Thomas Davis Collection
Identifier: MSE/IR 1001
Scope and Contents
The Thomas Davis Collection consists of manuscript drafts of fourteen verses or songs, and one clipping with handwritten amendments, of "The West's Asleep."
- circa 1838-1845
- Davis, Thomas, 1814-1845 (Person)
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Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Davis (1814-45) was a leading Irish nationalist, writer and co-founder of The Nation, and a leader in the Young Ireland movement. In 1842, Davis founded The Nation along with Charles Gavan Duffy and John Blake Dillon. This weekly paper was extremely popular and influential, with Thomas Davis as its main contributor. Davis composed and contributed many verses and songs, of which "The West's Awake" and "A Natin Once Again" are among the best known.
Manuscript drafts of verse and songs.
The verses are in separate folders, arranged alphabetically either by title or, where no title is apparent, by the first line.
- Thomas Davis Collection
- Hannah Sabal
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