Papers of the Belfast born author and poet, Herbert Moore Pim (1883-?). A relatively small batch of materials, this collection consists mainly of literary manuscripts concerning a number of published and unpublished works by Pim, including typewritten drafts of the novel, ‘The Pessimist’, 1904-10 (published under the pseudonym, A. Newman in 1914), ‘Poems for Children’ (1940), the plays, ‘Julian the Apostate’ and ‘The Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus,’ and a series of studies entitled, ‘The Beauty of Life’ which were published in various periodicals, c 1936. These manuscripts are primarily in typescript with handwritten corrections and annotations. The collection also includes a series of six letters to the author from Lord Alfred Douglas (signed ‘Bosie’), dated 1922 and 1924-25.
The Herbert Moore Papers are particularly valuable to the student of Anglo-Irish Literature through the availability of a sample of Pim's original literary manuscripts.
The collection contains approx. 37 items comprising typescript manuscripts and letters.