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Lot 613/7025

Estimate: €2000-3000

Pearse Canvassing for Pupil for St. Enda’s
P.J. Pearse (Signatory of the 1916 Proclamation)
A fine A.L.s. 2pp. in English, on Sgoil Eanna notepaper, 17th Aug. 1914, to ‘A Chara’, enclosing a copy of the school prospectus and some cards (not present) and asking if there is any chance the recipient might send ‘ that boy of yours as a pupil? I would make you very special terms.’ The letter is tipped into a copy of Pearse’s ‘A Mhathair,’ FIRST EDN., 1916, signed by ‘William Ua Broin,’ and in custom-made craft work leather sleeve with Celtic decoration. Laid in are a Conradh na Gaeilge membership card issued to William O’Broin 1893-4, countersigned by Eoin Mac Neill and others, also memorial card for Kevin O’Byrne (son of the above, ‘that boy’) and with two photographs of O’Broin Senior. A very attractive collection.
Provenance:
The O’Broin, Family. (1)

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