Featured Letter by Edward Kearns: John Quinn to George Gavan Duffy, 9 September 1916

Letter from John Quinn to George Gavan Duffy, 9 September 1916 (University College Dublin Archives)
Letter from John Quinn to George Gavan Duffy, 9 September 1916 (University College Dublin Archives)

We have just added our newest featured letter post to the site.  The post was created by Edward Kearns who studied English and Sociology in University College Dublin before moving on to the M.Phil course in Digital Humanities and Culture in Trinity College Dublin. Edward has written for the campus newspapers of both universities, and has recently completed his master’s thesis entitled ‘Data-Mining the Great American Novel’.

The feature focuses on a letter written by John Quinn, on 9 September 1916, and sent across the Atlantic to his fellow lawyer George Gavan Duffy. A copy of the letter has found its way into the Letters of 1916 collection, and it serves as a fascinating portal to its time, and in particular to the context of Roger Casement’s execution.

Read more here.

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