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Account book of Irish Jesuit property

Account book of Irish Jesuit property. Includes a description of the finances of the Irish Mission account, written by Fr John Fullam SJ. Remarks 'In 1760 this mission had in Paris a capital of £1000 ster. including the deposits of individuals and what belonged to different residences. By the persecution which ensued the whole was nearly despaired of when by Fr Crookshank's activity and cleverness about half that sum was recovered and transmitted to Ireland where Mr Ward placed it as occasions presented.'

Fullam, John, 1719-1793, Jesuit priest

Assignment for property known as The Derries, Ballycowan, County Offaly

Parties:
Fr William Delany SJ, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly, Fr Nicholas Walsh, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin and Fr Sylvester O'Callaghan SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin.

Property:
The Derries, barony of Ballycowan, County Offaly, 61 acres late plantation measure

Terms and Conditions:
300 years from 29 September 1873

Other:
Signed and sealed by Fr William Delany SJ

Circular letter from Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ concerning Fr General's wish that scholastic philosophy be introduced into Jesuit secondary schools

Circular letter from Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kieran SJ (Gardiner Street) to Fr Rector concerning Fr General's wish that scholastic philosophy be introduced into Jesuit secondary schools. Remarks that a committee was formed to discuss the matter. Concludes 'Hence I wish all our college Rectors when opportunity offers to suggest and if possible urge the introduction of scholastic philosophy as an alternative subject for the L.C. examination…'

Kieran, Laurence J, 1881-1945, Jesuit priest

Conveyance of property at Ballawly, County Dublin

Parties:
Patrick Lynch, Esquire, Tara Hall, County Meath and Fr Charles James Lynch SJ, Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare.

Property:
One fourth part of the lands of Ballally otherwise Ballawly known as Rockbawn Farm.

Terms and Conditions:
For the life and lives of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Charles William, Marquis of Kildare and Matthew Patterson names in the lease of 30 June 1838. Payment of rent and renewal fines as stated in the original lease.

Other:
Signed and sealed

Copy of 'The Irish Monthly’

Copy of ‘The Irish Monthly’, No. 174, Vol. XV,December 1887 published by M.H Gill & Son, with insert pp716-717 - letter from R M Levey, Violet Hill, Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin to Dr Francis Cruise refering to Cruise's book on 'Thomas A Kempis' (14 May 1895), reviewed in said issue of ‘The Irish Monthly’. Dr Cruise name wriiten on front of ‘The Irish Monthly’.

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Mission by Fr Fidelis Grivel SJ

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Mission by Fr Fidelis Grivel SJ in 18[17]. Includes:

  • ‘Monita P. Grivel Visitatoris’ (18[17], 18pp);
  • letters from Fr Grivel to Fr Charles Aylmer SJ (whom Fr Grivel appoints as Superior of the Mission), with note on letter of 1[4] March 1820, ‘Chief letters of F. Grivel as Visitor’ (in Italian) (12 October 1817 - 28 March 1820, 9 items);
  • letters from Fr Grivel to Fr Aylmer, with note on top letter ‘Less important letters Fr. F. Grivel, Visitor’ (in Italian) (9 October 1817 - 19 June 1820, 8 items);
  • translated letters to Fr Grivel from various Jesuit Fathers, including Frs Charles Aylmer, Peter Kenney, Bartholomew Esmonde, Patrick Moran, James Butler, and Charles Fraser, originally in the Archives of the French Province. (In Italian) (4 August 1817 - 20 March 1820, 25 items). Includes copy of prospectus in English on Tullabeg – ‘Tullybeg ’‘Elementary School’ ‘Revd. Robert St Leger, Principal’ (August 1818, 2pp).

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr Visitor in 1888

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr Robert Fulton SJ, Visitor in 1888. Includes three versions of the Memorial of the Visitation:

  • printed version ‘Memoriale Visitationis Provinciae Hiberniae ab. A.R.P.N. approbatum A.D. 1888’ (2pp);
  • handwritten transcriptions of same (3 items, 4pp each) and;
  • handwritten English translation of same (6pp).

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr Visitor in 1922

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr William Power SJ, from 9 July 1921 to the end of September 1922. Includes:

  • memorandum ‘Puncta quaedam ad Instructionem particularem Visitatoris Hiberniae’ (n.d., 4pp);
  • ‘Relatio Visitationis Factae Provinciae Hiberniae a Reverendo Patre Gulielmo Power a die 9 Julii 1921, usque ad finem Septembris 1922’ (19[22], 17pp);
  • ‘Memorial of the Visitation of the Irish Province made by Revd. Wm. Power from July 9th 1921 to the end of September 1922’ (19[22], 11pp) and
    – pamphlet entitled ‘Letter addressed to the Fathers and Brothers of the Irish Province by the Very Rev. William Power, S.J., Visitor’ (17 Sep. 1922, 8pp).

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Vice-Province by Fr Charles Brooke SJ

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Vice-Province by Fr Charles Brooke SJ in 1842. Includes [copy] letter containing Fr Visitor’s views on the proposal to establish a Novitiate at Tullabeg (22 Sep. 1842, 2pp) and [copy] letter from Fr Brooke to the Vice-Provincial, Fr Robert St Leger SJ concerning Tullabeg’s large debts and the proposal to establish a Novitiate at the College, with the Novices undertaking to ‘take some part of the teaching of the scholars’ (1 Oct. 1842, 3pp).

Extract taken from 'Studies ledger'

Extract taken from 'Studies ledger' (presumably an accounts ledger) concerning the first issue and the financial arrangements in the early years copied by Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ [1965].

Burke Savage, Roland, 1912-1998, Jesuit priest and editor

Foundation Fund established for Studies

A file relating to the Foundation Fund established for Studies. Includes memoranda explaining the origins of the Foundation Fund. Includes a letter from Irish Fr Provincial Brendan Barry SJ, 85 Eglinton Road, Dublin 4 to Fr Séan Ó Catháin SJ (Fr. Superior), 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin concerning shares in the Educational Company of Ireland that were settled on Fr Connolly in 1914 (then the Editor of Studies) as a foundation for Studies. Asks that this foundation be kept separate from the assets of 35 Lower Leeson Street (3 July 1968, 1p).

Irish Jesuit Province Status Temporalis with houses and colleges

Irish Jesuit Province Status Temporalis (Province Account), from 1877 to 1883. Also the status temporalis for the following individual houses and colleges: St. Francis Xavier’s, Upper Gardiner Street; University Hall; Belvedere College; Clongowes Wood College, Naas; St Stanislaus’ College, Tullabeg; St Ignatius’ College, Galway; Crescent College (College of the Sacred Heart), Limerick; Mungret College, Limerick and Milltown Park.

Letter from Fr John Francis Hogan to Fr John F.X. O'Brien SJ concerning permission for students to subscribe to 'The Irish Monthly' and 'Studies'.

Letter from Fr John Francis Hogan, President, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, County Kildare to Fr John F.X. O'Brien SJ concerning permission for students to subscribe to 'The Irish Monthly' and 'Studies'. Remarks 'In view of the stringent regulations there laid down they could not see their way to accede to your request.'

Hogan, John Francis, 1858-1918, priest, author, and president of St Patrick's College, Maynooth

Letter from Fr. Matthew Russell SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial regarding the first volume of 'The Irish Monthly'

Letter from Fr. Matthew Russell SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial. Refers to the publication of the first volume of 'The Irish Monthly' as regards finances. Suggests that Fr Clery be appointed as financial manager, and discusses advertising in the publication. Also discusses the layout and encloses a trade-mark design (included).

Russell, Matthew, 1834 -1912, Jesuit priest and editor

Material relating to 35 Hardwicke Street, Dublin

A file relating to 35 Hardwicke Street, Dublin. Includes deeds relating to this property (25 March 1810-17 June 1854). Includes a letter from Maxwell, Weldon and Company Solicitors, 40 North Great George's Street, Dublin to Fr Thomas Wheeler SJ, The Presbytery, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin concerning the deeds '..for the purpose of enabling us to report on the title of you community to the premises, 35 Hardwicke Street' (5 March 1912, 1p). Includes:

  • lease by Richard Warren, Hardwicke Street, Dublin, Attorney-at-law to Thomas Higgins, Dublin, Attorney-at-law, 25 March 1810;
  • assignment of house on Hardwicke Street, Dublin by Thomas Higgins, Dublin, Attorney-at-law, to Owen Nowlan, Waterstown, County Kildare, 27 April 1815;
  • deed of assignment by Owen Geoughehan Nowlan, Waterstown, County Kildare to Rose Delahoyde, widow, Dublin, 24 August 1815;
  • settlement on the intermarriage of James Lecky [soldier[, Eight regiment of Foot, with Miss Elizabeth O'Grady, Temple Street, Dublin [1810]-[1850];

In 1814, a Jesuit community took over the vacant Poor Clare convent in Hardwicke Street, Dublin. St Francis College was established at Hardwicke Street in 1832 however it proved to be too small for this emerging school. New premises were needed and Belvedere House, Great Denmark Street was bought in 1841.

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