Letter from J. Kelly to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript letter signed J. Kelly of the N.Z. Tablet, Octagon, Dunedin (New Zealand), to Hagan, mentioning a letter to Hagan of a few days previously. Stating that Cleary took 'the warpath' against him again charging the Tablet with a pro-German and pro-revolutionary stance. Archbishop O'Shea on the other hand, [while disapproving of the comments on Queen Victoria] did not see other grounds for the charges. Bishop Brodie seems to be behind the – by now personal- attacks; Kelly wrote him a disingenuous letter expressing his concern for Cleary's mental health. Kelly blames Cleary's hurt vanity over the Tablet's greater success now than under his own aegis. Also pointing out that Mosgiel is still 'untouched by the militarists'. (This item makes sense from point of view of his calling Queen Victoria a 'certain fat old German woman' in November 19171; and because written during the war. However, Cleary is introduced in May 1918 (1918/25) as if never quite discussed before. Kelly only becomes editor of The Tablet in 1917, Cleary only returns from his chaplaincy in October 1917. It cannot be 1919 because there is another letter of that date which comes from Dunedin and describes Brodie as being on good terms now.) See biographical note on Kelly by Rory Sweetman.
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