Boston, Mass. Not Published, 1927. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #027406
Three typed letters, all on Dr. Gallagher's letterhead, as below: June 9 1927; 1 page. Discussion of James Francis Monaghan, aka "Boston Billy" Williams, wanted for the murder of a policeman in a robbery in New York; & comment that the readers of the Irish World in Ireland got more news of Ireland than was printed in any paper there. Also "…I don't understand Lyndon's game. All I know is he does not want Mass. to hold a State convention nor does he want a National convention if he can prevent it. This I gather from his chief champion, our secretary Michael A. O'Reilly who speaks with two tongues - one in writing you, the other when stripping the Irish World at our meetings…" June 16 1927; 2 pages. "…The press reports give us a fair idea of the voting. I'm fairly posted there but to pay any attention to the "blowing" of Dr. Tynan here is most confusing. He claims to have special cable-grams from the chief and also from Chicago (Lyndon) that tell a different story in many ways. I don't believe he received any or all of the facts he gives but it makes him "great" and confuses the people here. Personally I can't believe him at all. He has fooled us so often and got away with it that I would admire him only for the bad effect resulting. He just telephoned me that he's going to N.Y. tonight. Last week he was going to Ireland. Four days ago he was going to meet "Lindy" in N.Y….I have attended no meetings since Valera went away because of illness but I get the news, correctly. It makes my niece very mad (she reports to me) to find that every letter from Mr. Lyndon contains a complaint that the Irish World is not printing the lists of monies received for many weeks after. There is a sinister suggestion in every one of them. And our state president Tynan and sec.y O'Reilly seem to agree. Myself with ten others gave $1000 each which was sent to Chicago against my wish but I never saw the names printed. The president Tynan I understand did not give anything and that's why perhaps the list has never been read at our meeting or given to the Irish World. Look out for Lyndon and his "gang"…I can't trust Tynan in anything. He loves Ireland as much as I do but he loves to be considered a great man more. I made him president and he will continue to be because I won't take the office…he lies so outrageously and fooled us about the two public meetings where Father Maguness and another clergyman was to speak. He had never asked them I know but he said he had several letters from them…Now comes what will de Valera do? May God direct him!..." August 5 1927, 1 page. "…saw by this week's Irish World that Father Denis Gildea is in America again…very cute, able and plausible chap and his collecting role has few equals…Two years ago he came to Boston. Born almost next door to me in Ireland I entered with whole heart his scheme to build a hall for the workers in Foxford Mills…My niece and all friends in and out of the A.A.R.I.R. in every possible way raised many thousand dollars and many thousands of dollars were raised all over America for the same purpose. Did he build the hall? No. I was told in Ireland that he bought a big house for his brother in Dublin…the boys in Ireland told me he was in Ireland an ardent "Free Stater" like nearly all priests there. Here he was a great Republican. He'll get a poor reception in Boston if he comes here…" Charlestown is a historic waterfront neighborhood of Boston, Mass. with Irish-American roots; Dr. Gallagher was part of the Massachusetts faction of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic. Each letter approx. 5 3/8" x 8 3/8" size; old fold lines; in very good condition.