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Memoirs of Senator James G.Douglas (1887-1954): Concerned Citizen

Concerned Citizen

Senator James G. Douglas, a Dublin business and and a Quaker and Irish nationalist, was active in the Irish White Cross, 1920-22. Appointed by Michael Collins as a member of the committee which prepared drafts for the first Irish constitution in 1922. He was a member of Seanad Eireann in 1922-36, 1938-43 and 1944-54. These memoirs relate his involvement in the events of 1916-26. He casts fresh light on some events - revealing for example his secret meetings with De Valera in the closing stages of the Civil War.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 - 1887-1922. Part 2 - 1921-22. Part 3 - 1922-31. Part 4 - 1923-26. Appendices - background to Miss Gertrude Webb’s school letter of 17 March 1917 from Douglas, Maurice Moore and George Russell to members of the Irish Conference Committee report on distress in Ireland - survey by the American unit under the auspices of the American Committee for Relief in Ireland 1921 encomium by Douglas on Michael Collins, 1922 report by Douglas to Seanad Eireann on Congress of Europe 1948 tribute by Patrick F. Baxter, Cathaoirleach, Seanad Eireann, to Senator James G. Douglas, 1954.

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