Music manuscript and autograph letter written by Joseph Crofts,
|Main Creator:||Crofts, Joseph M.|
In his letter, which he says he is writing in the shop [the family shop in Capel Street], Joseph says he is glad to hear that Maighread is visiting Gerard, and asks her to convey news, such as for example that P.H. Pearse's mother and Mrs. Eamonn Ceannt were in enquiring about Gerard. He ranges over various topics in a mainly light-hearted tone.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
A 10 page music manuscript entitled 'The Cross against the Sky: sacred song (or monologue), poem by Gerard Crofts, music by Jospeh M. Crofts'. The dedication reads 'To Dear Gerard from his loving brother, Joe, 8/9/34, In die festo Nativitatis B.V.M.'. This item is accompanied by the words of the poem typed on a separate sheet.
An autograph letter by Joseph Crofts to 'Mairighead' [Maighread or Margaret O'Callaghan, his future sister-in-law], probably written in 1917 when his brother, Gerard, was imprisoned in Lewes Prison, England, for his part in the Easter Rising.
Physical description: 3 items.
Originally owned by Joseph Crofts; Crofts family by descent.
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|MS 49,857/1-3||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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