Mss.31.63a and Mss.31.63b Postcard: American and Irish flag – 8 March 1907
Postcard displays the Irish and American flags overlapping. The Irish symbol of the gold harp is sitting above the flags, and the shamrock is positioned in front of the flags. Handwritten at the bottom, ‘I suppose you have forgotten us all as you never write to any of us. Love from all for St. Patrick’s Day, Nell.’ Addressed to Mr J. Cavanagh, care of Mrs Henderson 11 Foyle Road Londonderry Ireland.
Mss.31.72a and Mss.31.72b Postcard: A trefoil dear to the hearts of all Irishmen – 4 March 1909
Commemorative postcard of a shamrock with the portraits of Irish leaders Robert Emmet, Wolfe tone and Lord Ed Fitzgerald in the three leaves. In a scroll surrounding the shamrock is the following text, ‘a trefoil dear to the hearts of all Irishmen.’ Addressed to Mr J. Kavanagh 25 Stanley’s walk Londonderry Ireland. Handwritten message, ‘I am writing a letter for you and Sarah write soon. I hope you will think of me on 17 as my thoughts will travel home to you all sister. Fondest love Nellie.’
Mss.31.81a and Mss.31.81b Postcard: St. Patrick was a gentleman – 8 March 1910
Illustration of a boy standing on a chair dressed in green for St. Patrick’s Day. Handwritten message reads, ‘Liam St. Patrick’s day 1910.’ Back of postcard addressed to Master Wm L. Kavanagh 8 Harvey St Londonderry Ireland. ‘My dearest sweetheart, I hope you are very good to your little baby sister give her a big kiss for me. Tell papa I got his letter yesterday will write for next mail. Fondest love to mama papa + baby sister and your own big self from aunt Nellie xxxxx’
Mss.31.91a and Mss.31.91b Postcard: The wearin’ of green. Date Unknown.
A young Irish couple celebrating is the main image on this postcard. ‘When laws can stop the blades of grass from growin’ as they grow, and when the leaves in summer time their colour dare not show, then I will change the colour too, I wear in my Caubeen, but till that day plaze God I’ll stick to the wearin’ of the green.’ The back of postcard remains blank
Mss.31.84a and Mss.31.84b Postcard: Wishing you a jolly Christmas – Date Unknown (stamp ripped off).
A festive image of Santa Claus riding a modified bicycle on Christmas night. Captioned, ‘Wishing you a jolly Christmas.’
Mss.31.86a and Mss.31.86b Postcard: Santa’s Special – 11 December 1908
Coloured drawing of Santa’s toy filled sledge being pulled across the snowy ground. There is an umbrella covering the toys with ‘Santa’s special’ written on the front. Handwritten at the bottom, ‘All for William.’ Addressed to Master William Liam Kavanagh 26 Stanley’s Walk Londonderry Ireland. ‘Best love and kisses to my little sweetheart from Auntie Nellie.
Mss.31.55a and Mss.31.55b Postcard: Fond Christmas greetings – 11 December 1908
The image below shows a bellows, a tool used when starting a fire, with a red ribbon tied around the end surrounded by holly. The words ‘Fond Christmas greetings’ are written on the bellow. Below ‘To’ and ‘From’ is written in text. Handwritten beside each is ‘Sarah’ and ‘Sister Nellie’, respectively. Back of postcard addressed to Mr James Kavanagh 25 Stanley’s walk Londonderry Ireland. The handwritten message states ‘with all good wishes.’
Mss.31.3a and Mss.31.3b Postcard: Sunburst with Harp – Christmas 1917
Back of postcard is written in Irish. Translation: Dear Seamus, I send Christmas blessings to you from Cork and I hope that you are well and that the Derry volunteers are likewise. May God give you a happy Christmas and a prosperous new to your family. Your old friend Michael. Cuill-p.na Ng Mr Seamus Cavanagh.
Mss.31.62a and Mss.31.62b Postcard: A happy new year 1908 – 27 December 1907
The postcard displays an anchor covered in blue flowers surrounded by gold shamrocks. A New Year message is written on the card and the year in question, 1908, is displayed in gold. The handwritten message reads ‘love from Nellie.’ Postcard addressed to Mrs J. Kavanagh 25 Stanley’s walk Londonderry Ireland.
Mss.31.53a and Mss.31.53b Postcard: 1 January A happy new year – December (Year Unknown).
Postcard has a gold background with an illustrated calendar date ‘1 January’ covered in snow with three doves sitting on top. Handwritten in the box is ‘love Nellie’ and below that is text, a happy new year. Addressed to Mr James Kavanagh 25 Stanley’s walk Londonderry Ireland.