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Collection Details


Collection Name: Seán O'Faoláin Letters to John and Mary Marshall
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/ofaolet.htm
Dates Spanned: 1930-1958
Description: Irish author Seán O'Faoláin was born John Francis Whelanon February 22, 1900, in County Cork, Ireland. In 1918, while a student at University College at Cork of National University of Ireland, O'Faoláin embraced Irish nationalism, joined the Irish Volunteers, and changed his name to its Gaelic equivalent. O'Faoláin fought in the Irish Revolution from 1918-1921, and served as the director of publicity for the Irish Republican Army in 1923. During this period of Irish social and political upheaval O'Faoláin began to write.
Broad Subjects: Biography; Politics; Wars and Conflicts
ASP Subjects: Ireland; Ireland--History--1910-1921; Ireland--History--20th century; Ireland--Social conditions; Letters
Collection Code: OHC0004876