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Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest
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Letters from Fr John Ffrench SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Nicholas Walsh SJ

A file of letters from Fr John Ffrench SJ (all except one dated 2 September 1870 are written from Gesú, Rome) to Irish Fr Provincial Nicholas Walsh SJ (term 20 April 1870 - 17 March 1877). Fr Ffrench's letters were written in his capacity as English Assistant to Fr General. As a result all of the letters have an official slant. Fr Ffrench, SJ died in Rome on 31 May 1873. Includes an index/précis to the letters by Fr James Rabbitte SJ.

Ffrench, John, 1812-1873, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr John Ffrench SJ, Gesú, Rome to Irish Fr Provincial Edmund J O'Reilly SJ

A file of letters from Fr John Ffrench SJ, Gesú, Rome, Italy to Irish Fr Provincial Edmund J O'Reilly SJ (term as Fr Provincial 1863 - 19 April 1870). Fr Ffrench's letters were written in his capacity as English Assistant to Fr General. As a result all of the letters have an official slant. Includes an index/précis to the letters by Fr James Rabbitte SJ.

Ffrench, John, 1812-1873, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr John Ffrench SJ, Gesú, Rome, Italy to Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ

A file of letters from Fr John Ffrench SJ, Gesú, Rome, Italy to Fr Joseph Lentaigne SJ (Vice Provincial: 11 February 1858-1860; First Provincial of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus: 8 December 1860 - [ ] 1863). At this time Fr Ffrench SJ was the substitute English Assistant to Fr General. As a result many of the letters have an official slant. Includes an index/précis to the letters by Fr James Rabbitte SJ.

Ffrench, John, 1812-1873, Jesuit priest

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

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).

Notes by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the history of the Jesuits in Galway

Volumes of handwritten notes by Fr James Rabbitte SJ charting the history of the Jesuits in Galway: ‘The fragments gathered in this book deal with the Society in Galway. 1: From the time Fr Holywood was appointed Superior of the Irish Mission in 1598 down to the Suppression of the Soc[iety]. 2: From the coming of Fr Haly as Superior of a Residence and School to Galway in 1859.’ Includes inserts of hand drawn maps of Galway; local history notes; photographs and newspaper clippings; Fr Rabbitte traces the history of the Jesuits in Galway through the use of primary material which are quoted and his knowledge of Jesuit history. Details Superiors of the College and Residence in Galway; Directors of the Confra[ternity] of the Sacred Heart; list of priests educated at St Ignatius College, Galway. Early photograph of St Ignatius Church, Galway and St Ignatius College Athletic Sports at Merlin Park.

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

Notes compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the history of the Society of Jesus in Ireland

Notes compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ (Custodian of the Province Archives, 1924 - 1930), on the history of the Society of Jesus in Ireland. Some inserts in the hand of Fr Edmund Hogan SJ. Includes lists of:
– Superiors of the Irish Mission (7pp);
– residences of the Old Society in Ireland (1p);
– ‘Summary of Work Abroad’ (1p);
– Summary of literary works by Jesuits of the Old Society (5pp);
– schedule of Jesuit writers and professors (5pp and 6pp);
– distinguished preachers (1p);
– those who suffered for the faith (2pp);
– aliases/variants on surnames (2pp);
– ‘Vestiges of the Old Soc(iety)’ (5pp);
– names of writers (arranged alphabetically) and of their works (c60pp) and
– some Jesuit schools of the Old Society (6pp).

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

Obituary notices of brothers of the Society by Fr Charles Farley SJ

File containing the obituaries of brothers of the Society by Fr Charles Farley SJ.

Name                    Year of Death
Boyle, Robert 1878
Bowe, John 1883
Brady, Lawrence 1895
Curry, Thomas 1893
Dempsey, James 1904
Frayne, William 1895
Gallagher, Thomas 1865
Killian, Patrick 1894
Leny, Francis 1906
McHugh, James 1872
Monaghan, Bryan 1865
Nolan, Michael 1870
Pexton, John 1904
Rorke, James 1883
Rogan, John 1886
Short, John 1887
Scott, John 1894
Spiteri, Salvator 1871
Temple, Patrick 1890
Zanti, Francis 1851

Obituary notices of priests of the Society by Fr Charles Farley SJ

File containing the obituary notices of priests of the Society by Fr Charles Farley SJ.

Name Year of Death
Bracken, Patrick 1867
Buckeridge, George 1904
Blakeney, George 1854
Dietel, Charles 1905
Duffy, John 1871
D’Arcy, John 1884
Dalton, Joseph 1905
Fortescue, William 1888
Gaffney, Miles 1861
Hughes, Joseph 1878
Kenney, Peter 1841
Kirby, Stephen 1867
Lynch, Edmund 1890
Maguire, Matthew 1894
Manning, Thomas 1893
MacDonnell, Matthias 1871
Molloy, Thomas 1894
O'Connell, Charles 1912
Quirke, Joseph 1847
Rorke, Henry 1859
Sheehan, Patrick 1850
Seaver William 1891

Obituary notices of scholastics and novices of the Society by Fr Charles Farley SJ

File containing the obituaries of scholastics and novices of the Society by Fr Charles Farley SJ.

Name Year of Death
Bradshaw, John 1881
Cartan, James 1832
Carbery, John Joseph 1918
Cagney, Joseph 1885
D'Arcy, William 1884
Drinan, Patrick 1839
Duffy, Anthony 1872
Dunne, Michael Joseph 1860
Doyle, Dennis 1876
Geary, Michael 1856
Gannon, Nicholas 1882
Hayden, Daniel 1866
Irwin, Walter 1836
Murphy, Peter 1872
Murphy, James 1869
O'Ryan, George 1834
O'Donnell, Stephen 1859
O'Donovan, Edward 1875
O'Brien, Michael, Bernard 1858
Redmond, John 1879
Seaver, Elias 1886
Waters, George 1888
Walsh, Eugene 1855

Short obituaries of various members of the Society of Jesus by Fr David Gallery SJ

Short obituaries of various members of the Society of Jesus by Fr David Gallery SJ. A covering note by Fr James Rabbitte SJ reads ‘These were prepared for publ(ication). The writer of them Fr Gallery. My opinion is that they are not suitable i.e. as a whole JPR’. Obituaries are provided in the following order:

Name Year of Death
Brady, Fr Philip 1917
Maher, Fr Thomas 1917
Mahon, Br Thomas 1917
Kenny, Fr Timothy 1917
Doyle, Fr William 1917
Hogan, Fr Edmund 1917
Verdon, Fr John 1918
Fottrell, Fr James 1918
Daly, Fr Hubert 1918