A manuscript letter from an Irish prisoner in Dartmoor Prison [Devon] signed 'Patsy' and addressed to 'A mic o';
giving the details of the health of many of the inmates, their diet, the cold weather and mentioning various prisoners who have been ill;
c.1916 - 1917
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Written in ink mostly on sheets of lined paper, numbered 1 to 8 with one extra sheet [of toilet tissue?], the verso of which has "2" at the top.
Following the 1916 Rising, many of those who were arrested were transported to and held in Dartmoor Prison. This letter refers to several prisoners such as "Clancy the Clare lad" who had a narrow shave from erysipelas [an acute streptococcus bacterial infection generally caused by vitamin deficiency]; a prisoner called "John O'Sullivan" who "suffered from constitutional swelling on his neck due to impoverished blood" and on the sheet that appears to be of toilet tissue there are references to "the Camden St. artists Corrigan and Crofts" who were both, along with a "Peter Doyle", "in fine form". There are also references to executions in the prison in the letter.
Physical description: 1 [5pp.] ; letter
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