Clement King Shorter Collection

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Clement King Shorter

UCD Library Special Collections holds the collection of Clement King Shorter.

The Collection

This is a collection of late 19th and early 20th century books, mostly relating to literature. The bequest to UCD includes a manuscript copy of Thomas Hardy’s Return of the Native which is held in Special Collections. Approximately 1,200 books were donated as part of this collection. We are currently working to identify the books.

Biographical History

Clement King Shorter, born in London in 1857, was a magazine editor and journalist whose main interest was literature. At various times he edited The Illustrated London News, The English Illustrated Magazine, The Sketch, The Sphere, and The Tatler. Shorter married Irishwoman and poet Dora Sigerson in 1896. He died in 1925.

For more information please see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access and Use

The collections can be consulted by the students and staff of UCD, and by external users, in the Special Collections Reading Room.

More Information

Donated to UCD in 1927 and known as the Sigerson Shorter bequest.

Find material in the collection:
  • Use The Library Catalogue to key in Clement King Shorter
  • When you get a results screen select Special Collections from Location option in the left panel