Series 1
Correspondence, circa 1902-1950
Box 1: folders 1-17

Scope and Content Note

This series includes ten letters written by Maud Gonne between 1902 and 1950; also present are four letters from her father, Thomas Gonne, written while serving in India. See also Series 3: Research Files of Conrad Balliet for additional photocopied correspondence.

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically, with undated correspondence filed at the end of the series.

Scope and Content Note This series includes ten letters written by Maud Gonne between 1902 and 1950; also present are four letters from her father, Thomas Gonne, written while serving in India. See also Series 3: Research Files of Conrad Balliet for additional photocopied correspondence.
Dated correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 Maud Gonne to "My Darling Sister" [Kathleen], ALS, [1902], 3 pages. Re: her decision to become Catholic and to marry John MacBride
1 2 Maud Gonne to "My own little sister" [Kathleen], ALS, [1902], 6 pages. Re: thoughts on her upcoming marriage to John MacBride
1 3 Maud Gonne to "Darling sister" [Kathleen], ALS, [1902?], 2 pages. Re: her plans to marry John MacBride and her feelings for "Willie Yeats"
1 4 Maud Gonne to "Sister mine" [Kathleen], ALS, [Summer 1903?], 3 pages. Re: daily life in Colleville, France, thanks for recent gifts, and her pregnancy.
1 5 Maud Gonne to Madame [Daupier?], ACS [1903?]
1 6 Maud Gonne to "Mon rat aimee" [Iseult], AL, [191?], 3 pages
1 7 Maud Gonne to Mr. Grogan, AL, 18 May 1939, 3 pages. Re: seeking relief for Mr. and Mrs. James Joseph Dever, after he took part in the mutiny of the Connaught Rangers in India.
1 8 Maud Gonne to [French press], TLS [in French], [29 May 1939], on Political Prisoners' Committee, stationary, 2 pages. Re: Written in Paris, on behalf of the Political Prisoners' Committee, Gonne seeks the assistance of the French press to highlight the plight of Irish political prisoners.
1 9 Maud Gonne to "My beautiful Green Eyes" [Thora Forrester, Maud Gonne's niece], ALS, 2 November 1939, 2 pages. Re: her affection for her niece, her changes to a recent article on "Willie" Yeats, and war-time hardships
1 10 Maud Gonne to Thora Forrester, envelope [letter missing], 26 May 1942
1 11 Maud Gonne to "Darlingest of Green Eyes" [Thora Forrester], AL, 18 September 1942, 2 pages with envelope. Re: family members' health, and her own childhood asthma.
1 12 Maud Gonne to "My own little Green Eyes" [Thora Forrester], AL, 28 December 1948, 4 pages with envelope
1 13 Maud Gonne to "My darling little Green Eyes" [Thora Forrester], ALS, 13 December 1950, 4 pages with envelope. Re: affection for her niece, her wishes to see Glendalough become a center for Irish art, her own old age, and an upcoming radio broadcast
Undated correspondence
1 14 [Thomas Gonne] to "My dearest Bru," ALS, 5 March n.y., 2 pages. Re: his "forced absence," the weather in India, horses, and his bruised leg
1 15 [Thomas Gonne] to "My dearest Bru," ALS, 12 November n.y., 2 pages
1 16 [Thomas Gonne] to "My dearest Lamb," ALS, 19 December n.y., 2 pages
1 17 [Thomas Gonne] to "My dearest Lamb," ALS, December n.y., 2 pages
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