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‘Account of the preservation & actual state of the Society of Jesus in the Russian dominion’

‘Account of the preservation & actual state of the Society of Jesus in the Russian dominion’ from 1772 to 1780. ‘In Fr. Cha(rle)s Frazer’s Writing.’ With note on front [in Fr John Grene’s handwriting (Province Archivist, late nineteenth century)], ‘Fr Plowden Aug 3 1815 in a letter to Fr Peter Kenney SJ ask(ed) for the German title of a work on the Russian Society, translated into English by Mr. Fraser (sic).’ In four sections.

Fraser, Charles, 1789-1835, former Jesuit priest

‘Vindication of Stonyhurst by Fr Plowden in 1819’

Copy of letter from Fr Charles Plowden SJ. Addressed to English prelates. Refers to the suppression of the Society, to the establishment of Stonyhurst as a seminary to supply missioners to other parts of the English province, and to the papal brief obtained by the College from Pope Pius VI. States that, in spite of this brief, restrictions were placed on the members of the College, which forced each of them to serve the mission in his own native vicariate, and prevented them from being presented to ‘a different V.A.’. Refers to reports spread by Sir Hippesley and others, which had a negative impact on Stonyhurst, and to other complaints against the institution, including that made by Dr Gregory Stapleton. States that a papal decree re-confirmed the rights of Stonyhurst, and explains that this document may not have been communicated to his (Plowden’s) present addressees.

Plowden, Charles, 1743-1821, Jesuit priest, teacher and writer

'A Jesuit Account of the Fall of Guadeloupe, 1759. The Deposition of Père Magloire, “natif d’irlande” ’ (Roger(?) Maguire)'

Typescript entitled 'A Jesuit Account of the Fall of Guadeloupe, 1759. The Deposition of Père Magloire, “natif d’irlande” ’ (Roger(?) Maguire)'. Translated and edited by Marshall Smelser, Assistant Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Smelser, Marshall, 1912-1978, historian

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ. Includes

  • typescript on his life, by Fr James Stephenson SJ (n.d., 13pp);
  • correspondence collected by Fr Stephenson in the course of research for the article (19 February - 26 October 1953, 4 items) - letter from Mary, Hartfiled, Santo Amaro, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal, Margaret Woulfe, Kerry and Joseph Ranson, Salamanca;
  • notes and letter compiled by Fr John MacErlean SJ on Fr Woulfe (1929, 4pp);
  • reprint 'The Last Years of a Confessor of the Faith, Father David Wolf' from 'Archivium Historicum Societatis Jesu', vol. XV, 1946 (15pp);
  • journal of notes made by Richard Woulfe, Dromlought, Lisselton, County Kerry, intended to comprise a ‘short and incomplete family history’;
  • biographical notes on Fr Woulfe, copies of correspondence, letters contributed to various newspapers by Maurice Woulfe (5 Bolton Street, Clonmel) on Woulfe family history (1904 – 1928) and copies of letters of Dr T. Woulfe of Bruff, County Kerry (1923-1924) (25 November 1935, c76pp);
  • draft typescript entitled ‘Unpublished Letter of Father David Wolf’ by Fr Manuel da Costa SJ (Portuguese Jesuit and historian). Foreword in English (3pp); letter (October 1568) in Latin to the Bishop of Killala, Redmond O'Gallaghair, written when Fr Woulfe was in jail in Dublin Castle, describing the events of 1566 – ‘68 (n.d., 24pp);
  • article on David Wolfe SJ and
  • article by Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ, 'The Career and Problem of David Wolfe, 1528-1579? Jesuit, and Papal Commissary to Ireland', NMAJ, vol. 47, 2007, pp21-37.

Biographical material on Blessed Dominic Collins SJ

Biographical material on Dominic Collins SJ, martyred in Youghal, County Cork on 31 October 1602. Includes:
– copy of a typescript by Fr Bryan C. Fennelly SJ on Br Dominic Collins SJ (n.d., 5pp);
– copy of an Appeal by the Youghal Martyrs’ Memorial Committee to raise a memorial for Br Dominic Collins SJ (n.d., 2pp) ;
– photocopy of a cutting from the 'Southern Star' concerning Br Dominic Collins SJ (26 December 1959, 1p.) and
– article by Fr Francis Finegan SJ entitled 'The Beatifies Martyrs of Ireland (6) Dominic Collins' in Irish Theological Quarterly 65 (2000, 9pp).

Biographical material on Fr Richard Conway SJ

Biographical material on Fr Richard Conway SJ. Includes 'P. Richard Conway SJ (1573 – 1626)' by Fr John MacErlean SJ, in 13 parts, being extracts from 'The Irish Monthly', February 1923 to February 1924, bound together in one hardcover volume (74pp) and bound extract from the 'Irish Jesuit Directory', 'Fr Richard Conway SJ 1573 – 1626. Abbreviated from the account published by Fr John MacErlean, S.J. in the Irish Monthly, 1923 – 24. (n.d., 17pp).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Biographical sketch of Fr John Austin SJ

Biographical sketch of Fr John Austin, with note on first page ‘This brief Memoir of the Rev. John Austin SJ was sent to Canon Conlan, P.P. St Michan’s, Dublin, by Mr. Edward Evans, July 14, 1900’ ([1900], 5pp), typescript entitled ‘Father John Austin SJ 1717 - 1784’ probably by Fr Francis Finegan SJ (n.d., 2 copies, 4pp each), pamphlet entitled 'Rev. John Austin, S.J.' by Dr George A. Little, Irish Messenger Office (1960) and article on John Austin and Thomas Betagh.

Books of Old Irish Mission

Notebook containing list of ‘Books of Old Irish Mission’ at Milltown Park, Dublin and list of 'Relics of the Old Society in Ireland' by Fr John MacErlean SJ, from notes by Fr Edmund Hogan SJ (4pp).

'Conor O'Mahony SJ 1594 – 1656, Separatist' by Francis Finegan SJ

Pamphlet entitled 'Conor O'Mahony SJ 1594 - 1656, Separatist' Paper read at the Easter meeting of the Irish Catholic Historical Committee on 9 April 1970 by Fr Francis Finegan SJ (9pp) and draft typescript of the same paper entitled 'Conor O'Mahony SJ and the Stuart Alliance 1645', on the life of Fr O'Mahony and his book advocating the total separation of Ireland from Britain, 'Disputatio Apologetica, de iure Regni Hiberniae pro Catholicis Hiberniae adversus haereticos Anglos. Auctore C.M. Hiberno, Artium et Sacrae Theologiae Magistro. Accessit eiusdem auctoris ad eosdem Catholicos exhortatio' (1645).

Finegan, Francis J, 1909-2011, Jesuit priest

Copies of a letter from Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ to Fr Mozzi at the Gesú in Rome

Two copies of a letter from Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ to Fr Mozzi at the Gesú in Rome. A note explains that ‘it being judged hazardous to direct it to Rome it was sent to Rotterdam in the autumn of 1808’ to be forwarded to the Fr General in St Petersburg. The subject is property belonging to the Society in Dublin (In Latin with small summary in English).

Stone, Marmaduke, 1748-1834, Jesuit priest

Copies of Irish ‘Informationes’ transcribed from the ‘Codex Novitiorum’ and ‘Informationes Novitiorum’

Copies of Irish ‘Informationes’ transcribed from the ‘Codex Novitiorum’ and ‘Informationes Novitiorum’ kept at Galloro, Roman Province. Sent with covering letter (12 February 1933, 1p) by Fr Denis Nerney SJ to Fr John MacErlean SJ. Includes ‘Informationes Novitiorum Hib. S.J. in Tirocino Romano, 1826 - 1841’ (in Italian, 6pp) and extracts from the Codex Novitiorum, 1565 – 1586 (in Latin, 7pp).

Copies of letters from Rome to English Province re: funds for Irish Jesuits

Copies of letters from Rome to English Province re. funds for Irish Jesuits. Includes letters from Frs. Angiolini, Tadeusz Brzozowski, de Zuñiga, and to Frs Marmaduke Stone, William Strickland. Also includes a copy of a letter from Patrick Aloysius Drinan in the Roman College, to Fr Kenn[e]y, on, amongst other subjects, Irish Jesuits in Rome. (In Latin, French and English)

Copies of three letters from Fr Gaetano Angiolini SJ to Fr Charles Plowden SJ and discusses the six young Irish novices sent to Palermo, Italy

Copies of three letters from Fr Gaetano Angiolini SJ to Fr Charles Plowden SJ. Discusses the six young Irish novices sent to Palermo, and singles out Fr Peter Kenney SJ for special praise, as well as Fr Thomas Glover SJ. (In Italian and Latin).

Angiolini, Gaetano, 1748-1816, Jesuit priest

Copy of excerpt from Fr Marmaduke Stone’s reply to Archbishop Troy’s letter of 31 March 1808

Copy of excerpt from Fr Marmaduke Stone’s reply to Archbishop Troy’s letter of 31 March 1808. Expresses surprise and dismay at the latter’s actions and emphasises that his (Stone’s) letter to Troy was written in confidence. Claims that he knows of no ex-Jesuits who maintain that their Society is canonically re-established in the British Dominions. Refers to a ‘severe letter’ received by him from Cardinal Borgia in relation to the matter. This document also contains copies of correspondence between Cardinal di Pietro and Fr Stone, which are described separately.

Stone, Marmaduke, 1748-1834, Jesuit priest

Copy of letter from Cardinal di Pietro to Archbishop Troy stating that no surviving Irish ex-Jesuits are at liberty to dispose of their property

Copy of letter from Cardinal di Pietro to Archbishop Troy. States that neither Fr Callaghan nor any of the other surviving Irish ex-Jesuits are at liberty to dispose of their property in any other way but in favour of the Irish bishops. Refers to the claim that a Papal rescript exists, which re-establishes the Society of Jesus in the Kingdom of Ireland, in which case the property of ex-Jesuits would belong to the Society. Letter appears on the same document as a letter from Fr Thomas Betagh to Fr Stone.

Di Pietro, Michele, 1747-1821, Roman Catholic Cardinal

Copy of letter from Cardinal di Pietro to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ

Copy of letter from Cardinal di Pietro to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ. Refers to the appeal made by the prelates of Ireland to Rome in relation to the will of the late Fr Richard Callaghan. Claims that the latter, according to an oath sworn on 23 August 1793, should have left his property to Fr Betagh, and not to Stone. Demands that Stone transmit to Rome an authentic copy of the Pope’s alleged rescript, by which Callaghan believed himself to legitimately free to dispose of the funds of the ex-Jesuits in favour of Stone (In Italian). Letter appears on same document as a copy of the reply to it from Fr Stone, and a copy of an excerpt of a letter from Fr Stone to Archbishop Troy.

Di Pietro, Michele, 1747-1821, Roman Catholic Cardinal

Copy of letter from Fr Gaetano Angiolini SJ to [ ] in which he refers to Lord George Cholmondely

Copy of letter from Fr Gaetano Angiolini SJ to [ ]. Refers to Lord George Cholmondely, Viscount Malpas, son of Count Cholmondely, who was sent to Palermo by his father the previous summer for medical reasons. Refers to Fr St Leger SJ and Fr Charles Aylmer SJ. (In Italian).

Angiolini, Gaetano, 1748-1816, Jesuit priest

Copy of letter from Fr Gaetano Angiolini SJ to Fr Charles Plowden SJ and expresses his delight at the arrival in Palermo of the six novices sent by Plowden

Copy of letter from Fr Gaetano Angiolini SJ to Fr Charles Plowden SJ. Expresses his delight at the arrival in Palermo of the six novices sent by Plowden. Reports that Frs Glover and Kenney did very well in their theology exams, and claims that they are the two strongest students in that field. (In Italian).

Angiolini, Gaetano, 1748-1816, Jesuit priest

Copy of letter from Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ to Cardinal di Pietro – reply to the latter’s letter of 7 October 1809

Copy of letter from Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ to Cardinal di Pietro - reply to the latter’s letter of 7 October 1809. Refers to Archbishop Troy’s appeal to Rome in relation to the will of Fr Richard Callaghan, and reminds the Cardinal of the oath sworn by all English priests to renounce all pretensions of the Holy See to interfere in civil affairs within Great Britain. Also alludes to the dangers of such interference especially when the Holy See is subject to the rule of Napoleon Buonaparte. Discusses the will of Fr Callaghan in relation to the agreement made by Irish ex-Jesuits in 1793, and asserts that no promise was ever made to leave Jesuit property to the Irish prelates. (In Italian). Letter appears on same document as a copy of the one to which it replies, and a copy of an excerpt of a letter from Fr Stone to Archbishop Troy.

Stone, Marmaduke, 1748-1834, Jesuit priest

Copy of letter from Fr Peter Kenney SJ in Palermo to Fr Thomas Glover SJ and expresses delight that the latter returned safely to Stonyhurst

Copy of letter from Fr Peter Kenney SJ in Palermo to Fr Thomas Glover SJ. Expresses delight that the latter returned safely to Stonyhurst. Reports the death of Cogan on 15 October. Reminds him to send a book for the Prince of Butera. Refers to the landing of French troops, the defence effort by the Sicilians, and the subsequent surrender of some French, and the flight of others back to Naples, upon the arrival of the British troops. States that Paccanari ‘has taken a wife & walks the streets of Rome with her with shameless effrontery.’ Expresses the fear that the Irish have complained of him (Kenney) ‘for having led F. Stone astray’.

Kenney, Peter J, 1779-1841, Jesuit priest and educator

Copy of letter from Fr Peter Kenney SJ to Fr Charles Plowden SJ dealing with the misunderstanding surrounding the Pope’s supposed assent to the aggregation of Jesuits to Russia

Copy of letter from Fr Peter Kenney SJ to Fr Charles Plowden SJ. Deals with the issue of the misunderstanding surrounding the Pope’s supposed assent to the aggregation of Jesuits to Russia. Refers to the involvement of Fr Thomas Glover SJ, Fr Gaetano Angiolini SJ, Cardinal Gonsalvi, Fr Gabriel Grüber, the Emperor of Russia, and others. States that Fr Angiolini advises that some Irish novices should be sent over to Palermo to make their vows, and then sent back to Ireland, in order to ensure that the property of the Irish ex-Jesuits remained with the Society.

Kenney, Peter J, 1779-1841, Jesuit priest and educator

[Copy of] letter [to] Fr Charles Plowden SJ, The writer refers to ‘our friends in Palermo’

[Copy of] letter [to] Fr Charles Plowden SJ, The writer refers to ‘our friends in Palermo’, and states that ‘relying on F. Genl’s Gruber’s assurance’ he has educated ‘many Eng & Irish to form a future British [province]’. Refers to Archbishop Troy’s interference some years before, which resulted in an order from Cardinal Michele di Pietro that Fr Callaghan was bound to leave to Troy all the property of the extinct Society.

Copy of title page of a book in Stonyhurst College community library, entitled ‘The Instruction of a Christian’ by Cardinal Richlieu

Copy of title page of a book in Stonyhurst College community library, England entitled ‘The Instruction of a Christian’ by Cardinal Richlieu. The book was printed by the Jesuit printing press, Kilkenny, 1647. Includes mails (2012) on the subject with Stonyhurst College.

Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, 1593-

Correspondence concerning Fr Francis Finegan’s organisation of the erection of a plaque on Fr John Austin’s grave in St Kevin’s Cemetery, Dublin

Correspondence concerning Fr Francis Finegan’s organisation of the erection of a plaque on Fr John Austin’s grave in St Kevin’s Cemetery. Includes a copy plan showing the proposed treatment for Fr Austin’s grave (scale: 1/2 inch to 1 foot).

Document signed by Emmanuel de Zuñiga SJ granting permission for saying Mass

Document signed by Emmanuel de Zuñiga SJ of the Society of Jesus in the Kingdom of Sicily granting permission to Frs Horatio Mont[ ], Robert St Leger, Bartholomew Esmonde, Paul Ferley and James Butler to celebrate Mass, hear confessions etc [in Sicily]. (In Latin; with seal attached).

de Zuñiga, Emmanuel, 1743-1820, Jesuit priest

Extract of an article by Fr John MacErlean SJ entitled 'The Superiors of the Irish Mission of the Society of Jesus 1598 – 1774'

Extract from the 'Irish Jesuit Directory', of an article by Fr John MacErlean SJ entitled 'The Superiors of the Irish Mission of the Society of Jesus 1598 – 1774'; annotated by Fr MacErlean (24pp) and handwritten draft of same which includes index at front, listing the Superiors, their date of appointment and terms of office (34pp).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Extracts relating to [Irish] novices, from ‘Liber Ingressum et Votorum’ of the Provinces of Castille and Toledo, arranged chronologically 1592-1765

Extracts relating to [Irish] novices, from ‘Liber Ingressum et Votorum’ of the Provinces of Castille and Toledo. Arranged chronologically from 1592 to 1765. Reference to Irish Jesuits in Spain at the time of the Suppression, 1773. Transcribed by Fr John MacErlean SJ from various sources.

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Extracts relating to the Belgian novitiates of Mechelen and Tournai containing brief biographical details of the Irish novices

Documents relating to the Belgian Novitiates of Mechelen and Tournai. Includes extracts from Albums of Novitiates at Tournai (from 1584 to 1667 and 1710 to 1750, 26pp) and Mechelen (from 1614 to 1744, 33pp) containing brief biographical details of the Irish novices. Transcribed by Fr John MacErlean SJ. In Latin.

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Irish Jesuits in Foreign Missions From 1574 to 1773

Pamphlet entitled 'Irish Jesuits in Foreign Missions From 1574 to 1773' by Fr John MacErlean SJ (n.d., 14pp) and typescript of same, consisting of brief biographical sketches of the following 41 Irish Jesuits:

Brazil:
Thomas Field (1549 – 1626);
Richard Cary or Carew (1619 – 1696);
Ruperto de Campos (Robert Field) (1637 – 1712);
Thomas Lynch (1685 – 1761);
William Lynch (1712 – 1774);

Canada:
John William Butler (1703 – ?);

Goa:
James Grace (1644 – 1673);
Francis Skerret (1683 – 1721);
James Alyward (17?? – 17??)

Mexico:
Michael Wadding (1586 – 1644);
John Vasquez (1631 – 16?);
Stephen Font (de la Fuente) (1631 – 1673);
Cornelius Guillereag (MacGiolla Riabhaigh) (1635 – 1671);
John Munoz (Muñoz de Burgos) (1645 – 1700);
Thomas Butler (1722 – 1790);
Thomas Arsdekin (1721 – 1767);
Joseph Arsdekin (1743 – 1788);

Nuevo Reino:
Francis Lea (1605 – 1675);
Ruperto de Acuna (Kyne?) (1620 – 1675);
Thomas Lewis (1648 – 1721);

Paraguay:
Thomas Field (1549 – 1626);
Thomas Browne (1656 – 1717);
William Leny or de Leny (Delaney?) (1692 – 1769);
Thaddeus Enis (? – 1769);
Andrew Stritch (17? – 1773);
Thomas William Browne (? – ?);
Ignatius Walter (1625 – 1672);
Maurice Ophelan (1693 – 1772);
Michael Lynch (1701 – 17??);
John Brand (1712 – 17(62));
James Woulfe (1724 – 1783);

Philippine Islands:
John Baptist (1581 – 1630);
Francis O'Driscoll (1630 – 1682);
Richard O'Callaghan (1728 – 1807);
Charles O’Dwyer (1729 – 1772);

West Indies:
John Stritch (1616 – 1681);
John O'Daly (1663 – 1738);
James Galway (1655 – 1732);
Roger(?) Maguire (Louis de Magloire) (1701 – 17??) and
Philip O'Reilly (1719 – 1775).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

'James Archer of Kilkenny An Elizabethan Jesuit, First Rector of the Irish College at Salamanca and Ally of the Great Hugh O’Neill'

Booklet entitled 'James Archer of Kilkenny An Elizabethan Jesuit, First Rector of the Irish College at Salamanca and Ally of the Great Hugh O’Neill' by Thomas J. Morrissey SJ (Studies ‘Special Publications,’ 1979).

Morrissey, Thomas J, Jesuit priest, educationalist and historian

Letter from Archbishop Troy to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ which details queries sent to the Holy See in relation to the suppressed Society

Letter from Archbishop Troy to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ. Communicates to Stone the queries sent to the Holy See by the prelates of ‘this Kingdom’ in relation to the suppressed Society and to the administration of the property of the deceased members of the Society, specifically that of the late Fr Callaghan SJ. Includes transcription of replies received.

Troy, John Thomas, 1739-1823, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

Letter from Dr John Thomas Troy, Archbishop of Dublin to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ, English Provincial. Refers to collections for the rebuilding of ‘more than one hundred Chapels in different parts of the Kingdom’,

Letter from Dr John Thomas Troy, Archbishop of Dublin to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ, English Provincial. Refers to collections for the rebuilding of ‘more than one hundred Chapels in different parts of the Kingdom’, most of which were destroyed during the Rebellion. Refers to letters shown to him by ‘Mr. [Richard] Callaghan’ from Fr Gabriel Grüber in which the latter styles himself ‘Praepositus Generalis Societatis Iesu’ and announces that the Society is ‘perfectly re-established by the Holy See’. Expresses his doubts in this regard. Remarks, 'No one more sincerely deplored the suppression of the Society that I did, nor wishes more anxious for its reestablishment'.

Troy, John Thomas, 1739-1823, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

Letter from Fr Thomas Betagh to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ concerning a discussion between Fr Callaghan and Archbishop Troy on the fund of the ex-Jesuits in Ireland

Letter from Fr Thomas Betagh to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ. Relates that four years previously Fr Callaghan had discussed with Archbishop Troy the fund of the ex-Jesuits in Ireland. Refers to a letter from Cardinal di Pietro to Troy on the matter, of which a copy is transcribed on the same document.

Betagh, Thomas, 1738-1811, Jesuit priest

List of admissions to the Society from 1556 onwards

List of admissions by Fr John MacErlean SJ, to the Society from 1556 onwards, with some biographical information (mainly dates of entry, profession of fourth vows, death etc.) (45pp). Includes:
– list of the Rectors of the Irish College, Salamanca, from its foundation in 1592 to 1871 (1p);
– lists of Jesuits of the Old Society and their date and place of death/departure (c15pp) and
– extracts from catalogues of various Provinces (c20pp).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Major Anthony F. Archer’s monograph on his antecedent Fr James Archer SJ

Documents concerning Major Anthony F. Archer’s monograph on his antecedent Fr James Archer SJ. Includes: circular by Thomas J. Morrissey SJ, headmaster of Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, County Limerick, concerning the monograph (14 December 1978, 1p);
– letter from Major Archer to Fr James Healy SJ (24 January 1979, 1p) enclosing a copy of the monograph entitled Fr James Archer SJ 1550 – 1620 (January 1979, 26pp) and
– letter from Major Archer to Fr Healy inquiring about the existence of a memorial to Fr Archer (4 July 1980, 1p).

Manuscript by Dr Richard Robert Madden comprising a history of the Society of Jesus

Unpublished manuscript by Dr Richard Robert Madden comprising a history of the Society of Jesus from its foundation to the early nineteenth century. Attached is a printed title page dated 1874, ‘The Jesuits: In Relation to Religion, Civil Government and Society at Large, In the Several Countries From Which They Have Been Expelled’. Manuscript is divided into two ‘volumes’ (each with an attached printed title page). Volume 1 comprises 17 chapters (c.1,163pp) and Volume 2 contains 21 chapters (c.1,100pp). Also includes three sets of appendices – Volume 1 Appendix with 6 Sections (c500pp); Volume 2 Appendix with 4 Sections (c400pp) and Appendix with 14 Sections (c400pp). Also includes an explanatory note by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ (Irish Province Archivist until 1986) (2pp, 20 April 1977). (R.R. Madden lived at 3 Vernon Terrace, Booterstown, County Dublin; the manuscript also contains envelopes dating to 1874 addressed to Madden at the Loans Office, Dublin Castle) (Part of the last page of chapter 17, volume 1 is missing)

Madden, Richard Robert, 1798-1886, doctor, traveller, historian and anti-slavery campaigner

Material concerning the Jesuits in New Ross, County Wexford in the seventeenth century

Material concerning the Jesuits in New Ross, County Wexford in the seventeenth century. Includes:

  • notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ (4pp);
  • letters from a Patrick Donovan, Upper Rosbercon, New Ross to Frs Matthew Meade and John MacErlean seeking information on the history of the Jesuits in New Ross, in particular the book of carols ‘A Pious Garland’ compiled by Fr Luke Wadding SJ, and information on Fr Hosschius Sidronius (31 January - 3 March 1948, 3 items, 18pp);
  • notes by Diarmaid Walsh, Coolcull House, Taghmon, County Wexford to Fr Stephenson (10 November 1971);
  • extract of an O.S. map indicating the site of the seventeenth century Jesuit church in New Ross (no scale given) and
  • note by Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ on the Jesuit presence in the town of Wexford (14 June 2000, 1p).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Material concerning the Jesuits in Waterford in the seventeenth century

Documents concerning the Jesuits in Waterford in the seventeenth century. Includes:

  • notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ (n.d., 73pp);
  • ‘Jesuits resident in Waterford 1660 - 1798’ notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ (n.d., 12pp);
  • typescript entitled 'Jesuits acting as Parish Priests in Waterford' (n.d., 1p.);
  • typescript article entitled 'The Jesuits in Waterford' by Fr Francis Finegan SJ. With handwritten corrections and annotations (n.d., 27pp);
  • copies of 'The Catholic Record of Waterford and Lismore', containing an article in three parts entitled 'St Patrick’s Church and Parish', by Rev. P[ower]. Patrick, M.R.I.A. (June, August, October 1916, 3 items);
  • photocopy of an article, 'St Patrick’s Church, Waterford 1750 - 1984', from 'The Pioneer' (February 1985, 2pp);
  • material relating to Jesuit records of St Peter’s Church (1646 - 1650, 8 items).
  • photocopy of an article, 'Recent Archaeological Excavations in Waterford City', by Maurice Hurley, ‘annotated with numbers to accompany photographs by M. Brennan SJ’ with references to St Peter’s Church ([post 1987], 5pp);
  • black and white prints of the excavations at St Peter’s Church, taken by the archaeologists (n.d., 3 items), colour photographs of the excavations taken by Fr Martin Brennan SJ (7 items) and their negatives (8 frames);
  • photocopies of documents (some of whose originals are also in the Irish Jesuit Archives) [sent to/by? Fr Martin Brennan SJ in 1988]: 'Spicilegium Ossoriense: Being a Collection of Original Letters and Papers Illustrative of the History of the Irish Church from the reformation to the year 1800', by Right. Rev. Patrick Francis Moran, DD, Bishop of Ossory (original in the Jesuit Library, Milltown Park) (1878, 9pp);
  • transcript dated c29 Dec 1646, beginning ‘sanctissimus D. N. Paulus felicis recordationis Papa Quintus per literas…’ (6pp);
  • photocopy of a Fr John MacErlean transcript SJ ‘Patres Missionis Hiberniae Innocentio Papae X’ (1646/7, 2pp);
  • ‘Pro Patribus S.J. Waterfordia’ (29 December 1646, 2pp);
  • ‘24 Junii 1649 Parisiis P. Mercure Verdiere to Fr General Vincent Caraffa’ (3pp);
  • ‘Catalogus Tertius Missionis Hibernicae Anno 1650’ (1p) and ‘P. Gulielmus Malonius P. Francisco Piccolomineo Waterfordia 31 Augusti 1650’ (3pp);
  • notes from Rev. Prof. Patrick Power to Fr John MacErlean SJ, on Waterford Jesuits, made in the course of Prof. Power’s research for a history of the Waterford diocese (20 May 1935 - 7 December 1947, 31pp) and
  • article by Fr Michael G Olden in the 'Furrow' entitled 'A diocese remembers: A tribute to the Jesuits' (November 1991).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Material relating to Elizabeth, Countess of Kildare’s association with the Jesuits

Material relating to Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Countess of Kildare’s association with the Jesuits, her lease to the Society, of Kilkea Castle, County Kildare in 1634 and the chalice presented to the Jesuits in the same year by the Countess. Includes: photocopy of a newspaper article, ‘Unexplained Mystery of Kilkea castle’s Chalice’ by Dr George A Little (n.d., 2pp) and extract from the 'Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society', Vol. 5, 1906 - 08, p. 61- 62, on the chalice (3pp).

Material relating to Fr Michael Fitzgerald SJ compiled by Fr Hugh Fenning, O.P.

Documents relating to Fr Michael Fitzgerald SJ compiled by Fr Hugh Fenning, O.P. (Collegio S. Clemente, Via Labicana, Rome), for Fr Francis Finegan SJ. Includes letter from Fr Fenning to Fr Franics Finegan SJ (13 April 1966), 2pp) and enclosed ‘References to Michael Fitzgerald SJ in the archives of San Clemente, Rome’ (n.d., 3pp).

Fenning, Hugh, 1935-2018, Dominican priest, archivist and historian

Material relating to Jesuits in Athlone, County Westmeath in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Material relating to Jesuits in Athlone, County Westmeath in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Includes:

  • extract from the Journal of 'The Old Athlone Society' comprising an article entitled 'The Jesuits and Athlone In The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries', by Fr Francis Finegan, p.77 – 83 (1970-71, 8pp);
  • typescript entitled ‘Residentia Athloniensis’ concerning early references to a Jesuit house in Athlone, c.1605 by Fr Patrick O'Kelly S (19 October 1961);
  • list of Jesuits from the Meath diocese 1563 - 1773 and
  • biographical notes of Jesuits born in Meath diocese post 1773.

Finegan, Francis J, 1909-2011, Jesuit priest

Material relating to the Jesuit presence in Cork in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Material relating to the Jesuit presence in Cork in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Includes:

  • notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ (n.d., 73pp);
  • letters from T.J. Walsh, C.C., South Presbytery, George’s Quay, Cork to Fr MacErlean on the Jesuits in Cork in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (the second with annotations by Fr MacErlean) (3, 11 February 1948, 2pp);
  • transcripts of extracts from various sources concerning the seventeenth century Cork Jesuits, made by Fr MacErlean (n.d., 4pp);
  • typescript by unknown Jesuit entitled The Jesuits in Cork, (n.d., 2pp);
  • historical notes and lists of Jesuits in Cork made by [Fr P. O’Kelly SJ?] (n.d., 7pp) and
  • ‘Sermon on the Sacred Heart, attributed to Fr Nicholas Barron (1719-1784) preached to the Presentation Sisters, Cork. Original with the Sisters in Cork’. Typescript transcript (11pp) and photocopy of the handwritten text, with signature of Fr Barron (14pp).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Material relating to the Jesuit presence in Galway in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Material relating to the Jesuit presence in Galway in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Includes:

  • letter from Fr James Rabbitte SJ to Fr John MacErlean SJ, concerning Galway records and Jesuit chalices (1 December 1935, 2pp);
  • notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ on the chalice of the Galway Jesuits (n.d., 1p.) and drafts of a typescript article by [Fr Francis Finegan SJ] on the Centenary of St Ignatius’ Galway, recalling the history of the Jesuits in the city in the seventeenth century (1963, 8pp and 9pp);
  • copybook by Fr John MacErlean SJ on the Jesuits in Galway using James Hardiman's version of 1651 map, and his history of Galway [1905], (71pp). Includes letter from Fr John MacErlean SJ, University College, St Stephen's Green, Dublin to Fr William Byrne SJ, St Ignatius, Galway on townlands (19 September 1905).

Material relating to the Jesuits in Clonmel, County Tipperary in the seventeenth century

Material relating to the Jesuits in Clonmel, County Tipperary in the seventeenth century. Includes:

  • biographical notes by by Fr Francis Finegan SJ on Jesuits who were stationed in Clonmel (n.d., 24pp);
  • notes by ? on the Clonmel residence, 1600 to 1650 (n.d., 4pp) and
  • typescript article by Fr Francis Finegan SJ entitled Jesuit Associations with Clonmel in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. With handwritten corrections by the author (27pp).

Finegan, Francis J, 1909-2011, Jesuit priest

Material relating to the Jesuits in Dublin

Material relating to the Jesuits in Dublin. Includes:

  • notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ, on Dublin Jesuits and their activities from 1592 to 1800 [1910]-[1950] (180pp);
  • typescript extract from the 1766 South Dublin Religious Census (5pp);
  • photocopies of newspaper articles on Jesuits in Dublin (18[ ], 1961, 1962, 3pp);
  • copy of John Speed’s plan of Dublin, 1610, showing Back Lane (Jesuit residence in the 1620s) (1p.);
  • booklet 'The Jesuits in Dublin, or Brief Biographical Sketches of those Deceased Members of the Society of Jesus, who were Born or who Laboured in the Irish Metropolis; with an Account of the Parish of St Michan, their Ancient Residence' by William J Battersby (John Fowler, 3 Crow Street, Dame Street, Dublin, 1854) (124pp);
  • pamphlet 'The Parish of St Michan' by Very Rev. Myles Ronan, (Dollard, Printinghouse Ltd., Dublin, 19[48]). Presented to Fr Charles Scantlebury SJ by the author. (c.30pp);
  • booklet 'The History of the Roman Catholic Church and Parish of St Michan, Dublin' (Office of ‘The Irish Builder’, Dublin, 1892). Includes references to Jesuits, p.19 - 23 and p.27 - 29 (34pp);
  • reprint from 'Archivium Hibernicum', Vol. XXIV, 1970, entitled 'Letters from a Jesuit in Dublin on the Confraternity of the Holy Name, 1747 - 1748 (Documents from the archives of the Irish College, Rome)', edited by Hugh Fenning, O.P., p.133 - 154 (22pp);
  • extract from 'Reportorium Novum' entitled 'The Jesuits in Dublin (1660 - 1760)' by Fr Francis Finegan SJ, p.43 – 100 (58pp);
  • extracts from 'Interfuse', No. 18, Christmas 1981 and No. 19, February 1982, entitled 'Old Dublin S.J.' and 'Jesuit Dublin' by Eddie O'Donnell, on the various Old Society Jesuit residences in Dublin (2 items, both 11pp) and
  • pamphlet 'Roman Catholic Chapels in Dublin AD 1749' with an introduction by Most Rev. N. Donnelly, Bishop of Canea, (Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, Dublin, 1907) (40pp).

Material relating to the Jesuits in Limerick in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries

Material relating to the Jesuits in Limerick in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Includes:

  • tracing of a map of Limerick from John Speed’s map of Munster, 1610, reproduced in 'Pacata Hibernia, Dublin', 1810 (21cm x 14cm);
  • notes by Fr Francis Finegan SJ and Fr John MacErlean SJ;
  • tracing of a map entitled ‘Limerick circa 1590, Copy feb 1903. Thos. Westropp’ (22 1/2 cm x 15cm) and
  • tracing entitled ‘Plan of Limerick castle’ (circa 1611), (141/2cm x 24cm). All tracings signed by ‘A. Cox’

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Note on Sir J. Coxe Hippisley and the Catholic question

‘Note on Sir J. Coxe Hippisley’. Recounts Sir Hippisley’s involvement in the Catholic question, and the ‘appendixes to his speech on the issue, which was rejected by the Jesuits at Stonyhurst’. Refers to some of his views, including his contention in relation to the transfer of Jesuit funds from England to Ireland.

Notes compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the history of the Society of Jesus in Ireland

Notes compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ (Custodian of the Province Archives, 1924 - 1930), on the history of the Society of Jesus in Ireland. Some inserts in the hand of Fr Edmund Hogan SJ. Includes lists of:
– Superiors of the Irish Mission (7pp);
– residences of the Old Society in Ireland (1p);
– ‘Summary of Work Abroad’ (1p);
– Summary of literary works by Jesuits of the Old Society (5pp);
– schedule of Jesuit writers and professors (5pp and 6pp);
– distinguished preachers (1p);
– those who suffered for the faith (2pp);
– aliases/variants on surnames (2pp);
– ‘Vestiges of the Old Soc(iety)’ (5pp);
– names of writers (arranged alphabetically) and of their works (c60pp) and
– some Jesuit schools of the Old Society (6pp).

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

Notes on Dominic Kirwan SJ

Biographical notes on Fr Dominic Kirwan SJ compiled by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ. Includes extract from 'Les Monasteres d’Ursulines sous l’Ancien Régime, 1612 – 1788' by M.M. de Chantal Gueudré, O.S.M. (Paris, 1960) with reference to Fr Kirwan (Quiravan) (2pp).

McGrath, Fergal P, 1895-1988, Jesuit priest

Notes on John Meagh SJ

Documents concerning Fr John Meagh SJ. Includes biographical notes compiled by Fr John MacErlean SJ (n.d., 16pp), ‘De P. Joanne Meagh authore P.F. Antonio Bruodino in Propugnaculo. 1669’ (4pp) and letter from Fr Leopold Škarka SJ, with notes from Prague, Czechoslovakia (21 September 1930).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

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