Show simple item record Ní Úrdail, Meidhbhín 2017-12-06T16:27:27Z 2017 Palgrave Macmillan en 2017-07-22
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-52526-6
dc.description.abstract Thomas O’Connor (b. 1798), originally from the civil parish of Templemolaga, Co. Cork, emigrated to London in 1820 where he worked as a tailor until his death around 1870. The evidence in extant Irish manuscripts suggests that he had already begun working as a scribe in his native homeplace, but that this role progressed significantly during his years in the Victorian city. His scribal material (in Irish and in English) provides an intriguing insight into a native man of letters who appears to have integrated himself into his host society, while at the same time preserving a distinctive Irish identity. Moreover, his fascinating collection of correspondence in English reveals a man with informed views about the language and literature of his native country. And, in his thirty or so poetic compositions, personal vignettes come to the fore as well as a great admiration for the Young Ireland movement and, in particular, for William Smith O’Brien, the fairhaired boy (an buachaill bán). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan en
dc.relation.ispartof Corporaal M., Morin C. (eds.). Travelling Irishness in the long nineteenth century en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature book series (NDIIAL) en
dc.rights Ní Úrdail M. (2017) A Cork Scribe in Victorian London. In: Corporaal M., Morin C. (eds) Traveling Irishness in the Long Nineteenth Century. New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive, published, version of record is available here: en
dc.subject Thomas O'Connor en
dc.subject Cork en
dc.subject London en
dc.subject Scribal culture en
dc.title A Cork scribe in Victorian London en
dc.type Book Chapter en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-52527-3_12
dc.neeo.contributor Ní Úrdail|Meidhbhín|aut| 2020-07-22
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