WEEK 102: (20th-26th October 1919)

“Dr Lynn came in the morning to ask one to go with her & Edith Ellis, the English pacifist who was staying at the Standard, & who gave £100 to the Babies Hospital, to the Mater Hospital to see the released hunger strikers there. E.E. wanted to visit them, & the Dr was pressed for time & wanted me to stay with her & take charge of her. Dr L. had a couple of visits to pay first, then we picked up E.E. at the Standard, a rather goodlooking woman but with very round eyes, & went on to the hospital. “

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WEEK 41: (9th – 14th July 1918)

width=“I was telling her the 3 attributes of a novelist necessary to capture the British public, earnestness, power of words & a vulgar mind, & I think she agreed with it. Presently an English coastguard came along & got into conversation with us, & Miss F. talked to him just as if he had been anything else, & he was extremely tiresome with his talk about being in the navy & his beastly accent. He said their work now was mostly looking out for submarines.”

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Rosamond Jacob’s account of the Easter Rising: (25th April – 16th June 1916)

“The front of the Imperial Hotel is left but nothing whatever behind it. The post office especially was an appalling sight, heaps of stones inside and long crooked pieces of burnt metal and huge empty window holes and piles of stones and rubbish along the pavement before it. There were great crowds looking at it. Henry St is destroyed too, and Abbey St, and most of the streets leading out of Lower O’Connell St.”

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