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‘Record of 25 years of Weekly Offices etc…and some accounts’ at St Ignatius, Galway

Handwritten register of the dates, times and names of priest who offered Mass at St Ignatius Church, Galway. Includes accounts for St Ignatius Church, ‘received and payments’, which includes, for example, entries under the following headings; alms; stipends; collections; grants; cash for cheques; food; lights; travel; stationary.

'A Diary or Jottings' by Fr James F. Murphy SJ

  • IE IJA J/15/1
  • Item
  • 25 December 1889 - 1 November 1892
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

'A Diary or Jottings, from day to day of events, especially 1 Nov. 1892 regarding the Society and, in particular, this (Irish) Province, which may prove interesting &, perhaps, even useful when The Writer shall be many years dead and gone.’ Found enclosed is a typed note (n.d., 2pp) by an unknown Jesuit (possibly Fr Fergal McGrath SJ, Irish Province Archivist 1975-1986) giving brief biographical details of Fr Murphy. Also comments on the contents of the diary, ‘Some interesting things recorded are: the initial history of all the houses of the province: the story of the setting up of Milltown as a Coll. Max.: the dispute with the Bishop of Meath (Dr Nulty) over faculties for fathers at Tullabeg: the biographies of various S.J.s (and, e.g., reference to W. Coyne, later father of Fr Eddie Coyne and to Charles Kennedy a benefactor of the province): the account of the great storm of 1890/1 and of the influenza epidemic which swept over Europe from Russia. Minutiae of the day-to-day life, customs, studies and so on, and the final account of the Provincial Congregation (June 1892) after Fr General’s (Anderledy) death are also of interest and some historical value.’ Enclosures includes extracts from diary kept in Tullabeg, 1856 (9pp).

Biographical information on Fr Joseph Darlington SJ

Biographical information on Fr Joseph Darlington SJ by Fr Thomas J Morrissey SJ [1980], and catalogue entry by Fr Joseph Darlington SJ (1930).

Morrissey, Thomas J, Jesuit priest, educationalist and historian

Biographical information relating to Fr John Conmee SJ

Biographical information relating to Fr John Conmee SJ. Includes:
– potted biography by Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ (Irish Province Archivist, 1986 - 2019 (2pp);
– handwritten note on Fr John Conmee SJ made by an unknown person (probably a fellow-Jesuit) stating “Perhaps the first word that occurs to one when trying to describe Father Conmee is ‘delightful’. He was a delightful man – amiable, bright, entertaining… – his presence, the very thought of him did you good.” (n.d, 1p.);
– obituaries, with one document mentioning Frs John Hughes and Thomas Taaffe SJ (May 1910, 3 items);
– memorial cards (1910, 3 items) and
– copy of the death certificate of Fr Conmee (21 Oct. 1917, 1 item)

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 notes on Fr Andrew Cassin of Ferns

Biographical notes on Fr Andrew Cassin of Ferns (P.P. 1762- 1786) (possibly a Jesuit) and Fr Edward Redmond of Ferns, written by Canon Gahan ‘a relative of Fr Matt Gahan of the Isle of Man – who is P.P. of Gorey & a bit of a historian himself.’

Biographical notes on Fr Thomas Betagh SJ

Biographical notes on Fr Thomas Betagh SJ including:

  • Biographical skecth from 'The Irish Magazine, and Monthly Aslyum for neglected biography (March 1811);
  • 'The Life of Revered Pious Predictions of the late Very Rev. Dr Betagh..' compiled by Mr Francis Daniel, printed and sold by C.M. Warren, 8 Tight Street, 1832;

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.

Br James Owens SJ

Material relating to Br Jimmy Owens SJ including correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, personal record, and application to join the Society.

Photograph of Fr Cyril Power SJ, Br Jimmy Owens SJ and Marcella (Smith) Hargrove outside the castle at Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare (June 1967). With note from Fr Charlie Davy SJ (12 February 2019).

Owens, James, 1913-1978, Jesuit brother

Centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College, Galway

Documents relating to events organised in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College in Galway. Includes programme of events; ‘the Men’s Sodality of Our Lady and The Jesuits in Galway’; menus; concert programmes, messages from Dr Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora and Father General John Janssens SJ; letter from Fr Francis Finegan SJ to Rector, Fr Pearse O'Higgins SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway on a centenary brochure (2 November 1963); list of principal events of contrary celebrations (1963); rough plan of church placings; ‘Ceiliuradh Cead - Bliana Cholaside Iognáid. Deire Fomhir 1963’; ‘Cuirm Ceoil St Ignatius Centenary Celebrations 1863 - 1963 Concert’ and notes.

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).

Copy of ‘Memoirs of the Suppression & Restoration of the Society of Jesus in Ireland’ by Fr Patrick Bracken SJ

Copy of an ‘important & precious document’ entitled ‘Memoirs of the Suppression & Restoration of the Society of Jesus in Ireland’ by Fr Patrick Bracken SJ. Copy made by Fr John Grene SJ (Librarian and custodian of the Irish Province archives [mid nineteenth century to c1880s]) (92pp). Includes ‘Notes to Memoirs’ (18pp). Loosely bound.

Grene, John, 1807-1887, Jesuit priest

'Corpus Poetarum Latinorum' by William S. Walker

'Corpus Poetarum Latinorum' by William S. Walker (ed.) (London: George Bell & Sons). With note by Fr Anthony Bischoff SJ (7 June 1947): ‘Clearly annotated in Hopkins’s hand on following pages: [89], 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 102, 103, 155, 157. Annotations of Juvental, pp.686ff., are not Hopkins. This book is valuable as an example of Hopkin’s minute attention to textual details.’ With University College, St. Stephen’s Green and St. Ignatius College’, S.J. Dublin stamps.

Curriculum Vitae of Rev. George O'Neill SJ

Curriculum Vitae of Rev. George O'Neill SJ and handwritten notebook on Stations of the Cross (started 1868 and finished October 1894), with sermon on the Stations (11 March 1895).

Draft Gwynn family entry from Burke’s Peerage

Draft Gwynn family entry from Burke’s Peerage sent to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ by the publishers: ‘We are sending you the entire genealogy in the hope that you might be able to supply fuller information – especially full present addresses – on the other side of the family as well as your own immediate branch.’

Establishment of Saint Francis Xavier’s as a parish in the Dublin diocese

File relating to the establishment of Saint Francis Xavier’s as a parish in the Dublin diocese. Includes correspondence between Provincial Cecil McGarry, Archbishop Dermot Ryan, Members of the Diocesan Boundary Commission, Fr John Murphy SJ, superior of the community at Gardiner Street, and Fr Philip Harnett SJ, first parish priest.

Expenses of Hong Kong mission visitors

Expenses of Hong Kong mission visitors. A note reads 'It was agreed that the Provincial would support and clothe the above visitors (extraordinary medical expenses excluded) and should receive anything earned by them while in Ireland, including masses.'

Extract from a Liturgical Calendar

  • IE IJA J/472/4
  • Item
  • February - March [1869]
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Extract from a Liturgical Calendar for 21 February [ ]. A note by Fr Edmund Hogan SJ in the margin states that his father, William Hogan died on 21 February 1869.

Fr Bartholomew Esmonde SJ missionary work in Malta

  • IE IJA J/471/10
  • File
  • 1842 - 22 April 1850
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to Fr Bartholomew Esmonde SJ missionary work in Malta. Includes documents relating to religious instruction of Catholics, descriptions of clerical controversy, disputes with Protestants, conversions of Protestants to Catholicism, preaching, Catholic education, addresses presented to the Governor of Malta, Fr Esmonde's Journal describing his time in Malta, correspondence. Letters are addressed to Fr Esmonde at San Calcedonia, outside Valletta. This house belonged to the Sicilian Province and Malta had a close connection with the Sicilian Province. Note: at least 50% of the documents are written in Italian.

Fr Charles Doyle SJ

File of material including biographical information, obituary, passport photograph, and paper clippings, notes and sermons by Fr Charles Doyle SJ on issues, for example, ‘Drink’, ‘Scandal’, the use of 'Lantern Lectures', ‘Girls’, ‘The Rules’, ‘Prayer’, ‘Purgatory’ and ‘Mass’.

Doyle, Charles, 1870-1949, Jesuit priest

Fr Edmund Hogan SJ research on his family

A file relating to Fr Edmund Hogan SJ research on his family. Includes an offprint of an article by William Hogan entitled 'Rev. Edmund Hogan, S.J. An Eminent Great Island Scholar' published in the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society (vol. LXX, 1965).

Fr James A. Cullen’s “Exeat” - leave from the diocese

A file relating to Fr James A. Cullen’s “Exeat”. Includes a letter from Fr Cullen, Tramore, County Waterford to Rev James Tuite SJ, Irish Provincial, Milltown Park, Dublin. Remarks ‘I enclose my “Exeat” which Doctor Warren...sent me this week with seal and signature...It severs the last link which officially bound me to a diocese...’ (24 July 1881, 4pp). Includes Fr Cullen’s “Exeat”.

Fr John Grene's family history

A file relating to Fr John Grene's family history. Includes family trees, and handwritten biography by Fr Grene.

Fr William Wallace SJ

  • IE IJA J/434
  • File
  • 26 July 1889-16 July 1962
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file related to Fr William Wallace SJ. Includes biographical notes on Fr Wallace compiled by Frs John MacErlean and Francis Finegan (5 items). Includes letters from Fr Wallace before and after his conversion, addressed to Mrs Conway, Portaferry, County Down and a letter and card of Fr Charles Blount SJ, concerning Fr Wallace (26 July 1889, 6 items). includes typescript copies of four of the letters from Fr Wallace to Mrs Conway (26 July 1886-25 May 1909, 6 items) and correspondence concerning Fr Wallace (1916 January 1950-16 July 162, 2 items).

Wallace, William, 1863-1922, Jesuit priest

Historical note on Rathfarnham castle

Historical note on Rathfarnham castle. Includes a postcard with a note by Fr Richard Coyne SJ concerning the historical note and remarks that he left a copy with Mrs Carter, 12 Doddervale. Continues 'The housekeeper asked if I were from the castle and if I wanted to see the picture...The housekeeper said they were expecting another priest...to call to see the picture. I had mentioned at my last visit that Fr Rector might be interested in seeing it.' (2 September 1972, 1 item).

Coyne, Richard C, 1917-1999, Jesuit priest

Information compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the following parishes in the Diocese of Tuam, County Galway

A file containing information compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the following parishes in the Diocese of Tuam, County Galway:
Abbeyknockmoy;
Addregoole/Liskeevy;
Annaghdown;
Athenry;
Ballynakill;
Boyounagh/Glennamaddy;
Donaghpatrick/Kilcoona/Ballycolgan;
Dunmore;
Inisboffin;
Kilbannon;
Kilbride;
Kilkerrin/Clonberne;
Killanin;
Killascobe;
Killeen;
Killererin;
Killursa & Killower (Headford);
Kilmacrenan/Kilmoylan/Cummer/Belclare;
Kilmeen;
Lackagh;
Moylagh/Mountbellew;
Moyrus;
Omey/Ballindoon;
Ross/Clonbur;
Rosserly;
Roundstone/Ballinafad;
Spiddal;
Templetoher and
Tuam.

and the following parishes in county Roscommon: Kiltullagh and Moone/Clarinborean.

Information on Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s great-grandfather’s cousin, John Gwynne

  • IE IJA J/10/64
  • File
  • July 1974 - July 1975
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Information on Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s great-grandfather’s cousin, John Gwynne (1754 – 1828/9), founder of a ‘charitable endowment Institution, Derry.’ Includes letters from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland to Fr Gwynn (30 June, 8 July 1975, 2 items. 1p. each) and note given to Fr Gwynn by Archbishop George Simms (July 1974, 1p.) (John Gwynne bequeathed a large sum of money to found a charitable endowment in Derry known as the Gwynne Institution, for the education of boys whose parents could not afford to give them a suitable education. The money was to be distributed equally among Protestants and Catholics. (from Burke’s Irish Family Records, 19[74], p. 53) )

Simms, George Otto, 1910-1991, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh

Informationes for Br Vincent Johnson SJ

'Informationes' for Br Vincent Johnson SJ and copy letter from St Francis Xavier Residence, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin indicating that materiel sent is incomplete.

Johnson, Vincent, 1890-1978, Jesuit brother

Jesuit community involved in parish and church work at St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin

File relating to the work of the Special Secretariate established to negotiate consensus between members of the Jesuit community involved in parish and church work at Gardiner Street, prior to the signing of the final agreement for the establishment of the parish with the Archbishop of Dublin.

Special Secretariat, Loyola House, Eglinton Road, Dublin

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Liam Ó Buachalla, Cork, relating to the history of the diocese of Cork and Cloyne

  • IE IJA J/10/166
  • File
  • 29 December 1965 - 7 March 1966
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Liam Ó Buachalla, Cork, relating to the history of the diocese of Cork and Cloyne; - the Uí Toirdhealbhaigh ‘the subsept to which Brian Ború, the Ua hEnna’s and Ua hAailgenis belonged’;

  • the O Sealbhaig family and numerous other points with regard to Fr Gwynn’s article ‘Bishop of Cork in the Twelfth Century’ in the Irish Ecclesiastical Record (July 1950);
    his work helping ‘to edit a voluminous…(manuscript)…History of Diocese of Cork left by the late Canon Cahalane’;
  • the history of Cloyne from the ninth to the eleventh centuries;
  • Nehemias, Bishop of Cloyne who died in 1149;
  • the Arrouaisians in Cork (see also J10/153; 195; 227; 228).
    Encloses typescript notes by Ó Buachalla entitled ‘Diocese of Cloyne’ (n.d., 4pp).

Lists of writers of the Restored Society and their publications compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ

Lists of writers (arranged alphabetically) of the Restored Society and their publications (1832-1925, 38pp, ). Compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ of Gardiner Street, (Custodian of the Irish Province Archives, 1924-1930). Typed list of Irish Jesuit authors and title, 20th century (1900-1939, 6pp).

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

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).

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 Fr Jeremiah Hogan SJ

A file relating to Fr Jeremiah Hogan SJ. Includes documents relating to his ill health (TB), his move from Hong Kong to Australia and his death in Australia.

Hogan, Jeremiah J, 1903-1986, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Fr Laurence O'Neill SJ

A file relating to Fr Laurence O'Neill SJ, his entry into the Society of Jesus, his ill health, his four years in Australia as a scholastic and his death.

O'Neill, Laurence, 1907-1987, Jesuit priest

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 SJ, 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);
  • letter from W.W. English, Old Athlone Society to Fr Francis Finegan SJ (9 October 1971);
  • 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 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 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

Minute book of the Board of Trustees of the Mungret Model Farm and School

Minute book of the Board of Trustees of the Mungret Model Farm and School, which has later annotations and copies of material. Includes insert note, 'As to the school plots near Mungret College, and the trees thereon' by Fr William Kane SJ, 1918; insert typed letter to the Commissioners of Educational Endowments by Thomas Head SJ, Rector of Mungret College, 27 September 1890; leter from M. Abbé l'Heritier regarding the lack of scientific equipment at Mungret which is affecting his teaching, 10 November 1883.

Mungret Agricultural College, 1858-1878

Mission Office material relating to Fr Thomas Ryan SJ

Mission Office material relating to Fr Thomas Ryan SJ. Includes photographs, announcement of death, obituaries, personal record; review of ‘Jesuits Under Fire’ (1943-4), proofs and illustrations of ‘Jesuits Under Fire’ by Fr Ryan; correspondence between Fr Coyne, St. Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland and the publishers of ‘Jesuits Under Fire’; censorship judgements, book requests and receipts for the book; article entitled ‘The Church in China’ (1950); and correspondence between Fr Ryan and Fr Thomas J Martin SJ, Mission Office, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, Ireland.

Note by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ on Fr Joseph Darlington SJ for Hopkins material

Note by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ: “In the File ‘Darlington’ there is what appears to be an unpublished MS entitled 'The Life of Gerard Manley Hopkins in Ireland and Policy of Father Delany, S.J. – President of University College, Stephen’s Green, 1884 – 1908'. It contains very little about Hopkins, though this is of some interest.”

McGrath, Fergal P, 1895-1988, Jesuit priest

Note by Fr John MacErlean SJ regarding two novices in the Province of Belgium in 1611

Note by Fr John MacErlean SJ regarding two novices in the Province of Belgium in 1611. Summarises that Stephan Goulding, Cork, second year novice, is a diligent student while Peter Halling, first year novice in which he was mediocre in every respect, has in the future, promise. (In Latin).

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

Note from Fr Kevin Laheen SJ explaining a note he received from Sr Bernadette

Note from Fr. Kevin Laheen SJ explaining a note he received from Sr Bernadette, (Provincial of the Irish Sisters of Charity) ‘telling me that Fr John St. Leger was ordained in their community chapel in Stanhope Street in 1825 (16 June) by Archbishop Murray’. Explains that a plaque which was displayed recording this event in the chapel (dining room) has since been lost. He saw the plaque in 1952.

Laheen, Kevin A, 1919-2019, Jesuit priest

Note made by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the ‘Dublin Books of Gerard Manley Hopkins’

Typescript note made by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the ‘Dublin Books of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ – ‘Books used by Hopkins during his years at University College, Dublin…These books were identified by Fr. Anthony Bischoff, S.J., who examined every book in the library, May 13- June 9, 1947.’

Gwynn, Aubrey, 1892-1983, Jesuit priest and academic

Note on ‘St. Thecla’ made by Fr Peter Troddyn SJ

Note on ‘St. Thecla’ made by Fr Peter Troddyn SJ (Editor of 'Studies') – ‘English version first published in 'Studies '(XLV, 1956, p.187). Both Latin & English pub(lishe)d in 4th edn of Poems O(xford) U(niversity) P(ress).’

Hopkins, Gerard Manley Rev. St. Thecla, an Unpublished Poem, Beg. That His Fast-flowing Hours With Sandy Silt. 1956.

Troddyn, Peter M, 1916-1982, Jesuit priest

Note on Dr John Esmonde

Note on Dr John Esmonde who was hanged on 14 June 1798 for having taken part in the fight at Prosperous.

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