Pearse Papers,


Papers of the Pearse family containing a wealth of biographical information on all aspects of family members' various endeavors. Includes papers pertaining to: James Pearse's sculpting business at 27 New Brunswick Street, Dublin; financial and administrative records pertaining to St. Enda's School, run by Mrs. Margaret Pearse following the execution of her sons in 1916; papers relating to the Leinster Stage Society, founded by, amongst others, William Pearse; and a wealth of papers pertaining to Padraic Pearse's involvement in the Gaelic League.

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Main Creator: Pearse, Padraic, 1879-1916
Contributors: Bulfin, William, 1862-1910
Notes:James Pearse (1839-1900), sculptor, originally from London, moved from Birmingham to Ireland in the 1860s to start his own business in Dublin. He converted to Catholicism at St. Argus Church in Dublin and in October 1877, he married his second wife, Margaret Brady (1857-1932), a shop assistant, at the Church of St. Agatha, North William Street, Dublin. They had four children, Margaret Mary (1878-1968), Patrick Henry (1879-1916), William (1881-1916), and Mary Bridget (1888-1947).

Physical description: 119 folders.


Copy letter from P. Connolly, 179 Botanic Road, Glasnevin, to Daniel C. Maher, solicitor, Dublin, regarding his lease from Margaret Pearse of Padraic Pearse's cottage in An Gort Mór, Ros Muc, Co. Galway,

1929 March 22.
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In Collection: Pearse Papers, 1870-1932
Description:Connolly refers to his efforts rebuilding the cottage after its destrcution in 1921 by British forces and Margaret Pearse's unwillingness to allow him to re-let the cottage and remarks "I have paid dearly for sentiment and Mrs. Pearse has got her share". Connolly suggests new terms to the lease but mentions "I will close the matter, but I cannot take deferred payment in promissory notes or otherwise".
Main Creator: Connolly, P.
Extent:1 item (1 page and envelope).
Call Number: MS 21,059/15/5 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights:Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.