Handwritten Letter, to John and all the boys, Limerick Jail, 19th January, 1923.


Handwritten Letter, with the handwriting of two people, to John and all the boys, by Patrick Hennesy dated 19th January, 1923. On lined paper reputed to have come from a prison ledger. Text in black ink. On the reverse there lists of names, dates and offences.

The donor, Robert Browne, came into the possession of this letter upon his father’s death in 1969. How his County Tipperary father came into possession of the letter is unknown.

Nonetheless, the letter held great meaning to the donor’s father. Mr Browne explained that his father had told him that the two distinct styles of handwriting are because Hennessy wrote the first half of the letter while the second half was written by Fr McCready, his parish priest in Quin, as Hennessy was too emotional to complete it.

Collection: Patrick Hennessy

Category: Communication Equipment

2017.0172 (6584)