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Seán O'Faolain/Major Gerald Fox Collection: Home

About the Collection

Collection Ref.:             IE BL/L/GF
Title:                            Seán O'Faolain/Major Gerald Fox Collection
Dates:                           1949 - 1959
Level of description:    File
Extent:                          248 items
 
Administrative History:
These archives were donated to UCC Library by Edmund (Eddie) Fox, the son of Major Fox, in March 2009.
 
Biographical History: 
The Irish writer Seán O’Faolain corresponded with Major Gerald F. Fox (Town Clerk), Tenby, Wales, during the former’s research on his work Newman’s Way: The Odyssey of John Henry Newman (1952). Newman’s younger brother Charles Robert Newman had resided in Tenby for over 25 years and is buried there.

Content: 

The papers consist of two files containing correspondence between O’Faolain and Fox. There is a number of newspapers cuttings and articles by O’Faolain from The Listener and The Observer. During the course of correspondence both men formed a friendship and corresponded a number years after the book was published.

Access & Use

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Email: specialcollectionsarchives@ucc.ie

Finding Aid: File description (see separate tab above, next to 'Home' tab)

Additional Collection Information

Language: English

Copyright: UCC Library

Collection Image

 Seán O'Faolain/Major Gerald Fox Correspondence