1912-1914 Home Rule Crisis

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1912-1914 Home Rule Crisis

The Home Rule Crisis, 1912 - 1914

This section features a wide range of printed political material, postcards and posters, badges, letters and photographs and firearms. It covers emergence of leadership by Carson and Craig, creation of a Unionist mass-movement, propaganda and a paramilitary army called the U.V.F., formed from the Unionist Club movement. This also includes creation of a provisional government, formation of women’s organisations, signing of an Ulster Covenant in 1912, the ‘gun-running’ of smuggled weapons in 1914.

This section also includes material reflecting reactions of Nationalists to the Unionist campaign, focusing on the role of John Redmond, Joseph Devlin, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the emergence, structure and arming of the Irish National Volunteers.

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Edward Carson

Edward Carson

piece of blotter attached to piece of card : used to blot the signature of Edward Carson when signing the Ulster Covenant: Production m...

HOME RULE AND TEMPERANCE. WHAT IT MEANS IN IRELAND

HOME RULE AND TEMPERANCE. WHAT IT MEANS IN IRELAND

Political Broadside Pamphlet. hand bill, printed both sides : list acts dealing with licensing and reaction of nationalists. Inscription : HOME RULE A...

Letter Seeking Support for Unionism

Letter Seeking Support for Unionism

Letter Seeking Support for Unionism. printed letterhead : duplicated letter in blue : ms signature : dated 1912-04-12 : thanks recipient for assistanc...

We Will Not Have Home Rule

We Will Not Have Home Rule

card in form of printed rosette : top roundel red border, orange and blue centre : drop blue with fork tail : text in white : on back pin attached by ...

Ulster Volunteer Force Membership Card

Ulster Volunteer Force Membership Card

Ulster Volunteer Force Membership Card. cloth reinforced card, red outer : single sheet folded : outside plain : inside double rule with square corner...

Ulster Volunteer Force Membership Card

Ulster Volunteer Force Membership Card

Ulster Volunteer Force Membership Card. cloth reinforced card, blue outer : single sheet folded : outside plain. Inscription : 2nd BATTALION. C. N. RE...

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet. hand bill, printed one side : refers to appointment of succession of managers of Lisnaskea Co-Operative Dairy. Inscripti...

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet. 2 sheets folded, printed both sides : staple : cover page title only. Inscription : THE ULSTER MOVEMENT: ITS HISTORY AND...

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet. hand bill, printed both sides. Inscription : MR. BIRRELL AND "HAPPY" QUEBEC. PAPAL HOME RULE. (BY CAPTAIN JAMES CRAIG, M...

Political Postcard

Political Postcard

Political Postcard. front printed in black on white : 6 verses of 4 lines : at top smug black cat with white bow : standard postcard back. Inscription...

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet. hand bill, printed one side. Inscription : CARDINAL MANNING AND HOME RULE. Production Method : printed...

Unionist Political Badge

Unionist Political Badge

Unionist Political Badge. card in form of printed rosette : top roundel orange border, blue and red centre : drop blue with fork tail : text in white ...

Card Seeking Subscriptions

Card Seeking Subscriptions

Card Seeking Subscriptions. card, printed one side only in blue and red : crossed union flag and royal standard with crown above, rose, shamrock and t...

Letter from Sir Edward Carson

Letter from Sir Edward Carson

typed, on mourning paper : ms signature : printed Eaton Place address at top : addressee name and address at bottom. JUNE 26 1913. DEAR MR. McGOWAN, I...

Political Adhesive Label

Political Adhesive Label

Anti-Home Rule Sticker. Margins on right and bottom : pair joined : perforations : dull green border, red, white and blue frame, hand of Ulster at top...

Political Adhesive Label

Political Adhesive Label

Anti-Home Rule Sticker. Margins on right and top : perforations : dull green border, red, white and blue frame, hand of Ulster at top : profile of Car...

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet. hand bill, printed both sides. Inscription : TEMPERANCE REFORM IN IRELAND. HOW THE NATIONALISTS OBSTRUCT IT. MORE TOLERA...

Political Adhesive Label

Political Adhesive Label

Anti-Home Rule Sticker. Blue head and shoulders profile of Carson : red hand on yellow circle at bottom right : stuck to piece of paper, probably from...

Letter

Letter

Letter from Edward Carson dated July 22nd 1913...

The Home Rule Rout

The Home Rule Rout

Anti-Home Rule postcard 'The Home Rule Rout', drawn by W. Watson. Ulster bulldog chases a Home Rule fox. 'A fox for slyness.'...

Badge

Badge

Badge with pin fastening of a portrait of Sir Edward Carson, with a red, white and blue border. Carson, born in Dublin in 1854, was an Irish barriste...

Albert Hall 1912

Albert Hall 1912

Blue enamel badge with gilt lettering 'PROTEST AGAINST HOME RULE' - harp and crown; red, white and blue ribbon; from a bar inscribed ' ALBERT HALL 191...

UVF 3 North Belfast

UVF 3 North Belfast

Brassard 'UVF 3 North Belfast.' This armband belonged to a Company Commander, as represented by the red colour and the two sets of two rings....

UVF 4, North Belfast

UVF 4, North Belfast

Brassard 'UVF 4, North Belfast,' with button at back. Armband of a member of the UVF, North Belfast....

Mr Churchill Sends a Message to Ulster

Mr Churchill Sends a Message to Ulster

Postcard featuring ‘Mr.Churchill sends a message to Ulster,' drawing of Bangor of British troopships allegedly being sent to help quell Ulster on 26th...

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