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Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 4-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches. Dated January 7, (1877). Sending a copy of his Poetical Works (not included, letter only). Written on purple embossed 'Cenngaelan' letterhead perhaps by another hand and signed by Kenealy.
Edward Vaughan Kenealy was an Irish barrister and writer. In 1850, he published an eccentric poem inspired by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Goethe, a New Pantomime. He also published a large amount of poetry in journals such as Fraser's Magazine and his "The Poetical Works of Edward Vaughan Kenealy", mostly random writings, were collected in three volumes, 1875–9. Kenealy also acted for the Claimant in the famous Tichborne Claimant trial . During the trial, Kenealy abused witnesses, made scurrilous allegations against various Roman Catholic institutions, treated the judges with disrespect, and protracted the trial until it became the longest in English legal history. His violent conduct of the case became a public scandal and, after rejecting his client's claim, the jury censured his behaviour. He was eventually disbarred.
Very Good. Item #8668