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Search Results: 38 Records
Keywords: Crime, Family Life, Irish Question, Politics
A letter from politician and intellectual Desmond FitzGerald (1888-1947) to his wife Mabel FitzGerald (née Washington McConnell) (1884-1958) assuring her that he is well in prison. He inquires about news of the family and discusses the arrangement...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, City and Town Life, Irish Question, Politics
A reply from Madge Calnan to a letter she had received from James Ryan (1891-1970) while he was held in Stafford Prison. She fills him in on events at University College Dublin (Ryan had studied medicine there). She notes the increasingly favourab...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, City and Town Life, Irish Question
A letter from Madge Calnan to James Ryan (1891-1970). She refers to a misunderstanding in a previous letter. She writes to James about news in University College Dublin and the exams that are going on. She also mentions a picnic organised that day...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Irish Question, City and Town Life
Letter from Maudie Davin to James Ryan (1891-1970). She apologises for not having written sooner. She tells him about her new house, the efforts to raise money for the National Aid and a new dress she got for one of the National Aid picnics. She w...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, World War 1: 1914-1918, Irish Question
A letter from politician and Dublin MP Alfred 'Alfie' Byrne (1882-1956) to Helena Malony (1883-1967), republican, feminist and labour activist, and Helen 'Nellie' Gifford (1880-1971), republican activist. This letter refers to fears that Irishmen ...
Keywords: Art and Literature, Irish Question, Politics
A letter from Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) to Seamus Doyle, a member of the Irish Volunteers in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. This letter refers to the use of Pearse's image on the cover of a publication. He writes that an image of Robert Emmet would...
Keywords: Art and Literature, Irish Question, Politics
This is a typed copy of a letter from Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) to Seamus Doyle, a member of the Irish Volunteers in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. This letter refers to the use of Pearse's image on the cover of a publication. He writes that an ima...
Keywords: Art and Literature, Irish Question, Politics
This is a typed copy of a letter from Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) to Seamus Doyle, a member of the Irish Volunteers in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. This letter refers to the use of Pearse's image on the cover of a publication. He writes that an ima...
Keywords: Art and Literature, Irish Question, Politics
This is a letter from Michael Joseph O'Rahilly (1875-1916) to Hely's Limited, a printing company in Dublin. O'Rahilly writes enclosing the money owed to Hely's from a bill accrued by the Irish Volunteers. It appears that he never got a chance to d...
Keywords: Patronage, Irish Question, Politics
This is a short letter from Michael Joseph O'Rahilly ('The O'Rahilly') (1875-1916) to Seán T. O'Kelly (1882-1966). The letter acknowledges receipt of £5.5.0. collected for the defence of members of prisoners arrested for nationalist activity. Th...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Irish Question, Art and Literature
This is a letter from a representative of the Royal Library of Belgium to Mrs J. R. Green (Alice Stopford Green) (1847-1929), wife of historian John Richard Green (1837-1883). Stopford Green was a nationalist, involved in the Howth gun-running, a ...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Irish Question
Copy of a letter from Stanley Owen Buckmaster, Viscount Buckmaster (1861-1934) to John Redmond (1856-1918), nationalist MP. In the letter, Buckmaster states that there is a body of Irish operatives in the town of Keighley of strongly Nationalist p...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Irish Question, Official Documents
Letter from Power in the Irish Office, London to the under secretary for Ireland, Sir Robert Chalmers. Power relayed a question in Parliament put forward by William Doris inquiring whether there were plans to reduce the number of Irish prisoners, ...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Business, Faith, Irish Question, City and Town Life, Love Letters, World War 1: 1914-1918, Family Life
Letter from Nellie May Preston (b.1890) to her fiancé Albert G. Woodman (1891-1969) describing the impact of the Rising on the daily life of the family. The letter appears to be in two parts. The first five pages are clearly written by Nellie. ...
Keywords: Last Letters Before Death, Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Family Life, Irish Question
Last letter from Seán Mac Diarmada (1883-1916) to John Daly (1845–1916), uncle of Edward (Ned) Daly (1891–1916). Mac Diarmada provides an emotional account of his thoughts and feelings during the last hours before his execution. He emphasises the ...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Irish Question, City and Town Life, Family Life
Postcard addressed to Nora Cotter (1865 - 1942). The front of the postcard shows a the military examining parcels before allowing visitors to see prisoners from the ‘Sinn Féin Rebellion’ of Easter Week 1916. On the reverse of the card there is ...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Irish Question, Official Documents
A deportation order from David Lloyd George (1863–1945), the British Secretary of State for War concerning prisoner James Gough who participated in the Easter Rising. Gough was first held at Richmond Barracks, was transferred to Stafford, and then...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Politics, Faith, Irish Question, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
Letter from Miss C. Moran to Bishop Edward Thomas O'Dwyer (1842-1917), who served as the Bishop of Limerick from 1888 until his death. In this letter Moran expresses disdain at the stance taken by John Redmond (1856 – 1918), in view of the recent ...
Keywords: Irish Question, Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This letter was written by Sir John Grenfell Maxwell (1859-1929) to Bishop Edward Thomas O'Dwyer (1842-1917), who served as the Bishop of Limerick from 1888 until his death. Maxwell had been appointed commander-in-chief of the British forces in...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Business, Irish Question
A letter from sir Wilfrid Bliss Spender (1876-1960) to his wife, Lady Lillian Spender, née Dean, (1880-1968). Spender discusses the business of his daily routine, the therapeutic power of nature, and the tensions between himself and the Central Un...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Politics, Irish Question
A letter from Sir Wilfrid Bliss Spender (1876-1960) to his wife, Lady Lillian Spender, née Dean, (1880-1968). Spender briefly mentions Lillian's work with Lady Leinster, Ulster politics, and life at the front. Sir Wilfrid Spender was a member of...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Politics, Irish Question
A letter from Sir Wilfrid Bliss Spender (1876-1960) to his wife, Lady Lillian Spender, née Dean, (1880-1968). In this brief letter, Spender hopes the weather will not ruin Lillian's weekend, and expresses concern over the course of action being pu...
Keywords: Battle of the Somme, Easter Rising Ireland 1916, World War 1: 1914-1918, Irish Question
In this letter to his wife Lillian, from Wilfrid Spender, confesses that he is currently relatively idle due to lack of work, but he is glad that the men are being given a rest, as they could be sent back to the front again at any time. He asks Li...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Politics, Irish Question, Love Letters, Battle of the Somme
A letter from sir Wilfrid Bliss Spender (1876-1960) to his wife, Lady Lillian Spender, née Dean, (1880-1968). In this letter Spender writes that he will be moving to a new position the next day. He also briefly mentions Ulster politics, his mother...
Keywords: Battle of the Somme, World War 1: 1914-1918, Irish Question
In this letter from Wilfrid Spender to his wife, Lillian, Spender gives an account of his departure from the Ulster Division - his current location being the HQ of the 2nd Army. He expects to be given a training position, and expresses dismay at t...
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