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Lot 681/7025

Estimate: €300-400

John Gerald Brenan [G.A.A.]
A most interesting autograph signed letter, 4 pp (single sheet), undated (possibly circa 1890), asking [Frank] Healy to attend the forthcoming annual Congress of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Thurles, for which he encloses a ticket received from Maurice Davin, and to have a private discussion with Davin, who he says is ready ‘to enter the Irish National Society immediately’, also mentioning Michael Cusack and others. The Society concerned is probably the Irish National Literary Society, formed by Yeats and Hyde about 1890. Brenan writes from Dublin, but is probably a member of the well-known Cork family of artists.
Provenance: Family of the Cork barrister Frank Healy, by descent.

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