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Letter from Joseph Mary Plunkett to Grace Gifford written from Richmond Barracks informing her that he has no idea what the British intend to do with him and asking her to marry him.
Draft of Plunkett's on verso ( dated 23rd April 1916), leaving everything he owns to Grace Gifford.
Grace Gifford was an Irish cartoonist and republican. Having studied at Slade School of Fine Art in London from 1907-1908, she returned returned to Dublin, establishing a reputation for humorous depictions of Irish writers, artists, academics, and actors. During this time she also became increasingly involved in republican political activity.
She she became engaged to Joseph Plunkett, one of the future signatories of the Proclamation, in December 1915. The two were married on the night of May 4th 1916, just hours before his execution.