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The Book of Cáit ní Dhuibhir: manuscript

 Collection — Shared box: 1393
Collection MS-2004-089: The Book of Cáit ní Dhuibhir: manuscript


  • Creation: 1920

Scope and Contents

A calligraphed manuscript containing thirteen poems by Moirin Cheavasa. Each poem was written out by the hand of calligrapher Liam O Duinn. Several pages contain handwritten corrections by Colm O Lochlainn. Both the cover of the manuscript and the enclosure bear the logo of the Three Candles Press. The item was exhibited as an illuminated manuscript at Seventh Exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Society in Dublin in 1925.


Language of Materials

In English.

Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical Note

Irish author. Moirin Cheavasa was born in Pinner, England of Anglo-Irish ancestry. She moved to Ireland in 1907 and enrolled in Ballingeary College. She married Claude Cheavasa and lived in Galway in 1917 and was received into the Catholic Church in 1935. They maintained an Irish-speaking household. Her literary output besides poetry included fiction, drama, and biography.


1 Volumes : 10 leaves ; 21 x 25 cm


Purchased from De Búrca Rare Books in 2005.

Materials Specific Details

Also includes a hand-made enclosure for the manuscript and a ticket from the seventh Arts and Craft Society Exhibition.

The Book of Cáit ní Dhuibhir: Manuscript
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States