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Thomas Davis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSE/IR 1001

Scope and Contents

The Thomas Davis Collection consists of manuscript drafts of fourteen verses or songs, and one clipping with handwritten amendments, of "The West's Asleep."

Dates

  • circa 1838-1845

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Davis (1814-45) was a leading Irish nationalist, writer and co-founder of The Nation, and a leader in the Young Ireland movement. In 1842, Davis founded The Nation along with Charles Gavan Duffy and John Blake Dillon. This weekly paper was extremely popular and influential, with Thomas Davis as its main contributor. Davis composed and contributed many verses and songs, of which "The West's Awake" and "A Natin Once Again" are among the best known.

Extent

15 folders.

Overview

Manuscript drafts of verse and songs.

Arrangement

The verses are in separate folders, arranged alphabetically either by title or, where no title is apparent, by the first line.
Title
Thomas Davis Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Hannah Sabal
Date
05/02/2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556
574-631-0290