I.i. Letters to William E. Robinson, regarding his public lectures on Ireland,


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In Collection: William E. Robinson Papers, 1834-1909.
Description: Letters to the U.S. lawyer and politician William E. Robinson, relating to his career as a public speaker in the U.S., notably his lectures of Irish affairs. Included are letters from Peter Phelps of Birmingham, [Connecticut], urging Robinson to address the local Irish community there (1844), Isaac William Stuart of Hartford, Connecticut, inviting Robinson to speak in New Britain, CT (1852), writer and journalist Robert Shelton MacKenzie, concerning his plans to hire speakers (among them John Mitchel) to lecture on 'Irish subjects' (1859), Giles M. Eaton of Norwich (state unclear), inviting to speak in the town where there is 'a large Irish vote' (1852), W. P. Robinson of Auburn, New York (1852), W. E. Braddish, of Garnet, Kansas, taking issue with Robinson's lecture opposing British rule in Ireland and his support of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa (1883) and John C. Duffy (1885).

Also included is a fair copy of a speech, possibly by William Robinson, concerning the contribution of the Irish in America and beyond. While written in Robinson's hand, the speech is unsigned and undated.
Main Creator: Mackenzie, R. Shelton (Robert Shelton), 1809-1880
Language: English
Extent: 16 items, 2 folders.
Call Number: MS 50,311/1 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.