William Butler Yeats – Born on 13 June 1865

Posted on June 12th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

W.B. Yeats was born in Sandymount, County Dublin, on 13 June 1865.

To celebrate the day of his birth, here are three stories from the Archive that offer a fascinating insight into his character and poetry.

Just for good measure, we’ve also included the beautiful poem, ‘He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven’.

historical newspaper report about WB Yeats

Dundee Courier – Tuesday 09 January 1906

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19060109/049/0004

historical newspaper report about WB Yeats

Dundee Courier – Thursday 15 November 1923

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19231115/105/0005

historical newspaper report about WB Yeats

Derby Daily Telegraph – Saturday 02 April 1932

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000520/19320402/077/0008

historical newspaper report about WB Yeats

Sligo Champion – Saturday 21 July 1923

Image © Independent News and Media PLC. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000432/19230721/002/0002

historical newspaper report about WB Yeats

Dundee Courier – Tuesday 09 January 1906

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19060109/049/0004

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