Norreys Jephson O’Conor Letters to Grace Hazard Conkling
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- O'Conor, Norreys Jephson, b. 1885 (Person)
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O'Conor was known for his work on early Irish literature, as well as his own poetry and prose. He worked in civil defense during World War II in California.
O'Conor married Grace Edith Corson, in Cambridge, Mass., on June 27, 1917. They had two daughters, Moria and Cathleen. Following his divorce from Grace in 1935, he married Evangelia Hawley in the same year. He died in Santa Barbara, California on October 24, 1958.
See: National Cyclopedia of American Biography, v. 37, p. 391.
Grace Hazard graduated from Smith College, Class of 1899. She studied music and studied in Europe before her marriage to Roscoe Platt Conkling in 1905. She had two children with him, but was divorced from him in 1914, at which time she accepted a teaching position at Smith College. Besides her teaching responsibilities, she wrote poetry and short stories that were published in the popular journals of the day. She died on November 15, 1958.
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Battles and Enchantments, Retold from Early Gaelic Literature (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1922)
Beside the Blackwater (New York: John Lane Company, 1915)
Celtic Memories, and other Poems (London: E. Mathews, 1913)
Changing Ireland: Literary Backgrounds of the Irish Free State, 1889-1922 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1924)
The Child's Hansel and Gretel; a Fairy Tale Opera Adapted from the Libretto of Adelheid Wette; Tr. by Norreys Jephson O'Conor (New York: F. A. Stokes, 1909)
The Fairy Bride = TheLennan Shee : a Prologue to Irish Drama in Three Acts (New York: S. French, 1916)
Godes Peace and The Queenes-Vicissitudes of a House, 1539-1615 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1934).
Late Offering (Los Angeles: W. Ritchie Press, 1952)
A Servant of the Crown in England and in North America, 1756-1761, Based Upon the Papers of John Appy, Secretary and Judge Advocate of His Majesty's Forces (New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1938)
Songs of the Celtic Past (New York: John Lane Company, 1918)
There was Magic in Those Days (New York: F. A. Stokes, 1928)
- Norreys Jephson O’Conor Letters to Grace Hazard Conkling, 1918-1932.
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