University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Katharine Tynan:

An Inventory of Her Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Tynan, Katharine, 1861-1931
Title: Katharine Tynan Collection
Dates: 1887-1961, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and letters written by the prolific Irish novelist Katharine Tynan, who later also wrote under her married name, Katharine Tynan Hinkson. Also present are some manuscripts and letters from her daughter, writer Pamela Hinkson.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1957
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center



Open for research

Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Michael Ramsey, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

Container List


1.1 The child's book of St. Patrick (poems), signed handwritten manuscript with few emendations, 29 pages, undated.
1.2 The child's book of St. Patrick (poems), typescript / incomplete with handwritten corrections and emendations and with 1 handwritten page insert, 28 pages, undated. Lacks "The Dedication." Handwritten insert "Patrick banishes snakes from Ireland" not included in the handwritten manuscript version.
1.3 Denys the dreamer, signed handwritten manuscript / incomplete with emendations, 241 pages, undated. Inscribed to Mr. and Mrs. J. Barry Brown, March 1928. Lacking Chapters III, VIII-XI.
1.1 Immortality, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated.
The lady of the manor (article), printed version with handwritten additions and deletions (pages 81-88 from Cornhill Magazine), July 1909. Included with this: Postscriptum, typescript with handwritten revisions, 9 pages, circa 1910.
A little book of courtesies by Katharine Tynan and Charles Robinson, signed handwritten manuscript with few emendations, 22 pages, undated.
The loneliness, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from 60-6-35.
1.4 The night cometh (poem), signed handwritten manuscript with few emendations, 1 page, undated. Framed.
1.1 Queen's weather (poem), typescript, 1 page, undated.
To Inishkea, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated.
Two poems, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages; signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page; carbon typescript / copy, 1 page; carbon typescript / copy with 2 emendations, 1 page. Poems titled Gardens and The day lengthens. Enclosed with TLS Pamela Hinkson to Cline, C. L., 26 February 1957.


1.5 ALI / incomplete to unidentified recipient, undated. Removed from 60-6037.
3 ALS to unidentified recipients, 1912-1921.
2 ALS to Adcock, 7 February 1915, 26 August 1920.
TLS to Blaber, 14 November 1929.
11 ALS to Blunt, 1887-1907.
ALS to Christie, Miss, 28 September 1894.
3 ALI, 1 AL / incomplete to Clement, 1918.
2 ALS to Fisher, 26 November and 19 December 1895.
4 ALS to Holbrook, Jackson, 1914-1917.
ALS to MacCarthy, Desmond, Sir, undated.
1.6 7 ALI to Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson, 1905-1922.
ALI to Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson, 19 September 1917. Removed from 60-6037.
1.7 14 ALI to Meynell, Wilfrid, 1913-1929.
ALI to Meynell, Wilfrid, 29 October 1913. Removed from H593Ghi 1913 copy 2.
1.5 ALS to O'Conan, 20 October 1912.
2 ALS to Osborne, Bernard, 2 May 1915, 19 January 1917.
ALS to Savage, _____, 4 September 1915.
ALS to Spurgeon, _____, 21 April 1903.


1.8 Hyde, Douglas, 1860-1949. 3 ALS, 1 AL / incomplete to Hinkson, 1889-1892.
Martyn, Edward, 1859-1923. ALS to Hinkson, 11 December 1899.
Williams, Alfred Mason, 1840-1895 (on Providence Journal letterhead). ALS to Hinkson, 16 January 1890.


1.9 Hinkson, Pamela. A. E. and Katharine Tynan (talk), typescript with handwritten emendation, 9 pages, 4 February 1957. Attached to this: newspaper clipping.
1.10 Hinkson, Pamela. Autographs collected by Pamela Hinkson, includes signatures of Lord Dunsany, Ezra Pound, George Russell, H. G. Wells, and others, 3 pages, 1909-1914. H. G. Wells' signature includes a drawing. On verso of 1 page: 3 photographs.
1.9 Hinkson, Pamela. TLS to Ransom, Harry Huntt, 9 March 1957.
Mathews (Elkin) Ltd. TLS Laurie E. Deval (Director) to Todd, William B., re Hinkson materials, 4 October 1961.
Sharp, William, 1855-1905. Card with handwritten inscription and postscript signed "Fiona Macleod" (pseudonym) to Hinkson, undated.
Synder, Robert M. ALS to Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson, 5 April 1919. Removed from 60-6035.
Wilde, Jane Francesca Elgee, 1826-1896. 2 ALS to Hinkson, 2 April 1889, 5 May no year.

Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date