Letter to 'Dar White' with hand drawn illustrations,
|Main Creator:||Yeats, Jack B. (Jack Butler), 1871-1957.|
Letter discusses the lack of appeal of [Isaac] Butt, Yeats suggests the explanation is physical. He draws silhouettes of leading figures - Tone, Parnell, Emmet, O'Connell, Napper Tandy, Butt, Churchill and 'The American Hero' - going on to say "In Ireland still we like our heros to be in hard conditions, except in the far stoney pastures of the West, where thinness means failure and starvation. In the same way in America they like their leaders to be well covered - to be scraggy means not to have made good".
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Physical description: 1 sheet.
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|MS 44,775||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|