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Leaflet regarding a strike by prisoners in Lewes Jail, East Sussex, England.

1917.

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In Collection: Ceannt and O'Brennan Papers, 1851-1953.
Description: Leaflet in the form of a letter concerning a strike by prisoners in Lewes Jail, East Sussex, England. The prisoners, whose requests to be treated as prisoners of war were refused, rioted in their cells and were subsequently transferred to other prisons. An accompanying manuscript note describes how the letter was dropped by Boland in the street and delivered to his mother, and that the treatment of the prisoners led to a publicity campaign and their release in June 1917.
Main Creator: Boland, Harry, 1887-1922
Language: English
Extent: 2 copies (1 page and 2 pages).
Format: MANUSCRIPT
Call Number: MS 13,070/3/1 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.