Autograph letter, signed, from Fanny Cuolahan of Cogran House near Banagher to the Society of Friends,
1847 April 22,
|Main Creator:||Cuolahan, Fanny|
Having heard of their 'liberality to the distressed' Coulahan appeals to the Society to assist the starving poor of the parish of Lusmagh, King's County [Offaly]. She says their situation has become extreme since the stopping of the Public Works, and gives a moving description of people 'nearly naked' and 'scarcely able to walk with hunger and disease'. She mentions that fever and dysentery have broken out.
The letter is written on a single folded sheet, addressed, on the outside fold, to 'The Society of Friends, William Street, Dublin'.
The Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends was founded in 1846 in Dublin to raise funds and collect information about the victims of the famine.
Physical description: 1 item.
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|MS 49,891||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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