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  • Title
    Emily Nuttall Thorne - 'Clontarf', an account of the attempted assassination of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, at Clontarf on 12 March 1868
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 6100
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1867-1868
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    113163
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2005
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.02 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)
    Drawings
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Emily Thorne (1851-1903) was the sixth child of Sydney businessman George Thorne, who built 'Claremont' at Rose Bay (later the Sacred Heart Convent), and his wife Elizabeth. On 12 March 1868 Emily and her family attended a picnic at Clontarf at which Henry James O'Farrell, an Irishman with Fenian sympathies, shot and wounded Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. A second shot injured George Thorne in the foot.
  • Scope and Content
    A notebook which contains an eye-witness account of the picnic and the attempted assassination, pencil sketches of the picnic crowd and marquees, and newscuttings and poems about the Prince and Queen Victoria. The notebook also includes brief notes on sermons attended by Emily in November and December 1867.
  • Source
    Acquired from New Century Antiquarian Books in 1996
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • General note

    Microfilm located at CY 3560, frames 1 - 33
    See other related Duke of Edinburgh material (1868+) included on the same microfilm reel (CY 3560): Al 37/1-8; MLDOC 666; MLDOC 524.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823501
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