Copy of letter from James Connolly to the Secretary of the ISP [Irish Socialist Party] about the formation of a new organisation of Irish socialists in the United States, and requesting a poem ['The artisans garret'] for use in that organisation's inauguration,
1907 January 28.
|Main Creator:||Connolly, James, 1868-1916|
Connolly also outlines his reasons for believing the new organisation should be affiliated with the Socialist movement in Ireland, not the United States, expressing criticism of the Socialist Labor Party and of Daniel De Leon's editorship of the 'People', especially in relation to the Transvaal letter and a motion arising in relation to content of the 'People'. He also gives his opinion of the party to which he writes and of [John] Arnall. He finishes by asking for quotations for the printing of 2 of his pamphlets, 'The New Evangel' and 'Nationalism and Socialism' in "the name of your party".
Item consists of 2 typescript copies. For the manuscript orginal, see MS 13,940/1/8.
The enclosed circular to which Connolly refers may be MS 13,940/2/8, of which MS 13,940/1/7 is a further copy.
Letter addressed from "152 Hawthorne Ave / Newark N.J."
Physical description: 1 item (6 pages).