Udolphus Wright papers

Repository: National Library of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleUdolphus Wright papers
Archive ReferenceIE DuNL MS/ 49,555
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/udolphus-wright-papers
Creation Dates1894-1975
Extent Medium1 box


Creator(s): Wright, Udolphus, 1894-1952 Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932 Yeats, W.B., 1865-1939

  • Administrative History ↴

    Udolphus (Dossie) Wright was an electrician by profession. In 1903, he joined the Irish National Theatre Society after being introduced to it by actor W.G. Fay. Active with the Abbey Theatre from its foundation, he worked there for the remainder of his career as a small-part actor and stage manager but principally as the Theatre's house electrician. He died in 1952.
  • Archival History ↴

    Purchased in 2002
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Wright, Udolphus, 1894-1952 Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932 Yeats, W.B., 1865-1939 ↴

    The Udolphus Wright Papers is a collection of documents, including a cashbook, programme, souvenir booklets, newscuttings and a scrapbook, concerning successive Abbey Theatre tours in the United States between 1911 and 1938. Also included in the collection are letters to Wright from Lady Gregory (1912 to 1931) and W. B. Yeats (1912 to 1916) which relate primarily to the Abbey Theatre. Additional fragmentary news cuttings relate to Wright’s family and include press notices following his death in 1952.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The collection is arranged as follows: I. Abbey Theatre Tours II. Correspondence III. Prints and postcards IV. Miscellaneous material

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access with a valid National Library of Ireland Readers Ticket.
Conditions Governing ReproductionReproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.
Creation Dates1894-1975
Extent Medium1 box
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids An item level catalogue 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 Descriptions41944