II.ii. Letters to William E. Robinson regarding his political career in the United States,


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In Collection: William E. Robinson Papers, 1834-1909.
Description: Letters to the Irish-born journalist, lawyer and politician William E. Robinson of New York, relating to nomination to and work in Congress and U.S. politics. Included are letters from James Blaney of Brooklyn, concerning reports that Robinson will stand for election on a 'Fenian ticket' (1868), P.J. O'Reilly, concerning local political allegiances in Brooklyn (1868), De W. Haines, of the Treasury Department., concerning statistics of emigrants arriving into the U.S. between 1863 and 1868 (1869), politician Frederick Conkling (1871), John Pope Hodnett of the United Labor League of America (1882-9) and J. A. Beardsley, of New York, writing from London, concerning opposition to Robinson in England (1883).

Also included are letters from Irish-born plantation owner John Robinson, of Tara, Goldboro, North Carolina, in which he writes on slavery, the rights of newly freed slaves and the issue of race in the U.S. The letter reflects his opposition to succession and sense of isolation as a Union supporter in North Carolina (1868-73).
Main Creator: Hodnett, John Pope
Language: English
Extent: 14 pages.
Call Number: MS 50,311/4 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.