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Daniel R. Lyddy

New York

"Lyddy, Daniel R. — Born in Limerick [Ireland] in 1842, and educated at Jesuit College, Crescent House, in that city. Went to U.S.A. during the Civil War, but returend to Ireland for a time, finally settling in New York in 1867. Was called to the American Bar in 1870, and obtained great success, and might have been a judge if he had wished. 'The Poetry and Song of Ireland,' edited by J.B. O'Reilly, which gives some of the poems, says he founded three journals, wrote several novels, and also some fugitive verse of merit. he died in New York of pneumonia on November 27, 1887." [Source: D. J. O'Donoghue, The Poets of Ireland: A Biographical and Bibliographical Dictionary of Irish Writers of English Verse 258 (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co.; London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1912)(Gale Research Co., reprint 1968)]


Daniel R. Lyddy, Address of D.R. Lyddy at Tammany Hall, Oct. 27, 1874 ([New York, 1875])