Ure (Peter) Collection

Subject strengths: Literature

The Ure Collection is an Anglo-Irish literature collection, with a particular emphasis on the work of W.B. Yeats, which was built-up by Peter Ure (Joseph Cowen Professor of English Language and Literature, 1960-1969).

Other writers represented in the collection include Sean O'Casey, George Moore, Lady Gregory, J.M. Synge, J.B. Yeats, Oliver St. John Gogarty, G.W. Russell, Patrick Kavanagh and Louis MacNiece.

Thirty four of the books were published in Dublin by the Cuala Press which had been established in 1904 by Elizabeth Yeats and her brother, W.B. Yeats. It was staffed by women and published new work, making the imprint distinctive.

Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Ure (Peter) Collection

Library Catalogue Collection Ref Code: Ure Coll.

Date Range of Material

1736 - 1974

Type of Material

The personal library of Peter Ure

Size of Collection

9.5 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

The books within this collection are described within the Newcastle University Library Catalogue and can be ordered directly from the catalogue.

This link to the library catalogue will show a list of all the items within the collection. Please note this link is available to members of the public as well as University staff and students.

You can then place your order by linking to our request form. 

Scanning and Photocopy Service

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service.