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Winifred Mabel Letts was born on 10 February 1882 in Salford, Lancashire, England. She was educated at St. Anne’s School, Staffordshire and later Alexandra College. After her father's death, she and her mother moved to Blackrock. In 1915, she joined the Volunteer Aid Detachment, serving with the Almeric Paget Massage Corps. Letts was a war poet whose work originally covered lyric poetry exploring Irish folk themes popularised by the Celtic Revival. In the 1950s, moved to Killiney. She died on the 7th June 1972 and is buried in Rathcoole. A memorial plaque celebrating her life and work was unveiled in Rathcoole by President Michael D. Higgins on 20 June 2022.[13]

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 23
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
HouseForSale.pdf.jpg-Typewritten story - House for SaleLetts, Winifred
StrikesTen.pdf.jpg-Script - When It Strikes Ten - play or radio play?Letts, Winifred
OneHallows.pdf.jpg1970Script - One Hallows' Eve - 3 Act play (original address Alderley changed to Beech Cottage)Letts, Winifred
1907Script - Money for Jam WML (Lark Hill address) - 1 hour playLetts, Winifred
Joy.pdf.jpg1941Script - Joy and Mr Mulligan (19 Fitzw Sq address);Letts, Winifred
OddWoman.pdf.jpg-Printed story The Odd Woman extracted from The Dublin Magazine (imprinted with Faversham address) pages 11-19Letts, Winifred
HouseofMourning.pdf.jpg-Printed stories bound together - The House of Mourning & The Muddy Vesture - extractedLetts, Winifred
KingCongrats.pdf.jpg-Printed stories - The King Congratulates W M L - extractedLetts, Winifred
-Hamilton and Jones - July 1941 letter from W Monk Gibbon congratulating her on play - refers to her pro-Irish sentiments and saying he saw (at play) and spoke to lots of friends .... Isa Mac Nie, Patrick Kavanagh, Austin Clarke, Temple Lane, Brinsley (MacNamara?)Letts, Winifred
-Photo of W M Letts taken while living at rectory Newton Heath - pre 1904 approxLetts, Winifred
wm_WM_Letts_Archive_5_001.jpg.jpg1941Jan 1941 letter from Earl of Longford to W.M Letts notifying playwright that production of play (Hamilton and Jones) will be delayed and feedback on playLetts, Winifred
MoneyForJam.pdf.jpg-Folder inscribed Money for Jam - empty (Faversham address)Letts, Winifred
wm_WM_Letts_Archive_2_001a.jpg.jpg1910Photo of W M Letts taken while living at rectory Newton Heath - pre 1904 approxLetts, Winifred
-Photo of elderly lady - possibly Mary Isabel FerrierLetts, Winifred
-Photo album - 'Happy Days Dalriada' - unfortunately most people/places can't be identifiedLetts, Winifred
1970November 1970 newsletter from Mrs Smyly's Homes & SchoolsLetts, Winifred
1907November 1907 - Photo and accompanying info on Tim and Scott (neighbours Inghams' dog)Letts, Winifred
196210/1/1962 Irish Press page re Knockmaroon by W M LettsLetts, Winifred
-4/2/2014 Irish Times re Cuala Press St BrigidLetts, Winifred
1941Hamilton and Jones - July 1941 letter from Mrs Augustine Henry congratulating her on playLetts, Winifred
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