When Pearse had to play the poor mouth

9th May, 2015
A section of the 1874 Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable

Three strong Irish collections take centre stage at Adam’s History Sale this week. Of major historical importance are two lots of Pádraig Pearse correspondence from the MacManus Carbury Collection.

The first, a four-page handwritten letter from Pearse to Pádraig MacManus in 1908, is a plea for funds to establish Ireland’s first Irish High School (€12,000-€15,000).

In the event, MacManus promised to donate £500, but a second...

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