Dwyer-Joyce, Alice (1913-1986)
Scope:
The Alice Dwyer-Joyce collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, legal materials, photographs, and other materials.

Manuscripts included in the collection consist of novels, short stories, a play, and other items. Collected novels include The Master of Jethart (1976), Storm of Wrath (1977), Danny Boy (1979), Lachlan's Woman (1979), The Swiftest Eagle (1979), The House of Jackdaws (1980), The Chieftain (1980), The Cornelian Strand (1983), Black Manna, Gibbet Fen, The Glass Heiress, The Glitter Dust, The Penny Box, and The Unwinding Corner.

Collected short stories include "The Quilt," "The Man Who Milked Bohrassels," "The Tarantula," "The Girl with the Amethyst Eyes," "The Sticking Place," "The Chipped Jesus," and others. Also present are short story collections, such as The Casebook of Doctor James Finnegan Myles Regan of Ballyboy, The Ballyboy Carnival, A Few More Stories from Ballyboy, and Stories from Number Fourteen, Clontarf Street. An untitled short story is included, as well.

The collection also includes the manuscript for "Death of a Swan: A Play in Three Acts," a stage adaptation of The Glitter Dust.

Manuscripts written by Dwyer-Joyce's husband, Robert, are present, as are two manuscripts regarding Dwyer-Joyce's genealogy.

The collection documents Dwyer-Joyce's correspondence with various publishing houses, including A.P Watt and Son, Cambridge Newspapers Ltd., Curtis Brown Ltd., D.C. Thomson and Co., London International Press, Ltd., Macmillan and Co., and others. Letters to Ladies' Home Journal, The Mark Twain Journal, and other individuals are also present.

Personal memorabilia in the collection consists of a monogrammed brown leather pocketbook and two hand-painted plaques presented to Dwyer-Joyce and her husband in recognition of the 42nd year of their medical practice. A pottery bank, a stuffed monkey, and a wool shawl constitute additional memorabilia.  

Printed materials in the collection include a pamphlet from the British Federation of Master Printers and the Publisher's Associations, as well as photocopied and transcribed newspaper articles dating between 1965 and 1985.

The collection's legal materials are comprised of fourteen contracts regarding publication between 1963 and 1979.

The collection includes numerous black and white and color prints of Dwyer-Joyce's family (1930-37) and a print of Dwyer-Joyce with John P. Myles.  

Miscellaneous items in the collection include a daily garden diary, four pen sketches by Robert, and a scrapbook documenting Dwyer-Joyce's literary and medical careers.
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Notable Figures
1. Dwyer-Joyce, Alice
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide