- Michael Connell & Michael Purcell
viewing a manuscript
The Carlow website is privileged to be
chosen to be the first to publish extracts from this very
Examples above of the manuscripts which have been
transcribed by Michael Purcell on previous pages.
I believe that they were at one time in
the possession of Sir Cyril Osbourne they then passed into the
hands of a descendant of Benjamin D'Israeli who today looks
after Protocol issues in dealing with Royal visits.
It was during a visit to Ireland making
such preparations for the recent historic visit of Queen
Elizabeth to Ireland that the Inquest manuscripts surfaced in an
auction in Dublin.