This is a letter from Eva Selina Gore-Booth (1870-1926) to Helena Malony (1883-1967). This letter was written while Malony was in prison. Eva Gore-Booth enquires about Malony and the rules regarding letters and visitors and refers to her sister and other female prisoners, Dr Kathleen Lynn and Madeleine French-Mullen.
Eva Gore-Booth was a poet, trade unionist, suffragist, and an active social campaigner, mostly on women's issues, and contributor to the Irish literary revival from the late 1890s. A sister of Constance Markievicz, she was active in the campaign for a reprieve of Markievicz's death sentence for her participation in the Easter Rising and for the improvement of her prison conditions.
Helena Malony was a republican, feminist and labour activist. She was a founder member of Inghinide na hEireann, a member of the Irish Citizen Army and a close colleague of James Connolly and Countess Markievicz. She was part of the garrison of rebels who seized City Hall during the Easter Rising and was imprisoned in Aylesbury prison until December 1916.
Military Archives of Ireland
Bureau of Military History Contemporary Documents, Helena Malony Collection, BMH CD/119/1/1
"Letter from Eva Gore-Booth to Helena Molony, 1 September 1916". Letters of 1916
. Schreibman, Susan, Ed. Maynooth University: 2016. Website.
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