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Letter from Fr John Ryan SJ to Fr William Lockington SJ concerning a visit to Perth, and Archbishop Clune's offer

Letter from Fr John Ryan SJ, Presentation Convent, Cottesloe, Perth Western Australia to Fr William Lockington SJ concerning a visit to Perth to give a retreat to the Loreto Nuns. Remarks that he has had many meetings with the Archbishop (A. Clune) 'He is very anxious to have a house and college of the Society in Perth...and he regards it as necessary to have a few men of ours to influence the upper classes.' Refers to a new University building that will soon be built and remarks that the Archbishop has purchased an acre of land for a hostel to be undertaken by the Society of Jesus. Concludes in a post script 'I think it would be well to prepare the authorities at home for Archbishop Clune's offer - Two Fathers would be sufficient for a start. It would be a splendid opening for the Society.'

Ryan, John, 1849-1922, Jesuit priest

Letter from Fr Oliver Daly SJ to Fr John Ryan SJ concerning his voyage accompanying Fr John O'Neill back to Ireland

Letter from Fr Oliver Daly SJ to Fr John Ryan SJ concerning his voyage accompanying Fr John O'Neill back to Ireland. Refers to an incident that took place after Mass on board the ship. Remarks 'I went into the cabin to make my acts of thanks just as I had finished I heard screams of "passenger overboard". The brave captain stopped the steamer at once lowered a boat he (Fr O'Neill) was picked up in 20 minutes. Had he not swam so vigorously...the [ ] hawks who gathered in numbers around him would have picked out his eyes.' Refers to other attempts to commit suicide and remarks: 'There is no doubt that had I known him as well before starting as I do now I should have been afraid to volunteer my services.'

Daly, Oliver, 1845-1916, Jesuit priest

Letter from the Archbishop of Sydney, to Fr John Ryan SJ issues namely a sanction for a loan to extend St Mary's Church

Copy of a letter from the Micheal Kelly, Archbishop of Sydney, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney to Fr John Ryan SJ (Superior of the Australian Mission) concerning two issues raised in letters from Fr Ryan SJ to the Archbishop, namely sanction for a loan to extend St Mary's Church, Milson's Point and the restoration of parish duties to the Fathers at Loyola.

Kelly, Michael, 1850-1940, Archbishop of Sydney

Possibility of removing Fr Michael Colman SJ from Australia

Note written by Fr [ ] SJ on Fr Michael Colman SJ advising his removal from Australia. Details various incidents and refers to the problems he created while serving as a military chaplain. Remarks 'Fr J. Ryan says that neither he nor Fr T. Browne could [do] anything with him and he thinks that his mind is affected.'

Irish Jesuit Mission to Australia, 1865-1931