Money for Ireland: Finance, Diplomacy, Politics, and the First Daail Aeireann Loans, 1919-1936

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Acknowledgments

A book of this nature depends on many forms of assistance from many sources. It is a pleasure to acknowledge those people and institutions that have made this study possible. First of all, I am pleased to mention the Columbia Law School, that great institution at Columbia University in New York, where I was invited to spend a term as a Visiting Scholar in international law, and particularly Professor Peter L. Strauss and the late Professor Walter Gellhorn, who made my stay at Columbia possible and who opened many doors for me. Although I had known about the cases in the New York courts since my early researches in Irish and Irish-American history, any serious study of them had remained locked up in the world of legal language and legal libraries until I learned how to do research in legal material at Columbia. Living in New York City gave me regular access to the New York Public Library and the boxes of material on the court cases in the papers of Frank P. Walsh, one of the key figures in Irish-American affairs and a lawyer involved in the cases. The Law School also facilitated my work in the Library of the Bar Association of New York and the archives of the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, which had represented the Irish Free State government in the 1920s. I am particularly obliged to Richard B. Smith, Esq., a partner at Davis Polk, who graciously and generously brought me into the offices of the firm and made possible my research on their papers. My examination of the papers was contingent upon the agreement of the Irish government, and there is a felicitous symmetry in the coincidence of that permission being granted by Mr. Sean O'hUiginn, who was then Consul General in

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Chapter 1 - Dáil Éireann and the Need for Money 1
  • Chapter 2 - The Irish Bond-Certificate Drive in America 15
  • Chapter 3 - The Treaty Crisis, the Civil War, and Rival Claims for the Dáil Funds 31
  • Chapter 4 - The Dáil Funds in the New York Courts 49
  • Chapter 5 - New Claims for the Bond-Certificates 69
  • Chapter 6 - The Irish Settlement 83
  • Appendix I 95
  • Appendix II 101
  • Appendix III 109
  • Appendix IV 117
  • Appendix V 147
  • Bibliography 167
  • Index 173
  • About the Author 182
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