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Book with the title ‘The manner of performing the Novena, or the nine days devotion to St Francis Xaverius...'

Book with the title ‘The manner of performing the Novena, or the nine days devotion to St Francis Xaverius of the Society of Jesus and Apostle of the Indies, as also the devotion of the ten Fridays to the same saint’ printed for Ignatius Kelly, at the Stationers-Arms in Mary’s Lane, Dublin, 1749 (88pp). Includes an article entitled ‘The Novena of Grace in Dublin 1749’ which was sent by Fr Kevin O'Rourke SJ to Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ with an explanatory note (10 May 2008). The article most probably written by Fr Francis Finegan SJ. The article explains the provenance of a book in the community library of St Francis Xavier’s, Gardiner Street, Dublin entitled, ‘The manner of performing the Novena, or the nine days devotion to St. Francis Xaverius of the Society of Jesus and Apostle of the Indies’. It concludes that the work was translated by Thomas Brennan and gives a brief biographical note. (5pp)

Sermon, retreat notes, considerations (Catholic University, 1862), Triduum and retreats

File of handwritten sermon, retreat notes, considerations (Catholic University, 1862), Triduum and retreats. Includes long retreats at Cork (1860), Tullabeg (1861 - 1862; 1868 - 1871); Laval (1872 - 1875); Tronchiennes (1875 - 1877); Clongowes Wood College (1877) and meditations, attributed to the following Jesuits: Frs. Peter Kenney (Palmero), Aloysius Sturzo, Daniel Jones, Patrick Hughes, Charles Aylmer, John St. Leger, Robert St. Leger. Michael Kelly, Charles Plowden, John Cunningham, James Mullen, Alexander Kyan (with history of Kyan family), John Shine, Bartholomew Esmonde, Thomas Betagh, Patrick Bracken, P. O'Reilly, Stephen Farrell, Charles McKenna, Edmund O'Reilly, Pubrick.

Lease for house and premises in New Row, City of Dublin

Parties:
Michael Kavanagh, Merchant, New Row, City of Dublin and William Dwyer, Gentleman, Usher's Quay, Dublin.

Property:
House and premises in New Row, city of Dublin.

Terms & Conditions:
For a term of 46 years, yearly rent of £100 to be paid in two even instalments on 25 November and 25 May.

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.

Assignment for lands of Newtown, Castlebancroft and Fazakerlys, County Dublin

Parties:
Anne Archbold, Elizabeth Archbold, Mary Archbold, Spinsters, City of Dublin of the first part, Sarah Kavanagh, Widow of the second part and Gerald Archbold and Michael Hanrahan of the third part.

Property:
Lands of Newtown, Castlebancroft and Fazakerlys, County Dublin.

Terms & Conditions:
To secure a payment of £1,600.

Other:
Signed and sealed.

Letters to Fr Charles Aylmer SJ

  • IE IJA J/470/1
  • File
  • 5 April 1811 - 23 July 1838
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file of letters to Fr Charles Aylmer SJ. A brief précis to the letters is included in the file, and list of Irish Jesuits (1831).

Letters from Fr Charles Plowden SJ to Fr Charles Aylmer SJ

  • IE IJA J/470/2
  • File
  • 29 October 1814 - 18 April 1821
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file of letters from Fr Charles Plowden SJ (novice master at Stonyhurst) concerning Society matters to to Fr Charles Aylmer SJ. Many of the letters relate to the Irish novices studying in Stonyhurst and English novices studying in Ireland and general Society matters.

  • Includes a letter concerning the appointment of Fr Lavizzario as the agent of the Society in Rome (11 February 1818, 3pp).
  • Includes a letter concerning an official letter received from the Bishop re-affirming that the Society of Jesus had not been restored. Remarks that their property in London is under threat '…Dr Poynter has employed a lawyer to claim our property in London. He has means of succeeding and his success will complete our ruin. We are in fact in a very dangerous crisis.' (23 July 1818, 2pp).
  • Includes a letter concerning three scholastics from the English Province he proposes to send to Ireland for their studies. Describes the three (1 September 1818, 3pp).
  • Includes a letter referring to a refusal to ordain students from Stonyhurst 'who do not renounce their religious state.' Continues 'very probably a requisition to us all to make such renunciation will soon arrive and this will bring the matter to an issue. Our refusal will be followed by censures, suspension…' ( 10 September 1818, 1p).
  • Includes a letter remarking that the Society of Jesus in England has no way of obtaining Holy Orders except by going to Clongowes. Remarks 'The candidates must be adopted there as students of your college in order to be presented by you.' (29 September 1818, 2pp, incomplete).
  • Includes an account of money owed to Stonyhurst College for the upkeep of Irish scholastics studying there (18 February 1819, 4pp).
  • Includes a letter referring to Fr Kenney's voyage to America (15 July 1819, 3pp).
  • Includes a letter referring to lay brothers and the observance of the various customs in the colleges where he (Fr Plowden) studied (19 September 1819, 2pp).
  • Includes a letter concerning Fr General's displeasure at having received no communication from Fr Aylmer. Includes details about Fr Kenney's visit to America and the state of affairs in America (22 November 1819, 3pp).
  • Includes a letter concerning orders from Fr General to Fr Kenney to remain as visitor to America. Remarks that he heard that Fr Kenney had already set sail for Liverpool (30 July 1820, 3pp).
  • Includes a letter remarking on his ill health (30 July 1820, 3pp).
  • Includes a letter written from Rome concerning Society matters and directions from Fr General. Refers to Spain, remarks 'In Spain all seems to be lost for the Society excepting their religious spirit. Their letters and petitions for directions how to act show that they retain the full spirit of their vocation…on the other hand God sends comfort from Vienna, where the Austrian Emperor openly protects the Society and settles it in Gallicia and with generous allowances for subsistence and many privileges and exemptions.' Refers to Fr Kenney's return from America (23 September 1820, 2pp).
  • Includes a letter referring to the sudden introduction of the Catholic Bill. Remarks '…the Catholic Bill fills my head, heart and time…In this crisis we must have an agent here…there must be somebody to speak in our cause. The General must decide this point before Easter, and he go with me to the Pope...' (7 April 1821, 3pp).

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

Letter from William and James Duff, Douglas, Isle of Man to Fr Matthew Gahan SJ

Letter and copy of a letter from William and James Duff, Douglas, Isle of Man to Fr Matthew Gahan SJ, Hardwicke Street Chapel, Dublin expressing their satisfaction that Fr Gahan is to live and administer in the Isle of Man. Remarks 'we feel that in regard to pecuniary matters you will be a sufferer to a considerable extent by the change. But if the satisfaction of having done an important service to religion as well as to its followers, can be any compensation for this sacrifice you must certainly have an ample recompense.'

Duff, James

Faculties for St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin

File of documents requesting for and granting of faculties for St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street. Includes requests from Fr Charles Aylmer SJ and Irish Fr Provincial Joseph Lentaigne SJ - 'Canonical erection of Stations of the Cross in the Church of St. F. Xavier, Dublin' (5 November 1861), plenary indulgences (22 December 1832). On the reverse of a request, 12 February 1840, a holograph letter is written to Fr Peter Kenney SJ, Church of St Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street from Fr Bartholomew Esmonde SJ.

Will of Anna Maria Dennis

A file relating to the will of Anna Maria Dennis and a bequest made by her in her will to the Society of Jesus. Includes a file of letters relating to the bequest which was a matter of dispute between the Society of Jesus and the Archbishop of Dublin (27 April 1876 - 24 January 1891, 4 items).

Will of Mr Denis Kehoe

A file relating to the will of Mr Denis Kehoe. Includes a copy of the will (13 November 1831, 7pp). Includes a letter from Thomas Leland, [Solicitor], Fitzwilliam Square to Fr Esmonde concerning the appointment by Mr Denis Kehoe of Fr Esmonde SJ and Fr John O'Connor SJ as guardians of his son and daughter (24 February 1832, 3pp).

List of documents compiled by Fr John Grene SJ

Bound volume containing a list of documents, compiled by Fr John Grene SJ held in Milltown Park, Dublin in 15 small metal boxes. Insert index to 8 tin or metal boxes, sorted by Fr James Rabbitte (April 1926).

Handwritten history of the residence at St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin

Handwritten history of the residence at St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin. Includes holograph letters from Fr Bartholomew Esmonde SJ, Rome to Frs Aylmer and Meagher, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street relating to the proposed altar, with illustrations of altar; history of St Francis Xavier's by Fr Kenney SJ; annual letters by Fr Curtis SJ (1841 - 47); Historia Domus of St Francis Xavier College (Belvedere) and residence by Fr Kavanagh SJ, notice of valuation of house at Upper Gardiner Street (1 March 1832); history of Upper Gardiner Street residence (1865 - 68); an oration made in aid of St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street (1833); annual letters by Fr O'Farrell SJ (1840);

Volume entitled ‘O'Connell's Letter 1833’ presented to ‘the Jesuit Fathers of St. Francis Xavier’s Upper Gardiner Street...'

Specially bound volume entitled ‘O'Connell's Letter 1833’ presented to ‘the Jesuit Fathers of St. Francis Xavier’s Upper Gardiner Street For their Library. In grateful memory of much kindness received from them for nearly forty years’ from ‘W.L.' '. Includes colour poster of Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) and O'Connell's name and address (written in his own hand) attached to the frontispiece. Contains two letters:

4 April 1833
Letter from Daniel O'Connell, London to Richard Barrett, editor of the 'Pilot' newspaper, Suffolk Street, Dublin, to be published as an open letter to the people of Ireland. ‘This is the first of a series of Letters which I intend to publish on the present state and future prospects of our Country including the best suggestions I can give for regulating your conduct in the manner most calculated to mitigate the evils of the one and to insure the amelioration of the other.’ (Letter is divided into five envelopes, each containing nine pages. Franked 6 April 1833.) 45pp

Richard Barrett, editor of the Pilot was prosecuted by the government for having published on 8 April 1833, the last letter. He was tried and found guilty, imprisoned for six months and fined £100. During his imprisonment, O'Connell paid Barrett a total of £656, consisting of his £100 fine, £150 in American subscriptions and weekly sums amounting to £406.

18 February 1840
Private letter from Daniel O'Connell, 16 Pall Mall, London, to David R. Pigot, Solicitor General, concerning the Municipal Reform Bill. Letter published in full in Maurice R. O'Connell’s (ed.) 'The Correspondence of Daniel O'Connell, Vol. VI, 1837-1840' (Blackwater Dublin for the Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1977) p.308/9 (2687a), where the source is given as ‘Jesuit Fathers, Gardiner Street, Dublin.’
2pp

Financial affairs of Fr Henry J Rorke SJ

  • IE IJA J/385/2
  • File
  • 27 Janaury 1836-27 October 1862
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters by Fr Henry J Rorke SJ, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, his brothers, John Rorke, 20 Temple Street, Dublin and Edmund Rorke, Tyrrelstown, Dublin, Andrew Rorke SJ, regarding the accounts and financial affairs of Fr Henry J Rorke SJ.

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.

Deed between John Marquis of Ely, John Henry Loftus and John Hare

Parties:
John Marquis of Ely of the first part, The Honorable John Henry Loftus (Lord Viscount Loftus) of the second part and John Hare, esquire, Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin of the third part.

Property:
Rathfarnham House, Parish of Rathfarnham, Barony of Newcastle, County Dublin.

Terms and Conditions:
For the life of John Marquis of Ely.

Other:
Signed and sealed by Ely and Loftus.

Will of John Timothy Donnelly

A file relating to the will of John Timothy Donnelly, Denmark Street, Dublin in which he bequeathed the residue of his estate, amongst others to Rev. Robert Haly SJ and Rev. Henry Joseph Rorke SJ, Clongowes, County Kildare and appoints Rev. Robert Haly SJ, as one of his executors.

Release of Rathfarnham House - Lord George William Loftus, Chester Square, London of the first part

Parties:
Lord George William Loftus, Chester Square, London of the first part, Rev. Lord Adam Robert Charles Loftus, Ardess, County Fermanagh of the second part, Lord Agustus William Frederick Spencer Loftus of the third part, Lord Henry Yorke Astley Loftus, Chester Square, London of the fourth part, William Tatton Egerton, esquire, Wilton Terrace, London and Lady Charlotte Egerton nee Loftus of the fifth part, Lady Anna Maria Helen Loftus, spinster, Chester Square, London of the sixth part and the Most Noble John Henry Loftus, Marquis of Ely, Ely Lodge, County Fermanagh of the seventh part.

Property:
Rathfarnham House, Parish of Rathfarnham, Barony of Newcastle, County Dublin.

Terms and Conditions:
Release of a charge of £10,000.

Other:
Signed and sealed by the parties.

Release of Rathfarnham House - Most Noble Anna Maria Dowager Marchioness of Ely, Chester Square, London

Parties:
Most Noble Anna Maria Dowager Marchioness of Ely, Chester Square, London and Most Noble John Henry Loftus Marquis of Ely, Ely Lodge, County Fermanagh.

Property:
Rathfarnham House, Parish of Rathfarnham, Barony of Newcastle, County Dublin.

Terms and Conditions:
Release of two annuities of £1,000 on the property.

Release of Rathfarnham House - Rev. Richard Haggitt, Rector of Fornham all saints cum Westley, County of Suffolk

Parties:
Rev. Richard Haggitt, Rector of Fornham all saints cum Westley, County of Suffolk and Samuel Jay, Barrister, Lincoln's Inn, County of Middlesex and John Henry, Marquis of Ely.

Property:
Rathfarnham House, Parish of Rathfarnham, Barony of Newcastle, County Dublin.

Terms and Conditions:
Release from two mortgages of £3,000 and £1,000 and interest on same.

Other:
Signed and sealed by the parties.

Conveyance - Most Noble John Henry Loftus of Ely, Ely Lodge, County Fermanagh

Parties:
Most Noble John Henry Loftus of Ely, Ely Lodge, County Fermanagh and The Right Honorable Francis Blackburne, Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench of Ireland, Roebuck Hall, County Dublin.

Property:
Rathfarnham House, Parish of Rathfarnham, Barony of Newcastle, County Dublin.

Terms and Conditions:
For and during the lives and life of the three lives named in the deed and the lives of other persons added to the lease.

Other:
Signed and sealed by the parties

Documents, comprising encyclicals and open letters to all prelates issued by Pope Pius IX

Documents, comprising encyclicals and open letters to all prelates, including those in Ireland, issued by Pope Pius IX. Includes an encyclical on the political upheavals in the Italian states, an appeal for support in defence of the Papal states (18 June 1859, 15pp), and a ‘Decretum’ re. the rights of religious orders, a copy of a decree regarding the receiving of novices, and the admittance to professions in the Society (28 January 1850; 2pp).

Pius IX, Pope, 1792-1878, Head of the Catholic Church

Letter from James O'Shaughnessy to Fr Robert St Leger SJ

Letter from James O'Shaughnessy to Fr Robert St Leger SJ (Vice-Provincial), Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin concerning Fr Gahan's will. Remarks that he has only found a copy of the will and remarks 'I look upon the case a quite a hopeless one.' Continues 'The original will and whatever title deeds were in existence, I conclude from these letters, went into the possession of Father Aylmer - what became of them since there is nothing to inform us.' Concludes 'Should you think it necessary to write to this gentleman now in the Isle of Man to Dr Briggs or to any other of the inheritors, I take the liberty of telling you not to do so, till you previously allow me to wait on you…'

O'Shaughnessy, James

Fee Farm Grant - Rathfarnham House

Parties:
William Thomas, Earl of Clancarty, Garbally, County Galway, John Earl of Strafford, Hardmonsworth, County of Middlesex, Thomas Conolly, Castletown, County Kildare, Elizabeth Pakenham and Helen Pakenham, Spinster, Coolure, County Westmeath of the one part and Francis Blackburne, Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench in Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin.

Property:
Rathfarnham House, Parish of Rathfarnham, Barony of Newcastle, County Dublin.

Terms and Conditions:
Yearly rent of £123.6.6 in two equal payments on 25 March and 29 September.

Other:
Signed and sealed by the parties.

Biographical information Fr John Ffrench SJ

  • IE IJA J/148/1
  • File
  • 6 February 1854 - 31 May 1878; 20 September 1983
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Biographical information Fr John Ffrench SJ which includes 'A few particulars relative to the Hon. and Rev. John Ffrench SJ', Dolllard, Printinghouse, Dublin (1887), 'Memoirs of Father Ffrench of the Society of Jesus', Manresa Press, Roehampton (1898) and copy of a letter from Fr Ffrench, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly to Mother Ursula Querk, Ursuline Convent, St Joseph's, Sligo concerning his nephew's accident and his cure due to the intercession of (6 February 1854, 4pp), with note from Sr. M. St. Dominic, Ursuline Convent, St Joseph's, Sligo (20 September 1983).

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.);
  • book, '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).

Correspondence relating to Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ

Correspondence relating to Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ, who was Irish Vice Provincial, 11 February 1858-7 December 1860 and the first Provincial of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus, 8 December 1860 - [ ] 1863. No index.

Lentaigne, Joseph, 1805-1884, Jesuit priest

Letters from John Edward Pigot to Dr Charles Russell

A file of letters from John Edward Pigot to Dr Charles Russell. Includes letters concerning the establishment of a club '...to serve (as) a social centre to the Catholic body (4 November 1858, 4pp and 10 November 1858, 8pp).

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

Retreat and sermon notes attributed to Fr William Flynn SJ

Retreat and sermon notes attributed to Fr William Flynn SJ in the main. One document refers to Easter Sunday, 1 April 1866, [Fr.] James Butler [SJ]. References to sermons at St Beuno's, Wales, Mungret, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Galway.

Letters from Henry Reeve to Dr Charles Russell concerning publications and articles written by Russell

A file of letters from Henry Reeve to Dr Charles Russell concerning publications and articles written by Russell and mutual areas of interest and research. Praises Russell's work and discusses the publication of his work in the Review (the Dublin Review) (15 December 1858, 4pp).

Reeve, Henry, 1813-1895, journalist

Fee Farm Grant for dwelling house on Lower Sackville Street

Parties:
William Napoleon Nolan, Esquire, Lower Dominick Street, city of Dublin and Thomas Henry Kohler, Merchant Tailor, 7 Lower Sackville Street, city of Dublin.

Property:
Dwelling house on Lower Sackville Street

Terms and Conditions:
Yearly rent of £151.1.4 sterling to be paid in four equal payments on 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December.

Original correspondence concerning Jesuit establishment in Galway

Original correspondence with title page 'Litterae et Documenta', which gives an index to the following:

  • 17 December 1858, reply of Dr MacEvillly, Bishop of Galway to Vice-Provincial Joseph Lentaigne;

  • 15 April 1859, grants permission to preach, establish a college etc..(copy by Fr Robert Haly SJ 15 April 1859);

  • 5 June 1858, Altare Maius Ecclesia Sti. Patricii in oppodo Galviae Privilegiatum designatur;

  • 2 August 1860, Dr MacEvillly, Bishop of Galway, grants permission for the erection of Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Convent, Taylor’s Hill;

  • 2 February 1863, copy of faculties to hear Confessions granted by Dr MacEvillly, Bishop of Galway;

  • 18 February 1863, faculties to hear Confessions granted by Dr MacEvillly, Bishop of Galway to Fr Stephan Farrell;

  • 17 January 1871, Fr Nicholas Walsh SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin to Fr Murphy re: Dr Nulty and examination for faculties to hear Confessions;

  • 23 March 1874, Fr Alfred Murphy SJ re: faculties of Regulars to hear Confessions outside their own Churches;

  • 6 August 1880, Fr Philip O'Connell SJ to Bishop re: Diocesan regulations;

  • 1888, Memoriale Visitationis Provinciae Hiberniae (1 ms. copy, 2 printed copies) and letter from Father Provincial Timothy Kenny to Fr Hughes regarding memorial (27 July 1888);

  • 25 December 1890, Father Provincial Timothy Kenny SJ gives extract from a letter from Father General dated 20 October 1890;

  • 15 April 1907, Unum Altare in privatis sacellis domorum Soc. Iesu Privilegiatum designari potest;

  • 28 August 1914, Vote of sympathy from the Board of Guardians, Galway Union, on occasion of the death of Father General;

  • 8 September 1914, Vote of sympathy from the Council of the Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality on occasion of the death of Father General;

  • 15 May 1919, Vote of sympathy from the Board of Guardians, Galway Union, on occasion of Fr Donovan’s death;

  • 16 May 1919, Fr Henry Foley SJ to Mr Mullery, Secretary, the Board of Guardians, Galway Union;

  • 10 February 1923, Fides Matrimonii Contracti a Lettia Monica Leatham, quae in Ecclesia Catholica (Jesuit) an. 1898 baptizata est. and

  • 1810-1896, Necrologia Provinciae Hiberniae Soc..

Fee Farm Grant for 7 Sackville Street, City of Dublin

Parties:
Samuel Page, Notary Public, Dame Street, Dublin and William Napoleon Nolan, Esquire, 32 College Green, Dublin.

Property:
7 Sackville Street, City of Dublin

Terms and Conditions:
£105 sterling to be paid in four quarterly payments on 1st March, 1st June, 1st September and 1st December.

Other:
Signed and sealed by the parties

Letter and statement from Fr Matthew MacDonnell SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial concerning trusts held in his name

Letter and statement from Fr Matthew MacDonnell SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Joseph Lentaigne SJ, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin concerning trusts held in his name. Remarks that he is still waiting for the "Bishop's Exeat" to enter the Society of Jesus.

Articles on the history of the Jesuit mission to Australia, includes articles on Ireland

Series of articles bound into book format concerning the history of the Jesuit mission to Australia:

  • 'The Woodstock Letters'. Vol. XXXVII. No. 3 'The Society of Jesus in Australia' pp303-318; Vol. XXXVIII. No. 1 pp1-9; Vol. XXXVIII. No. 2 pp161-176; Vol. XXXVIII. ? pp341-349; Vol. XXXIX. No. 2 pp145-160; Vol. XXXIX. No. 3 pp304-318; Vol. XL. No. 1 pp1-16; Vol. XL. No. 2 pp145-160; Vol. XL. No. 3 pp274-288; Vol. XLI. No. 1 pp1-6;

  • catalogue of the Adelaide residence of the Australian Mission (1862; 1869-1870; 1874; 1877; 1880; 1886; 1889) and the Australian Mission (1887; 1893; 1902; 1912);

  • contemporary newspaper clippings of Jesuit houses in Australia;

  • copy of 'Edmund Campion’s History of Ireland' by the Rev. John Hungerford Pollen SJ with an inscription to Fr John Conmee SJ by J. H. Pollen SJ reprinted from ‘The Month’, December, 1905, and February, 1906.

  • articles by Fr Matthew Devitt SJ on 'Summerhill, County Meath and its neighbourhood', published in Kildare Archaeological Society;

  • 'Irish University Education: A plea for Fair Play' by Fr William Delany SJ (1904);

  • 'Brief memoir of Fr Patrick Duffy SJ' (1904);

  • 'The Annual Report of the Apostolic School of Ireland' (Society of Jesus) 1884-1885, 1886, 1895;

  • extracts from the diary of Mungret College (1884-1885);

  • copy letters from Rev. F. Ronan to the Fathers and Students of Mungret College during the journey through the United States (September 1884- Christmas 1885).

Letters to Irish Fr Provincial Edmund J O'Reilly SJ

A file of letters to Irish Fr Provincial Edmund J O'Reilly SJ (term as Fr Provincial 1863 - 19 April 1870). Includes an index/précis to the letters by [ ]. Other letters including undated letters have been added to, but not described, Fr E O'Reilly's list, J455.

Will of Matilda O'Donnell

A file relating to the will of Matilda O'Donnell in which she bequeathed the residue of her property to her trustees and executors, Fr. Thomas V. Nolan SJ and Fr Michael Browne SJ, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin. The file contains extensive background material that appears to have little to do with the Society of Jesus and their bequest. However, as Frs. Nolan and Browne were appointed as trustees and executors of the will it may have been necessary to acquaint themselves fully with Miss Matilda O'Donnell's affairs.

Letters from Sir Robert Peel to to Dr Charles Russell

A file relating to Sir Robert Peel (eldest son of Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister), Chief Secretary for Ireland 1861 - 1865. Includes a letter from Robert Peel to Dr. Charles Russell offering him a position on the Board of National Education (16 January 1864, 4pp). Includes a draft reply from Dr. Charles Russell accepting the position (n.d., 2pp). Includes a letter from Robert Peel to Dr. Charles Russell remarking that he has resigned the position of Chief Secretary for Ireland. Remarks that he is greatly disappointed not to have been able to obtain '...the government sanction...of the House of Commons for the erection of the Chapel so much needed for the use of your students...' (17 November 1865, 5pp).

Peel, Sir Robert, 1822-1895, 3rd Baronet and Chief Secretary for Ireland

Jesuit expense account at St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin

  • IE IJA CM/GARD/375
  • File
  • January 1865-December 1872; 8 January 1892 - 17 August 1901; 1 September 1901-24 August 1904
  • Part of Irish Jesuit community houses

1865-1872
Handwritten account which chronologically details receipts and expenditure (church accounts), St Francis Xavier's, Dublin.

Handwritten account, which chronologically details individual Jesuits expenses from 1892 - 1901, while members of the St Francis Xavier's community. For example, April - June 1892, Br Norton spent on 17 shillings and 9 pence on socks, braces, snuff and soft hat; January - November 1897, Fr Bannon spent 7 pounds, 6 shillings and 6 pence on apothecary, bookmaker, Galway, doctor and hosiers (203pp).

Photographs of Fr Timothy Corcoran's family

Photographs of Fr Timothy Corcoran's family, mainly of the carte de visite type

  • Fr Rody Kennedy [1870]-[1900];
  • Fr J Meagher [Meelary] by Millard & Robinson, 39 Sackville Street Lower, Dublin, [1864]-[1887];
  • Unidentified woman by W.B Samuel, Samuel's Studio, 30 Westmoreland Street, Dublin, [1875]-[1888];
  • Mary Dwan, Lisnagonoge, Holycross, Thurles, County Tipperary by J. Pender, 5 & 6, Little George Street, Waterford, 10 August 1866;
  • Alice Mac[Namara] (Alice Dwan), Westgate, Thurles, County Tipperary, c.[1870]-[1887];
  • Unidentified woman by H. Hunter, 61 South Mall and 102 Patrick Street, Cork, c.[1860]-[1869];
  • Winifred Corcoran, aged 17-18 when photo taken on 19 September 1867. She died 1 September 1870 at Honeymount, County Tipperary. By James Simonton, 70 Grafton Street, Dublin;
  • [Honeymount House], County Tipperary c.[1870]-[1900];
  • Mary A [Tempance] by Mrs Slator Photographic Artist, [13 Harbour Row, Queenstown, Cork, c.1871];
  • Unidentified woman [Egan], by G. Elliott, Photographer, Sopwell, Shinrone, [County Offaly], c.[1870]-[1900];
  • Unidentified woman by E. & J. Lauder photographic studio, 22 Westmoreland Street, Dublin, c.[1870]-[1900];
  • Miss C. E. Evans, by Peter Collins, artist and photographer, Kilkee and Clonmel, c.[1870]-[1900];
  • cabinet card of unidentified woman [Corcoran, Dwan or Ryan] by Studio of A. L. Lehnkering, 208 East Main Street, Rochester, New York, [1880-1909].

Triennial Documents, 1868

Documents concerning:

  • First Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Primus);
  • Second Catalogue (Catalogus Personarum Secundus);
  • Lives of those who have died (Summarium vitae defunctorum);
  • Province Accounts (Status temporalis trienalis domorum et arcarum Provinciae);
  • Lists of admissions to the Novitiate, First and Final Vows, etc. (Elenchi Triennales Admissorum in noviciatum, Admissorum ad Vota Prima et Ultima);
  • Catalogus Rerum.

Also, see ADMN/9/2. Documents relating to the 1862 Provincial Congregation.

Sherwood Fields, Galway

Copy of draft deed related to lands in Sherwood Fields, Rahoon, Galway deposited with the Sisters of Mercy, 'This Indenture made the 23 day of May 1864 Between Joseph Lentaigne of Upper Gardiner Street in the City of Dublin and Fr Stephen A Farrell SJ of the Town of Galway...John William Whaley of Hardwick Street'. Written on a copy of the register of persons entitled to vote for the election of MP's of the Barony of Kilconnell, County Galway, 30 November 1861 - 1 December 1862.

Lentaigne, Joseph, 1805-1884, Jesuit priest

Letters from Cardinal Cullen to Fr John Curtis SJ granting permission to Fr Curtis to preach and lead devotions

A file of letters from Cardinal Cullen (by his the amanuensis and secretary Patrick Moran) to Fr John Curtis SJ granting permission to Fr Curtis to preach and lead devotions at the Pro-Cathedral, in particular on the feast of the Sacred Heart. Also grants permission for the Association of the Tabernacle and Poor Churches to be affiliated to the main association in Brussels.

Cullen, Paul, 1803-1878, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and cardinal

Letters from Lord Mayo to Dr Charles Russell

A file of letters from Lord Mayo to Dr Charles Russell. Includes a letter asking Dr. Russell to accept the office of Governor of the National Gallery of Ireland (6 March [ ], 4pp). Includes a letter asking Dr. Russell to assist in a review of the primary education system in Ireland. Remarks 'The Government are [desirous] that all shades of opinion should be fairly represented in the commission...' (16 September 1867, 4pp).

Bourke, Richard Southwell, 1822-1872, 6th Earl of Mayo and chief secretary for Ireland

Material collected by Fr John Grene SJ on the life of Mr James Murphy SJ

  • IE IJA J/47/1
  • File
  • 14 September - 2 December 1869
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file of material collected by Fr John Grene SJ on the life of Mr James Murphy SJ, a scholastic who drowned whilst on villa (holiday) at Poulaphuca, County Wicklow. The contributors provide information of his life as a student at Clongowes Wood College and later as a novice in the Society.

Grene, John, 1807-1887, Jesuit priest

Fr Matthew Saurin SJ

Letter from Fr Matthew Saurin SJ, writing from Milltown Park, Dublin to the Fr General. Describes his ill-health, and states his desire to live out his days in a Jesuit school (1p, in Latin) (September 1870). Photocopies of obituaries.

Saurin, Matthew, 1828-1901, Jesuit priest

Lease of property to John Edmond Byrne of Gilford Road, Sandymount in the Barony of Dublin

Copy of lease

Parties:
(1) The Right Honorable Richard Charles Francis, Earl of Clanwilliam in Ireland and the Most Honorable George William Frederick, Marquis of Ailesbury (the trustees of the last will and testament of the Right Honorable Richard late Viscount Fitzwilliam in Ireland, deceased);
(2) The Right Honorable George Robert Charles, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery;
(3) John Edmond Byrne of Upper Baggot Street in the County of Dublin, grocer.

Property:
All that lot or parcel of ground with the dwelling house and offices now standing thereon situate in the east side of Gilford Road, Sandymount in the Barony of Dublin, in the County of Dublin, bounded on the north-west, west and south-west by Guilford Road and Sandymount Green, and on the north and north-east partly by the holding of James Beckett, partly by the holding of Susan and Louisa Hepenstal and partly by an unleased portion of the Estate of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, together with all the rights, members and appurtenances to the said lot or parcel of ground belonging or in any wise appertaining

Terms and conditions:
George Robert Charles, Earl of Pembroke, the party of the second part, being under the age of twenty-one, the parties of the first part demise, set and to farm-let unto John Edmond Byrne the above property (reserving to said George Robert Charles all manner of mines, minerals and royalties), to have and to hold from 29 September 1869, for and during the term of 150 years, yielding and paying unto George Robert Charles the yearly rents of £95 and £190.0.0; the former sum to be paid during the first three years, and the latter sum to be paid during the remainder of the term. Within the first eighteen months of the said term, Byrne to build and complete in a good and workmanlike manner on the said demised premises fronting to Gilford Road five good and substantial dwelling houses, of the best materials well roofed and covered with slates and best lead not more or less than two stories high and shall enclose the said demised premises with a stone or brick wall within the first twelve months of the said term, and within the first eighteen months of said term to expend the sum of £500.0.0 at least in putting the dwelling house and offices now standing on the premises into a permanent and complete condition of repair.

Other:
Accompanied by a map of the property. Includes a consent dated 28 May 1903, stating that the lessee shall, so long as any of the instalments payable to the Intermediate Education Board on foot of a loan about to be made on the security of the premises shall remain unpaid, use that portion of the said premises now known as the Academical Institution as a boarding school. Also includes a statement of consent dated 7 May 1918 by the Right Honorable Reginald, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, that the yearly rent of one hundred and ninety pounds reserved by the lease shall from 25 March 1918 be abated or reduced by the sum of £65.0.0 per annum.

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 Joseph Lentaigne SJ

  • IE IJA J/232
  • File
  • 6 May - 23 July 1871; 1995
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letter from Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ, Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare, to Mary Lentaigne, Great Denmark Street, Dublin (23 July 1871) concerning his nephew Victor, and money paid on Victor's behalf by Irish Fr Provincial to support his studies in Spain, England and Belgium (enclosed account from Milltown Park, Dublin, 6 May 1871), and brief biography of Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ by Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ ([1995], 1p).

Lentaigne, Joseph, 1805-1884, Jesuit priest

Sum of money from Edwin Richard Windham Quin, earl of Dunraven to be lodged with the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin

A file relating to a sum of money from Edwin Richard Windham Quin, 3rd earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl to be lodged with the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin in honour of an agreement between Fr Stephen Farrell SJ, Helen McCarthy and Margaret Sweetman, Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin.

Letters from Fr Patrick Duffy SJ to Sr Mary Agnes, Carmelite Convent, Firhouse, Tallaght, Dublin

  • IE IJA J/130/1
  • File
  • 10 September 1873 - 9 February 1901
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file of letters from Fr Patrick Duffy SJ to Sr Mary Agnes (later Mother Prioress), Carmelite Convent, Firhouse, Tallaght, Dublin concerning his life and work as a priest. The majority of these letters are written from Australia and describe his work in this mission. The letters also discuss news from the convent of Firhouse and Fr Duffy offers constant encouragement in spiritual matters and discusses the numbers of novices in the convent. Many of the letters were written while his sister (Sr Mary Gabriel) was ill and could not write herself. Includes a letter concerning his sister's health. Remarks that he is glad to have been told how serious her attack was. Remarks 'I am anxious about her, of course I am, we are brother and sister and the last remaining two of a family of eleven. No wonder, then, that we should look towards each other - now especially, when we are both coming so near to the end of the journey.' (21 June 1894, 4pp). Includes a letter congratulating Sr. Mary Agnes on becoming Mother Prioress of the Carmelite Convent in Firhouse. Remarks 'And so the burden of authority has been laid upon your shoulders! Well - God's will be done. And that it is God's will that you should be put into your present position.' (25 April 1895, 4pp). Includes a letter enclosing a cutting from The Argus concerning Edward Grennan who took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. Advises Sr Mary Agnes to read the cutting to the novices. Remarks 'The lesson taught is grand! I would advise the Mistress of Novices to read both (cutting and letter) to her novices and give them a lecture on obedience. The analogy between the two warfares, the warfare of this world and the warfare of the soul is very close.' (22 November 1896, 2 items).

Mortgage for property at Killiney Castle

Mortgage (& two copy mortgages)

Parties:
Rev. William Delany, S.J., Rev. Edward Kelly, S.J., Rev. John O'Carroll, S.J. and Rev. Sylvester O'Callaghan, S.J., St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, county Offaly of the one part. Rev. John Power, Roman Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, David Keogh, Adelphi Hotel, John Slattery, Merchant, William Street, Waterford City of the other part.

Property:
Scalp William or Mount Mapas known as Killiney Castle, Barony of Rathdown, County Dublin containing 5 acres, 1 rood and 131/2 perches and containing 32 acres and 24 perches and parts of the lands of Dalkey Commons, Barony of Rathdown, County Dublin containing 1 acre, 3 roods and 17 perches.

Terms & Conditions:
In consideration of a sum of £4,500. Payments at a rate of £4.10 paid equally twice a year on 22 August and 22 February.

Other:
Signed and sealed.

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