RDFA/014: Moriarty Collection

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The Royal Dublin Fusiliers originated in India and were derived from an earlier regiment, the Royal Madras Fusiliers. The Moriarty Collection relates to 19th century India and consists mainly of correspondence from Jeremiah Moriarty of Cork, a travelling magistrate who worked in India during the 1850s and 1860s. Further documents relate to Thomas Barry Moriarty. In 1876, he was appointed Surgeon Major in 1876 in the British Army and served the Peshawar Column in the 81st Regiment campaign against the Jowaki-Afridi in Pakistan in 1877 – 1878.  Donated by Jimmie Ronayne Conron, a descendant of the Moriarty family; listed by Andrew O’Brien, Dublin City Archives

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