Item 18 - Diary of Fr William A Sutton SJ

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IE IJA J/18/18


Diary of Fr William A Sutton SJ


  • 20 February - 20 April 1913 (Creation)

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(26 July 1847-14 April 1922)

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Includes entry on first page which reads ‘Since I took up again to diarykeeping some months ago, I have written what would make a rather larger volume I think if printed. It is not mere diary dottings by any means. It is a kind of record of what I think about myself & my doings & most that concerns me & a sort of summing up of my life previously recorded in a diary of many years duration.…If so, I am writing what would make a large work in print. I may very well be making a fool of myself as the saying is. How many with more ability than I possess, have left a mass of MSS after them & how often no one took the trouble to read the same. In some ways my case is peculiar. I am most willing to concede that I have been very silly & very much every way but what I should have been long ago…’ (20 Feb. 1913)

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The Irish Jesuit Archives are open only to bona fide researchers. Access by advance appointment.

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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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