Diarmaid L. Fawsitt Archive Section 1 Desc. List.

PR81/1/5 Industrial Development and Trade (1920s-1930s)

Reference: PR81/1/5/A/10

Date: 15 July 1928 - 9 February 1929

Reference: PR81/1/5/B/01

Date: 1921 - 1934

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Educational Company of Ireland - St Enda’s Readers

Journals and Periodicals (mainly including articles by Fawsitt)

Extent: 19 items

Extent: 12 items


Scope and Content: File of correspondence between the Educational Company of Ireland, Diarmuid Fawsitt, and D Daly, Cork, regarding the supply by Fawsitt of three reading lessons for the ‘St Enda’s Readers’ series (items 1-11). Also present are drafts and copies of the lessons (titles include ‘A Parish Rally’, ‘Unity is Strength’, ‘Taking Thought for Tomorrow in Ireland’, ‘Choosing a Pipe’, ‘Ways and Means’, and ‘Preparing the Soil’). In addition, there are loose printed pages regarding Denmark, with a note ‘this length or so’.

Scope and Content: File of journals, some of which contain articles by Fawsitt (marked *): The Irish Homestead (12 Nov 1921 and 14 Jan 1922); The Irish Tribune (2 and 16 July 1926*); The Leader (4 Aug 1928*); Irish Trade Journal July 1927, December 1934); The Times Imperial and Foreign Trade Supplement (12 November 1921). Also present on the file are the following: a newscutting re ‘Arklow Fishermen’s Plight’; Sinn Fein flyer ‘Buy Irish in Irish Shops’; booklet ‘The Consumer Pays - the Profiteers!’ (advocating for an American tariff).

Reference: PR81/1/5/A/11

Date: 1939

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Muintir na Tire

Extent: 19pp

Reference: PR81/1/5/B/02

Date: 1926 - 1929


Scope and Content: Small file containing a typescript copy of a paper/speech: Muintir na Tire, Its Aims and Objectives: Primary Purposes. An Argument and Analysis by Liam de Roiste, President, Cork Associate Guild. The text advocates for Catholic social principles.

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Correspondence re articles and writings for financial publications

Extent: 8 bundles; 77 items


Scope and Content: Correspondence, mainly outgoing, between Fawsitt and editors of a number of news and financial newspapers and periodicals. The Financial Times is most represented (57 items). Other titles are America (a US journal; 2 items); The Brewer’s Journal (2 items); The Cork Examiner (2 items); The Daily Telegraph (1 item); The Economist (1 item); The Irish Times (2 items); and The Standard (10 items). Draft articles are included with some letters, eg, 31 July 1928, Fawsitt to the Economist, forwarding article for consideration on ‘Irish Free State half-Year’s Trade Returns’. Arranged into bundles by name of publication, then chronologically, with draft articles attached to relevant covering letter. Some rough notes evidently relating to one or more articles for the Financial Times placed at the end of the Financial Times bundle.

Reference: PR81/1/5/A/12

Date: August 1927

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National Advisory Council (County Dublin Constituency)

Extent: 3 items


Scope and Content: Small file of letters from B Halligan, National Advisory Council (Co Dublin Constituency), regarding the objectives of the Council, which seeks to make the electorate ‘an organised and useful influence’ in national development.

Reference: PR81/1/5/B/03

Date: Aug 1926 - Mar 1930

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Correspondence re articles for Australian publications

PR81/1/5/B Articles, Broadcasts, Research, and Other Writings by Fawsitt on Industry and Trade (1921 – 1934)

Extent: 27 items


Scope and Content: Correspondence regarding publication of a series of articles by Fawsitt in Australian publications. The Catholic Press and The Advocate. The file includes correspondence with M Sheehan, Coadjutor- Archbishop of Sydney, who assists in placing the articles. Fawsitt’s series ‘The Re-making of Ireland’ was published in The Catholic Press, and letters to and from its editor, PS Cleary, are also present. Fawsitt’s proposal of a series of articles for The Advocate was rejected by its editor, Fr Francis Moynihan, wo, in his letter of 10 March 1928, notes that he has already contracted series from Belloc, Chesterton, and Knox. At the back of the file are three publications: reprint from Irish Homestead 18 Dec 1920 ‘England’s War on Irish Industry’; The National Advocate (6 Aug 1926); Dublin Chamber of Commerce Journal (November 1927) [only the latter contains an article by Fawsitt, in his Historic Industries of Ireland series].

Reference: PR81/1/5/B

Date: 1921 - 1934

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Articles, Brodcasts, Research, and Other Writings by Fawsitt on Industry and Trade

Extent: 9 files


Scope and Content: Set of files containing copies of articles, scripts of broadcasts, and research and other writings by Diarmuid Fawsitt and of journals in which they appeared, with some related correspondence and some copies of journals not including articles by Fawsitt. Includes Irish, British, and Australian publications, as well as a series of broadcasts by Fawsitt on the Irish national radio station 2RN on Irish industry. These records generally date from the period after Fawsitt’s dismissal from the Department of Industry and Commerce, as he sought to find other work, to secure income to support himself and his family, and to fund his legal studies and early career as a barrister. They also demonstrate how he continued to apply his knowledge and experience of industry and trade matters to promote Irish industry and its development.



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