Series 1
Correspondence, 1972-2014
Box 1 - 16, 60 - 62 and 65

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence in the Derek Mahon papers dates from 1979 to 2014 (with gaps of 1985-1986 and 2008-2010) and is composed largely of incoming letters from friends, editors, publishers, and other literary associates. Also present are a small number of drafts of letters by Mahon himself. Most of this correspondence relates to the various literary projects that he was engaged in during these years. Prominent correspondents include Samuel Beckett, Sara Berkeley, Douglas Dunn, Peter Fallon, Brian Friel, Eamon Grennan, Seamus Heaney, Anthony Hecht, Aidan Higgins, Michael Longley, W.S. Merwin, John Montague, Brian Moore, Harold Pinter, and James Simmons. The collection also includes a number of letters written by Mahon to Dillon Johnstone at the Wake Forest University Press, Mahon's publisher in the United States.

Arrangement Note

Arranged chronologically when a date is known (in the absence of a date, postmarks have been used to file these letters). Undated letters are filed at the end of the series.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: selected correspondence is closed except with the permission of the letter writer.

Scope and Content Note The correspondence in the Derek Mahon papers dates from 1979 to 2014 (with gaps of 1985-1986 and 2008-2010) and is composed largely of incoming letters from friends, editors, publishers, and other literary associates. Also present are a small number of drafts of letters by Mahon himself. Most of this correspondence relates to the various literary projects that he was engaged in during these years. Prominent correspondents include Samuel Beckett, Sara Berkeley, Douglas Dunn, Peter Fallon, Brian Friel, Eamon Grennan, Seamus Heaney, Anthony Hecht, Aidan Higgins, Michael Longley, W.S. Merwin, John Montague, Brian Moore, Harold Pinter, and James Simmons. The collection also includes a number of letters written by Mahon to Dillon Johnstone at the Wake Forest University Press, Mahon's publisher in the United States.
Box Folder Content
1 1 1972-1979
1 2 1980
1 3 1981
1 4 1982 January-May
1 5 1982 June-August
1 6 1982 September-December
1 7 1983 January-May
1 8 1983 June-December
1 9 1984 January-February
1 10 1984 March-April
1 11 1984 May-June
1 12 1984 July
1 13 Undated letters (1979-1984)
1 14 Enclosures (1979-1984)
65 6 1985-1986
1 15 1987
1 16 1988
1 17 1989
1 18 1990 January-May
1 19 1990 June-October
2 1 1990 November-December
2 2 1991 January
2 3 1991 February
2 4 1991 March
2 5 1991 April
2 6 1991 May
2 7 1991 June-July
2 8 1991 August
2 9 1991 September-October
3 1 1991 November-December
3 2 1992 January-February
3 3 1992 March-April
3 4 1992 May-August
3 5 1992 September-October
3 6 1992 November
3 7 1992 December
3 8 1993 January
3 9 1993 February
3 10 1993 March
4 1 1993 April
4 2 1993 May
4 3 1993 June
4 4 1993 July
4 5 1993 August
4 6 1993 September
4 7 1993 October 1-20
4 8 1993 October 21-31
4 9 1993 November
5 1 1993 December 1-20
5 2 1993 December 20-31 and circa 1993
5 3 1994 January
5 4 1994 February
5 5 1994 March
5 6 1994 April
5 7 1994 May
5 8 1994 June 1-7
6 1 1994 June 8-30
6 2 1994 July
6 3 1994 August
6 4 1994 September
6 5 1994 October
6 6 1994 November
6 7 1994 December
6 8 1994 December and circa 1994
6 9 1995 January-March
7 1 1995 April-May
7 2 1995 June-August
7 3 1995 September-October
7 4 1995 November-December
7 5 Circa 1995
7 6 1996 January-February
8 1 1996 March-April
8 2 1996 May-June
8 3 1996 July-October
8 4 1996 November-December and circa 1996
8 5 1997 January-March
9 1 1997 April-June
9 2 1997 July-September
9 3 1997 October-November
9 4 1997 December
9 5 Circa 1997
9 6 1998 January-February
10 1 1998 March-May
10 2 1998 June-August
10 3 1998 September-November
10 4 1998 December and circa 1998
10 5 1999 January
11 1 1999 February-April
11 2 1999 May-June
11 3 1999 July-September
11 4 1999 October-December and circa 1999
11 5 2000 January-April
11 6 2000 May-June
12 1 2000 July-August
12 2 2000 September-December and circa 2000
12 3 2001 January-April
12 4 2001 May-August
12 5 2001 September-December and circa 2001
12 6 2002 January-May
65 7 2002 June-December
13 1 2003 January-August
13 2 2003 September-December
13 3 2004 January-March
13 4 2004 April-August
13 5 2004 September-December and circa 2004
13 6 2005 January-April
13 7 2005 May-October
14 1 2005 November-December and circa 2005
14 2 2006 January-March
14 3 2006 April-July
14 4 2006 August-December and circa 2006
14 5 2007 January-March
14 6 2007 April-July
14 7 2007 August-December and circa 2007
60 1 2010-2011
60 2 2012 January-February
60 3 2012 April-June
60 4 2012 July-August
60 5 2012 September-October
60 6 2012 November-December
60 7 2013 January-April
60 8 May-June
61 1 2013 July-September
61 2 2013 October-December
61 3
61 4 2014 April-June
61 5 July-October
14a 1 Undated correspondence
14a 2 Undated correspondence
14a 3 Undated correspondence
65 8 Undated correspondence
14a 4 Undated correspondence, circa 2000-2006
14a 5 Undated correspondence, circa 2000-2002
14a 6 Undated correspondence, circa 2002-2007
61 6 Undated correspondence, circa 2012-2014 [1 of 2]
61 7 Undated correspondence, circa 2012-2014 [2 of 2]
14a 7 Fragment of letter from DM to unknown correspondent
15 1 Miscellaneous Christmas and birthday cards
15 2 Miscellaneous Christmas and birthday cards, undated
15 3 Miscellaneous Christmas and birthday cards, 2000-2006
62 1 Miscellaneous Christmas and birthday cards, 2012-2014
15 4 Correspondence from DM's children
62 2 Correspondence from DM's children, 2012-2014
15 5 Invitations 1994-1995
15 6 Invitations 1996-1997
15 7 Invitations 1998
16 1 Invitations 1999
16 2 Invitations 2000-2001
16 3 Invitations 2002-2003
16 4 Invitations 2004-2006
16 5 Invitations, 2007
16 6 Invitations, undated
16 7 Invitations, circa 2000-2006
62 3 Invitations, 2012-2014
16 8 Correspondence between Wake Forest University Press and Derek Mahon, 1976-1990
16 9 Correspondence between Wake Forest University Press and Derek Mahon, undated
v1.11.0-dev