[Dr.] Robert Cane

Life
1807-1858; b. Kilkenny, ed. Dublin, MD 1836; practised medicine in Kilkenny; mayor in 1844; Young Ireland sympathiser, though non-participant in 1848; est. Celtic Union, 1853; ed. The Celt, 1857; issued History of the Williamite and Jacobite Wars (1859). ODNB DIH

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Works
Essay on Irish Ring-money, and Confederate and Ormonde Coin (Dublin: J. O'Daly 1853), 20pp., 8o.; Some Practical Remarks on Cholera: with an appendix containing sanatory hints for Kilkenny (Kilkenny: T. Shearman 1849), 47pp., 8o.; The History of the Williamite and Jacobite Wars in Ireland; from their Origin to the Capture of Athlone (Dublin: Wm. Hennessy 1859), 246pp., 80.; and Do. [another edn.], with continuation to the death of James II by Maurice Lenihan (Dublin: J. Duffy & Sons 1884), 251pp., 8o, pls. & maps.

Bibliographical Details
The History of the Williamite and Jacobite Wars in Ireland; from their origin to the capture of Athlone (priv. 1859), 246pp., 8o., pls. & maps.; [another edn.] With continuation to the death of James II by Maurice Lenihan, &c. (Dublin: J. Duffy & Sons 1884), 251pp., 8o. Also, cites an edition (Dublin: W.M. Hennessy [1859?]), 56pp. [sic], 2 leaves of pls., maps, ports, 23 cm.

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References
The British Library
holds Essay on Irish Ring-money, and Confederate and Ormonde Coin. 20pp. J. O'Daly: Dublin, 1853. 8o.; Title Some Practical Remarks on Cholera: with an appendix containing sanatory hints for Kilkenny, 47pp. T. Shearman: Kilkenny, 1849. 8o.; The History of the Williamite and Jacobite Wars in Ireland; from their origin to the capture of Athlone. [With plates and maps.] [Another edition] With continuation to the death of James II by Maurice Lenihan, etc. 246pp. 1859, 8o. 251pp. J. Duffy & Sons: Dublin, 1884. 8o.

COPAC lists The History of the Williamite and Jacobite Wars in Ireland; from their origin to the capture of Athlone (priv. 1859), 246pp., 8o., pls. & maps.; and Do., With continuation to the death of James II by Maurice Lenihan, &c. (Dublin: J. Duffy & Sons 1884), 251pp., 8o.

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Notes
The Duke of Wellington refers to him in the speech (quoted in Charles Read, ed., Cabinet of Irish Literature, Vol. III, 1879, p.46): ‘It was necessary some time ago to carry on military operations in the very neighbourhood of Kilkenny. Who was the elected mayor there at that time? Dr. Cane. And what became of Dr. Cane? Why, before the operations in Kilkenny were over, he was in prison under the provisions of the act for the suspension of the habeas corpus ..’ [An argument for not handing authority to the municipal corporations at the expense of the Lord-Lieutenant].

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