On this day…28 September

On 28 September 1934 Lucia Joyce entered the sanatorium at Küsnacht. Ever since May 1932, when Lucia had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Joyce had been searching frantically for a cure or treatment for her while at the same time denying that there was anything really wrong with her. At Joyce’s birthday celebrations in February 1934 […]

On this day…1 September

On 1 September 1876 Harriet Shaw Weaver was born. Weaver grew up in a conservative Anglican family, educated by a governess until she was eighteen. Her parents would not allow her to go to university, but she later took courses at the London School of Sociology and Social Economics, and at the London School of […]

On this day…29 July

On 29 July 1935 Joyce wrote to the Librarian of University College Galway about his gift of a copy of Pomes Penyeach. Through Nora Barnacle’s uncle, Michael Healy, Joyce had made a gift to University College Galway of a copy of Pomes Penyeach. He wrote to John Howley, the College Librarian on 29 July about […]