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Hone, Joseph M. (Joseph Maunsell), 1882-1959



  • Existence: 1882 - 1959

Joseph Maunsel Hone (1882-1959) had a distinguished career as a literary historian, especially of Irish writers, following his matriculation from the University of Cambridge. He was perhaps best known for his books on William Butler Yeats: W.B. Yeats: The Poet in Contemporary Ireland (1915); W.B. Yeats, 1865-1939 (1942); Letters to his Son W.B. Yeats and others, 1969-1922 (1945). He also published biographies of George Moore (1939) and Henry Tonks (1936), and political histories related to the 1916 Irish Rebellion and a history of Ireland since independence. In 1957 he became president of the Irish Academy of Letters.

Joseph Hone co-founded the publishing firm of Maunsel & Company (later Maunsel & Roberts) with George Robert and Stephen Gwynn. The company published more than five hundred titles, especially works by all of the prominent figures in Ireland’s literary renaissance.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph M. Hone Collection

Identifier: MS46
Abstract Joseph Maunsell Hone (1882-1959) had a distinguished career as a literary historian and biographer, especially of Irish writers. He published biographies of William Butler Yeats, George Moore and Henry Tonks, as well as histories concerning political issues in Ireland in the 20th century. In 1957 he became president of the Irish Academy of Letters. The Hone Collection consists of personal correspondence, books, serials and papers related to the Irish literary renaissance. Published volumes have...
Dates: 1921 - 1949

William Butler Yeats and His Circle Collections

Identifier: MS6 MS23 MS46
Abstract This collections contains three archives of correspondence and other materials related to W.B. Yeats, his father John, his brother Jack, and their circle.
Dates: c. 1890-1939