Volume 3 (1824-1828)
The correspondence of Daniel O’Connell is essential reading for all students of both British and Irish history in the first half of the nineteenth century. The letters generally, but in particular of O’Connell and his wife, are a unique source for Irish social history. Volume III describes the foundation of the Catholic Association in 1824. The O’Connell family progress and financial difficulties are intermingled with election news; he was elected MP for Clare in 1826, and the correspondence with his wife at this time of political activity is extensive. The volume ends with the last stages in the struggle for Catholic Emancipation.