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  • Letter from Francis S. Mahony to William Allingham, undated
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | William Allingham papers, 1846-1920One letter from Irish humorist and journalist Francis Sylvester Mahony to William Allingham regarding a question that Allingham had posed regarding information in a newspaper. Mahony explains that he cannot think of anything either from the Globe or any other quarter that would suit Allingham's purpose. He suggests the "illustrated news," as a starting point. He also writes ...