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The Daniel O'Connell Collection has been fully catalogued and is listed below.
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1. 3 April 1816
Mss letter from Daniel O’Connell, Cork to Maurice O’Connell (his son), Clongowes Wood College, Naas, Co. Kildare, asking him to write to let him know the current state of health of Morgan (O’Connell’s son). His affection for both sons is very evident “I doat with the tenderest affection on him” (Morgan) and of Maurice “I am always happy to hear of you and from you”. Includes twentieth century envelope.
2. 29 Sept. 1968
Typed letter from Maurice R. O’Connell (Associate Professor), Kingsfort, Kells, Co. Meath, to Professor John V. Kelleher, Westwood, Mass., USA. O’Connell is editing Daniel O’Connell correspondence for a publication by the Irish Universities Press. He writes to ask Kelleher’s advice on other possible locations of O’Connell correspondence in manuscript collections held in certain American university libraries. He asks if Kelleher has an O’Connell letter, given to him by Sean O’Faolain, and if so, if he can have a copy of it, and its possible provenance.
3. 8 Dec. 1968
Typed letter from Professor John V. Kelleher, Westwood, Mass., USA, to Professor Maurice R. O’Connell, Kingsfort, Kells, Co. Meath in response to the September letter above. He includes a transcription of the original O’Connell letter, as well as promising to send a Xerox copy, but cannot help with its provenance.