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Casement, Roger, 1864-1916



  • Existence: 1864-09-01 - 1916-08-03

Biographical Note

Irish nationalist and diplomat. Roger David Casement (1864-1916), known as Sir Roger Casement, CMG, between 1911 and 1916, was a diplomat and Irish nationalist. He worked for the British Foreign Office as a diplomat, becoming known as a humanitarian activist, and later as a poet and Easter Rising leader. Described as the "father of twentieth-century human rights investigations", he was honoured in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo and knighted in 1911 for his important investigations of human rights abuses in the rubber industry in Peru. Casement was convicted and executed for treason by the United Kingdom for seeking German military support for the 1916 Easter Rising.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Roger Casement letters

 Collection — Shared_box 5237: Series I; Series II; Series III; Series IV; Series I; Series II; Series III; Series I; Series II; Series III; Series I; Series II; Series III

Consists of correspondence of Casement including a letter to THE PILOT on English restrictions on Irish trade in 1914.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1905 - 1915