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Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction [Pt. I] (Dublin: Maunsel 1919) lists some of the series [of Mick McQuaid] that appeared, beginning in pages of Shamrock, 19 Jan., 1867, up to Mr McQuaid Removable, 1890; author himself tired of Mick McQuaid and tried to introduced Dan ODonovan, Corney Cluskey, Japhet Screw, Sir Timothy Mulligan, and so on; series was worth circulation of 60,000; illustrations by Harry Furniss (his first).
John Sutherland, The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction (Longmans 1988; rep. 1989), queries birth-date, ?1845-94; prop. and ed. the Shamrock, weekly; invented Mick McQuaid series, concerning a devious schemer, begun in 1867, and continued by other hands; rep. in 1d. serial format; his efforts to replace Mick with Dan Donovan and others caused fall in circulation. BL 1.
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