CollectionWright Collection
Collection DescriptionThe Wright Collection refers in the main to letters addressed to a Miss Emma Southern of Dublin.
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6 items, including:

2. 9 Dec 1849 Letter to Miss Emma Southern at Mrs Boardman’s 35 Dawson St., Dublin, from Bess Brennan, Corbotstown, assuring her of her place in the writers affections even though she was unable to meet her as hoped. Thanks Emma and others for the present sent to her daughter Rosy, and refers to news of mutual acquaintances she had heard from and about. Mentions she has not yet sent Rosy to school as there are none nearer to than 2 miles away. Closes requesting letters from various people. 4pp.

3. 25 Dec 1846 Letter to Emma Southern sending Christmas greeting from her brother Willaim in Bray. He requests she purchase for him from Browns, Nassau St. a family account book (2/). Gives news of family and friend and note Harriet reports “the people down near Lismore are in a very poor state”. Engraving on letterhead “The Meeting of the Waters”, J. Newman, 30 Budge Row, London. 2pp.

4. 1872 Copy attendance roll of the Cork Mutual Improvement Association Conversazione, on which “to illustrate the Art of Lithography the Committee request that all the visitors will kindly inscribe their signatures.” 1p.

5. [n.d.] Ornate lace edged style calling card for Mrs Robert Gilmore. Matching envelope is addressed to Emma Sotheren, 65, Grafton Street, Dublin. 2 items.

AccessBy prior appointment
Century19th, 20th

The Collection was deposited on the instructions of Miss Alice Wight (1874 – 1976) by her relative Mr. Trevor Campbell.

Repository NameUCC Special Collections & Archives
AddressSpecial Collections & Archives Q-1 Boole Library University College Cork Cork City
EircodeT12 ND89
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