Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts by and about the author, correspondence, a broadside, an undated notebook, an undated scrapbook, financial and legal documents, and portraits. The manuscripts and typescripts include poems, limericks, commentary, and sections from his novel, Ulysses, translated inFrench. Also included are notes for works, articles, commentary, essays, poems, lectures, and other material related to the author. The correspondence consists of letters by the author, dating from 1902 to 1940, to Sylvia Beach, Lady Gregory, Adrienne Monnier, Charles Kay Ogden, Grant Richards, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author and to the 1929 French translation of his novel, Ulysses, dating from 1897 to 1971, between various correspondents, including Sylvia Beach, Padraic Colum, T. S. Eliot, Lady Gregory, Valéry Larbaud, Adrienne Monnier, Charles Kay Ogden, James B. Pinker, Ezra Pound, George William Russell, Frances Steloff, Harriet Shaw Weaver, Jack Butler Yeats, William Butler Yeats, and others. There are letters to Joyce from Georges Borach, Fernand Divoire, and Valéry Larbaud, dating from 1928 to 1932.
The James Joyce collection of papers are arranged in five series: