Desmond Egan Papers, Accession I

See also: Accession II
Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1
"Journey" I
Annotated Typescript and Television Script, Signed
Date span: 1972
Contents: Contains one annotated and signed photocopy of a typescript of "Journey," a concert piece based on the Stations of the Cross, with words by Desmond Egan and music by Eamonn O Gallchobhair. Also contains a television script, also signed and annotated.


Box 1 Folder 2
"Journey" II
Photocopy of Manuscript Score
Date span: 1972
Contents: Contains a photocopy of the musical score of the Stations of the Cross for "Journey," divided into eight sections numbered: 1-8, 9-19, 20-34, 35-42, 43-50, 51-59, 60-66, 67-75.

Box 1 Folder 3
Midland
Manuscript Drafts, Typescript Drafts, and Fair-copies
Date span: 1973
Contents: Contains the original manuscript drafts, annotated typescripts, and typescript fair-copies of 27 poems for the collection Midland.

Box 1 Folder 4
Leaves I
Manuscript Drafts, Typescript Drafts, and Fair-copies
Date span: 1974
Contents: Contains the original manuscript drafts and typescript drafts with holograph annotations of 32 poems for the collection Leaves. Also includes translation of a poem by Machado, Una Noche de Verano

Box 1 Folder 5
Leaves II
Manuscript Drafts, Typescript Drafts, and Fair-copies
Date span: 1974
Contents: Contains manuscript drafts and annotated typescripts of poems for the collection Leaves, continued from the previous folder. Also contains a copy of the printed edition of the collection, with illustrations by Charles Cullen.


Box 1 Folder 6
Siege
Manuscript Drafts, Typescript Drafts, and Fair-copies
Date span: 1976
Contents: Contains original manuscript drafts and typescript reworkings with holograph corrections of poems for the collection Siege.

Box 1 Folder 7
Woodcutter
Manuscript Drafts, Typescript Drafts, and Fair-copies
Date span: 1978
Contents: Contains the original manuscript drafts and later typescript versions with holograph corrections of poems for the collection Woodcutter, plus a few poems from another Selection of poems, never published.

Box 1 Folder 8
Athlone I
Typescript Drafts and Fair-copies
Date span: 1980
Contents: Contains typescript drafts and fair-copies of versions of 24 poems for the collection Athlone.

Box 1 Folder 9
Athlone II
Typescript Drafts and Fair-copies
Date span: 1980
Contents: Contains typescript drafts, a few fair-copies and one manuscript draft of poems for the collection Athlone. Continued from the previous folder.

Box 1 Folder 10
Athlone III
Manuscript Drafts
Date span: 1980, undated
Contents: Contains manuscript first drafts and ideas for poems later used in the collection Athlone.

Box 1 Folder 11
Seeing Double I
Manuscript Drafts, Typescript Drafts, and Fair-copies
Date span: 1983
Contents: Contains manuscript drafts, typescript versions with holograph corrections, and typescript fair-copies of 22 poems for the collection Seeing Double.

Box 1 Folder 12
Seeing Double II
Manuscript Drafts, Typescript Drafts, and Miscellaneous
Date span: 1983
Contents: Contains more manuscript and typescript drafts for the collection Seeing Double, plus photocopies of the printed version with holograph corrections. Also includes folder with the original title "Double Vision."


Box 1 Folder 13
Snapdragon
Typescript Drafts and Fair-copies
Date span: 1983
Contents: Contains "intermediate" typescript drafts with holograph corrections and typescript fair copies of poems for the collection Snapdragon. Includes typescript title page inscribed by Egan. Also includes photocopy or printed proofs.

Box 2

Box 2 Folder 1
Attitudes to Catholicism in the Modern Irish Novel
M.A. Thesis
Date span: 1966
Contents: Contains Desmond Egan's photocopy of his Master's Thesis, "presented in University College, Dublin 1966."


Box 2 Folder 2
Earliest Finished Verse
Typescript Drafts, and Fair-copies
Date span: 1969 to 1972
Contents: Contains typescript drafts with holograph annotations and signed fair-copies of early poems, plus some clippings and photocopies.

Box 2 Folder 3
Miscellaneous Manuscripts
Manuscript Drafts, Typescript Drafts, and Fair-copies
Date span: 1969 to 1977
Contents: Contains manuscript drafts, typescript drafts with holograph annotations, typescript fair-copies, and photocopies of miscellaneous poems published in magazines and reviews.

Box 2 Folder 4
Unpublished Translations
Typescript Drafts and Fair-copies
Date span: 1971 to 1974
Contents: Contains typescript drafts, some with holograph annotations, and a few typescript fair-copies of twelve unpublished verse translations.

Box 2 Folder 5
Work Published in Magazines, Reviews and Anthologies
Photocopies
Date span: 1971 to 1979, undated
Contents: Contains photocopies of poems by Egan published in various anthologies and magazines.

Box 2 Folder 6
Work Published in Magazines, Reviews and Anthologies
Photocopies
Date span: 1980 to 1985
Contents: Contains photocopies of poems by Egan published in various anthologies and magazines.


Box 2 Folder 7
Collected Prose
Photocopies of Typescripts
Date span: 1974 to 1985
Contents: Contains photocopies of typescript versions of essays by Egan, some with holograph additions and corrections in pencil. The manuscript was accepted by the University of Maine/National Poetry Foundation for publication in 1986.


Box 2 Folder 8
Robert Farren Typescripts
"The Cool Gold Wine of Paradise"/"Of course I have..."
Date span: undated
Contents: Contains two signed typescripts by Robert Farren: a poem called "The Cool Gold Wines of Paradise," and a prose note beginning: "Of course I have written many religious poems...."

Box 2 Folder 9
Recent Photographs
Six Photographs, Photocopy of a Photograph
Date span: 1982 to 1985, undated
Contents: Contains six photographs of Desmond Egan at different events, inclusing: two with Samuel Beckett, one with the Irish Ambassador to the U.S., one with Colman McCarthy of the Washington Post, one with Allen Ginsberg, and one of Egan at the Irish Embassy.


Box 2 Folder 10
Printed Items
Two Prospecti for "Collected Poems", One Introduction
Date span: 1975, 1983
Contents: Contains two copies of the prospectus for the Collected Poems of Desmond Egan, and one printed copy of the Introduction, by Desmond Egan, of Marcel Marceau From The Wings, by Brian Bourke.

Box 2 Folder 11
Clippings
Photocopies
Date span: 1982 to 1984
Contents: Contains photocopies of press clippings about Desmond Egan.



Box 2 Folder 12
ERA
Issues 1 to 3
Date span: Spring 1974, undated
Contents: Contains the first three issues of the review Era, edited by Desmond Egan.

Box 2 Folder 13
ERA
Issues 4 to 6
Date span: 1978, 1980, 1982
Contents: Contains issues 4, 5, and 6 of the review Era, edited by Desmond Egan.


Box 2 Folder 14
Cassette Recordings
Four Cassette Tapes
Date span: 1972, 1984
Contents: Contains one cassette recording of "Selected Poems" read by Desmond Egan, two interviews from RTE, a talk with Samuel Beckett, and a recording of the 1972 performance of "Journey."

Box 3

Box 3 Folder 1
John McCormack Centennial Poster
Limited Edition Poster #37 of 110, Signed
Date span: 1984
Contents: Contains one copy of a limited edition poster celebrating the Centennial of John McCormack. The poster shows a drawing by Charles Cullen, together with a poem by Desmond Egan. The poster is signed by both artists. Also includes plastic cover.


Box 3 Folder 2
Poster Poems
Four Posters and One Photocopy of Poster
Date span: 1974 to 1985
Contents: Contains posters with the following poems by Egan: "Needing the Sea, "Brother Sister Chile, "Requiem," and signed poster: "For Father Romano On His 45th Birthday." Also contains a photocopy of a poster with the poem "For Patrick Farrell...."


Box 3 Folder 3
Poetry Calendars
Four Calendars with One Poem Each by Desmond Egan
Date span: 1975, 1976, 1983, 1985
Contents: Contains four illustrated calendars, each containing one poem by Desmond Egan.

Box 3 Folder 4
Oversize Clippings
Photocopies
Date span: 1972 to 1985
Contents: Contains photocopies of newspaper articles and reviews concerning Desmond Egan.


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