Letter from Padraic Colum to Lady Glenavy 1964

Blue airmail folded letter from Wood's Hole, Mass, USA 16 July 1964. About 100  handwritten words. About an invitation to speak at the unveiling of a plaque for George Moore in Dublin. Mention of Monk Gibbon and Austin Clarke...'You are benefiting a generation who will look back to George Moore and George Russell as inspiring figures.'

Beatrice Elvery, Lady Glenavy (1881 - 1970). Irish artist and literary host,friend of Katherine Mansfield on the fringes of Bloomsbury and in the circle of Shaw, Lawrence and Yeats. She modelled for Orpen and painted '√Čire' (1907) a landmark painting promoting the idea of an independent Irish state.

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