The Bordeaux-Dublin Letters, 1757

Correspondence of an Irish Community Abroad
Author(s): 
Cullen, Louis
Author(s): 
Shovlin, John
Author(s): 
Truxes, Thomas
ISBN: 
9780197265628
Date published: 
October 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

The ship Two Sisters, captured in 1757 in the midst of the Seven Years War, was carrying letters from the Irish community in Bordeaux. Most of the 125 letters lay unopened until 2011. Now, translated and annotated, they communicate the everyday concerns of people separated in wartime and shed light on early modern trade and expatriate communities.