Series 1
Correspondence, 1964-2016
Boxes 1-4, 20-21

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of Seamus Deane's correspondence from 1964-2009. The correspondence is divided into alphabetical and chronological. Alphabetical correspondence includes correspondence between Deane and other prominent Irish writers and critics, while chronological correspondence consists of more commonplace correspondence with universities, publishers, agents, students, and others. Of particular interest is Deane's forty-year correspondence with Seamus Heaney. Deane also corresponded extensively with fellow Field Day directors Brian Friel and Tom Paulin regarding the operations of the Field Day Theatre Company. Other notable correspondents include poets Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Montague, and Paul Muldoon; authors John Banville and Colum McCann; and literary critics Terry Eagleton, Roy Foster, and Edna Longley. Drafts of poems included with letters to Deane have been left with the letters they pertain to.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical and chronological order.

Scope and Content Note The series consists of Seamus Deane's correspondence from 1964-2009. The correspondence is divided into alphabetical and chronological. Alphabetical correspondence includes correspondence between Deane and other prominent Irish writers and critics, while chronological correspondence consists of more commonplace correspondence with universities, publishers, agents, students, and others. Of particular interest is Deane's forty-year correspondence with Seamus Heaney. Deane also corresponded extensively with fellow Field Day directors Brian Friel and Tom Paulin regarding the operations of the Field Day Theatre Company. Other notable correspondents include poets Michael Longley, Derek Mahon, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Montague, and Paul Muldoon; authors John Banville and Colum McCann; and literary critics Terry Eagleton, Roy Foster, and Edna Longley. Drafts of poems included with letters to Deane have been left with the letters they pertain to.
Alphabetical correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 Banville, John, 1982-1996
1 2 Carson, Ciaran, 1977
1 3 Dawe, Gerald, 1974-1987
1 4 Donoghue, Denis, 1966-2005
1 5 Eagleton, Terry, 1986-1989
1 6 Ellman, Richard, 1982-1983
1 7 Fallon, Peter, 1976-2008
1 8 Foster, Roy, 1991-2003
1 9 Friel, Brian, undated
1 10 Friel, Brian, 1970s
1 11 Friel, Brian, 1980s
1 12 Friel, Brian, 1990s
1 13 Friel, Brian, 2000s [1]
21 2 Friel, Brian, 2000s [2]
21 3 Friel, Brian, 2000s [3]
20 1 Heaney, Seamus, Undated
20 2 Heaney, Seamus, 1964-1995
20 3 Heaney, Seamus, 1996-2007
21 1 Heaney, Seamus, 2010
1 14 Jameson, F.R., 1993-2000
1 15 Johnson, Jennifer, undated
1 16 Kearney, Richard, 1978-1994
1 17 Kennelly, Brandon, 1978, 1990
1 18 Kilroy, Thomas, undated
1 19 Kilroy, Thomas, 1972-2005
1 20 Kinsella, Thomas, 1970-2001
2 1 Longley, Edna, 1979-1997
2 2 Longley, Michael, 1974-2003
2 3 Mahon, Derek, 1976-1991
2 4 McCann, Colum, 1999
2 5 McGuckian, Medbh, 1995-2001
2 6 Montague, John, 1966-1988
2 7 Montieth, Charles, 1969-1981
2 8 Muldoon, Paul, 1974-2003
2 9 Ni Chuilleanain, Eilean, 1975
2 10 O'Brien, Edna, undated
2 11 O'Driscoll, Denis, 1987, 2002
2 12 O'Faolain, Nuala, 1977
2 13 O'Grady, Desmond, 1988
2 14 O' Searcaigh, Cathal, undated
2 15 Ormsby, Frank, 1974-1985
2 16 Paulin, Tom, 1979-2009
2 17 Said, Edward, 1988-1991
2 18 Simmons, James, 1975-1983
Chronological correspondence
2 19 Undated
2 20 1961-1969
2 21 1970-1972
3 1 1973-1975
3 2 1976-1977
3 3 1978-1979
3 4 1980-1982
3 5 1983-1985
3 6 1986-1987
3 7 1988-1989
4 1 1990-1995
4 2 1996
4 3 1997
4 4 1998-1999
4 5 2000-2008
21 4 2013-2016
4 6 Greeting cards
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