CollectionCanon Power Papers

Miscellaneous collection, mostly material on genealogies and extracts from various family papers, for example, the Lismore papers. The Papers include:

Typescript 'Report on Power Search' by Miss Ethel Stokes, 1917.

Letters to Canon Power, these include, among others:

A letter from his cousin Sister Benignus, Presentation Convent, Lixnaw, Co Kerry, no date, c.1915, congratulating him on his new appointment in University College Cork and inquiring whether he is going up to Maud's profession.

A letter from Minnie Hannigan, relating to a request to visit Jack Galvin who is in the Mercy hospital, 1 December 1915.

Two letters from Norma Borthwick, Dublin, relating to Aran photographs, 2 March 1900, and relating to Ceol Side and an Irish alphabet for children, 16 April 1900.

An undated letter from Máire de Buitléar, Dublin, thanking him for his criticism, there is also a sketch of a crest from the latter.

Two letters from Mrs Teresa D'Arcy, Bray, relating to the late John Fleming, editor of the Gaelic journal and his efforts, 17 February 1935, 17 February 1936.

Two letters from Maire O'Donovan, Limerick, relating to the Republican movement at Mount St Lawrence, 27 June 1928, 2 July 1928.

A letter from Maud O'Leary Manorcunningham, 22 December 1923, Maud O'Leary appears to be a district nurse, she discusses going on `my rounds' and continues 'it is most depressing to see the poverty and squalor in which most of the people live. I think most of them imagine I'm a little bit mad when I attempt to introduce any reforms. I have a bad epidemic of influenza in the district, which keeps me going but so far the people have been considerate enough, and do not call me out much at night'.

The correspondence also includes a fragment of a letter form Mary Agnes Hickson, relating to ogham stones near Comeragh, no date.

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Repository NameCork City and County Archives
AddressSeamus Murphy Building 32 Great William O'Brien Street Blackpool Cork City
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CommentFormerly Cork Archives Institute. We are grateful for the assistance provided by Ms Patricia McCarthy in supplying entries for the original Directory.