Patrick O'Daly Collection. IE TCD MSS 11670-11670a Public Deposited

Patrick O'Daly Collection. IE TCD MSS 11670-11670a

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 11670
  • IE TCD MS 11670a
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.
Publisher location
  • England
Date Created
  • between approximately 1910-1920
Physical extent
  • 8 items
  • IE TCD MSS 11670-11670a is a collection of 8 items collected, received, and owned by Co. Cork man Patrick O'Daly (formerly Daly, born 1877; died 1942), a pacifist and conscientious objector to the First World War, who was imprisoned Dartmoor Prison, Devon as a direct result of his beliefs. The collection comprises an album of autographs of fellow objectors collected by O'Daly, and a number of photographs and letters, including O'Daly's certificate of discharge from the Royal Fusiliers.
Biographical note
  • Patrick Daly (7 February 1877-1942), born Drimoleague, Co. Cork, one of two children of Denis Daly (1837-1895) and Ellen (nee Sullivan), and one of 16 grandchildren of John Daly (1792-1882) and Ellen (nee Wholey). Patrick Daly emigrated to England, where he settled in Brentford, West London. He changed his surname from Daly to O'Daly. In 1913 he married Mary Martin, with whom he had three children: Patrick Brendan (Brendan; 1914-1957, a Catholic priest), Sheila Ellen Brigid (13 April 1916-27 July 1993), and Kieran John Joseph (20 February 1919-1985). O'Daly was employed in Royal Botanic Gardens Kew at the outbreak of World War I ('in the arboretum since 1896'). A devout Catholic and socialist, he was incarcerated in Dartmoor Prison, Devon, as a conscientious objector to the War.
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Finding aid
  • This small collection was the property of Patrick O'Daly. It was presented to the Library of Trinity College Dublin so as to return it to the country of birth of the compiler, and to advance the message of pacifism which led to Patrick O'Daly being incarcerated.
Resource type
  • ink
  • colored ink
  • leather
  • paper (fiber product)
Digital Object Id
  • MS11670_001
  • b203344315


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