Emily Wynne’s World War I diary

Emily Wynne’s World War I diary

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 10247/12/47
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • start 01-08-1914
  • end 12-09-1914
  • TCD MS 10247/12/47 is a journal written by Emily Wynne during the first few months of World War I which offers a glimpse of the effects of the war on Ireland. This brief ‘home-front’ journal runs only from 1 August-12 September 1914; it comprises 27 loose leaves of lined paper, and it is clearly incomplete, ending in mid-sentence. Emily Wynne and her two sisters Veronica and Winifred are best known for helping to revive the fortunes of Avoca Handweavers, a mill originally established in 1723 as a co-operative in the village of Avoca, Co. Wicklow where local farmers could grind cereal crops, and spin and weave their wool into cloth.The Wynne family of Tigroney, Co. Wicklow was a branch of the Wynne family of Hazlewood, Co. Sligo. Their successful mining concerns in Germany at the end of the nineteenth century were run by two cousins: Albert Augustus and Wyndham Henry Wynne. A downturn in financial circumstances followed some unwise investments in American, Canadian and Tunisian mines, after which the cousins took over the running of the Glendalough estate and Albert Augustus became involved in mining in Wicklow.
Collection title
  • Papers of the Wynne family of Co. Wicklow
  • ink
  • paper (fiber product)
  • Irish
  • 0129133


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