The Willow Wray Collection of the Writings of Lord Dunsany consists of signed and unsigned manuscripts, letters, photographs,
clippings, and numerous published works of Lord Dunsany.
The author and playwright Edward John Moreton Drax Plunket, better known as Lord Dunsany, deeply influenced the development
of the literary genres of horror and fantasy. He was born in London in 1878 to Anglo-Irish family of Plunkett, lords of Dunsany
Castle, in County Meath, northwest of Dublin, Ireland. The future Lord Dunsany was educated in public school at Eton, which
seems to have been unpleasant for him, until the age of sixteen, when his father had him entered into Sandhurst, the British
military academy, in 1896. Lord Dunsany graduated and entered British military service as an officer with the Coldstream Guards,
serving in the Boer War and seeing action at such battles as Modder River. This took place in 1899, the same year that Lord
Dunsany inherited Dunsany Castle on the death of his father.
6 archival document boxes, 1 oversize box
2.7 linear feet
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for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or
executors. The estate of Lord Dunsany retains all copyright and literary rights to his works.