Letter from George Yeats to Thomas MacGreevy. 5 November 1931.[p.1 recto]
42. Fitzwilliam Square.
Nov. 5 1931
My dear Tom
Alas– I met Dussane, but some hundreds also met her, and it was impossible to talk about the Whiteheaded Boy. I wish I could have, and if I could I would have ..... The poor woman was beseeged by all french speaking Dublin to say nothing of all the rest. What I do suggest is that you send me a copy (I'd very gladly pay for a typed copy because I would like to have it) and something might be done from this side. But I wont have it unless I pay for the typing of the copy, and that's that.
What you say about "Lennox gave it against his will when he wanted my Red Hugh for his small anthology" is all nonsense. I dont think the two things had any connection whatever.
I'm feeling annoyed with you. Why didnt you write to Dolly? This is
private. I said to her that it was because she had not written to you
herself. I think you might write to her (C/O the Alber Lecture
, 3608 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio, marked
'please forward'.) If you really cared for Dolly you would have written to her because she has loved
LR for a long time, and so you might be glad that she is happy about
it all, instead of being rather a pig. Lennox Robinson and
Dolly Travers Smith
married by licence at Register Office in Chelsea
on 8 Sept 1931 and almost immediately accompanied the Abbey Theatre company on their
American tour. I can say that to you very frankly because of some
things you told me many years ago. I want Dolly to be completely happy, but that means that her
friends will be happy and friendly too. Burn when read –! [p. 1 verso]I hope you will really decide on that cottage near
Dublin so that we see more of you. There are damn
few intelligent people in Dublin, and they get fewer
Yours as ever affly