Identity Statement for James Lenigan
- Reference code: IE UCDA P146
- Title: Letter to James Lenigan
- Dates: 1847
- Level of description: Item
- Extent: 4pp
Letter from John Molloy, Castle Fogarty, Thurles, County Tipperary, to James Lenigan [also of Castle Fogarty], Umberslade Hall, near Hockley Heath, Birmingham (15 July 1847, 3pp & transcript). He describes early indications of the recurrence this season of potato blight and encloses samples of plant leaves.
'A week will tell much. I have heard many other bad accounts this evening but will state nothing but what comes under my own eye. If the potato goes this year, Ireland will never never recover.'