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Letter from G. Bernard Shaw to Clarence H. Norman regarding his advice to Roger Casement before his trial,

1928 Apr. 5.

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In Collection: Letters from George Bernard Shaw to various persons
Description: Shaw writes that he never met Casement but knew his cousin, Mrs. Parry [Gertrude Bannister] who was dismissed from a post that she had held for 17 years for visiting Casement in prison. Shaw gave advice to Casement before his trial that "any attempt at a legal defence would end in profuse compliments from the Lord Chief Justice to his counsel, and then - hanging: Which, as he preferred his lawyer's advice to mine, accordingly happened". Shaw details his advice which included claiming to have been a prisoner of war. He mentions Clement Shorter who published a private edition of this advice for friends. Shorter has recently died and this has now come onto the market.
Main Creator: Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
Language: English
Extent: 1 item (2 pages with envelope).
Call Number: MS 3229/5 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.