Guide to the Alice Stopford Green letter, 13 October, 1911


The Irish historian Alice Stopford Green writes to an unidentified editor or publisher to decline an invitation to write an article on Irish Americans for an upcoming publication.

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Alice Stopford Green letter
Green, Alice Stopford, 1848-1929
0.1 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Materials in English

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Green writes to an unidentified male editor or publisher ("Dear Sir"), to decline his invitation to write an article for a forthcoming book. She writes that she is "overwhelmed by work this winter," and that "the subject of the American Irish is almost unknown to me and it would need a considerable time and reading to write anything worthy of your insertion." In conclusion, she writes that she is "keeping in view the idea of getting some work done which may draw attention to your publications." Written on letterhead: 36 Grosvenor Road, Westminster.

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Letter, 13 October, 1911

Historical Note

Alice Stopford Green (1847-1929) was an Irish historian, activist, and politician. A native of County Meath, Green was an active participant in the Irish nationalist movement, as well as in the movement against English colonial policies in Africa. She was one of the first women elected to the Irish Senate in 1922. Her home in Dublin where she spent the last ten years of her life served as as an intellectual hub. Green is the author of eight history books, including In The Making of Ireland and its Undoing (1908), which is credited with contradicting the English belief that there was no native Irish civilization. Her book Irish Nationality (1911), was published on the cusp of the birth of the Irish Republic.

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The Alice Stopford Green letter was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

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Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0550-LUBMSS240