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Crofts, Gerard B. National Library of Ireland

VIAF ID: 315688466 (Personal)


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A collection of documents and photographs relating to the Crofts family; includes a studio photograph [probably of Gerard Crofts as a young man, Octova Studios, Dublin]; 2 letters and 1 typed letter of appointment sent to Margaret Crofts concerning her employment in the Civil Service, 1922 and 1924; 1 letter from Dept. of Defence to Gerard Crofts, January 1929, concerning his claim under the Army Pensions Act; 1 blank application form addressed to him under the Military Service Pensions Act 1934 [the year of his death]; an invitation to an Old IRA reunion, 1934; some snapshots, postcards, manuscript poetry and press cuttings of family interest; National Library of Ireland
A collection of manuscripts, poems and songs, sent or given to Gerard Crofts by John MacDonagh, younger brother of Thomas; including 'Child of the Slums', a narrative poem, [typescript, probably unpublished, 5 pp, 22 stanzas, from a New York address, with a separate list of 'John MacDonagh's Songs and Ballads'] and a collection of mainly original poetry and lyrics by various hands; National Library of Ireland
Hymn on the battlefield (dedicated to the Citizen Army) National Library of Ireland
A morocco bound notebook volume titled 'Verse and the Reverse, by Gerard B. Crofts', dedicated to 'Sheela' [probably Sheela Trench], containing carefully written fair copies of about 25 original poems and recitations, including some written 'on my slate in Dartmoor' and others written in Lewes Jail, with some earlier work; National Library of Ireland
Note from Gerard Crofts to Master Ronan Kent [Rónán Ceannt] thanking Ceannt for his cards and for his remebrances of him which have touched Crofts deeply National Library of Ireland
An original music manuscript [10 pp., quarto, with 1 sheet of typescript text of the lyrics, entitled 'The Cross Against the Sky' by Gerard Crofts, the music by Joseph Crofts [inscribed 'To dear Gerard / from / his loving brother / Joe / 8.9.34 [two months before his death]; accompanied by 1 autograph signed letter from Joseph Crofts to Maighread [O'Callaghan], [n.d., before her marriage to Gerard]; National Library of Ireland

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