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Irish nationalist Charlotte Grace O'Brien wrote poetry (through the later nineteenth century and into the twentieth, including many sonnets and a closet drama), a single novel about a Fenian uprising, and a number of essays, some published in periodicals and some left in manuscript, about Irish issues, particularly the terrible conditions under which people were emigrating to the USA.
23 November 1845 CGOB was born at Cahirmoyle near the village of Ardagh, Limerick (where her father owned 5,000 acres of land), one of a family of five sons and two daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1869 CGOB wrote the first of four sonnets, not published till after her death, on the statesman William Ewart Gladstone: her changing view of Gladstone in these poems follows the vicissitudes of his policy on Ireland.  Bibliographic Citation link.
By 2 November 1878 CGOB published, dedicated to her father, Light and Shade, her novel about the Fenian uprising of March 1867. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
15 February 1908 CGOB's specially-written account of her work for Irish emigrants was read out at the Silver Jubilee of the American Mission for the Protection of Irish Immigrant Girls. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 June 1909 CGOB died of heart failure at her house, Ardanoir at Foynes. Bibliographic Citation link.
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