Letters from Moya Llewelyn Davies to the historian P.S. O'Hegarty,
|Main Creator:||Davies, Moya Llewelyn|
Majority of the letters are about Arthur Griffith and complaining that the works by Dorothy MacArdle and Frank Pakenham are misleading. Among those mentioned in her letters are Erskine Childers, Robert Barton, Gavan Duffy, Kevin O'Higgins, Roger Casement, Cathal Brugha, Harry Boland, and Rory O'Connor.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
14 original letters from Moya Llewelyn Davies (13 ALS and 1 typescript), with personal recollections of Michael Collins, Arthur Griffiths, Lady Lavery, Kitty Kiernan, and with notes on the English Treaty negotiators prepared for Michael Collins by her husband Crompton Llewelyn Davies. With a few enclosures and associated envelopes. With newspaper cutting of an article "The Rolling Stone" by Francis Hackett about Michael Collins.
Moya Llewelyn Davies was the daughter of James O'Connor, a former Fenian prisoner and MP for West Wicklow. She married Crompton Llewelyn Davies, a Welsh civil servant from a Christian Socialist background, who had been a friend of David Lloyd George in his early days. The couple befriended Michael Collins in 1918 and Crompton Llewelyn Davies advised Collins during the Treaty talks in 1921.
Physical description: 21 items.
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|MS 41,780||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|