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Moore (George) A curious ALs. to T.P. Gill, partly in what appears to be intended as a pastiche of Yeats’ Celtic Twilight style, on his headed notepaper, 4 Upper Ely Place, undated. ‘Thou hast conquered O pale Gillahan / and the crops are full filled of thy breath) and the Russell hotel rings a pean / and rises from a temperance death / But Kingstown is too far away and I am always more or less busy in the afternoon. I’d like to go for a walk in the dusk about 5, that will not suit thee O pale Gillahan I surmise.’ With a good signature. With two further ALs. from Moore to Gill, one from Paris and one from Ely Place, both concerning arrangements to meet. As m/ss., w.a.f.
* T.P. Gill, a former Parnellite M.P., was Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Institution in Dublin (hence ‘the crops are full filled…’. Moore lived in Ely Place, Dublin from 1901 to about 1910. (1)More details ›
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Colum (Padraic) A short ALs. to (T.P.) Gill, undated enclosing his article ‘A Letter to an Irish Farmer,’ which he mentioned to Gill sometime ago and wishes him to look at. (The article is not present). With a good signature. As a m/ss. (1)More details ›
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[Gogarty (Oliver St. John)] A typescript carbon copy of an Order of Subpoena from the High Court of Justice, Saorstat Eireann, 1938, to Herbert Heber Pembrey, trading as Greene & Co., 16 Clare Street, Dublin, to appear in the action between Henry Morris Sinclair (Plaintiff, a Jewish Art dealer in Dublin) and Oliver St. John Gogarty and Rich and Cowen Ltd. (defendant), not signed.
* Sinclair sued Gogarty over a reference in his reminiscences ‘As I was going Down Sackville Street.’ Gogarty lost the action over his anti-semetic remark, and was ordered to pay £900. He moved to London & America thereafter. it is not clear why Mr. Pembrey was called (perhaps to prove publication of the book). Samuel Beckett, a nephew, was called as a witness on that occasion.
Provenance: H.H. Pembrey to the present owner. (1)More details ›
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Signed by O’Casey
O’Casey (Sean). Programme for the first production of ‘The Plough and the Stars,’ week commencing Feb. 9th, 1926, 4pp. in the traditional Abbey Theatre grey wrappers, signed by O’Casey and dated 12/2/26, (i.e. Friday of first week’s run). Staple rusted, else a good copy.
O’Casey’s masterpiece, featuring Fluther Good, the Young Covey, Bessie Burgess, Rosie Redmond, Comdt. Jack Clitheroe and his wife Nora, etc. The cast included F.J. Mc Cormick, Shelah Richards, Barry Fitzgerald, Maureen Delany, Ria Mooney and others of the Abbey greats.
* A superb association item from one of the Abbey’s great successes before the unfortunate breach with O’Casey. With a second programme, for a 1938 performance of The Shadow of a Gunman. (2)More details ›
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“French” being Plagarised
French (Percy) A good ALs. dated December 22nd, no year, 2pp. (single sheet folded), from a Dublin address, to (T.P.) Gill, sending copies of ‘Abdullah Bulbul Amir,’ and other songs, and mentioning that Abdul ‘was pirated from me and published anonymously in London.’ The authorship is claimed by an Oxford, and also by a Cambridge student My Publishers …’ did not take out the copyright though I paid them to do so.’ As a m/ss., w.a.f.
* T.P. Gill was editor of the Dublin Daily Express circa 1898-99. Letters from Percy French are quiet scarce. (1)More details ›
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Hyde (Dr. Douglas) Autograph postcard in Irish, 8.6.(19)01, to Muiris O’Dubhda, London, signed ‘An Craoibhin,’ thanking him for the return of his dictionary; with a printed message of appreciation for ‘your kind message on the occasion of his election as President of Ireland,’ with related envelope postmarked 1938; also an autograph signed postcard from Seoghan P. Mac Enri to Maurice Dodd, 21.4.03, inviting him to lunch in London with An Craoibhin, ‘agus beidh seanchas Gaeilge againn;’ also an autogrpah signed note from An Craoibhin to ‘A Athair Dhilis (prob. Fr. Eric MacFhinn), 1932, regretting he cannot accept the invitation; and ALs. on Education Company notepaper, 20.4.35, to An tAthair Eric Mac Fhinn, from An Seabhac (Michael O’Siocfhur), concerning primary school texts, dialects etc., and an autograph signed card from the same, 1938, sending a copy of his collection Triucha Cead. Chorca Dhuibhne. All in Irish, an interesting collection, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Martyn (Edward) A good photograph signed note on his headed paper, 25 March 1911, to Mrs. Gill (wife of T.P. Gill), thanking her for an invitation, has to go to Galway so cannot go to supper, but will look in just after lunch ‘which thank you I never take.’ With a very good signature. Martyn, playwright and friend of Yeats, Lady Gregory, etc., his signature is quiet scarce. (1)
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Kernoff (Harry) R.H.A. A good quality studio Photograph by Lafayette, signed by the Artist, and dated May 21st, ’37; and a copy of Kernoff’s print “A Bird Never Flew on One Wing,”; signed in green biro. As a lot, w.a.f. Good. (2)More details ›
Leslie (John Bt) A short ALs from a Bath address to T.P. Gill apparently declining to contribute to a series of articles written in the Daily Express, ‘although remembrance of the Past, rather than satisfaction with the Present might incline me to do so.’ With a good signature, with related envelope.
* The writer was father of Shane Leslie. (1)More details ›
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The Authoress Looking for Work
Tynan Hickson (Catherine) An interesting short ALs to (T.P.) Gill, 11 August 1898, asking if he could use in the Express ‘a weekly London letter, mainly literary but not exclusively so? I think I could furnish something interesting in this way; and it would bring book-advertisements. I think I may say that you would find me punctual, reliable, alert for news, and not exorbitant.’ Clear signature. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Griffith (Arthur) An interesting photographic print, enlarged from original, showing six men sitting on grass near a wall, Arthur Griffith on left, at an Oireachtas na Gaeilge event on the Hill of Tara 1905 (captioned on rear). The others are stated to be Michael O’Ruadheaighe Dublin; Eamon O’Neill, Kinsale, Co. Cork; Padraigh O’Dalaigh (Gen. Sec. Gaelic League); Fr. Forde, Sligo; Ald. Mac Cumhaill, Dublin. As a photo, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Roosevelt (Theodore), President of the United States
A very good collection including two ALs. to T.P. Gill, a card fro the White House inscribed in his hand, copies of two letters from Gill to Roosevelt and other items as follows:
a. A typescript signed letter on White House headed paper from Roosevelt to Gill, Sept. 1903, thanking him for sending the ‘Cucullain Saga.’ ‘I had ordered it myself and have now cancelled the order and have ordered Douglas Hyde’s “A Literary History of Ireland;” and discussing arrangements to meet in Washington. With a very good signature. Presumably the book was Lady Gregory’s “Cuchulain of Muirthemne,” 1902.
b. A Presidential Visiting Card inscribed in Roosevelt’s hand. ‘With hearty thanks for your congratulations,,’ with related envelope addressed to T.P. Gill, Department of Agriculture, Dublin.
c. A typed signed letter from Roosevelt (in London) to Gill, 28 May 1910, confirming arrangements for a meeting, ‘It is as you know, the most difficult thing in the world for me to get any time for myself. But come in at 5.30 on Thursday next .. and I will do my best.’ With a very good signature.
e. Banquet programme for Eight Annual Banquet of New York Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, April, 29, 1904.
f. Typescript carbon copies of two letters to Roosevelt, unsigned but evidently from T.P. Gill, concerning the death of Gen. (Wm.) Butler, 1910.
* An important collection of Presidential documents and memorabilia. Apparently there was a family relationship between Gill and Roosevelt. As an Archive, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Signed by Lord Inchiquin
Inchiquin (Lord) An early autograph signed letter, dated June 14, 1693, to Thomas Lewis, Merchant in Bristol, concerning debt of £120, asking him to pay £30 to Mr. Bousac (?) and the remainder to ‘my servant Mr. Provost.’ Endorsed rear by Provost. As a m/ss., Scarce and early. (1)More details ›
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First Earl of Inchiquin
O’Brien (Murrough), First Earl of Inchiquin (1614-1674). A most interesting autograph letter, signed, 2pp., folio from London, 29th Dec. 1662, addressed ‘My Lord,’ discussing ‘the business of Portugall … I finde no mony can be had here only a letter will be sent to pay 6000 £ more on the accompte of the portion, but I hope France will send many suddenly and that by that means our men will be maytained there, if not I knowe not what will become of them, for I see nee hope that shipping can be had to bring them off soe soone as they are lyke to be in distress there…..’ He also discusses ‘the maner of Sir Edward Nicholas’s being eased of the burthen of his secretaryship,’ and other matters; and concludes with the news that ‘The Earl of Chesterifeld is gon into the Country for purpose to remove his Lady from the Court thither being Jealous of som advances made to her by His Royal Highness,’ etc. Endorsed rear in another hand.
* Murrough O’Brien, Lord Inchiquin, served with Strafford on the outbreak of the Rebellion of 1641, and became Governor of Munster. He submitted to Parliament 1644, but left for France after Cromwell’s landing in 1649. He was a member of the Royal Council in exile and created Earl of Inchiquin in 1654; after the execution of Charles I he became High Stewart of Queen Henrietta Maria’s household. After 1663 he returned to live quietly in Ireland. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
Plunkett (J.J.) An interesting early autograph signed letter 1pp dated 11th June, 1713, London, to William Flower Esq., asking him to oblige Tommy Spooner to ‘give all the Papers of what kind so ever relating to me to Dr. Bolton, Dean of Derry, who is now my attorney and will hence forth pay you your interest money, for I desire Tommy Spooner delivers up his letter of Attorney to the Dean that it may be cancelled;’ etc. With a bold signature, addressed rear with a bishop & other postal mark, & remains of seal. Good. (1)More details ›
Edgeworth (Maria) A collection of manuscript material including an ALs, 2pp. (single folded sheet), to Miss Hamilton, Vicarage, from Brandford, Nov. 27, 1830, asking her ‘to work a pattern of the Ottoman stitch’ for her, mentioning a footstool of her work which will in time arrive at Edgeworthstown and will be an example and also a pleasant remembrance of happy days, etc., minor tears, no significant loss; also two slips with good signatures; and a second m/ss letter,from Edgeworthstown, Feb. 9th, 1843, on mourning paper, to Harriette de Salis, 2pp (single folded sheet), mentioning her illness and other matters, the letter in ink, apparently in Maria Edgeworth’s hand, but with a pencilled signature possibly in another hand. As a coll., of m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Signed by Thomas Moore
Ephemera: A signed manuscript Payment Order sent to Mr. William Power, 4 Westmoreland St., Dublin, from Regworth? Leicestershire on September 5th, 1812, and signed by Thomas Moore. The order which was claimed in the bank of Ball & Co. is for £18 British or 19.10 Irish, laid down on a page from Scrap Album. As ephemera, w.a.f. Scarce. (1)More details ›
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Bank of Ireland Problems?
Bank of Ireland: ALs., 3pp. 11 Jan. 1828, from M. Leland Maquay, Governor, Bank of Ireland, to Rt. Hon. J.c. Harries, Treasury Chambers, concerning arrangements for transmitting moneys lodged at local bank offices around the county to Treasury accounts in Dublin; with four manuscript copy letters from Thos. Williams, Secretary to the Bank, to officers at the General Post Office, Comptroller General of Stamps, Commissioner of Excise and Commissioners of Customs, all on the same date and same subject. Apparently the Treasury had objected to delays of eight to twelve days in transmitting moneys lodged, and the Bank says this delay will not in fact apply, although it cannot comply in full with the plan as proposed by the Treasury, etc. As a coll. of m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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[Dickens (Charles)] A printed ticket stub for ‘Mr. Charles Dickens’s Farewell Readings, Ulster Hall, Belfast, Friday Evening, Jan. 8th, 1869.’ No. 172, South Balcony Stalls. Price Five Shillings. cardboard, somewhat worn. Dickens died in June 1870. This was one of his final performances (D.N.B. gives 1868 for his final tour). Scarce. (1)More details ›
Thorndike (Sybil) ALs. on her headed paper, 1pp 26/5, no year, to Mr. Hassan Nally, concerning his play ‘which I found intensely thrilling but unfortunately I am afraid it would not be suitable for production in the West End. the British public might not grasp it,’ with a good signature.
* The Author may be T.H. Nally, from Mayo, whose play ‘The Spancel of Death’ was scheduled for production at the Abbey Theatre in Easter Week 1916; with a postcard of Ms. Thordike in Shaw’s ‘Saint Joan.’ (2)More details ›