D. A. Chart

Life
?-?; became Master of the King’s Stationary, Northern Ireland; The Story of Dublin (1907) is a direct source for phraseology in ‘Proteus’ and ‘Wandering Rocks’ chapters of Ulysses and parts od Finnegans Wake; ed. The Drennan Letters (1931); also issued An Economic History of Ireland (1920); A History of Northern Ireland (1927); and A Preliminary Survey of Ancient Monuments of N. Ireland (1940).

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Works
D. A. Chart, The Story of Dublin [Medieval Towns Ser.] (London: Dent 1907), xvi, 355pp. [18cm.]; An Economic History of Ireland (Dublin: Talbot Press 1920), 210pp.; A History of Northern Ireland (Belfast: Educational Co. [1927]), 246pp.; fp. port., ills.

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D. A. Chart, The Story of Dublin (1907)
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Criticism
There is a discussion of James Joyce’s indebtedness to Chart in James Atherton, Books at the Wake: Literary Allusions in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (S Illinois UP 1959; Arturus Books 1974), p.91.

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Commentary
Liam Kennedy, remarks on Chart’s Ireland from the Union to Catholc Emancipation (London 1910), in which the author weighs what he considers industrial damage done by the Union with agricultural benefit and finds himself unable to strike an overall balance between gains and losses - which Kennedy characterises as ‘a most unusual position given the weight of unionist and nationalist orthodoxies by this date.’ (See ‘The Union of Ireland and Britain, 1801-1921’, in Colonialism, Religion and Nationalism in Ireland, IIS/QUB 1996, p.59.)

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References
University of Ulster Library (Morris Collection) holds An Economic History of Ireland (1920); A History of Northern Ireland (Belfast 1927).

Belfast Public Library holds The Drennan Letters, and other titles.

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Notes
Irish Book Lover, Vol. 17 [q.d.], contains notice that D. A. Chart is editing The Drennan Letters.