A collection relating to the issuing of gas masks in the Dublin area during the Second World War, including two manuscript note books with the Dublin Air Raid Precautions wardens' details for each address of those who accepted, refused or requested gas masks [and their respective signatures, the size of gas mask issued, the numbers of children in the house under the age of 2 and 4 and a final respirator census];
[n.d., c. 1939-1940], 1941
|Main Creator:||Dublin (Ireland). Corporation|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
The first manuscript note book volume is undated, the second has a date of 1941 throughout. Areas covered include Griffith Avenue, Glandore Road, Calderwood Road, Gracepark Terrace etc. Accompanied by the air wardens' Dublin Corporation identification card, Department of Defence Air Raid Precautions notices and forms and instructions for the use of a a civilian respirator [gas mask]. Note similiar leaflets catalogued on the NLI ONline Catalogue are held in the NLI Ephemera Dept. at POL/1940-50/1 is an instruction leaflet for the Siebe-Gorman civilian respirator and at POL/1930-40/3 is a notice to members of the public regarding air raid precautions relating to the issue of respirators.
Physical description: 2 [unpaged.]; volumes
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|MS 42,136(1-2)||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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