Does anyone have any information about this Dr. Finucane?
Forty Years of Friendship: As Recorded in the Correspondence of John Duke Coleridge... - Page 323 by Baron John Duke Coleridge Coleridge, Ellis Yarnall - 1911 - 340 pages
From Ellis Yarnell to Lord Coleridge. Steamer "Umbria", March 15, 1892. My dear Coleridge ..... I am anxious, all the same, to return quickly. I may go back in this steamer. If I stay longer I may be in London for a few days. I should rejoice indeed if I could look forward to seeing you once more, my most dear friend. May God grant us at least one more meeting before the end comes ! I am in my seventy-fifth year, but unbroken health is still continued to me.I wish you could have had the comfort of a great ship like this in your crossing the Atlantic. The electric lights, the baths, the good rooms, the ample space for walking - all these lessen fatigue. And when, as now, the nuber of passengers is small, the feeling is almost like that of being in your own yaght. The nights have been beautiful, with the full moon, and in the early morning, when there is sunshine, the air is divine. There are several persons on board with whom I have agreeable companionship. A group of us meet in the doctor's room in the evening and have lively talk. Dr. Finucane is a character - a man of varied information - a Parnellite. Parnell offered him a seat in Parliament, but he wisely declined. The O'Gorman Mahon who died lately was his near relative. You will be surprised to hear that I feel almost affection for him: I like his pleasant Irish characteristics. I have sailed with him before, and laughed and argued with him, and listened to his endless flow of vivid narrative. He knows a great deal of secret history, and as to English politics he is wonderfully well infomred. On this great ship he has had for years society, English and American, of the most varied kind. With a few on each voyage he has close companionship. He tells me that, since what he calls the desertion by the majority of the English leaders of Parnell, his interest in Irish politics has ceased.
Dr. Finucane must have been the ships Doctor for some time,