KENEALY (Edward Vaughan Hyde, 1819-1880, Irish Barrister and Writer, defender of the Tichborne Claimant, M.P.)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Sir', (Thomas Richards Berry), sending his autograph "as you request; but have none of the other that I can spare", embossed arms at head in red and 'Cenngaelan' in Irish letters, identification by Berry on side 4, 1 side 8vo., with conjugate leaf, Gray's Inn, 13th June traces of sealing wax in corners of side 3

Kenealy defended the Tichborne Claimant for perjury, following the collapse of the latter's case for ejecting the tenant of the Tichborne estates. He made it the longest nisi prius trial on record. The violence of Kenealy's pleading caused him to be censured by the jury, and to be disbenched and disbarred from Gray's Inn on 17th August 1874. The case came in the popular mind to represent the difficulty of the working man in obtaining justice, on the strength of which Kenealy started 'The Englishman' newspaper and was elected for Stoke, 1875-1880.

Item Date:  1874

Stock No:  54717      £125

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