Collection: Autograph letters signed collection, ca. 1603-ca. 1972 >> Copies of last letter and will from Thomas MacDonagh, Kilmainham...
Copies of last letter and will from Thomas MacDonagh, Kilmainham Jail, to his wife Muriel MacDonagh,
1916 May 2.
|Main Creator:||MacDonagh, Thomas, 1878-1916|
MacDonagh states that he is to die at dawn and has "no regret" but the "one biterness this death has for me is the separation it brings from my beloved wife, Muriel, and my beloved children, Donagh and Barbara". He details his poor financial situation and asks his brother, Joseph MacDonagh, and his friend, David Houston, to help his family. He appoints Joseph Plunkett as his literary executor, if he survives, and his wife and David Houston to act in his place. He expresses his love for his children and his wife, stating that "but for your suffering this would be all joy and glory".
Includes one typed draft with annotations and three typed copies.
Physical description: 4 item (9 pages).
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|MS 49,491/2/54L||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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