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Letter from John Quinn to Lady Gregory giving details of Hugh Lane's visit to New York prior to his return to Ireland on the 'Lusitania',

1915 May 11.

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In Collection: Sir Hugh Lane and Ruth Shine Papers, ca. 1880-ca. 1970
Description: Quinn mentions efforts to persuade Lane to delay his departure from the United States and to sail on an American rather than a British ship. He refers to a warning from the German embassy against sailing on the 'Lusitania', issued on the morning of the sailing, and describes as "criminal carelessness" the fact that the ship was not in a convoy. He also writes of Lane the person, his work, art, debts and will and offers his assistance, and of American attitudes to the sinking of the 'Lusitania' and the war.
Main Creator: Quinn, John, 1870-1924
Language: English
Extent: 1 item (9 pages).
Call Number: MS 35,825/4/6 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.