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Search Results: 59 Records
Keywords: Art and Literature, Politics
A postcard from Herbert Pim (1883-1950) to John Sweetman (1884-1936). Pim writes to Sweetman about reissuing 'The Resurrection of Hungary', a book written by Arthur Griffith (1872-1922) and first published in 1904. Pim writes to inquire if Sweetma...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Country Life
A letter from Flossie Briggs to George Hackney (1889-1977). Flossie opens the letter with an account of her train journey from Sheffield back to the Guest House in Hope, Derbyshire, where she works. She tells him that "we have the full number of g...
Keywords: Medicine
Letter from Joseph Francis O'Carroll (1856-1942) to Thomas Percy Kirkpatrick expressing his misgivings about his capabilities to preform as President of the College should Dr Bewley choose to defer his term. From 1910 until 1954 Thomas Kirkpatri...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Family Life
Letter from Peter Mooney (b.1886) to his sister, Katie (b.1884). Peter writes her news of his health and complains that the meat that is being served is not the best. He describes the weather as cold and rainy. He writes about the fair and longs t...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918
Letter from prisoner of war, Private B. Ward, Connaught Rangers, to Lady Clonbrock (1839-1928). Private Ward was then held in a German prisoner of war camp in Limburg, Germany. In the letter, he refers to previous unanswered correspondence, thanks...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
A letter from Major Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher-Vane (1861-1934) to John Dillon (1851-1927). Vane was in command of Portobello Barracks during the Rising. He says that he should have obtained an important command on foot of his participation in a...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
A Visiting Order issued by Major E. Reade, the governor of H.M. Prison Dartmoor, to the Rev Patrick Murphy, of the House Mission, Enniscorthy, to visit J.R.Etchingham. The visit was limited to 20 minutes. Sean (John) R Etchingham, journalist, was ...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
George Gavan Duffy (1882-1951) was an Irish politician, barrister and judge. He unsuccessfully defended Roger Casement at his trial for high treason after the Easter Rising. His legal practice represented many of those detained in the aftermath of...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Medicine
Letter from Marie Martin (1892-1975) to her mother Mary. Marie writes of how busy her work has been, writing of some cases she has worked with. She describes the death of a man from gas gangrene, and that she has been assigned to work on scabies a...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Irish Relief Fund Bazaar
Letter from John J. O'Leary of the Irish Relief Fund Bazaar's asking for contributions for the upcoming bazaar. The proceeds from which would go to the families of the men who were executed, imprisoned or deported since the Easter week rebellion. ...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This is Vane's reply to a letter of 3 October from the War Office. He understands that, despite his record as a recruiting officer in Ireland and various positive comments and commendations from senior officers, he is 'no longer an officer'. He fe...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
Tomás MacCurtain, (1884-1920), led 1000 Irish Volunteers in Cork at the outset of the 1916 Easter Rising but, due to conflicting orders from Dublin, the Cork Volunteers didn't participate in any fighting. MacCurtain was subsequently imprisoned wit...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
Letter from Patrick Langford Beazley to his son Piaras Béaslaí (1881–1965). Patrick Langford Beazley writes about recent family holidays, the condition of family friends, and of a fire in the Irish Journalists Association building which stored som...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
Letter from Nannie Beazely to her son Piaras Béaslaí (1881–1965). Nannie mentions that she is organising to send portraits (probably photographs) to her son. She writes that the DBC (Dublin Bakery Company) was destroyed during the Rising. She make...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
Frongoch Internment Camp in Wales was a makeshift prison used for the internment of approximately 1,800 Irishmen in the wake of the Easter Rising, 1916. It was to become known as the “University of Revolution” because of the revolutionary nature o...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918
Letter from Lieutenant Richard Henry Perceval-Maxwell (1897-1918), to his father, Colonel Robert David Perceval-Maxwell, (1870-1932) regarding his experiences of the war. Richard writes that his battalion could be going over the top soon but that ...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
A letter from Samuel McCrackin providing Edward Hamilton Daly with information about the Irish Relief Fund Bazaar which raised money for the families of the Irish martyrs and prisoners. The bazaar took place in New York City, from October 14-22, 1...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Irish Relief Fund Bazaar
Letter from Edward J. Gavegan of the Irish Relief Fund Bazaar Committee to various individuals inviting them to become Patrons of the bazaar. The proceeds of the Bazaar will support those affected by the Easter uprising. Edward J. Gavegan (b. 18...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This letter was written by a group of Irish prisoners in Frongoch to Laurence Ginnell. The representatives want Ginnell to raise questions in parliament regarding the administration of a scheme in the camp whereby prisoners are entitled to a rebat...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918
Next of kin letter to Mrs Rankin whose son Ian died of wounds in a Canadian Hospital from the Rev Robert Kelso, Principal Chaplain's Dept,Bologne Base, B.E.F. France. Rev Kelso advises that Ian had initially showed signs of recovery but then relap...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916, Politics
This is a letter from Herbert Pim (1883-1950), the publisher of a pamphlet series entitled 'Tracts of our times', which included Patrick Pearse among its contributors. The letter is simply addressed to 'a chara' or 'friend' in Irish. Here Pim disc...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This letter was written by a group of Irish prisoners in Frongoch to Timothy Healy. In this letter the prisoners quote a letter previously read to them which remitted the punishment of prisoners for refusing to preform fatigue duty.The letter also...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This letter was written by a group of Irish prisoners in Frongoch to William O'Brien. The letter concerns the poor quality and quantity of food provided for Irish prisoners in Frongoch. Frongoch Internment Camp in Wales was a makeshift prison us...
Keywords: Easter Rising Ireland 1916
This letter was written by Michael Staines, on the behalf of Irish prisoners in Frongoch, to Alfred Byrne. This letter concerns the living conditions of Irish prisoners interned in Frongoch. According to the letter the living conditions in Frongoc...
Keywords: World War 1: 1914-1918, Family Life, Medicine
Letter from Marie Helena Martin (1892-1975) to her mother Mary Martin. Marie writes to thank her mother for the long letter she sent and feels guilty because she cannot help her through this difficult time. Marie empathises with her mother as her ...
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