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George A. Birmingham papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection MS-1991-007: George A. Birmingham papers


  • Creation: 1905-probably 1948

Scope and Contents

Includes original manuscripts of two works: A Sea Battle(published 1948), and Laura's Bishop(published 1949). Also includes correspondence to Alfred Perceval Graves.


Language of Materials

In English.

Restrictions on access

Collection is 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 / Historical

Irish novelist, playwright, and humorist, George A. Birmingham is the pseudonym of Canon James Owen Hannay. Hannay was born in Belfast and attended Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained a priest of the Church of Ireland in 1889. Birmingham began to publish political novels in 1905; many later novels were humorous in nature. He died in London.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 container)


Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time. A portion of the collection was acquired from the City of Boston Archives in 1991, with one manuscript, "Laura's Bishop," originally acquired from Emerald Isle Books.

George A. Birmingham Papers
1905-probably 1948
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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