Correspondence from Erskine and Molly Childers, to Mary Spring-Rice,
|Main Creator:||Spring-Rice, Mary, 1880-1924|
1/ : Autograph letters signed from Erskine Childers to Mary Spring-Rice, relating to the current political situation in Ireland and the Howth gun-running, 1914-1921. Some letters undated. Including typescript letter to Erskine Childers probably from Mary Spring-Rice about the Howth gun-running, undated. 11 items.
2/ : Autograph and typescript letters signed from Molly Childers to Mary Spring-Rice, relating to the gun-running and execution of Erskine Childers, 1914-1923. Some letters undated. Including a letter from Robert Alden Childers to Mary Spring-Rice, thanking her for letting them come to stay with her, 12th September 1921. 10 items.
3/ : Autograph draft letter unsigned from Mary Spring-Rice, to "Mr. President" (William Cosgrave), about Erskine Childer's trial and saying that she "cannot believe that he [Childers] has ever been responsible for such crimes as the government had felt driven to visit with the extreme penalty in the four executions of last Friday", ca. November 1922. With typescript response from the President's Office acknowleging the receipt of her cablegram regarding Erskine Childers, 22nd November 1922. 2 items.
4/ : Correspondence relating to the execution of Erskine Childers: letter from Erskine Childer's sister-in-law Gretchen Osgood Warren asking if someone could intervene and change the sentencing of Erskine Childers to deportation and that her husband Fiske Warren will provide a house in Andorra, Spain; ALS from Harry F. Norman to Mary Spring-Rice about death of Childers; typescript official publicity document issued by the Irish Republican Army with passages from the farewell letter by Erskine Childers, 1922. 3 items.
5/ : Issue of Poblacht na h-Eireann, Christmas 1922, relating to the death of Erskine Childers. With photograph of Erskine Childers.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Physical description: 5 folders.
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