Augustine E. Costello letter
Letter from writer Augustine Costello to his young cousin "Charles", living in Ireland. The collection consists of a single autobiographical letter to this cousin, who also has decided to become a journalist, and is writing for the Freeman.
- July 9, 1891
- Costello, Augustine E. (Person)
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1 folder (1 letter: 8 pages (4 pieces)) : Printed scene of a sea-side hotel on the letter. Letterhead: "The Mansion, Atlantic City, N.J."
Scope and Contents
In the letter, Costello discusses the hedge schoolmaster Johnny McDermott 3 miles from "dear, wretched Killimore" (County Galway); further education until 15; went on the railroad to Kells; set sail for America. "Regrets are idle and I must be content to be what I am: neither a success nor a failure." Costello describes his children; "I am healthy except for my nervous system."
He suggests that his cousin Charles write a sample letter on Irish politics to the New York editors, enclosing a note on his qualifications and mentioning Costello's name; try John A.Cockerill, Morning Advertiser, and Joseph I. C. Clarke, Morning Journal.
"I regret to hear that your father continues in poor health... Is not your brother John in Dublin?... I suppose Willie is as good as dead to you all... he will never amount to anything...I do not see him at all."
"God save Ireland."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Costello, Augustine E. -- Correspondence
- Ireland -- Politics and government -- 19th century
- Guide to the Augustine E. Costello Collection
- Augustine E. Costello letter
- Finding aid prepared by alh, August 13, 1973. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
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Augustine E. Costello letter, Department of Special Collections, MS P400, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas