Family papers of Nannie Dryhurst

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleFamily papers of Nannie Dryhurst
Archive ReferenceIE leDuNL MS/ 49,981
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Datesca1881-2015
Extent Medium2 boxes


Creator(s): Dryhurst, Nannie, 1856-1930

  • Administrative History ↴

    Born in Dublin in 1856, Hannah Anne Robinson married Alfred Robert Dryhurst (1859-1949) of the British Museum in 1884, thereafter going by the names of 'Nora Dryhurst' and 'Nannie Florence Dryhurst'. Her daughter was the poet Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952) whose husband was the journalist and essayist Robert Lynd (1879-1949). A friend and translator of Kropotkin, she agitated for Irish independence and the rights of small nations, particularly Georgia. She had a long-standing affair with the journalist H. W. Nevinson.
  • Archival History ↴

    The collection was part of the Lynd Archive [Sylvia Lynd was Nannie Dryhurst's daughter]
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Dryhurst, Nannie, 1856-1930 ↴

    This collection largely contains the family correspondence between Nannie Dryhurst, her husband Alfred Robert Dryhurst, her daughter Sylvia Lynd, her granddaughters Maire and Sheila Lynd and her son-in-law Robert Lynd. Other correspondents include George Bernard Shaw and the painter Yoshio Markino. Also housed in the collections are writings and screenplays by Dryhurst and printed items and political papers concerning Subject Race Committee and Congress and the Georgia Committee. Miscellaneous items include news cuttings and typed photocopies of diary entries and a biographical account of Dryhurst. Also included is a bound leather photograph of Dryhurst and negatives of her with her children.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    This collection is arranged to folder level.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access with a valid National Library of Ireland reader's ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.
Creation Datesca1881-2015
Extent Medium2 boxes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids A folder level description is available online. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteFiona Hughes
Rules/ConventionsNLI guidelines based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000, and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
Date of Descriptions42186