A typescript account [with pencil annotations] by Daphne Harmsworth, sister of Cecil Harmsworth, entitled "Three weeks after the Irish Rebellion" detailing what happened in Dublin in the aftermath of the Easter Rising 1916 ;
|Main Creator:||Harmsworth, Daphne|
Daphne Harmsworth reports that "On Thursday the 18th of May 1916 we went to Dublin. The rebels had beautiful weather for the rebellion...". She recounts watching men "pulling down houses" on Sackville St. [O'Connell St.] and how they "got into Liberty Hall by making friends with one of the workmen there, who let us in the back way...in one room there was a lot of Printing-type scattered over the floor. I think it was here that the Proclamation was printed. We picked up some manuscripts there that turned out to be some articles by Connolly, we also got some pieces of shells and bullets". She reports how she went "...hunting for trophies. We went into all sorts of little shops to get some Sinn Féin stamps...we were also looking for a copy of the Proclamation but we only succeeded in getting one half of it...the Proclamation is now being sold for £30 each copy".
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Includes original envelope inscribed in ink 'Daff's Account of the "Easter" Irish Rebellion May 1916'.
Physical description: 1 [4 pp.] ; typescript + 1; envelope
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|MS 49,431||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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