On this day…9 July

On 9 July 1912 Nora Barnacle went to Maunsel & Company’s offices. Having arrived in Dublin the day before, Nora visited the offices of Maunsel & Company on Tuesday 9 July 1912 accompanied by John and Charles Joyce. Joyce had asked her to see if she could find out what was holding up publication of […]

On this day…30 May

On 30 May 1910 Joyce’s uncle John Murray died. John Murray, known as ‘Red,’ was one of Joyce’s three maternal uncles. Though he was asthmatic, his death came as a shock to the family. On hearing the news, Joyce wrote to his aunt Lillie, John’s wife, to offer his condolences. John Murray had worked in […]

On this day…1 January

On 1 January 1932 Joyce wrote to TS Eliot and Ezra Pound about his father’s death. On the day on which John Joyce was being buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Joyce wrote to TS Eliot and Ezra Pound about his father’s death. The fact that Joyce had not gone to see him or to attend […]

On this day…29 December

On 29 December 1931 John Stanislaus Joyce died. John Stanislaus Joyce, who hadn’t seen his son for almost twenty years, died in hospital on the evening of Tuesday 29 December 1931. Joyce did not travel from Paris to visit his dying father or to attend his funeral. John Joyce had been lodging with Albert Medcalf […]