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II.lxxxi. Letters to Edmund Downey, written to him in his capacity as editor of 'The Waterford News',


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In Collection: Edmund Downey Additional Papers, 1842-1968.
Description: Letters to Downey from readers of 'The Waterford News', commenting on reports and articles, local news or requesting that notices be published in forthcoming editions of the paper. Also included are letters to Downey relating to the destruction of 'The Waterford News' offices in 1923. Among those writing to Downey are Lady Susan Dawnay (née Beresford), asking Downey to publish a piece in the paper refuting stories that there is a banshee in Curraghmore House, Co. Waterford (1934), and from a woman claiming be the wife of Prince Victor of Thurn and Taxis, written in responce to the paper's report that the Prince was married to Lydia Fitzgerald. Some reader's letters are anonymous.
Main Creator: Downey, Edmund, 1856-1937
Extent: 35 pages.
Call Number: MS 50,009/132 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.