UCD Archives Document of the Month: July 17

UCD Archives July ‘Document(s) of the Month’ 

Letter by Harry Boland, HM Prison Lewes June 1917

UCD Archives curates significant material across its collections concerning the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. This material includes letters, diaries, secret communications, propaganda and other documents relating to and written by those who were imprisoned in Irish and British jails from May 1916 until the general amnesty of June 1917.

The July ‘Document(s) of the Month’ are from UCDA P106 Papers of Sighle Humphreys and UCDA P150 Papers of Eamon de Valera. They provide an interesting example of a private letter, written and delivered in unusual circumstances, becoming a propaganda tool.

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