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Cuala Press Archive

55 boxes.

The surviving part of the Press archive includes some minute books of directors’ meetings, cash books, letters, business papers, some original drawings for prints and sample books, the printing press, type and some hundreds of printer’s blocks.

The archive is fragmentary and most material relating to W.B and Jack B. Yeats had been removed before accession. Material is richer for the revival period of the Press, beginning in 1968. This includes minutes of board meetings, correspondence, financial papers and papers relating to each publication. A general descriptive listing (revised 1993) is available in the reading room of the Department of Early Printed Books. The printing equipment is housed in Trinity Closet Press, a hand press run by the Department.

Additional material relating to work done for the Cuala Press by Eileen Peet was presented by Mrs Jane Williams in 2002.

Presented by Michael and Anne Yeats, 1986.