William O'Brien MP, portrait, tinted, Valentine Series, Lawrence, no correspondence.


Postcard. Obverse: tinted photograph of William O’Brien MP, portrait. Reverse: no correspondence.

William O’Brien (1852-1928) was born in County Cork. Although he was initially a member of the Fenian Brotherhood, he became disenchanted with advanced nationalism and was drawn toward the more moderate nationalism of Charles Steward Parnell’s Irish Party. As a member of the Irish Party that sought Home Rule for Ireland, he represented various Cork seats in parliament, from 1883-95 and 1900-18. His background was in journalism and in that capacity was responsible for founding several newspapers.

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