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Arbour Hill Prison autograph album

Collection BC-2022-156: Arbour Hill Prison autograph album


  • 1940 February 14-March 10


Autograph album containing containing verse, quotations, and drawings by Irish republican prisoners at Arbour Hill Prison, Dublin. Entries are dated February-March 1940, and are signed by James O'Neill, Frank Quinn, Seán Dunne, Patrick Reynolds, and others.

Language of Materials

In English and Irish.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Historical note

Irish prison. Following the passage of the 1939 Emergency Powers Act the Irish government arrested and interned suspected members of the Irish Republican Army. The contributors to this autograph album were interned at Arbour Hill Prison, Dublin in February-March 1940.


1 Volumes (74 pages) : illustrations ; 11 x 14 cm

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Kennys Bookshop, 2022.

Binding Information

Bound in green paperboard covers.

Arbour Hill Prison autograph album, 1940 February 14-March 10: manuscript
Marc Only
Noah Sheola
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States