May 25th, 2013 African Liberation Day May 26th, 2013 Trinity Sunday May 27th, 2013 Memorial Day May 27th, 2013 Jefferson Davis Birthday May 29th, 2013 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers May 30th, 2013 Corpus Christi May 31st, 2013 World No Tobacco Day June 1st, 2013 Statehood Day June 3rd, 2013 Jefferson Davis Birthday June 4th, 2013 World Day for Child Victims of Aggression June 5th, 2013 World Environment Day June 6th, 2013 Isra and Mi'raj June 8th, 2013 World Oceans Day June 11th, 2013 Kamehameha Day June 12th, 2013 World Day Against Child Labour June 14th, 2013 World Blood Donor Day June 14th, 2013 Flag Day June 16th, 2013 Father's Day June 17th, 2013 Bunker Hill Day June 17th, 2013 World Day to Combat Desertification June 19th, 2013 Juneteenth June 20th, 2013 World Refugee Day June 20th, 2013 West Virginia Day June 21st, 2013 June Solstice June 23rd, 2013 Public Service Day June 23rd, 2013 International Widows' Day
Michael Collins Original Irish Republican Army Correspondence Letter Signed 1921 For Sale
Michael Collins War of Independence Letter - 15.6.1921A letter such as this is the stuff, which ties our history together. It helps make sense of a traumatic and history changing time in the march of the Irish Nation. At a critical time in the Irish War Of Independence Michael Collins took the time to write a letter of comfort to a concerned relative of an Irish war prisoner in an English jail. It is an interesting letter to Miss (Dulcibella) Barton, dated 15.6.1921 (some three weeks before The Truce), thanking her for a copy of Canon Kiely's letter. 'Yes, the thing should certainly be rubbed in now. This fellow, Supple, won't be so anxious to ill treat some Irish prisoner in Nottingham now.' 'I am sorry I did not see you after the last visit. It has been more and more difficult for me to keep a breast of things, as matters have been rather hard.'With a fine signature, 'Yours Sincerely/ Michael Collins'.Supple, an English prison warden had been accused of ill-treating Irish prisoners. 'Rather hard' is an understatement of Collins' position in the last few weeks before the Truce, when the British were straining every nerve to smash the Volunteers. It is impressive that under such circumstances, he still had time for a note to Dulcibella Barton, who was a good friend and supporter but had no immediate relevance to his problems of day-to-day survival.Robert Barton was released from Portsmouth Jail a few weeks later, and took part in the negotiation of the Truce.A true insight to the thoughts of an Irish Revolutionary. Superb piece of Irish History. Accompanied by Letter of Authenticity.
This item has been shown 213 times.
Michael Collins Original Irish Republican Army Correspondence Letter Signed 1921: $3,790