Statement by P. S. O'Hegarty denying the authenticity of Roger Casement's 'Black Diaries' with an explanation for their existence,
1933 January 4.
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|Main Creator:||O'Hegarty, P. S. (Patrick Sarsfield), 1879-1955|
In this letter P. S. O'Hegarty suggests the diarys were transcripts made by Casement of a diary belonging to a man named "Norman or Armand" in South America. This diary, according to O'Hegarty, was sent to the English Foreign Office as evidence in an official investigation against the man's "abominable and unnatural sins", and in 1916, when English war propagandists sought to discredit Casement, they were falsely represented as Casement's own diaries.
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