Letter from Eric Fair to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Holograph letter from Eric Fair, Kylenaborris, Banagher (County Offaly), to Hagan, on the outcome of his correspondence with the new bishop whom he still has not been able to see. He is against Fair returning to Rome to work on the Irish Martyrs' cause and will send him to the diocesan college. Expressing satisfaction with the rector's continued improvement; hoping to see him in Ireland. Giving a good reference to Fr. Stephen Brown S.J. who will study at the Biblical Institute; he has published widely on Irish subjects and is 'an excellent Irishman, though now (and) again perhaps a little timid!' Commenting on the strikes being the order of the day; sketching the strike of labourers on the local Pollok estate �they are threatened with eviction in the absence of tenancy rights, and the Polloks took such action before with circa 500 families. Enclosing a handwritten document in cl� Gaelach meant for Mr. MacDaid at Genazzano; the third part of a travelogue, dedicated to his journey to England via Southampton (travails with the customs officers), and his visit to London. Some comments on the British Museum � sarcastic remarks about Se�n Buidhe's goodness in presenting Irish artefacts to the world; and on Westminster Cathedral � observing inflation through the wages paid to the cleaning woman. Recounting conversations about the causes for the labourers' strike. Stating that the odd English person favours Irish independence, but that hope comes more certainly from the troubles within England and the empire.
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