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0000003200 00000 n [xlix] Peter Singleton Gates, ‘Foreword’ in Roger Casement, The Black Diaires, Peter Singleton Gates and Maurice Girodias (eds) (Paris, 1959), pp 9-13 and Roger Sawyer, ‘Introduction’ in Roger Casement, Roger Casement’s Diaries,1910: The Black and The White, Roger Sawyer (ed.) [viii] Brian Lewis, ‘The queer life and afterlife of Roger Casement’ in Journal of the History of Sexuality, 14:4 (Oct. 2005), pp 363-382 and William J. Maloney, The Forged Casement Diaries, (Dublin, 1936), p. 15. [lxxiii], Numerous letters were sent to the editor of the Irish Times echoing the weak theories of William Maloney and Herbert Mackey. i2個uA�4�zMp�\7J���J��Y%�1?�@p�n�c��u�i��u5�@V�|6�KO(��o�``` �``�h``�`�``�h`p�``�h`�``�h`�� [xxi] However, he still maintains the same callousness; in his Putumayo Journal, Casement describes how Normand had killed hundreds of Indians in cold blood. In recognition of his humanitarian work in 1911 he was knighted by King George V and the following year he retired from the Diplomatic Service on the grounds of ill-health. The Nenagh Guardian newspaper stated that ‘The hangman’s rope has taken the life from his body, but the poisoner’s pen must not be allowed to smirch his soul’. Mary E. Daly, ‘Introduction’ in Roger Casement in Irish and World History, Mary E. Daly (ed.) [xxxviii] Clearly these threats were relayed, as a few weeks later Leslie wrote a positive review of Maloney’s book for the Irish Times. In his Putumayo Journal Casement writes ‘After dinner Bishop came with a sort of written diary of [Normand’s] doings since he left’. Laubscher, Michael. He turned his back on the Empire he had served with such distinction, as the love of his native country inspired him during his last mission; a mission which assured his place amongst the host of republican martyrs. Mackey, Herbert. O’Máille, Eoin, M. ui Callanán and M. Payne. ‘The queer life and afterlife of Roger Casement’ in Journal of the History of Sexuality, 14:4 (Oct. 2005), pp 363-382. If so, who showed them to [you]?’[xlviii]. The Black Diaires, Peter Singleton Gates and Maurice Girodias (eds) (Paris, 1959). John Harris (on behalf of the Archbishop of Cantebury), Irish Party leader, John Redmond and the tenor, Count John McCormack. [xiii] Years later, in a letter to William Maloney, Allen said ‘I like your method of approach toward disproving the Casement diary- my own theory is that it was a diary copied by Sir Roger during his Putumayo investigations.’ Letter from Ben Allen to Dr. William Maloney, 2 Dec. 1932. Your email address will not be published. His work in the Congo, which went way beyond his remit of merely tying up deals for his employers, impressed a great many people and in 1882 he resigned to join the British Foreign Office very soon becoming one of their most distinguished diplomats. Roger Casement’s Diaires, 1910: The Black and the White, Roger Sawyer (ed.) Statement of Bulmer Hobson on the Casement diary, 17 Feb. 1933, NLI 17,601 (8). The disinterest of Giles, who began her career in Scotland Yard was brought into question. (Dublin, 2003), pp 741-745. 0000006430 00000 n [xxiii] Angus Mitchell, ‘Appendix II: The Parades Report Debunking the Myth of the Normand Diary’ in Roger Casement, Heart of Darkness: The 1911 Documents, Angus Mitchell (ed.) Some of these anomalies are striking such as the development of a debilitating eye infection which preoccupied Casement for several weeks in private correspondences but is only mentioned in his Black Diaries the night the infection reduces him to blindness. (Dublin, 1997), p. 461. Dudgeon, Jeffery. In 1901 he was sent back to Boma in the Congo where he was commissioned to conduct a study of the human rights abuses that were reportedly taking place there. 0000001544 00000 n Casement, Roger. [xlv] Angus Mitchell, ‘The Diaries Controversy’ in Casement, Amazon Journal, p. 21. [xlvii], In hindsight, the one thing that marked these correspondences was the amount of conjecture with which people used in their arguments. [xxxvii] McCartan also suggested that he could send Seán Russell to visit Joseph Bigger and give him some ‘friendly advice’. I recounted several to Casement...for at least the next half an hour perhaps even three quarters I recited instance upon instance of sexual perversion among the Indians. His subsequent trial caused a sensation and split public opinion: to some he was a Knight of the Realm, a renowned humanitarian, and the good face of Empire; to others he was the worst kind of traitor, a man who had reaped all the benefits his country could offer only to betray it a time of great peril and war. How could this man, who removed his shoes in humility to receive communion on the morning of his execution, be the same man described in The Black Diaries? Some had denounced the so-called 'Black Diaries' as forgeries. The latter half of this essay will look at how the forgery theories have adapted and survived since the release of the diaries in 1959. Click on for more info. Thus the shaky ground upon which the Normand Theory always stood fell completely away. But the results of recent tests, published on 12 March 2002 and partly funded by RTÉ, have shown they were in fact written by Casement. Afterwards Herbert Mackey, who had played a key role in the campaign for Casement’s reburial, was taken aside by President de Valera and he told him ‘I want to make it plain that the government will not give you any support, or be associated with your efforts in the matter of the Casement diaries. The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement, Angus Mitchell (ed.) In July 1914 he travelled to the United States to raise money for the nationalist cause and when war broke out immediately contacted the German Ambassador to try and elicit their support for Irish independence. The existence of the Black Diaries soon became public knowledge and opinion which had been divided now began to turn against Casement. [lxviii], At the Royal Irish Academy symposium, Mitchell outlined eight reasons why he suspected that the Diaries were forgeries. 0000009456 00000 n We will look into it. H�\S�j�@}�W�[w���M+�ї���" �>Wv�:��J�߳�rR��v4;�sΌfMv�4�45����'�_4�u�� [lxvii] The Symposium took place on 5 and 6 May 2000 and for the first time, truly academic arguments were proposed in the debate. [xliii] Irish Press, 12 Feb. 1937.


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