Kitiara Denus wrote:
> Thanks for the fantastic e-mail Neil, I loved to see Lady Gregory and Maud Gonne in the list.
Seán Ó Luing's biography of Kuno Meyer reproduces a photograph of the
School of Irish Learning summer class for 1910 (taken by Carl
Marstrander - the class, not the photo). Of the 24 people in the photo,
we find Owen O'Byrne (back row, second from the left), but none of the
>> Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 00:02:23 +0900
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>> Subject: Ériu vol i - List of Donations
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>> At p 138 of vol i of Ériu (1904), there is a list of donations and
>> subscriptions made to the School of Irish Learning (which then poduced
>> the journal).
>> There are 82 people listed.
>> One of the lovely things about studying ancient texts is that you
>> sometimes feel a connection with people in the past. I feel a particular
>> affection for these 82 individuals, because without them there would
>> probably have been no Ériu.
>> I was suprised at how many of them I already knew. Some were (or
>> became) famous Celtic scholars:
>> Kuno Meyer, R.A.S. MacAlister, E.J. Gwynn, Whitley Stokes, P.W. Joyce LLD
>> and not-quite-so-famous Celtic scholars:
>> Mrs A.S. Green (I have one of her calling cards, left in her
>> presentation copy of Ériu which I bought online), Mrs M.A. Hutton (who
>> produced a retelling of the Táin in English - I have a postcard she
>> received from Brittany 100 years ago or so).
>> Others were famous for other reasons:
>> Lady Gregory, Maud Gonne MacBride (after whom Yeats pined so
>> incessantly), Chief Baron Palles (a great Irish judge who I knew from my
>> days lecturing law at UCD).
>> Most of the donations were of around one pound, but two people gave 50
>> The Rt Hon Lord Castletown, CMG, and one 'E.W. Barron'.
>> Does anyone know anything about this E.W. Barron? (Or anyone else on the
>> list for that matter?) I would love to be introduced to him.
>> (Some of the names are vaguely familiar and would probably jump out an
>> say 'hi' if I did a google; for instance, John Sweetman was later
>> President of Sinn Féin - but somehow that doesn't count. It is
>> interesting to note that there is one 'Anonymous', who gave 10 shillings
>> and sixpence, as well as a 'Fear gan ainm' who gave a pound.)
>> Here is the full list:
>> E.W Barron
>> Sir H. Bellingham, Bt.
>> Hon. E. Blake., K.C., M.P.
>> J. St. Clair Boyd, M.D.
>> Thomas Burke
>> Rev T. Busker
>> S. H. Butcher, J.P. LITT.D., LL.D.
>> Gen. Sir. Wm. Butler, K>C>B>
>> J. Byrne
>> The Rt. Hon. Lord Castletown, C.M.G.
>> J. Coleman
>> N. Colgan
>> Sir Martin Conway
>> M.F. Cox, M.D., F.R.U.I.
>> Capt. Hon. Otway Cuffe
>> Lord De Freyne
>> The Very Rev. Wm. Delany, S.J., D.D.
>> Countess Dowager of Desart
>> E.W. Digby
>> E.R. McC. Dix
>> M. Dorey
>> E. Duffy
>> Miss Louisa Farquarson
>> Fear gan ainm
>> F. Evatt Gahagan
>> W.P. Geoghegan
>> Mrs A.S. Green
>> Lady Gregory
>> E.J. Gwynn, M.a., F.T.C.D.
>> Stephen Gwynn
>> The Most Rev. Dr Healy, Archbishop of Tuam
>> T.M. Healy, M.P.
>> Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Hutton
>> Rt. Hon. Lord Iveagh, K.P.
>> Hon. Walter James
>> Capt. Bryan J. Jones
>> P.W. Joyce, LL.D.
>> T. Aliaga Kelly
>> Professor W.P. Kerr, LL.D.
>> C.D. La Touche
>> J.C. Ledlie
>> Rev. P Lonergan, C.C.
>> D. Lynch, M.D.
>> Professor Kuno Meyer
>> Norman Moore, M.D.
>> J. Mulhall
>> R.A.S. MacAlister, M.A.
>> Mrs Maud Gonne MacBride
>> Rt. Hon. Sir A.P. MacDonnell, G.C.S.I., K.C.V.O.
>> Professor J. MacKinnon
>> G.U. Macnamara
>> Charles MacNeill
>> Owen O'Byrne
>> J.J. O'Carroll, M.D.
>> Father O'Coigley
>> The Most Rev. Dr O'Dea, Bishop of Clonfert
>> F.H. O'Donnell
>> Rev. J. O'Donovan, Adm.
>> The Most Rev. Dr O'Dwyer, Bishop of Limerick
>> J. O'Hagan
>> C.H. Oldham, B.L.
>> Rev. David O'Leary, P.P.
>> The O'Morchoe
>> M. O'Sullivan
>> Chief Baron Palles
>> Miss S. Purser
>> T.W. Rolleston, M.A.
>> Professor Ronald Ross, F.R.S.
>> The Rt, Hon. The Earl of Rosse, K.P.
>> The Hon. Charles Russell
>> Most Rev. Dr Sheehan, Bishop of Waterford
>> Sir Thornely Stoker, M.D.
>> Whitley Stokes, D.C.L.
>> John Sweetman
>> Professor W.F. Trench
>> Lawrence A. Waldron, M.P.
>> C.T. Hagberg Wright, LL.D.
>> Ed. Perceval Wright, M.D.
>> Henry Cecil Wyld
>> Robert Young
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