Diarmaid L. Fawsitt Archive Section 1 Desc. List.

PR81/1/2 New York Consulate (Jul 1919 - Oct 1921)

PR81/1/2/B Correspondence, New York Consulate (1919 – 1924)

Reference: PR81/1/2/B/03/1 Date: 4 March 1920 Title:

Letter, Lord Mayor of Cork Tomas MacCurtain, to Diarmaid Fawsitt


Extent: 1 page


Reference: PR81/1/2/B

Date: 1919 - 1924

Scope and Content: Letter on official Lord Mayor of Cork headed paper, apparently thanking Fawsitt for his own letter of congratulations on election to the position of Lord Mayor, Cork city. The letter states: ‘I did all I could to escape the job, but the fates were against me. It is really a tough job, but we are getting thro fairly successfully’. MacCurtain thanks Fawsitt for his offer to help in any way possible in New York.

Title: Level:

Correspondence, New York Consulate

Extent: 16 items


Scope and Content: Letter correspondence between Diarmaid Fawsitt and a number of others in his capacity as Irish consul in New York. These include significant items such as a letter from Tomas MacCurtain, Lord Mayor of Cork (ref. PR81/1/2/B/03/1), and outgoing letters from Fawsitt contained in two letterbooks (ref PR81/1/2/B/10, and PR81/1/2/B/18).

Reference: PR81/1/2/B/01

Date: 7 December 1919

Title: Level:

Letter, Eamon de Valera to Mr Fawsitt (Diarmaid Fawsitt)

Extent: 3 pages


Scope and Content: Fragile. Letter addressed to ‘Mr Fawsitt’ from Eamon de Valera, requesting Fawsitt’s presence in Washington on 12 December 1919: ‘you are the only expert we have - your evidence will be an advertisement of the fact we have a consul here’. The letter also requests Fawsitt to prepare two statements, one on the consular system and its role in prospering trade between Ireland and America, and the second, a statement with ‘concrete examples’ as proof England has destroyed competitive Irish trade and markets.

Reference: PR81/1/2/B/02

Date: 11 May 1920


Letter from Eamon de Valera introducing Diarmaid Fawsitt to Mr Doheny (Edward Laurence Doheny)


Extent: 1 page, 1 envelope


Scope and Content: Letter addressed to ‘Mr Doheny’ from Eamon de Valera, introducing Fawsitt. Envelope addressed to ‘E.L Doheny (Edward Laurence Doheny), Plaza Hotel, New York’.

Reference: PR81/1/2/B/03

Date: 4 March 1920 - 22 December 1920


Diarmaid Fawsitt’s file on the death of Tomas MacCurtain including last letter received from Tomas MacCurtain


Extent: 3 items


Scope and Content: Artificial file of items relating to the death of Tomas MacCurtain including the last letter received by Fawsitt from MacCurtain.



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