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Repository: William D. McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi

Creator: Patrick Mahony

Collection Number: M11

Title: Mahony (Patrick) Collection

Dates: 1923-1978

Quantity: 1.25 cubic foot

Abstract: Patrick Mahony was born February 11, 1911 in London, England.  He moved to the United States as a child and lived much of his life in California.  In addition to being an author and lecturer, Mahony was a literary assistant to both Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck and English-Irish poet and Fantasy writer Lord Dunsany.  Mahony said that, as an author, his central inspiration as a writer was the country of Ireland.  His own writing sometimes involved issues of psychic phenomena and occult study. 

Sources
Contents of the Collection
Patrick Mahony Case File

Related Material:

M12 Maurice Maeterlinck Collection

Container List:

 

Box 1

Folder 1           Publication: The Roman Forum—Official Publication of the Associated Forums Ltd. (1951)

Folder 2           Promotional documents related to Patrick Mahony’s Maeterlinck lecture, and associated papers (n.d.)

Folder 3           Musical Scores: The Judgement, music by Eugene Zador, lyrics by Patrick Mahony (1972) and Three Irish Songs: Cradle Song, music by Arnold Bax, words by Padraig Colm (n.d.)

Folder 4           Publications: Coranto, USC libraries (1971 and 1974)

Folder 5           Publication: The Opera Journal (1974)

Folder 6           Literature related documents: “Selected Wit and Humor” and “Holloway on Synge’s Last Days” (n.d.)

Folder 7           Research copies related to Mahony’s writing and scholarship (n.d.)

Folder 8           Master proof: It’s Better in America by Patrick Mahony (1963)

Folder 9           Manuscript: It’s Better in America by Patrick Mahony (1963)

Folder 10         Manuscript copy: It’s Better in America by Patrick Mahony (1963)

Folder 11         Manuscript: Chapter 3 of Mahony book on Ireland (n.d.)

Folder 12         Newspaper and publication articles and reviews by Patrick Mahony (1972-1978)

Folder 13         Newspaper and publication articles collected by Patrick Mahony (1923-1974)

Folder 14         Writings and papers related to Maurice Maeterlinck (n.d.-1974)

Folder 15        Manuscript: Poem: “A Little Ode on the passing of Lord Dunsany” (1974)

Folder 16        Manuscript: “Death of Maeterlinck” article by Patrick Mahony (1949)

Folder 17        Photocopies of correspondence (1946-1978)

Folder 18        Correspondence (1962-1978)

Folder 19         Correspondence (1931-1959)

Folder 20         Miscellaneous items (1954-1963)

 

Box 2

Item:                Manuscript: Nancy: An Opera in Four Acts by Patrick Mahony and Charles W. Gallagher

Item:                Manuscript: Behind the Emerald Curtain: The Memoirs of Honorable David Gray, Compiled and Edited by Shirley Thomas

 

Box 3

            Folder 1           Enclosures 1-10

            Folder 2           Enclosures 11-20

            Folder 3           Enclosures 21-38

            Folder 4           Enclosures 39-55

            Folder 5           Enclosures 56-72

            Folder 6           Enclosures 73-83

            Folder 7           Enclosures 84-99

            Folder 8           Enclosures 100-120

            Folder 9           Enclosures 121-132

            Folder 10         Enclosures 133-146

            Folder 11         Enclosures 147-161

            Folder 12         Enclosures 148-179

            Folder 13         Enclosures 180-193

 

Enclosure Number

Book Title

Enclosure Description

1

The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle PR6025.A124 U5

Letter from author

2

All for Hecuba by Michael MacLiammoir  PN2601 .M3

Letter from author, postcard

3

Children of the Rainbow by Bryan MacMahon PR6025.A277 C48 1952

Letter from author

4

The Story of the Irish Race by Seumas MacManus  DA912 .M32 1944

Letters from author

5

Memories and Letters of Gustav Mahler by Alma Mahler  ML410.M23 W53 1946

Letter from author

6

The Magic of Maeterlinck by Patrick Mahony  PQ2625.A6 M3 1951

Picture and inscription by author (copy)

7

Abigayil by Rouben Mamoulian PZ7.M31214 Ab 1964

Pamphlet about author

8

A Trip to Texas by Kenneth Hopkins F391.2 .H58 1962

Letters from author

9

Witch’s Breed by Susan Nichols Pulsifer

Summary and editing information

10

Edward Elgar by Mrs. Richard Powell ML410.E41 P62 1949

Letter from Edward Elgar’s daughter

11

Evans of the Broke by Reginald Pound DA89.1.M6 P6 1963

Letter to Patrick Mahony from book collector (copy)

12

Stagecraft and Scene Design by Herbert Philippi PN2091.S8 P48

Letter to Patrick Mahony from book collector (copy)

13

Anaconda by Isaac Frederick Marcosson HD9539.C72 A656

Letter from author (copy)

14

Irish Stories and Plays by Paul Vincent Carroll  PR6005.A74 I7

Review clipping (copy)

15

Memoirs of a Star by Pola Negri  PN2287.N35 A3

Letter from author

16

The King’s Pilgrimage by Frank Fox  D639.D4 F6 1922

Certificate and picture

17

Distinguished Company by John Gielgud PN2598.G45 A3 1972

Joyce Introduction

18

Memoirs of 88 Years by Alexander Falconer Murison KD632.M87 A3 1935

Letters

19

Lord Dunsany by Hazel Littlefield PR6007.U6 Z85 1959

photo

20

Lord Dunsany by Hazel Littlefield PR6007.U6 Z85 1959

Newspaper clippings

21

Lord Dunsany by Hazel Littlefield PR6007.U6 Z85 1959

Letter from author

22

Today We Will Only Gossip by Beatrice Lady Glenavy ND497.G54 A2 1964

Newspaper clippings and inscription

23

European Skyways by Lowell Thomas TL540.T5 A3

Letter from author (copy)

24

The Show-off by George Kelly  PS3521.E425 S5 1924

Letter from author (copy)

25

The Show-off by George Kelly  PS3521.E425 S5 1924

Front cover picture (copy)

26

Lilacs and Swamp-pinks by Gladys Olmstead PS3529.L646 L55 1953

Preview text

27

Horrors by Drake Douglas PN1995.9.H6 D68 1967

Letter from collector (copy)

28

The Hyphenated Family by Hermann Hagedorn PS3515.A23 Z52 1960

Letter from author

29

Born Enthusiastic by Minna Coe  PS324 .C6 1967

Card and inscription (copy)

30

The Enchantress by Guy Bolton PS3503.O365 E53 1964

Inscription and clipping (copy)

31

Maurice Maeterlinck by Roger Bodart PQ2625.A6 B63 1960

Theater program (copy)

32

The Collected Poems of Sarah Churchill PR6053 .H8 1974

Inscription and clipping (copy)

33

Constance de Markievicz by Jacqueline Van Voris DA965.M35 V3 1967

Newspaper clippings (copy)

34

Constance de Markievicz by Jacqueline Van Voris DA965.M35 V3 1967

photo

35

Orientation Socialization and Individuation by Prynce Hopkins BF149 .H67 1963

Newpaper clippings (copy)

36

Young Heroes of Britain and Belgium by Kathleen Burke  D522.7 .B87 1921

Newspaper clippings and inscriptions (copy)

37

Young Heroes of Britain and Belgium by Kathleen Burke D522.7 .B87 1921

Letter from author

38

Young Heroes of Britain and Belgium by Kathleen Burke D522.7 .B87 1921

Letter from author

39

The Hyphenated Family by Hermann Hagedorn PS3515.A23 Z52 1960

Funeral program and magazine cut-out

40

The Measure of the Hours by Maurice Maeterlinck PQ2625.A4 M52 1907

Newspaper clippings (copy)

41

Wonder Healers of the Philippines by Harold Sherman RZ401 .S544 1967

Letter from author

42

Demi-Paradise by Jasper Rootham  CT788.R566 A3 1960

Letter from author (copy)

43

A Friend in Fantasy by Rudolph Schirmer PS3569.C35x F75x

Magazine review (copy)

44

The Psychic World of California by David St Clair BF1434.U6 S23 1972

Letters from author

45

Lennox Robinson by Michael J. Oneill PR6035.O56 Z77

Letter from author

46

Lennox Robinson by Michael J. Oneill PR6035.O56 Z77

Review of book (copy)

47

Far Flight of Love by Robert Raynolds  PS3535.A974 F37 1957

Letter from author

48

Letters to Molly by John Millington Synge PR5533.A46 O5 1971

Newspaper article (copy)

49

Letters to Molly by John Millington Synge PR5533.A46 O5 1971

Play schedule

50

Letters to Molly by John Millington Synge PR5533.A46 O5 1971

Letter to Mahony

51

Letters to Molly by John Millington Synge PR5533.A46 O5 1971

Article copy

52

Scholars and Gypsies by Walter Starkie CT808.S8 A3

Book review (copy)

53

Tolbecken by Samuel Shellabarger PS3537.H64 T65x

Book review (copy)

54

Spain by Sacheverell Sitwell DP42 .S665 1950

Letter from author

55

Ireland’s Stand by Eamon de Valera DA965.D4 A52 1946

Letter to Mahony

56

Lord Chesterfield by Samuel Shellabarger DA501.C5 S52

Newspaper article (copy)

57

Soldiers of Fortune by John Glubb  DT96 .G57 1973

Letter from author (copy)

58

Soldiers of Fortune by John Glubb  DT96 .G57 1973

Book review

59

It’s an Old Irish Custom by Olivia Robertson DA925 .R57 1953b

Newspaper article (copy)

60

Maeterlinck’s Dogs by Georgette Leblanc-Maeterlinck QL795.D6 L4 1919

Photograph of Georgette Leblanc

61

Laughing Stock by Bennett Cerf PN6161 .C3975 1945

Letter from attorney

62

One-man Show by Tiffany Thayer PS3539.H176 O54 1942

Letter from publisher

63

Inventers de Lumiere by Robert de Ransart PQ2635.A4 I58 1948

Note in French

64

Bird in the Bush by Kenneth Rexroth PS3535.E923 B5

Letter from author (copy)

65

The Ugly Duchess by Lion Feuchtwanger  PT2611.E85 U47 1927

Picture of Duchess (copy)

66

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel PT2647.E77 V52 1934

Letter from Alma Mahler

67

Byron’s Daughter by Catherine Turney PR4382 .T85

Book review

68

Wild Geese Calling by Stewart Edward White PZ7.M955 Wi 1966

Profile by Mahony

69

The Summer Meadows by Robert Nathan PS3527.A74 S86 1973

Letter from author, return letter

70

Mirandolina by Carlo Goldoni  PQ4694.L5 E5 1924

Picture (copy)

71

Mirandolina by Carlo Goldoni PQ4694.L5 E5 1924

Book plate

72

Bulles Bleues by Maurice Maeterlinck PQ2625 .A59 1948

Letter from author

73

Going Native by Oliver St John Gogarty PR6013.O28 G6 1940

Magazine excerpt

74

Going Native by Oliver St John Gogarty PR6013.O28 G6 1940

Letter from author

75

Lesbia Brandon (Swinburne) by Randolph Hughes PR5510 .L4 1952

Letter to Mahony

76

The Red Mass by Valentine Williams PR6045.I5464 W43 1925

Letter to Mahony

77

Watchers of the Sky by Alfred Noyes PR6027.O8 W3 1922

Letter from author

78

The Magnificient Idler PS3231 .R6

Articles (copy)

79

Tales of War by Lord Dunsany  PR6007.U6 T3 1918

Article (copy)

80

Munster and the City of Cork DA990.M8 H3 1964

Book review (copy)

81

Munster and the City of Cork DA990.M8 H3 1964

Letter from author (copy)

82

Munster and the City of Cork DA990.M8 H3 1964

Newspaper article (copy)

83

Francis Chichester by Anita Leslie GV812.5.C45 L47 1975

Article (copy)

84

Francis Chichester by Anita Leslie GV812.5.C45 L47 1975

Letter from author (copy)

85

Francis Chichester by Anita Leslie GV812.5.C45 L47 1975

Letter to Mahony

86

The Marlborough House Set by A Leslie DA533 .L57 1973

Newspaper article (copy)

87

The Marlborough House Set by A Leslie DA533 .L57 1973

Newspaper article (copy)

88

The Marlborough House Set by A Leslie DA533 .L57 1973

Newspaper article (copy)

89

The Marlborough House Set by A Leslie DA533 .L57 1973

Letter from author

90

The Queen Mother’s Family Story by James Wentworth Day  DA585.A2 D3 1967

Invitation to Buckingham Palace (copy)

91

A Treasury of Irish Folklore by Padraic Colum  GR153.5 .C65 1967

Newspaper article about author (copy)

92

Lord Dunsany by Mark Amory PR6007.U6 Z56 1972

Telegram and articles (copy)

93

Lord Dunsany by Mark Amory PR6007.U6 Z56 1972

Letter from author and picture (copy)

94

Drivin Woman by Elizabeth Pickett Chevalier  PS3505.H7194x D74

Letter from author

95

Arthritis can be Cured by Bernard Aschner RC933 .A7

Letter from author

96

An Unfinished Life by Ruth St. Denis GV1785.S3 A3 1939b

Letters from author (copy)

97

The Story of Cheerio by Charles K Field  PN1991.4.F54 A3 1936

Picture copy

98

Moytura by Padraic Colum  PR6005.O38 M69 1963

Letter from author and play cast card

99

Crabbed youth & Age by Lennox Robinson PR6035.O56 C66 1924

Letter from author

100

I was James the Second’s Queen by Bryan Bevan  DA450 .B47 1963

Letter from author (copy)

101

A Proper Job by Brian Aherne  PN2287.A44 A3

Letter addressing the book (copy)

102

At Home by William Plomer  PR6031.L7 A86 1958

Letter to from Mahony to Plomer

103

At Home by William Plomer PR6031.L7 A86 1958

Letter from Plomer to Mahony

104

At Home by William Plomer PR6031.L7 A86 1958

Newspaper articles (copy)

105

Celebrations by William Plomer PR6031.L7 C4 1972

Article clipping (copy)

106

Whatever Happened to Hollywood? By Jesse Lasky, Jr. PS3523.A735 Z52 1975

Clippings and inscription (copy)

107

The Path of Vision by Bessie Mona Lasky  N7632 .L37 1945

Letter from author and inscription (copy)

108

The Path of Vision by Bessie Mona Lasky N7632 .L37 1945

USM Symphonic Band program 1974

109

Curtain Up by Lennox Robinson  PR6035.O56 Z52 1942

Magazine picture of Abbey Troupers (copy)

110

Curtain Up by Lennox Robinson  PR6035.O56 Z52 1942

Letter from author

111

Unhappy Far-Off Things by Lord Dunsany D548 .D8

Postcard (copy)

112

Unhappy Far-Off Things by Lord Dunsany D548 .D8

Letter from Dunsany to Mahony (copy)

113

As Music and Splendour by Kate O’Brien PR6029.B65 A87

Newspaper obit for author (copy)

114

Napoleon by Emil Ludwig  DC203 .L85 1943

Letter from author (copy)

115

Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey DA554 .S7 1921

Photocopy of document signed by Queen Victoria to P. Mahony’s father

116

Whatever Happened to Hollywood? By Jesse Lasky  PS3523.A735 Z52 1975

Letters to Mahony

117

With Lawrence in Arabia by Lowell Thomas D566.L45 T53 1920z

Pictures and bookplate (copy)

118

Happiness Always by Margaret Moore Jacobs BR1725.J32 A35 1957

Letter from author

119

Happiness Always by Margaret Moore Jacobs BR1725.J32 A35 1957

Author bio, signed

120

The Secret of a Happy Life by Margaret Moore Jacobs BR1725.J32 A3 1952

Cards from author

121

The Saints that Moved the World by Rene Fulop-Miller  BX4655 .F9 1945

Picture of author and Mahony (copy)

122

Sir by Mildred Cram PS3505.R2184 S57 1973

Article clipping (copy)

123

Sir by Mildred Cram PS3505.R2184 S57 1973

Letter from author

124

As I remember by Arthur Bliss ML410.B644 A3 1970

Picture of Francis Bliss (copy)

125

As I remember by Arthur Bliss ML410.B644 A3 1970

Article about Arthur Bliss (copy)

126

As I remember by Arthur Bliss ML410.B644 A3 1970

Article about Arthur Bliss (copy)

127

As I remember by Arthur Bliss ML410.B644 A3 1970

Letter from author

128

A Biographer’s Notebook by Hector Bolitho CT119 .B63 1950a

Letter from author

129

Older People by Hector Bolitho  PR6003.O46 O5 1935b

Letter from author

130

Older People by Hector Bolitho  PR6003.O46 O5 1935b

Projected piece on The Duke of Windsor

131

Far From Humdrum by William Charles Crocker KD632.C757 A3 1967

Letter from author

132

A Song of Sixpence by AJ Cronin  PR6005.R68 S59x

Article copy

133

Mirage Water by Lord Dunsany PR6007.U6 M57 1939

Letter from author

134

Mirage Water by Lord Dunsany PR6007.U6 M57 1939

Letter from B. Dunsany to Mrs Bliss

135

Mirage Water by Lord Dunsany PR6007.U6 M57 1939

Article clippings (copy)

136

Seven Modern Comedies by Lord Dunsany PR6007.U6 S5 1928

Article clipping (copy)

137

Henry Luce by John Kobler  PN4874.L76 K6 1968b

Greeting card (copy)

138

Henry Luce by John Kobler  PN4874.L76 K6 1968b

Letter to Mahony

139

Autumn Rose by Margery Lawrence  PR6023.A938 A98 1971

Letter from author

140

Dead End by Margery Lawrence PR6023.A938 D43 1962

Letter from author

141

The Yellow Triangle by Margery Lawrence PR6023.A938 Y45 1965

Letter from author

142

The Yellow Triangle by Margery Lawrence PR6023.A938 Y45 1965

Author inscription (copy)

143

The Whispering Gallery by John Lehmann PR6023.E4 Z52 1955b

Letter from author

144

The Ballad and the Source by Rosamond Lehmann PR6023.E42 B3 c.28000

Letter from author

145

Assignment in Utopia by Eugene Lyons  D413.L9 A3

Letter from author (copy)

146

The Irish Tangle by Shane Leslie DA912 .L46 1946

Newspaper clipping and note from author (copy)

147

The Tichborne Imposter by Geddes MacGregor KD372.T53 M33 1957

“Asking them Questions” edited by Richard Selby Wright

148

Tremendous Trifles by GK Chesterton PR4453.C4 T7 1909

Letter to Mahony (copy)

149

The Torch-Bearers by George Kelly PS3521.E425 T6 1951

Letter from author (copy)

150

The Naked Truth by Clare Sheridan  D413.S5 A3 1928

Picture of author (copy)

151

The Naked Truth by Clare Sheridan  D413.S5 A3 1928

Telegram from author

152

Shepherd in Sackcloth by Sheila Kaye-Smith PR6021.A8 S53 1930b

Letter from author

153

Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger PS3537.H64 P74x

Letter from author

154

Perle by Perle Mesta CT275.M47 A3 1960

Note from author (copy)

155

The Pastel Portrait by Ida Gantz CS439 .G9 1963

Letter from author

156

Eamon de Valera by M.J. MacManus  DA965.D4 M3 1946

Article clipping (copy)

157

Both Hands Before the Fire by Prynce Hopkins CT275.H645 A3 1961

Letter from author

158

Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Reuben Mamoulian PR2807.A2 M293

Book review by Mahony

159

Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Reuben Mamoulian PR2807.A2 M293

Article clipping (copy)

160

How to do it by Elsa Maxwell BJ2021 .M39 1957

Letter from author

161

How to do it by Elsa Maxwell BJ2021 .M39 1957

Article clipping (copy)

162

The Land of the Italian People by Frances Winwar DG418 .W5

Postcard from author

163

Two Studies in Integrity by Ethel Mannin  PR4728.G8 Z5 1954

Picture (copy)

164

We Sang for Ireland by McManus, Anna  PR8851 .M25 1950

Postcard

165

We Sang for Ireland by McManus, Anna  PR8851 .M25 1950

Article clipping (copy)

166

The Fate of Colonel Fawcett by Geraldine Cummins  F2515 .C85 1955

Letter from author (copy)

167

The Little Fellow by Peter Cotes PN2287.C5 C6 1951

Letter from author

168

The Little Fellow by Peter Cotes PN2287.C5 C6 1951

Letter from author

169

The Little Fellow by Peter Cotes PN2287.C5 C6 1951

Letter from author

170

Red Rock II by William White and Frank Cunningham  QL795.D6 W48 1950

Postcard from author

171

A Tourist in Africa by Evelyn Waugh DT365.2 .W38 1960

Postcard from author

172

The Spiral Horn by Marion Norris Uhl PZ10.3.U36 Sp 1968

Article clipping (copy)

173

No Chip on my Shoulder by Eric Maschwitz PR6025.A763 Z55 1957

Letter to Mahony

174

No Chip on my Shoulder by Eric Maschwitz PR6025.A763 Z55 1957

Letter to Mahony

175

Forgotten Mysteries by R Dewitt Miller  AG243 .M56 1947

Letter from author

176

Silent Star by Colleen Moore PN2287.M695 A3 1968

Article clipping

177

Silent Star by Colleen Moore PN2287.M695 A3 1968

Letter from author

178

Silent Star by Colleen Moore PN2287.M695 A3 1968

Letter from author

179

The Fabulous Originals by Irving Wallace  PN3411 .W3 1955

Letter from author

180

Bernardine by Mary Chase  PS3505.H478 B4

Letter from author

181

Music’s Handmaid by Harriet Cohen  MT140 .C64 1936

Card from author (copy)

182

Music’s Handmaid by Harriet Cohen  MT140 .C64 1936

Postcard from author (copy)

183

Black Majesty by John Vandercock F1924 .V232 1928b

Letter from author’s wife

184

A Bundle of Time by Harriet Cohen  ML417.C7 A4 1969

Postcard from author

185

A Bundle of Time by Harriet Cohen  ML417.C7 A4 1969

Article clipping (copy)

186

A Bundle of Time by Harriet Cohen  ML417.C7 A4 1969

Note from author

187

A Bundle of Time by Harriet Cohen  ML417.C7 A4 1969

Note from author

188

Fun and Games by Sir Philip Joubert DA89.6.J6 A34 1964

Note from author

189

Spanish Mercy by Arland Ussher  DP43 .U8

Note from author

190

Salazar in Portugal by Christine Garnier  DP676.O5 G313 1954

Article clipping (copy)

191

Salazar in Portugal by Christine Garnier  DP676.O5 G313 1954

Article clipping (copy)

192

Salazar in Portugal by Christine Garnier  DP676.O5 G313 1954

Article clipping (copy)

193

The Mystery of Moral Re-Armament by Tom Driberg BJ10.M6 D7 1964

Letter from author (copy)

194

Lychgate: The Entrance to the Path by Hugh Dowding BF1261 .D76 1945

Review of book

195

Lychgate: The Entrance to the Path by Hugh Dowding BF1261 .D76 1945

Letter from author (copy)

196

Between the Lights by Ada Williams CT788 .W55 A3 1952

Letter from author

197

Second Book of Azrael BP605 .G68 G73 1961

Angelus (Great Masters Walk the Earth Today No. 346) pamphlet

198

Yourself and the Neighbors by Seumas MacManus PR 6025 .A282 Y68 1954

Seumas MacManus pamphlet

199

Two One Act Comedies by Lennox Robinson PR6035 .O56 N48 1953

Note referring to the signatures in the book

 


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