Donald Gordon Collection on Yeats

Donald J. Gordon (died 1977) was Professor of English at the University of Reading.


W B Yeats: Images of a Poet Photographic Collection

Full blue publisher's cloth with cover design stamped in gilt : binding design by Althea Gyles.
A copy of ‘The secret rose’ by W. B. Yeats [RESERVE–821.912-YEA]
Reference: MS 5299           Date: 1961           Extent: 13 boxes

Images used in the, W B Yeats Images of a Poet exhibition, displayed during 1961 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester and The Building Centre, Dublin.  The collection also includes further images collected, as part of the research that took place in curating the exhibition.

The exhibition built on a previous photographic exhibition, entitled I, The Poet William Yeats, curated by Professor D. J. Gordon at the University of Reading in 1957.  Professor Gordon contributed his photographs and along with Ian Fletcher, also of the University of Reading, wrote the greater part of the exhibition catalogue for the 1961 exhibition.


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Reference: DONALD GORDON COLLECTION           Date: 1800s-1900s           Extent: 500 volumes

The collection consists of about 500 printed volumes by and about W.B. Yeats and other Irish writers of the period, collected by Professor Gordon.


  • This collection is being catalogued. Catalogued items are searchable via the catalogue, new items will be added in due course.