Ref NoG37
TitleThe Morrisroe Connolly Collection
DescriptionThis collection consists of personal letters and other material belonging to Tom Morrisroe, a close friend of Douglas Hyde, An Craobhín Aoibhinn, eminent Gaelic scholar and first President of Ireland.

This collection is divided into three main areas. The first consists of photographs and other materials relating to the life of Dr. Douglas Hyde. It includes photographs, press cuttings and a number of important pamphlets and circular letters issued by Douglas Hyde. The second part of the collection consists of 30 letters between Tom Morrisroe and Douglas Hyde, covering a number of topics, and giving family news, discussion of Irish language matters, as well as comments on current events. The final part of the collection consists of a bound volume containing press cuttings from American and Irish newspapers relating to the visit by Douglas Hyde to America to raise awareness of the Gaelic League.
Date1893 - 1947
Related MaterialNational Archives of Ireland: Office of the Secretary of the President: [finding aid available at http://www.nationalarchives.ie/search/index.php?category=10 .]

National Library of Ireland: Douglas Hyde Papers, Ms 21,098-21,119.

James Hardiman Library Archives: de hÍde Manuscripts
Hyde, Catalogue of the Library of Douglas, (P41)
Hyde, Letter on behalf on Connradh na Gaeilge written by Douglas, (G29)
Hyde, Photograph album of Douglas, (P38)
Hyde, Poem to Dr. Sigerson by Douglas, (G30)

See also Janet Egleson & Gareth W. Dunleavy, "Douglas Hyde: A Maker of Modern Ireland" (California, 1991).
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