A manuscript letter from the merchant James Pim [of James Pim & Co.., 11 Burgh Quay] to Abraham Bell and Sons and Jacob Harvey [both in New York] arranging for imports of "Indian corn" [maize] to feed the starving;
24 March 1848
|Main Creator:||Pim, James; of James Pim & Co., 11 Burgh Quay, Dublin|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
"Indian corn" [maize] was during this period known as "Peel's Brimstone" after the Prime Minister Robert Peel who refused to ban Irish corn exports, [which continued often under armed guard] and instead provided for large scale imports of American maize which retailed at a penny a pound as part of an extensive food and relief works programme.
Physical description: 1 [1p.]; letter
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|MS 49,454||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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