- 1871-1901 (Creation)
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Charles Kennedy leased the vault space under St Francis Xavier's Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, for a period of fifty years.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Found in the basement of St Francis Xavier Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, October 2009.
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Scope and content
Material relates to the life and work of Charles Kennedy and to a lesser extent, James Kennedy. Includes large amount of correspondence and receipts, 1871-1901;
Material related to Jervis Street Hospital. Includes correspondence, report wills, plans, fundraising committee meetings, 1876-1902;
Wills, land details on property on Capel Street, Mountjoy Square; correspondence between Charles Kennedy and business associates, friends and relations including Chief Baron Christopher Palles. Wills and receipts related to Laurence, Richard and James Devereux, Distillers, Wexford Distillery, Kilkenny and land in Wexford. Receipts including from the Royal Yacht Club, the Smithwicks in Kilkenny. 1875-1884;
Material relates to a nephew of Charles Kennedy, Charles Doyle (wife, Lizzie Doyle, and daughter Rosetta). Charles Doyle appears to be a serial conman (at one stage changes his name to Edward Gerard) and Charles Kennedy corresponds with fellow family members in Ireland and abroad, priests in the UK and Citeaux, France and reformatories about Charles Doyle’s criminal behaviour and imprisonment in Austria, the U. S. and France. Chief Baron Christopher Palles was a brother-in-law of Charles Doyle.1872-1899;
Correspondence between Rosetta Doyle, Youghal, Fermoy, Killarney and Taunton, Somerset and her grand uncle, Charles Kennedy, 151 Capel Street and 17 Mountjoy Square, Dublin.
Correspondence between Lizzie Doyle, Youghal, Cork and her uncle, Charles Kennedy, 151 Capel Street and 17 Mountjoy Square. Relates to her time as a student at the Loreto convent, Youghal and issues such as family matters, school fees; 1875-1889.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
All items retained permanently.
No further accruals.
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Material was catalogued in 2016.
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Conditions governing access
The Irish Jesuit Archives are open only to bona fide researchers. Access by advance appointment. Further details: www.jesuitarchives.ie
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No material may be reproduced without the written permission of the Archivist. Copyright restrictions apply. Photocopying is not available. Digital photography is at the discretion of the Archivist.
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‘Pendant plus des vingt ans … il a vécu comme une bête féroce sur la societé dans tous les pays du monde’: Charles Doyle, an 1870s Irish drunkard, idler and cad.': Irish Economic and Social History annual conference, 2016 by Michael Kennedy.
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Place access points
- County Dublin » Dublin City » Capel Street
- County Dublin » Dublin City » Mountjoy Square
- County Dublin » Dublin City » Upper Gardiner Street » St Francis Xavier's Residence
- County Cork » Youghal
- France » Dijon » Cîteaux Abbey
- County Cork » Fermoy
- County Dublin » Dublin City » Jervis Street » Jervis Street Hospital, 1718-1987
- County Dublin » Leopardstown
Name access points
- Kennedy, Charles, benefactor (Subject)
- Kennedy, Michael, historian (Subject)
- Palles, Christopher, 1831-1920, judge and Chief Baron of the Irish exchequer (Subject)
- Power, Sir James Talbot, 1851-1916 (Subject)
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