The New York Public Library is now offering grab-and-go service at 50 locations as part of our gradual reopening. Find a location near you, and learn about our remote resources.


Thomas A. Larcom photographs collection

Collection Data

Collection consists of two volumes of photographs of prisoners confined in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, in August 1857 and November 1866. Prisoners were identified as felons and Fenian political prisoners, including some of the leaders of the Fenian Brotherhood and its Irish wing, the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood. The two albums originally belonged to Sir Thomas Aiskew Larcom (1801-1879), the permanent Under Secretary for Ireland from 1853 to 1869, which includes the period covered by the albums. Harriet Fyffe Richardson (b.1872), author of Pioneer Quakers (1940), provided the albums to Stanford University at an unknown date; the Library acquired them in 1953.
Larcom, Thomas A. (Thomas Aiskew) (1801-1879) (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1857-08 - 1866-11
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1694
Ireland -- History -- 1837-1901
Mountjoy Prison
Fenian Brotherhood
Physical Description
Extent: .25 linear feet (2 v.)
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11848378
MSS Unit ID: 1694
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 80c88430-c6bd-012f-d33e-58d385a7bc34
Show filters Hide filters
151 results found