T. W. Russell

Life
Ulster Protestant Home ruler; given office of Vice-President of the Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction by Liberal government; granted and withdrew money for pursuit of Sir Horace Plunkett’s IAOS scheme.

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References
Libraries: Belfast Linen Hall Library holds Ireland and the Empire. Belfast Public Library holds Ireland and the Empire 1800-1900 (1901); The Irish Land Question Up-to-date (1902).

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Notes
W. B. Yeats: Russell was a candidate for the post of Curator of the National Museum, Dublin, given to Count Plunkett to the anger of W. B. Yeats, who favoured Hugh Lane as the ‘best man’ [See A. N. Jaffares, New Commentary on the Poems, 1984, p.125].

Steady on!: References to attacks on Russell in the Irish Homestead, 1912, recounted in Maurice Headlam, Irish Reminiscences (1947), p.35; see also p.52.

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