Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings related to the Easter Rising,
The articles and letters are from various viewpoints and different newspapers, including some English publications, but are mainly sympathetic to the nationalist cause, or at any rate are critical of the operations of martial law and the fact that the rebels were tried by court martial and summarily executed rather than dealt with by civilian courts.
The scrapbook contains newspaper articles, letters to the editor and small snippets from newspapers or magazines about the Easter Rising, the aftermath, the personalities of the participants etc. They date mainly from 1916. Some of the newscuttings are not pasted in but are loosely inserted into the volume. There is also a photograph of a letter from a Fr. Ryan O.P., addressed to Gavan Duffy, in which he talks of meeting Casement in Tralee on 21st April 1916, and what Casement said to him.
Accompanying the scrapbook are various other items: a handwritten copy of a letter from Maeve Cavanagh to the Prime Minister appealing for a reprieve from the death sentence for Roger Casement and a poem about Roger Casement. Also five tickets or invitations: (1) to The Parnell National Banquet, 1883; (2) to The Irish Unionist Alliance Demonstration of Irish Unionists, 1913; (3) to what is described as the first meeting of Dáil Éireann in the Mansion House, Dublin on 7th January 1919, with Count Plunkett's name printed at the bottom. In Irish. (This was a preliminary meeting at which a republican pledge was signed by those present); (4) to a reception for delegates and foreign visitors at the Mansion House on 21st January 1919; (5) to an event organised by Craobh Naomh Choluim-chille of Connradh na Gaedhilge, no date.
Physical description: 1 volume + 7 separate items.
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|MS 42,335||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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