Tuesday 30th [May ?] 1916 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/9 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Charles Saurin addressed to William (Barry Fitzgerald), the letter was sent from an internment camp in Britain. The letter describes how Lini Shields (later Lini Saurin) had been visiting them in the camp, 'Since Friday last Lini has been to see us every day.' He briefly describes the food in the camp and the recent changes in regime which have allowed them to read books again, 'Books - that's what we missed most. Now we're alright.'

Date:5 June 1916 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/10 Scope and Content:

Handwritten manuscript of a poem entitled 'Life and Death', begins 'Man d'ye hear them marching?' inscription in the same hand reads 'Composed during solitary confinement by a member of the Irish Republican Army June 1916 Knutsford prison.'

Date:June 1916 Extent:1 page

T13/A/11 Scope and Content:

Blank postcard depicting Frangoch in Wales

Date:n.d.

T13/A/12 Scope and Content:

'Dublin and the Sinn Féin Rising' issued by Wilson Hartnell 7 Co. Dublin. Sub titled 'Ypres on the Liffy' Portraits, documents, pictures, volunteer relics, arms and accoutrements and the story of the Rising, are included in this pamphlet. Articles include 'Dublin and the "Sinn Féin" Rising', 'the alpha and omega of a short lived republic and some leaders of the "Sinn Féin" Rising'. Apparently published before Casement's execution.

Date:May/June 1916 Extent:28 pp

T13/A/13 Scope and Content:

Booklet containing photographs of 'Twelve Interesting Views Showing the Ruins of Sackville Street and Adjoining Streets After The Rising'.

Date:1916 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/14 Scope and Content:

Booklet commemorating the 1916 rising entitled 'The Rebellion in Dublin, April 1916'. Features photographs of various buildings damaged during the rising, each photograph is accompanied by explanatory text.

Date:c. 1917? Extent:32 pp

T13/A/15 Scope and Content:

Booklet commemorating the 1916 rising entitled 'The Sinn Fein Rebellion'. Features photographs of various buildings damaged during the rising, each photograph is accompanied by explanatory text. Also book of photographs of Dublin,no references to 1916 or politics.

Date:c. 1917 Extent:2 items

T13/A/16 Scope and Content:

'A Record of The Irish Rebellion' published by 'Irish Life', includes newspaper cutting stuck onto it's pages.

Date:c. 1917 Extent:c. 50 pp

T13/A/17 Scope and Content:

'Album of leaders' Irish Rebellion, 1916 -foldout publication featuring pictures of the leaders of the 1916 rising including Pearse, Conolly, McBride and Markiecicz.

Date:c. 1920? Extent:1 item

T13/A/18 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Saurin's statement on his activities during the Easter rising in 1916, the statement covers the period he spent in the Volunteers before the rising, the first two days of the rising, the last day before the insurgents surrender and the following days, the statement ends with Saurin's transportation by sea to Britain. A separate statement 'The Story of the Hotel Metropole in Easter Week' which was published in 'An tOglach' on 20 March 1926, covers the three days from Tuesday evening until Friday night which Saurin spent in occupying the Hotel Metropole. The account makes several references to Arthur Shields, Saurin writes 'Subsequently Shields reported direct to Commandant General Connolly in the G.P.O. instead of linking up with us again at Fairview. He told me afterwards that Connolly said to him on that occasion: "I hope you will prove as good a man as your father." His father a pioneer in the cause of Irish Labour, was a descendant of William Orr on his mother's side and had an elder brother who had been a member of the Fenian Brotherhood.' Also describes the being reunited with Shields in the closing stages of the rising.

Date:1926 Extent:54 pp

T13/A/19 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a typescript version of 'The Story of The Hotel Metropole in Easter Week' by Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Saurin which originally appear in 'An tOglach' an Irish Army publication. The piece recounts the story of the occupation of the hotel by insurgent forces during the 1916 rising. Saurin writes 'From the military point of view, the effect of its occupation on the forces opposed to us was moral rather than material. Some really good marksmanship was displayed by a couple of men located at the Abbey Street corner of the block of buildings which contained the Metropole but those of us who were actually quartered in the Hotel itself during Easter week were comparatively inactive.'

Date: 20 March 1926 Extent:19 pp

T13/A/20 Scope and Content:

Material relating to Arthur Shields military pension, includes service certificate dated November 1938 confirming that Arthur Shields served in the 'Forces' during the entire week commencing 23 April 1916, and for 47 days during the period comprising 1 April 1916 to 22 April 1916 and 30 April 1916 to 31 March 1916. Also includes a pension award certificate dated 6 April 1939, granting Arthur Shields a pension of £21 6s 3d per annum. Also includes income tax assessments on the military pension.

Date:24 November 1938 - 15 September 1964 Extent:13 pp

A/1.2.2 The Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorations

T13/A/21 Scope and Content:

Letter from W.R. Rodgers, 6 Victoria Road, Colchester, Essex, England addressed to Arthur Shields, 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. Rodgers was an Irish poet and writer published a number of collections who also worked for the B.B.C. as a producer. Rodgers writes that he has just returned from a two months stay in Dublin where he was collecting material for two broadcasts on the 1916 Easter Rising. He writes that 'two B.B.C. broadcasts will emerge from the material. One will be a straight historical account of the Rising and its background, a 60-minutes broadcast on B.B.C. Home Service. The other will be an evocative, poetical piece ( I happen to be an Irish poet) of 60 minutes for B.B.C. Third Programme.'

Date:12 November 1964 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/22 Scope and Content:

Letter from Homer D. Swander, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara addressed to George P. Hunt, Managing Editor, Life, Time Inc. Rockerfeller Centre, New York, N.Y. 10020. Swander writes that the 50th anniversary of the 1916 rising and the re-opening of the Abbey Theatre were due to happen 'this year' and that it might be an interesting story for 'Life' magazine. He writes 'there is only one man still living who combines in his own person the greatness both of the Abbey and of that bloody Easter Week - Mr. Arthur Shields, now in retirement in Santa Barbara.'

Date:7 February 1966 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/23 Scope and Content:

Architectural drawing of the Garden of Remembrance drawn by Dáithi P. Hanly, the drawing includes a number features which are described in an accompanying hand out. For example '4. four 50 foot flagpoles flying the flags of the four provinces.'

Date:1966 Extent:2 items

T13/A/24 Scope and Content:

Invitation at the request of The Taoiseach and Mrs. Lemass to Arthur Shields to attend the ceremonial opening of The Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin on 11 April 1966. Also attached 'notes for persons invited' Arthur Shields did not attend.

Date:1966 Extent:2 items

T13/A/25 Scope and Content:

Invitation at the request of The Taoiseach and Mrs. Lemass to Arthur Shields to attend a reception in Dublin Castle to mark the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Rising of Easter Week on 17 April 1966. Also attached 'notes for persons invited' Shields did not attend presumably because illness prevented him from travelling to Ireland.

Date:1966 Extent:2 items

T13/A/26
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T13/376-380

Scope and Content:

Commemorative stamps issued on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1916 rising. Includes 8 stamps, one for each of the signatories of the proclamation of the Republic, and a general stamp commemorating the rising.

Date:April 1966 Extent:1 item

T13/A/27 Scope and Content:

Letter from the Secretary of the Department of Defense (An Roinn Cosanta) addressed to Arthur Shields, 404 E. Padre Street, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. relating to the opening of the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin. The letter was probably written in response to a letter from Shields apologising for not being able to accept an invitation to the opening ceremony for the gardens. The Secretary writes 'You will be pleased to know that the ceremony was most impressive, dignified and wholly memorable, as were all the ceremonies in connection with the Golden Jubilee of the Rising.'

Date:29 April 1966 Extent:1 page

A/1.3 Theatre

A/1.3.1 Abbey Theatre

T13/A/28
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T13/A/505

Scope and Content:

Letter from W.B. Yeats, 18 Woburn Building, Euston Row, London addressed to 'My dear Pelly' (probably Farell Pelly) . In this brief letter Yeats writes that (Cathleen?)Nesbitt started work 'on Saturday, (ten performances) in which case he is entitled to a preposterous amount of 10 weeks salary....' This letter is undated, Yeats was resident at the Woburn build at various times between the 1890s and about 1920, according to note by Laurie Shields (T13/A/505), this letter relates to the 1912 production of William Boyle's 'Family Failing'.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:1 page

T13/A/29 Scope and Content:

Booklet on The Abbey Theatre, with articles on 'The Theatre's Aims' by P.P. Howe, 'The Theatre's Method' C.E. Montague and a list of plays produced by the theatre.

Date:c. 1913 Extent:18 pp

T13/A/30 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the regulations of 'The Abbey Theatre' signed by St.John G. Ervine.

Date:c. 1915 Extent:1 page

T13/A/31 Scope and Content:

Programme for Ambassadors Theatre, London's production of 'The White-Headed Boy' signed by some of the player's including Arthur Shields, Arthur Sinclair and Sara Allgood. Programme stapled into a cover promoting 'Warriors' Day' - 'The Entertainment World's Tribute to Ex-Service Men'. Also enclosed is a leaflet promoting upcoming performances of Abbey associated plays in the Ambassadors Theatre, explaining that the survival of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin is under threat because of 'the curfew, and the other incidents of the state of siege at present existing in Dublin.'

Date:c. 1920 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/32 Scope and Content:

Drawing of Arthur Shields by John Rushell, sighed 'Paris July 20th '20', also drawing of Arthur Shields with signature 'Cracowski' 1920 and drawings of Arthur Shields by 'Milt Marx' for a production of Playboy of the Western World .

Date:20 July 1920 Extent:1 item

T13/A/33 Scope and Content:

Passengers' contract ticket from White Star Lines - Australian Service. Issued to Arthur Shields in Sydney. Shields was in Australia as part of an Abbey touring company.

Date:30 October 1922 Extent:1 items

T13/A/34 Scope and Content:

Letter from George Yeats, 82 Merrion Square, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields. Yeats writes to thank Shields for the work he has done for the Drama League; she also praises him for getting 'great effect at very small cost;'

Date:3 May 1924 Extent:1 page

T13/A/35 Scope and Content:

Letter from George Yeats, 82 Merrion Square, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields; Yeats writes that 'it was decided at the last committee meeting of the D.D.L. that Henry IV should be repeated on the evening of Sunday 10th (for the entertainment of the visitors to the Tailteann Games). She also writes that 'the league lost over £49 less on its productions last year than the year before, an this is very largely thanks to you.'

Date:6 July 1924 Extent:1 page

T13/A/36 Scope and Content:

Cutting of a cartoon by Grace Vandeleur Plunkett featuring members of the Abbey Company, including Lennox Robinson, Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald.

Date:1925 Extent:1 item

T13/A/37 Scope and Content:

Reproduction of a drawing of Ballydonal House - Presumably connected with Lennox Robinson's play 'The Big House'

Date:c. 1926 Extent:1 item

T13/A/38
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T13/A/308

Scope and Content:

Letter from Samuel J.Waddell addressed to Arthur Shields. Waddell who wrote plays under the name Rutherford Mayne writes 'I just wanted to say that I am delighted and so proud that you are the Peter that I thought of, and hoped for and had in mind when writing.' Arthur Shields appeared in the part of Peter in the Abbey's first production of Mayne's play 'Peter', which opened on 28 January 1930. Mayne wrote this letter having seen Shields in a dress rehearsal of the play. SEE ALSO 653

Date:27 January 1930 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/39 Scope and Content:

Two letters from Lady Gregory, Coole Park, Gort, Co. Galway addressed to Arthur Shields, Gregory makes reference to her own plays 'The White Cockade' and to 'The Plough and the Stars'.

Date:April - June 1930 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/40 Scope and Content:

Photocopies of 431

Date:April-June 1930 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/41 Scope and Content:

Two blank Abbey headed letter pages, W.B. Yeats, Walter Starkie, Lennox Robinson and Dr. Richard Hayes are listed as directors.

Date:pre-1932 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/42 Scope and Content:

A list of 'first productions of every play produced by the Irish Literary Theatre and the Abbey Theatre' List dates from 1899 to 1935, last few entries added by hand, each item consists of the date of the first production, the name of the play, and the Author's name.

Date:1936 Extent:7 pp

T13/A/43 Scope and Content:

Memorandum of Agreement Parties: Fredrick Robert Higgins, Director, on behalf of the National Theatre Society Limited (herein called the Director) of the first part and Arthur Shields (herin called the Artist) of the second part. Terms and Conditions: The Director engages the artist to rehearse, study, understudy and perform to the best of his ability all parts which the Artist may be cast for in any play forming part of the repertory of the National Theatre Society Ltd. or in any new play produced by the Society in the United States of America or Canada. The said agreement to take effect approximately October 1 1937 for a period of not less than ten weeks. During the continuance of this agreement the Director agrees to pay the artist a weekly salary of $150.

Date:14 July 1937 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/44 Scope and Content:

Copy letter from Warren P. Munsell, Business Manager, The Theatre Guild, Inc. 245 West 52nd Street, New York City addressed to Mr. [Eric?] Gorman. An addendum to the copy reads 'This letter will come up for the consideration of the [Abbey] board at the next meeting.' Munsell proposes that the Abbey Theatre might tour the United States and Canada under Theatre Guild management if they performed a play by Edward J. Eustace entitled 'The Kings of The Mountains'. According to Munsell 'The locale is in the coal fields of Pennsylvania in 1876 and the principal characters are the Irish who formed the Mollie Maguire society and lived in that section at the time.' Under the proposed agreement the Abbey would first produce the play in Dublin, following that production 'The Theatre Guild is to have an option to bring the entire company and production to the United States and Canada on terms to be agreed upon in advance for the individual actors and the Abbey Theatre'

Date:1937 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/45 Scope and Content:

'Personalities of the Dublin Theatre - Biographical Information' form filled in by Arthur Shields, he gives details of his Abbey Career, 'Joined Abbey School of Acting in 1913', 'Got first Abbey Theatre Contract early 1916'. The form was to be returned to Andrew E. Malone. Malone published 'The Early History of the Abbey Theatre.' in 'The Irish Theatre: Lectures Delivered During the Abbey Theatre Festival Held in Dublin in August 1938' edited by Lennox Robinson

Date:c. 1938 Extent:1 page

T13/A/46 Scope and Content:

Sheet music for 'An Ardglass Boat Song' composed by John F. Larchet and signed by the composer 'To Arthur and Laurie Shields, with every good wish from J.F. Larchet'

Date:c. 1964 Extent:7 pp

T13/A/47 Scope and Content:

Sheet music for 'The Wee Boy in Bed' composed by John F. Larchet and signed by the composer 'To Christine Shields, I hope you will like this song, I do! J.F. Larchet.'

Date:c. 1964 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/48 Scope and Content:

Sheet music for a collection of songs 'Irish Airs' composed by John F. Larchet signed by the composer 'In memory of the "Abbey" days from John F Larchet'; includes compositions 'Emer's Farewell', 'The Wheelwright', 'Little Brother to my Heart', 'Hornpipe' and two reels, includes several copies of each piece.

Date:c. 1964 Extent:28 pp

T13/A/49 Scope and Content:

Sheet music for a collection of songs 'Irish Airs' composed by John F. Larchet signed by the composer 'To my old friend Arthur Shields from J. H. Larchet'; includes compositions 'Emer's Farewell', 'The Wheelwright', 'Little Brother to My Heart', 'Hornpipe' and two reels, includes several copies of each piece.

Date:c. 1964 Extent:28 pp

A/1.3.2 Abbey Tour of North America (1931-1932)

A/1.3.2.1 Tour Management

T13/A/50 Scope and Content:

Publicity leaflet announcing The Abbey tour of North America in 1931-1932. The leaflet announces the tour as the 'First American Tour in Seventeen Years' and features photographs of several of the Abbey actors, including Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields, F.J. McCormick and Eileen Crowe; the leaflet also lists some of the plays in the company's repertoire, this list includes St.John Ervine's 'John Ferguson', Sean O'Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars' and Lennox Robinson's 'The Far-Off Hills' (3 copies)

Date:1931 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/51 Scope and Content:

The Philadelphia Forum Magazine, a publication issued by the Forum Theatre Philadelphia. Includes article about the Abbey Theatre Company, featuring photographs of Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald.

Date:October 1931 Extent:32 pp

T13/A/52 Scope and Content:

Material relating to customs and transport of scenery during the 1931-1932 tour. Includes customs form dated 13 October 1931 issued to Lennox Robinson for 75 pieces of theatrical scenery and 21 packages of theatrical effects which arrived on the S.S. Laonia. Also includes customs forms for the transfer of scenery between the United States and Canada. Also includes Bill of Lading dated 1 May 1932 for the return transport of the scenery to Ireland on the British Vessel Scythia.

Date:13 October 1931-12 May 1932 Extent:19 items

T13/A/53 Scope and Content:

Letters from Jack Quigley tour manager for the Abbey Theatre Company addressed to Arthur Shields, also includes a 'tentative itinerary' covering the period 19 October 1931 - 13 February 1932. Quigley was travelling ahead to the tour party orgainising transport, venues and accommodation; also organised engagements for members of the company for example on 25 November 1931 he writes from Toronto, Ontario 'Tuesday afternoon at 12.30 pm the Heliconian Club has invited five or six of the company luncheon. It is up to you to name the five or six...' Also letter from the Inter-Maritime Forwarding Co. Inc., Customs Brokers, Foreign Freight Forwarders, 44 Whitehall Street, New York City addressed Jack Quigley, Players Club, 15 Gramercy Park, New York City. The Inter-Maritime Forwarding Company representative advises Quigley that if he wants to avoid paying duties on the scenery he should ship it to Halifax in Canada before the next Abbey tour which was planned to begin in October 1932.

Date:15 October 1931 - 7 April 1932 Extent:c. 70 items

T13/A/54 Scope and Content:

Travelling Stage Employees' Contract Parties: Abbey Theatre Company of the first part and H.J. Leeg member of the Local 5, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada of the second part. Terms: The party of the second party is engaged as an Electrician with The Abbey Theatre Players company at $100 per week, commencing October 18 1931

Date:15 October 1931 Extent:1 page

T13/A/55 Scope and Content:

Weekly accounts for the 1931-1932 Abbey tour. Each folio is divided in to debit and credit, with fields for date, details and amount. Most credit entries come from payments from the Alber Wickes Bureau. Typical debit entries include salaries, taxi fares, wires and laundry.

Date:11 October 1931 - 14 May 1932 Extent:32 ff

T13/A/56 Scope and Content:

Route book, each folio which represents a calendar month contains the following fields 'Day of the week' 'Day of the month' , 'Hold', 'Booked' 'Contract', 'Terms'. The 'Day of the week' and 'Day of the month' fields are printed, for example 'Mon.','5'. Each entry (which appear to ignore the field headings) is composed of a city location, a performance time and an abbreviated play title, for some days two performances are included, For example Wednesday 6 January 1932 'Minneapolis Minn', 'Matt. W.H.B., Eve F.O.H.' Plays listed include 'W.H.B.' ('The Whiteheaded Boy'), 'F.O.H.' ('The Far-Off Hills') both by Lennox Robinson, 'J.F.' ('John Ferguson') by St. John Ervine 'Juno' ('Juno and The Paycock') by Sean O'Casey and 'Play' ('Playboy of the Western World') by J.M. Synge. Cities visited include Chicago, Boston, Vancouver, Tallahassee, Buffalo.

Date:13 October 1931 - 30 April 1932 Extent:7 ff

T13/A/57
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T13/A/68

Scope and Content:

Check made out to Arthur Shields from The Alber Bureau for the sum of $1500. The check is from The Standard Trust Bank of Cleveland Ohio; attached is a note dated 21 December 1931 stating that 'The Standard Trust Bank, Cleveland Ohio reported closed and in the hands of State Banking Department.'

Date:18 December 1931, 21 December 1931 Extent:2 items

T13/A/58 Scope and Content:

Map of the Untied States rail road network issued by The New York Central Lines and American Express. Includes pencil marking showing the transcontinental route taken by the Abbey tour party in 1931-1932.

Date:1932 Extent:1 item

T13/A/59 Scope and Content:

Letter from O'Hare of the Cunard Steam Ship Company addressed to Arthur Shields, Abbey Theatre Company, Dublin. O'Hare explains that the difference in the cost of the freight returning to Ireland 'is accounted for by the fall of the £ in terms of American currency', he goes on 'However, I have made a request that some preferential treatment should be given to this shipment, and the Management have agreed, as a special concession...' Also included are the original credit note and a revised one with the reduced rate.

Date:17 May 1932 Extent:3 items

T13/A/60 Scope and Content:

Card with a list of Abbey tour party members followed by a figure probably a sum of money, under the heading October 7 1931 - May 7 1932, names include 'Shields', 'O'Dea', 'Fitzgerald', 'S. Richards', sums range from 27.50 to 72.50; the card also includes a list of plays and the number of performances, some play titles are abbreviated, the most performed play was 'WHB' (Whiteheaded Boy) which had 71 performances. Inscriptions read '47- 1 nite stands', '238 performances', 'Played 74 cities' Inscription read 'Oct 7 1931 - May 7 1932' , information presumably compiled sometime after that date.

Date:1932? Extent:1 item

A/1.3.2.2 Correspondence with Lini Saurin

T13/A/61 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Ferner Hotel, Somerset, Pennsylvania addressed to Lini Saurin. Shields writes that he has 'seen a lot of the States in the last fortnight but I would give it all for a squint at Adam'; he also gives a list of the planned dates for the tour and adds 'there a lot of vacant dates in this listand they will probably be filled fairly soon.'

Date:27 October 1931 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/62 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, William Penn Hotel, Altoona, Pennsylvania addressed to Lini Saurin. This letter bears the same date as letter T13/61, however Shields writes 'Yesterday from Somerset pa. I sent you my first and only letter to anyone'. Shields describes his experiences as a tour manager, he writes 'If I had known it would be as hard as this I wouldn't have taken it at $200 a week. A lot of things - from Robinsons end - have annoyed me since I came, but I suppose I must just go on.'

Date:27 October 1931 (28 October 1931) Extent:2 pp

T13/A/63 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Hotel Webster Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania addressed to Lini Saurin, Shields describes how busy he and the company are and goes on to write 'The plays and players got great praise in the Pittsburgh papers so much so that some have swelled heads. Its difficult to mange them all.'

Date:7 November 1931 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/64 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada addressed to Lini Saurin. Shields describes the hectic pace of life for him as manager of the tour and also describes the time they spent in Montreal which he enjoyed; he also write that 'Lennox [Robinson] who was advertised to Lecture [in Kingston, Ontario] tomorrow, has had an accident at Ann Arbour....' The organiser wanted him to send someone down in his place, he goes on 'She wasn't a bit concerned about him only about her collection of old frumps...hope to the lord he is all right.'

Date:24 November 1931 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/65 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Toronto addressed to Lini Saurin, Shields complains that he is expected to give a large number of public addresses, he writes 'I mean these societies ask us out to a rotten lunch or tea and in return expect an address. The job usually falls on me. I hate it.' he also writes 'Toronto we both like better than the other Canadian Cities. Its large with lovely shops and evidently very wealthy.'

Date:2 December 1931 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/66 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields addressed to Lini Saurin, very brief letter enclosing £30.

Date:[December] 1931 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/67 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Hotel Berry, Athens, Ohio addressed to Lini Saurin. Shields writes 'This is a nice quiet place. A university town. We played "Juno" here tonight. I think they laughed 3 times. But gave us good applause at the end.'

Date:14 December 1931 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/68
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T13/A/57

Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, The New Pfister, Milwaukee, Wisconsin addressed to Lini Saurin. Shields describes a week spent in Cincinnati on a break from performing; he writes 'I was just getting along nicely when I got word one morning (Tuesday) from the cashier in the hotel who had changed my salary cheque that the Cleveland Trust Co. had failed so that the cheque was returned and I must give him immediately $ 1500.'

Date:30 December 1931 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/69 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Nicollete Hotel addressed to Lini Saurin, Shields describes going ice-skatting in Madison with Barry Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea and [Denis?] Johnstone and complains about having to catch up on his accounts, he writes 'Lord how I envy those people haven't accounts to keep.'

Date:10 January 1932 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/70 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields addressed to Lini Saurin, apparently written in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Shields describes the harsh weather conditions; he writes 'The snow is falling and almost as soon as it touched the ground was blown about so that it flies in all directions...'

Date:16 January 1932 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/71 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, 'Somewhere in the Rockies' addressed to Lini Saurin. Shields attempts to describe the scenery of a trip through the Rockies between Calgary and Vancouver, he writes 'I have been using superlatives so much all day that any word I would use now to describe what we have passed through would sound poor.'

Date:21 January 1932 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/72 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Hotel Georgia, Vancouver B.C. addressed to Lini Saurin; Shields writes that 'We had awful trouble with the U.S. customs getting out of, into and again out of Canada.' He writes of Vancouver 'It’s a good interesting town too. A Chinese quarter, a Japanese quarter, a Sikh quarter and lots of others.'

Date:30 January 1932 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/73 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Coeur D'Alene Hotel, Spokane, Washington addressed Lini Saurin; in a very brief letter Shields writes '...everyone says I am getting fat and never looked better...Lord I wish it was over.'

Date:4 February 1932 Extent:1 page

T13/A/74 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Green River, Wyoming addressed to Lini Saurin; the letter was completed in Denver, Colorado, Shields writes 'This rush and grind is having a queer effect on me, I find myself doing unusual things - being rude, very rude - or quite calm when I would ordinarily be flustered. I feel I've learned a good deal.' He also writes 'Shelah Richards...is leaving us in a few weeks time. That means a lot of extra work and rehearsing someone else into her parts.'

Date:10 February 1932 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/75 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Southern Hotel, Denton Texas, addressed to Lini Saurin, Shields writes of Texas 'it's the most untidy country I have ever been in...anything and everything just thrown in heaps. Its extraordinary, the people generally down here are rather uncouth.'

Date:18 February 1932 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/76 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Hotel Georgian, Terrace, Atlanta, Georgia addressed to Lini Saurin, Shields writes of Tuskegee University, Alabama where the Abbey touring company performed 'It’s a big negro college of the south, in fact the principle negro coll of the States...You cannot imagine how fine those audiences were. So quick in seeing the humour that is so often lost on the white audiences here.' He also writes with reference to the 16 February 1932 general elections in Ireland 'Heard today for the first time the real results of the elections. I wonder what will happen. I'm sure we'll loose the grant. I really think though that a change of government - that is not too drastic a change - will be good for the country.'

Date:6 March 1932 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/77
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T13/A/58

Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Hotel Lafayette, Buffalo, New York addressed to Lini Saurin, Shields describes the pleasant experience of eating oysters in Washington '...the memory of them lives with me. All or nearly all food we have had in America tastes as though it had been cooked a week ago and been kept warm since.' He also writes 'Yesterday when we reached Baltimore we were quite delighted because reaching that point meant that we had completed our circle of the country. I have all our journey marked in red on a map and it makes a long red line.' (T13/58)

Date:26 March 1932 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/78 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, The Edison Hotel, Schenectady, New York addressed to Lini Saurin, in this short letter Shields complains of having been struck down by 'Flu or grip as they call it here'. He also writes 'I'm sorry to have to tell you that they made some more bookings after the Boston engagement so that all my hopes are dashed as to being home when I told you.'

Date:5 April 1932 Extent:1 page

T13/A/79 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Boston addressed to Lini Saurin, Shields writes of his excitement at the prospect of returning home to Ireland; he writes 'Its settled now we leave Boston on Saturday 2nd May on the Scythia.' he also writes that 'I'll never be able to thank you enough for all the care you have taken of him and the grand way you have kept us posted with news.'

Date:22 April 1932 Extent:3 pp

A/1.3.3 Abbey Tour of North America (1932-1933)

A/1.3.3.1 Tour Management

T13/A/80 Scope and Content:

Articles of Agreement Parties: The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Irish Free State as the Party of the First Part, and Alberand Wickes, Inc. of Boston, Mass, U.S.A. as Party of the Second Part. Terms and Conditions: The Party of the Second Part agrees to manage an American and Candian Tour for the Abbey Theatre Irish Players during the season 1932-33. The Party of the First Part agrees to maintain an artistic standard equal to that of former years and will arrive in the United States not latter than 10 October 1932. The Party of the Second Part agrees to pay The Party of the First Part a minimum sum of twenty-five hundred dollars (2500.00) per week, except the week in which Christmas falls and Holy Week.

Date:2 May 1932 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/81 Scope and Content:

Material relating to rail transport for the 1932-1933 tour, includes correspondence and itineraries from a number of railroad companies including The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company and The New York Central Railroad Company. According to an undated itinerary issued by The New York Central Railroad Company for a journey between Chicago and Boston the company required , one extra coach, one 12 dorm sleeper and one 70ft. Baggage car.

Date:1932-1933 Extent:7 items

T13/A/82 Scope and Content:

Proposed and temporary itinerary for the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America. Covers the period from 10 October 1932 to 10 May 1933. 2 identical copies.

Date:1932 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/83 Scope and Content:

Details of playing times for Abbey performances, includes aggregate times for performances which featured one act plays with full length plays for example 'Playboy of The Western World' with 'Shadow of The Glen' together lasted 140 minutes.

Date:1932-1933 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/84 Scope and Content:

List of plays to be performed at the Schubert Theatre, New Haven by the Abbey Touring Company in October 1932

Date:October 1932 Extent:1 page

T13/A/85 Scope and Content:

Record book maintained by Arthur Shields containing lists of payments to company members during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America. In each folio, each company member is given a different field for their weekly salary; there are also fields for the date, total and city. While there are some variations the usual weekly salary bill was $1621.50. Also includes details of plays performed.

Date:8 October 1932 - 22 April 1933 Extent:8 ff

T13/A/86 Scope and Content:

Weekly accounts for the 1932-1933 Abbey tour. Each folio is divided in to debit and credit, with fields for date, details and amount. Most credit entries come from payments from the Alber Wickes Inc. Typical debit entries include salaries, taxi fares, wires and laundry.

Date:24 September 1932 -28 January 1933 Extent:19 ff

T13/A/87 Scope and Content:

Weekly accounts for the 1932-1933 Abbey tour. Each folio is divided in to debit and credit, with fields for date, details and amount. Most credit entries come from payments from the Alber Wickes Inc. . Typical debit entries include salaries, taxi fares, wires and laundry.

Date:4 February 1933 - 3 June 1933 Extent:17 ff

T13/A/88 Scope and Content:

Abbey Theatre 'call' for the week beginning 12 December 1932, issued by Arthur Shields; includes details of travel arrangements, accommodation and plays to be performed.

Date:12 December 1932 Extent:1 page

T13/A/89 Scope and Content:

Programme for the Abbey Theatre Company's performance of W.B. Yeats 'King Oedipus' at the Martin Beck Theatre 45th Street at 8th Avenue, New York.

Date:15 January 1933 Extent:1 item

A/1.3.3.2 Correspondence

T13/A/90 Scope and Content:

Letter from W.B. Yeats, The Waldorf Astoria, New York addressed to Arthur Shields. Yeats writes that he was of the strong opinion 'that it would be better as far as possible to drop "Words upon the Window Pane" out of our American repertory' because Yeats felt that American audience didn't have sufficient knowledge of Swift's works.

Date:30 October 1932 Extent:1 page

T13/A/91 Scope and Content:

Letter from F.W. Jordan, Hotel Paramount, 46 Street, New York City addressed to E.A. Wickes, Care Abbey Theatre Players, Garrick Theatre, Philadelphia, Penn. Brief letter reads in its entirety 'Please change the transfer call to unload from Jersey City Monday at 8 a.m. As the floats don't operate Sunday I am afraid to take a chance on floating the car over Monday as we open with a matinee.'

Date:21 December 1932 Extent:1 page

T13/A/92 Scope and Content:

Letter from Walter E. Doherty, John A. Conkeyand Company, Customs Brokers and Forwarders addressed to Arthur Shields, c/o Abbey Theatre, c/o Martin Beck Theatre, West 45th Street, New York City, N.Y. Doherty explains that he has notified the Collector of Customs at Buffalo, N.Y. of the company's itinerary, he also reminds Shields to fill in an American Consular Invoice before the company travels from Toronto to Chicago.

Date:23 January 1933 Extent:1 page

T13/A/93 Scope and Content:

Letter from Joesph B. Daly addressed to Fred Jordan, Advance Manager, the Abbey Theatre Players, Harris Theatre, Chicago, Ill. Daly complains of the difficulty he faced hearing the actors at an Abbey performance.

Date:7 March 1933 Extent:1 page

T13/A/94 Scope and Content:

Letter from Gerard A. Leahy addressed to Abbey Players, C/O Harris Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois; Leahy asks 'if it would be possible for some gentleman in your company to recite Robert Emmett's speech - that masterpiece of patriotism and eloquence' at the following Saturday's performance.

Date:16 March 1933 Extent:1 page

T13/A/95 Scope and Content:

Letter from Ashton Stevens 6722 Constance Avenue, Chicago addressed to Arthur Shields, thanking him and all the Abbey players who signed 'the book' for him.

Date:20 March 1933 Extent:1 page

T13/A/96 Scope and Content:

Letter from the Commissioner of Immigration, Boston District addressed to Arthur Shields, C/O Alberand Wickes, Inc., Boston, Mass. The letter states that 'Our records show you were admitted for eight months or until June 1, 1933, therefore no extension is necessary.' Also letter from Monica H. Grey, Alberand Wickes, Inc., 332-338 Little Building - 80 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass addressed to Mr. Arthur Shields, Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois. Listing members of the Abbey touring company who had received extensions on there visas.

Date:24 March 1933 - 25 March 1933 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/97 Scope and Content:

Letter from Morton Dauwen Zabel of Poetry Magazine addressed to E.A. Wickes for the Abbey Players, The Sherman Hotel, Chicago inviting the players to a tea-party at the Arts Club, 410 North Michigan Avenue.

Date:1 April 1933 Extent:1 page

T13/A/98 Scope and Content:

Letter from John A. McGarry, 1303 Security Building, Chicago addressed to Arthur Shields, Abbey Theatre Players, Harris Theatre, Chicago, Illinois. McGary writes to congratulate Shields and the Abbey Players 'on the wonderful artistic and I hope financial success of your seven weeks Chicago season.'

Date:13 April 1933 Extent:1 page

T13/A/99 Scope and Content:

Letter from William J. Sullivan, 179 Summer Street, Boston, Mass addressed to Arthur Shields, Manager Abbey Players, Hollis St. Theatre, Boston, Mass. Sullivan writes to complain about the utterances of 'blasphemous expressions' in an Abbey performance. He complains that 'never in my life have I been so insulted.'

Date:24 April 1933 Extent:1 page

A/1.3.4 Abbey Tour of North America (1934-1935)

A/1.3.4.1 Publicity and Programmes

T13/A/100 Scope and Content:

Handwritten account the history of the Abbey Theatre beginning 'The Irish Literary Society was started in 1893 to counter the bitter political disillusionment and despair that followed Parnell's fall.' Includes quotes from other works cut out and pasted on to the page. Appears to have been written by Arthur Shields.

Date:1934 Extent:11 pp

T13/A/101 Scope and Content:

Guide to the Abbey Players 1934-1935 tour of the United States, features autographs of many of the 'players' including 'Aideen O'Connor', 'F.J. McCormick', 'Arthur Shields', 'Barry Fitzgerald', 'Denis O'Dea' and 'Frolie Mulhearn'. (2 copies)

Date:1934 Extent:12 pp (x 2)

T13/A/102 Scope and Content:

Programme for the Abbey performances of their repertoire in the Golden Theatre New York.

Date:December 1934 Extent:12 pp

T13/A/103 Scope and Content:

Programme for the Abbey performances of their repertoire in Detroit.

Date:January 1935 Extent:12 pp

T13/A/104 Scope and Content:

Programme for the Abbey performances of their repertoire in the Biltmore theatre Los Angeles

Date:March 1935 Extent:30 pp

T13/A/105 Scope and Content:

Reproduction of a drawing by Fred Lewis of 'The Abbey Players in their Celtic roles at The Harris' , drawing features Denis O'Dea, Aideen O'Connor, Arthur Shields, Eileen Crowe, F.J. McCormick, May Craig, Barry Fitzgerald and Frolie Mulhern. Probably refers to the Harris Theatre Chicago.

Date:c. 1935 Extent:1 item

A/1.3.4.2 Tour Management

T13/A/106 Scope and Content:

Memorandum of Agreement Parties: The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Irish Free State as Party of the First Part and Alberand Wickes Inc. of Boston, Mass. U.S.A. as Party of the Second Part. Withesseth: The Party of the Second Part agrees to manage an American and Canadian tour for the Abbey Theatre Irish Players during the season 1934-35, which shall last from October 1st 1934 to June 15th 1935. The party of the First Part agrees that the Abbey Theatre Irish Players, consisting of a company of fourteen (14) players, three (3) stage hands, with normal scenery, costumes and properties, will arrive in the United States or Canada, as requested, not later than October 8th 1934.

Date:14 August 1934 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/107 Scope and Content:

Copy of Agreement Parties: The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Irish Free State as Party of the First Part and Alberand Wickes Inc. of Boston, Mass. U.S.A. as Party of the Second Part. Terms: That any extra expense, over and above what is considered usual expenses, which may be occasioned by the presentation in America of the plays "Church Street", "the Resurrection", and "The King of the Great Clock Tower", is to be met in the following manner: Such extra expense is to be divided between the two parties on a fifty-fifty basis.

Date:14 August 1934 Extent:1 page

T13/A/108 Scope and Content:

Statement given out at the 'conference between Mr. Lennox Robinson, Managing Director of the Abbey Theatre, Mr. Elbert Wickes the American producer, and the representatives of the press.' His statement outlines the planned itinerary and repertory of the company. According to the statement 'Mr. Lennox Robinson, the managing Director of the Abbey Company, will accompany them on part of its tour. Mr. Arthur Shields, the assistant producer of the Theatre, will be in charge of the Company. Mr. Elbert Wickes, the American producer, will be in personal charge throughout the tour.'

Date:17 August 1934 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/109 Scope and Content:

List of equipment - Scenery, costumes, properties etc. carried by The Abbey Theatre Company during their 1934-1935 tour of the United States. The list is divided into the following sections: 'List of Articles Imported From Ireland',' Detailed List of Misc. Properties Imported From Ireland',' Detailed List of Wardrobe Imported From Irish Free State' and a 'List of Articles Procured in the United States'

Date:1934 - 1935 Extent:8 pages

T13/A/110 Scope and Content:

Travelling Stage Employees' Contract between the Abbey Players Company and F. Felder, member of Local No. 1, international alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada. The Abbey Company agreed to employ Felder at a weekly salary of $100 per week commencing 1 October 1934.

Date:1 October 1934 Extent:1 page

T13/A/111 Scope and Content:

Travelling Stage Employees' Contract between the Abbey Players Company and H.J. Leeg, member of Local No. 1, international alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada. The Abbey Company agreed to employ Leeg at a weekly salary of $100 per week commencing 1 October 1934.

Date:1 October 1934 Extent:1 page

T13/A/112 Scope and Content:

Travelling Stage Employees' Contract between the Abbey Players Company and F. Felder, member of Local No. 1, international alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada. The Abbey Company agreed to employ Felder at a weekly salary of $100 per week commencing 1 October 1934.

Date:1 October 1934 Extent:1 page

T13/A/113 Scope and Content:

Account book for the Abbey tour of North America 1934-1935. Divided into sections, the first section lists weekly payments to cast members, including Arthur Shields, F.J. McCormick, Barry Fitzgerald and Aideen O'Connor. Another section listing performances contains the following fields; date, venue, state, time (Evening or Matinee), play, receipts. For example '1934 October 22, Parsons Theatre, Hartford, Con. E., Far Off Hills, 1000'

Date:6 October 1934 - 8 June 1935 Extent:16 ff

T13/A/114 Scope and Content:

Customs forms relating to the transportation of baggage by the Abbey Theatre Company. Includes several identical copies a form dated 1 November 1934, relating to the transport of the baggage from Buffalo, New York to Hamilton, Ontario.

Date:1 November 1934 - 26 May 1935 Extent:10 pp

T13/A/115 Scope and Content:

Bill of Lading for the Cunard White Star Limited for the receipt of 182 packages of theatrical scenery and properties consigned to The Abbey Theatre Company transported by the vessel Scythia to be transported to the port of Liverpool or so near as the vessel may safely get, including liberty to call at Cobh.

Date:8 June 1935 Extent:1 item

A/1.3.4.3 Correspondence

T13/A/116 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields from The Secretary of The Abbey Theatre (J.H. Perrin?) instructing him of the amounts that are to deducted from the salaries of various members of the cast.

Date:26 September 1934 Extent:1 page

T13/A/117 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields from, the Abbey theatre listing salaries of players on the 1934 tour. The letter which addresses Shields as 'Boss' isn't signed.

Date:27 December 1934 Extent:1 page

T13/A/118 Scope and Content:

Letter from Leighton and Leffler addressed to Mr. Alex Dunbar, DPA - Wabash RR, 816 Singer Building, New York, N.Y. The letter relates to the logistics of the tour and includes sections devoted to 'Equipment', 'Tickets', 'Movements and play dates'. Also lists venues and dates for example 'Company plays American Theatre, St, Louis, Feb. 19,20,21,22,23,1935'

Date:15 January 1935 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/119 Scope and Content:

Letter from Laura D. Wilck, Capitol Theatre Building, 1639 Broadway, New York City addressed to Mr. Arthur Shields, Abbey Players, C/O A. Wikes, Boston, Massachusetts. Wilck apparently an agent of some type writes 'I understand you are to be in Los Angeles about the first of March. I am enclosing letters of introduction to my agent on the coast who will represent you ably there'. The enclosed letter is addressed to Harry Wurtzel, 6417 la Mirada Avenue, Hollywood, California; Wilick writes 'Fox, Warners' Metro and Paramount are enormously interested in Mr. Shields' work but because the Players are scheduled to go on tour, little could be done in the limited time he has in New York.'

Date:21 January 1935 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/120 Scope and Content:

Letter from Albert M. Bender, 311 California Street, San Francisco addressed to Arthur Shields, Olympic Hotel, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco, California. Bender writes 'It occurred to me that our friends of the Abbey Players might like to keep their invitations from the Citizens' Committee as a remembrance of their visit to San Francisco. I am allowing myself the privilege of enclosing an envelope for each of the players with two extras for emergencies.'

Date:5 April 1935 Extent:1 page

T13/A/121 Scope and Content:

Invitation to a reception held for The Abbey Theatre Players at the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco

Date:1935? Extent:1 page

A/1.3.5 Choate-Shields productions

A/1.3.5.1 Kindred

T13/A/122 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of the Dramatic Production Contracts for the rights to produce 'Kindred' in the United States; the contract was entered into between Edward Choate of 307 East 44th Street, New York City and Paul Vincent Carroll, c/o Richard J. Madden Play Company, Paramount Building, New York City. Paul Vincent Carroll received an initial payment of $2000, and royalties of 10% of all gross weekly box office receipts. Edward Choate agreed to produce and present the play on or before the 29 October 1939

Date:17 January 1939 Extent:30 pp

T13/A/123 Scope and Content:

Kindred Company accounts; including operating profitand loss statement and balance sheet for the period beginning December 23 [1939] ending January 6 1940.

Date:10 January 1939 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/124 Scope and Content:

Typescript manuscript of 'Kindred' by Paul Vincent Carroll

Date:c. 1939 Extent:c. 100 pp

T13/A/125 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Edward Choate and Myron McCormick, employing McCormick in the role of 'Dermot O'Regan, the Son' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 27 November 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of 3% of the gross weekly receipt with a guarantee of $300 each week.

Date:9 October 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/126 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Harry Young, employing Young in the role of 'Michael Fenet' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $200 each week.

Date:13 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/127 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Byron Russell, employing Russell in the role of 'Sergeant Hannigan' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $65 each week.

Date:16 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/128 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Thomas Findlay, employing Findlay in the role of 'J.K. Keefe (Town Councillor)' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $200 each week.

Date:13 November 1939 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/129 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Aline MacMahon, employing MacMahon in the role of 'Mary' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 11 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $500 each week.

Date:16 November 1939 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/130 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Hale Norcross, employing Norcross in the role of 'Second Figure' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $100 each week.

Date:16 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/131 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Lucian Self, employing Kennedy in the role of 'Stage Manager' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $100 each week.

Date:18 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/132 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Wallace Ford, employing Ford in the role of 'First Dermot O'Regan' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 11 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $500 each week.

Date:27 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/133 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Wauna Paul, employing Paul in the role of 'Primrose' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 11 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $65 each week.

Date:27 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/134 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Halia Stoddard, employing Stoddard in the role of 'Agnes Keefe' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $125 each week.

Date:27 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/135 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Arthur Shields, employing Shields in the role of 'The Second Dermot O'Reagan' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $200 each week.

Date:28 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/136 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Charles Kennedy, employing Kennedy in the role of '1st Figure' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $100 each week.

Date:16 December 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/137 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Iris Whitney, employing Whitney in the role of 'General Understudy' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 23 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $50 each week.

Date:18 December 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/138 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a contract between Choate-Shields productions and Charles Keenan, employing Keenan in the role of 'General Understudyand Assistant Stage Manager' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 23 December 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $40 each week.

Date:18 December 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/139 Scope and Content:

Programme for the Choate-Shields production of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Kindred' opening at Maxine Elliott's Theatre on 26 December 1939

Date:December 1939 Extent:10 pp

T13/A/140 Scope and Content:

Share certificate for six and 2 tenths shares in Choate-Shields Productions issued to Arthur Shields, signed by the 'President' Edward Choate.

Date:4 December 1939 Extent:1 item

T13/A/141 Scope and Content:

Flyer for 'Kindred', featuring a photo of Aline McMahon, a list of the leading cast members and an explanatory note on the play. Card from Choate-Shields productions, urging patrons for productions of "Kindred" that the curtain 'will rise at eight-forty-five, come hell or high water.

Date:1939 Extent:1 item

T13/A/142
See Also

T13/A/153-154

Scope and Content:

Typescript manuscript of 'The Old Foolishness' by Paul Vincent Carroll

Date:c. 1940 Extent:c. 110 pp

A/1.3.5.2 Juno and The Paycock

T13/A/143 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of loan receipt for a loan for the sun of $1,360 for the production of 'Juno and the Paycock' by Edward Choate, loaned by Harry Goetz; in lieu of a fixed rate of interest Goetz was to receive a sum equal to 24.48% of all 'net profits'.

Date:9 January 1940 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/144 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a handwritten list of the cast of the Choate production of 'Juno and the Paycock'; gives list of characters and names of players for example 'Captain Barry', 'Juno Sally'

Date:1940 Extent:1 item

T13/A/145 Scope and Content:

Cutting from the New York Times of a cartoon by Al Hirschfeld of the cast of 'Juno and the Paycock' which was revived on the stage in new York in 1940. Cartoon features caricatures of Aideen O'Connor, Grania O'Malley, Sara Allgood, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields, Effie Shannon and Harry Young. (2 Copies)

Date:14 January 1940 Extent:2 items

T13/A/146 Scope and Content:

Accounts for Edward Choates production of 'Juno and the Paycock' ; including operating expense and production budget.

Date:January 1940 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/147 Scope and Content:

Accounts for Edward Choates production of 'Juno and the Paycock'

Date:22 January 1940 Extent:1 item

T13/A/148 Scope and Content:

Accounts for Edward Choates production of 'Juno and the Paycock'

Date:11 May 1940 Extent:1 item

A/1.3.5.3 Correspondence

T13/A/149 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Edward Choate and Arthur Shields' production of Paul Vincent Carroll's play 'Kindred'. Includes correspondence between Edward Choate and Paul Vincent Carroll and Carroll's American agent Richard J. Madden. In letter dated 1 January 1938 (This is almost certainly a typing error and should read 1 January 1939) from Edward Choate addressed to Paul Vincent Carroll, Choate writes ' "Boss" Shields has brought me the gratifying news that you are willing to consider seriously my desire to serve as the producer of your next play in America.' Also includes letters attempting to secure financing for the production for example a letter dated 28 February 1939 from Edward Choate addressed to stage and screen actor Joe Calleia, Choate writes 'I have been very lucky in securing the rights to a new play called "Kindred" by Paul Vincent Carroll, the author of "Shadow and Substance and "The White Steed". I imagine you know that those plays have been two of the biggest hits of the past two seasons...Joe, I am shamelessly approaching everybody I ever knew for help with the financing.' and goes on to write 'what I really want you to do is to let me know if you have any connections out there [in Hollywood] which would enable you to raise a few hundred dollars to invest in Kindred.' Also includes a letter dated 4 March 1939 from Edward Choate addressed to Arthur Shields at the Hotel Whitby, New York, N.Y. in which Choate writes 'this will our verbal understanding that you are to be associated with me in the American production of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Kindred' which you were instrumental in securing for me. You will participate in the net profits from the production to the extent of one fifth of the producer's share...' Also includes correspondence with various actors who were approached to play the lead in the production including Robert Donant, John Geilgud and Burgess Meredith.

Date:1 January 1939 -30 March 1939 Extent:22 items

T13/A/150 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Choate-Shields production of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Kindred', the correspondence relates primarily to the casting of the play and also the rewriting of the script; in a letter dated 12 April 1939 in response to Choate's suggesting the casting of John Geilgud in the lead role in 'Kindred' Arthur Shields writes 'I quite understand what you say as to his value as far as appeal to an audience is concerned but I know -even from my slight knowledge of him that he is not right for Dermot. [Burgess] Meredith sounds much nearer the mark.' Also includes letter dated April 15 1939 from Edward Choate approaching Laurence Oliver for the lead role in 'Kindred'. Also includes letter dated 27 April 1939 from Hugh Hunt addressed to Edward Choate in which he writes 'I do not agree that Boss should play Dermot, unless you intend playing the play purely on its value as a script, which might be dangerous'. Also includes letter dated 28 April 1939 from Aideen O'Connor addressed to Edward Choate in which she writes 'I was staying at Yeats last week-end and read "Kindred" to Anne. She was very excited by it, but did not like it. She thinks the first two scenes terrific -with a few reservations about the Figures. She didn't like their pompous way of speaking and thought these was too much repetition of certain words and phrases -such as "brother in blood"'. Also includes correspondence between Edward Choate and Paul Vincent Carroll regarding revisions to the script of the play, in letter dated 11 May 1939 from Choate addressed to Carroll, Choate writes 'Of late I have become seriously troubled over the confusion, disappointment and dismay which arise in almost everyone who reads 'Kindred', and this condition has seriously handicapped and thwarted me in my efforts to interest actors and others in the play.' Also includes letter date 31 May 1939 addressed to Hugh Hunt informing him that he would not be engaged as director of the play. In a letter dated 9 June 1939 written in response to Choate's request for changes to the script Paul Vincent Carroll writes 'I need hardly tell you that I have cursed you into hell and out of hell again...but that's just because I like you so much.' and goes on to write 'I have been working very seriously on the play for the past month, and I think you will find drastic changes in it when the revised script arrives.' Also includes letter dated 21 June 1939 from Aideen O'Connor addressed to Edward Choate in which she writes 'When you get this Boss will have explained to you by which long and painful paths we arrived at the decision for him to go alone! I miss him very much as its not for long I don't mind so badly.'

Date:April 5 1939 - 29 June 1939 Extent:45 items

T13/A/151 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Choate-Shields production of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Kindred', the correspondence relates to the casting of the play; includes letters addressed to Dudley Digges who was suggested as a possible director of the play. Also includes correspondence with Paul Vincent Carroll regarding the Abbey theatre production of the play in Dublin, in letter dated 21 August 1939 from Edward Choate addressed to Paul Vincent Carroll, Carroll writes 'I was delighted to hear that the Abbey is doing a production of the play - both for selfish reasons and for your sake. I am going to make every effort to get over to Ireland to see it next month.' Also includes a letter dated 23 August 1939 from Arthur Shields at The Hollywood Athletic Club addressed to Edward Choate, Shields writes 'There is a lot of work to be done on "Kindred" yet. I still think the scene with the two figures is just a little too long but I am not fearful the way Dudley[Digges] is.' Also includes letter dated 2 September 1939 from Edward Choate, addressed to Aideen O'Connor at 307 East 44th Street, New York City, advising her that 'The production date [of Kindred] has been unavoidably advanced, due to the outbreak of war in Europe which will prevent Paul Vincent Carroll, the author, from coming to this country as he planned.'

Date:3 July 1939 - 28 September 1939 Extent:35 items

T13/A/152 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Choate-Shields production of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Kindred', the correspondence relates mostly to the casting and staging of the play, although no letters relate directly to the 'failure' of the play and its short run, some relate to the subsequent rival of 'Juno and the Paycock' in response to the failure. Includes letter dated October 1939 addressed to 'Dick' (Richard Madden) from Paul Vincent Carroll, in which Carroll writes 'Kindred received a poor, uninspired, pedestrian production at the Abbey, owing to the absence there of a producer (i.e. director) of any importance since Hugh Hunt left.' also includes letter dated 6 November 1939 from Burgess Meredith, 654 Madison Avenue addressed to Edward Choate, 307 East 44th St. New York City in which he informs Choate that he won't be available for 'Kindred', he writes 'This is a final and rather tearful statement that yesterday I sighed for "Young Man with A Horn... I am telling you this not because I believed you were waiting for me, but because you did call me up a couple of weeks ago and so I just thought I ought to let you know." ' Includes letter dated 28 December 1939 addressed to The Council, Actors' Equity Association, 45 West 47th Street, New York City from Edward Choate and Arthur Shields appealing to the council to permit 'alien' actors involved in the production of 'Kindred' to work on the proposed production of 'Juno and the Paycock' Choate and Shields write 'The company of "Kindred" - of which three members are alien Irish Actors - is anxious to continue working together in spite of the failure of the play. We are addressing you to ask for a dispensation in connection with these aliens in our present company and for permission to have miss Sarah Allgood join our company in a revival of "Juno and the Paycock".'

Date:1 October 1939 - 30 December 1939 Extent:36 items

T13/A/153
See Also

T13/A/142, T13/A/146-148

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Edward Choate production of 'Juno and the Paycock' and also his attempts to stage Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Old Foolishness', also correspondence of a more personal nature between Choate and Shields following Shields illness and withdrawal from an active role in productions. Includes letter dated 3 January 1940 from Richard J Madden acting on behalf of Sean O'Casey addressed to Edward Choate, Paycock productions Inc., 223 West 44th Street, New York City granting Choate 'sole and exclusive rights to present Mr. O'Casey's play "Juno and The Paycock" in the city of New York, commencing on or about February 1st 1940.' Also includes letter dated 3 January 1940 from the Actors' Equity Association addressed to Edward Choate, 223 West 44th Street, New York, N.Y. confirming that 'none of' Sara Allgood, Aideen O'Connor, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields' will be obliged to the six-months period between engagements that usually apply to all alien actors.' Also includes letter dated 23 January 1940 from Edward Choate, 223 West 44th Street addressed to Arthur Shields, Lenox Hill Hospital, Park Avenueand 76th street, New York City enclosing the accounts of Paycock productions (see ref). Arthur Shields was at that time in hospital suffering from T.B. Also includes correspondence between Edward Choate and Arthur Shields relating to Paul Vincent Carroll's play 'The Old Foolishness', in letter dated 19 February 1940 addressed to Edward Choate from Arthur Shields, Villa Ripiso Shields writes 'I have read over 'The Old Foolishness very carefully and I might as well come to the point at once and say that I am somewhat disappointed in it.' Also includes correspondence between Arthur Shields and Edward Choate relating to Aideen O'Connor's role in 'Grey Farm' by Terence Rattigan and Hector Bolitho, she was forced to quit the play after coming under pressure from its producers. Choate apparently abandoned plans to produce 'The Old Foolishness' in letter dated 24 June 1940 from Paul Vincent Carroll, Torquil, Carmyle Avenue, Glasgow E 2. addressed to Edward Choate, The Shubert Theatre, West 44th St., New York City, Carroll writes 'the news that you have had to abandon "The Old Foolishness" for lack of finance came as a severe disappointment, for I was looking forward to your winning through with it, and besides I feel that with all his cash Golden is a bit of an idiot, and you with all your poverty are a bit of an artist.'

Date:4 January 1940 - 30 December 1940 Extent:77 items

T13/A/154 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Edward Choate's proposed production of Paul Vincent Carroll's play 'The Strings, My Lord, Are False'. Includes letter dated 14 March 1941 from Paul Vincent Carroll, South Park House, Ascog, Isle of Bute, Scotland addressed to Eddie Choate, The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City writes of the failure of 'The Old Foolishness' on Broadway 'I could scarcely account for the failure of the play until I read the final Crothers' script that arrived last week...I will not go into detail over the incredible sentimental drivel and phoney Irishness she introduced...'; also includes letter dated 21 July 1941 from Paul Vincent Carroll addressed to Edward Choate, The Shubert Theatre, 44th St. New York City, enclosing the cast and scenes of his play 'The Strings, My Lord, Are False'. Also includes letter dated 23 August 1941 from Aideen O'Connor, 1843 North Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood, California addressed to Edward Choate, she writes 'The brothers Shields have been engaged as follows: Boss finished in "How Green Was My Valley" some weeks ago...[Barry] went straight into "Tarzan's Secret Treasure" - in which he wrestled with monkeys, escaped from crocodiles, rode elephants - and was flung into a lake an average of three times a day !' Edward Choate, Carroll's agent Richard Madden, Arthur Shields and Aideen O'Connor all agreed that 'The Strings, My Lord, Are False' required a lot of work; in a letter dated 3 October 1941 from Paul Vincent Carroll addressed to Edward Choate, The Beaux Arts Apartments, East 44th Street, New York City, Carroll wrote in response '...if you want a play of the Wookey type now on Broadway, you've come to the wrong man for it. It is cheap false and unreal.' he goes on 'I like you Eddie. God knows why. But for some strange reason, I do. I even like Iris. For that reason I am remaking my play. I am making it more of a story. I don't say it will be a better play, but it will be more "suitable". ' After the revised script had been sent to Choate he writes in a letter dated 18 November 1941 addressed to Carroll 'As you gathered from Dick's cable and mine, you have lifted us up very high, and it is now up to us to follow through and give you a production worthy of your tremendous achievement.' However further changes were requested by Choate, in a Telegram dated 1 December 1941 Carroll responded 'Your suggestions too fictional and novelist frankly refuse touch script again accept or reject leave me alone.'

Date:20 January 1941 - 31 December 1941 Extent:44 items

T13/A/155 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Edward Choate's proposed production of Paul Vincent Carroll's play 'The Strings, My Lord, Are False', also relates to ongoing financial issues regarding 'Paycock Productions'. Includes letter dated 12 January 1942 from Barry Fitzgerald, 1734 North Gardner Street. Hollywood, California addressed to Edward Choate in which Fitzgerald writes ' I can't with honesty say I should play the part...I'd love to do so but I doubt very much whether my interpretation would be acceptable and whether it would make for success of the play.' Also includes letter dated 29 January 1942 from Edward Choate addressed to Aideen O'Connor, 1843 No. Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood, California, in which Choate writes 'I am still continuing to struggle with the intricate problems of getting Paul's play on and, frankly, I don't know what's going to happen.' 'The Strings, My Lord, Are False' was staged at the Royale Theatre on Broadway by Edward Choate and ran from 19 May 1942 until 31 May 1941 for a total of 15 performances. None of the correspondence relates directly to the staging of the play, however with reference to the play success in Dublin and relative failure on Broadway in a letter dated 25 May 1942 from Aideen O'Connor, 1843 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, California addressed to Edward Choate, O'Connor writes 'I am sure Paul will never blame you for a minute - its one thing for a play to be a great success in New York. For one thing -- as much as I hate it I must say this -- Eire is now so insular, so cut off by her own will from contact from the rest of the world that she is eager to accept and applaud any offering that brings her a feeling of what is going on in the world of war.' In letter dated 12 November 1943 addressed to Edward Choate Aideen O'Connor writes 'Just a very short note with a piece of news. Boss's wife died some time ago and he and I were married last week. We are very happy about it.' Also includes further correspondence between Paul Vincent Carroll and Edward Choate which is primarily personal although there is some discussion of Carroll's new play 'The Wise Have Not Spoken'; in a letter dated 2 March 1946 addressed to Edward Choate from Paul Vincent Carroll, 113 Eton Hall, London, N.W.3 Carroll writes 'I was more than surprised that you did not like my play, "The Wise Have Not Spoken". Its message is becoming the most urgent one in the world, so urgent that it may again involve you country in an even bloodier war...it is now a question of the material way of life or the spiritual way -- the way of iron and stone or the way of the vision beautiful.'

Date:3 January 1942 - 24 September 1946 Extent:31 items

T13/A/156 Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Paul Vincent Carroll and Edward Choate and Arthur Shields. Includes letter dated 28 April 1952 from Edward Choate addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita Avenue, Hollywood 46, California; Choate describes the work he'd recently been involved with and also writes that Paul Vincent Carroll had visited New York the previous autumn, Choate writes 'Paul is as decided a character as he ever was, but his cockiness has turned to bitterness.' Also includes letter dated 19 May 1952 from Arthur Shields, 1534 North Sierra Bonita Avenue, Hollywood 46, California, addressed to Eddie Choate. Shields complains that work in Hollywood is hard to get for people like himself, 'T.V. has upset things and cut down prices to a horrible extent. I think I will change agent and work for a much smaller figure...'; also includes letter dated 8 May 1953 from Paul Vincent Carroll, 22 Park Road, Bromley, Kent, England addressed to Edward Choate, 152 West 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. Carroll writes that 'My darling Pearl died on Easter Sunday morning to the sound of joy bells of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, and it was all very heartbreaking' he recalls their reunion after he returned from New York in 1951 'She just clung to me, and cried , "What the hell do they matter? Haven't we got each other?" Now, I have no one to turn to, and I am very lonely and distracted.'

Date:14 March 1946 - 27 August 1957 Extent:11 items

A/1.3.6 'A Moon For The Misbegotten' by Eugene O'Neill

T13/A/157 Scope and Content:

Letter from Robert Edmond Jones addressed to Arthur Shields. Jones a set designer writes that he has been asked to send Shields the ground plan for 'A Moon For The Misbegotten' and that he hopes this means that Shields is going to direct the play.

Date:14 January 1947 Extent:1 page

T13/A/158 Scope and Content:

Typescript manuscript of 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' by Eugene O'Neill, Attached telegram from Eugene O'Neill addressed to Arthur Shields reads 'Good luck tonight and again my deepest appreciation and friendship.'

Date:[January] 1947 Extent:124 pp

T13/A/159 Scope and Content:

Cleveland Preview of the Week, features article on 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' which had it's premier in the Hanna Theatre Cleveland on the 24 February 1947

Date:22 February 1947 Extent:30 pp

T13/A/160 Scope and Content:

Programme for the first production of Eugene O'Neill's 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' at the Hartman Theatre, Columbus, Ohio.

Date:February 1947 Extent:18 pp

T13/A/161 Scope and Content:

Letter from Armina Marshall, Administrative Assistant, The Theatre Guild Inc., 23 West 53rd Street, New York 19, N.Y. addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 Sierra Bonita Ave., Hollywood California. In this brief letter Marshall thanks Shields for his "wonderfully sensitive direction of 'A Moon For The Misbegotten"'.

Date:14 March 1947 Extent:1 page

T13/A/162 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Gelb, Drama Department, The New York Times addressed to Arthur Shields. Gelb writes requesting any reminiscences he has about Eugene O'Neill. Also photocopy of a chapter from Arthur and Barara Gelb's biography of Eugene O'Neill.

Date:1 June 1957 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/163 Scope and Content:

Letters from Louis Sheaffer relating to his research for a book on Eugene O'Neill. Includes letter dated 22 July 1961 from Louis Sheaffer, 5 Montague Terrace, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Main 4-1179 addressed to Arthur Shields regarding Eugene O'Neill's play 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' Shields had sent Shaeafer a copy of an amended script for the play that he had received from O'Neill. Shaefer writes 'I had only skimmed before through your script and was surprised at the extent of cuts. I'm no judge of such things, having had little actual experience in the theatre, but it seemed to me that at least a half-hour's playing time was dropped through all the cuts.' He also mentions that 'on the reverse side of the final page someone wrote (was it you): "Throw the responsibility on the audience and you can get away with murder." ' Also includes copies of two letters, one on each side of a page. One letter signed by James F. Mathias of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 551 Fifth Avenue, New York certifies that Shaeffer 'has been appointed by the Trustees of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to a fellowship for a period from August 1, 1962 to July 31, 1963. During this period Sheaffer will devote himself to studies of the life and times of Eugene Gladstone O'Neill.' Shaeffer is recommended for confidence and consideration to all persons he presents the letter to. The reverse side contains a brief letter from Henry Allen Moe, President, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 551 Fifth Avenue, New York addressed to Louis Sheaffer, 5 Montague Terrace, Brooklyn Heights, New York congratulating him his appointment to a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Date:23 January 1957 - 17 July 1962 Extent:9 items

T13/A/164 Scope and Content:

Notes on Eugene O'Neill by Arthur Shields. Shields describes his experiences of first meeting O'Neill in 1947 having been asked to direct the Theatre Guild's production of 'Moon of the Misbegotten'. Shields writes 'I have no definite recollection of the actual things he said that first day but after we had been together for about two hours I got the impression that I would have the help of someone friendly.' He goes on 'I don't know how familiar you are with the circumstances of the closing of the play in Detroit. I expected the Guild to fight that kind of censorship and was surprised when word came that the police lieutenant would be allowed to dictate what could be said....the whole episode was so distasteful that the following morning I left Detroit for the coast.' End note reads 'Above released to Mr. Louis Sheaffer, 5 Montague Terrace, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.

Date:25 April 1961 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/165 Scope and Content:

Programme for 'A Moon for The Misbegotten' by Eugene O'Neill staged at the Morosco Theatre.

Date:March 1974 Extent:20 pp

T13/A/166 Scope and Content:

Programme for 'A Moon for The Misbegotten' by Eugene O'Neill - Inscription reads saw it in NY 3/25/74 was v.disappointed.

Date:March 1974 Extent:16 pp

A/1.3.7 Other productions in the United States

T13/A/167 Scope and Content:

Typescript manuscript of 'The Spanish Soldier' by Louis D'Alton, the play was staged under the title 'Tanyard Street' at The Little Theatre, New York from 4 February 1941 to 23 February 1941. Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields and Aideen O'Connor all featured in the cast.

Date:1941 Extent:114

T13/A/168 Scope and Content:

Typescript manuscript of 'The King of Friday's Men' - 'a play based on rural tradition' by Michael J. Malloy. The play appeared on Broadway in February 1951, none of the Shields family were in the cast.

Date:(1948) Extent:104 pp

T13/A/169 Scope and Content:

Letters from Harold Bromley, 5 East 76th Street, New York 21, N.Y. addressed to Laurie Shields and Arthur Shields respectively. In a letter dated 13 October 1959 Bromley thanks Shields for sending a clipping from the L.A. Times. In relation to 'Goodwill Ambassador' Bromley writes 'Of Course, I have no objection to a little publicity and the mention of Arthur's possible connection with the play. You know you are a natural press agent?' Arthur Shields apparently met Bromley on his way to Dublin in October 1959.

Date:June 18 1959 - 25 November 1959 Extent:5 items

T13/A/170 Scope and Content:

Letter from B.D. Shamberg of Frank Cooper Associates addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 N. Sierra Bonita, Los Angeles 46, California. Shamberg writes that he was talking to their 'New York Office today and expect to get a better definition of the "firm offer" ' regarding 'Goodwill Ambassador'.

Date:29 June 1959 Extent:1 page

T13/A/171 Scope and Content:

Letter from Maureen Halligan, 9 Ladbroke Gardens, London W 11, 16 June addressed to Arthur , Laurie and Christine Shields, 1535, N. Sierra Bonita, Hollywood, California. Halligan congratulates Shields on securing a part in 'Goodwill Ambassador' and goes on to describe the play and the reaction it received in Dublin at length. She writes of the Dublin audience '[They] are too removed from the Atom bomb for the idea to have very much significance for them.'

Date:16 June 1959 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/172 Scope and Content:

Poster with reviews of Harry F. Tarvin's 'Good Will Ambassador' which opened in Dublin prior to opening on Broadway and stared Cyril Cussak.

Date:1959 Extent:1 item

T13/A/173 Scope and Content:

Contract between The Los Angeles Civic Theatre Foundation and Arthur Shields engaging Shields to play the part of Fluther in 'The Plough and the Stars', Shields was to begin rehearsals on 13 October 1959, the opening night was to be 13 October 1959 at the Ritz Theatre, Los Angeles California for a salary of $80 per week. Also addendums to contact.

Date:17 September 1959 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/174 Scope and Content:

Cast list for 'The Plough and the Stars'

Date:1959 Extent:1 page

T13/A/175 Scope and Content:

Programme for the Los Angeles Civic Theatre Foundation production of 'Plough and the Stars'

Date:1959 Extent:38 pp

T13/A/176 Scope and Content:

Flyer for the Los Angeles Civic Theatre Foundation production of 'Plough and the Stars', 2 copies

Date:1959 Extent:2 item

T13/A/177 Scope and Content:

Telegrams from well wishers addressed to Arthur Shields on the occasion of the opening night of 'Plough and The Stars' at the Ritz Theatre. Includes Telegrams from Adam and Nancy Shields, Tom Pugh, Jimmy O'Dea, John O'Leary.

Date:13 -14 October 1959 Extent:14 pp

T13/A/178 Scope and Content:

Letter from Frank M. Flack, English Department, Pierce Junior College, 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, California addressed to Arthur Shields C/O Ritz Theatre, Wilshire Boulevard at La Brea, Los Angeles, California. Flack writes that he considered it a particular privilege to be able to see Shields play a part he created in 'The Plough and the Stars' and he goes on 'We would greatly appreciate if you might be willing to send us a program of the play which you have autographed, or a photograph of yourself as you appear in it.'

Date:16 October 1959 Extent:1 page

T13/A/179 Scope and Content:

Letter from Marie Bazan Bare, 676 Geer Court, Modesto California addressed to Arthur Shields, C/O Los Angeles Civic Theatre Foundation, Ritz Theatre, 5214 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California. Bare congratulates Shields on his recent performance of the part of Fluther in 'The Plough and The Stars', she writes 'I don't know if anyone else in the audience had travelled so far for the specific purpose of seeing this play, but we drove 325 miles to get there...'

Date:22 October 1959 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/180 Scope and Content:

Programme of a University of Southern California Department of Drama production of 'The Shadow of a Gunman' by Sean O'Casey. Programme includes a note of appreciation and thanks to Arthur Shields.

Date:January 1961 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/181 Scope and Content:

Letter from Lucille Liberatore, 15720 Spinning Avenue, Gardena, California addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood, California thanking him for his help and advice during the University of Southern California production of 'The Shadow of a Gunman', she writes that in 'addition to our heartfelt vocal and written thanks, we, here at the University, would like to further honor you by presenting, in your name, a chair in our Stop Gap Theatre.' It was proposed to place an engraved plate on one of the chairs in the theatre.

Date:23 July 1961 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/182 Scope and Content:

File containing copy of the script of a play 'Ageism' heavily amended and annotated by Arthur Shields.

Date:n.d. Extent:32 pp

A/1.3.8 Abbey Theatre - Opening of the 'New' Abbey 1966

T13/A/183 Scope and Content:

Letters addressed to Arthur Shields from Gabriel Fallon a director of the Abbey Theatre. In letter dated 7 March 1966. Fallon describes the arrangements for the opening of the 'New' Abbey and a second function for the unveiling of a plaque 'bearing the names of the members of the company and staff of the Abbey who participated in the 1916 Rising.' Also letter from Gabriel Fallon, 58 Whitworth Rd. Dublin 9 addressed to Arthur Shields. Fallon outlines the plans for the re-opening of the Abbey and also writes that 'while we are deeply disappointed that you cannot be with us in person on July 18 we are delighted to learn that Christine Frances will be here to represent you.' Christine Shields latter attended that ceremony, Fallon writes in a letter dated 20 November 1966 'I think Christine enjoyed the experience though we both missed you. She made a very nice little speech in thanking Sean Lemass for unveiling the 1916 plaque;'

Date:7 March 1966 -December 1966 Extent:4 items

T13/A/184 Scope and Content:

Letter from Jack (?) addressed to Arthur Shields. Jack describes the opening of the 'New' Abbey, he complains that the 'opening show' was distasteful. He also writes that Christine was 'assured, soignee and one of the nicest people I've ever escorted. But she did chide me today for groaning right through last night's performance.'

Date:19 July 1966 Extent:1 page

T13/A/185 Scope and Content:

Programme for the Abbey Theatre's production of Walter Macken's 'Recall the Years', 'a dramatic presentation of the history of the Abbey Theatre... from its inception to its burning', The production marked the opening of the 'New' Abbey.

Date:23 July 1966 Extent:10 pp

T13/A/186 Scope and Content:

Booklet commemorating the opening of the 'New' Abbey, includes a number of photographs of Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald. One copy includes insciption 'To Boss and Christine, with every good wish, Gaby Fallon.'

Date:1966 Extent:32 pp(4copies)

T13/A/187 Scope and Content:

Letter from Ernest Blythe addressed to Arthur Shields inviting him to become an Honorary Life Member of the company. Blithe writes 'I need hardly say that yours was amongst the first names to be mentioned' and goes on 'Your long and distinguished career in the Abbey causes your name to be more closely and constantly linked with it in the public mind, than the name of any other person now living.'

Date:14 October 1966 Extent:1 page

T13/A/188 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields addressed to The Directors, The Abbey Theatre, Dublin 2, Ireland. Shields thanks the Directors for the honouring him with life membership of the company, he also writes that he was very disappointed that his doctor refused to allow him to attend the opening of the 'New' Abbey 'but it would be remiss if [he] did not once more thank the directors for their kind invitation to an cordial reception of [his] daughter Christine.'

Date:14 November 1966 Extent:1 page

A/1.4 Film

A/1.4.1 The Plough and The Stars

T13/A/189 Scope and Content:

Note addressed Arthur Shields from John Ford, which reads in its entirety 'With the deepest affection and regard from one who is grateful to him for his cooperation on The Plough and The Stars

Date:1936 Extent:1 item

A/1.4.2 Easy Come, Easy Go

T13/A/190 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Atheist Hit By Truck' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:12 April 1941 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/191 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Argument Outside A Gin Mill Here' which was originally published in the New Yorker

Date: 2 February 1942 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/192 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'This Lady Was A Bostonian They Call Them' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:28 March 1942 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/193 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Bartender Here Takes Dislike to "Deep in the Heart of Texas" ' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:2 May 1942 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/194 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'A Man Like Grady, You Got to Know Him First' which was originally published in the New Yorker

Date:26 September 1942 Extent:7 pp

T13/A/195 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Two Bums Here Would Spend Freely Except For Poverty' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:17 October 1942 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/196 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Labour Dispute Starts On Account Everybody Got Rights' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:14 November 1942 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/197 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Barkeep Won't Let Anybody At All Shove This Handyman Around' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:28 November 1942 Extent:7 pp

T13/A/198 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Some Nights When Nothing Happens are The Best Nights in This Place' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:20 February 1943 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/199 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'They'd Have Taken Him If He Was Only A Torso' which was originally published in the New Yorker

Date:31 July 1943 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/200 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Cluney McFarrar's Hardtack' which was originally published in the New Yorker

Date:11 December 1943 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/201 Scope and Content:

Cutting from The New Yorker of John McNulty's story 'Cluney McFarrar's Hardtack'

Date:11 December 1943 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/202 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Boston to New York' which was originally published in the New Yorker

Date:8 April 1944 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/203 Scope and Content:

Cutting from The New Yorker of John McNulty's story 'Boston to New York'

Date:8 April 1944 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/204 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Don't Scrub Off These Names' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:16 September 1944 Extent:11 pp

T13/A/205 Scope and Content:

Cutting from The New Yorker of John McNulty's story 'Don't Scub Off These Names'

Date:16 September 1944 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/206 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript of John McNulty's story 'Two People He Never Saw' which was originally published in the New Yorker.

Date:23 December 1944 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/207 Scope and Content:

Cutting from The New Yorker of John McNulty's story 'Two People He Never Saw'

Date:23 December 1944 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/208 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to John McNulty from Bea Winters of the Story Department, Paramount Pictures Inc. She states that I am returning herewith the tear sheets on your New Yorker stories. I have had these copied and am sending you, as you requested, two copies each of these fifteen stories.' McNulty's stories were adapted to the screen in the film 'Easy Come, Easy Go ' which featured Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields.

Date:7 May 1945 Extent:1 page

T13/A/209 Scope and Content:

Copy of 'The New Yorker' dated 2 February 1946, which includes John McNulty's short story 'Muller With An Umlaut' a story about a man who has recently moved to Los Angeles. Inscription written by McNulty reads 'This was written more in an effort to please Arthur Shields than anything else - Sincirely, John McNulty.

Date:2 February 1946 Extent:72 pp

A/1.4.3 The River

T13/A/210 Scope and Content:

Contract between Commonwealth Pictures Corporation and Arthur Shields engaging Shields to play the part of "Cousin John" in 'The River' beginning on 5 January 1950 and continuing until the completion of the photographing and/or recordation of the role at a salary of $ 1250 per week. Also attached are additional terms regarding method of payment while in India, transport and an option to employ Shields for a an other film project.

Date:27 October 1949 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/211 Scope and Content:

Correspondece relating to Arthur Shields contract for 'The River'. Includes correspondence between Shields' agent Vernon Jacobson and Kenneth McEldowney the film's producer. Also includes correspondence relating to deferred payments from United Artists due to Arthur Shields for his work on 'The River', also correspondence relating to possible work on a commercial for W.B.A.L, of Baltimore, Maryland. Shields was in Rome, Italy during this period. The correspondence between his agent Vernon Jacobson and United Artists legal representatives was forwarded on to him by Jacobson. United Artists argued that the only people they would pay directly were Jean Renoir the director of 'The River' and Kenneth McEldowney. In a letter dated 2 October 1951from Vernon Jackson, 8979 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood 46, California addressed to Arthur Shields, Jackson writes 'Apparently, Arthur, we are stuck with McEldowney and can expect no payments from United Artists, and I am sure that getting money out of that bird will be something.' Jackson also keeps Shields informed as to the progress of Shields' daughter Chistine who had just started School in Los Angeles.

Date:27 October 1949 - 2 November 1951 Extent:24 items

T13/A/212 Scope and Content:

Orientation letter from Oriental-International Films Inc., Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta addressed to Arthur Shields, Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta. The letter gives information on a range of subjects for a visitor to India including currency, tipping, laundry, taxis, water and beverages.

Date:13 December 1949 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/213 Scope and Content:

Prescription issued to Arthur Shields in Calcutta

Date:2 January 1950 - 21 March 1950 Extent:3 items

T13/A/214 Scope and Content:

Letter from Commonwealth pictures corporation addressed to Arthur Shields, C/O Vernon Jacobson Agency Beverly Hills, California. The letter confirms that Shields has agreed to change the date for the start of his contract for The River as agreed in his contract dated 17 October 1949 (see T13/A/210) from 5 January 1950 to 19 January 1950.

Date:9 January 1950 Extent:1 page

T13/A/215 Scope and Content:

Currency declaration for Arthur Shields, completed on entry into India for the filming of 'The River', stamped by Calcutta Customs, Dum Dum Airport.

Date:19 January 1950 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/216 Scope and Content:

Call sheets and other material relating to 'The River', includes memorandum to the company from Oriental-International Films Inc. explaining a delay in filming due to the illness of the cinematographer Claude Renoir, also explains the necessity 'shoot silent' for a number of days due to the 'National Air Meet'. Call sheets give details of crew required on particular days.

Date:22 January 1950 - 2 May 1950 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/217 Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Kenneth McEldowney, Arthur Shields and Jean Renoir relating to Arthur Shields departure from India after his work on 'The River' was completed. Initially Shields was scheduled to leave on 21 April 1950, however Renoir wrote in an Oriental Films inter-departmental communication that sending Shields home on that date may result in having to recall him to India or call Radha (an Indian actress working on the film) to Hollywood, Renoir writes 'I would consider any other policies bad administration and in case of accident move to hold you legally responsible for the waste in money or in quality.'

Date:19 April 1950 - 22 April 1950 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/218 Scope and Content:

Menu of Neera restaurant 15-2, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta.

Date:1950 Extent:1 item

T13/A/219 Scope and Content:

Menu for the 'Republic Gala Night' -Great Eastern Hotel, Calcutta, signed by Rumer Godden and Jean Renoir amongst others.

Date:25 January 1950 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/220 Scope and Content:

Lists of 'staff' (crew) and cast of 'The River' also room list of rooms where cast and crew members were staying in their hotel in Barrackpore.

Date:12 March 1950 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/221 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Arthur Shields addressed to Mrs. Mortished (Bid Shields) 1535 N. Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California, U.S.A. The postcard features a publicity shot from 'The River' Arthur Shields writes that he has heard that Bid has three more weeks to spend in Hollywood with Aideen O'Connor and that he may be visiting Dublin after he's finished in India.

Date:March 13 1950 Extent:1 item

T13/A/222 Scope and Content:

Two post cards from Arthur Shields addressed to Mrs. A Shields(Aideen O'Connor) 1535 N.Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California, U.S.A. Both were sent from the India where Arthur Shields was working on 'The River' and features publicity shots from the film. One of the post cards feature a photograph of 'The boat we spent ...a whole Sunday [on]...it smelt to high heaven.'

Date:April 1950 (post mark) Extent:2 items

T13/A/223 Scope and Content:

Book of Indian Prints

Date:c. 1950 Extent:10 pp

T13/A/224 Scope and Content:

Press release issued by Oriental-International Films, Inc. on the occasion of Arthur Shields return to Ireland after the filming of 'The River', his first visit to Ireland in 11 years. The release gives a brief account of Shields' career and informs reads that Arthur Shields 'will visit his sister, Mrs. R.J.P. Mortished, of 50 Leeson Park, Dublin, and other relatives and friends. '

Date:1950 Extent:1 page

T13/A/225 Scope and Content:

Letter from The Charter Bank of India, Australia and China, Calcutta addressed to Arthur Shields 1535 North Sierra Bonita Avenue, Hollywood 46, California, U.S.A. asking him to confirm that the balance of his account with then is nil.

Date:31 August 1950 Extent:1 page

T13/A/226 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Wetzel, President, Commonwealth Pictures Corporation, Suite 12, 275 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California addressed to Arthur Shields 1535 N. Sierra Bonita, Los Angeles, California. The letter relates to Shields making himself available for some dubbing work for the film 'The River'.

Date:27 October 1950 Extent:1 page

T13/A/227 Scope and Content:

Promotional booklet for 'The River', includes articles by Jean Renoir, Rumer Godden and Kenneth McEldowney.

Date:1951 Extent:16 pp

A/1.4.4 The Quiet Man

T13/A/228 Scope and Content:

Correspondence between 'Irish Equity' and Arthur Shields, in letter dated 7 July 1951 from Dermot K. Doolan General Secretary of Irish Actors Equity Association addressed to Aurthur Shields, Ashford Castle Hotel. Doolan writes 'One of the rules states that all American film artistes are obliged to join Irish Equity and pay an entrance fee of £50 (fifty-pounds), and a subscription of ten pounds for the year. In letter dated July 10th 1951 Shields replies that he is an Irish national. In letter dated 12 July 1951 Doolan responds that 'I am to state that under the Citizens' Act of April 10th 1935, you are not a citizen of this country, but a citizen of the United States of America. As you are aware, you carry an American passport for entry into this country.', In telegram dated 13 July 1951 Doolan writes 'External affairs has confirmed your Irish Citizenship letter of July 12th cancelled stop American fees do not apply to you.'

Date:7 July 1951 - 13 July 1951 Extent:4 items

T13/A/229 Scope and Content:

Exhibition campaign manual for 'The Quiet Man', features copies of posters and other publicity material.

Date:1952 Extent:10 pp

A/1.5 Television

T13/A/230 Scope and Content:

Draft of contract between Aurthur Shields and Marshall Grant president of Sheg Inc., contract engages Shields 'to portray the principal role of the character which is now tentatively called "The Bookshop Man" in a series of twenty-six (26) motion picture photoplays based upon a series of stories in the public domain and the screenplays based thereon...in full consideration of the services to be rendered by [Shields] pursuant of this agreement and the rights granted to us hereunder we agree to pay you, and you agree to accept, the total sum of One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty Dollars ($1,950.00) together with a sum equal to ten per cent (10%) of the net profits...'

Date:October 1948 Extent:11 pp

T13/A/231 Scope and Content:

Note to Aurthur Shields, addressed as 'Boss darling', no signature. Sender writes 'You did it! "Your Show Time" won the "Emmy", I saw the whole thing on T.V. tonight...'

Date:1950 Extent:1 page

T13/A/232 Scope and Content:

File containing analysis of accounts and covering letters accompanying payments made to Arthur Shields for television work done as per contract(T13/229), Intitial contract was was made with Sheg Inc, Grant-Realm Productions appear to have also been involved in the productions. Ziv Television Programs appear to have acted as distributors. As per the contract Arthur Shields was entitled to 10 % of the profits made by Sheg Inc./Grant-Realm Productions. The vast majority of the payments were made through the Law Offices of Morris D. Coppersmith.

Date:6 November 1950 - 2 October 1958 Extent:c. 100 items

T13/A/233 Scope and Content:

Typed transcript of the Diary of a priest who served on board the U.S.S. Cincinnati, in 1927. Recounts experiences in Nicaragua and China in 1927. Includes inscription - Maybe used by A Shields for T.V.

Date:1953 (1927) Extent:13 pp

T13/A/234 Scope and Content:

Scripts for television and radio commercials for the Italian Swiss Colony; The Italian Swiss Colony were wine and brandy producers whose Asti Vineyards were located in Sonoma County, California. The advertising campaign was produced by Honig-Cooper Company Advertising of 1275 Columbus Ave., San Francisco 11, California. The television scripts consist of Video and Audio, for example Video: 'Pan up to top half of barrel with brand name and date and Shields, Stay on Shields, raps barrel with knuckles'. Audio consists primarily of lines to be spoken by Arthur Shields, for example Audio: 'This...is a very special Port wine...very special because every drop has been mellowed in redwood...aged in redwood for extra mellowness. In short, this is Italian Swiss Colony California Port. The mellowest port you ever tasted, or my name isn't Arthur Shields.' Also includes business cards of individuals involved in the campaign and a copy of an article from the 'San Francisco News' of October 26th [1957] under the 'Wine-Tasting Part Was Surprise' , Shields is described in the article as a 'TV wine announcer'.

Date:20 December 1955 - 25 August 1955 Extent:35 items

T13/A/235 Scope and Content:

Correspondence regarding the Italian Swiss Colony advertising campaign, consists primarily of letters from the advertising agency Honig-Cooper Company Advertising of 1275 Columbus Ave., San Francisco 11, California with Arthur Shields at 1535 No. Sierra Bonita Blvd. Hollywood, California. This correspondence relates to travel and accommodation arrangements for Arthur Shields for the recording of commercials in San Francisco; also includes correspondence between Honig-Cooper Company Advertising and Italian Swiss Colony relating payments in kind to Arthur Shields.

Date:28 March 1956-16 November 1960 Extent:22 items

T13/A/236 Scope and Content:

Letter from Richard Webb, 1040 N Las Palmas Ave. Hollywood 38. Webb writes to say 'how much he enjoyed working with' Shields on 'The Vegetable Man'. 'The Vegetable Man' was an episode of 'Border Patrol' a television series in which Shields stared.

Date:23 August 1959 Extent:1 page

T13/A/237 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields. Hotel Wyndham, 42 West 58th Street, New York 19 addressed to Laurie Shields, 1535 Nth Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California. Shields who was in New York to work on a television play 'The Velvet Glove' complains that held up on lower 3rd Avenue 'because of some strife between the police and Cubans. Castro we are told has just arrived.' he also writes that he was thinking 'of your double journey to S.B. and wondering how you got on. C. sounded in good form last night. Does she really like the school/ I'd love to have heard about it.'

Date:18 September 1960 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/238 Scope and Content:

Letter from Lewis Freedman, NTA Productions, Inc. Coliseum Tower, 10 Columbus Circle, New York 19, N.Y. addressed to Arthur Shields c/o James McHugh Jr. 425 South Beverley Hills Drive, Beverley Hills, California. In this brief letter Freedman writes 'Come back and do another play for us. I loved working with you and I think your performance is one of the strong elements in the show.'

Date:3 October 1960 Extent:1 page

A/1.6 Personal

A/1.6.1 Correspondence

A/1.6.1.1 Immediate Family

T13/A/239 Scope and Content:

Card depicting caricatures of George Russell ("AE") and W.B. Yeats walking past each other Yeats looking up, AE looking at his feet. Inscription reads '"Chinn-Angels" or 'How the Poets Passed'. The story is told in Dublin that W.B. Yeats and George Russell ("AE") set out respectively from 82 and 84 Merrion square to see each other...and passed at 83! - The Above Shows How It Happened' Signed 'Mac' (Bazzie Shields, Arthur's first wife).

Date:c. 1920s Extent:1 item

T13/A/240 Scope and Content:

Postcard from (Barry Fitzgerald ?) addressed to Mr. and Mrs. A Shields, Cliffwood Manor, North Cherokee Ave, Hollywood, California, he writes 'Adam is a great kid, all are well will write soon'

Date:1946 Extent:1 item

T13/A/241 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor addressed to Arthur Shields, Hotel Algongquin, W 44th Street, New York City. O'Connor writes about her routine with Christine and other family members at the house in Los Angeles; Una Shields, Adam Shields were all staying at the house at the time, Barry Fitzgerald was a regular visitor. Arthur Shields was in New York working on a play. Aideen writes 'Don' worry about my being disappointed at not going to N.Y. all I want is to be with you - even if its in Timbuctoo.'

Date:January 1947 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/242 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a ostcard from Adam Shields, Lackland Air force Base, San Antonio, Texas addressed to Mr. and Mrs. A Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita Ave., Hollywood, California. Adam writes brief greeting and promises a letter to follow.

Date:(c. 1949) Extent:2 pp

T13/A/243 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Christine Shields addressed to Arthur Shields, Paramount Hotel, 46th and Broadway, New York, N.Y. The Postcard feature a photo of the Santa Barbara Museum of Neural History, Christine writes 'It is pretty here. I got your letter, wish you were here.'

Date:May 1955 Extent:1 item

T13/A/244 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Barry Fitzgerald addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California. Fitzgerald writes 'Cyril[Cusak] stayed here last night -on a little tour'

Date:13 July 1955 Extent:1 item

A/1.6.1.2 Sean O'Casey and Shivaun O'Casey

T13/A/245 Scope and Content:

Letter from Sean O'Casey, 49 Overtrand Mansions, Prince of Wales Road, S.W. 11 addressed to Arthur Shields regarding John Ford screen adaptation of 'The Plough and the Stars', writing before the film went into production O'Casey writes 'I of course know about the selection of E Crowe, F.J. (McCormick) and Will and yourself for work on the film.' he says of John Ford '[he] knows a grand deal about the B and Tans...he was over in Ireland then, he is a Galwayman. So don't worry.' He also writes 'Will you give my congratulations to Major Saurin on his recent promotion.'

Date:19 May 1936 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/246 Scope and Content:

Letter from Sean O'Casey, Tingrith, Station Road, Totnes, Devon, Totnes addressed to Arthur Shields, Hollywood, California, U.S.A. O'Casey writes that he owns the film rights to 'Juno and The Paycock' and it is available for film production, provided terms can be satisfactorily arranged.

Date:23 March 1948 Extent:1 page

T13/A/247 Scope and Content:

Letter from Shivaun O'Casey, Somewhere in Nevada addressed to Arthur Shields 404 E Padre St., Santa Barbara, California. In this brief letter Shivaun O'Casey thanks Shields for his hospitality, also attached is a programme for a production of Sean O'Casey's in 'Figuro in the Night' performed at University of California Santa Barbara, in which Shivaun O'Casey appeared.

Date:March 1965 Extent:2 items

A/1.6.1.3 Bid and Ron Mortished

T13/A/248 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of letter from Bid Mortished addressed to Arthur and Una Shields, she writes 'We took Adam to see 'Juno' at the Abbey, Dolan could put Capt. Boyle across and Johnny(Cyril Cusack) wasn't anything like Boss but Adam was delighted with it each time we have taken him to a play he says 'Gosh this is better than the pictures.' She goes on 'We were astonished at your Christmas dinner it sounded like a dream to us Adam's comment was there sure is no war over there folks.'

Date:18 March 1945 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/249
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T13/A/302

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Photocopy of a letter from R.J.P. Mortished, I.L.O., 38 Parliament Street, London, S.W.1, England addressed to Mr. Arthur Shields, 1843 North Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood, California. The letter primarily concerns Shields son Adam, Mortished writes 'About a fortnight ago Mehigan turned up at the house with Adam, announced brusquely that he could no longer take responsibility for him as he would not accept discipline, and asked if Bid[Mrs. Mortished] would take him. Bid of course said that she would be delighted. ' The letter goes on to describe how Adam had apparently been playing truant from school, that his behaviour in general is good and that he is ' capable with his hands, and when he is not scribbling drawings he is making model aeroplanes.' Mortished also writes that he had made enquiries about getting Adam a visa so he could join his father in the U.S.

Date:21 June 1945 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/250 Scope and Content:

Letter from Bid Mortished, 50 Leeson Park, Dublin addressed to Boss and Una, Bid Mortished decries Barry Fitzgerald visit to Ireland, the intense media interest in his visit. Also discusses Arthur Shields' son Adam who was living with Bid at the time, she writes 'Adam has gone to lunch with a friend of his a very nice boy called David Bowles who has a grand new motor-cycle terrific attraction for Adam.' Also includes an addition to the letter written by Margaret Mortished (Bid's sister in law or possibly daughter?) she writes 'I don't know you from Adam or to be more exact only through Adam.'

Date:8 June 1946 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/251 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Bid Mortished addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 Nth. Sierra Bonita, Hollywood, Callifornia, wishing Arthur Shields many happy returns.

Date:1949 Extent:1 item

T13/A/252 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Bid Mortished, Tigin, Killiney addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California expressing condolences on the occasion of Aideen O'Connor's death.

Date:8 July 1950 Extent:4 pp

A/1.6.1.4 Ulick O'Connor

T13/A/253 Scope and Content:

Letter from Ulick O'Connor 1 Roby Place, Dun Laoghaire, addressed to Arthur Shields 1535 North Sierra Bonita Avenue, N Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Ulick O'Connor in a reference to Aideen O'Connor writes that he is' very worried about Una's illness... of course we didn't realise how bad it was.'

Date:16 June 1950 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/254 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields from Ulick O'Connor, 1 Roby Place Dun Laoghaire. In response to an enquiry by Shields, O'Connor writes 'I enclose ...these cuttings [that] will bring back memories.'

Date:5 January 1955 Extent:1 pp

T13/A/255 Scope and Content:

Letter from Ulick O'Connor, Huntington Hartford Foundation, 2000 Rustic Canyon Road, Pacific Palisades, California addressed to Arthur Shields 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. O'Connor thanks Shields for his help and hospitality. He writes 'your kindness in taking me to lunch, instead of me you, and your paying for my (abortive) ticket, I appreciate very much.'

Date:29 September 1962 Extent:1 page

T13/A/256 Scope and Content:

Letter from Nancy K. O'Connor addressed to Arthur Shields. In this short letter Nancy K. O'Connor the wife of a cousin of Ulick O'Connor's apologises for not sending on something for Ulick.

Date:21 November 1962 Extent:1 page

T13/A/257 Scope and Content:

Letter from Ulick O'Connor, 15 Fairfield Park, Highfield Road, Rathgar, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields, 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. O'Connor thanks Shields for the hospitality he and Laurie showed him and adds 'you will see in the enclosed article the result of that delightful evening in Santa Barbara when you talked about the Abbey and its past.' O'Connor recounts recent developments in the theatre in Dublin which he considered to be 'at a low ebb presently'. He describes a fight he got into with a an returned Irish emigrant from South Africa who was giving 'the anti-nigger line', he writes 'I felled him quickly and scooted off before the peelers arrived. I ran into the Hibernian with my shirt torn off much to the surprise of the Foxrock mothers, who were giving their public school sons afternoon tea there.'

Date:28 March 1963 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/258 Scope and Content:

Letter from 15 Fairfield Park, Highfield Rd.,Rathgar, Dublin, possibly from Ulick O'Connor's wife. Not addressed to anyone, probably sent to Arthur Shields. The sender suggests that the recipient should stay with them. 'So bed are available if needed, Why don't you stay Saturday too...'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

A/1.6.1.5 Eileen White

T13/A/259 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Eileen (White) addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 Nth. Sierra Bonita Ave. Hollywood 46, California. The postcard feature a photograph of Ashford Castle where Eileen was staying.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:1 item

T13/A/260 Scope and Content:

Letter from Eileen White (nee O'Connor), 47 Ramleh Park, Milltown, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 Nth Sierra Bonita, Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Eileen White, Aideen O'Connor's sister, writes that he father had been very ill lately, she also writes that 'Tomand I have adopted a little girl. She is just six and her name is Paula. She is a grand youngster, very lively and friendly at times she reminds me of Una.'

Date:11 December 1958 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/261 Scope and Content:

Short note from Eileen White (nee O'Connor), 47 Ramleh Park, Milltown, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields, she writes 'This is a short note to tell you the sad news that Daddy died on 17 December', she goes on to write 'I'll miss him very much and it was rather a sad Christmas, but we made the best of it on account of Paula. Please ask Christine to pray for her Grandpa's soul.'

Date:27 December 1958 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/262 Scope and Content:

Christmas Card issued by The Abbey Theatre, signed 'Eileen with Love'

Date:1961 Extent:1 item

T13/A/263 Scope and Content:

Letter from Eileen White (nee O'Connor), 47 Ramleh Park, Milltown, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields. White details her holiday plans and mentions that her daughter Paula is attending an Irish language school in Ring, Co. Waterford for the year. She also writes that she 'met a man called Peader Kavanagh, who lives near us and he said he was in Frangach with you...'

Date:10 May 1964 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/264 Scope and Content:

Letter from Eileen White (nee O'Connor), 47 Ramleh Park, Milltown, Dublin addressed to Arthur and Laurie Shields. She writes that she is delighted to 'hear that you are really coming to Ireland on 1st July' I suppose you are flying over.' She goes on 'We would love Christine to stay here for a while and I'm sure Paula would jump at the idea of going to you.'

Date:7 June 1964 Extent:2 pp

A/1.6.1.6 Cyril Cusack

T13/A/265 Scope and Content:

Post card from Cyril Cusack addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 Nth. Sierra Bonita, Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California. The postcard depicts Killiney beach and was sent soon after Cyril arrived in Ireland after a trans Atlantic voyage

Date:8 April 1952 Extent:1 item

T13/A/266 Scope and Content:

Post card from Cyril Cusack addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Sunset Boulivard, Hollywood, California. The post card features a picture of 'the pennants of the English Flag taken by the Irish Brigade in the Army of France at Ramilles in 1706. Now housed at in the Monastery of the Irish Benedictine Nuns at Ypres.

Date:December 1952 Extent:1 item

T13/A/267 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Cyril Cusack addressed to Arthur Shields, 1835 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California, U.S.A. The postcard features a photo of the entrance hall of Ashford Castle Hotel, Cong; Cusack writes 'We pass on from here to Westport this morning...we all miss you.'

Date:1955 Extent:1 item

T13/A/268 Scope and Content:

Letter from Cyril Cussack, Cluan Chaoin, Delginis addressed to Arthur Shields. Cusack writes that 'we hated seeing you go' He also quite about a recent production in the Abbey and a some work in Salt Lake City which Cussack had recently turned down.

Date:4 February 1961 Extent:2 pp

A/1.6.1.7 Tom Pugh

T13/A/269 Scope and Content:

Letter from Tom Pugh, 6 Churchill Tce, addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita Ave. , Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Pugh thanks Shields for renewing his subscription to the New Yorker, and writes that 'Things theatrical are better here than I can remember; we are getting translations of most of the good or talked of Continental plays.'

Date:8 January 1956 Extent:1 item

T13/A/270 Scope and Content:

Letter from Tom Pugh, 6 Churchill Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin addressed Arthur Shields 1535 North Sierra Bonito Ave.,Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Pugh writes to thank Shields for his 'kindness in renewing subscription to "The New Yorker", the magazine continues to be the outstanding one of its kind and we greatly appreciate it.' He also writes of a number of plays he had recently attended in Dublin, he writes 'I believe "The Quare Fellow" is to be produced in New York in October...I don't know how the New Yorkers will understand the local qiuips.'

Date:22 May 1958 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/271 Scope and Content:

Card depicting the Customs House, Dublin inscription reads 'With Best Wishes from Tom Pugh'

Date:c. 1960s Extent:1 item

A/1.6.1.8 Charles Saurin and Family

T13/A/272 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Charles Saurin, Courtmacsherry, Bandon, Co.Cork addressed to Arthur Shields. Saurin writes that he has become a gradfather again, his daughter Stella having had a third son. He also writes 'Stella told me she was very pleased to see you after 20 years or more and the children liked you too. It seems Adam addressed you as Bossy. He is a comical kid.'

Date:7 December 1959 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/273 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Charles Saurin, Courtmacsherry, Bandon, Co.Cork addressed to Arthur Shields. Saurin writes that he hasn't had the opportunity to visit Will (Barry Fitzgerald) in Dublin and that he believes that he must be doing quite well; he writes 'I saw in 'The Irish Times' a week ago where he was on a sailing race with J.J. O'Leary to Arklow or Wexford, so he must be completely recovered. Saurin also writes about how his family are getting on and enquires about Shields' extended family.

Date:20 June 1960 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/274 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Charles Saurin, Courtmacsherry, Bandon, Co.Cork addressed to Arthur Shields. Saurin writes that he has 'to take things easy indeed but I daresay I will be fit to resume my hospitals Trust work in the New Year...actually what I had was a heart attack - coronary thrombosis...'; Saurin goes on to explain that he gave Shields address to an American cousin of his who was keen to visit a studio in Hollywood.

Date:18 October 1960 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/275 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Charlie Saurin, Courtmacsherry, Bandon, Co. Cork addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 Nth Sierra Bonita, Hollywood, LA46, California, U.S.A. written in response to hearing the news that Biddy Shields who lived in California had died. Saurin expresses his sympathy and writes 'Boss, you are the last survivor now of what was quite a large family and an exceptional one, in the company of each and all of its members I spent many happy days, months and years.'

Date:15 September 1961 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/276 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Charlie Saurin,Courtmacsherry, Bandon, Co. Cork addressed to Arthur Shields. Saurin wishes Shields and his family a happy Christmas and also thanks him for the postcard 'from Rome you sent me a little while ago. Apart from picture work, I'm sure your visit was well worth while.'

Date:13 December 1961 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/277 Scope and Content:

Christmas card with painting of a scene from a pier in Ireland, addressed to Boss and Laurie from Charlie and Eilis of Courtmacsherry.

Date:December 1961 Extent:1 item

T13/A/278 Scope and Content:

Telegram addressed to Arthur Shields from Stella Saurin informing him of the death of Charles Saurin. Also memorial card and note of appreciation for Charles Saurin.

Date:7 November 1964 Extent:3 items

A/1.6.1.9 J.M. Kerrigan

T13/A/279 Scope and Content:

Letter from J.M. Kerrigan, 1415 N Hudson, Hollywood addressed to Arthur Shields. In this brief letter Kerrigan asks 'Who is Ulick O'Connor. He called on me and we talked on several topica, but where he got the idea of bottles and rubbish being thrown beats me.'

Date:c. 1961 Extent:1 page

T13/A/280 Scope and Content:

Letter from J.M. Kerrigan, 1415 N Hudson, Hollywood addressed to Arthur Shields, 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara. Short letter enclosing a newspaper editorial from the Sunday Telegraph, on the subject of the Irish Independence struggle and race relations in the United States.

Date:9 July 1963 Extent:2 items

T13/A/281 Scope and Content:

Letter from J.M. Kerrigan addressed to Arthur Shields, Kerrigan writes that he is enclosing a cutting 'Which I'm sure will amuse you.' He also asks 'If you have time I wish you'd send me Ulick O'Connor's address.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

A/1.6.1.10 J.J. O'Leary

T13/A/282 Scope and Content:

Letter from J.J. O'Leary of 2 Seafield Avenue, Monkstown, Co.Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields at an address at River House, Knockrath, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. The letter was to introduce Arthur Shields to 'John O'Brien who is a son of very good friends of [J.J. O'Leary]' who was interested in pursuing a career in acting.

Date:20 July 1964 Extent:1 page

T13/A/283
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T13/A/21-27

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Letter J.J. O'Leary 2 Seafield Avenue, Monkstown, Co. Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields, 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California. O'Leary writes that the Easter Rising 50th anniversary events passed off excellently and also writes that he has informed 'the department of defence that you are entitled to an Easter Week medal and this will be sent to you in due course.' He also suggests that Shields write to Gabriel Fallon regarding the re-opening of The Abbey.

Date:19 April 1966 Extent:1 page

T13/A/284
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T13/A/183-188

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Letter from J.J. O'Leary addressed to Arthur Shields, 404 E.Padre, Santa Barbara, California. In relation to Christine Shields' speech at the unveiling by then Sean Lemass of the plaque commemorating the Abbey players who took part in the 1916 rising O'Leary write that he ' was most impressed with the manner in which she put over her speech.'

Date:28 July 1966 Extent:1 page

A/1.6.1.11 Letters and Telegrams from 'Fans'

T13/A/285 Scope and Content:

Letter from Christy McCarthy, 287 Errigal Road, Drimnagh, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields, Cong, Co.Mayo McCarthy was an 'Old IRA' man, he asks Shields' signature for a collection he had been making for his children.

Date:19 July 1951 Extent:1 page

T13/A/286 Scope and Content:

Letter from Christy McCarthy 287, Errigal Road, Drimnagh, Dublin, addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535, North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California. Christ McCarthy expresses his gratitude to Shields for sending him his signature for a collection of 1916 veterans. He also encloses a stamp for Arthur Shields, he writes 'The story of the stamp is simple - Arthur Griffith used the stamps in the early days of the movement to advertise Sinn Fein - The Stamps were usually fixed either on the flaps of envelopes or else beside the English Postage-stamp - which we, as you remember, were reluctantly compelled to use.

Date:6 January 1952 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/287 Scope and Content:

Letter from Sean Neeson, Mount Verdon Villa, Cork addressed to Arthur Shields. Neeson expresses his delight at hearing 'the unmistakeable tones of that once familiar voice. Not indeed that I found Niall Boden particularly inspiring; his too often maladroit utterances would keep on coming between you and me...' This is presumably a reference to an appearance by Shields on radio.

Date:23 December 1959 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/288 Scope and Content:

Telegram addressed to Arthur Shields, Radio Eireann Dublin, which reads in its entirety 'Congratulations from one who was with you in Hibernian Bank Easter Week.' Sent from Cork, not clear who from.

Date:23 December 1959 Extent:1 item

T13/A/289 Scope and Content:

Letter from Bill Kennedy ("Mr. L.A."), Los Angeles Herald-Express addressed to Arthur Shields. Kennedy explains he was unable to meet Barry Fitzgerald on a brief visit to Dublin.

Date:c. 1960 Extent:1 page

T13/A/290 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields from Michael Conniffe of Kennedy Road, Dunboyne, Co. Meath; Conniffe a former Abbey actor writes that he has written 'over a hundred film scenes of dramatic indisputable Irish history', he enclosed a synopsis and hoped to interest John Ford in the project; Conniffe also writes that 'The script of the film then follows from the 1900 period including unknown facts concerning Sir Roger Casement who was a deep personal friend of mine, including our mobilisation in the West and our attack on the barracks there.'

Date:3 July 1964 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/291 Scope and Content:

Letter dated 4 July 1964 from M.J. Leahy of 24 Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3 addressed to 'The Editor' of 'The Evening Press' requesting Arthur Shields address so that Leahy can return a book his sister bought at a book sale to Shields, the book, ' "The Latin Quarter" a selection of short stories translated from the French. They fly leaf of the book bears the signature "Arthur Shields, Abbey Theatre, Dublin" '; also letter dated 14 July 1964 from M.J. Leahy addressed to Arthur Shields in which he writes 'it gives me great pleasure to return your book as promised.'

Date:4 July 1964 - 15 July 1964 Extent:2 items

T13/A/292 Scope and Content:

Letter from Captain Frank Roderic O'Connor R.O., 180 West End Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10023 addressed Arthur Shield C/O The Screen Actors Guild, 7750 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California. O'Connor a cousin of Aideen O'Connor's writes that he will be visiting California with his family and would like if possible to meet with Shields.

Date:21 July 1967 Extent:1 page

A/1.6.1.12 Letters froms reasearchers

T13/A/293 Scope and Content:

Note from Helen Moore, Russ-Field Corporation addressed to Arthur Shields forwarding a letter from David Gunston, Lawnswood, Uplands Road, Denmead, Hampshire, England addressed to The Casting Director, Russ-Field Corporation, 1041, N. Formosa Avenue, Los Angeles 46, Calif., U.S.A. Gunston describes himself a film journalist and researcher writes that he is 'currently engaged on a study of Mr. Shields' work, especially in films' and requests his contact details. Shields had recently worked on a Russ-Field-Gabco production. The covering note reads 'I thought you might like to answer this chap directly'.

Date:22 October 1957 - 30 October 1957 Extent:2 items

T13/A/294 Scope and Content:

Letter from David Gunston, Lawnswood, Uplands Road, Denmead, Hampshire, England addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535, North. Sierra Bonita Avenue, Hollywood, 46, Calif, U.S.A. Gunston writes that 'In connection with a adult film group here, a local university encourages, under its adult further education schemes, individual research projects based upon a wide range of film subjects... I have chosen "The Film Work of Arthur Shields" .' Gunston writes that he is attempting to compile a full filmography for Shields and he also praises Shields on the basis that he possesses 'three major attributes so many film performers of today lack: presence, a fine voice, and acting versatility (which of course your many years at the Abbey must have contributed to enormously).'

Date:9 December 1957 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/295 Scope and Content:

Letter from Michael J. O'Neill, Bellarmine College, 2000 Norris Place, Louisville 5, Kentucky addressed to Arthur Shields. O'Neill was preparing a 'biographical-critical study' of Lennox Robinson and whished Shields to share 'any of his own reminiscences of him... and to be allowed to read and use any "significant" letters from him to [Shields] on theatrical matters.'

Date:28 December 1962 Extent:1 page

T13/A/296 Scope and Content:

Letter from Pan Collins, of Radio Éireann addressed to Arthur Shields, River House, Knockrath, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow requesting a television interview.

Date:10 July 1964 Extent:1 pp

T13/A/297 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields from Patrick Mahony, The Dower House, 1401 East Pepper Lane, Santa Barbara, California. Mahony includes directions to his house for a visit Shields and his wife were scheduled to make on Sunday 21 June 1964. Mahony also writes that Shields appeared to be interested in a Thesis on Lennox R. by my friend Prof. O'Neill, so here is the notice in case you wish to order it.' He also encloses a page from 'Starkie's' letter 'in which you will see how much he hopes to see you.'

Date:12 June 1964 Extent:3 items

T13/A/298 Scope and Content:

Letter from Peter Kennerley, Hotel Kenmore, Commonwealth Avenue ay Kenmore Square, Boston 15, Massachusetts addressed to Arthur Shields 404 East padre, Santa Barbara. Kennerley thanks Shields for agreeing to appear on his Abbey Theatre programme. Kennerley writes that he already got 'Dennis Johnston in New York looking back on his early days; Shelagh et al including stage carpenter Sean Barlow (I think); and on the international front Laurence Olivier, Tyrone Guthrie, Orson Welles and lee Strasberg talk about "what the Abbey tradition means to me." '

Date:13 September 1965 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/299 Scope and Content:

Letter from Carol Davis, 1140 Tunnel Road, Santa Barbara, California addressed to Arthur Shields thanking him for his participation in a recent recording.

Date:3 March 1966 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/300 Scope and Content:

Letter from Michael McDonnell, 169 Rathgar Rd. Dublin 6 addressed to Arthur Shields 404 East Padre St., Santa Barbara, California. McDonnell was writing a critical biography of the playwright Brinsley McNamara. McDonnell was particularly interested in the first production by the Abbey of 'The Silver Tassie' in 1935. Shields was the producer, it's not clear what McNamara's role in the production was. McDonnell writes 'Brinsley claims that he went to [Eric] Gorman and instructed him to tell you of certain changes Brinsley wanted in the production...can you recall the nature of the change made for the third performance?'

Date:12 April 1966 Extent:4 pp

A/1.6.1.13 Correspondence with other friends and acquaintances

T13/A/301 Scope and Content:

Card featuring W.B. Yeats' poem 'The Fiddler of Dooney' , inscription read 'Affectionate Greetings and all Good Wishes from Eileen' 'Eileen Crowe' is printed and 'Crowe' is scored out.

Date:1930s Extent:1 item

T13/A/302
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T13/A/249

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Photocopy of a letter from Guy Mehigan, 162 Grace Park Road, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields. Since Bazie Shields death Adam had been staying with Mr. and Mrs. Mehigan, however Mehigan writes 'The position now is that I found it necessary to send him over to stay with Mrs.Mortished due to the fact that I could not get him to attend college regularly...'; he goes on to assure Arthur Shields that the situation is not serious and should be no cause for anxiety and goes on to write 'Now a few personal items regarding Adam he is growing very tall and is in very good health, he has good personality a boy to which you become very much attached; his hobbies are mainly building model aeroplanes collecting stamps and drawing and for outside recreation Eschewing, swimming and a little fishing.'

Date:13 June 1945 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/303 Scope and Content:

Letter from Elizabeth Young 57, Grovesnor Square, Rathmines, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 Sierra Bonita, Hollywood, California. Young expresses her sympathy on the death of Aideen O'Connor.

Date:8 July 1950 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/304 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields at 1535 North Sierra Bonita Avenue, Hollywood, California from T.N. Jetly of 42 Garwasi Tola, Banaras City, U.P., India. Mr Jetly inquires as to the wellbeing of Arthur Shields and his family, he writes that he is 'very anxious to hear from [Shields].' He also enquires 'Do you see Mr. and Mrs. Renoir sometimes? How are they?'

Date:18 August 1950 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/305 Scope and Content:

Letter from Inilok Jetley, I.N.A. Pictures, 183-1 Sharutalla St. Calcutta 13, India addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita Ave. Hollywood, California, U.S.A. wishing Shields a happy New Year.

Date:December 1950 Extent:1 page

T13/A/306 Scope and Content:

letter addressed to Arthur Shields from J Cranfield, 62 Braemor Road, Landscape, Churchtown, Dublin. Cranfield writes that Johnnie and I have cut loose from Pakistan International and come home to stay, leaving the aircraft at Amsterdam. Our main fault to find with the company was, they weren't paying us...' He signs off 'Hope you are all well...if you hear of was between Irelandand Pakistan you will know why. God bless look after yourselves.

Date:20 May 1954 Extent:1 page

T13/A/307 Scope and Content:

Letters from Kevin Rush, Consulate of Ireland, 681 Market Street, San Fancisco 5 addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 No. Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California, in letter dated 13 August 1958 Rush thanks Shields for praising the Weekly Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs of Ireland. Rush also writes that he believes his father 'Joseph D. Rush, knew [Shields] may years ago in Dublin - possibly through Mr. Kerrigan...' Also covering letters relating to an application for a new passport for Arthur Shields.

Date:13 August 1958 - 15 October 1959 Extent:4 items

T13/A/308
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T13/A/38

Scope and Content:

Letter from Samuel J.Waddell, Furzefield, Westminster Road, Foxrock, Co. Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields. Waddell wrote plays under the pseudonym Rutherford Mayne some of which were produced by The Abbey. Waddell apologies for failing to keep an appointment to meet Shields at the Shelbourne hotel and hopes to get an opportunity to meet him before he leaves Dublin.

Date:8 November 1959 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/309 Scope and Content:

Letter from Sr. M. Veronica Supperioress, St. Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire addressed to Arthur Shields., Radio Eireann, O'Connell St., Dublin. In this brief letter Sr. M. Veronica thanks Shields for his kind donation to the hospital.

Date:2 January 1960 Extent:1 page

T13/A/310 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields from former Abbey actress Sheila O'Sullivan on the occasion of Barry Fitzgerald's death, O'Sullivan writes 'I felt I must write and give you my deepest sympathy on your dear Brother's death.' the letter was apparently delivered to the Abbey Theatre and passed on to Shields in the United States, enclosed cards read 'with compliments from The National Theatre Society Ltd.'

Date:9 January 1961 Extent:3 items

T13/A/311
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T13/A/423

Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields addressed to M.E. Lynch O.C., thanking him for his kind letter to Barry Fitzgerald which 'probably was not read by him because he was too near the end when it arrived...'; Shields goes on 'Barry was a very shy little man and he was uncomfortable in crowds and really dreaded meeting new people, but he was not a recluse and did enjoy certain company, especially when the 'old chat' was good.'

Date:January 1961 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/312 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Letter from M.E. Lynch O.C. , Whitefriars, Faversham, Kent addressed to Arthur Shields. Lynch expresses his sympathy with Shields on the occasion of the death of his brother Barry Fitzgerald. Lynch writes of his great admiration for Fitzgerald's acting ability and of his portrayal of priests. Which he believed was in marked contrast to the usual on screen portrayal of priests which was 'so often so superficial and false that looking on screen you want to shoot them.' Also Photocopy of same letter

Date:30 January 1961 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/313 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields from Eileen Gallahar, C/O Miss Atkins, 14 Crosthwaute Park, East, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Eileen Galagher was a friend of Barry Fitzgerald and the Shields family. She writes 'I'm sure you will remember me, I lived at 2 Cabra Villa (the red bricked houses) a couple of doors away from Mr. Carolan's shop. Willie and I used to write to each other from the time I was 14 years of age right up to the end of the last war...'; Galagher who had been in contact with Fitzgerald in the weeks before his death enquires 'if you would like a memoriam to your brother erected in the Greenlanes Church, Clontarf.

Date:12 June 1962 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/314 Scope and Content:

Letter from Joan Allgood, Garden Flat, 20, Belgrave Sq., Rathmines, Dublin addressed to Arthur Shields c/o Editor, Irish Times, Westmoreland Street, Dublin written the occasion of Barry Fitzgerald's death offering her sympathy.

Date:19 January 1961 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/315 Scope and Content:

Letter from Fr. Michael D. Buckley addressed to Arthur Shields 404 East Padre Street, Santa Barbara, California enclosing a letter from Della Homan of 8 Vesey Place, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Homan apparently spent some time with Barry Fitzgerald before his death and encloses two photos of Fitzgerald shortly before his death.

Date:1964 Extent:2 items

T13/A/316 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields from Harriet Medin of Via Gregoriana, 36 Roma, in the brief letter Harriet Medin wishes Arthur Shields a happy Christmas and New Year and writes 'come back here soon for another stint.'

Date:22 December 1961 Extent:1 page

T13/A/317 Scope and Content:

Invitation to a dinner in honour of President Johnson and Mrs. Johnson hosted by President Eamon de Valera at The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C. Also telegram from the Irish Ambassador to the United States addressed to Arthur Shields advising him that the date of the dinner has been brought forward one day to the 28th of May 1964.

Date:May 1964 Extent:2 items

T13/A/318 Scope and Content:

Two letters from The Lord Killanin (Michael Kallanin) of Sextant Films Limited. In one letter dated 26 June 1964 and addressed to J.J. O'Leary of Cahilland Co., Parkgate Street. Kallinan writes the he understands that 'Boss is on his way over on a Swedish steamer...Jack[John Ford] is quite anxious that I should discuss with him the possibility of Boss being used as dialogue director and also playing a small but important part in Young Cassidy.' In the other letter dated 30 June 1964 and addressed to Arthur Shields, at the Montclare Hotel, Clare St., Dublin 2, Kallanin writes that John Ford is anxious for Arthur Shields to play the part of 'Charlie Ballinoy' in 'Young Cassidy'.

Date:26-30 June 1964 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/319 Scope and Content:

Top of a letter from John F. Larchet, Professor Emeritus, University College, Dublin of 8 St. Mary's Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Not other information in the letter.

Date:31 July 1964 Extent:1 item

T13/A/320 Scope and Content:

Christmas cards sent to Arthur and Laurie Shields

Date:1960s? Extent:4 items

T13/A/321 Scope and Content:

Postcard featuring a reproduction of Edgar Degas' 'Woman with Chrysanthemums' ,handwritten text on reverse is so faded as to be illegible.

Date:c. 1965 Extent:1 item

T13/A/322 Scope and Content:

Letter Addressed to Arthur Shields, at C/O J.J. O'Leary, 2 Seadield Avenue, Monkstown, Dublin from David Maysles, asking Arthur Shields to sign 'the attached, no copy of the attachment. May be connected to Maysles 1965 production 'Sean O'Casey: The Spirit of Ireland' .

Date:[1965] Extent:1 page

T13/A/323 Scope and Content:

Letter from Clarence Hos. Rivers, Purcell High School, Hackberry Street, Cincinnati Six, Ohio addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shields, C/O Rosario Curletti, Santa Barbara, California thanking the Shields for making him welcome at their home.

Date:9 December 1965 Extent:-

T13/A/324 Scope and Content:

Note on memo paper with the imprint 'Memo from Bunny Austin' addressed to 'The Shields' reads in its entirety 'We're coming back on the Toscanelli 25 Sept-28 Oct love to all B +[ W?]' This note was found inside the 'Juno and the Paycock' programme (129), may have been sent by Bunny Austin (1906 - 2000), British Tennis star and member of the Oxford Group.

Date:1966? Extent:1 item

T13/A/325
See Also

T13/A/190-209

Scope and Content:

Letter from Genevieve McNulty addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shields, 404 E Padre St., Santa Barbara, California. Genevieve McNulty was married to Willis McNulty who was presumably a relation of the writer John McNulty whose short stories were adapted to the screen for 'Easy Come, Easy Go' directed by John Farrow and Staring Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields. She writes of her own son Patrick 'He was very moved by the photograph of "Barry" at the cards from "Easy Come, Easy Go." The letter relates primarily to a visit paid to the Shields by Mrs. McNulty.

Date:25 April 1966 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/326 Scope and Content:

Letter from Jack (?), Beachfield addressed to Arthur and Laurie Shields; Jack describes how Christine Shields delivered a speech at the unveiling by then Taoiseach Sean Lemass of the plaque commemorating the Abbey players who took part in the 1916 rising. He writes that Christine 'had a smallish immediate audience in the foyer where the unveiling took place -- Lemass with a brace of his Ministers and wives, Fallon, Blythe and 30 or 40 more -- but her words were relayed into the theatre where a full house of the commonality was penned...Everyone was delighted by Christine.'

Date:9 August 1966

T13/A/327 Scope and Content:

Letter from P.J.M. Cambridge C.S.S.P. c/o Recrory, 870 West Eight Street, San Pedro, California addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shields. Cambridge thanks the Shields for making him welcome in their house.

Date:2 September 1966

T13/A/328 Scope and Content:

Postcard from addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shields, 400 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California from their neighbours on holiday in Ireland.

Date:October 1966 Extent:1 Item

T13/A/329
See Also

T13/A/448

Scope and Content:

Letters from David Clarke of 306 W 91st St., New York, NY 10024 addressed to Laurie and Arthur Shields at 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California. Clarke (1908-2004) appeared in several feature films and Broadway shows. Letters relate to plans Clarke had for a trip to Ireland and advice that Laurie Shields had given him; in letter dated 6 May 1967 Clarke writes 'Donal Donnelly has spent vacations in the Aran Islands and has given us addresses of friends there, not only on Inishmore but on the two smaller islands. He says the large island is changing rapidly but the others are as Synge saw them.'

Date:16 March 1967 - 16 August 1967 Extent:3 items

T13/A/330 Scope and Content:

Postcard addressed to Arthur Shields signed Margaret, the card which is of Seurat's 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' bears no stamp and was presumably delivered by an intermediary. Margaret writes' Laurie called to say you are making progress.

Date:27 October 1967 Extent:1 item

T13/A/331 Scope and Content:

Postcard from The Swanders, 101 St. Francis Way, Santa Barbara, California addressed to Arthur Shields 707 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California. The Swanders write 'We're glad you're getting well, we hope you get much better! And that's why we have sent you this silly little letter!'

Date:1968 Extent:1 item

A/1.6.2 Tax

T13/A/332 Scope and Content:

United States tax returns for Bazie Shields

Date:1935 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/333 Scope and Content:

Social Security card of Arthur Shields issued to him at an the Morosco Theatre, W. 45 St. New York, New York by the Social Security Board Washington D.C., also brief list of instructions for the card holder.

Date:14 December 1938 Extent:2 items

T13/A/334 Scope and Content:

Social Security Card of Arthur Shields

Date:1939 Extent:1 item

T13/A/335 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields, Hotel Whitby, New York, N.Y. from Charles Stern, Internal Revenue Agent, Baltimore, MD.

Date:26 February 1940 Extent:1 page

T13/A/336 Scope and Content:

Irish tax returns for Arthur Shields

Date:1957-1971 Extent:4 items

A/1.6.3 Legal

T13/A/337 Scope and Content:

Agreement for Tenancy of the Unfurnished to Flat at No. 72 Merrion Square. Parties: Mary O'Mahony, 32 Gardiner's Place Dublin, Married Woman, 'The Landlord'. Arthur Shields of The Abbey Theatre Dublin, Actor-Manager, 'The Tenant'. Terms: The letting is to be for a term of Three years, for a yearly rent of £80

Date:19 November 1928 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/338 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to the possible case of mistaken identity which may have resulted in Arthur Shields having trouble securing work owing to the fact that he was being confused with a black-listed artist Art Shield. In a letter dated 8 March 1956 from Leonard M. Rieser, Sonnenschein, Berkson, Lautmann, Levinsonand Morse, 77 West Washington Street, Chicago 2 addressed to Arthur Shields 1535 North Sierra Bonita Ave. Hollywood 46, California, Reiser quotes a friend as saying that 'Every source I checked with was as flabbergasted at the notion as I, considering how well known he is to everyone connected with picture making.'

Date:8 March 1956 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/339 Scope and Content:

Two letters from Dolman and Isaac Law offices, 8222 West Third Street, Los Angeles 48, California addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita Ave. Los Angeles, California regarding a loan the couple planned to make on 'the property'.

Date:9 April - 1959 - 7 May 1959 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/340 Scope and Content:

Card notifying clients that Dolman and Isaac -Attorneys at law have moved their offices to 190 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, California.

Date:1 June 1959 Extent:1 item

T13/A/341 Scope and Content:

Copy of a letter from F Barnes, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada addressed to Lowenstienand Lowenstien, Attorneys, 7720 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood 46, California, Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California. The letter was written on the occasion of the death of Marie Mortishead and relates to an 'Immediate Annuity Guaranteed 20 Years.' After Maire Mortished death, the 'share of the payments previously paid to the late Marie Mortished will now be paid to Arthur Shields'

Date:29 September 1961 Extent:1 page

T13/A/342 Scope and Content:

Certificate of death of Arthur Shields, issued by the State of California-Department of Public Health

Date:27 April 1970 Extent:1 item

A/1.6.4 Immigration

T13/A/343 Scope and Content:

Passport of Arthur Shields, issued in 1920 by the British Foreign Office, country of birth given as 'Ireland'; includes visas for the United States and Australia.

Date:1920 Extent:1 item

T13/A/344 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of Arthur and Bazie Shields' 1931 Passport.

Date:1931 Extent:16 pp

T13/A/345 Scope and Content:

Application to extend temporary stay in the United States for Arthur Shields

Date:c. December 1939 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/346 Scope and Content:

Passport of Arthur Shields issued by Ireland/Eire, contains visa for the United States issued in Mexico on 25 October 1945.

Date:8 January 1940 - 8 January 1950

T13/A/347 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields, Whitby Hotel, West 45th Street, New York, N.Y. from Byron H. Uhl, District Director of the New York District for the U.S. Department of labour, Immigration and naturalization Service. Uhl writes that 'It gives me pleasure to grant your request for an extension of your temporary admission to the United States until June 24, 1940.

Date:16 January 1940 Extent:1 page

T13/A/348 Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Byron H. Uhl, District Director, New York District, U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Ellis Island, New York Harbour and Arthur Shields relating to extensions on Shields temporary addmission to the United States. Also includes application forms 'to extend time of temporary stay'

Date:19 June 1941 - 1 July 1943 Extent:20 pp

T13/A/349 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Arthur Shields granting him an extension on his temporary admission to the United States

Date:13 July 1944 Extent:1 page

T13/A/350 Scope and Content:

Bill of notice for head tax issued to Arthur Shields after entry into the United Sates from Mexico

Date:25 October 1945

T13/A/351 Scope and Content:

Letter from Mr. W.F. Watkins, District Director, N.Y. District, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 70, Columbus Ave. New York 23 addressed to Arthur Shields, 1843 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, 28, California requesting that he send is passport for it to be revalidated.

Date:8 January 1945 Extent:1 page

T13/A/352 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, 1843 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, 28, California addressed to Mr. W.F. Watkins, District Director, N.Y. District, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 70, Columbus Ave. New York 23 explaining that he needs to secure renewal of his passport from the Irish Consul in San Francisco. He writes 'All this will be done as quickly as possible and I hope to have my passport in your office in a week or ten days.'

Date:2 February 1945 Extent:1 page

T13/A/353 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, 1843 N. Cherokee Ave., Hollywood, 28, California addressed to Mr. W.F. Watkins, U.S. Dept. of Justice, New York, Shields writes 'I am enclosing my validated passport No. C3838 which I received yesterday from the Irish Consul in San Francisco.'

Date:17 April 1945 Extent:1 page

T13/A/354 Scope and Content:

Form I-539, Application To Extend Time of Temporary Stay, filled out by Arthur Shields, in the application Shields states the he has sighed a 7 year contract with Warner Bros to make motion pictures.

Date:1945 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/355 Scope and Content:

Receipt for payment of fee for naturalisation paid by Arthur Shields to the United States District Court.

Date:13 January 1946 Extent:1 item

T13/A/356 Scope and Content:

Letter from The Consular Assistant, Consulate General of India, 25 Beale Street, San Francisco addressed to Vernon Jacobson, 9008 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, California.

Date:19 December 1949 Extent:1 page

T13/A/357 Scope and Content:

Tourist application card for Mexico, issued by the consulate General of Mexico, blank, 2 copies; Also card of Carlos Reyes of Buen Viaje, Exclusive Travel Consultants

Date:c. 1960 Extent:3 items

A/1.6.5 Agents and S.A.G.

T13/A/358 Scope and Content:

Contract between Frank Cooper Associates and Arthur Shields engaging Frank Copper and Associates to act as Shields agent for a period of one year from 25 June 1959. Also accompanying letter from Madeline Rosen of Frank Cooper Associates addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 N. Sierra Bonita, Los Angeles 46, California.

Date:25 June 1959 Extent:2 items

T13/A/359 Scope and Content:

Circular from the Screen Actor's Guild addressed to all members relating to 'producers pension and welfare plans' The circular outline a group insurance programme which would provide 'Life Insurance, Acidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Surgical, Hospital and Major Medical Expense benefits.' Requests return of enrollment card and includes instructions. Inscription reads Answered March 6th 1961.

Date:29 December 1960 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/360 Scope and Content:

Theatrical Motion Picture Agency Contract (Artists' Manager Contract) Parties: Lester Salkow Agency Inc., referred to as the 'Agent' and Arthur Shields referred to as the 'Actor' Terms and Conditions: For the term of one year commencing 25 August 1961 the Actor aggress to pay the Agent a sum equal to ten per cent of all moneys or other consideration received by the Actor, directly or indirectly, under the contracts of employment entered into during the term specified.

Date:25 August 1961 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/361 Scope and Content:

Television Motion Picture Agency Contract (Artists' Manager Contract) Parties: Lester Salkow Agency Inc., referred to as the 'Agent' and Arthur Shields referred to as the 'Actor' Terms and Conditions: For the term of one year commencing 25 August 1961 the Actor agrees to pay the Agent a sum equal to ten per cent of all moneys or other consideration received by the Actor, directly or indirectly, under the contracts of employment entered into during the term specified.

Date:25 August 1961 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/362 Scope and Content:

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Standard Aftra Exclusive Agency Contract Under Rule 12-B Parties: Lester Salkow Agency Inc., referred to as the 'Agent' and Arthur Shields referred to as the 'Actor' Terms and Conditions: For the term of one year commencing 25 August 1961 the Actor agrees to pay the Agent a sum equal to ten per cent of all moneys or other consideration received by the Actor, directly or indirectly, under the contracts of employment entered into during the term specified.

Date:25 August 1961 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/363 Scope and Content:

Covering note attached to T13/A/360-363 from Shirley Kingston of Lester Salkow Agency of 8741 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood 46, California.

Date:21 August 1961 Extent:1 item

T13/A/364 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Kennard addressed to Arthur Shields from Lester Salkow Agency, 8776 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood 69, California. The agency were Arthur Shields agents, Kennard acknowledges that business has been slow and goes on to write 'although the results so far leave a great deal to be desired, we hope that your faith in us will continue to be as strong as our faith is in you.'

Date:21 August 1962 Extent:1 page

A/1.6.6 Health

T13/A/365 Scope and Content:

Material relating to Arthur Shields contracting of Tuberculosis, includes doctors' bills and expenses related to his treatment at Lenox Hill Hospital; also includes 'Bland Diet' recommended to Shields.

Date:1 January 1941 - 15 May 1940 Extent:32 items

T13/A/366 Scope and Content:

Report of premarital laboratory test for syphilis for Arthur Shields; returned as negative.

Date:28 October 1943 Extent:1 item

T13/A/367 Scope and Content:

Certificates of good health and sanity for Arthur Shields issued by Robert W. Meals M.D. 6777 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood 28, California. Stamped by the Consul General of The Republic of Mexico, Los Angeles. Possibly connected to a visa application for a trip to Mexico.

Date:5 November 1957 Extent:3 items

A/1.6.7 Travel

T13/A/368 Scope and Content:

Notice from the Atlanticand Pacific Hotels, Youghal, notice includes meal times and rules for guests.

Date:c. 1964 Extent:1 item

T13/A/369 Scope and Content:

Two letters addressed to Arthur Shields, at 404 E. Padre, Santa Barbara, California from William O'Leary of Cahilland Co. Parkgate Printing Works, Dublin 8. In letter dated 22 May 1964 O'Leary informs Shields that he has booked 3 double rooms in the Mont Clare Hotel for him on the nights of the 1st and 2 July 1964.

Date:22 may 1964 - 2 June 1964 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/370 Scope and Content:

Receipts from the Shields' trip to Ireland in 1964, includes laundry receipts, receipt for car hire, receipts from The Shelbourne Hotel , The Atlanticand Pacific Hotels, Youghal, Co. Cork and the Commodore Hotel Cobh, Co. Cork.

Date:July-August 1964 Extent:35 items

T13/A/371 Scope and Content:

Recipts and other material from Arthur Shields 1964 trip, includes material from Italy, Curacao, Venezuela and Panama, also includes United States Customs declaration giving Arthur Shields vessel as 'Italia Lines, Paolo Toscanelli' he was accompanied by his wife and daughter.

Date:1964 Extent:22 pp

A/1.6.8 Address Books and Diaries

T13/A/372 Scope and Content:

Pocket appointment diaries. Most days left blank, entries usually relate to work, for example entry for 7 January 1939 reads 'Read Kindred', others relate to social engagments for example entry for 4 July 1939 read 'At Beach With Will'. Others refer to travel, for example entry for 16 January 1947 reads 'Leave L.A. for N.Y. for O'Neills play'.

Date:1937-1951 Extent:15 items

T13/A/373 Scope and Content:

Address book for Arthur Shields, very few entries; includes entries for Edward Choate and R.J. Madden.

Date:c. 1940 Extent:100 pp

T13/A/374 Scope and Content:

Pocket address book, includes addresses in New York, Hollywood, Ireland and The United Kingdom, also a small number of address from around the world. Each entry features the following fields; 'Name', 'Street', 'City', 'Tel No.' Cover emblazoned with the name 'Boss'. Book divided A-Z.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:c. 100 pp

T13/A/375 Scope and Content:

Notebook containing addresses, includes addresses from the United States, Ireland and a small number from other parts of the globe. Includes entry 'Adam [Shields] and Family at 7871 Bleriot Ave. L.A. 45. Also includes enclosure with address of Sean O'Casey at Flat 3, 40 Trumlands Rd., Torquay, S. Devon.

Date:1950s? Extent:c. 50 pp

A/1.6.9 Stamps

T13/A/376 Scope and Content:

Cutting of the cover of 'Philately' magazine, features a photograph of Glenn Ford and Arthur Shields.

Date:2 December 1946 Extent:1 item

T13/A/377 Scope and Content:

Cutting from 'Stamps' magazine of an article on stamp collecting in Hollywood, includes photograph of Glen Ford, Charles Kemper and Arthur Shields; caption gives Arthur Shields' name as 'Charles Shields'.

Date:24 May 1947 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/378 Scope and Content:

Notes on stamp collection by Arthur Shields

Date:c.1950 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/379 Scope and Content:

Certificate issued by the American Philatelic Society certifying that Arthur Shields has been awarded Third Award for Imperial Russia at the Santa Barbara Stamp Show.

Date:16 November 1962 Extent:1 item

T13/A/380 Scope and Content:

First-Day covers from India, with accompanying letter dated 28 December 1969 addressed to Arthur and Laurie Shields from Serge of De Nobili School, F.R.I. Post Office, Dist. Dhanbad

Date:1969 Extent:14 items

A/1.6.10 Stationary

T13/A/381 Scope and Content:

Arthur Shields' business cards, cards simply carry Shields' name and 'Abbey Theatre', 'Dublin', contained in envelope from the Hotel Westminster, Copley Square Boston

Date:1930s Extent:12 items

T13/A/382 Scope and Content:

Unused customised book plates bearing Arthur Shields' name.

Date:n.d. Extent:c. 30 items

A/1.6.11 Biographical information

T13/A/383 Scope and Content:

Horoscope of Arthur Shields calculated by Cyril Fagan of the Irish Astrological Society.

Date:15 October 1924 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/384 Scope and Content:

List of films which Arthur Shields appeared and their production companies, for example 'Gentleman Jim - Warner's'

Date:n.d. Extent:2 pp

T13/A/385 Scope and Content:

Cutting possibly from a casting book, features photo of Arthur Shields, listing three films 'Gentleman Jim', 'Broadway' and 'How Green Was My Valley' all of which were produced in 1942. Management named as 'Bill Woolfenden, Inc.'

Date:c. 1942 Extent:1 item

T13/A/386 Scope and Content:

Biographical questionnaire issued by Warner Brothers, filled in by Arthur Shields. Shields responses to questions were to be used as a source for Fan Magazines and Newspaper stories. Aswell as biographical details the questionare includes questions such as 'Name your first play', Shields response ' "The Lord Mayor" by Edward McNulty" ' and 'List five of your favorite books and authors' to which Shields responded ' "The Bible", "Shakespeare" , "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy; "Ulysses" by James Joyce.'

Date:28 January 1945 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/387 Scope and Content:

Typescript of an article by A.J. Leventhal beginning 'At the request of my friends, Arthur Shields and Michael MacLiamoir, I wrote at the time my impression of an experience we shared on an evening in the year 1918, I now publish it in the hope that the background of that period may have some interest today' apparently published in 'Envoy..A Review of Literature and Art' July 1950, Dublin Vol. 3 No. 8. The story recounts the events of an evening in Leventhal spent with Shields and MacLiamor in Dublin.

Date:July 1950 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/388 Scope and Content:

Biographical information on Arthur Shields, includes handwritten drafts of chronologies and lists appearances on the stage. Also includes typescript 'Background Information' which includes details of Shields' parents and his schooling, also under the heading family life an entry reads 'Married twice - twice a widower. Two children: John Anthony - 23 -U.S.A.F. and Christine Francis - 51/2'

Date:c. 1950 - 18 August 1961 Extent:14 pp

T13/A/389 Scope and Content:

List of parts played by Arthur Shields compiled by Shields himself. Each items includes the following information, the date of the production, the playwright and the title of the play, some entries include the role played by Shields. For exaple '1920 Jan, Gardiner in 'The Golden Apple'.

Date:n.d. Extent:6 pp

T13/A/390 Scope and Content:

Handwritten table of plays which Arthur Shields worked on, broken down into the number of plays, number of parts played, number of parts created by him, number of parts created b y him in the first Abbey production and number of plays directed by Shields. The list was written by Shields himself.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

T13/A/391 Scope and Content:

Handwritten list of plays, possibly plays which Arthur Shields appeared, compiled by Shields himself.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

T13/A/392 Scope and Content:

Transcript of an interview with Arthur Shields, transcript takes the format of the speakers name followed by what he or she said. Speakers include 'Shields', 'Mrs. Shields', 'Gan', '2nd Interviewer' and 'Mrs Shields'; 'Gan' was the principal interviewer. The interview relates primarily to Shields career at The Abbey, most of his reminiscences have been extracted in T13/A/394. There is some discussion of the possibility of Arthur and Laurie Shields working on a book about Arthur's career in the Abbey. Laurie Shields is quoted as saying 'It a period that Arthur, with his terrific recall, is possinly one of the few people left who has acess to the "back story" - the story the front - the one that’s in the pages of the books that are available now. And if he owes it to no one else - he owes it to his daughter, his son and his grand-children.

Date:c. 1962 Extent:50 pp

T13/A/393 Scope and Content:

Duplicates of pages 25-27 of 322

Date:c. 1962 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/394 Scope and Content:

Handwritten account of Arthur Shields' career with the Abbey theatre. Appears to have been transcribed from the transcript of an interview given by Shields T13/A/392. Includes account of his experiences working with Lady Gregory, he writes 'Lady Gregory was a wonderful woman. Every play in my time, was read by her. She was very helpful, as you will gather from his autobiographies, to O'Casey in his early days. She never liked me but that did not matter, she was a great person.' He also writes about working with Lennox Robinson and touring with the Abbey, he writes 'Robinson wrote some very fine plays for us. "The Whitehaeded Boy" had the longest run of any Irish play. I got leave of absence from the Abbey to play in it when it went abroad. It ran in London, America and Australia for almost two years.

Date:c. 1962 Extent:31 pp

T13/A/395 Scope and Content:

Poster advertising the Irish Press, read's 'Arthur Shields Looks Back'

Date:c. 1964 Extent:1 item

T13/A/396 Scope and Content:

Book of appreciation for Arthur Shields from Dr. Swander's class in modern drama at University of California, Santa Barbara. Shields had given a lecture on 'The Irish Theatre'.

Date:5 January 1966 Extent:7 pp

T13/A/397 Scope and Content:

Cutting from a newspaper with television details, includes broadcast 'The Abbey Theatre with Arthur Shields (special) - produced by the University of California, Santa Barbara, featuring actor Arthur Shields and Homer D. Swander Associate Professor of English. Inscription reads 'Camera 28 - KCET May 1966'

Date:13 May 1966 Extent:1 page

T13/A/398 Scope and Content:

Typescript transcript from a tape recording of Arthur Shields reminiscences from his time with the Abbey and touring North America, contains handwritten amendments. Also attached is a hand written list of cast members and plays from the 1934-1935 tour.

Date:5 February 1969 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/399 Scope and Content:

Typescript of an article by Homer D. Swander entitled 'Shields at the Abbey: A Friend of Cathleen'. In the article Swander describes an early amateur production of 'The Rising of the Moon' by Lady Gregory which Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald were involved were involved in. Also describes Arthur Shields' involvement in The Dublin Drama League. Also describes the circumstances under which Shields left the Abbey.

Date:n.d. Extent:21 pp

T13/A/400 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields addressed to Raymond N. Harris, The Playhouse, Wilminton, Delaware requesting any information or recolections of the Abbey Tours performances in Wilmington in November 1931. Shields writes that he is working on a book 'about the American tours.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

A/1.6.12 Funeral

T13/A/401 Scope and Content:

Programme for the memorial service for Arthur Shields held at 'The Old Mission, Santa Barbara, California'

Date:27 May 1970 Extent:4 pp

A/1.6.13 Other

T13/A/402 Scope and Content:

Recipt made out to Arthur Shields for a monument in cemetery for the sum of £52 2s, issued in Ireland. Not clear who the monument was for.

Date:24 November 1949 Extent:1 item

T13/A/403 Scope and Content:

Hand written sheet music for "O'Bannon Ballad" - Lyrics by Bob Vinson, Music by Michel Michelet. Signed 'To Mr. Shields with Admiration from Michel Michelet.

Date:n.d. Extent:3 pp

T13/A/404 Scope and Content:

George H. Squires bussiness card

Date:n.d.

A/2 Barry Fitzgerald

A/2.1 Correspondence

T13/A/405
See Also

T13/A/61-79

Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a letter from Barry Fitzgerald, The New Pfister, Milwaukee addressed to Lini Saurin. Fitzgerald describes Cincinati and Milwaukee, he also describes recent correspondence with his mother, he writes 'For a German she is typically Irish. Always agin the Government - agin any Government.' He also writes 'yesterday Robinson told us that another tour on much better terms has been arranged for next year. I expect Boss and Mac will give you the details. I don't much want to go as the company is not a very gay one to travel with: but the money will probably be good and it might be wiser not to refuse.'

Date:30 December 1931 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/406 Scope and Content:

Letter from The National Box Office Digest 5220 Sunset Boulevard, addressed to Barry Fitzgerald. The National Box Office Digest were compiling statistics for their 1936-1937 box office annual and were seeking confirmation that Fitzgerald had appeared in Ebbtide. Also receipt for a half page advertisement for Barry Fitzgerald in the publication.

Date:1937 Extent:2 items

T13/A/407 Scope and Content:

Letters from R.M. Silver of A. and S. Lyons, Inc., Agency, California Bank Bldg., Beverly Hills, California addressed to Barry Fitzgerald, 138 North Clark Drive, Los Angeles, California enclosing checks for payments from R.K.O. Radio Pictures , Inc. Also includes 3 check stubs, apart from one these however do not correspond to the letters.

Date:21 June 1939 -25 July 1939 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/408 Scope and Content:

Letter from Paul Herrick, 6942 Bonita Terrace, Hollywood, California addressed 'To Whom It May Concern' vouching for Barry Fitzgerald reputation, Herrick writes 'In my almost constant association with him I have found his conduct to be above reproach.'

Date:22 December (1940?) Extent:1 page

T13/A/409 Scope and Content:

Christmas Card addressed to Marry Fitzgerald from Father Senan, Church Street Dublin. Father Senan thanks Fitzgerald for sending him a charitable donation, he writes 'A certain family in Little Strand Street will bless your name this Christmas.'

Date:Christmas 1947 Extent:1 item

T13/A/410 Scope and Content:

Parts of a screen play, Love and Fishes by Robert Christie. The text was sent to Barry Fitzgerald by Robert Christie of Rexford, Comber, Co. Down, in the covering letter Christie describes how a one act play of his 'The Dark Hour' was produced by the Abbey in 1914, he also recalls how he met Arthur and Alolphus Shields; he goes on to write 'I have been studying you on the screen for some time with a view to writing this picture for you.'

Date:16 March 1948 Extent:16 pp

T13/A/411
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T13/A/149-156

Scope and Content:

Letter from Paul Vincent Carroll, 22 Park Road, Bromley, Kent, England addressed Barry Fitzgerald. Enclosed with the letter was Carroll play 'The Wise', the title of which was changed to 'She Bade Me Take Life Easy' for the United States production. These enclosures are not included in this collection.

Date:29 March 1948 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/412 Scope and Content:

Note to Barry Fitzgerald written on the business card of Mrs. Selskar Gunn, reference to James Joyce inscribing his book to Selskar Gunn.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

T13/A/413 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Barry Fitzgerald from Ted Prendergast of the Herald Express of Pittsburgh, which was accompanied by a photograph. Prendergast writes 'This picture may remind you of good times and old friends.'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

T13/A/414 Scope and Content:

Handwritten transcription of a letter from Barry Fitzgerald 2 Seafield Ave, Monkstown, Co. Dublin addressed to Ethel O'Brien. The Letter was transcribed in 1974 by Laurie Shields. Barry Fitzgerald writes that he had spent some time in Portugal on the way over to Dublin, He write that they 'rented a car and saw a lot of the country. Nice people, good food and modest prices.' Fitzgerald describes how he has been playing golf in Ireland and was planning to go sailing with 'J.J.', he also complains that 'I Sometimes miss that nice S.B. Climate and if I may say so I miss you and D quite a bit.'

Date:14 May 1958 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/415 Scope and Content:

Letter from Sean O'Casey, Flat 3, 40 Trumlands Road, St. Marychurch, Torquay, Devon addressed to Will (Barry Fitzgerald). O'Casey writes that he has heard that Fitzgerald was ill, he writes 'I hope you are up, or, if not up then sitting bolt upright in bed having another look at the world.'

Date:11 December 1959 Extent:1 page

T13/A/416 Scope and Content:

Letter from Herman Gollob, Associate Editor, Little, Browneand Company publishers of 34 Beacon Street, Boston 6 addressed to Barry Fitzgerald, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. Writing in response to a profile of Fitzgerald which had appeared in the Boston Daily Globe Gollob proposes that Fitzgerald should consider publishing a memoir, he writes 'the summary of your career makes it sound as dramatic as Mr. O'Hare's plays, and we'd be delighted to know about any ideas you may have in mind for a book.

Date:10 March 1960 Extent:1 page

T13/A/417 Scope and Content:

Letter Fr. Deghan, St. Michael's, Enfield, Co. Meath, addressed to Barry Fitzgerald. Deghan thanks Fitzgerald for a previous letter and writes that he is sorry 'to hear you had some troubles on hand.'

Date:10 August 1960 Extent:1 page

T13/A/418 Scope and Content:

Letter from Fr. Deighan Collinstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Friday addressed to Barry Fitzgerald. Deighan writes that he may soon be moved to a different location but he doesn't know where her also writes that 'I saw in the paper last week a photo of you rowing in Dun Laoghaire. I hope you look as well now as you did then.'

Date:c. 1960 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/419 Scope and Content:

Letter from Madge, Marita, Knockavilla, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary addressed to Barry Fitzgerald. Madge describes he sorrow on the death of her husband, she writes 'I cannot yet realise that Bill has gone from me. I keep telling myself that he is better off, that all his suffering... has ended, and that some day we will be reunited.' She also explains that she is planning to visit Lourdes and would like to meet Barry in Dublin on her return.

Date:20 August 1960 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/420 Scope and Content:

Short letter from Eamon(?) of Carrignashee, Ballycroy, Co. Mayo addressed to Barry Fitzgerald requesting an opportunity to meet Fitzgerald in Dun Laoighaire.

Date:1 September 1960 Extent:1 page

T13/A/421 Scope and Content:

Letter from Laurie Shields addressed to Barry Fitzgerald, Laurie Shields complains of the lack of work available to Arthur, she writes 'Even though the actors strike was settled and favourably so, the writers are still out. Which means as of today only about 4 TV shows are filming and they are working against a very slim pile of scripts. Everyone else is on an enforced holiday and TV today is nothing but a series of re-runs.' She also describes her hopes to enrol Christine Shields in Marymount school in Santa Barbara, she writes 'It's a wonderful school, taught by the religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary... an order well known in Ireland I'm sure' She also writes that 'Adam[Shields] and his family are all going great guns and I guess you've heard there is to be another addition there in August?' She also describes how Adam's three children are getting on.

Date:c. 1960 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/422 Scope and Content:

Letter from Laurie Shields addressed to Barry Fitzgerald. Laurie Shields describes how Arthur Shield has recently been working on a play for television called 'The Velvet Glove'; she writes 'In fact it's considered the thing to be on TV these days. Translated to the artist however, that means very little money and lots of prestige. Too bad one can't cash in prestige at the corner grocers.' She also describes at length the health of he sister in law bid who was also resident in California. She also announces the birth of a second daughter Jennifer to Adam Shields and his wife Nancy. She also encloses a news paper clipping of her 'First by-line' story from the Los Angeles Examiner.

Date:September 19 [1960?] Extent:2 pp plus 1 enclosure

T13/A/423
See Also

T13/A/311-312

Scope and Content:

Letter from M.E. Lynch O.C. , Whitefriars, Faversham, Kent addressed to Barry Fitzgerald, St. Patrick's Hospital, James Street, Dublin, Eire. Lynch writes that her sister 'Mrs. Halpin of Grantham Street...tells me you are in St. Patrick's Hospital, James Street.' She goes on to explain that she has lived in North East Kent for many years and that Fitzgerald interpretation of Irish parts has given her intense pleasure over many years, she writes '...you have given a picture of the best type of Irishman. The man who is full of Irish weakness but devoid of maliciousness and guile.' Also photocopies of the same letter.

Date:2 January 1961 Extent:2 pp

A/2.2 Income Tax

T13/A/424 Scope and Content:

United States tax forms, including Nonresident alien income tax returns, New York State income tax non-resident return and state of California Tax return; also includes correspondence Treasury Department of the United States and the Franchise Tax Commissioner of the State of California.

Date:1 April 1931-24 May 1943 Extent:42 items

T13/A/425 Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Barry Fitzgerald, 7 North Frederick Street, Dublin and H.M. Inspector of taxes, St. Marylebone District, 3rd Floor, Room 310, 17 North Audley Street, W. 1. Fitzgerald argued that because he was resident in the United Kingdom for less than six months in 1929-1930 he was not liable for British tax that year.

Date:1 September 1932 -27 September 1932 Extent:3 items

T13/A/426 Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Barry Fitzgerald and The Office of the Revenue Commissioners (Irish Free State), Dublin Castle relating to 'arrears in income tax'.

Date:30 May 1936 - 28 January 1938 Extent:4 items

T13/A/427 Scope and Content:

Handwritten notes on Barry Fitzgerald income in the period 1929-1931, includes itemised lists of income sources including 'Abbey Theatre', 'Silver Tassie - 10 wks'; also lists of expenses including 'Agents Fees' and 'Publicity Man'. Also notes on his employment between 1922 and 1945.

Date:1929-1932, c.1945 Extent:8 pp

A/2.3 Certificates and Membership Cards

T13/A/428 Scope and Content:

Barry Fitzgerald's identity card for The Los Angeles Fire Department Auxiliary Fire Force Reserve

Date:c. 1942 Extent:1 item

T13/A/429 Scope and Content:

Certificate issued to Barry Fitzgerald by the War manpower Commission stating that he is available for employment in the Southern California area as a Free-Lance Actor.

Date:16 July 1943 Extent:1 item

T13/A/430 Scope and Content:

Membership card for Irish Actors' Equity Association for Barry Fitzgerald

Date:1951 Extent:1 item

A/2.4 Death

T13/A/431 Scope and Content:

Telegrams from J.J. O'Leary addressed to Arthur Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita Hollywood, California. The telegrams relate to the death of Arthur Fitzgerald. In the first telegram dated 31 December 1960 O'Leary reports that 'Will has an infection with temperature and will be out of action for a while being well looked after', In telegram dated 2 January 1961 he reports 'Position is worse today, would like you to come over immediately... '

Date:31 December 1960 - 2 January 1961 Extent:3 pp

T13/A/432 Scope and Content:

Transcripts of the funeral oration for Barry Fitzgerald delivered by the Most Reverend G.O. Simms Archbishop of Dublin, begins 'We gather here to-day to give thanks to Almighty God for a lovable life, lived with an unusual serenity and simplicity, yet a life of wide influence and deep human feeling.' Also attached note from the Archbishop, six copies of the oration.

Date:7 January 1961 - 8 January 1961 Extent:9 pp

T13/A/433 Scope and Content:

Notes compiled by Arthur Shields at the time of Barry Fitzgerald death. Notes relate to primarily to funeral arrangements.

Date:1961 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/434 Scope and Content:

Typewritten draft of a letter to 'The Editor' from Arthur Shields, possibly intended for several newspapers. Shields writes 'Before returning to the U.S.A., I should like to express, through your columns, my heartfelt appreciation of the many messages and verbal expressions of sympathy conveyed to me following the death of my brother Will (Barry Fitzgerald).'

Date:1961 Extent:1 page

T13/A/435 Scope and Content:

Correspondence between Edward Hervey, Attorney at Law, 458 South Spring Street, Los Angeles 13 and Arthur Shields 404 E. padre, Santa Barbara, California. The letter relates to the filing the final account for Barry Fitzgerald's estate. He enquires as to the whereabouts of two items 'an Old Humber automobile with a valuation of £ 75 and wearing apparel of a stated value of £ 25.' Also includes letter dated 27 October 1962 from Arthur Shields, 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara addressed to Edward Hervey, Attorney at Law, 458 South Spring Street, Los Angeles 13 relating to the items of clothing and Humber car left by Barry Fitzgerald after his death. Shields writes that he suggested that the cloths be given away and that regarding the Humber car 'I have no recollection of being aware of it at the time or of its being mentioned. As I don't drive myself, there was no occasion for requesting the use of a car...'

Date:26 October 1962 Extent:8 items

A/3 Aideen O'Connor

A/3.1 Correspondence

A/3.1.1 Abbey Tour of North America(1934-1935)

T13/A/436 Scope and Content:

Letterfrom Aideen O'Connor, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco addressed to her father, she writes 'We played "Juno" last night and the critics have gone just crazy in this mornings' papers.' She goes on 'one [critic] even said "Aideen O'Connor who looks as though she might have come out of a painting etc..."it will be funny to go home and settle down as the least goodlooking of the family.' She also encloses a letter to her father 'from Billy[William O'Gorman], which he wrote and gave me to send you on the train coming to Los Angeles.' William O'Gorman was member of the abbey touring company, in a brief letter discussing mostly the Landscape of the western United States he also writes 'Una will be 9 months older when you see her again but behind that she will have 9 years worth of experiences to tell you.'

Date:4 March 1935, 23 March 1935 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/437 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco addressed to her sisters Eileen and Maeve. Aideen O'Connor recounts some time she spent in Hollywood where she met amongst others Maureen O'Sullivan, Ralph Bellamy, Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney who was 'very unassuming and terribly interested in Ireland.' Regarding her future with the Abbey she writes 'there is nothing definite about my contract yet, but Mac says I will get one at a starting salary of £5 a week! However, I shan't know till I get back and see Lennox. But, I do hope they keep me on. Mick says that when Lennox hears I turned down the films to stay with the Abbey he will surely keep me on. One thing is certain and that is I won't go back to Polikoffs or any office. I shall stick to the stage for good or evil now.'

Date:23 March 1935 Extent:3 pp

A/3.1.2 Abbey Tour of North America(1937-1938)

T13/A/438 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor, Hotel Edison, 46th Street, New York addressed to Meave (her sister?). In the letter Aideen writes "Well we're all jogging along O.K. 'Far-off Hills' is now in its 6th week but its coming off on Saturday as we have to get on with the rest of the rep.' She also describes at length her experiences of New York, describing the city as 'terribly expensive'; he goes on to write 'There's a new dance here that’s all the rage "the big apple" its called. Its very intricate and quite mad but they play it a lot at night clubs.'

Date:18 November 1937 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/439 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor, Hotel Edison, 46th Street, New York addressed to her sister Eileen. She describes her experiences in New York and the problems she was having saving money, she writes 'I'd rather be on the road its more fun and cheaper'; she also writes that 'Mac [Bazie Magee] has not come yet. The general feeling is that when she hears that Boss is to produce "Shadow and Substance" which means extra money - that she'll be out. Well - let her !'

Date:28 November 1937 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/440 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor addressed to her sister Eileen. The letter was started on the train en route to Toronto and finished in Trononto the following day. O'Connor complains of the extreme cold in Toronto, she write 'My dear - the cold is unbearable. One couldn't stay out in it longer than the walk to and from the theatre.' She goes on 'the difference between Canada and the U.S. is something chronic!' In a reference to her father the exact context of which isn't clear she writes 'I hope you get Daddy to relent soon. I feel that I can't go home with his behaving like that. It would be too grim"

Date:31 January 1938-1 February 1938 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/441 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor, The Mark Twain Hotel, Eight and Pine Streets, Saint Louis addressed to her sister Eileen. O'Connor complains 'St. Louis is a very dreary city. I never liked it. We're not doing good business here either.' She goes on to write 'I haven't had a night off since the tour started. Since I went into "Silver Jubilee" it been going everywhere - They like it over here we all hate it.' 'The Silver Jubilee' by Cormac O'Daley was first produced by the Abbey on 14 September 1936. The second half of the letter was typed on the train to San Fransisco somewhere in Colorado, she writes 'They had been a landslide and the line was blocked by huge boulders. It took ages to clear but we were in lovely wild country and had a great time, climbing and walking and talking and taking photographs.'

Date:24 February 1938 - 28 February 1938 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/442 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor, The New Olympic Hotel, 230 Eddy Street, San Francisco Hotel addressed to her sister Eileen, she writes 'America has gone daft about "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". I'm not surprised. I saw the picture yesterday and its glorious. Don't miss it. You've never seen anything like it. "Dopey" one of the Dwarfs has become a national Idol over here.' She also describes a shopping trip to Chinatown in San Francisco only to find 'When I got [the cloths] home I discovered I'd been in a Japanese store! And I swore to Boycott Japanese goods!' She also writes that 'I too am considering marriage (seriously) he is a lawyer in Boston. I'll have to make up my mind before the end of the tour as he is coming to New York to see me. He's a darling and I'd probably have a lovely time - but I'm not in love with him. However my last love affair was so disastrous to all concerned that possibly I can get along without love this time.'

Date:4 March 1938 Extent:6 pp

T13/A/443 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor, Hotel Clark, Los Angeles, California addressed to her sister Eileen in which she describes her social life in Hollywood. She writes Una [O'Connor]'s part was the usual 'Hollywood" shambles Maureen O'Sullivan was there looking beautiful...', 'John Ford invited Boss, Denis and I to his house the Sunday we arrived for dinner. There were a lot of writers and people there - and a cowboy star John Wayne and his wife - who are giving a party for us tonight !'. She goes on to recount how a film columnist had commented apon how alike Aideen O'Connor and Freddie Bartholomew looked and that they should 'play in a picture as brother and sister!' Aideen O'Connor describes meeting Bartholomew at a Una O'Connor's 'he's an awfully sissy looking little looking boy who was just "so sweet" to everyone until I wanted to hit him.'

Date:c. 4 April 1938 Extent:10 pp

T13/A/444 Scope and Content:

Letter from Aideen O'Connor, addressed to her sisters Eileen and Maeve. The letter was started 'on a train that brings us back east' and completed in Minneapolis. Aideen O'Connor describes attending a party at John Wayne's house, also visits to R.K.O. studios, 20th Century Fox and Paramount. She also writes 'By the way I didn't tell you about poor Paddy Carolan. He's got T.B. and had to be sent home from San Francisco. Will Shields left Hollywood ...and joined us for the rest of the tour.' Paddy Carolan, billed as P.J. Carolan was a member of the Abbey company who also took part in the 1934 tour of the United States.

Date:13 April 1938 - 18 April 1938 Extent:11 pp

A/3.1.3 Other correspondence

T13/A/445 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Miss Una O'Connor, 56 Hollybank Avenue, Ranelagh from Lennox Robinson informing her that 'the Judges have awarded you a certificate in the Abbey School of Acting...'

Date:27 April 1933 Extent:1 page

T13/A/446 Scope and Content:

Post card addressed to Miss Una O'Connor, 56 Hollybank Ave., Ranelagh, Dublin requesting that she 'call to the theatre whenever convenient to see Mr. Arthur Shields'

Date:22 August 1933 Extent:1 item

T13/A/447 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Una O'Connor from Alban Knox, of 43 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois; Knox a professional pianist writes about a recent recital he took part in and encloses some press notices; he also writes 'They seem to be working you rather hard in the Abbey. They didn't start you scene-shifting yet did they?' Knox also encloses a picture of his son.

Date:9 May 1936 Extent:2 pp, 2 items

T13/A/448
See Also

T13/A/101

Scope and Content:

Photostats of letters from David G. Clarke addressed to Aidden O'Connor and Arthur Shields 1843 N. Cherokee, Hollywood, California. The letters written from the pacific theatre of operation where Clarke was apparently stationed. In letter dated 30 May 1943 Clarke writes 'My life is quite uneventful, except for the letters.' In letter dated 29 March 1944 Clarke writes of his 'outfit's trip to Brouganville for the fighting there. We took care of the boys there and we [were] commened by the general for devotion to duty.'

Date:30 May 1943 - 29 March 1944 Extent:3 items

T13/A/449 Scope and Content:

Postcards addressed to Mrs. A. Shields (Aideen O'Connor), 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Includes postcards from Bid Mortished, Arthur Shields (sent from India during the filming of 'The River') and Ralph Hayes.

Date:July 1948 - June 1950 Extent:9 items

T13/A/450 Scope and Content:

Letters from Maire Judge, 16 Palmerston Gardens, Dublin, Ireland addressed to Mrs. Arthur Shields, 1535 N Sierra Bonita Avenue, Hollywood, California. Judge who may be related to the Abbey actor M.J. McCormick was apparently a friend of Aideen O'Connor's writes in about recent performances she has attended in Dublin. In letter dated 1949 Judge thanks Shields for sending her magazines from Hollywood. She also writes that she was having lunch with Michael MacLiamoir and that he was making a film of Othello with Orson Welles, she goes on '[while] they were rehearsing the film in Paris (it's to be made in Rome) and Michael spent his time writing free verse in gaelic about a casino in Monte Carlo - and if that's not cosmopolitanism, I don't know what is!'

Date:26 April 1949 - 25 June 1949 Extent:2 items

T13/A/451 Scope and Content:

Telegram addressed to Mrs. Arthur Shields (Aideen O'Connor) at 1535 North Sierra Bonito Ave, Hollywood, California. Reads in its entirety 'Thought you might like to know we completed Hollihan Kinescope and your husband Arthur was superb sincerely Jay Richard Kennedy'; telegraph was sent from New York

Date:23 July 1949 Extent:1 item

A/3.2 Income Tax

T13/A/452 Scope and Content:

United States Departing Alien Income Tax Returns for Aideen O'Connor, includes form dated 19 May 1938 giving her employer as 'National Theatre Society Ltd., Dublin, Irish Free State' and listing her expenses as 'Laundry and Cleaning', 'Hotel and Meals', 'Professional Expenses', 'Travel, Tips, Professional [engagements?]', 'Photos' and 'Stage Cloths'.

Date:19 May 1938 - 28 February 1939 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/453 Scope and Content:

Irish tax demands and reciepts for Aideen O'Connor.

Date:30 July 1939 - 13 August 1941 Extent:6 items

A/3.3 Contracts

T13/A/454 Scope and Content:

Standard Run-of-the-Play Contract of the Actors; Equity Association Terms: Aideen O'Connor Engaged by The Spring Meeting Company in the part of Baby Furze in the play 'Spring Meeting' with an opening not later than 14 days after 21 November 1938 for a weekly compensation of $150. Also attached cutting of the cover for the programme of Spring Meeting

Date:21 November 1938 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/455 Scope and Content:

Contract between Edward Choate and Aideen O'Connor, employing O'Connor in the role of 'Agnes' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 September 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $150 each week, this contract required Aideen O'Connor to be present in the United States not later than July 31 1939

Date:23 May 1939 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/456 Scope and Content:

Contract between Choate-Shields productions and Aideen O'Connor, employing O'Connor in the role of 'Alice' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 November 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $100 each week.

Date:18 November 1939 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/457 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of contract between Choate-Shields productions and Aideen O'Connor, employing O'Connor in the role of 'Alice' in the play 'Kindred', with an opening date on 18 November 1939, or not later than fourteen days thereafter, with a compensation of $100 each week. Details identical to (152), not however a photocopy of that contract, presumably a photocopy of Choate's copy of the contract.

Date:24 November 1939 Extent:1 page

T13/A/458 Scope and Content:

Contract between Paycock Productions, Inc. and Aideed O'Connor engaging O'Connor 'as cast' in 'Juno and the Paycock' with an opening date on 15 January 1940 and not later than fourteen days thereafter in consideration of a weekly compensation of $50.

Date:4 January 1940 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/459 Scope and Content:

Contract between Aideen O'Connor and Thumbs Productions Inc. engaging Aideen O'Connor in the role of Mavis in the production of Thumbs with an opening date of 30 April 1940 or not later than 14 days thereafter. Inconsideration of a compensation of $100 per week.

Date:6 April 1940 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/460 Scope and Content:

Telegram from Jack Kirkland addressed to Aideen O'Connor, 1843 North Cherokee Ave, Holly Wood, California, offering her a contract to perform in his production of 'Tanyard Street' by Louis D'alton.

Date:17 September 1940 Extent:1 item

T13/A/461 Scope and Content:

Contract between Aideen O'Connor and Jack Kirkland engaging O'Connor in the role of Nanno in the play 'Tanyard Street' with an opening night on 20 January 1941 or not later than 14 days after, in consideration of a weekly compensation of $100 a week, in the event of the receipts for the production exceed $10,000 the actor will receive an additional $150 per week for each week that the gross receipts reach or exceed said sum.

Date:30 December 1940 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/462 Scope and Content:

Contract between Aideen O'Connor and Jack Kirkland engaging O'Connor in the role of Nanno in the play 'Tanyard Street' with an opening night on 20 January 1941 or not later than 14 days after, in consideration of a weekly compensation of $100 a week, in the event of the receipts for the production exceed $10,000 the actor will receive an additional $150 per week for each week that the gross receipts reach or exceed said sum. Appears to be identical in every respect to T13/A/461, not however a draft or a copy both documents signed.

Date:30 December 1940 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/463 Scope and Content:

Contract between Aideen O'Connor and Jack Kirkland engaging O'Connor in the role of Nanno Deasy in the play 'Tanyard Street' with an opening night on 11 February 1941 or not later than 14 days after, in consideration of a weekly compensation of $50 a week.

Date:11 February 1941 Extent:2 pp

A/3.4 Immigration

T13/A/464 Scope and Content:

Passport of Una O'Connor (Aideen O'Connor) issued by the Irish Free State, includes visas for the United States dated 1934, 1937, 1938, 1942.

Date:6 September 1934-6 September 1943 Extent:32 pp

T13/A/465 Scope and Content:

Sworn affidavit made by Vincent de Paul O'Connor before William P. Corrigan, Notary Public, stating that he is the father of Una Mary Crowley O'Connor (known for stage purposes as "Aideen O'Connor"), that the said Una Mary Crowley O'Connor is applying to enter the United States of America on the Quota allotted to Eire and that if she is admitted to the United States of America she shall not become a charge upon public funds and that his annual salary is £500 and that the present cost of living is £208 9s 11d. Also includes letter dated 24 June 1940 from the Accountant and Establishment Officer addressed 'To whom it may concern' certifying that Vincent de Paul O'Connor was employed as a Superintendent of the Mercantile Marine Office.

Date:24 June 1940 - 2 August 1940 Extent:2 items

T13/A/466 Scope and Content:

Matterial relating to Aideen O'Connor taking up residence in the United States. Includes letter from Arthur C. Hohmann of the Los Angeles Police Department addressed 'To whom it may concern' certifying that Aideen O'Connor did not have a criminal record. Also letter from Mathew Murphy, Consulate of Ireland, 681 Market Street, San Francisco addressed to Una Mary O'Connor, 1843 North Cherokee Avenue, Hollywood, California dated 20 December 1941 confirming her application to renew her passport

Date:20 December 1940 - 20 December 1941 Extent:11 pp

T13/A/467 Scope and Content:

Letter from Elbert B. Knowles, Assistant Vice President United States Trust Company of New York addressed to the American Consul General, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The letter certifies that 'Mrs. Kay Swift Hubbard (Mrs. Faye Hubbard)' enjoys an annual income from a trust fund in excess of $10,000.' This letter may be connected to Aideen O'Connor gaining an extension on her residency in the United States. Kay Swift Hubbard was a Broadway producer.

Date:1 July 1941 Extent:1 page

A/3.5 Birth Certificate and other identification documents

T13/A/468 Scope and Content:

Birth certificate of Una Mary O'Connor. Place of birth given as 53 Holybamk Avenue [Dublin]. 2 copies

Date:6 September 1913 Extent:2 items

T13/A/469 Scope and Content:

Social Security Card of Aideen O'Connor

Date:1939 Extent:1 item

T13/A/470 Scope and Content:

Identification cards of Una Mary O'Connor, includes Alien Registration Receipt Card, American Federation of Radio Artists membership card, two Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer passes.

Date:1940 -1943 Extent:4 items

A/3.6 Health

T13/A/471 Scope and Content:

Medical bills for Aideen O'Connor, also includes itemised list for issued by the Presbyterian Hospital-Olmsted Memorial, Hollywood Hospital, items include Pharmacy, Room, and telephone.

Date:30 September 1940 - 10 October 1940 Extent:6 pp

A/3.7 Death

T13/A/472 Scope and Content:

Death certificate of Una Mary Shields (Aideen O'Connor)

Date:4 July 1950 Extent:1 item

T13/A/473 Scope and Content:

Receipt from Holy Cross Cemetery for the payment by Arthur Shields for a grave plot.

Date:4 July 1950 Extent:1 item

T13/A/474 Scope and Content:

Receipt for the payment of a bill for the funeral expenses of Una Mary Shields (Nee O'Connor) from Cunninghamand O'Connor Funeral Directors of 850 West Washington blvd., Los Angeles. Also invoice from Cunninghamand O'Connor for death notice.

Date:4-5 July 1950 Extent:2 items

T13/A/475 Scope and Content:

Receipt for the payment of a bill for the funeral expenses of Una Mary Shields (Nee O'Connor) from Cunninghamand O'Connor Funeral Directors of 850 West Washington blvd., Los Angeles. 2 copies

Date:13 July 1950 Extent:2 items

T13/A/476 Scope and Content:

Mass card for Una Mary O'Connor (Mrs. Shields) from Enna Greene

Date:July 1950 Extent:1 item

T13/A/477 Scope and Content:

Invoice and reciept from Frank Troost Monument Co. of 717 East Florence Avenue, Inglewood, California for balance due on 'marker installed in Holy Cross', also bussiness card of Frank Troost Monument Co.

Date:4 October 1950 - 11 January 1951 Extent:3 items

A/4 Laurie Shields

A/4.1 Correspondence

T13/A/478 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Jane and Clifford addressed to Laurie Bailey, 1601 N Normandie, Hollywood, California, U.S.A. The senders describe attending a performance of 'A Priest in the House' at the Abbey theatre.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

T13/A/479 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields, Hotel Paramount, 46th Street, New York 36, N.Y. addressed to Laurie Bailey, 4262 West First St., Los Angeles 4, California. Short letter complaining about the 'difficult show' shields is performing in.

Date:11 May 1955 Extent:1 page

T13/A/480 Scope and Content:

Letter from Arthur Shields? Addressed to 'My dear', described how he and Adam visited Bid and that 'She was in much better form and A. was wonderful with her - had her laughing.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/481 Scope and Content:

Card with inscription 'May Happy returns of the day May 11th 1958, envelope has inscription in the same hand 'Laurie from Boss', Aurthur Shields handwriting

Date:11 May 1958 Extent:1 item

T13/A/482 Scope and Content:

Letter from Laurie Shields addressed to Sean O'Casey from Laurie Shields. In the letter written without Arthur Shields knowlage laurie Shields writes that her husband Arthur is rehersing for a 'rather important local production' of 'The Plow and The Stars'; she writes 'Now that the play is in rehearsal, some of the misgiving are creeping back and he's a little short of confidence. But I've watched the rehersals and he's really and truly grand! In fact he's actually picking up the rest of the cast.' She then goes on to ask O'Casey to 'consider sending him a warm, friendly and encouraging note just before the opening? I honestly can't think of anything else that would mean as much to him...or do him as much good.'

Date:3 October 1959 Extent:1 pp

T13/A/483 Scope and Content:

Telegram from Arthur Shields addressed to Laurie Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California. Arthur Shields writes 'Bromley and partner at plane both seem nice. Script ready Monday...'

Date:30 October 1959 Extent:1 item

T13/A/484 Scope and Content:

Telegram from Arthur Shields addressed to Laurie Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California. Telegrams reads 'pleasant flight John met me at Airport Will comforable but distressing, love Arhur.'

Date:31 October 1959 Extent:1 item

T13/A/485 Scope and Content:

Birthday card with inscription 'To you from Me', envelope contains inscription 'To Laurie' ; written in Aurthur Shields handwritting.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

T13/A/486
See Also

T13/A/183-188

Scope and Content:

Letter from Christine Shields addressed to Arthur and Laurie Shields. Christine recounts her experiences at the opening of the 'New' Abbey. She writes that she had the oppurtunity to meet Ernest Blythe, Michael MacLiamor, Eileen Crow and Shelah Richards. Christine also writes that 'Recall The Years' is 'nothing more than two or three lines from practically every play the Abbey ever put on.'

Date:19 July 1966 Extent:4 pp

T13/A/487 Scope and Content:

Letter from Rober G. Holt, Editor of 'the National Catholic Reporter' of Kansas City, Missouri addressed to Laurie Shields at 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California; Hoyt encloses a letter to the editor 'Just for kicks', 'which explains the evils your husband has been responsible for.' The enclosed letter relates to an article which features a photograph of Arthur Shields from 'The Playboy of The Western World', the writer Bernard Lyons, New Rochelle, N.Y. writes that Shields was what was known as a "Stage Irishman"' and says of 'The Playboy of The Western World', 'it was booted off the stage by the decent Irish men and women of New York.'

Date:3 August 1966 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/488 Scope and Content:

Letter from Robert G. Hoyt, Editor, The National Catholic Reporter, Kansas City addressed to Laurie Shields, 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California. In letter dated 19 October 1966 Hoyt thanks Shields for a gift of of some Waterford Crystal.

Date:19 October 1966 - 10 Novemeber 1966 Extent:2 items

T13/A/489 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to attempts by Laurie Shields to organise an Abbey tour of the the United States with benefit performances for the Rodrigo Terronez Memorial Clinic planned for Delano, California. Includes letter dated 17 February 1971 from Laurie Shields addressed to Cesar Chavez, UFWOC - P.O. Box 130, Delano, California. Shields writes that 'if the Abbey Directors -five men whose word is final - could be persuaded to send a company to tour...why couldn't the opening night be a benefit performance for the clinic?' . Also includes letter dated 28 November 1971 from laurie Shields addressed to Ernest Blythe, 50 Kenliworth Square, Dublin 6, Ireland suggesting a new Abbey tour of the United states to him, aslo mentioning the idea 'seemed to appeal' to Roger L. Stevens chairman of the Board of the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Also photocopies of some of the letters. Also photocopy of an article from the 'The New Yorker' -U.S. Journal: Imperial County, California. Gives the opinions of four local doctors about the establishment of Clinica de Salubridad de Campesinos last June in Brawley, Calif, with HEW funds.

Date:13 February 1971 - 28 December 1971 Extent:7 items

T13/A/490 Scope and Content:

Letter from Alan Simpson, Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1, Ireland, addressed to Laurie Shields, 404 East Padre, Santa Barbara, California 93103, U.S.A. Simpson describes recent developments in the Abbey and presumably in a reference to a tour of the United States in suppoert of the UFWOC writes 'The Gen manager (Phil O'Kelly) would accept a tour if it was fully guaranteed against loss and if we had sufficient time to prepare a good programme. Also we would require to prepare adaquate programme for the Abbey while we were away. The Board also would be scared stiff if they felt there was any political involvement however oblique.

Date:18 February 1971 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/491
See Also

T13/A/145

Scope and Content:

Two notes from Edward Choate addressed to Laurie Shields, Choate recomends a book on Eugene O'Neill, 'Countour in Time' by Travis Bogart. Also copy of response from Laurie Shields who thanks Choate for the O'Neill reference and also writes 'Still haven't had a chance to comb our own records here for the Hersfeld cartoon (?) you said you'd like to have...'

Date:29 March 1974 Extent:3 items

T13/A/492 Scope and Content:

Letter from Cyril Cusack, 2 Vincent Terrace, Islington, N1 8HJ addressed to Laurie Shields. Cusack writes that he is soon to return to Dublin for a production of Goldsmith's 'The Vicar of Wakefield' and asks Shields to contact him there. He also writes 'As for dear Boss, a true actor - and as much of our profession - so much refers to anecdote and gossip, but more often truth is to be extracted from these than from mere statistics and, time permitting, I may be able to deliver something of that.'

Date:9 November 1974 Extent:1 page

T13/A/493 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Laurie Shields at 3111 Calle Rsoales, Santa Barbara, CA from Arvid F. Sponberg, Assistant Professor of English at Valparaiso University, Indiana. Sponberg writes that he is 'trying to learn what became of the original Abbey actors after they made theatrical history under Yeats and the Fays between 1902 and 1912.' Sponberg requested that he made be allowed to see any letter Mrs. Shields had relating to the period and also enclosed 'a list of people who performed at the Abbey during its early days.' The attached list includes the names Sara Allgood, Dudley Digges and J.M. Kerrigan.

Date:11 June 1975 Extent:2 pp

A/4.2 Legal

T13/A/494 Scope and Content:

Certificate of Marriage for Aurthur Shields and Laurie Bailey issued by the County Recorder of Los Angeles County. 2 copies

Date:17 September 1955 Extent:2 items

T13/A/495 Scope and Content:

Certificate of Marriage for Aurthur Shields and Laurie Bailey, issued by Our Lady of Peace Church, 15444 Nordhoff Street, Sepulveda, California 91343. Names on the actual certificate read Lewis Shields and Loretta Bailey, this was an error.

Date:17 September 1955 Extent:1 item

A/4.3 Military Service Widow's Pension

T13/A/496 Scope and Content:

Material relating to the payment of a military service widow's pension to Laurie Shields by the Department of defence , includes pensions declaration, blank application for allowance by widow of a military sevice pension, Army Pensions Act, 1971 Award Certificate.

Date:12 April 1971-19 July 1972 Extent:7 items

T13/A/497 Scope and Content:

Letter from Laurie Shields addressed to Roinn Costanta (Department of Defence) in Dublin, relating to her application for allowance for as a the widow of a military service pensioner. In the letter Mrs. Shields apologises for her tardy reply to requests for a completed application form, she explains that the initial marriage certificate which she received from the parish records in Sepulveda was incorrect so 'this meant a trip to Los Angeles to the Hall of Records where the correct facts were recorded.'

Date:7 December 1971 Extent:1 page

T13/A/498 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to D.U. O'Neill of the Office of the Inspector of Taxes, St. Martins House, Waterloo Road, Dublin 4 from Laurie Shields. Mrs. Shields was having trouble filling in the form, she writes What stopped me from booking a flight back to California was the line on the face sheet of the form, i.e. "If you require any assistance in filling up the form etc." Indeed I do.'

Date:16 February 1973 Extent:1 page

A/4.4 Proposed Biography of Arthur Shields

T13/A/499 Scope and Content:

Letter from Laurie Bailey (Shields) addressed to Ms. Edna Lee Sprowls, State teachers College, Indiana, Pa. Bailey writes that she is 'at the moment helping Mr. Arthur Shields...to collect memoirs of the American tours made by the Abbey players in the 1930's.' She requests any iformation or recolects Ms. Sprowls may have relating to the Abbey tour of 1931-1932.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

T13/A/500 Scope and Content:

Letter from Carol E. Davis, 1452 Orange Grove Avenue, Santa Barbara, California addressed to Laurie Shields enclosing a list of quites from Arthur Shields. Davis writes 'the lines in quotes are a fairly good representation of what Arthur said...or I understood him to say.' Quotes relate to St.John Irvine, Fred O'Donavan, Shelia Richards and the Tuskegee Institute.

Date:20 February 1969 Extent: 3 pp

T13/A/501 Scope and Content:

Handwritten list of Arthur Shields siblings, possibly compiled by Laurie Shields

Date:n.d. Extent:1 page

T13/A/502
See Also

T13/A/122-156, T13/A/510

Scope and Content:

Copy of an inventorary list for the Choate papers housed in the Wisconsin Center for Theatrical Research, University of Wisconsin, 6173 Vilas Communication Hall, Madison, Wisconsin 53706; also includes biographical note. The collection comprised 4 boxes, 3 packages, 3 tape recordings and 1 microfilm.

Date:1971 Extent:9 items

T13/A/503 Scope and Content:

Proposal for a doctoral dissertation by Robert Jacobs, presented to the faculty of the department of Dramtic Art University of California at Santa Barbara. Arthur Shields was the intended subject of the dissertation. Jacobs writes 'There is one figure in the history of the Abbey, however, who has been almost totally neglected in the shadow of all that stellar brilliance. He is, in spite of this neglect, an immensley important, exceptionally worthwhile and devoted man of the theatre. With the most ptofound humility, I should like to write my doctoral disseration about him and his period at the Abbey. His name is Arthur Shields.' The dissertation was never abandoned after a few months. (see 6)

Date:[September] 1971 Extent:8 pp

T13/A/504 Scope and Content:

Correspondence regarding Robert Jacobs' proposed disertation on Arthur Shields; includes letters from Robert Jacobs at a number of address in the United States, United Kindom and Ireland to Laurie Shields at 3118 Calle Rosales, Santa Barbara, California, also copies of her replies, correspondence between Laurie Shields and Christine Shields at Glencullen Bridge, Kilternan, County Dublin and copies of correspondence between Christine Shields and Robert Jacobs. Most of the letters relate to a misunderstanding between Jocobs and the family over the scope and nature of the proposed disertation. In a letter dated 13 January 1972 addressed to Christine Shields from Robert Jacobs, The Sportsmans Cottage, Mill Brow, Marplebridge, Cheshire, England, Jacobs writes a number of questions relating to Arthur Shields; the questions range from the purely factual 'Where was Boss born?' to more personal questions 'Did he ever talk about his first marrigae? Do you have any recollections about his marriage to your real mother?' Christine Shields wrote to Laurie Shields in response to these questions in a letter dated 15 January 1972 'It has realy upset Una and myself...if it is justa thesis about the Abbey + Daddy, does he need all of the information he asks for?' Laurie Shields, Professor William R. Reardon of the Department of Dramtic Art in The University of California, Santa Barbara who was Jacobs supervisor and Homer Swander all wrote to Jocobs in response to his questions in an attempt to clear up any misunderstanding to the nature of the disertation. In response Jocobs decided to aboandon the project, in a letter addressed to Laurie Shields dated 25 january 1972 he writes 'The inescapable fact is that we've had a terrible misunderstanding from the beginning, and in light of the restrictions which you have set down in this letter before me now, I have no alternative but to abandon the project.' Includes multiple copies of some letters.

Date:c. September 1971- 9 February 1972 Extent:22 items

T13/A/505 Scope and Content:

Reasearch notes on Arthur Shields compiles by Laurie Shields

Date:c. 1971 - 1975 Extent:c. 100 pp

T13/A/506 Scope and Content:

Notes on Arthur Shields probably compiled by Laurie Shields, includes notes from Maureen Delany's scrap book, also extracts from 'Forth the banners go, reminiscences of William O'Brien, as told to Edward MacLysaght' relating to the 1916 rising and the internment camps also notes relating to Arthur Shields and the Abbey by Seamus de Burca, one of the notes quotes Arthur Shields as having said 'I have spent my life in the theatre and when I go out in California I am pointed out or spoken to as "The man in the Wine Ad" on television.'

Date:1974 Extent:5 pp

T13/A/507
See Also

T13/A/9

Scope and Content:

Handwritten copy of a newspaper article, detailing Adolphus Shields death after a fall on the East Pier in Howth. According to inscription the article appeared on 11 October 1923, 'no paper identification'. The reverse side contains a handwritten copy of a letter from Charles Saurin, No 1035, Hut 4, upper camp, Frongach, Bala, N. Wales addressed to Lini Shields dated 6 July 1916. Saurin describes how he is working in the camp post office and writes that '[Tom] Pugh was up here this morning with parcels. We got out for a walk yesterday - about five minutes. This is grand country - mountains rivers, woods - grand colour.'

Date:Copy 1974 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/508 Scope and Content:

Letter from Laurie Shields addressed to Milt. Shields thanks Milt for taking the time to talk to her about the Arthur Shields biography project. She writes 'The book as planned will cover a period of Abbey history the publisher feels has gone unrecorded because so much of the raw data any writer might look to the Abbey files to provide was destroyed in the fire in 1951.

Date:19 August 1974 Extent:1 page

T13/A/509 Scope and Content:

Letter addressed to Laurie Shields at c/o Stoddart, 397 Pinner Rd, Harrow, Middlesex, Middlesex. from Mave(?) of 10 Cambridge Rd., Southport. The writer Mave writes that 'Eileen also told me about your book...I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed with me because, even though I've been racking my brains ever since I received your letter, I just can't remember anything about the Abbey tours.'

Date:17 October 1974 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/510
See Also

T13/A/122-156, T13/A/502

Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to research carried out on the papers of Edward Choate on behalf of Laurie Shields for 'a projected study of the careers of [her] late husband, Arthur Shields, and his brother, Barry Fitzgerald'. The Choate papers were housed in the Wisconsin Center for Theatrical Research, University of Wisconsin, 6173 Vilas Communication Hall, Madison, Wisconsin 53706. Includes correspondence with Julie D'Acce, Assistant Director at the centre. Also letter dated 24 June 1974 from Lindsay B. Nauen, 16 Lathrop Street Apt. 3, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 addressed to Laurie Shields, 3111 calle Rosales, Santa Barbara, California which was attached to 527 Xerox copies of letters from the Choate collection relating to Arthur Shields. Also includes letter from Laurie Shields addressed to Edward Choate thanking him for his help and explaining '...hired a student to Xerox everything I thought I'd find useful. Cost me $75 but it surely was worth it.' She also discusses the recent event around the impeachment of Richard Nixon at length, she writes '...if Boss was alive, the Judiciary hearings would have thrilled him, that he would have appreciated the dramatic impact of democaracy in action.' Also includes a letter dated 15 October 1974from Laurie Shields addressed to 'Miss Yeats' who was a friend of Eileen O'Conor, Laurie proposes to meet up with Miss Yeats in person on her next visit to Ireland. Also includes correspondence with Cyril Cusack, proposing a meeting to discuss the Abbey theatre in the context of Laurie reseach into her late husband.

Date:8 November 1974 Extent:9 items

T13/A/511 Scope and Content:

Typescript drafts of a biographical work on Arthur Shields by Laurie Shield, includes sections with titles 'Chapter 1: Mama and Papa', 'Foreward' , also includes frgament beginning 'They say some marriages are made in Haven but I know one which had its beginnings in the dinning room of the St. Moritz Hotel in New York City.' This is an account of Laurie Shields first meeting with Arthur Shields.

Date:c. 1974 Extent:29 pp

T13/A/512 Scope and Content:

Outline of 'Saturday's Child Has Far to Go' a proposed biography of Arthur Shields by Laurie Shields. The outline detials several aspects of Shields' life including his childhood, early Abbey career, Hollywood career and retirement. Also details Barry Fitzgerald's life and career.

Date:1974 Extent:27 pp

T13/A/513 Scope and Content:

Correspondence relating to Laurie Shields attempts to secure a publisher for her proposed biography of her late husband Arthur. Includes copy of a letter dated 10 December 1974 from Michael Gill for Gill and McMillan addressed to Mrs. T. Taplinger, The Taplinger Publishing Co., Inc., 200 Park Avenue South, New York 10003 enclosing a copy of the outline. In a letter dated 27 December 1974 written by Taplinger in response and addressed to Laurie Shields, Taplinger writes that the proposal 'is interesting but I am afraid it is too specialized to find its place on our current list.' Also includes two letters from Laurie Shields addressed to Michael Gill and terry Taplinger thanking them for their help.

Date:10 December 1974 - 8 January 1975 Extent:5 items

A/4.5 Diary

T13/A/514 Scope and Content:

Diary of Laurie Shields, intended as a book of 'Dates to Remember' not for a specific year. However entry 'Nixon Resingns' indictes that the diary was compiled in 1974. Entries only over the period June-December. Most entries relate simply to locations for example 1-5 July 'Oakland', 6 July 'back to SB', some detailed references to ; 'Mom' and 'Daddy' and their health.

Date:1974 Extent:c. 120 pp

A/5 Christine Shields

T13/A/515 Scope and Content:

Photocopies of postcards sent by Bid Mortished to Arthur Shields, Aideen O'Connor, Adam Shields and Christine Shields. Mostly addressed to Christine Shields, includes one card depicting a photograph of Dublin Airport in which Mortished writes 'This is where I dream of meeting you some day.' Cards copied two per page, front pages photocopied on separate pages.

Date:14 August 1948 - 27 August 1949 Extent:10 pp

T13/A/516 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a postcard from Una (Mortished?) addressed to Christine Shields, 1535 N. Sierra Bonita, Hollywood, California U.S.A. wishing her a happy birthday.

Date:October 1948 Extent:1 item

T13/A/517 Scope and Content:

Three post cards sent to the infant Christine Shields from Arthur Shields

Date:1951 Extent:3 items

T13/A/518 Scope and Content:

Two letters from Sr. Mary Monica, Convent of mercy, Cobh addressed to Arthur Shields and Christine Shields respectivly. She writes to Arthur Shields that she saw Barry Fitzgerald in a film for the first time, she continues 'I hired the film as a treat for a Sodality of 170 poor girls of whom I have charge. The sisters, of course, got a look also as only a few of them had seen 'Going My Way'.

Date:17 February 1953 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/519 Scope and Content:

Postcards from Arthur Shields addressed to Christine Shields, 1535 North Sierra Bonita, Hollywood 46, California. The postcards feature phtographs of Ireland and Shields writes about how he is missing Christine and how he would like to visit ireland with her when the weather is warmer.

Date:May - November 1959 Extent:4 items

T13/A/520 Scope and Content:

In Transit Passanger Card for Christina(sic) Shields issued by Agence Maritime Générale S.A. 102, Rue de la Republique - Marseille (2e). Shields port of embarkation is given as Genoa and her destination is given as Los Angeles.

Date:25 September 1964 Extent:1 item

T13/A/521 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Christine Shields addressed to 'The Bedlington Clan' 404 E Padre St. Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., the postcard feature a photograph of River House in the Vale of Clara, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Christine writes 'Just thought I'd show you what River House looked like isn't neat?'

Date:c. 1964 Extent:1 item

T13/A/522
See Also

T13/A/183-188

Scope and Content:

Telegram from Arthur and Laurie Shields addressed to Christine Shields, 14 Hyde Park Ave, Blackrock, County Dublin. The message reads 'Cheers love on your own first nights not just Monday but especially Saturday' The telegram was sent on the occasion of the unveling of a plaque dedicated to the Abbey players who had taken part in the 1916 rising. Arthur Shields was unable to attend, Christine attended in his place.

Date:16 July 1966 Extent:1 item

T13/A/523 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Laurie Shields addressed to Christine Shields, 165 La Vereda Road, Santa Barbara, California 93108. The postcard which depicts The Academy of Music, Philadelphia details Laurie Shields plans to stay in New York City and gives her flight details for her return to Santa Barbara on 30 April 1974.

Date:20 April 1974 Extent:1 item

A/6 Other Shields Family Members

A/6.1 Adolphus Shields

T13/A/524 Scope and Content:

Leflet issued by the Socialist Party of Ireland announcing a series of lectures to be delivered on Sunday Evenings in the Antient Concert Buildings, speakers included R.J.P. Mortished (Arthur Shields brother in law), A Shields (Aldophus?) and Francis Sheehy-Skeffington. - Reverse is signed 'For Arthur Shields W.O'B' (William O'Brien?)

Date:c. 1910 Extent:1 item

T13/A/525 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a profile of Adolphus William Shields from 'The Irish Trade and Labour Year Book, 1912'. The article describes Adolphus Shields involvement in Gasworker's Union in Dublin; according to the article 'While organising the North of ireland for the Gasworkers' Union he arranged most sucessful meetings for Mrs. Aveling (Karl Marx daughter) in Londonderry, Lurgan and other centres.' Also mention's Adolphus Shields' involvement in the Formation of the Irish Branch of the Fabian Society.

Date:1912 Extent:1 page

T13/A/526 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of an article 'The "New Unionism" and Ireland by Dermot Keogh, taken from 'The Capuchin Annual 1975', the article which is about trade unionism, makes several references to Adolphus Shields. Also covering note from Margaret Shields, she writes 'Herwith Keogh's article - My refutation...and a real bit on Papa that may interest you.' The Keogh article claimed that Adolphus Shields was an english immigrant.

Date:1975 Extent:9 pp

A/6.2 Fanny Shields

T13/A/527 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Arthur Shieilds addressed to Fanny Shields, 3 Seafield Road, Clontarf. Shields writing from London describes how her got his pasport and was planning to travel on to Paris.

Date:c. 1920 Extent:1 item

T13/A/528 Scope and Content:

Irish Free State Passport of Mrs.Fanny Sophie Shields, Nee Ungerland. Date of birth given as 20 March 1856, place of birth given as Germany, passport bears stamp for Switzerland dated 25 Asugust 1935.

Date:19 August 1935 Extent:1 item

T13/A/529 Scope and Content:

Letter from ?(not Lini?), West Norwood addressed to Fanny Shields, 3 Seafield Road, Clontarf, Dublin. The sender writes 'May all your days be like the sun rising over Howth and the birds singing.'

Date:19 March 1913 Extent:1 item

A/6.3 Madaline Shields

T13/A/530 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Lini Shields, Ulm addressed to Clifford J. Jones, 41 Addison Road, Fairview, Dublin, Ireland. Lini Shields writes 'Ulm is a jolly little place. Kind regards from May.'

Date:27 June 1910 Extent:1 item

T13/A/531 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Bid Shields addressed to Lini Shields, 124 Oberammergau, Germany. Lini who is in Dublin propose that the two meet up in London the following week.

Date:4 April 1913 Extent:1 item

T13/A/532 Scope and Content:

Postcard addressed from Bid Shields addressed to Mrs. C. Saurin, 3 Seafield Road, Dollymount (Lini Shields), the post card features a photo of Bonn, Germany. However it was sent from London where Bid was looking for Digs.

Date:September 1923 Extent:1 item

T13/A/533 Scope and Content:

Postcard addressed to Commdt C. Saurin, Officers Quarters, Portobello Barracks, Dublin from R.J.P. Mortishead. The postcard feature a painting by Chicharro, don de l'Espange and reads in it's entirity 'I think this is intended to have some symbolical Significance, but I'm not sure what.

Date:[1929] Extent:1 item

T13/A/534 Scope and Content:

Postcard addressed to Commdt C. Saurin, Officers Quarters, Portobello Barracks, Dublin from R.J.P. Mortishead. The postcard depicts a painting by Ferdinand Bol which was presented to the International labour Office by the Dutch Government.

Date:7 June 1929 Extent:1 item

T13/A/535 Scope and Content:

Postcard addressed to Lini Saurin, Officer's Quarters, D Block, Portobello Barracks, Dublin, from ???(Boss?, Will?), Geneva. The sender asks if he can be put up for a few nights in Dublin.

Date:10 January 1930 Extent:2 pp

T13/A/536 Scope and Content:

Unsigned postcard addressed to Mrs. Saurin, D Block Portobello Brks, Dublin, Irelande. The postcard which depicts the Vallée du Vénéon was sent from Switerland, Mrs. Saurin is almost certainly Lini Saurin Arthur Shields' sister. The postcard reads in it's entirirty 'G.P.O. Monday No!' may have been sent by Arthur Shields.

Date:April 1931 Extent:1 item

A/6.4 Bid Shields

T13/A/537 Scope and Content:

Postcard, which bears no stamp of a adress and reads in its entirity 'To Bidd, with all good wishes for a very happy Xmas, Love ???

Date:1909 Extent:1 item

A/6.5 Rudolph Shields

T13/A/538 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Bid Shields addressed to Rudolph Shields 13 Vernon Avennue, Clontarf, Dublin; the postcard depicts a child playing soccer. Bid writes that she wishes someone with a camera would take a photo of Rudolph and send it to her.

Date:1907 Extent:1 item

T13/A/539 Scope and Content:

Postcard addressed to Rudolph Shields, 3 Seafield Road, Clontarf, Dublin; the postcard is unsigned, was probably sent by Bid Shields. The sender recomends a 'picture show' - 'The British Picture Palladium Playhouse.'

Date:10 June 1913 Extent:1 item

T13/A/540 Scope and Content:

Postcard from Angela and Kathleen addressed to Master R Jones, 3 Seafield Rd. Dollymount. May have been intended for Rudolph Shields. The postcard feature a reproduction of a Joshua Reynolds painting and read in it's entirity 'To Dear Little Rudy, with much love from Angela and Kathleen.'

Date:28 March 1914 Extent:1 item

A/6.6 Adam Shields

T13/A/541 Scope and Content:

Adam Shields bussiness card, reads 'paintings by Adam Shields'; address given as 1147 Bedford Street Santa Paula, Calif. 93060

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

A/7 Drawings and Pictures

T13/A/542 Scope and Content:

Supplemet to 'The Nation', a drawing depicting Erin confronting to men probably Charles Stuart Parnell and John Redmond, Parnell is carrying a banner reading 'Shame, Discord, Ruin' and a sash reading 'Self-confidence'. Caption reads 'The Uplifting of the Banner - Erin to the Pretender - "Away, Wrecker of My Cause'.

Date:c. 1890 Extent:1 item

T13/A/543 Scope and Content:

Booklet containing a print of a phototgraph of J.M. Synge a print of a photograph of St.John Ervine, a reproduction of a sketch by J.B. Yeats of Padraic Colum and a reproduction of a portrait of Lady Gregory by Signor A. Mancini.

Date:c. 1930 Extent:3 items

T13/A/544 Scope and Content:

Cutting from a magazine of a picture of F.J. McCormick in Carol Reed's film 'Odd Man Out'

Date:c. 1947 Extent:1 item

T13/A/545 Scope and Content:

Cutting from a larger publication of a photograph of a number of Abbey cast members with the printed inscription 'Abbey Players (Dublin) wish you a happy and prosperous New year'

Date:1930s Extent:1 item

T13/A/546 Scope and Content:

Picture of a roman soldier, signed Mathew Barry.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

T13/A/547 Scope and Content:

Reproductions of two drawings of Dublin Doors.

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

T13/A/548 Scope and Content:

Sketch portrait of T.C. Murray

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

T13/A/549 Scope and Content:

Two colour prints, one featuring Enisscorthy Castle, the other featuring Nawl Castle, Westmeath.

Date:n.d. Extent:2 items

T13/A/550 Scope and Content:

Biro drawing of a boat, possibly drawn by a child

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

T13/A/551 Scope and Content:

Postcard and A4 size reproductions of various art works, including works by Durer, Rethel and Renoir

Date:n.d. Extent:10 items

A/8 Not Directly Related To The Shields Family

T13/A/552 Scope and Content:

'A Modern Plan of the City an Invirons of Dublin' ingraved by B. Baker, Islington London

Date:1819 Extent:1 item

T13/A/553 Scope and Content:

'Bacon's Map of the Environs of Dublin', printed by C.W. Baconand Co. Ltd. London

Date:c. 1900 Extent:1 item

T13/A/554 Scope and Content:

Printed page of the lyrics of the song 'Master McGra', begins 'Eighteen sixty-nine was the date of the year,'

Date:n.d. Extent:1 item

T13/A/555 Scope and Content:

Typescript of a prayer 'Litany, For The Ghetto'

Date:1960s? Extent:1 page

T13/A/556 Scope and Content:

Poster featuring 'The High Kings of Ireland before the coming of the English' from 14 A.D. to 1171, also lists provincial kings. Copyright Joseph N. Kearney 1966, printed by Roadmaps-thru-history associates 9029 Hollywood Hills Road, Los Angeles California, USA 90046.

Date:1966 Extent:1 item

A/9 Newspapers

T13/A/557 Scope and Content:

Newspaper articles relating to the Abbey

Date:1917 - 1927 Extent:21 items

T13/A/558 Scope and Content:

Newpaper clippings relating to the Abbey

Date:c. 1930 -1966 Extent:c. 100 items

T13/A/559 Scope and Content:

Scrap book containg clippings relating to the Abbey with particular reference to Lennox Robinson's 'Killycreggs in Twilight', also includes a programme for that play. Includes clippings from 'The Irish Press', 'The Philadelphia Inquirer' and 'The Boston Sunday Advertiser'

Date:1931 -1938 Extent:9 pp, several enclosures

T13/A/560 Scope and Content:

Scrap book of theatre reviews, most relate to Abbey productions featuring Aideen O'Connor

Date:1933 - 1937 Extent:35 pp

T13/A/561 Scope and Content:

Print outs of microfilm copies of New York Times articles relating to the Abbey.

Date:1935 - 1937 Extent:19 pp

T13/A/562 Scope and Content:

Photocopy of a review of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'The White Seed' from the New York Times

Date:1 November 1939 Extent:1 item

T13/A/563 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clippings relating to various events and other items not directly related to Arthur Shields or his family. Includes contemporary reports on the liberation of Western Europe and the death of President Roosevelt.

Date:c. 1940 - 1975 Extent:22 items

T13/A/564 Scope and Content:

Newspapers, reporting important events, Pearl Harbour, 1916 commemorations etc.

Date:1941-1974 Extent:c. 20 items

T13/A/565 Scope and Content:

Newspapers clippings relating to Arthur Shields, includes articles from 'The Irish Times', 'The Evening Herald' and 'The Hollywood Reporter'

Date:c. 1944 - 1966 Extent:c. 100 items

T13/A/566 Scope and Content:

Scrap book containing articles and reviews with references to Barry Fitzgerald; includes pieces from 'The Daily Mirror' , 'New York Herald Tribune', 'The New York Times' and 'The Los Angeles Times'; includes reviews of both the stage and screen versions of Sean O'Casey's play 'The Plough and The Stars'.

Date:14 January 1937 - November 1944 Extent:18 pp

T13/A/567 Scope and Content:

Newpaper articles relating to Barry Fitzgerald.

Date:1941 -1945 Extent:c. 50 items

T13/A/568 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clippings relating to Barry Fitzgerald, including several article relating to his Oscar nomination and victory.

Date:1946-1959 Extent:c. 100 items

T13/A/569 Scope and Content:

Obituaries and newspaper articles relating to figures from Irish drama, including Aideen O'Connor, Sean O'Casey, Maureen Delaney and Michael J. Donlon

Date:c. 1950-1974 Extent:c. 40 items

T13/A/570 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clippings of obituaries of Barry Fitzgerald

Date:1961 Extent:c. 40 items

T13/A/571 Scope and Content:

Photocopies of revirews of 'Shadow of a Gunman' from the 'Los Angeles Times' and the 'Los Angeles Examiner'

Date:12-14 January 1961 Extent:2 items

T13/A/572 Scope and Content:

Clippings of a series of articles in the 'Irish Independent' on the history of the Abbey Theatre by Gerard Fay, son of Frank Fay.

Date:1966 Extent:13 items

T13/A/573 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clippings relating to the opening of The 'New' Abbey and the unveiling of plaque dedicated to Abbey company members involved in the 1916 rising.

Date:1966-1967 Extent:c.80 items

T13/A/574 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clippings from 1966 relating either to the 1916 commemorations.

Date:1936, 1966 Extent:c. 30 items

T13/A/575 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clippings relating to The Abbey theatre and related Irish literary figures.

Date:1968-1982 Extent:c. 15 items

T13/A/576 Scope and Content:

Newspaper clippings of Obituaries for Arthur Shields

Date:1970 Extent:4 items

B Photos

B/1 Personal

B/1.1 Arthur Shields

B/1.1.1 Portraits

T13/B/1 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a portrait Shields is shown in profile.

Date:1921 Extent:146 x 197 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/2 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a portrait, Shields is looking directly at the camera.

Date:1921 Extent:146 x 197 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/3 Scope and Content:

A smaller copy of T13/B/2 printed on a postcard

Date:1921 Extent:82 x 133 mm

T13/B/4 Scope and Content:

Negatives of two portraits of Arthur Shields, (T13/B1-2)

Date:1921 Extent:82 x 114 mm

T13/B/5 Scope and Content:

Black and white mounted photograph of Arthur Shields, A posed portrait of Shields head, inscription on reverse reads '1920 London'

Date:c. 1920 Extent:109 x 154 mm

T13/B/6 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A posed portrait, inscription on the reverse reads 'Please Return to Abbey Theatre- Dublin'.

Date:c. 1930 Extent:194 x 293 mm

T13/B/7 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a posed portrait Shields is holding a pipe. The same shot as T13/B/9 , enlarged and cropped.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:253 x 200 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/8 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a posed portrait Shields is holding a pipe.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:253 x 301 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/9 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a posed portrait Shields is holding a pipe.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:252 x 302 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/10 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a posed portrait Shields is holding a pipe.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:205 x 254 mm

T13/B/11 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a portrait.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:63 x 77 mm

T13/B/12 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a portrait.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:63 x 88 mm

T13/B/13 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A posed portrait Shields is wearing a suit and tie.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:94 x 118 mm

T13/B/14 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a posed portrait.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:118 x 171 mm

T13/B/15 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A posed portrait Shields is wearing a suit and tie.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:94 x 118 mm

T13/B/16 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a portrait. Inscription on reverse reads 'At Sardi with Will 1954'. Presumably a reference to Sardi's restaurant in New York City.

Date:1954 Extent:85 x 99 mm

T13/B/17 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A posed portrait Shields is wearing a suit and tie.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:94 x 118 mm

T13/B/18 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A posed portrait Shields is wearing a suit and tie.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:94 x 118 mm

T13/B/19 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A posed portrait Shields is wearing a suit and tie.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:94 x 118 mm

T13/B/20 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A posed portrait Shields is wearing a suit and tie.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:199 x 249 mm

T13/B/21 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a portrait, Shields head and shoulders are visible. he is wearing glasses.

Date:c. 1960 Extent:77 x 127 mm

T13/B/22 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A portrait.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:54 x 77 mm (13 copies)

T13/B/23 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A portrait.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:51 x 51 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/24 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, a portrait.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:63 x 76 mm

T13/B/25 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A portrait, in profile, two copies on each page.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:90 x 38 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/26 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A portrait, in profile.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:69 x 71 mm

T13/B/27 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A portrait.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:67 x 69 mm (3 copies)

T13/B/28 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A portrait.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:38 x 64 mm

B/1.1.2 Informal

T13/B/29 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, standing in front of a book case in what appears to be a private home. Shields is wearing a suit, box tie and slippers and looks fairly young.

Date:c. 1922 Extent:69 x 113 mm

T13/B/30 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of F.J. McCormick, Eileen Crowe, Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields, apparently waving good-bye from the back of a train. A sign in front of them reads '20th Century Limited', this was a rail company. inscription on the back of the photograph reads 'Enroute Hollywood for Ford pic "Plough and the Starts" - 1936'

Date:1936 Extent:256 x 207 mm

T13/B/31 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a man, possibly Arthur Shields, with his back to camera. he is standing outside a wood framed building.

Date:n.d. Extent:136 x 92

T13/B/32 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields at a microphone on a podium, several other men including Barry Fitzgerald are also on the podium. An inscription on the back of a photograph from the same series reads 'Algonac' probably refers to Algonac, Michigan.

Date:c. 1954 Extent:254 x 207 mm

T13/B/33 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald and several others including a priest on a podium, a crowd of young people is visible in the foreground. Inscription on the back reads 'Algonac' probably refers to Algonac, Michigan.

Date:c. 1954 Extent:254 x 207

T13/B/34 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald at a microphone on a podium, also present on the podium are several other men including Arthur Shields. An inscription on the back of a photograph from the same series reads 'Algonac' probably refers to Algonac, Michigan.

Date:c. 1954 Extent:254 x 207 mm

T13/B/35 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald kicking an American football. An inscription on the back of a photograph from the same series reads 'Algonac' probably refers to Algonac, Michigan.

Date:c. 1954 Extent:207 x 254 mm

T13/B/36 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald with a shovel, about to turn a sod on what appears to be an American football pitch. Behind him are a crowd of onlookers. An inscription on the back of a photograph from the same series reads 'Algonac' probably refers to Algonac, Michigan.

Date:c. 1954 Extent:207 x 254 mm

T13/B/37 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald, another middle aged man and two young women. All five are seated at a dining table in what appears to be a hotel or function room.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:254 x 207 mm

T13/B/38 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and an other man. Both men are seated at a table reading what appear to be scripts.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:232 x 197 mm

T13/B/39 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Ann Blyth outside the Savoy, Nelson's column is visible in the background.

Date:1964 Extent:189 x 229 mm

T13/B/40 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and a woman, some others are visible in the background. Shields is offering the woman a cigarette, some of the others are eating. Appears to be at an informal social gathering.

Date:c. 1964 Extent:203 x 252

T13/B/41 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and two other men and one other woman looking at a painting. the painting possibly depicts Montezuma. Probably taken in Mexico.

Date:c. 1964 Extent:177 x 235 mm

T13/B/42 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, an unidentified middle aged woman and unidentified middle aged man. All three are holding up a framed picture. The front of the picture is not visible.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:253 x 206

T13/B/43 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and a middle aged woman. Both are looking at an organ.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:206 x 253 mm

T13/B/44 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and five other men and one woman. One of the other men is a waiter, the rest are seated around what appears to be a restaurant table. Inscription on the reverse reads 'Acapulco'.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:253 x 205 mm

T13/B/45 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. Shields is dressed casually and has a stamp album on the table in front of him.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:100 x 145 mm

T13/B/46 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. Shields is dressed casually and is seated on an arm chair.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:104 x 150 mm

T13/B/47 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. Shields is dressed casually and has a stamp album on his lap.

Date:c. 1966 Extent:105 x 150 mm

T13/B/48 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and an other man, and two women. Appears to be an informal social gathering, the other men has a glass in his hand.

Date:c. 1960 Extent:216 x 167 mm

B/1.2 Barry Fitzgerald

B/1.2.1 Portraits

T13/B/49 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, a portrait, inscription on back reads '37-38 tour, Chicago'

Date:c. 1937 Extent:228 x 295 mm (4 copies)

T13/B/50 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, a portrait, Fitzgerald is looking directly at the camera.

Date:c. 1940 Extent:65 x 88 mm

T13/B/51 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald has an unlit pipe in his mouth and is wearing a peaked hat, photograph is posed.

Date:1942 Extent:77 x 102 cm

T13/B/52 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald is pictured wearing a shirt, tie, jacket and sailor's hat.

Date:1942 Extent:77 x 111 mm

T13/B/53 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald has an unlit pipe in his mouth and is wearing a peaked hat, photograph is posed. (2 copies)

Date:1942 Extent:102 x 130 mm

T13/B/54 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald has an unlit pipe in his hand and is wearing a peaked hat, photograph is posed. (2 copies)

Date:1942 Extent:102 x 130 mm

T13/B/55 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, a portrait.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:62 x 72 mm

T13/B/56 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, a portrait.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:62 x 85 mm

T13/B/57 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, a portrait.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:62 x 76 mm

T13/B/58 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald is pictured in profile pictured smoking a cigar; the photograph is printed as a postcard, 19 copies

Date:c. 1955 Extent:137 x 89 mm

T13/B/59 Scope and Content:

Black and white reproduction of a drawing of Barry Fitzgerald. Only face is shown. Signed Mal Eno.

Date:n.d. Extent:203 x 255 mm

T13/B/60 Scope and Content:

Black and white reproduction of a caricature of Barry Fitzgerald. In the picture Fitzgerald is wearing a bowler hat.

Date:n.d. Extent:256 x 257 mm

T13/B/61 Scope and Content:

Black and white reproduction of a caricature of Barry Fitzgerald. In the picture Fitzgerald is wearing a bowler hat.

Date:n.d. Extent:165 x 243 mm

T13/B/62 Scope and Content:

Black and white reproduction of a caricature of Barry Fitzgerald. In the picture Fitzgerald is wearing a bowler hat and is carrying a carpet bag.

Date:n.d. Extent:180 x 246 mm

T13/B/63 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, a portrait. Fitzgerald is smoking a pipe and wearing an overcoat.

Date: Extent:101 x 127 mm

B/1.2.2 Informal

T13/B/64 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald is sitting cross legged with a walking stick in his hand and a cigarette in his mouth. Inscription on the back reads 'Taken on one of our "evenings out"!', another inscription reads 'Rathfarnham, 17 June 1921'

Date:1921 Extent:67 x 114 mm

T13/B/65 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men at a table. Fitzgerald is being interviewed by one of the men who is holding a microphone. Stamp on the back of the photograph states that the copyright belongs to RKO Radio pictures.

Date:1944 Extent:258 x 207 mm

T13/B/66 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald is picking fruit from a tree. Photograph was probably taken in his garden in Los Angeles.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/67 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald is digging next to a tree. Photograph was probably taken in his garden in Los Angeles.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/68 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald is stoking an incinerator. Photograph was probably taken in his garden in Los Angeles.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/69 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is sitting on a camera boom, in front of a film camera, he is wearing a shirt and tie and is holding a pipe.

Date:1945 Extent:102 x 131 mm

T13/B/70 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and three other men on the golf course.

Date:1945 Extent:126 x 178 mm

T13/B/71 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and three other men on the golf course.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:178 x 126

T13/B/72 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and four other men on the golf course.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:178 x 126

T13/B/73 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, two other men and two boys on the golf course. The boys are carrying golf bags and are almost certainly caddies, one of the other men is a young man and may also be a caddy.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:178 x 126

T13/B/74 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and J.J. O'Leary on the stairs to an aeroplane. Both men are waving their hats. Two other men are visible on the tarmac, they also are waving their hands.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:196 x 135 mm

T13/B/75 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald surrounded by members of the public. Fitzgerald is smoking a pipe, inscription on the reverse reads 'Dublin'.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:112 x 74 mm

T13/B/76 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man. Photograph almost certainly taken in Ireland.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:113 x 74 mm

T13/B/77 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and four other men. Photograph almost certainly taken in Ireland.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:113 x 74 mm

T13/B/78 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man (the same man as in T13/B/389). Photograph almost certainly taken in Ireland.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:113 x 74 mm

T13/B/79 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man. Photograph almost certainly taken in Ireland.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:74 x 113 mm

T13/B/80 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and three other men in a rowing boat in Dun Laoghaire harbour. Fitzgerald is rowing.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:86 x 58 mm

T13/B/81 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, five other men and a woman on board a yacht in Dun Laoghaire harbour.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:86 x 58 mm

T13/B/82 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two others on board a yacht.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:85 x 58 mm

T13/B/83 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two others on board a yacht.

Date:c. 1946 Extent:85 x 58 mm

T13/B/84 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald sitting in an armchair smoking a pipe. Inscription on back written by Laurie Shields reads 'Hollywood Hanover S House 194 ?'

Date:c. 1948

T13/B/85 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald sitting in an armchair smoking a pipe and reading. Inscription on back written by Laurie Shields reads 'Hollywood Hanover Street House 194'

Date:c. 1948 Extent:176 x 127 mm

T13/B/86 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Yvonne de Carlo, Barry Fitzgerald and Howard Duff. All three are seated at a table in a restaurant or bar. Fitzgerald and Duff are smoking.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:128 x 101 mm

T13/B/87 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald seated at an arm chair, smoking a pipe.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:62 x 89 mm

T13/B/88 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an unidentified man. Both are seated on a low wall at a foot path. Three other man are visible in the back ground.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:184 x 232 mm

T13/B/89 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald an other man and two women standing in a garden outside a large building. Maybe in a tropical country.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:113 x 78 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/90 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald an other man and two women standing in a garden outside a large building. Maybe in a tropical country.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:113 x 78 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/91 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald an other man and two women standing in a garden outside a large building. Maybe in a tropical country.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:113 x 78 mm

T13/B/92 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and some children. Maybe in a tropical country.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:113 x 78 mm

T13/B/93 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, an other man and two women. They appear to be in a hotel lobby, Fitzgerald is signing something. Inscription on the back of the photograph reads SB?, presumably a reference to Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:203 x 155 mm

T13/B/94 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/95 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men on a fishing trip. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/96 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/97 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/98 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/99 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/100 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/101 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/102 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/103 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/104 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on one of the photographs in this series the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/105 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men holding up some fish they have caught. According to an inscription on this photograph, the photograph was taken in Santa Barbara.

Date:1954 Extent:67 x 68 mm

T13/B/106 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald holding up some fish that he has caught. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:88 x 127 mm

T13/B/107 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:89 x 127 mm

T13/B/108 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:89 x 127 mm

T13/B/109 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man holding up some fish they have caught. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:204 x 255 mm

T13/B/110 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men on a fishing trip. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:88 x 127 mm

T13/B/111 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and a woman on a fishing trip. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:89 x 127 mm

T13/B/112 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, an other man and a woman on a fishing trip. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:89 x 127 mm

T13/B/113 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men on a fishing trip. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:89 x 127 mm

T13/B/114 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man on a fishing trip. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:88 x 127 mm

T13/B/115 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on a fishing trip. According to a stamp on this photograph it was printed in June 1954.

Date:1954 Extent:88 x 127 mm

T13/B/116 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald and an other man standing at the waterfront.

Date:1954 Extent:88 x 90 mm

T13/B/117 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald and an other man standing at the waterfront.

Date:1954 Extent:88 x 90 mm

T13/B/118 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is with his shirt collar and cuffs undone and his shoes off. he is wearing a pair of striped trousers, inscription on the reverse reads 'brown, with 3 thin blue stripes'. Possibly related to a costume fitting.

Date:c. 1954 Extent:101

T13/B/119 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald standing next to a statue of a horse.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:70 x 64 mm

T13/B/120 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald sitting on an armchair. Inscription on the reverse reads 'S. Barbara 20 Rincon Verta'

Date:c. 1955 Extent:155 x 202 mm

T13/B/121 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald sitting on an armchair reading '1000 Years of Irish Poetry' and smoking a pipe. Inscription on the reverse reads 'S. Barbara 20 Rincon Verta'

Date:c. 1955 Extent:155 x 202 mm

T13/B/122 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, two other men and a woman on a yacht, according to an inscription on the reverse of the photograph one of the other men is J.J. O'Leary and the photograph was taken in Ireland in 1946, may have been on a later trip to Ireland in 1959.

Date:n.d. Extent:157 x 114

T13/B/123 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and five other people on a yacht, according to an inscription on the reverse of the photograph one of the other men is J.J. O'Leary and the photograph was taken in Ireland in 1946. may have been on a later trip to Ireland in 1959.

Date:n.d. Extent:157 x 114

T13/B/124 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on a Sailing boat with two others at Dún Laoghaire Pier. Picture is attached to a codex card.

Date:c. 1959 Extent:92 x 114 mm

T13/B/125 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and Maureen Delaney. Fitzgerald and Delaney are arm in arm standing outside the door of a building Fitzgerald is holding a pipe.

Date:c. 1959 Extent:44 x 36 mm

T13/B/126 Scope and Content:

Cropped and enlarged version of T13/B/125

Date:c. 1959 Extent:86 x 139 mm

T13/B/127 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald shortly before his death, probably taken in the garden of the house he was staying in in Monkstown.

Date:c. 1960 Extent:87 x 87 mm

T13/B/128 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald shortly before his death, probably taken in the garden of the house he was staying in in Monkstown.

Date:c. 1960 Extent:87 x 87 mm

T13/B/129 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald seated at on an arm chair with a news paper on his lap.

Date:c. 1960 Extent:270 x 220 (Oversize)

B/1.3 Aideen O'Connor

T13/B/130 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor. O'Connor is sitting on a sofa. Photograph probably dates from the first half of the 1930s.

Date:c. 1933 Extent:117 x 162 mm

T13/B/131 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor, O'Connor is standing next to a car park, there is snow on the ground and she is wearing a winter coat, inscription on the back of the photograph reads 'Outside Philadelphia'.

Date:c. 1937 Extent:70 x 116 mm

T13/B/132 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor. A close up of O'Connor's head and shoulders she is looking away from the cameras and is looking at the ground. By Alban Knox.

Date:c. 1937 Extent:123 x 171 mm

T13/B/133 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor. A posed portrait, she is combing her hair and looking into a hand mirror.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:204 x 254 mm

T13/B/134 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor. A posed portrait, O'Connor is looking directly at the camera.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:202 x 253 mm (5 copies)

T13/B/135 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor. A posed portrait, O'Connor is looking away from the camera.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:202 x 258 mm

T13/B/136 Scope and Content:

Negatives for portraits of Aideen O'Connor

Date:c. 1938 Extent:202 x 252 mm

T13/B/137 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor. A posed portrait, O'Connor is looking upwards away from the camera.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:201 x 258 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/138 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor. A posed portrait, O'Connor is looking directly at the camera.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:222 x 253 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/139 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor. A posed portrait.

Date:c. 1940 Extent:191 x 241 mm (4 copies)

T13/B/140 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor, a portrait. Signed 'Una Mary O'Connor (Aideen O'Connor)'.

Date:c. 1948 Extent:63 x 63 mm (4 copies)

T13/B/141 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor, a portrait. O'Connor is looking directly at the camera and is wearing a checked shirt. Inscription on the reverse reads read 'Rev John Conlon'

Date:c. 1950 Extent:67 x 90 mm (2 copies)

B/1.4 Other Family Members

T13/B/142 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of a man a woman and a child sitting at a meal table. Probably members of the Shields extended family.

Date:1973 Extent:89 x 89 mm

T13/B/143 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Christine Shields and an other woman. Photograph is taken in a garden.

Date:c. 1974 Extent:85 x 87 (2 copies)

T13/B/144 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Christine Shields.

Date:1974 Extent:87 x 124

B/2 Theatre

T13/B/315 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, John Ford and several others seated around a dinning table on the set for the 'The Informer', taken during the 1934-35 Abbey tour.

Date:1935 Extent:203 x 261 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/316 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, John Ford and several others, including Abbey touring party members seated around dinning tables on the set for the 'The Informer', taken during the 1934-35 Abbey tour.

Date:1935 Extent:258 x 203 mm

B/2.1 The Whiteheaded Boy

T13/B/145 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. A posed portrait, a copy of the photo appeared in a newspaper with the caption "Arthur Shields in 'The White-Headed Boy,' at the Theatre Royal."

Date:1920 Extent:151 x 204 mm

T13/B/146 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields. The photograph is of Shields' head and shoulders in profile. Inscription on back reads '1920 London WHB' a reference to the Abbey's 1920 production of 'The Whiteheaded Boy' in London.

Date:1920 Extent:137 x 199 mm

T13/B/147 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph Arthur Shields. Shields is wearing a contemporary suit and is holding a cigarette. This photograph may be from a scene from 'The Whiteheaded Boy ' by Lennox Robinson, inscription on back reads '1920 or 1921, Londoon WHB'

Date:c. 1920 Extent:127 x 274 mm

T13/B/148 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'The Whiteheaded Boy' . Arthur Shields pictured in the role of Denis is descending the stairs also pictured are four other cast members standing around a table.

Date:1920 Extent:194 x 214 mm

T13/B/149 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the Abbey touring party for the 1920 London production of Lennox Robinson's 'The Whiteheaded Boy.'

Date:1920 Extent:223 x 290 mm (Oversize)

B/2.2 The Playboy of the Western World

T13/B/150 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from an Abbey performance of 'Playboy of the Western World' by J.M. Synge. Pictured are the several cast members in the climactic scene. Arthur Shields plays the part of Christy Moran.

Date:1924 Extent:215 x 167 mm

T13/B/151 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from an Abbey performance of 'Playboy of the Western World' by J.M. Synge. Pictured are Arthur Shields in the part of Christy Mahon, Sara Allgood in the part of Pegeen Mike and an other female cast member.

Date:1924 Extent:216 x 167 mm

T13/B/152 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1924 Abbey revival of 'The Playboy of the Western World' . Pictured are Arthur Shield's, Sara Allgood and a number of other female Abbey actresses.

Date:1924 Extent:215 x 167 mm

T13/B/153 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Playboy of the Western World' . Pictured are Arthur Shields in the role of Christy Mahon and four female cast members. This photograph is a reproduction which was used as a still in a 1966 television interview Arthur Shields conducted with Homer D. Swander, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date:n.d. Extent:254 x 207

T13/B/154 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is pictured in profile, possibly from a production of 'Playboy of the Western World ' by Sean O'Casey. This photograph is a reproduction which was used as a still in a 1966 television interview Arthur Shields conducted with Homer D. Swander, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date:n.d. Extent:206 x 254 mm

T13/B/155 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields from a production of 'The Playboy of the Western World' by John Millington Synge. Shields is pictured in profile in the role of Christy Mahon. This photograph is a reproduction which was used as a still in a 1966 television interview Arthur Shields conducted with Homer D. Swander, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date:n.d. Extent:207 x 254 mm

T13/B/156 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an Actress in costume sitting next to a fire with a small pot hanging over it. The actress is dressed in black and has long grey hair. Apparently from a production of 'The Playboy of the Western World. ' This photograph is a reproduction which was used as a still in a 1966 television interview Arthur Shields conducted with Homer D. Swander, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Date:n.d. Extent:254 x 206 mm

T13/B/157 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Maureen Delaney during a performance of 'Playboy of the Western World' . According to inscription on the back of the photograph the picture was taken at the Majestic Theatre, Brooklyn on Christmas week 1932, during the 1932-1933 Abbey Tour of North America.

Date:1932 Extent:202 x 250 mm

T13/B/158 Scope and Content:

Bigger version of T13/B/146.

Date:1932 Extent:222 x 293 mm

T13/B/159 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Eileen Crowe, both are in costume for 'The Playboy of the Western World' . Shields and Crowe are holding hands and Shields has one arm around Crowe.

Date:1932 Extent:217 x 298 mm

T13/B/160 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald and Eileen Crowe from a performance of 'Playboy of the Western World' . Shields is holding Crowe's hands, Fitzgerald had his arm around them both. Shields was playing the role of Christy Mahon, Crowe is in the role of Margaret Flaherty and Fitzgerald in that of Michael James Flaherty.

Date:1932 Extent:276 x 213 mm

T13/B/161 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Eileen Crowe from a performance of 'Playboy of the Western World' . A close up photo, Shields has his arm around Crowe, Shields was playing the role of Christy Mahon and Crowe is in the role of Margaret Flaherty.

Date:1932 Extent:217 x 294

T13/B/162 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Eileen Crowe from a performance of 'Playboy of the Western World' . Shields has his arm around Crowe, Shields was playing the role of Christy Mahon and Crowe in the role of Margaret Flaherty.

Date:1932 Extent:203 x 257 mm

T13/B/163 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields during a performance of 'Playboy of the Western World' . Shields playing the role of Christy Mahon is pictured with a shovel in his hand.

Date:1932 Extent:204 x 256

B/2.3 Far-Off Hills

T13/B/164 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Far-off Hills ' by Lennox Robinson. Pictured are Maureen Delaney, Kate Curling, Eileen Crowe, two other actors and one other actress. The set depicts Ducky and Pets bedroom.

Date:1928 Extent:209 x 160 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/165 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Far-Off Hills' by Lennox Robinson. Pictured are Maureen Delaney, Kate Curling, Eileen Crowe.' ' All three are seated, the set depicts a dinning room.

Date:1928 Extent:215 x 166 mm

T13/B/166 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Far-Off Hills' by Lennox Robinson. Pictured are Maureen Delaney, Kate Curling, Eileen Crowe.' ' All three are seated. The set depicts a dinning room.

Date:1928 Extent:209 x 161 mm

T13/B/167 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Far-Off Hills ' by Lennox Robinson. Pictured are several cast members including Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields Maureen Delaney, Kate Curling and Eileen Crow.

Date:1928 Extent:210 x 162 mm

T13/B/168 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a performance of 'Far-off Hills. ' According to an inscription on the back of the photograph the scene is the closing scene of the Play. Nine cast members are on the stage, including Arthur Shields, Maureen Delaney, Kate Curling and Eileen Crowe.

Date:1928 Extent:277 x 207 mm

T13/B/169 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald in costume is wearing a chequered suit and is smoking a pipe. Inscription on back reads 'Far-off Hills'.

Date:1928 Extent:120 x 169 mm

B/2.4 Peter

T13/B/170 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Peter' by Rutherford Mayne, pictured are Arthur Shields in the title role and five other cast members.

Date:1930 Extent:215 x 165 mm

T13/B/171 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Peter' by Rutherford Mayne, pictured are Arthur Shields in the title role and a number of other cast members. Inscription on back of photograph reads 'Cabaret Scene in Blue Room of Excelsior Hotel'

Date:1930 Extent:215 x 165 mm

T13/B/172 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Peter' by Rutherford Mayne, pictured are Arthur Shields in the title role and two other cast members, one male, one female.

Date:1930 Extent:216 x 165 mm

T13/B/173 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from Rutherford Mayne's 'Peter' . pictured are Arthur Shields in the title role and a number of other cast members. The set depicts the Blue Room of Excelsior Hotel.

Date:1930 Extent:213 x 165 mm

B/2.5 Paul Twyning

T13/B/174 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Paul Twyning' by George Shiels. Several cast members are on stage, including Barry Fitzgerald. The set depicts Patrick Deegan's public house. Inscription on envelope holding photograph read ' "Paul Twyning" Abbey revival, Date ?'

Date:c. 1930 Extent:117 x 82 mm

T13/B/175 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Paul Twyning' by George Shiels. Several cast members are on stage, including Barry Fitzgerald who is standing centre stage. The set depicts Patrick Deegan's public house. Inscription on envelope holding photograph reads ' "Paul Twyning" Abbey revival, Date ?'

Date:c. 1930 Extent:117 x 82 mm

T13/B/176 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Paul Twyning' by George Shiels. Several cast members are on stage, including Barry Fitzgerald. The set depicts the kitchen in James Deegan's house. Inscription on envelope holding photograph reads ' "Paul Twyning" Abbey revival, Date ?'

Date:c. 1930 Extent:117 x 82 mm

T13/B/177 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Paul Twyning' by George Shiels. Barry Fitzgerald and an other cast member are on stage. The set depicts the kitchen in James Deegan's house. Inscription on envelope holding photograph reads '"Paul Twyning" Abbey revival, Date ?'

Date:c. 1930 Extent:117 x 82 mm

T13/B/178 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Paul Twyning' by George Shiels. Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields on stage. The set depicts the kitchen in James Deegan's house. Inscription on envelope holding photograph reads ' "Paul Twyning" Abbey revival, Date ?'

Date:c. 1930 Extent:117 x 82 mm

T13/B/179 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Paul Twyning' by George Shiels. Barry Fitzgerald and an other cast member are on stage. The set depicts the kitchen in James Deegan's house. Inscription on envelope holding photograph reads '"Paul Twyning" Abbey revival, Date ?'

Date:c. 1930 Extent:117 x 82 mm

B/2.6 Juno and the Paycock

T13/B/180 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields from at 1934 production of Sean O'Casey's 'Juno and the Paycock' .

Date:1934 Extent:125 x 176 mm

T13/B/181 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor and a male Abbey actor. Appears to be a scene from Sean O'Casey's 'Juno and the Paycock.' Taken during the 1934-35 tour.

Date:1934 Extent:203 x 286 mm

T13/B/182 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Juno and the Paycock' by Sean O'Casey. A blurred photograph, several actors are on stage, one of them may be Aideen O'Connor in the role of Mary Boyle.

Date:c. 1935 Extent:253 x 201

T13/B/183 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Juno and the Paycock' by Sean O'Casey. A blurred photograph, two male actors are on stage inscription suggests that one of them may be F.J. McCormick in the role of Joxer.

Date:c. 1935 Extent:253 x 201

T13/B/184 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Juno and the Paycock' by Sean O'Casey. A blurred photograph, two male actors and one female actor are visible on stage.

Date:c. 1935 Extent:253 x 201

T13/B/185 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Juno and the Paycock' by Sean O'Casey. A blurred photograph, it may be of Arthur Shields in the role of Johnny Boyle.

Date:c. 1935 Extent:253 x 201

T13/B/186 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, inscription on reverse reads 'Juno 34-35 tour Chicago'

Date:c. 1935 Extent:123 x 174 mm

T13/B/187 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields from a production of 'Juno and the Paycock' . Shields is dressed in dark clothes.

Date:c. 1935 Extent:267 x 340 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/188 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock' . Pictured are Arthur Shields and two other cast members. The set represents a living room.

Date:1940 Extent:128 x 84 mm

T13/B/189 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock' . Aideen O'Connor and three female and two male cast members are featured. The set represents a living room.

Date:1940 Extent:130 x 87 mm

T13/B/190 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock' . Pictured are Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald. The set represents a living room.

Date:1940 Extent:128 x 84 mm

T13/B/191 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock' . Pictured are Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald is seated on a sofa under a religious picture, Shields is standing. The set represents a living room.

Date:1940 Extent:128 x 84 mm

T13/B/192 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock' . Pictured are Sara Allgood, Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields. Allgood and Fitzgerald are seated behind a table, Shields is standing. The set represents a living room.

Date:1940 Extent:128 x 84 mm

T13/B/193 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock' . Fitzgerald is in costume and is holding a pipe in his hand.

Date:1940 Extent:122 x 172

T13/B/194 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other actor from a scene from 'Juno and the Paycock.'

Date:1940 Extent:125 x 80 mm

T13/B/195 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock. ' Pictured are Aideen O'Connor and a male actor.

Date:1940 Extent:129 x 84 mm

T13/B/196 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock. ' Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald, Sarah Allgood and Arthur Shields.

Date:1940 Extent:131 x 87 mm

T13/B/197 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock.' Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald, Aideen O'Connor, Arthur Shields an other male actor and a an other female actor.

Date:1940 Extent:129 x 83 mm

T13/B/198 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock. ' Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shields.

Date:1940 Extent:128 x 83 mm

T13/B/199 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from the 1940 Broadway production of 'Juno and the Paycock. '

Date:1940 Extent:123 x 173 mm

B/2.7 Shadow and Substance

T13/B/200 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields in a scene from 'Shadow and Substance' by Paul Vincent Carroll. Shields in the role of the Very Rev. Thomas Canon Skerritt is dressed in clerical clothes and is standing next to a book case with a book in his hand.

Date:1937 Extent:150 x 190 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/201 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields in a scene from 'Shadow and Substance' by Paul Vincent Carroll. Shields in the role of the Very Rev. Thomas Canon Skerritt is dressed in clerical clothes and is seated at a dinning table.

Date:1937 Extent:141 x 189 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/202 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Aideen O'Connor in a scene from 'Shadow and Substance' by Paul Vincent Carroll. Shields in role of the Very Rev. Thomas Canon Skerritt is dressed in clerical clothes. O'Connor in the role of Thomasina Concannon is kneeling on a sofa.

Date:1937 Extent:213 x 161 mm

T13/B/203 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Shadow and Substance' by Paul Vincent Carroll. Pictured are Arthur Shields in the role of Very Rev. Thomas Canon Skerritt and Philips Ryan (?) in the role of Miss Jemima Cooney. Shields is seated at a desk, Ryan is standing beside him.

Date:c. 1937 Extent:162 x 213 mm

B/2.8 The Well of the Saints

T13/B/204 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor from a production of John Millington Synge's 'The Well of the Saints' , O'Connor is wearing a very simple dress, has a hand bag and is barefoot.

Date:1934 Extent:253 x 201

T13/B/205 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor from a production of John Millington Synge's 'The Well of the Saints' . O'Connor has her hands joined in prayer.

Date:1934 Extent:191 x 246 (2 copies)

T13/B/206 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor in the role of 'Molly Byrne' in a production of John Millington Synge's 'The Well of the Saints' . O'Connor dressed simply , signed 'Knox', possibly Alban Knox.

Date:1934 Extent:195 x 245 mm

T13/B/207 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor from John Millington Synge's 'The Well of the Saints' .

Date:1934 Extent:234 x 295 mm

B/2.9 Spring Meeting

T13/B/208 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Spring Meeting' . The photograph features Arthur Shields and 2 other male members of the cast sitting in a set which represents a well furnished drawing room.

Date:1938 Extent:257 x 177 mm

T13/B/209 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Spring Meeting' . The photograph features Arthur Shields and six other members of the cast. The cast members are on stage standing around a table with a white table cloth.

Date:1938 Extent:257 x 177 mm

T13/B/210 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields from the 1938 Broadway production of 'Spring Meeting' . Shields is pictured, without a coat and wearing worn cloths and holding a hat in his hands, the set visible in the back ground is of the interior of a well furnished house. (2 copies)

Date:1938 Extent:177 x 258 mm

T13/B/211 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields from the 1938 Broadway production of 'Spring Meeting' . Shields is pictured wearing worn cloths and holding a hat in his hands, the set visible in the back ground is of the interior of a well furnished house. (2 copies)

Date:1938 Extent:220 x 257 mm

T13/B/212 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields from the 1938 Broadway production of 'Spring Meeting' . Shields is pictured wearing worn cloths with a knife in his hand. (2 copies)

Date:1938 Extent:220 x 257 mm

T13/B/213 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph mounted on card of Arthur Shields from the 1938 Broadway production of 'Spring Meeting' . A head and shoulders shot, Shields is pictures looking away from the camera.

Date:1938 Extent:227 x 297 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/214 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of two men working on a stage set, both figures are blurred, caption on the reverse side reads 'Spring Meeting? Ny? or Canada?'

Date:1938 Extent:83 x 106 mm

B/2.10 Kindred

T13/B/215 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Aline MacMahon and Arthur Shields. A posed portrait, this photograph was taken as a publicity shot for 'Kindred, ' however none of the of actors are in costume.

Date:1939 Extent:252 x 202 mm

T13/B/216 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Kindred' , pictured are Wallace Ford and Aline MacMahon. Ford is standing at an easel painting, the set depicts an artists studio with a number of paintings on the wall.

Date:1939 Extent:252 x 202 mm

T13/B/217 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Kindred' pictured are Aline MacMahon, Harry Young and Barry Fitzgerald. All three are standing, the set depicts a sitting room.

Date:1939 Extent:252 x 202 mm

T13/B/218 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Kindred' , pictured are Arthur Shields, Aline MacMahon, Barry Fitzgerald, and Thomas Findlay. Shields is holding a fiddle, Fitzgerald and Findlay are seated at a table. The set depicts a sitting room.

Date:1939 Extent:253 x 202

T13/B/219 Scope and Content:

Black and white picture of Arthur Shields and a female cast member from a performance of 'Kindred' . Shields is on his knees apparently in distress while the other cast member standing comforts him.

Date:1939 Extent:124 x 173 mm

T13/B/220 Scope and Content:

Black and white picture of Arthur Shields and a female cast member from a performance of 'Kindred' . Shields is on his knees apparently in distress white the other cast member standing comforts him. The set features a window with lace curtain and a picture of a woman on the wall. (2 copies)

Date:1939 Extent:127 x 85 mm

T13/B/221 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the cast of 'Kindred' taking applause. Includes Arthur Shields, Haila Stoddard and Barry Fitzgerald.

Date:1939 Extent:131 x 87 mm

T13/B/222 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the cast of 'Kindred' taking applause. Includes Arthur Shields and Haila Stoddard.

Date:1939 Extent:131 x 87 mm

T13/B/223 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Kindred' . The actors Aline MacMahon, Hailia Stoddard, Barry Fitzgerald, Thomas Findlay and Harry Young are seated around a table.

Date:1939 Extent:131 x 87 mm

T13/B/224 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aline McMahon, Arthur Shields, Byron Russell, Harry Young, Barry Fitzgerald, Haila Stoddard in a scene from Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Kindred' .

Date:

T13/B/225 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aline McMahon and Arthur Shields in a scene from Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Kindred' .

Date:

T13/B/226 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aline MacMahon and Arthur Shields during the 1939-40 Broadway production of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'Kindred' .

Date:1939 Extent:251 x 202 mm

T13/B/227 Scope and Content:

Black and photograph of Edward Choate, Arthur Shields and Robert Edmond Jones, on the stage set of 'Kindred' . Shields is in costume, Choate was the plays producer and Jones its designer.

Date:1939 Extent:252 x 202 mm

B/2.11 The Shadow of a Gunman

T13/B/228 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of a scene from a University of Southern California Department of Drama production of 'The Shadow of a Gunman' . Pictured are two male actors and one female actor in a room in a tenement in Hilljoy Square, Dublin. Inscription on the back of the photograph reads 'Donal, Mrs. Grigson, Seamus'

Date:1961 Extent:89 x 63 mm

T13/B/229 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of a the set from a University of Southern California Department of Drama production of 'The Shadow of a Gunman' . the set depicts a room in a tenement in Hilljoy Square, Dublin.

Date:1961 Extent:89 x 63 mm

T13/B/230 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of a scene from a University of Southern California Department of Drama production of 'The Shadow of a Gunman' . Pictured are two male actors playing the roles of Donal and Seamus.

Date:1961 Extent:89 x 63 mm

T13/B/231 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of a scene from a University of Southern California Department of Drama production of 'The Shadow of a Gunman' . Pictured are one male actor and one female actor in the roles of Donal and Minnie.

Date:1961 Extent:89 x 63 mm

T13/B/232 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of a scene from a University of Southern California Department of Drama production of 'The Shadow of a Gunman' . Pictured are three male actors and two female actors in a room in a tenement in Hilljoy Square, Dublin. Inscription on the back of the photograph reads 'Minnie, Donal, Mrs. Gallagher, Mrs. Henderson, Tommy Quinn.

Date:1961 Extent:89 x 63 mm

T13/B/233 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of a scene from a University of Southern California Department of Drama production of 'The Shadow of a Gunman' . Pictured are two male actors playing the roles of Seamus and Mr. Maguire.

Date:1961 Extent:89 x 63 mm

B/2.12 Other Productions

T13/B/234 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J.A.O'Rourke as The Saint in 'The Well of Saints' by John Millington Synge. O'Rourke is wearing an ankle length gown and has a rope around his waist.

Date:n.d. Extent:142 x 200 mm

T13/B/235 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J.M. Kerrigan from a production of 'Damer's Gold' by Lady Gregory. Kerrigan is sitting at a table holding an earthwear jar.

Date:1912 Extent:151 x 201

T13/B/236 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Eileen O'Doherty. According to typed caption on the back of the photograph she is in the role of Sibby Fahey in 'The Jackdaw' a comedy in one act by Lady Gregory.

Date:c. 1910 Extent:151 x 202 mm

T13/B/237 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Eileen O'Doherty. According to typed caption on the back of the photograph O'Doherty is in the part of Mrs. Tarpey in 'Spreading The News' by Lady Gregory.

Date:c. 1910 Extent:151 x 203 mm

T13/B/238 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Eileen O'Doherty. According to typed caption on the back of the photograph O'Doherty is in the part of Maura Morrissey in 'Birthright' a play in two acts, by T.C. Murray.

Date:c. 1910 Extent:147 x 204 mm

T13/B/239 Scope and Content:

Back and white photograph of six Abbey caste members in costume for a production of 'The Dragon' by Lady Gregory. Barry Fitzgerald is pictured in costume for the role of 'The King'

Date:1919 Extent:100 x 125

T13/B/240 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Lady Gregory in a 1919 production of Yeats' 'Kathleen Ní Houlihan' .

Date:1919 Extent:109 x 80

T13/B/241 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Sinclair in costume for 'The Rising of The Moon' by Lady Gregory. Sinclair is dressed as an R.I.C. sergeant.

Date:c. 1920 Extent:151 x 201 mm

T13/B/242 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J A. O'Rourke in costume for 'The Rising of the Moon' by Lady Gregory.

Date:c. 1920 Extent:149 x 206 mm

T13/B/243 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'The Story Brought by Brigit' by Lady Gregory. Pictured are several cast members including Arthur Shields in the part of Joel, a boy from the mountains.' '

Date:1924 Extent:215 x 166 mm

T13/B/244 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields in the part of Joel, a boy from the mountains in a scene from 'The Story Brought by Brigit' by Lady Gregory.

Date:1924 Extent:167 x 218 mm

T13/B/245 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Ria Money and Sean O'Casey. Although this photograph is mounted it appears to have been cut from a newspaper. Includes inscription (reproduced with the photograph) which reads 'Be clever, my gal and let who will be good'

Date:1926 Extent:188 x 147

T13/B/246 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'The Plough and the Stars' . Pictured are Gabrielle Fallon, Arthur Shields, F.J. McCormick and Shelah Richards. All three men are carrying weapon's, Shields' character has apparently been shot.

Date:1926 Extent:157 x 201 mm

T13/B/247 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of several Abbey cast members on stage. Lennox Robinson is also on stage reading from a script. A number of the cast members are adolescent girls. Inscription on back of photograph reads 'The Constant Nymph' .

Date:c. 1927 Extent:211 x 160 mm

T13/B/248 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Dark Isle' by Gerald Brosnan . Pictured are Denis O'Dea, Arthur Shields and P. J. Carolan. O'Dea playing the part of an I.R.A. man carries a rife over his shoulder and a pistol on his belt.

Date:c. 1929 Extent:215 x 166 mm

T13/B/249 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'New Gossoon' by George Shiels. Two female and three female cast members are on stage. The set depicts a kitchen.

Date:1930 Extent:215 x 166 mm

T13/B/250 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from a scene from 'The Shadow of the Glen' by J. M. Synge. Fitzgerald plays the part of the tramp.

Date:c. 1930 Extent:166 x 215 mm

T13/B/251 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a performance of Eugene O'Neill's 'Days Without End' , the photograph features Arthur Shields in the part of 'Loving' and an other actor. The set features a large Crucifix and stain glass windows.'

Date:1934 Extent:300 x 235 mm

T13/B/252 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a performance of Eugene O'Neill's 'Days Without End' , the photo features Arthur Shields in the part of 'Loving' and an other actor. The set features a large Crucifix and stain glass windows. '

Date:1934 Extent:164 x 216 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/253 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Boyd's Shop' St.John Ervine . Pictured are Arthur Shields in the role of John Hasslett, Frolie Mulhern in the role of Agnes Boyd and an other cast member possibly P.J. Carolan. The set is of the interior of a shop.

Date:1936 Extent:251 x 187 mm

T13/B/254 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'Quin's Secret' by George Shiels. Pictured are three male cast members and one female cast member in the office of a potato stores.

Date:1937 Extent:211 x 154

T13/B/255 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from a production of 'Killycreggs in Twilight' by Lennox Robinson. The set depicts a sitting-room in Killycreggs House, several cast members are present on stage.

Date:1937 Extent:209 x 159

T13/B/256 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Arthur Shields from the 1939 Abbey production of George Shiels' 'Insurance Money' , Shields is wearing a black broad brimmed hat, a black waist coat and a striped grandfather shirt.

Date:1939 Extent:180 x 252 mm

T13/B/257 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is removing his glasses. According to an inscription on the back the photograph was taken for the Broadway production of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'The White Steed.' (2 copies)

Date:1939 Extent:202 x 288

T13/B/258 Scope and Content:

Negative of a photograph of close up shot of Barry Fitzgerald removing his glasses. According to inscription on envelope the photo is from the New York production of Paul Vincent Carroll's 'The White Steed' . Negative of T13/B/257

Date:1940 Extent:200 x 252 mm

T13/B/259 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a number of cast members including Arthur Shields and Aline MacMahon during a reading for Sean O'Casey's 'Pictures in the Hallway' . According to an inscription on the back the reading was for a production of the play at the Ravinia Theatre, Highland park, Illinois.

Date:1957 Extent:254 x 206 mm

B/2.13 Unidentified Productions

T13/B/260 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J.A. O'Rourke. O'Rourke is pictured on stage in costume. He is wearing riding braches and boots.

Date:c. 1910 Extent:149 x 201 mm

T13/B/261 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J. M. Kerrigan in costume. Kerrigan is sitting on a log looking up to the sky.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:151 x 201 mm

T13/B/262 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Sinclair in costume on stage for an unidentified production. Sinclair is well dressed in Edwardian era clothes.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:146 x 200 mm

T13/B/263 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an unidentified actor dressed in a police uniform holding a poster. May be from 'The Rising of the Moon' by Lady Gregory.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:150 x 201 mm

T13/B/264 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an unidentified Abbey actor, he is wearing a long jacket, has grey hair and a beard and is wearing glasses and is holding a newspaper.

Date:c. 1930 Extent:149 x 200 mm

T13/B/265 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an unidentified Abbey actor on stage. He is dressed as a black smith.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:147 x 199 mm

T13/B/266 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J. M. Kerrigan in costume. Kerrigan is wearing dishevelled clothes and is holding a walking stick.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:150 x 201 mm

T13/B/267 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J.M. Kerrigan. Kerrigan is probably not in costume and is wearing a hat and over coat.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:151 x 201 mm

T13/B/268 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J.M. Kerrigan. Kerrigan is in costume, sporting side burns and has a pipe in his mouth.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:150 x 201 mm

T13/B/269 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of J.M. Kerrigan. Kerrigan is in costume, and sporting side burns is sitting on a chair with a newspaper.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:148 x 202 mm

T13/B/270 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Udolphus Wright. Wright is pictured on stage, his clothing is contemporary.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:151 x 202 mm

T13/B/271 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an unidentified Abbey Actor.

Date:c. 1912 Extent:95 x 142 mm

T13/B/272 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and an other actor both are wearing checked suits and have a vaudevillian appearance. Shields is very young in the photograph.

Date:c. 1920 Extent:145 x 165 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/273 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an unidentified Abbey actor. The Actor has grey hair and a long grey beard, he is reading a book and is sitting beside a bed.

Date:c. 1930 Extent:215 x 165 mm

T13/B/274 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of three unidentified Abbey cast members on stage during a scene of an unidentified play.

Date:c. 1930 Extent:205 x 253 mm

T13/B/275 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of two unidentified Abbey cast members on stage during a scene of an unidentified play, inscription reads '1931'.

Date:1931 Extent:215 x 166

T13/B/276 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of three members of the Abbey company on stage, two women and one man. The man is dressed is dishevelled clothes and leaning on a table next to one of the female actors is also leaning on the table is wearing an apron, the other female actress is looking on with her hands on her hips.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:215 x 166 mm

T13/B/277 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and another actor from an unidentified production. Shields is holding a candle, although the scene is not in darkness, the other actor is holding Shields by the shirt.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:263 x 239 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/278 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and an another man and a woman. Appears to be a scene from a play, all three are wearing contemporary clothes, Shields and the woman are seated on a sofa, the other man is standing behind it talking to them.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:211 x 159

T13/B/279 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and two other cast members, one female, one male during an abbey production of an unidentified play. Shields is seated at a desk, the other male cast member is dressed in out door clothes, the woman cast member is standing behind Shields.

Date:c. 1933 Extent:210 x160 mm

T13/B/280 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from an unidentified Abbey production. Arthur Shields is pictured sitting behind a desk, also on stage are three other actors and one actress. One of the actors is dressed in a police uniform.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:210 x 162 mm

T13/B/281 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from an unidentified production. Fitzgerald is pictured with a pipe in his mouth and a kerchief around his neck, the top of his head is cropped out of the photograph.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:224 x 181

T13/B/282 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from an unidentified production. Fitzgerald is pictured with a pipe in his mouth and a kerchief around his neck and a pinstriped hat.

Date:c. 1940 Extent:267 x 240 (Oversize)

B/2.14 North American Tours

T13/B/283 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of four members, three men and one woman of the Abbey touring party from the 1931-1932 tour. the four are pictured in front of a sign post in Washington state, 59 miles from Tacoma and 39 from Seattle.

Date:1932 Extent:107 x 92 mm

T13/B/284 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the audience and stage from an Abbey performance of 'Playboy of the Western World ' in Moscow, Idaho during the 1931-1932 Abbey tour of North America

Date:1932 Extent:111 x 85 mm

T13/B/285 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the audience and stage of an Abbey tour performance Tuskegee University, Alabama.

Date:1932 Extent:92 x 116

T13/B/286 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the 1932-1933 Abbey tour party, includes Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald etc. The party are standing outside a large concrete structure.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:252 x 203 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/287 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of The Martin Beck Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., New York, NY, (renamed The Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2003). Sign in front of the theatre announced 'Abbey Theatre Irish Players', 'Last Week' . There is a crowd outside the theatre and a car parked outside.

Date:1932 Extent:256 x 202 mm

T13/B/288 Scope and Content:

Black and white composite of several photographs of Abbey players from the 1932-1933 tour of North America. Includes photos of Barry Fitzgerald, Maureen Delaney, Ria Mooney, Michael J. Dolan and others.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:282 x 177

T13/B/289 Scope and Content:

Black and white composite of several photographs of Abbey players from the 1932-1933 tour of North America. Includes photos of F.J. McCormick, Maureen Delaney, Denis O'Dea and Ria Money

Date:1932 Extent:176 x 282

T13/B/290 Scope and Content:

Black and white composite of several photographs of Abbey players from the 1932-1933 tour of North America. Includes photos of Barry Fitzgerald, F.J. McCormick, Denis O'Dea, Michael J. Dolan and Kate Curling(?).

Date:c. 1932 Extent:155 x 189 mm

T13/B/291 Scope and Content:

Black and white composite of several photographs of Abbey players from the 1932-1933 tour of North America. Includes photographs of Denis O'Dea, M.J. McCormick, Barry Fitzgerald and Michael J. Dolan.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:157 x 131 mm

T13/B/292 Scope and Content:

Black and white composite of several photographs of Abbey players from the 1932-1933 tour of North America. Includes pictures of stage performances of Arthur Shields, Maureen Delaney and Udolphus Wright.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:135 x 166 mm

T13/B/293 Scope and Content:

Black and white composite of several photographs of Abbey players from the 1932-1933 tour of North America. Includes pictures of Arthur Shields, Denis O'Dea, Michael J. Dolan and May Craig.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:199 x 164 mm

T13/B/294 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Eileen Crowe and F.J. McCormick. Neither is in costume. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:202 x 254 mm

T13/B/295 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of F. J. McCormick and May Craig. Neither is in costume. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:201 x 255

T13/B/296 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Maureen Delaney and Barry Fitzgerald. Neither is in costume. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:201 x 254

T13/B/297 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Ria Mooney in costume. Mooney is wearing a shawl and scarf. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:1932 Extent:214 x 277 mm

T13/B/298 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Ria Mooney and a male Abbey Actor, both are in costume. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:210 x 276 mm

T13/B/299 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald in costume. Fitzgerald is wearing worn out clothes and a cap. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:1932 Extent:244 x 286 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/300 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of May Craig and a male Abbey actor in costume. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:c. 1932 Extent:240 x 270 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/301 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Udolphus Wright in the part of Lieutenant Langon for a production of 'The Plough and the Stars' by Sean O'Casey. According to inscriptions on the back of the photograph it was taken for a production of the play at the Majestic Theatre Brooklyn during the 1934-1935 tour.

Date:1934 Extent:242 x 277 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/302 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Denis O'Dea and Eileen Crowe from a production of 'Drama at Inish. ' Crowe is in the role of Lizzie Twohig, Denis O'Dea is in the role of Eddie Twohig. According to inscriptions on the reverse of this photograph the play was performed at Majestic Theatre Brooklyn during the 1934-1935 tour.

Date:c. 1934 Extent:228 x 284 mm

T13/B/303 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Aideen O'Connor from a production of 'Drama at Inish' by Lennox Robinson.

Date:1934 Extent:230 x 295

T13/B/304 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of May Craig in the role of Miss Pettigrew for a production of 'Church Street' by Lennox Robinson. According to inscriptions this production was staged at Majestic Theatre Brooklyn during the 1934-1935 tour.

Date:1934 Extent:212 x 294 mm

T13/B/305 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Michael J. Dolan in the role of Blakes in 'Groggan and the Ferret' by George Shiels. Inscription on reverse side reads '1934-1935 tour', separate inscription reads 'Majestic Theatre Brooklyn'.

Date:1934 Extent:228 x 296 mm

T13/B/306 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Michael J. Dolan and an other Actress (Kate Curling?). Dolan has his arms around the actress. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1933-34 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:1934 Extent:210 x 270 mm

T13/B/307 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an unidentified male Abbey actor in costume. The actor is dressed in dishevelled clothes, is holding a cigarette and has a scowl on his face. Photograph was probably taken as a publicity shot during the 1932-1933 Abbey tour of North America.

Date:1934 Extent:223 x 255 mm

T13/B/308 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the 1934-1935 Abbey tour company, Arthur Shields and Barry Fitzgerald don't appear in the photo, which includes Aideen O'Connor, P.J. Carolan, May Craig, Udolphus Wright, Maureen Delaney and others.

Date:c. 1934 Extent:252 x 203 mm

T13/B/309 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor and P.J. Carolan . Inscription on the reverse reads '34-35 tour'.

Date:c. 1934 Extent:204 x 270 mm

T13/B/310 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Aideen O'Connor, F.R. Higgins, an other man and an other woman. Photograph is taken in what appears to be a hotel room. Inscription on the back reads 'In Philadelphia'.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:128 x 88

T13/B/311 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of members of the Abbey touring part during the 1934-35 tour of North America. Including Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald and Aideen O'Connor. According to an inscription on the back the photograph was taken in Philadelphia.

Date:1934 Extent:252 x 202 mm

T13/B/312 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Aideen O'Connor, Denis O'Dea and a number of other Abbey cast members with a number of Chinese men and women in traditional clothes. Photo was taken in San Francisco during the 1934-1935 tour.

Date:1935 Extent:258 x 205 mm

T13/B/313 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Aideen O'Connor, Arthur Shields and several other Abbey actors standing outside. According to an inscription on the reverse side they are at 'Winding Creek Farm-home of Julian Fleischmann - Cincinnati, Ohio.'

Date:1935 Extent:86 x 113 mm

T13/B/314 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the Abbey touring company in a dinning room at the Metro Goldwin Mayor Studios in Hollywood California.

Date:1935 Extent:253 x 100 mm

T13/B/317 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the 1937-1938 Abbey touring party, includes Arthur Shields and Aideen O'Connor.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:127 x 86 mm

T13/B/318 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a man with a beard and hat smoking a pipe outside. Probably a an Abbey actor is costume.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:115 x 87 mm

T13/B/319 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a statue of Robert Emmet. Inscription on reverse reads 'NY?', however the statue is probably the one in San Francisco

Date:1938 Extent:83 x 116 mm

T13/B/320 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Aideen O'Connor and an other man outside the Mandarin Theatre in San Francisco.

Date:1938 Extent:115 x 82 mm

T13/B/321 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of people standing outside the entrance to Paramount Pictures. Arthur Shields is among the group.

Date:1938 Extent:84 x 114 mm

T13/B/322 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Aideen O'Connor and an number of other Abbey players standing outside a building. Inscription on back of photograph reads 'Hollywood Studio?'

Date:1938 Extent:115 x 89 mm

T13/B/323 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and several other Abbey tour party members seated around a long dinning table during the 1937-38 tour.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:254 x 206 mm

T13/B/324 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and several other people seated around a dinning table in what appears to be a restaurant. Inscription on the reverse reads '1937-38 tour'.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:254 x 208 mm

T13/B/325 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two other men standing on a station platform.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:83 x 113

T13/B/326 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a group of people on a railway platform. The group includes Arthur Shields, Barry Fitzgerald, Aideen O'Connor and a number of other Abbey players.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:104 x 70 mm

T13/B/327 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of some members of the Abbey touring company sitting on a rail platform. Included in the picture are Arthur Shields and Aideen O'Connor.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:104 x 70 mm

T13/B/328 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of some members of the Abbey touring company sitting on a rail platform, some of them are sticking their thumbs out as if thumbing a lift. Included in the picture are Arthur Shields and Aideen O'Connor.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:104 x 70 mm

T13/B/329 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and F.R. Higgins on a train in the United States. High mountains are clearly visible through the train window.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:102 x 69 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/330 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a rail line being cleared of rocks in the western United States. Some of the Abbey players are visible looking on.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:104 x 70 mm

T13/B/331 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a rail line being cleared of rocks in the western United States. Inscription on the reverse reads 'Here are the men using sleepers to push the rock away.'

Date:c. 1938 Extent:104 x 70 mm

T13/B/332 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a rail line being cleared of rocks in the western United States. Some of the Abbey players including Aideen O'Connor are posing beside the locomotive for the photograph.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:104 x 70 mm

T13/B/333 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a rail line being cleared of rocks in the western United States. Inscription on the reverse reads 'Now this is worrying'.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:104 x 70 mm

T13/B/334 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a rail line being cleared of rocks in the western United States. One of the Abbey party is standing next to the locomotive posing for the Photograph. Arthur Shields is visible in the background.

Date:c. 1938 Extent:104 x 70 mm (2 copies)

B/2.15 Back-stage

T13/B/335 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Lennox Robinson in the Abbey green room.

Date:1920 Extent:101 x 150 mm

T13/B/336 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Lennox Robinson standing in his sitting room. inscription on reverse reads 'Lennox Robinson, Longford Terrace Flat, Monkstown, year?

Date:c. 1940? Extent:164 x 118 mm

T13/B/337 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a number of Abbey actors outside the Theatre. Included in the picture are May Craig, Ria Mooney, Eric Gormon, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields and M.J. Dolan.

Date:1925

T13/B/338 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Lennox Robinson and Sean O'Casey walking down a city street.

Date:1935 Extent:140 x 88 mm

T13/B/339 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Barry Murphy. Shields is wearing a white coat.

Date:1927 Extent:213 x 162 mm

T13/B/340 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the green room in the Abbey theatre. Pictured are an unidentified man, Arthur Shields, Lennox Robinson, Udolphus Wright and an unidentified man. None appear to be in costume.

Date:1930 Extent:164 x 119 mm

T13/B/341 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the green room in the Abbey theatre. Pictured are an unidentified man, Arthur Shields, Lennox Robinson, Udolphus Wright and an unidentified man. None appear to be in costume. Taken at the same time as 293.

Date:1930 Extent:103 x 79 mm

T13/B/342 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the unidentified man, the same man appears in T13/B/340-341.

Date:1930 Extent:78 x 104 mm

T13/B/343 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph printed on a postcard of Barry Fitzgerald and Eileen Crowe in the Abbey green room.

Date:c. 1930 Extent:138 x 89 mm

T13/B/344 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a man in a workshop, caption on back reads 'F.J. McCormick ca...?'

Date:c. 1930 Extent:114 x 158 mm

T13/B/345 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a man in a workshop, caption on back reads 'F.J. McCormick ca...?' Slightly different from 204

Date:c. 1930 Extent:114 x 158 mm

T13/B/346 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of F.J. McCormick. McCormick's head and shoulders are pictured in profile.

Date:c. 1930 Extent:82 x 132 mm

T13/B/347 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a Edward Choate standing outside a large house.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:88 x 62 mm

T13/B/348 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Edward Choate and an other man standing on a street, probably in New York. The other man may be Paul Vincent Carroll.

Date:c. 1955 Extent:64 x 89 mm

B/2.16 Opening of the New Abbey

T13/B/349 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Christine Shields, Sean Lemass and a number of other people on the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate members of the cast and staff of the theatre who participated in the 1916 rising. Christine Shields is standing behind a microphone making a speech.

Date:1966 Extent:250 x 217 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/350 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Christine Shields, Sean Lemass and Patricia Kenny on the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate members of the cast and staff of the theatre who participated in the 1916 rising.

Date:1966 Extent:250 x 217 mm (3 copies)

T13/B/351 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Sean Lemass, Christine Shields, Patricia Kenny and Helena Molony on the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate members of the cast and staff of the theatre who participated in the 1916 rising.

Date:1966 Extent:243 x 207 mm

T13/B/352 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Christine Shields and Helena Molony on the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque to commemorated members of the cast and staff of the theatre who participated in the 1916 rising. Christine Shields is standing behind a microphone making a speech.

Date:1966 Extent:193 x 245 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/353 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Christine Shields and Sean Lemass on the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque to commemorated members of the cast and staff of the theatre who participated in the 1916 rising. A number of other people are visible in the background.

Date:1966 Extent:250 x 217 mm (2 copies)

B/2.17 Other

T13/B/354 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Maureen Delany. A posed photograph of Delany wearing a hat and fur coat. Inscription on back reads 'Delaney, to Mac and Boss with bags of love, Sydney, N.S.W. August 1922.'

Date:1922 Extent:150 x 202 mm

T13/B/355 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of several dancers on stage. The lead dancer is almost certainly Ninette de Valois. Inscription on back reads 'To Mr. Shields, With My Thanks, Ninette de Valois'

Date:c. 1928 Extent:280 x 144 mm

T13/B/356 Scope and Content:

Black and white signed photograph of Benno Moiseiwitsch (1890-1963) pianist, father of Tanya Moiseiwitsch who worked as a set designer at the Abbey during the 1930s.

Date:1937 Extent:98 x 137 mm

B/3 Film

B/3.1 The Life of Saint Patrick

T13/B/357 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of some of the cast of 'The Life of Saint Patrick.'

Date:c. 1912 Extent:138 x 87 mm (2 copies

B/3.2 Juno and the Paycock

T13/B/358 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a Arthur Shields, Sara Allgood and a number of other Abbey players outside The Grafton Picture House, On Grafton Street in Dublin. Alfred Hitchcock's 1930 version of 'Juno and the Paycock' was being screened.

Date:1930 Extent:151 x 203 mm

T13/B/359 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and the same Abbey actors pictured in T13/B/358 sitting in a tea room, one of the ushers from outside the cinema is also pictured so presumably the tea room is in or next-door to the cinema.

Date:1930 Extent:203 x 151

B/3.3 The Plough and the Stars

T13/B/360 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from John Ford's 1936 production of 'The Plough and the Stars' ; the photograph depicts a rooftop scene from the film, with number of uniformed men, in citizens army and Irish volunteers uniforms. the backdrop is a Dublin roofscape.

Date:1936 Extent:177 x 127 mm

T13/B/361 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from John Ford's 1936 production of 'The Plough and the Stars' ; the photograph depicts the same set as T13/B/360, however in this photograph there are not actors, and the roof tops are on fire. A man in 1930s American cloths is standing on the set.

Date:1936 Extent:177 x 127 mm

T13/B/362 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, J.M. Kerrigan, Eileen Crowe and Denis O'Dea from John Ford's film version of 'The Plough and the Stars' .

Date:1936 Extent:255 x 205 mm

T13/B/363 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the cast and crewed of John Ford's adaptation of 'The Plough and The Stars' . The photograph is taken outside, movie sets are visible in the background.

Date:1936 Extent:254 x 205 mm

B/3.4 Four Men and A Prayer

T13/B/364 Scope and Content:

Black and white still from 'Four Men and a Prayer.' Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald and C. Aubery Smith. Both are both are standing at what appears to be a Courts Marshall. Both are wearing military uniforms and sun helmets.

Date:1938 Extent:254 x 205

T13/B/365 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'Four Men and a Prayer.' The scene pictured is of a Courts Marshal, several cast members including C. Aubery Smith are pictured. All are in uniform. Barry Fitzgerald is not clearly visible in the photograph.

Date:1938 Extent:254 x 205 mm

T13/B/366 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'Four Men and a Prayer.' The scene pictured is of a Courts Marshal, several cast members including Barry Fitzgerald and C. Aubery Smith are pictured. All are in uniform. Visible in the picture are the tracks for the dolly.

Date:1938 Extent:254 x 205

T13/B/367 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'Four Men and a Prayer.' Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald and two other male cast members who are accosting him. Barry Fitzgerald is in uniform. The other two cast members are wearing suits.

Date:1938 Extent:254 x 205 mm

T13/B/368 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'Four Men and a Prayer.' Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald and two other male cast members. All three are seated at a table in what appears to be a bar. Fitzgerald is wearing a uniform the other two cast members are wearing suits.

Date:1938 Extent:254 x 205 mm

T13/B/369 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'Four Men and a Prayer.' Barry Fitzgerald is pictured with several other cast members in a bar room scene, Barry Fitzgerald is wearing a uniform all the other cast members are dressed as Indians (South Asian).

Date:

T13/B/370 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'Four Men and a Prayer.' Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald and three other cast members, a woman in Indian dress, and two men in white suits, one of them is possibly George Sanders. Barry Fitzgerald is in uniform, one of his arms is in a sling, he is holding a hand gun in the other.

Date:1938 Extent:254 x 205 mm

T13/B/371 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'Four Men and a Prayer.' Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald and an other cast member. The other cast member is dressed as an Indian (South Asian). Barry Fitzgerald is seated at a table in what appears to be a bar. The other cast member is standing, leaning over the table.

Date:1938 Extent:237 x 192 mm

B/3.5 Drums Along The Mohawk

T13/B/372 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Shields is dressed in a suit and is wearing a hat. Shields is on deck on board the ship 'The Mauritania'. In the background movie cameras are visible. Inscription on the back of the photograph reads 'June 1939 "Drums"' a reference to the 1939 John Ford film 'Drums Along the Mohawk' .

Date:1939 Extent:203 x 257 mm

T13/B/373 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, shields is wearing suit and a hat and is holding a pair of binoculars. Shields is on deck on board the ship 'The Mauritania'. Inscription on the back of a photograph from the same series reads 'June 1939 "Drums"' a reference to the 1939 John Ford film 'Drums Along the Mohawk' .

Date:1939 Extent:205 x 255 mm

T13/B/374 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and two reporters Frank Reil of the Brooklyn Eagle and Jimmy Duffy of the 'World Telegraph' on board the ship 'The Mauritania'. Inscription on the back of a photograph from the same series reads 'June 1939 "Drums"' a reference to the 1939 John Ford film 'Drums Along the Mohawk' .

Date:1939 Extent:253 x 205 mm (2 copies)

T13/B/375 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, shields is wearing suit and a hat and is leaning on a ladder. Shields is on deck on board the ship 'The Mauritania'. Inscription on the back of a photograph from the same series reads 'June 1939 "Drums"' a reference to the 1939 John Ford film 'Drums Along the Mohawk' .

Date:1939 Extent:203 x 260 mm

B/3.6 The Long Voyage Home

T13/B/376 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'Long Voyage Home' . Fitzgerald is pictured in a Naval Uniform and sporting a moustache, he is pointing at his nose. d

Date:1940 Extent:254 x 205

T13/B/377 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'Long Voyage Home' . Fitzgerald is pictured in a Naval Uniform and sporting a moustache.

Date:1940 Extent:188 x 232 mm

T13/B/378 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'Long Voyage Home' . Fitzgerald is pictured in a Naval Uniform and sporting a moustache.

Date:1940 Extent:188 x 232 mm

T13/B/379 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Long Voyage' home. Pictured are Barry Fitzgerald and several other cast members standing at a bar.

Date:1940 Extent:237 x 182

B/3.7 How Green Was My Valley

T13/B/380 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'How Green Was My Valley' . Pictured are Roddy McDowell, Rhys Williams, Barry Fitzgerald and a number of other male cast members. McDowell has his shirt off and his fists raised. All the other cast members also have their hands raised, as if they are instructing McDowell.

Date:1940 Extent:252 x 207 mm

T13/B/381 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'How Green Was My Valley' . Rhys Williams, Barry Fitzgerald and several other male cast members. All are singing and holding drinks in their hands. Williams and Fitzgerald as at the centre of the scene.

Date:1940 Extent:252 x 207 mm

B/3.8 Corvette K-225

T13/B/382 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other cast member from Corvette K-225. ' Fitzgerald and Scoot are on a set representing the interior of a ship, Scoot is sitting down, Fitzgerald is standing with a cigarette in his hand.

Date:1943 Extent:207 x 252

T13/B/383 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and James Brown (?) from 'Corvette K-225. ' Fitzgerald is wearing a woolly hat and a duffle coat, Brown is wearing a naval hat and a light coloured rain hooded coat.

Date:1943 Extent:207 x 252

T13/B/384 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, co-star Ella Raines and an other male cast member from 'Corvette K-225' . Fitzgerald is in a Canadian Navy uniform as is the other male cast member, Raines dressed casually, all three are laughing.

Date:1943 Extent:227 x 205

T13/B/385 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'Corvette K-225' Fitzgerald is pictured wearing a duffle coat and a tin hat.' '

Date:1943 Extent:257 x 201

T13/B/386 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Randolph Scott and an other male cast member from Corvette K-225. ' Fitzgerald is wearing a woolly hat and a duffle coat, the two other cast members pictured in profile are wearing naval hats. Fitzgerald is standing up, the other two cast members are sitting at a table playing cards. (2 copies)

Date:1943 Extent:257 x 201

T13/B/387 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Robert Mitch from and an other male cast member from 'Corvette K-225', several other cast members and extras are visible in the background' . ' The subjects are on a set representing the interior of a ship, almost certainly the dinning mess, Fitzgerald has a cigarette in his mouth and a cup in his hand. All three are wearing water proof boots.

Date:1943 Extent:257 x 201

T13/B/388 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and co-star Ella Raines from 'Corvette K-225' . Fitzgerald is in a Canadian Navy uniform, Raines dressed casually is wearing Fitzgerald's navy hat.

Date:1943 Extent:227 x 205

T13/B/389 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and co-star Ella Raines from 'Corvette K-225' . Fitzgerald is in a Canadian Navy uniform, Raines dressed casually, Rains is feeling Fitzgerald's biceps in a playful way.

Date:1943 Extent:227 x 205

B/3.9 Going My Way

T13/B/390 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Bing Crosby from 'Going My Way' . Crosby dressed as a priest is standing on a set representing the outside of a building.

Date:1944 Extent:208 x 255 mm

T13/B/391 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby from 'Going My Way' . Crosby is picture in a golfing outfit with a golf club in his hand, Fitzgerald is wearing and overcoat hat and scarf over a dog's collar.

Date:1944 Extent:208 x 255 mm

T13/B/392 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald dressed as a priest. A publicity shot for 'Going My Way' .

Date:1944 Extent:204 x 257 mm (13 copies)

T13/B/393 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald is wearing a suit and tie. Inscription on black reads 'Publicity photo after "Going My Way" ', two copies are signed. (25 copies)

Date:1944 Extent:127 x 177 mm

B/3.10 Two Years Before the Mast

T13/B/394 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity shot of Barry Fitzgerald for 'Two Years Before the Mast' . Fitzgerald is pictured looking straight at the camera with his hand on his chin.

Date:1944 Extent:207 x 227

T13/B/395 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity shot of Barry Fitzgerald for 'Two Years Before the Mast' . Fitzgerald is pictured looking straight at the camera.

Date:1944 Extent:207 x 227

T13/B/396 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity shot of Barry Fitzgerald for 'Two Years Before the Mast' . Fitzgerald is pictured with a pipe in his mouth looking away from the camera.

Date:1944 Extent:207 x 227

T13/B/397 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity shot of Barry Fitzgerald for 'Two Years Before the Mast' . Fitzgerald is pictured with a pipe in his hand. (5 copies)

Date:1944 Extent:207 x 227

B/3.11 California

T13/B/398 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two others on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is sitting with his feet up on a fold-up chair, reading a news paper.

Date:1947 Extent:101 x 129 mm

T13/B/399 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' , Fitzgerald is in costume , sitting on a fold-up chair with a pipe in his mouth, some members of the film crew are visible behind him.

Date:1946 Extent:101 x 131 mm

T13/B/400 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California'. Fitzgerald is seated next to a grape vine, behind him is a large spot light.

Date:1946 Extent:101 x 131 mm

T13/B/401 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is in costume, he is sitting down with his feet up reading.

Date:1946 Extent:101 x 131 mm

T13/B/402 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and two others on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is the only one in costume, all three are sitting on fold-up chairs.

Date:1947 Extent:101 x 129 mm

T13/B/403 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is in costume and appears to be giving his autograph to a young girl.

Date:1946 Extent:101 x 131 mm

T13/B/404 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is in costume and is standing in front of a covered wagon.

Date:1946 Extent:131 x 101 mm

T13/B/405 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is in costume on horse back.

Date:1946 Extent:101 x 131 mm

T13/B/406 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is on a motorcycle, however he is still in costume.

Date:1947 Extent:101 x 129 mm

T13/B/407 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is in costume kneeling down at a grape vine.

Date:1946 Extent:101 x 131 mm

T13/B/408 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Shields is in costume standing in a vine yard.

Date:1946 Extent:131 x 101 mm

T13/B/409 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is in a vineyard holding onto a grape vine. He is in costume.

Date:1947 Extent:101 x 129 mm

T13/B/410 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald on the set of 'California' . Fitzgerald is standing in a vine yard holding up a bunch of grapes, he is in costume.

Date:1947 Extent:101 x 129 mm

T13/B/411 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'California' . Fitzgerald is pictured seating down reading with a wagon train camp set and props behind him.

Date:3 December 1945 Extent:192 x 139 mm

T13/B/412 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'California' . A full length shot, Fitzgerald is pictured in work cloths, wearing a waist coat and leather boots; a note on a black board next to him reads 'Cost. #2 Vineyard'

Date:23 may 1945 Extent:185 x 238

B/3.12 Easy Come, Easy Go

T13/B/413 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity shot of Barry Fitzgerald for 'Easy Come, Easy Go' ; Fitzgerald is holding his glasses in his hand.

Date:1944 Extent:203 x 254 mm

T13/B/414 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph shot of Barry Fitzgerald for 'Easy Come, Easy Go' ; Fitzgerald has a cigar in his mouth and is playing cards, on the table in front of him a bottle a three-quarters full glass

Date:1944 Extent:203 x 254 mm

T13/B/415 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald for 'Easy Come, Easy Go' ; Fitzgerald has a cigar in his mouth and is playing cards, on the table in front of him a bottle a three-quarters full glass and some poker chips.

Date:1944 Extent:203 x 254 mm

B/3.13 The Naked City

T13/B/416 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald seated at a window reading a magazine.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 mm

T13/B/417 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and two young girls.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 mm

T13/B/418 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and a young woman. Fitzgerald and the young woman are seated on a sofa in what looks like a hotel room.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 mm

T13/B/419 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and a young woman, Fitzgerald is pointing out something in a magazine to the young woman.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 mm

T13/B/420 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and an unidentified woman sitting at a sofa, Fitzgerald has a book on his lap.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 mm

T13/B/421 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man standing beside a car.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 mm

T13/B/422 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from The Naked City of Barry Fitzgerald, a woman with her back to camera and an other unidentified man seated at a desk.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 mm

T13/B/423 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' Barry Fitzgerald and an other man in an office.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101

T13/B/424 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from The Naked City of Barry Fitzgerald entering a building on 52 West 83rd Street in New York, probably a hotel . Several members of the public and a couple of police men are also visible.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101

T13/B/425 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald, an other man and a woman.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 (2 copies)

T13/B/426 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald, an other man and a woman.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 (2 copies)

T13/B/427 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald three other men and a woman Standing on a dock.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 mm

T13/B/428 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald, a middle aged woman and three other men on a jetty.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101

T13/B/429 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald, a middle aged woman an other man. All three are seated at a jetty, an other man with his back to the camera also appears in the photograph.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101

T13/B/430 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald, an other man and a middle aged woman. All three are seated at a jetty, the back of an other woman taking a photograph is visible in the foreground.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101

T13/B/431 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from The Naked City of Barry Fitzgerald,and other man and a middle aged woman.

Date:1950 Extent:129 x 101 (2 Copies)

T13/B/432 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and 4 other people around a corpse in a mortuary.

Date:1950 Extent:127 x 104 mm

T13/B/433 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and 4 other people around a corpse in a mortuary.

Date:1950 Extent:127 x 104 mm

T13/B/434 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and four other people around a corpse in a mortuary.

Date:1950 Extent:127 x 104 mm

T13/B/435 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from 'The Naked City' of Barry Fitzgerald and 4 other people around a corpse in a mortuary.

Date:1950 Extent:127 x 104 mm

B/3.14 The River

T13/B/436 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Arthur Shields from 'The River' . Shields is pictured wearing a light shirt and trousers sitting on the edge of a wicker bed with a screen behind him.

Date:1950 Extent:237 x 287 (Oversize)

T13/B/437 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Arthur Shields from 'The River' . Shields is pictured wearing a light shirt and trousers lying on a wicker bed with a screen behind him.

Date:1950 Extent:237 x 287 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/438 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and co-star Radha Burnier from 'The River' . Both are pictured from just above the waist looking out from an open door way, possibly a train door.

Date:1950 Extent:295 x 252 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/439 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the cast and crew of 'The River' on Location in India , including Arthur Shields and Director Jean Renoir.

Date:1950 Extent:340 x 280 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/440 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and others whose faces aren't clear from 'The River.' Shields is holding a small girl on his lap.

Date:1950 Extent:102 x 127 mm

T13/B/441 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, some European children and an Indian woman from 'The River. ' All the subjects have their backs to the camera

Date:May 1950 Extent:102 x 127 mm

T13/B/442 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, some European children and an Indian woman from 'The River. ' The photograph is taken from above and the subjects faces are obscured.

Date:May 1950 Extent:102 x 127 mm

T13/B/443 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a scene from 'The River. ' The photograph features Arthur Shields, co-star Thomas E. Breen and three Indian actors. One of the Indian Actors is holding a sitar.

Date:1950 Extent:102 x 127 mm

B/3.15 The Quiet Man

T13/B/444 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Francis Xavier Ford, John Wayne, Victor MacLagan, Barry Fitzgerald and John Ford on location for 'The Quiet Man' .

Date:1951 Extent:105 x 84 mm

T13/B/445 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'The Quiet Man' ; Fitzgerald is tipping his hat.

Date:1951 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/446 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'The Quiet Man' ; Fitzgerald is depicted with a bowler type hat and a pipe, he has a disheveled flower in his lapel.

Date:1951 Extent:207 x 255 mm (3 copies)

B/3.16 Unidentified

T13/B/447 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Greer Garson signed by the actress with a tribute to Arthur Shields beginning 'Dear Arthur- as always you were a wonderful mentor and guide....' Shields and Garson worked together on the film 'The Valley of Decision' in 1944. Garson is pictured reclining in a sleeveless dress.

Date:1944 Extent:257 x 203

T13/B/448 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the cast and Crewe of a film, many of the cast are wearing late 19th century costumes. Maybe from the film 'Incendiary Blonde.'

Date:n.d. Extent:255 x 207 mm

T13/B/449 Scope and Content:

Barry Fitzgerald and an unidentified woman sitting on fold-up chairs at what appears to be a film set. Shields is wearing an overcoat and hat and is smoking a pipe.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:245 x 197 mm

T13/B/450 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, a middle aged woman, a man in a naval uniform and a young woman. Photograph may be from a film set.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:238 x 187

T13/B/451 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, a middle aged woman and a man in a naval uniform. Photograph may be from a film set.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:238 x 187

T13/B/452 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald two other men and a woman. On of the men is in a navy uniform, the other three are casually dressed. Photograph may be from a film set.

Date:c.1950 Extent:189 x 237 mm

T13/B/453 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from an unidentified film production of Barry Fitzgerald and an actress dressed as a nun. The set in the background depicts a church.

Date:c. 1940 Extent:137 x 98 mm

T13/B/454 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from an unidentified film production of Barry Fitzgerald and an actress dressed as a nun. the set in the background depicts a church.

Date:c. 1940 Extent:137 x 98 mm

T13/B/455 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph from an unidentified film production of Barry Fitzgerald and a number of other actors standing at a bar.

Date:c. 1940 Extent:137 x 99 mm

T13/B/456 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man standing next to a record player under a microphone. Comes from the same series as 484.

Date:1940 Extent:137 x 98 mm

T13/B/457 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald standing at a bar with a number of other men, from the same film as 484.

Date:1940 Extent:137 x 98 mm

B/4 Radio

T13/B/458 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald in from of a microphone with the N.B.C. Logo. Fitzgerald is pictured with a script in his hand, this is probably a photograph from a recording of 'His Honor The Barber' .

Date:

T13/B/459 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'His Honor The Barber ' a radio show. Fitzgerald is pictured wearing a hat, with a pipe in his mouth and with a small piece of card in his hand.

Date:1945 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/460 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'His Honor The Barber ' a radio show. Fitzgerald is pictured pointing reading from a bound volume.

Date:1945 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/461 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'His Honor The Barber ' a radio show. Fitzgerald is pictured pointing with his finger towards the camera, with a bound volume open in front of him and a gravel in his hand.

Date:1945 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/462 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'His Honor The Barber ' a radio show. Fitzgerald is pictured with his with a pipe in his hand.

Date:1945 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/463 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald, probably from 'His Honor The Barber' radio show. Fitzgerald has a book open in front of him and a wooden hammer in his hand.

Date:1945 Extent:208 x 254 mm

T13/B/464 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald from 'His Honor The Barber ' a radio show. Fitzgerald is pictured with his head leaning on his arm, wearing glasses pushed down his nose with a bound volume open in front of him.

Date:1945 Extent:207 x 255 mm

T13/B/465 Scope and Content:

Black and white publicity photograph of Barry Fitzgerald pictured with a Chessboard in front of him and a lit candle held in a metal candle holder.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:227 x 207

T13/B/466 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields, Bob Vinson, John Talbot and Michael Permene in a radio studio. According to stamp on the back of the photo the photo was taken at the Armed Forces Radio Service studios in Los Angeles.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:253 x 205 mm

T13/B/467 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and Bob Bruce in a radio studio. Both men are holding scripts, according to stamp on the back of the photo the photo was taken at the Armed Forces Radio Service studios in Los Angeles.

Date:c. 1945 Extent:253 x 205 mm

T13/B/468 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and an other man. Both men have scripts on their laps, Fitzgerald's is for 'Top o' The Morning'; Fitzgerald is holding a 'Lux Radio Theatre' mug in his hand. CBS broadcast a radio version of 'Top o' The Morning' staring Barry Fitzgerald in 1952. Previously Fitzgerald had appeared alongside Bing Crosby in a film of the same title.

Date:May 1952 Extent:206 x 254

T13/B/469 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Barry Fitzgerald and Ann Blyth at a recording of the CBS radio version of 'Top o' The Morning', both stared in the 1949 movie of the same name.

Date:May 1952 Extent:206 x 254

B/5 Television

T13/B/470 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured close-up.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/471 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields who is removing his glasses is pictured close-up.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/472 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony wine television commercial. Shields is pictured in front of a wine vat with a glass of red wine in his hand.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/473 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured holding a bottle of wine, standing in front of a wine barrel.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/474 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured holding a bottle of sherry, standing in front of a vat.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/475 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured sitting at a table with a bottle of wine, he is holding a wine list.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/476 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony wine television commercial. Shields is pictured holding a bottle of red wine, he is standing in front of a display case holding 'Italian Swiss Colony Awards'.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/477 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured sitting at a table with a bottle in his hand. The bottle bears an Italian Swiss Colony label which is marked 'Muscatel'

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/478 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and an other male cast member on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is sitting at a table made out of a barrel, the other male cast member is dressed as a waiter.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/479 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and an other male cast member on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is sitting at a table made out of a barrel, the other male cast member is dressed as a waiter. Both actors are looking directly at the camera.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/480 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and a crew member on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured behind a wine rack, a crew member is standing beside him holding a light meter.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/481 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and some crew members on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. The camera crew appear in the foreground, shields is pictured in the background standing behind a wine rack.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/482 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony wine television commercial. Shields is pictured standing behind a wine rack looking at a framed map of California. The only locations marked on the map are Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco and Asti. Asti was the location of the vine yards of the Italian Swiss Colony. In front of Shields is a bottle with a label reading 'Burgundy'.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/483 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured standing behind a wine rack. Placed on top of the wine rack are a three bottles bearing Italian Swiss Colony labels which read 'Muscatel' , 'Port' and 'Sherry' respectively.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/484 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony wine television commercial. Shields is pictured standing behind a wine rack looking at a framed map of California. The only locations marked on the map are Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco and Asti. Asti was the location of the vine yards of the Italian Swiss Colony.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/485 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the set of an Italian Swiss Colony wine television commercial. the photograph is taken from behind the camera crew who are visible in silhouette. Also pictured in the back ground are Arthur Shields and an other crew member.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/486 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and a crew member on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony wine television commercial. Shields is standing next to a wine rack holding some sheets of paper.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/487 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and a number of crew members on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony wine television commercial. Shields is pictured standing behind a wine rack with an opened bottle of wine and a glass in front of him., one of the crew members is taking a light reading.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/488 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and some members of the crew on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Pictured are the camera operators and some other crew members, Shields is visible in the background sitting at a table with a bottle of wine.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:89 x 91 mm

T13/B/489 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured holding a bottle of Sherry and a glass (of sherry presumably) in the other hand.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:89 x 91 mm

T13/B/490 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured holding a bottle of Sherry and a glass (of sherry presumably) in the other hand, slightly different from 118

Date:c. 1958 Extent:89 x 91 mm

T13/B/491 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured next to a wine press, a card on the wine press reads 'Italian Swiss Colony Wine Press 1881'

Date:c. 1958 Extent:89 x 91 mm

T13/B/492 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and some crew members on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Some crew members are visible in silhouette in the foreground, Shields is pictured cleaning his glasses.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/493 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and some crew members on the set of an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Some crew members are visible in the foreground, Shields is pictured in front of some portraits of women holding wine glasses, one of bears the title 'Sherry'.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/494 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and some crew members on location for an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured holding a microphone standing in a wine cellar next to a large vat of marked 'Port'. Presumably this photograph was taken on location at the Italian Swiss Colony winery in Asti, California.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/495 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and some crew members on location for an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured holding a bottle of Italian Swiss Colony port over a cardboard box bearing the Italian Swiss Colony Wine logo. Presumably this photograph was taken on location at the Italian Swiss Colony winery in Asti, California.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:96 x 124 mm

T13/B/496 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and some crew members on location for an Italian Swiss Colony television commercial. Shields is pictured sitting on the ground under a tree with a picnic basket, protruding from the basket is a wine bottle. Also pictured are several members of the crew including camera operators.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:124 x 96 mm

T13/B/497 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and two other men leaning on a car. This photo comes from a set from the Italian Swiss Colony, possibly the other two men were involved in the campaign.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:125 x 102 mm

T13/B/498 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and two other men leaning on a car. This photo comes from a set from the Italian Swiss Colony, possibly the other two men were involved in the campaign.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:102 x 125 mm

T13/B/499 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Arthur Shields and an other man leaning on a car. This photo comes from a set from the Italian Swiss Colony, possibly the other man was involved in the campaign.

Date:c. 1958 Extent:125 x 102 mm

T13/B/500 Scope and Content:

Black and white contact sheet of six photographs of Arthur Shields for the University of California production 'The Abbey Theatre with Arthur Shields' 'in Conversation with Homer D. Swander'

Date:c. 1966 Extent:73 mm x 252 mm

B/6 Other

T13/B/501 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a parade in Dublin, possibly of 1916 veterans.

Date:c. 1926 Extent:201 x 154 mm (Oversize)

T13/B/502 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of Turner Layton and Clarence Johnstone. Layton is seated at a piano and Johnston is standing, leaning on the piano. Both men have signed the photograph, inscription reads 'To Arthur Shields, with our great admiration.'

Date:c. 1930 Extent:274 x 209

T13/B/503 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a parade of 1916 rising veterans on the 20th anniversary of the rising in 1936. The Parade is passing in front of government buildings.

Date:1936 Extent:200 x 145 mm

T13/B/504 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of two unidentified men and one unidentified woman. All three are dressed in biblical costumes.

Date:n.d. Extent:103 x 154 mm

T13/B/505 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a sign from The Emmett House, San Diego. The sign reads 'Robert Emmett, a young Irish lad stowed away on a sailing vessel and landed in old San Diego. He fell in love with a Mexican girl and married her...' No evidence that there is any truth to the sign.

Date:c. 1960 Extent:71 x 105 mm

T13/B/506 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of Kiliney bay and The Wicklow taken from Kiliney Hill.

Date:n.d. Extent:149 x 99 mm

T13/B/507 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of the S.S. Medic, a passenger ship.

Date:c. 1950 Extent:257 x 133 mm

T13/B/508 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of a bust of W.B. Yeats.

Date:n.d. Extent:158 x 209 mm

T13/B/509 Scope and Content:

Colour photograph of a painting of O'Connell street during the 1916 rising. The painting which is describes in an inscription on the back as 'primitive oil' was found by Arthur Shields in a New York hotel in the 1950s.

Date:c. 1962 Extent:205 x 255 mm

T13/B/510 Scope and Content:

Photographic reproduction of a drawing of Frank Fay by James Montgomery Flagg. Inscription reads '1945' , an other inscription reads 'For Arthur, of course...Frank'. Probably a drawing of American comedian and actor Frank Fay rather than Abbey producer Frank Fay who died in 1931.

Date:1945 Extent:198 x 246 mm

B/7 Unidentified

T13/B/511 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an unidentified man. A portrait.

Date:c. 1940 Extent:129 x 177 mm

T13/B/512 Scope and Content:

Black and white photograph of an unidentified man, a portrait. Stamp on the back states that the copyright of the photograph rests with 'White Star I.P.S. Ambassador Hotel, L.A.'

Date:c. 1950 Extent:201 x 257 mm

C Publications
T13/C/1 Title: Aengus All Poetry Journal, features contributions from F.R. Higgins and Francis Stuart includes Francis Stuart first printed piece.
Date:Mid-Summer 1919
T13/C/2 Title: Aengus All Poetry Journal, features contributions from F.R. Higgins, Francis Stuart and E.R. Dodds
Date:December 1919
T13/C/3 Title: Aengus All Poetry Journal, features contributions from F.R. Higgins and Francis Stuart
Date:May 1920
T13/C/4 Title: Survey Graphic,- What Would the Irish Do With Ireland? Contibutors include A.E., Erskin Childers, and Sir Horace Plunkett.
Date:December 1921
T13/C/5 Title: Tomorrow
Date:August 1924
T13/C/6 Title: Tomorrow
Date:September 1924
T13/C/7 Title: This Week in Boston - Timely Information at a Glance
Date:1 May 1932
T13/C/8 Title: The Arrow -W.B. Yeats Commemoration Number published by The Abbey Theatre
Date:Summer 1939
T13/C/9 Title: The Arrow -W.B. Yeats Commemoration Number published by The Abbey Theatre
Date:Summer 1939
T13/C/10 Title: Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo
Date:1939
T13/C/11 Title: Doctors Recommend It by Grace Plunket
Date:1939
T13/C/12 Title: Puck's Fare, publication of W.A.A.M.A. (Writers Actors Artists Musicians Association)
Date:c. 1940
T13/C/13 Title: The Dublin Magazine
Date:July-September 1940
T13/C/14 Title: The Dublin Magazine
Date:April-June 1941
T13/C/15 Title: The Dublin Magazine
Date:July-September 1941
T13/C/16 Title: The Dublin Magazine
Date:January-March 1942
T13/C/17 Title: Promotional booklet for Charlie Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator'
Date:1940
T13/C/18 Title: 'The Nation' special of Ireland and America, with a sepcial supplement on Ireland's position in the battle of the Atlantic.
Date:31 January 1943
T13/C/19 Title: Theatre Arts - Twenty 23rd Yearbook, Theatre Off Broadway
Date:July 1946
T13/C/20 Title: 'The Critic' (Publish by the Thomas Moore Association)
Date:December 1955 - January 1967
T13/C/21 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 344
Date:12 November 1956
T13/C/22 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 428
Date:12 January 1959
T13/C/23 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 546
Date:23 October 1961
T13/C/24 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 671
Date:September 1 1964
T13/C/25 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 693
Date:2 March 1965
T13/C/26 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 694
Date:9 March 1965
T13/C/27 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 706
Date:15 June 1965
T13/C/28 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 728
Date:1 February 1966
T13/C/29 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 729
Date:15 February 1966
T13/C/30 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 730
Date:1 March 1966
T13/C/31 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 731
Date:15 March 1966
T13/C/32 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 732
Date:29 March 1966
T13/C/33 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 733
Date:26 April 1966
T13/C/34 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 737
Date:28 June 1966
T13/C/35 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 738
Date:12 June 1966
T13/C/36 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 739
Date:29 July 1966
T13/C/37 Title: Bulletin of the Department of External Affairs number 784
Date:20 June 1968
T13/C/38 Title: Cuttings from 'Atlantic Monthly' of an extract from Sean O'Faolain's autobiography 'Vive Moi'
Date:c. 1964
T13/C/39 Title: Ireland of the Welcomes (Aer Lingus Magazine)- W.B. Yeats Centenary Edition
Date:May-June 1965
T13/C/40 Title: Ireland of the Welcomes (Aer Lingus Magazine), Easter Rising Golden Jubilee Issue
Date:March-April 1966
T13/C/41 Title: The Catholic Voice - Diocese of Oakland
Date:3 August 1966
T13/C/42 Title: The Loves of Cass McGuire by Brian Friel
Date:1966
T13/C/43 Title: Swift in Kildare - Exhibition Cathologue
Date:1967
T13/C/44 Title: Ireland in Rebellion by Gerry Foley
Date:1971
T13/C/45 Title: Problems of the Irish Revolution- Can the IRA Meet The Challenge
Date:1972
T13/C/46 Title: This Week - featuring article 'The Abbey Goes Abroad'
Date:5 October 1972
T13/C/47 Title: Graphics by Patrick Gillan - Eire Nua
Date:1973
T13/C/48 Title: Ireland Trojan Horse of the Third World
Date:1974
T13/C/49 Title: 'The Arts in Ireland' Number 4
Date:1974
T13/C/50 Title: Treasures of Early Irish Art - 1500 BC - 1500 AD - Catalogue of Exhibition (3 copies)
Date:February 1978

D Programmes
T13/D/1 Title: On Baile's Strand, Spreading The News, Kathleen Ni Houlihan, In The Shadow of the Glen
Opening Night:27/12/1904
Playwright:W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/2 Title: The Man Who Missed The Tide, The Piper
Opening Night:13/02/1908
Playwright:W.F. Casey, Norreys Connell
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/3 Title: Patriots, Hyacinth Halvey
Opening Night:06/02/1923
Playwright:Lennox Robinson, Lady Gregory
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/4 Title: The Hour Glass, In The Shadow of the Glen, Hyacinth Halvey
Opening Night:27/12/1925
Playwright:W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge, Lady Gregory
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/5 Title: Doctor Knock
Opening Night:16/02/1926
Playwright:Jules Romains
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/6 Title: She Stoops To Conquer
Opening Night:22/02/1926
Playwright:Oliver Goldsmith
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/7 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:02/03/1926
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/8 Title: In the Shadow of the Glen, The Whiteheaded Boy
Opening Night:16/03/1926
Playwright:J.M. Synge, Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/9 Title: The Workhouse Ward, The Would-be Gentleman
Opening Night:03/04/1926
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Molière
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/10 Title: The Glorious Uncertainty
Opening Night:27/04/1926
Playwright:Brinsley Macnamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/11 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:03/05/1926
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/12 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:10/05/1926
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/13 Title: Proessor Tim
Opening Night:03/01/1927
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/14 Title: The White Blackbird
Opening Night:11/01/1927
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/15 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:18/01/1927
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/16 Title: The Rising of the Moon, The Shadow of a Gunman
Opening Night:08/03/1927
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/17 Title: Paul Twyning
Opening Night:28/03/1927
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/18 Title: Meadowsweet, The Whiteheaded Boy
Opening Night:02/05/1927
Playwright:Seamus O'Kelly, Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/19 Title: The Big House
Opening Night:03/08/1927
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/20 Title: Autumn Fire
Opening Night:29/08/1927
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/21 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:17/10/1927
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/22 Title: The Glorious Uncertainty
Opening Night:03/01/1928
Playwright:Brinsley Macnamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/23 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:24/01/1928
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/24 Title: The Shadow of the Glen, The Courting of Mary Doyle
Opening Night:20/03/1928
Playwright:J.M. Synge, Edward McNulty
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/25 Title: The Blind Wolf
Opening Night:30/04/1928
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/26 Title: Cathleen Ni Houlihan, The Playboy of the Western World
Opening Night:09/07/1928
Playwright:W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/27 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:23/07/1928
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/28 Title: Maurice Harte, The Coiner
Opening Night:06/08/1928
Playwright:T.C. Murray, Bernard Duffy
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/29 Title: Riders to the Sea, The Whiteheaded Boy
Opening Night:13/08/1928
Playwright:J.M. Synge, Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/30 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:15/08/1928
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/31 Title: Juno and the Paycock
Opening Night:20/08/1928
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/32 Title: Full Measure
Opening Night:27/08/1928
Playwright:Kathleen O'Brennan
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/33 Title: The Master
Opening Night:10/09/1928
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/34 Title: The Gaol Gate, The Shadow of a Gunman
Opening Night:17/09/1928
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/35 Title: The Player Queen, "The Faun"
Opening Night:24/09/1928
Playwright:W.B. Yeats, Harold R. White (Music), Ninette de Valois (Choregraphy)
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/36 Title: Autumn Fire
Opening Night:02/10/1928
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/37 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:08/10/1928
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/38 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:22/10/1928
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/39 Title: She Stoops To Conquer
Opening Night:09/11/1928
Playwright:Oliver Goldsmith
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/40 Title: The Big House
Opening Night:19/11/1928
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/41 Title: The Doctor's Dilemma
Opening Night:31/12/1928
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/42 Title: Before Mid-Night, The Would-be Gentleman
Opening Night:07/01/1929
Playwright:Gerald Brosnan, Molière
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/43 Title: Paul Twyning
Opening Night:15/01/1929
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/44 Title: Juno and the Paycock
Opening Night:21/01/1929
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/45 Title: The Blind Wolf
Opening Night:28/01/1929
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/46 Title: Crusaders, The Jackdaw
Opening Night:05/02/1929
Playwright:J. Bernard McCarthy, Lady Gregory
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/47 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:12/02/1929
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/48 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:18/02/1929
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/49 Title: Crabbed Youth and Age, The Shadow of a Gunman
Opening Night:25/02/1929
Playwright:Lennox Robinson, Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/50 Title: Mountain Dew
Opening Night:05/03/1929
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/51 Title: A Doll's House
Opening Night:12/03/1929
Playwright:Henrik Ibsen
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/52 Title: The Pipe in the Fields, The Lord Mayor
Opening Night:18/03/1929
Playwright:T.C. Murray, Edward McNulty
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/53 Title: The Master
Opening Night:08/04/1929
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/54 Title: John Bull's Other Island
Opening Night:15/04/1929
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/55 Title: Cartey and Kevney
Opening Night:22/04/1929
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/56 Title: John Ferguson
Opening Night:29/04/1929
Playwright:St.John Ervine
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/57 Title: The Playboy of the Western World, Spreading The News
Opening Night:06/05/1929
Playwright:J.M. Synge, Lady Gregory
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/58 Title: Fanny's First Play
Opening Night:14/05/1929
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/59 Title: Mountain Dew
Opening Night:07/07/1929
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/60 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:09/07/1929
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/61 Title: Full Measure, The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet
Opening Night:21/07/1929
Playwright:Kathleen O'Brennan, George Bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/62 Title: Autumn Fire
Opening Night:28/07/1929
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/63 Title: John Bull's Other Island
Opening Night:04/08/1929
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/64 Title: The Glorious Uncertainty, The Coiner
Opening Night:01/09/1929
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara, Bernard Duffy
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/65 Title: The Rising of the Moon, Birthright, Apartments
Opening Night:17/09/1929
Playwright:Lady Gregory, T.C. Murray, Fand O'Grady
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/66 Title: The Pipe in the Fields, The Courting of Mary Doyle
Opening Night:24/09/1929
Playwright:T.C. Murray, Edward McNulty
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/67 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:01/10/1929
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/68 Title: Ever The Twain
Opening Night:08/10/1929
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/69 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:22/10/1929
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/70 Title: The Gods of the Mountain, the Lord Mayor
Opening Night:29/10/1929
Playwright:Lord Dunsany, Edward McNulty
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/71 Title: Mountain Dew
Opening Night:03/11/1929
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/72 Title: Hyacinth Halvey, The Shadow of a Gunman
Opening Night:12/11/1929
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/73 Title: Spreading The News, Oedipus The King
Opening Night:19/11/1929
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Sophocles
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/74 Title: The Pot of Broth, Mixed Marriage
Opening Night:26/11/1929
Playwright:W.B. Yeats, St.John Ervine
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/75 Title: Juno And the Paycock
Opening Night:26/12/1929
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/76 Title: An Imaginary Conversation, Dark Isle, The Workhouse Ward
Opening Night:31/12/1929
Playwright:Conal O'Riordan, Gerald Brosnan, Lady Gregory
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/77 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:07/01/1930
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/78 Title: Arms and the Man, A Night at an Inn
Opening Night:14/01/1930
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw, Lord Dunsany
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/79 Title: The Rising of the Moon, The Playboy of the Western World
Opening Night:21/01/1930
Playwright:J.M. Synge
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/80 Title: Peter
Opening Night:28/01/1930
Playwright:Rutherford Mayne
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/81 Title: Peter
Opening Night:04/02/1930
Playwright:Rutherford Mayne
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/82 Title: The Woman
Opening Night:11/02/1930
Playwright:Margaret O'Leary
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/83 Title: Ann Kavanagh, The Whiteheaded Boy
Opening Night:18/02/1930
Playwright:Dorothy MacArdle, Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/84 Title: The Coutess Cathleen, The Shadow of a Gunman
Opening Night:25/02/1930
Playwright:W.B. Yeats, Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/85 Title: The Mountain Dew
Opening Night:04/03/1930
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/86 Title: In The Zone, Birthright
Opening Night:16/03/1930
Playwright:Eugene O'Neill, T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/87 Title: Cathleen Ni Houlihan, The Lord Mayor
Opening Night:17/03/1930
Playwright:W.B. Yeats, Edward McNulty
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/88 Title: Ever The Twain
Opening Night:30/03/1930
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/89 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:01/04/1930
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/90 Title: Autumn Fire
Opening Night:29/04/1930
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/91 Title: The White Cockade, Apartments
Opening Night:06/05/1930
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Fand O'Grady
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/92 Title: Peter
Opening Night:13/05/1930
Playwright:Rutherford Mayne
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/93 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:14/06/1930
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/94 Title: The New Gossoon
Opening Night:01/07/1930
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/95 Title: Spring, The Lord Mayor
Opening Night:07/07/1930
Playwright:T.C. Murray, Edward McNulty
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/96 Title: John Bull's Other Island
Opening Night:21/07/1930
Playwright:George bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/97 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:28/07/1930
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/98 Title: The Playboy of the Western World
Opening Night:04/08/1930
Playwright:J.M. Synge
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/99 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:05/08/1930
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/100 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:11/08/1930
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/101 Title: The Pipe in the Fields, The Shadow of a Gunman
Opening Night:18/08/1930
Playwright:T.C. Murray, Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/102 Title: Arms and the Man, A Night at an Inn
Opening Night:01/09/1930
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw, lord Dunsany
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/103 Title: Ever The Twain
Opening Night:08/09/1930
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/104 Title: Let the Credit Go
Opening Night:22/09/1930
Playwright:Bryan Cooper
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/105 Title: Dervorgilla, The Courting of Mary Doyle
Opening Night:29/09/1930
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Edward McNulty
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/106 Title: Peter
Opening Night:06/10/1930
Playwright:Rutherford Mayne
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/107 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:04/11/1930
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/108 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:10/11/1930
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/109 Title: Spring, The Mineral Workers
Opening Night:24/11/1930
Playwright:T.C. Murray, William Boyle
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/110 Title: The Big House
Opening Night:02/12/1930
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/111 Title: Paul Twyning
Opening Night:19/01/1931
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/112 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:26/01/1931
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/113 Title: John Ferguson
Opening Night:16/02/1931
Playwright:St.John Ervine
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/114 Title: Peter The Liar, Emperor Jones
Opening Night:23/02/1931
Playwright:Andre Leprevost, Eugene O'Neill
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/115 Title: The White Blackbird, Apartments
Opening Night:03/03/1931
Playwright:Lennox Robinson, Fand O'grady
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/116 Title: Let the Credit Go
Opening Night:04/04/1931
Playwright:Bryan Cooper
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/117 Title: Ann Kavanagh, The Eloquent Dempsey
Opening Night:14/04/1931
Playwright:Dorothy MacArdle
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/118 Title: The New Gossoon
Opening Night:20/04/1931
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/119 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:05/05/1931
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/120 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:25/05/1931
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/121 Title: The Shadow of a Gunman
Opening Night:02/06/1931
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/122 Title: Riders to the Sea
Opening Night:15/06/1931
Playwright:J.M. Synge
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/123 Title: Paul Twyning
Opening Night:22/06/1931
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/124 Title: John Bull's Other Island
Opening Night:29/06/1931
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/125 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:13/07/1931
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/126 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:20/07/1931
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/127 Title: The Rising of the Moon, The Whiteheaded Boy
Opening Night:03/08/1931
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/128 Title: The Moon in the Yellow River
Opening Night:11/08/1931
Playwright:E.W. Tocher
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/129 Title: John Ferguson
Opening Night:31/08/1931
Playwright:St.John Ervine
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/130 Title: The Land of Hearts Desire
Opening Night:15/09/1931
Playwright:W.B. Yeats
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/131 Title: Professor Tim
Opening Night:28/09/1931
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/132 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:30/05/1932
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/133 Title: The New Gossoon
Opening Night:06/06/1932
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/134 Title: John Bull's Other Island
Opening Night:13/06/1932
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/135 Title: Autumn Fire
Opening Night:20/06/1932
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/136 Title: Michaelmas Eve
Opening Night:27/06/1932
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/137 Title: Juno and the Paycock
Opening Night:11/07/1932
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/138 Title: Paul Twyning
Opening Night:19/07/1932
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/139 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:01/08/1932
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/140 Title: Cathleen Ni Houlihan
Opening Night:09/08/1932
Playwright:W.B. Yeats
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/141 Title: The Shadow of the Glen, The Whiteheaded Boy
Opening Night:10/08/1932
Playwright:J.M. Synge, Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/142 Title: John Ferguson
Opening Night:23/08/1932
Playwright:St.John Ervine
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/143 Title: The Shadow of a Gunman
Opening Night:24/08/1932
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/144 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:29/08/1932
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/145 Title: Things That Are Caesars
Opening Night:06/09/1932
Playwright:Paul Vincent Carroll
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/146 Title: The Big House
Opening Night:20/09/1932
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/147 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:26/09/1932
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/148 Title: Michaelmas Eve
Opening Night:31/07/1933
Playwright:T.C. Murray
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/149 Title: Things That Are Caesars
Opening Night:28/08/1933
Playwright:Paul Vincent Carroll
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/150 Title: Mountain Dew
Opening Night:04/09/1933
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/151 Title: Margaret Gillan
Opening Night:11/09/1933
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/152 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:18/09/1933
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/153 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:02/10/1933
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/154 Title: Paul Twyning
Opening Night:09/10/1933
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/155 Title: Drama at Inish or Is Life Worth Living
Opening Night:16/10/1933
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/156 Title: The Whiteheaded Boy, The Rising of the Moon
Opening Night:06/11/1933
Playwright:Lennox Robinson, Lady Gregory
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/157 Title: Grogan and the Ferret
Opening Night:20/11/1933
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/158 Title: John Ferguson
Opening Night:04/12/1933
Playwright:St.John Ervine
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/159 Title: The New Gossoon
Opening Night:11/12/1933
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/160 Title: Dancing Displayand Operetta (In the toy shop)
Opening Night:17/12/1933
Playwright:-
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/161 Title: Never The Time and The Place, The Lord Mayor
Opening Night:22/12/1933
Playwright:Lennox Robinson, The Lord Mayor
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/162 Title: You Never Can Tell
Opening Night:01/01/1934
Playwright:George Bernard Shaw
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/163 Title: The New Gossoon
Opening Night:02/07/1934
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/164 Title: In the Shadow of the Glen, The Courting of Mary Doyle
Opening Night:16/07/1934
Playwright:J.M. Synge, Edward McNulty
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/165 Title: All's Over, Then?
Opening Night:24/07/1934
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/166 Title: Days Without End
Opening Night:13/08/1934
Playwright:Eugene O'Neill
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/167 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:03/09/1934
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/168 Title: Look at the Heffernans
Opening Night:19/09/1934
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/169 Title: Blind Man's Buff
Opening Night:11/01/1937
Playwright:Ernst Toller and Denis Hohnston
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/170 Title: Blind Man's Buff
Opening Night:18/01/1937
Playwright:Ernst Toller and Denis Hohnston
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/171 Title: Katie Roche
Opening Night:01/02/1937
Playwright:Teresa Deevy
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/172 Title: Margaret Gillan
Opening Night:15/02/1937
Playwright:Brinsley MacNamara
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/173 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:01/03/1937
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/174 Title: Quin's Secret
Opening Night:12/04/1937
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/175 Title: The Jailbird
Opening Night:26/04/1937
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/176 Title: Boyd's Shop
Opening Night:03/05/1937
Playwright:St.John Ervine
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/177 Title: Grogan and the Ferret
Opening Night:24/05/1937
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/178 Title: Blind Man's Buff
Opening Night:12/07/1937
Playwright:Ernst Toller and Denis Hohnston
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/179 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:19/07/1937
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/180 Title: The Patriot
Opening Night:09/08/1937
Playwright:Maeve O'Callaghan
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/181 Title: The Rising of the Moon, the Playboy of the Western World
Opening Night:16/08/1937
Playwright:Lady Gregory, J.M. Synge
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/182 Title: Spring, Temporal Powers
Opening Night:23/08/1937
Playwright:T.C. Murray, Teresa Deevy
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/183 Title: The Moon in the Yellow River
Opening Night:25/07/1938
Playwright:Denis Johnston
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/184 Title: Abbey Theatre Dramatic Festival of Plays and Lectures
Opening Night:06/08/1938
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/185 Title: Abbey Theatre Dramatic Festival of Plays and Lectures
Opening Night:06/08/1938
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/186 Title: Shadow and Substance
Opening Night:20/08/1938
Playwright:Paul Vincent Carroll
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/187 Title: Drama at Inish
Opening Night:22/08/1938
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/188 Title: The New Gossoon
Opening Night:05/09/1938
Playwright:George Shiels
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/189 Title: The Workhouse Ward, Bird's Nest
Opening Night:12/09/1938
Playwright:Lady Gregory, Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/190 Title: Blind Man's Buff
Opening Night:26/09/1938
Playwright:Ernst Toller and Denis Hohnston
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/191 Title: Spring Meeting
Opening Night:08/12/1938
Playwright:M.J. Farrell and John Perry
Venue:New York
T13/D/192 Title: In the Shadow of the Glen, On Baile's Strand, Spreading the News
Opening Night:27/12/1954
Playwright:J.M. Synge, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/193 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:13/08/1959
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Los Angeles
T13/D/194 Title: The Far-off Hills
Opening Night:08/03/1964
Playwright:Lennox Robinson
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/195 Title: Recall The Years
Opening Night:23/07/1966
Playwright:Walter Macken
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/196 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:08/08/1966
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/197 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:08/08/1966
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/198 Title: Juno and the Paycock
Opening Night:18/08/1966
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:London
T13/D/199 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:22/08/1966
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/200 Title: Dublin Theatre Festival
Opening Night:02/10/1967
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/201 Title: A Brecht Evening
Opening Night:05/10/1967
Playwright:Bertolt Brecht
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/202 Title: The Playboy of the Western World
Opening Night:19/04/1971
Playwright:J.M. Synge
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/203 Title: The Scatterin'
Opening Night:04/12/1973
Playwright:James McKenna
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/204 Title: The Plough and the Stars
Opening Night:02/08/1976
Playwright:Sean O'Casey
Venue:Dublin
T13/D/204 Title: Long Day's Journey into Night
Opening Night:
Playwright:Eugene O'Neill
Venue:Dublin