General Editors of the Coole Edition: T.R.Henn CBE and Colin Smythe
Edited by Daniel J. Murphy, with an Afterword by Colin Smythe
21.4 x 13.8 cm. frontis. t.e.g.
Lennox Robinson’s selection from Lady Gregory’s Journals was published in 1946. It only contained a small fraction of the total material that she typed out (editing as she did so) from her manuscript diaries. In 1964 the bulk of Lady Gregory’s archives were bought by the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library, and the typescripts of her diaries, which formed part of the archive, were prepared for publication by the present editor, Daniel Murphy. The first volume of this edition, containing Books 1 to 29, was published in 1978. This second volume, containing Books 30 to 44, not only completes the typed version of her diaries (which ended in November 1930), but also adds the unedited text of the manuscript diary she kept from then until a fortnight before her death.