Trinity College buys largest ever collection of Beckett letters

Trinity College Dublin has purchased the most extensive collection of Samuel Beckett letters ever offered for public sale.

8th October, 2014
The letters and cards were sent from the Nobel-prizewinning author to artists Henri and Josette Hayden

Trinity College Dublin has purchased the most extensive collection of Samuel Beckett letters ever offered for public sale.

The acquisition of the 347 letters means that Trinity College now holds the largest collection of Beckett letters of any research library in the world.

"It is a fitting home for the correspondence of one of Trinity College Dublin’s most famous alumni," the library said.

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