Commandant of the Dublin Brigade during the Easter 1916 Rising, James Connolly was a tireless worker in the Socialist cause and was in contact with many influential thinkers of his time (Eleanor Marx Aveling, for one). He also travelled extensively raising funds for unions in the USA and Ireland. Find out more through his letters.
If you came up with one of the most important ideas in history, would you give up the credit? Alfred Russel Wallace developed the Theory of Evolution independently to Darwin, but held off publishing his ideas until the older man published his. Explore the world of one of Science's unsung heroes.
Creator of the terrifying Cthulhu mythos, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, a.k.a. the Sage of Providence, was often less than wise in his divisive opinions. But he was an inveterate letter writer and throughout his life he cultivated a loyal network of correspondents, many of whom were pioneers of weird fiction too. Explore his network.
A staunch advocate of Irish culture and language, founding the Pipers Club and a prominent member of the Gaelic League, Éamonn Ceannt was also a revolutionary. He was one of the seven signatories of the Irish Proclamation in the 1916 Easter Rising. After his execution his wife and sisters were prominent in creating the new Irish State. Discover more through their correspondence.