Tag Archives: The Great Famine

George Boole’s first letter from Cork

On the 25th of October 1849, 165 years ago, George Boole F.R.S  (1815 -1864) wrote his first letter home to Lincoln, England from his new place of employment, the City of Cork.  Boole had just been appointed the first Professor … Continue reading

Posted in Archives Service, George Boole 200, Special Collections, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fermoy and the Great Famine

Just another letter? Not when its dated November 1846 and from Ireland. The period 1845-52 was to become known as “The Great Famine” and left its mark on Ireland and its people, places and politics for decades. You see, this letter is … Continue reading

Posted in Archives Service, New Collections | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment