Thomas Philip Le Fanu: Correspondence on Jonathan Swift

Scope and Content

An alphabetical series of manuscript and typescript correspondence regarding Jonathan Swift.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Philip Le Fanu (1858-1945) was born on 9 December 1958, and educated at Haileybury College and Trinity College, Cambridge. He joined the Public Record Office, Ireland, in 1881, and the Chief Secretary's Office in 1884. He was Commissioner of Public Works, Ireland, 1913-1926. Le Fanu was Vice-President of the Royal Irish Academy, 1918-1920 and 1925-1930, and President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1933-1936. He died on 21 October 1945.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by William Le Fanu, 1981.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Thomas Le Fanu in Who was who, vol. IV, 1941-1950 (London, 1980), p. 674.

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