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CARSON Sir Edward - Autograph Letter Signed 1916

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Sir Edward CARSON (1854-1935)

Autograph Letter Signed ("Edward Carson") to "Dear Sir Reginald", asking him to send a telegraph to Lord Farnham whose "two boys are dying".

1 page 4to, 5 Eaton Place, 12 April 1916.

"Will you greatly oblige me by sending this telegram through to Lord Farnham - It is a very sad case as his two boys are dying & Lady Farnham has all her other children ill. The enclosed is from Lady Farnham . . ."

Arthus Kenlis Maxwell, Lord Farnham, was, like Carson, allied to the Unionist cause. Both of Lord Farnham's sons, mentioned here, died while their father was serving in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Carson had resigned as Attorney General in the wartime ministry in October of the previous year, critical of what he saw as the mishandling of the war. A fortnight later, the Easter uprising was to turn his attention back to the state of Ireland.

Some very light foxing.


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