Famine Letters And Eye-Witness Accounts
K. D. M. Snell (essay date 1994)
SOURCE: "Alexander Somerville and the Irish Famine," in Letters from Ireland during the Famine of 1847, by Alexander Somerville, edited by K. D. M. Snell, Irish Academic Press, 1994, pp. 7-24.
[The following is an introduction to Scottish writer Alexander Somerville's Letters from Ireland (the letters were originally published at the time of their composition  in newspaper reports in the Manchester Examiner, and later as part of Somerville's The Whistler at the Plough ). Snell offers a brief biography of Somerville—explaining the writer's sympathy with Ireland and the Famine...
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