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Article containing references to ‘Fr Prout’ by ‘Oliver Yorke’

Article (containing references to ‘Fr. Prout’) by ‘Oliver Yorke’ sent to ‘James Frazer publisher, 215 Regent St.’ London with note on first page ‘Send this to printers. I will be in town Monday evening.’ Includes note by ‘Francis Mahony’ stating ‘I will be in London on Monday in time to finish this – Send it to the printers. I sent a proof yesterday…I leave Paris this evening with Wright.’

Mahony, Francis Sylvester, 1804-1866, former Jesuit priest, priest and humorist

Certificates and medals awarded to Arthur C. J. Cox

Certificates and medals awarded to Arthur C. J. Cox which includes:

  • Gold Medal for Composition awarded by the Council of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland (25 October 1912);
  • Special Certificate for Oratory awarded by the Council of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland (25 October 1912);
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts from University College Dublin (5 November 1912);
  • Gold Medal for Oratory awarded by the Council of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland (29 October 1913);
  • Gold medal for Impromptu Speeches from the Solicitors Apprentices’ Debating Society, Ireland (29 October 1913);
  • Degree of Masters of Arts from University College Dublin (4 November 1913);
  • Degree of Bachelor of Laws from University College Dublin (9 July 1914);
  • Gold medal for Legal Debate from the Solicitors Apprentices’ Debating Society, Ireland (November 1914);
  • Silver Medal for Final Examination awarded by the Court of Examiners of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland (27 January 1915) and
  • Honorary Doctorate from the National University of Ireland (8 July 1952).

Certificates awarded to Michael F. Cox

Certificates awarded to Michael F. Cox which includes:

  • Certificates from the Catholic University of Ireland (1870-73), 5 items;
  • Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, to practice the art and science of Surgery (3 August 1875);
  • Physician and Licentiate in Medicine, Kings & Queens College of Physicians in Ireland (9 May 1877);
  • License in Midwifery, Kings & Queens College of Physicians in Ireland (10 May 1877);
  • Certificate of completion of examinations and practice in obstetrics at the Coombe Lying-in Hospital (4 June 1877);
  • Bachelor of Arts, Catholic University of Ireland (8 June 1877) and
  • Degree of Doctor of Laws, National University of Ireland (30 March 1915).

Cox, Michael Francis, 1852-1926, physician

Comments on, and reviews of Edward Boyd Barrett's doctoral thesis

Comments on, and reviews of Edward Boyd Barrett's doctoral thesis published by Longmans, Green and Co. 1911 under the title 'Motive Forces and Motivation Tracts: a Research in Will Psychology'. Includes:
– letter from Fr James J Carlin SJ (Socius, [Maryland and New York Province?] to the Irish Provincial Fr William Delany SJ drawing attention to the view of certain American Jesuits that the book ‘contained propositions, which, to say the least, seemed at variance with Catholic philosophy’ and enclosing a copy of the review originally prepared by the professor at Woodstock for inclusion in the publication 'America' and a ‘list of passages deserving of special notice’ (25 January 1912, 3 items, 2pp, 10pp, 2pp);
– letters from Boyd Barrett to Irish Fr Provincial defending his book and a ‘Reply of Father Fröbes to a request for his Opinion on some Points concerning Mr Barrett's Book’ (25 February - 4 March 1912, 3 items);
– letter to Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Coemans SJ comprising the formal judgement of the Louvain professors on the book and the reply from Louvain “to the criticism of Mr Barrett’s book by a writer for ‘America’ ” (both in Latin) (1 March 1912, 2pp & 12pp);
– copy of letter to Irish Fr Provincial from Fr. Mc[…] (Stonyhurst) judging the book and the American Father's criticism of it (12 March 1912, 6pp);
– rough notes by Boyd Barrett defending his work [by systematically dealing with the points raised by his critics] (n.d., 5pp);
– copy typescript comprising ‘Pauca notanda velim’ on the book (n.d., 7pp) and
– copybook compiled by Boyd Barrett of reviews of 'Motive Forces and Motivation Tracts' published in various journals and periodicals. Also includes some newspaper clippings, telegrams and certificates relating to Boyd Barrett’s academic awards (1911 - 1913, c68pp).

Copy letter from Charles Gavan Duffy to Mr Timothy Daniel Sullivan praising his book 'Songs and Poems'

Copy letter from Charles Gavan Duffy, 12 Boulevard Victor Hugo, Nice, France to Mr Timothy Daniel Sullivan praising his book 'Songs and Poems'. Discusses Sullivan's work. Concludes 'My eighty-fourth year will commence in a few days and I am weary with the thought that my life will end without seeing the Promised Land.

Copy letter from Frederick Lucas to Daniel O'Connell concerning a letter written by O'Connell to Lucas

Copy letter from Frederick Lucas, 25 Pembroke square, Kensington, London to Daniel O'Connell concerning a letter written by O'Connell to Lucas and the split between O'Connell and the Young Irelanders. Remarks that the letter gave him '...very great pain...' Remarks '...I feel most deeply mortified that any words I can have used in the 'Tablet' or elsewhere should have received from you...the hateful interpretation which is implied.' Apologises for any hurt or upset caused. Continues by commenting on O'Connell's letter and defends his position and opinion with regard to the Young Irelanders and other political matters. Remarks 'It is and it will be more than ever, my task in the 'Tablet' to urge upon them the unsoundness of their views in many points'. Refers to a letter he (Lucas) received from Rev. Dr. R. J. Whitty commenting on the Young Irelanders. Includes a copy of the letter in question (29 August [ ], 2pp). Expresses his dismay at O'Connell's accusations that he (Lucas) has '...joined against...'O'Connell. Remarks the this is 'unfounded'.

Lucas, Frederick, 1812-1855, journalist and politician

Copy letter from John Edward Pigot to John [Mitchel]

Copy letter from John Edward Pigot, Chambers to John [Mitchel]. Refers to MacNevin and the 'shocking' news of his 'insanity'. Remarks '...it is to be hoped that his illness may be only temporary...' Discusses political matters, remarks that the Corn Bill '...is safe after last night's division.' Continues 'If it be finally settled on Friday, the coercion bill division will take place that night but at any rate on Monday. A small majority against ministers is considered certain, but I find it believed that Peel will stay in though beaten. I need not say how glad we shall be if it be so. Peel would then dissolve and in the new parliament the Whigs, if successful, would be as weak as we could wish them.'

Pigot, John Edward, 1822-1871, Young Irelander, writer, musician, and lawyer

Copy letter from John Edward Pigot, Merrion Square to [John] O'Hagan concerning the proposal of Lane to the Presidency

Copy letter from John Edward Pigot, Merrion Square to [John] O'Hagan concerning the proposal of Lane to the Presidency of [ ]. remarks that he has no objection to John O'Hagan proposing Lane and that he will second the proposal.

Pigot, John Edward, 1822-1871, Young Irelander, writer, musician, and lawyer

Copy letters from Charles Gavan Duffy to Martin MacDermott

A file of copy letters (one original letter written by an assistant/secretary and initialled by Charles Gavan Duffy) from Charles Gavan Duffy to Martin MacDermott.

  • Includes a letter agreeing that the books mentioned by MacDermott would suit the series. Remarks that stories will be needed and advises where to look for them. A note on the letter indicates that MacDermott proposed to use Duffy's name for the series. Remarks 'The name you propose for the series bangs Bannagher! There is not a living man whom it would not turn into ridicule and contempt to employ his name in such a manner; that sort of distinction is reserved for the dead (15 December 1892, 4pp).
  • Includes a letter discussing a book - 100 Best Irish Poems. Considers the amount of pages each poem will require and the poets that should be included. Remarks 'I don't know what your opinion of Mr. Yates (sic) may be: mine is that his verses are the perfection of commonplace. Miss Tynan has made a collection of Irish love poems in which she selects from Mr. Yeats the amours of a kitchen maid. He is however a very self-confident critic; and has recently disparaged Davis and MacCarthy and declared that the Spirit of the Nation contained nothing of any value except Ingram's song.' (17 September 1895, 4pp).
  • Includes a letter praising MacDermott's Ballads and Songs. Expresses his joy at reading some of the entries but remarks 'At the same time I would be glad if there were two less of Davis and three less of Ferguson to be replaced by a specimen of Katherine Tynan, Ellen O'Leary, Dora Sigerson...' (6 March 1896, 3pp).
  • Includes a letter encouraging MacDermott to write a memoir of McGee (13 December 1896, 5pp).
  • Includes a letter mentioning three books that he would have liked to write but never got around to. Remarks that he would '...willingly transfer to you (MacDermott) and to scarcely any other person living.' (2 July 1897, 3pp).
  • Includes pages of verse (n.d., 5pp).

Copy of Browne's Whole Page Diary for 1913 belonging to Arthur C.J. Cox

Copy of Browne’s Whole Page Diary for 1913 belonging to ‘Arthur C.J. Cox, B.A. Sch. R.U.I & U.C.D.; Fr. Delany Scholar; 1st class Exhibitioner Arts & Law Schools, N.U.I.; Gold silver & bronze medalist etc., etc.. Auditor L. & H. Society. Auditor Solrs. App. Debating Society. M.A.’ Includes:

  • photographs;
  • references to :Home Rule for Ireland and current affairs; various Jesuits especially Aubrey Gwynn SJ; his work and university career; books he is reading and works he has had published; his finances; the activities of the Literary and Society and the Solicitors’ Apprentices’ debating Society; notes on various debates and papers;
  • entrance ticket to ‘an Interdebate To be held between the Representatives of the Law Students’ Debating Society…and of the Literary and Historical Society’ (including Arthur Cox) on 6 February 1913 in the Library, University College, Dublin and report of the debate in cutting from the Freeman’s Journal;
  • memorial card of his Aunt Frances who died on 22 August 1913;
  • newspaper cuttings on his Inaugural Address on ‘The Lawyer in Literature’ at the Solicitors’ Apprentices’ Debating Society on 29 October (2 items);
  • cuttings on the death of his friend Thomas Arkins (29 Nov., 2 Dec., 4 items);
  • list of family birthdays and rough family tree.

Document entitled ‘Testimonials of Doctor Michael F. Cox’

Typescript document entitled ‘Testimonials of Doctor Michael F. Cox’ which details his qualifications and includes 15 testimonials from doctors and surgeons he has worked with or studied under. 10 original handwritten testimonials which appear in the typescripts testimonial are included.

Cox, Michael Francis, 1852-1926, physician

Documents related to the medical registration of Michael F. Cox

File of documents related to the medical registration of Michael F. Cox, Hillsgrove Lodge, Kilmore, Drumsna, County Leitrim to the Branch Medical Council for Ireland. Includes receipt of £5 fee for registration and forms for change of residence on medical register and entitlement to a copy of the medical register.

General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom, 1858

English translation of a letter by Archbishop Oliver Plunkett to Fr Oliva, General of the Society of Jesus

English translation of a letter written on 30 January 1673 by Archbishop Oliver Plunkett to Fr Giovanni Oliva SJ, General of the Society of Jesus, informing him of his appointment of Father Stephen Rice (1625-1699), a Jesuit, ‘a person of profound religion…(and)…great prudence – unwearied in suffering, most assiduous in working in the vineyard of the Lord’ to work in ‘the pulpit & Schools of Armagh.’ (Fr Rice was made Superior of the Mission in 1672). Also discusses the state of the Society in Ireland, ‘I see that it is in a most desperate condition here, I see to my great sorrow that it will not last long in Ireland if there is not a better way to train and receive novices and to punish the wild & disobedient…If you, Rev. Father, who are so full of zeal to preserve & propagate the Faith in heretic countries & for the great love you always had for this unfortunate nation, will not lend a hand to Save the S.J. in Ireland I fear it will not have the Success that I wish it.’ (The original version forms part of MSS B 33)

Plunkett, Oliver, 1625-1681, Saint and Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh

Envelope in which the Eugene O'Curry letters were contained

Envelope in which the letters N6/1 - N6/14, Eugene O'Curry, were contained. Notes on the envelope refer to dates, senders and recipients of some of the letters. Another note reads ‘(The history of these letters is unknown: they were not part of Fr Delaney’s papers). Found loose in strong room April 1944. Seem to belong to Leeson Street.’.

Connolly, Patrick J, 1875-1951 Jesuit priest and editor

Essay entitled “The Jury System - its development and Reform being an Essay presented for the adjudication of the Chancellor’s Gold Medal by ‘The Man who was Wednesday’ ”

Holograph essay by Arthur Cox entitled “The Jury System - its development and Reform being an Essay presented for the adjudication of the Chancellor’s Gold Medal by ‘The Man who was Wednesday’ ”. Legal and Economic Society, University College Dublin.

Journal belonging to John O'Hagan describing his travels in Ireland

Journal belonging to John O'Hagan describing his travels in Ireland '...in company with Messrs. Duffy and McCarthy for various purposes but especially for that of acquiring historical and topographical knowledge and of discovering the girl of Dunb[ridhe].

O'Hagan, John, 1822-1890, Young Irelander, writer, and judge

Latin inscription by Franciseus Syl. O'Mahony SJ

Latin inscription which translates as 'I testify that this dust taken from the tomb of the holy martyrs Fusciani and companions by me on 22 August 1825, to my very dear friend Robert Haly, S.J. I give it as a gift, St. Acheoli – 24 August 1825. Franciseus Syl. O'Mahony SJ'.

Mahony, Francis Sylvester, 1804-1866, former Jesuit priest, priest and humorist

Latin verses by F.S. O'Mahony

Latin verses by F.S. O'Mahony. Includes Hymn to St Francis Xavier (2pp) and ‘Ode sur la convalescence de Msr. Archeveque de Bordeaux’ (2pp)

Mahony, Francis Sylvester, 1804-1866, former Jesuit priest, priest and humorist

Letter concerning the death of Rev. Charles Russell

Letter from Sister Mary Aquin (Lily Russell), Saint Malachy's Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Dundalk, County Louth to Mother Mary Emmanuel (Sarah Russell) concerning the death of Rev. Charles Russell.

Russell, Mary Aquin, 1827-1876, Sister of Mercy

Letter from [ ] Wray Liverpool to Dr Charles Russell concerning William Bliss and his conversion to the Catholic religion

Letter from [ ] Wray (mother-in-law of William Bliss), Liverpool to Dr Charles Russell concerning William Bliss and his conversion to the Catholic religion. Appeals to Dr. Russell '...to suggest to him that there are natural as well as moral rights of others which ought to be considered as well as his own religious and legal rights.' Refers to William Bliss' desire to have all of his children brought up in the Catholic faith 'To be thus bereft of her children one by one, will break the mother's heart; it will certainly not win her to her husband's religion; and will necessitate proceedings which will create domestic discord and probably bring this scandal before the world.' Concludes 'There is another matter which also has a bearing upon this case, which, for his own sake, should not come before the public. I allude to his extreme excitability of temper which not infrequently has made my daughter fear for her own personal safety. I have plenty of witnesses to prove this.'

Letter from [ ] de Vogue, 92 Rue de Lille, Paris, France to [Dr Charles Russell] concerning new discoveries in Jerusalem

Letter from [ ] de Vogue, 92 Rue de Lille, Paris, France to [Dr Charles Russell] concerning new discoveries in Jerusalem. Remarks 'I am happy to tell you that my new researches enable me to trace the direction of (the second wall) and that this direction leaves outside of the city the Holy Sepulchre and Calvary. Concludes 'I will feel very happy if I can put some new weapons in the learned hands of such an apologist as you are and contribute in that way to the defence of our dearest traditions.'

Letter from Archbishop Daniel Murray, Dublin to Dr Charles Russell concerning Dr Russell's continuing stay in Rome

Letter from Archbishop D. Murray, Dublin to Dr Charles Russell concerning Dr Russell's continuing stay in Rome. Remarks 'The circumstances which you mention are quite sufficient to justify your absence from Maynooth during the remainder of the present Academical year...'.

Murray, Daniel, 1768-1852, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

Letter from Aubrey de Vere to Frances O'Hagan sympathising over the death of her husband John O'Hagan

Letter from Aubrey de Vere, Curragh Chase, Adare, County Limerick to Frances O'Hagan sympathising over the death of her husband John O'Hagan. Thanks her for sending him a book by John O'Hagan. Remarks 'His "Children's Ballad Rosary" is a beautiful bequest to his fellow countrymen and their children.' Remembers fondly the time he spent with Mrs O'Hagan and her husband.

De Vere, Aubrey Thomas, 1814-1902, poet and author

Letter from Aubrey de Vere to John O'Hagan concerning literary matters and praising a volume on Samuel Ferguson's poetry

Letter from Aubrey de Vere, Curragh Chase, Adare, County Limerick to John O'Hagan concerning literary matters and praising a volume on Samuel Ferguson's poetry by John O'Hagan. Discusses Ferguson's work at length. A note on the letter indicates that it was published, possibly in the 'Irish Monthly' (vol. 15, p. 224).

De Vere, Aubrey Thomas, 1814-1902, poet and author

Letter from Charles Dolman to Daniel O'Connell concerning an article on Orators for the 'Dublin Review'

Letter from Charles Dolman, 61 Bond Street, London to Daniel O'Connell concerning an article on Orators for the 'Dublin Review'. Remarks that before No. XI can be published a decision about the future of the publication should be reached. Remarks that himself and Mr. Richards '...cannot individually run any further risk (having both already lost too much to justify us in so doing) unless the proposed plan or one similar be adopted...' Expresses the hope that O'Connell will transfer his share and interest in the stock and property of the 'Review' to him (Charles Dolman).

Dolman, Charles, 1807-1863, publisher

Letter from Charles Dolman, 61 Bond Street, London to Daniel O'Connell concerning the 'Dublin Review'

Letter from Charles Dolman, 61 Bond Street, London to Daniel O'Connell concerning the 'Dublin Review'. Remarks that he has not received an answer to a previous letter to Daniel O'Connell and that he can no longer delay the publication of the next issue of the 'Dublin Review'. Proposes to bring out the next issue himself '...I therefore beg to request you to inform me whether you make any objection to my doing so...In making this proposal you will understand that I do not intend to consider you liable in respect of that No. either for pecuniary loss or literary responsibility...' Concludes 'You will no doubt recollect that our agreement contains an undertaking on your part to use your best exertions to relieve Mr Richards and myself from such loss as we might sustain in this business...'

Dolman, Charles, 1807-1863, publisher

Letter from Charles Dolman, London to Daniel O'Connell concerning O'Connell's subscription to the Guarantee Fund of the 'Dublin Review'

Letter from Charles Dolman, London to Daniel O'Connell concerning O'Connell's subscription to the Guarantee Fund of the 'Dublin Review' due for the years 1841 and 1842. Refers to heavy losses he has suffered as a result of the publication and that a different plan for the 'Dublin Review' has been arranged by Dr Wiseman whereby the authors of articles will receive '...the proceeds of the sales after paying the printing expenses - for their remuneration.'

Dolman, Charles, 1807-1863, publisher

Letter from Charles Dolman, London to Daniel O'Connell thanking him for his subscription

Letter from Charles Dolman, London to Daniel O'Connell thanking him for his subscription. Expresses thanks for the support O'Connell is giving to the 'Dublin Review'. In particular he thanks O'Connell for recommending it to the clergy. Remarks 'For years past the principal reason of the circulation not being more extended is owing to the little support received from the Irish Clergy. Remarks that he will continue to promote and support the 'Dublin Review'.

Dolman, Charles, 1807-1863, publisher

Letter from Charles Russell, Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada to [ ] concerning his visit to Canada

Letter from Charles Russell, Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada to [ ] concerning his visit to Canada. Remarks that a University conferred the degree of L.L.D. on him. Concludes 'How Ellen (Charles Russell's wife) will descend from her semi-regal state when she once more sets foot on British soil I know not!'

Russell, Charles, 1832-1900, Baron Russell of Killowen, lord chief justice of England and Wales

Letter from Charles Russell, Maynooth College, County Kildare to his mother

Letter from Charles Russell, Maynooth College, County Kildare to his mother (Anne McEvoy) telling her about his life as a student at Maynooth. Describes his day when he rises at 6 o'clock and the various chores he must attend to. Remarks 'We have a great deal of praying to do here.' Continues 'The lay college is quite separate from the Ecclesiastic and it is one of the rules not to hold any intercourse with those in the other college.'

Letter from Charles Russell, Maynooth College, County Kildare to his sister, Anne Russell

Letter from Charles Russell, Maynooth College, County Kildare to his sister Anne Russell. Remarks that there was an eclipse of the sun 'I observed it very accurately. When I saw it first a very small segment was obscured but in a short time more than one third was covered. I never had a perfect idea of an eclipse until today. Describes what it is like to be studying in Maynooth. Remarks that he has a bad place in the study hall as the people around him talk. Refers to his room 'I am beginning already to feel the cold at night. I suppose it is because my curtains are so bad if they may be called curtains which are all full of holes and as thin as wafer.' Includes a xerox copy of the letter.

Letter from Charles Savile Roundell to Dr Charles Russell concerning a report on an Institution

Letter from Charles Savile Roundell, The Castle, Dublin to Dr Charles Russell concerning a report on an Institution [in Dublin]. Remarks 'I made inquiry about the institution in question from liberal friends whom I could trust and find that though the wording of the report might well offend the [ ] susceptibilities of R. Catholics any intention of doing so or of proselytising any of the children was [ ] to the minds of the [ ].'

Roundell, Charles Savile, 1827-1906, cricketer, lawyer and politician

Letter from Chichester Parkinson Fortescue to Dr Charles Russell concerning grants paid to Maynooth College

Letter from Chichester Parkinson Fortescue, Irish Office, London to Dr. Charles Russell concerning grants paid to Maynooth College and the '[over issuing]' of money. Remarks that he discussed the matter with Mr Gladstone 'Mr Gladstone's answer is that it is a question of law and that the Audit [Committee]...discovered an illegal issue of public money...'.

Parkinson-Fortescue, Chichester, 1823-1898, 2nd Baron Clermont and 1st Baron Carlingford

Letter from David Moriarty, Bishop of Ardfert to Eugene O'Curry, referring to the Book of Lismore

Letter from David Moriarty, Bishop of Ardfert, Killarney, County Kerry to Eugene O'Curry, Dublin referring to the Book of Lismore. Remarks that the late Dr Murphy, Bishop of Cork had the Book of Lismore in his possession where he had it transcribed ‘...probably by one of the scribes you mention.’. Enquires whether Dr Murphy left some Irish transcripts to Maynooth.

Moriarty, David, 1814-1877, Roman Catholic Bishop of Ardfert

Letter from Dr Bartholomew Woodlock, Catholic University of Ireland, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin

Letter from Dr Bartholomew Woodlock, Catholic University of Ireland, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin to Dr Charles Russell asking Dr. Russell to recommend a friend (Alfred Barrett) to Lord O'Hagan in connection with the new legislation regarding the Court of Chancery. Remarks 'I shall take it as a special favour done to myself personally if you will kindly render my friend any service in your power...'

Woodlock, Bartholomew, 1819-1902, Roman Catholic Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise and Rector of the Catholic University of Ireland

Letter from Dr Charles Russell to his nephew, Fr Matthew Russell SJ

A file of letters from Dr Charles William Russell (note: two of the letters may in fact be from Charles Russell, Lord Russell of Killowen and brother of Fr Matthew Russell SJ) to his nephew Fr Matthew Russell SJ. Includes a letter discussing the title of 'The Irish Monthly' (founded by Fr Matthew Russell) (n.d., 4pp).

Letter from Dr Charles Russell, Irish College, Rome to Rev. Doctor Denvir, Donegal Street, Belfast

Letter from Dr Charles Russell, Irish College, Rome to Rev. Doctor Denvir, Donegal Street, Belfast concerning a meeting with the Pope to put forward his 'case'. Describes how anxious he felt about the matter. Remarks 'Yesterday I received the official announcement of my liberation and they will proceed in the next congregation...to make a new appointment.'

Letter from Dr Charles Russell, Munich, Germany to his brother Peter Russell, Wellington Place, Dundalk, County Louth

Letter from Dr Charles Russell, Munich, Germany to his brother Peter Russell, Wellington Place, Dundalk, County Louth. Describes his journey from Rome to Munich and the cities he visited along the way. Remarks that he met two gentlemen Dr Simon and Mr Aiken and that he is living in '...a beautiful house in the finest street...it is the most beautiful city I have ever seen or imagined and I have been...installed in the literary (Catholic) circle - the first in Europe.

Letter from E. H Kearney to Judge John O'Hagan, enclosing biographical notes on the late Lord Thomas O'Hagan

Letter from E. H Kearney, 34 Rutland Square West, Dublin to Judge John O'Hagan, 22 Upper Fitzwilliam Street enclosing biographical notes on the late Lord Thomas O'Hagan (died 1 February 1885) for a tribute. Remarks '...I would esteem it a great honour to be identified even in the smallest way in any tribute to my dear departed friend and patron.

Letter from Edward Dowden to Dr Russell thanking him for referring Dr Newman's poem

Letter from Edward Dowden, Winstead, Temple Road, Rathmines, County Dublin to Dr.Russell thanking him for referring Dr Newman's poem. Remarks 'I felt some resentment towards my memory when I found that so noble and characteristic a poem of that volume of 1868 could have entirely slipped away from me.'

Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913, literary critic, academic, and unionist

Letter from Ellen Russell to her cousin Dr Charles Russell describing a rough crossing across the Atlantic Ocean

Letter from Ellen Russell to her cousin Dr Charles Russell describing a rough crossing across the Atlantic Ocean. Describes a storm which occurred off Newfoundland '...which blew us far south of the Banks which turned out most fortunate for us as many besides that kept north of the banks were that night more or less injured we thank God not only escaped that but the cold and icebergs.' Describes her arrival in America and stay in New York city. Remarks 'I cannot give you any opinion of the Americans as I think we have seen the worst of them...'. Concludes that she will write again when they reach Columbus, Ohio.

Letter from Ellen Russell to her sister Rosa Mulholland concerning a book about her late husband Lord Russell of Killowen

Letter from Ellen Russell, Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, England to her sister Rosa [Mulholland] concerning a book about her late husband Lord Russell of Killowen. Remarks how much she dislikes it '...it is only a hasty impressionist sketch roughly and crudely done. In some parts it is clever no doubt the parts where Mr Barry O'Brien is well to the front and indeed one troubles to think what Sir Charles Russell would have done without him. It was he who was the author of the Parnell speech, that is clear-conceited little owl!'

Russell, Ellen, 1836-1918

Letter from Ellen Russell, London, England to her mother concerning Charles Russell's speech in court

Letter from Ellen (nee Mulholland) Russell, 86 Harley Street, London, England to her mother concerning Charles Russell's (her husband) speech in court. Remarks 'I have just returned from the court after hearing the end of "the speech" and my head is so full I can hardly speak or write...I feel I can never thank God enough that I have lived to see this day. My Darling has had a fearful task to accomplish and he has done it well...' Continues '...I believe he has raised the Irish cause to a position which it never before held in the eyes of the people of England.' Describes the packed court room and the congratulations she received after the speech 'Dear old Mrs Gladstone caught my hand in both of hers and said "it was inspiration; I believe it has all been done by prayers" - just as a Catholic might say.'

Russell, Ellen, 1836-1918

Letter from Eugene O'Curry to Rev. John Henry Newman, Rector of the Catholic University, Dublin regarding an offer of the Professorship of Archaeology at the University

Letter from Eugene O'Curry, 2 Portland Street North, Dublin to Rev. John Henry Newman, Rector of the Catholic University, Dublin regarding an offer of the Professorship of Archaeology at the University. Remarks ‘...I would gladly accept (it), if the term does not mean more than I could honestly undertake.’. Explains that he is working under a Royal Commission as a co-translator of the Brehon Laws and also with the Irish Archaeological and Celtic Society, to translate and edit an ancient Irish Law Tract, the Battle of Moylena.

O'Curry, Eugene, 1794-1862, Irish scholar

Letter from Eugene O'Curry to William Forbes Skene, Edinburgh, Scotland referring to extracts that Skene collected from O'Curry

Letter from Eugene O'Curry, 5 Portland Street, Dublin to William Forbes Skene, Edinburgh, Scotland referring to extracts that Skene collected from O’Curry. Remarks that he (O'Curry) did not send them to Skene ‘...lest they may not be exactly what you would want...’. Refers to pedigrees of the kings of Scotland contained in the extracts and remarks ‘You seem to think lightly of (them)...’. Continues ‘...I think them very valuable as the Ms. is one of the close of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century and appears to have been got up with very great care and attention...’. Refers to a note written by Skene in which he indicates that the pedigrees can be found in a more authentic source. O'Curry expresses his interest in this information. Remarks that Irish historical scholars are ‘...neither mercenary nor jealous, but seek to establish truth...’. Concludes ‘...I wish to say that there is not now any acceptable Irish Ms. in Dublin that I have not carefully read and the value of which as a historical document, I do not clearly understand...’.

O'Curry, Eugene, 1794-1862, Irish scholar

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