White, Terence de Vere (1912-1994)
Scope:
The Terence de Vere White collection consists of manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, printed material, and other material.

Manuscripts by Terence de Vere White include examples of his fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.  Fiction includes An Affair with the Moon (1959); The Remainderman (1963); Lucifer Falling (1966); Tara (1967); The Lambert Mile (1969); The March Hare (1970); Mr. Stephen (1971); The Anglo-Irish (1972); The Radish Memoirs (1974); "Lunch with Tom," from Big Fleas and Little Fleas and Other Stories (1976); Chimes At Midnight: Twelve Stories (1977); Birds of Prey (1980); and "Muriel Brandt" for Chat Show (1987).  Non-fiction includes The Road of Excess (portraits and illustrations, 1946); Kevin O’Higgins (1948); Leinster (1948); A Leaf From the Yellow Book (1957), along with a photograph of the book’s subject, his aunt, George Egerton (Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright); The Parents of Oscar Wilde (1967); and The Anglo-Irish (1972).  Stage plays by White include Boswell in Bed; Dividedness Ten; and a theatrical adaptation of The Remainderman. Pieces of White’s short fiction include "Dinner with the Dean," "The Mirror," "A Xmas Idyll," "The Pilgrim Sister," "The Prince Obsessed," and others.  Other writings by White include book reviews, sketches, fragments, diary pages, and other items.  In addition, There are several notes and comments on De Vere White and his writings, as well as other writings by various authors.

There are a number of notebooks in the collection related to both personal and professional matters. Some are related to teaching; some are related to specific novels and other writing projects.

There is a voluminous amount of correspondence in the de Vere White collection. General correspondence runs from 1940 to 1972.  There are also several letters from the painter Jack Butler Yeats, brother of the poet William Butler Yeats (1931-1948).  There are letters from White in response to solicitations while he served as Auditor for the Trinity College Historical Society (1932); these include letters from Lord Beaverbrook (William Aitken), John Buchan, John Galsworthy, John Maynard Keynes, Bertrand Russell, and Osbert Sitwell.  There is a large amount of business correspondence to White from a number of publishing houses, including John Murray VII (John Murray Publishers, 1957-1972); Chester Kerr (Yale University Press, 1971); Allen Lane (Director of Penguin Books, 1961-1969); Alfred Patrick Ryan (Editor of The Times, 1948-1971); Martin Secker (1957-1968); Victor Gollancz (1958-1972); Curtis Brown, Ltd. (1959-1971); Patrick Gregory (Gambit Publishers, Inc., 1966-1972); and Rupert Hart-Davis (1957-1972).  Other notable correspondents include Roger Angell, Samuel Beckett, John Betjeman, Cyril Connolly, Winston Churchill, Kenneth Clark, Compton McKenzie, James Mason, Nancy Mitford, Henry Moore, Conor Cruise O'Brien, V.S. Pritchett, David Rockefeller, Cecil Woodham-Smith, and Leonard Woolf, Padraic Colum, Peter Daubeny, Sonia Orwell, Pamela Travers,Vyvyan Holland, Stevie Smith, Rebecca West, Mary Lavin, Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble, Paul Theroux, Seamus Heaney, Mary McCarthy, among others, including several British and Irish politicians.

There are a number of undated photographs of friends of Terence de Vere White and other subjects.

Printed material includes proofs for The Distance and the Dark (1973), along with two dust jackets; book reviews for all of White's major novels from various publications, as well as articles by him (1959-1967); tear sheets from the serialization of Kevin O'Higgins as it appeared in The Sunday Independent (1948); miscellaneous news clippings and printed items (1952-1960); proofs for White's novels My Name is Norval (1978) and Tom Moore: A Biography of the Irish Poet (1977); issues of The Irish Times Newspaper (1959-1961); and clippings of White's articles (1932-1987).  Journals in the collection include Horizon (1942); The Irish Monthly (1946); Hermanthea (1947); and The Listener (1960). The collection also contains a number of reprints of articles by White (1954-1967), as well as several programs from productions at the Gate Theatre; and a sales catalog of Fine Irish Paintings and Drawings (1978).

Other material includes a number of files documenting White's participation on a number of committees, ranging from the National Library of Ireland (1973-1986) and the Board of Directors of the Dublin Gate Theatre (1976-1980) to the Dublin Theatre Festival (1975), the George Bernard Shaw Estate (1977-1987), and the National Gallery of Ireland (1971-1987); photographs; miscellaneous material regarding Trinity College Dublin (1929-1932); a White family genealogy; and a Certificate of Admission to Trinity College for Terence de Vere White (1928).
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Notable Figures
1. White, Terence De Vere
Associated Subjects
1. Journalism Subject Guide
2. Irish Collections Subject Guide
3. Irish literature – 20th century
4. Authors, Irish.