A Selection from Sam Boyd’s Correspondence






As a native of Belfast

An undated letter to the late John Smith, Leader of the Labour Party.


Peace isn’t green or orange

Undated letter to the press, possibly to the Western Mail.


Internment does nothing for peace

A letter to the South Wales Argus (?) on 29 June1994.


From Mo Mowlam, Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary

To Sam Boyd, dated 23 November 1994.


The Peace Process grinds slowly along

A letter to the South Wales Argus on 17 October 1996.


Road to peace too slow

A letter to the South Wales Argus on 24 October 1996.


It’s been a year of lost chances

To the South Wales Argus (?) in late 1996.


My Question to the Prime Minister

An open letter to John Major just before the general election of May 1997.


The Challenge to Mo Mowlam

A letter to the South Wales Argus on 19 August 1999.


Snatching failure from the jaws of success

A letter to the South Wales Argus on 14 February 2000.


Secrecy Hampers Process of Peace

A letter to the press dated 15 February 2008.


The Irish vote on the Lisbon Treaty

A letter to the South Wales Argus on 7 July 2008.


From 10 Downing Street

From the Prime Minister to Sam Boyd on the occasion of his 90th birthday in April 2009.


From Paul Murphy, MP

To Sam Boyd on the occasion of his 90th birthday in April 2009.


Long Service Award

Sam Boyd's Long Service Award from the Labour Party, April 2009.




Samuel H. Boyd



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