Letter from Cornelius Lehane, New York, to William O'Brien, agreeing to organise a lecture tour of the United States for two delegates of the Irish Labour Party, and suggesting that James Larkin be one of the delegates,
1914 August 4.
|Main Creator:||Lehane, Cornelius,|
Lehane requests two credentials to give him the authority to organise the lecture tour and that James Connolly write a pamphlet regarding socialism in Ireland. O'Brien suggests Larkin but notes "he should be told he would be well advised to act under my advice here as I would prevent his making all kinds of mistakes.".
The proposed lecture tour did not go ahead. James Larkin arrived in New York independent of the Labour Party in November 1914.
Inscribed on headed paper "Hotel Knickerbocker / Forty-Second Street at Broadway / New York".
Includes annotation in ink by William O'Brien "Note letter Lehane to O'Brien Dec 30th 1913 re Larkin's proposed U.S.A. Tour very good".
See MS 15,700/4/14 for a more detailed letter regarding the arrangements.
Physical description: 1 item (2 pages).