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Paraphrase copies of cipher messages between the War Office and General Maxwell concerning Mrs. Pearse

Abstract: Handwritten paraphrase copies of cipher messages between the War Office and General Maxwell, marked 'Secret', concerning Mrs. Pearse's request to be given her two sons' bodies for burial in consecrated ground. Maxwell refuses on the grounds that 'It will have to be done in all cases if done in one and Mrs. Pearse has already been refused by me–These graves will be turned by Irish sentimentality into the shrines of martyrs and there will be a constant irritant in the country caused by annual procession etc. to them'.

In collection Éamon de Valera Papers : British documents relating to 1916

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text
Physical description
2 p.
9 x 12 cm
Languages
English  
Genre
Miscellaneous Documents
Subject
Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916   linked data (lcsh)
Asquith, H. H. (Herbert Henry), 1852-1928
Pearse, Margaret, 1857-1932
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.ucdlib_54051
Location
UCD Archives
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"Paraphrase copies of cipher messages between the War Office and General Maxwell concerning Mrs. Pearse," held by UCD Archives. © Public domain. Digital content by University College Dublin, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:54051>

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