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Martyn, Edward, 1859-1923



  • Existence: 1859-01-30 - 1923-12-05


Edward Martyn was an Irish playwright and early republican political and cultural activist. From 1905-1908 he was the first president of Sinn Féin. Martyn, William Butler Yeats, and Lady Gregory met in 1896, and founded the Irish Literary Theatre together in 1899.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Boston College collection of Constance de Markievicz


The collection primarily consists of correspondence of Irish politician, revolutionary, nationalist, and suffragist Constance de Markiewicz. Also includes posthumous materials documenting the 150th anniversary of Markievicz's birth and more, including biographies, newspaper clippings, exhibit ephemera, a real estate catalog, and photographs.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: approximately 1868-2019; Majority of material found within 1892-1927