Identification: MSS 099, F898
Creator: Boyle, Hilary.
Title: Hilary Boyle letter to Priontios D. Ó Scannlain
Inclusive Dates: 1974 May 23
Extent: 1 item (2 p.)
Abstract: On May 23, 1974, Hilary Boyle wrote this thank-you letter to Priontios D. Ó Scannlain while she was hospitalized at St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.
Language: Materials entirely in English.
MSS 099, F898, Hilary Boyle letter to Priontios D. Ó Scannlain, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
Box 62, F898: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes
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Gift of Priontios D. Ó Scannlain, May 2011.
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Dublin activist Hilary Boyle (1976-1986) was born in Jamaica, but spent most of her childhood in Ireland.
She left Ireland as a young married woman but returned in 1934 to stay. In 1962 she moved to Dublin where she became the garden columnist for Hibernia and contributed radio spots for the Sunday Miscellany on Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland's National Public Service Broadcaster. She was active with the Dublin Housing Action Committee and championed a variety of causes, including peace issues.
Priontios D. Ó Scannlain knew Hilary Boyle during the 1960s when they were on campaigns together.
Information derived from MSS 287, Kay Boyle Papers relating to Research on Irish Women.
Information derived from Priontios D. Ó Scannlain, e-mail messages to Rebecca Johnson Melvin, March 25 and April 8, 2011.
On May 23, 1974, Hilary Boyle wrote this thank-you letter to Priontios D. Ó Scannlain while she was hospitalized at St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.
In her handwritten letter Hilary Boyle acknowledged Priontios D. Ó Scannlain's kind letter of encouragement and noted how much it meant to her. She contrasted his letter to some of the "anonymous poison pen letters" which rejoiced in her suffering and were signed, "Holy Catholic Irish Mother."
Autograph letter signed with envelope, 1974 May 23 [Box 62 F898]