Alfred Peyron
translator
Auguste Le Prevost
translator
Brigit Patmore
1882 - 1965
writer
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b Dublin, married in 1907 John Deighton Patmore, the grandson of the poet Coventry Patmore. She probably met Richard Aldington as early as 1912, but it was not until 1928 that she became his companion. Their involvement lasted until 1937, when Aldington fell in love with her daughter-in-law, Netta Patmore, whom he subsequently married. Patmore's relationship with M was through Aldington, and there are many letters of an extremely supportive nature from Patmore in M's correspondence.
Ezra Pound
1885 - 1972
writer
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b Hailey, Idaho; poet, editor and critic. After graduating from University of Pennsylvania, Pound went to Europe, first to Italy, where he published his first collection of poems, 'A Lume Spento' (1908) then to London (1908-20). Pound was a ceaseless promoter of other artists' and writers' work, as well as of issues he considered important. What little interaction he had with M, roughly between late 1928-1930 centred on the promotion of Gaudier-Brzeska's work, the Censorship in Ireland, and M's monograph 'TS Eliot.'
Florence Reade
nurse
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Nurse and nanny to the Yeats children for ten years; later trained under the Yeats's sponsorship at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, she occasionally returned to nurse family members. MacGreevy arranged for a papal audience for her in January 1929 on her retirement as the childrens' beloved 'Nana.'
George Antheil
1900 - 1959
composer, musician
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b Trenton, NJ; composer known for his ultramodern compositions, such as Zingareska (1921) and Ballet m?chanique (scored for player pianos, automobile horns, aeroplane propeller, etc.) which created a sensation at its Paris debut in 1926. MacGreevy probably met Antheil in 1928 or 1929. It is difficult to determine how close a friendship existed between the two men as only one letter, dated May 1930, survives. In it, Antheil writes that his piece, Fighting the Waves, was dedicated to MacGreevy.
George Yeats
1893 - 1968
artist, writer
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Born Bertha Georgie Hyde-Lees in Wrexham. Married WB Yeats in October 1917. In 1919 their first child Anne was born, and in 1921, their son Michael. By the early 1920s George Yeats was active in Cuala Industries and The Dublin Drama League. MacGreevy probably met George Yeats in 1919, and they remained friends until MacGreevy's death in 1967.
Lennox Robinson
1886 - 1958
writer
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b Co Cork; also known as Tinche. In 1897, after seeing an Abbey production at the Cork Opera House, Robinson began to write plays. His first play, 'The Clancy Name, a Tragedy in One Act,' was performed on 8 October 1908 at the Abbey in Dublin. In 1909 Robinson was appointed producer of plays and manager of the Abbey by WB Yeats and Lady Gregory.In 1915 Robinson was hired by the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust to act as part-time Organising Librarian for Newcastle West and Rathkeale (See CUKT). In 1919 Robinson met MacGreevy, and in 1920 when he was hired as Secretary to the newly-established Irish Advisory Committee of the CUKT, he recommended MacGreevy to the Committee as Assistant Secretary. MacGreevy remained Assistant Secretary until 1925, when the Irish Advisory Committee was dissolved due to pressure from the Church. On 8 September 1930, Robinson married Dolly Travers Smith, a union which seemed to have surprised everyone who knew them well. MacGreevy took the announcement of the engagement particularly badly, yet, resumed his friendship with Dolly and Lennox, albeit not at the level previously enjoyed. Even before Robinson's marriage to Dolly Travers Smith, MacGreevy and Robinson's relationship seemed to alternate between love and hate. Nevertheless, MacGreevy and Robinson remained in correspondence until Robinson's death..
Richard Aldington
1892 - 1962
writer
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b Portsmouth, Hampshire; poet, novelist, literary critic, biographer and translator. Before the Great War Aldington had been one of the founders of Imagism (which also included Ezra Pound, and Aldington's first wife, HD). During the war (from December 1916 through the Armistice) he served as a non-commissioned officer, then as Second Lieutenant, and finally as Battalion Signal Officer in France with the 11th (Service) Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment. MacGreevy met Aldington, probably in June 1928, at James Joyce's apartment. At that first meeting Aldington was instrumental in helping MacGreevy to secure a publisher for his Introduction to the Method of Leonardo da Vinci. Their friendship blossomed, however, from October 1928 when Aldington and Brigit Patmore (his companion from 1928 through 1936) returned to Paris. Through Aldington, MacGreevy was introduced to two of his publishers, Charles Prentice (of Chatto & Windus) and AS Frere (at Heinemann).
Thomas MacGreevy
1893 - 1967
critic, museum director, writer
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Poet, literary and art critic, and administrator. Born in Tarbert, Co. Kerry, into a family of farmers and schoolteachers; educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied politics and history.He is best known for his strikingly original modernist poetry and for being one of the art critics who championed Irish modernist art and artists between the wars.

He was a prolific writer, publishing more than 350 articles, seven monographs, and a collection of poetry, Poems (1934). He was director of the National Gallery of Ireland, 1950-1963.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Ireland
WB Yeats
1865 - 1939
writer
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Born William Butler Yeats in Sandymount, Dublin; poet, playwright, and co-founder of the Abbey Theatre. Brother of painter, Jack B. Yeats. In 1886 'Mosada: A Dramatic Poem' was published, and two years later 'Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland' and 'Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry.' Yeats's interest in theatre began in the early 1890s, coinciding with his interest in Irish legends and his studies of the occult. By Yeats's mid-thirties, his reputation as a poet was firmly established, not only in Ireland, but in England and the United States. By the time MacGreevy met Yeats, perhaps as early as 1919, Yeats was at the height of his powers. MacGreevy soon became an intimate of the Yeats family, often calling into their house on Merrion Square in the evenings. It is not clear why his friendship with the Yeatses cooled in the 1930s, and by the time he moved back to Dublin in 1941, renewing his friendship with George Yeats, WB Yeats had died.