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Lot 662/7025

Estimate: €3000-5000

Michael Collins in a hurry
A typescript note signed by Collins in Irish as Aire Airgid [Minister for Finance], on Dail Eireann headed notepaper, dated 1.10.1919, addressed to ‘A Chara’ [Dear Sir], enquiring if there is any response to his letter of 19th ult.; with a separate typed note on headed Dail notepaper, unsigned, asking the recipient not to reply to the Dail ‘as apparently the British authorities are privately seizing correspondence bearing this name.’
A typical Collins note, chasing progress on some matter. He would have sent many of these; few of his colleagues could keep up with his work-rate. His return address, 6 Harcourt Street, was also the address of the Sinn Fein Bank; it is now the headquarters of Connradh na Gaeilge.
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