Identity Statement for James Lenigan

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P146
  • Title: Letter to James Lenigan
  • Dates: 1847
  • Level of description: Item
  • Extent: 4pp
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

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.'

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in digital format.
  • Language: English
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