O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1844-1890

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American journalist and poet.

From the description of Papers of John Boyle O'Reilly [manuscript], 1873-1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814404

John Boyle O'Reilly was born in Ireland, where his parents instilled in him the Irish love for poetry and rebellion. Court martialed for mutiny, O'Reilly escaped his Australian exile and emigrated to Boston, where he became editor of the Pilot. Reknowned as a poet, orator, journalist, and publisher, he used his position to fight discrimination wherever it was found.

From the description of John Boyle O'Reilly letter and poem, ca. 1880. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51262850

Epithet: Irish nationalist and writer

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John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890) was an Irish poet transported to Western Australia in 1868 on a charge of intended mutiny against the British government. He was sent to the convict settlement at Bunbury where with the help of an Irish priest, the Rev. Patrick McCabe, he contrived to escape in 1869, eventually reaching the United States. James Maguire, born in Ireland in 1834, farmer and grazier at Dardanup, participated in the escape of the Fenians on the "Catalpa".

From the description of Letter, 1873 [manuscript]. 1873. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 762864667

John Boyle O'Reilly was born in County Meath, Ireland, and apprenticed with a newspaper at the age of eleven. He joined the English army to persuade Irish soldiers to join the Fenian movement, and was so successful he was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted, and he was exiled to Australia, but escaped to America and after numerous adventures settled in Boston. He lectured, wrote poetry, and joined the Boston Pilot, which he later co-owned, turning it into America's leading Irish newspaper. O'Reilly remained a prominent Fenian, and an idealist who also supported African American rights. He published four volumes of verse, two novels, and a non-fiction book promoting sport. He received honorary degrees from Notre Dame, Dartmouth, and Georgetown.

From the description of John Boyle O'Reilly letters, circa 1880-1885. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 69937684

Irish poet transported to Western Australia in 1868 on a charge of intended mutiny against the British government. His imprisonment in Western Australia was cheered by the friendshhip of two Roman Catholic priests, Father Lynch in Fremantle and Father Patrick McCabe in Bunbury.

From the description of Poems. 1868. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222715839

Irish author and editor in America.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Boston, to Lady Wilde, 1875 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872076

O'Reilly was a poet and editor of the Boston Pilot.

From the description of ALS, 1874 June 1 : Pilot Editorial Rooms, [Boston, Mass.] to Francis H. Underwood. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 28013350

American poet and journalist.

From the description of Jacqueminots : [n.p.] : autograph poem signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612465

Poet, Journalist, and author.

O'Reilly was born in County Meath, Ireland. He joined the British army but was transported to Australia for Fenian activities. O'Reilly escaped to America and settled in Boston. He became known as a novelist, poet, and editor of THE PILOT. O'Reilly died in Boston.

From the description of John Boyle O'Reilly papers, 1857-1979, (bulk 1870-1890). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 32876179

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referencedIn Pennoyer, Sylvester, 1831-1902. Sylvester Pennoyer letters [manuscript], 1889-1897. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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creatorOf O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1844-1890. John Boyle O'Reilly letters, circa 1880-1885. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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creatorOf O'Reilly, John Boyle. Letter, 188?, December 26, Boston, Mass., to Mrs. Carpenter. Brown University, John Hay Library
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creatorOf O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1844-1890. Autograph letters signed (2) : Boston, to Lady Wilde, 1875 Sept. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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creatorOf Towne, Marian E. The white rose / words by John Boyle O'Reilly ; music by Marian E. Towne. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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creatorOf O'Reilly, John Boyle, 1844-1890. Autograph card signed John Boyle O'Reilly to: Mr. Lamb June 22, 1890. Wellesley College
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Massachusetts--Boston
Australia--Western Australia
Western Australia--Dardanup
Massachusetts--Boston
Ireland
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Fenians--Correspondence
Poets, American--Correspondence
Journalists--Biography
Fenians--History--Sources
Authors, American--Correspondence
Poets, American--19th century--Correspondence
Male authors, American--19th century--Correspondence
Convicts--Archives
Irish question--History--Sources
Poets, American--Biographies
Irish Americans--Biography
Irish Americans--History--Sources
Journalists--Correspondence
Journalism
Authors, American--Manuscripts
Irish Americans--Correspondence
Irish Americans--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, American--Biography
Lectures and lecturing
Poets, American--19th century--Poetry
Farmers--Correspondence
Irish Americans--19th century--Poetry
Poets, Irish--19th century--Archives
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Birth 1844-06-28

Death 1890-08-10

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