Prison diary of Joseph Campbell Poiblí Deposited

Prison diary of Joseph Campbell

Cód seilf/Uimhir thagartha
  • IE TCD MS 10173/1
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Dáta a cruthaíodh
  • end 18-02-1923
  • start 30-08-1922
  • IE TCD MS 10173/1 is a notebook containing the first part of a prison diary kept by the poet Joseph Campbell. A chronology of Campbell’s internment up to his removal to Kildare is provided on the inside of the front cover.The diary begins with general observations and literary quotations before settling into a chronological record. Includes outline of two sketches later developed as I'll go with the leaves (p18) and Baile na Marbh (p. 23). Date range: 30 August 1922-18 February 1923.Campbell was born on 15 July 1879 in Belfast, the son of William Henry Campbell (d. 1900, a Catholic nationalist building-contractor) and his wife Catherine. He was a brother of the artist John Campbell. He collaborated with Herbert Hughes on Songs of Uladh (1904), written to traditional Irish airs (arranged by Herbert Hughes), and Campbell supplied the words for 'My Lagan Love'. He moved to London in 1906 where he worked as an English teacher for London County Council Schools, and served as Secretary to the Irish Literary Society, London. He assisted Eleanor Hull in the Irish Texts Society. Campbell married Nancy Maude, daughter of Col. Aubrey Maude of the Cameronian Highlanders in 1910 and returned to Ireland. His play Judgement was performed in the Abbey Theatre in 1912. He acted as publicist and recruiter for the Irish Volunteers and engaged in rescue-work during 1916 Easter Rising; he was interned during 1922-23. His marriage failed and he left Ireland to settle in New York, 1925-1939 where he founded the School of Irish Studies in 1925; the Irish Foundation, 1931; and re-established and edited The Irish Review, 1934. Campbell returned to Wicklow in 1939 where he died in June 1944. He was caricatured by James Joyce as 'Mountainy Mutton' in 'Gas from a Burner'.IE TCD MS 10173/1 forms part of the Papers of Joseph Campbell collection, found at IE TCD MSS 10171-10246.
Teideal bailiúcháin
  • Papers of Joseph Campbell
  • The Papers of Joseph Campbell were dispersed at the time of his death but have been reassembled. They were acquired at intervals between February 1986 and April 1987 from Mrs Eilís Dillon (through Ms Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin) and separately from the poet's sons Flann Campbell and Simon Campbell. They were then amalgamated and catalogued as one collection.
Cineál acmhainne
  • ink
  • paper (fiber product)
  • Irish
Aitheantóir Oibiachta Digití
  • MS10173-1_001
  • 0110711


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