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Account book for Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

Account book for Rathfarnham Castle. Entries are divided into Ordinary Receipts and Ordinary Payments and Extraordinary Receipts and Extraordinary Payments into pre-printed columns. Extra details are handwritten. Each page is signed by the Superior of Rathfarnham Castle at the time, Fr J Keane SJ, T Nolan SJ, Fr P Kennedy SJ, Fr H Kelly SJ. The annual Balance Sheet indicates liabilities and assets and observations on the financial year are written. Includes some loose page inserts of accounts.

Agreement between Dr Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne and the Society of Jesus and the administration of Newman College by the Society

A file relating to the agreement between Dr Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne and the Society of Jesus and the administration of Newman College by the Society. Includes letters from Fr Albert Power SJ, Rector of Newman College to Irish Fr Provincial, Frs Martin Maher and William Lockington, and correspondence between Dr Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ.

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Nolan, Thomas V, 1867-1941, Jesuit priest

Belgian refugees in Ireland

Letters, telegrams, memoranda and notes relating to Belgian refugees in Ireland. Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ was a member of the Distribution Committee ‘appointed by the Local Government Board to look after the welfare and distribution of the Belgian Refugees arriving in Dublin’. Most of the letters comprise offers to house refugees or concern schemes to aid them, both physically and spiritually. Includes:
– letter from Dr Bernard Coyne, Bishop of Elphin (1913-1926) to Lady Moloney seeking her assistance in the securement of a disused barracks in order to provide shelter for Belgian refugee families (21 Oct. 1914, 1p.);
– bills from drapers and household stores for items purchased for the refugees;
– letters relating to troubles between Protestants and the Catholic refugees in Portadown;
– letters to Fr Nolan from refugees and members of the Belgian Refugees Committee;
– lists of names and locations of refugees in Ireland and names and addresses of people who housed refugees.

On 17 October 1914, the Father Provincial of the Irish Province of the Society of Jesus, Thomas V. Nolan, received a letter from the Local Government Board to go down to the North Wall at 7.30am on the 18th and meet the 100 Belgian refugees ‘and one hundred each of the following days’. This was due to ‘a few of your Order, who speak Flemish’. Subsequently, the Irish Provincial became a member of the Distribution Committee which looked after the welfare and distribution of refugees arriving in Ireland. The Irish Jesuits received offers to house the refugees and organised schemes to aid them, both physically and spiritually.

Conveyance - William George Bailey and Frs Thomas V. Nolan, John Fahy, Dominick Kelly and James Bury

Parties:
William George Bailey, Builder, Cherryfield, Sandford, County Dublin and Frs Thomas V. Nolan, John Fahy, Dominick Kelly and James Bury all of Milltown Park.

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

Terms and Conditions:
Yearly rent and receivers fees created by and to the covenants, conditions and clauses contained in the Fee Farm Grant of 4 April 1851 in addition to the sum of £5,900. Yearly rent of £123.6.6.

Other:
Signed and sealed by the parties. Includes a map depicting the extent of land cited in the conveyance.

Correspondence between Thomas V. Nolan SJ, the War Office and T. Stratton, Staff Officer to Principal Chaplain

Correspondence between the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ, the War Office and T. Stratton, Staff Officer to Principal Chaplain (R.C.), concerning the demobilisation of various Irish Jesuits and the need for chaplains for transport ships to Australia.

Nolan, Thomas V, 1867-1941, Jesuit priest

Discussions that took place between Fr John Ryan SJ and Dr Mannix concerning Newman College, Melbourne

A file relating to the various meetings and discussions that took place between Fr John Ryan SJ (Superior of the Mission) and Dr Mannix concerning the administration of Newman College by the Society of Jesus. Includes typed diary entries of Fr Ryan; a letter from Fr Ryan to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning one of these meetings. Remarks 'It was one of the most difficult tasks I ever had to deal with. I have never met a more exacting man in driving a bargain.' (14 October 1917, 2pp).

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Ryan, John, 1849-1922, Jesuit priest

Documents relating to Fr Austin Hartigan’s service as military chaplain

Documents relating to Fr Austin Hartigan’s service as military chaplain. Includes:
– certificate appointing Fr Hartigan chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, Land Forces (Temporary) (12 January 1916, 1p.);
– letters written to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ by Fr Hartigan while serving in Mesopotamia with the Connaught Rangers (20 March 1916 – n.d., 5 items);
– documents relating to Fr Hartigan’s death in Amara on 16 July 1916 (from jaundice) (27 July 1916 – 15 August 1918, 12 items).

Hartigan, Jeremiah Austin, 1882-1916, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Documents relating to Fr John FitzGibbon SJ during his time serving as a chaplain

Documents relating to Fr John FitzGibbon SJ during his time serving as a chaplain attached to 23rd and 16th Field Ambulance, B.E.F., France. Includes letters to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ from Fr FitzGibbon (14 March 1916 – [April 1918], 19 items) and documents relating to Fr FitzGibbon’s death in action on 18 September 1918, including official letters from General Headquarters, British Armies in France, solicitors’ letters and official certificate of death (20 September 1918 – 25 May 1919, 16 items).

FitzGibbon, John, 1882-1918, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Documents relating to Fr John Gwynn’s service as a chaplain

Documents relating to Fr John Gwynn’s service as a chaplain attached to the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards, B.E.F., France. Includes:
– letters written by Fr John Gwynn volunteering to be a chaplain (23 August – 8 November 1914, 2 items);
– documentation dealing with Fr Gwynn’s appointment as a military chaplain (9 November 1914 – 16 March 1915, 9 items) including the certificate appointing him chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, Land Forces, (Temporary) (16 March 1915, 1p.);
– certificate of safe conduct with attached photo of Fr Gwynn (4 July 1915, 1p.);
– letters and notes sent to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ (n.d., 3 items);
– official letters sent to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ following Fr Gwynn’s death in action on 12 October 1915 (11 October 1915 – 19 September 1921, 23 items);
– pamphlet 'A Great Irish Chaplain: Father John Gwynn, S.J.' by John Bithrey SJ (n.d., 20pp);

  • material on centenary of Fr Gwynn's death - the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton celebrated Mass at the Sacred Heart Church, Caterham, Surrey, England where the Irish Guards have erected a tablet in Fr Gwynn’s memory (11 October 2015).

Gwynn, John, 1866-1915, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Documents relating to Fr Joseph Flinn’s during his time serving as a chaplain

Documents relating to Fr Joseph Flinn’s time as a chaplain attached to VI Corps Rest Station North, 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, the Munster Fusiliers, the 60th and 88th Brigade, R.G.A., B.E.F., France. Includes: certificate appointing Fr Flinn Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, Land Forces (Temporary) (22 March 1917, 1p.);
– letters to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ from Fr Flinn written from the Front (31 January 1917 – 10 October 1918, 21 items).

Flinn, Daniel Joseph, 1877-1943, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Draft letters from Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ to Fr O'Dwyer concerning the position of Rector of Newman College

Draft letters, unsigned, from Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin to Fr James O'Dwyer concerning the position of Rector of Newman College and explaining why Fr O'Dwyer service as Rector was not continued.

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Nolan, Thomas V, 1867-1941, Jesuit priest

Fr James Daly SJ

A file relating to Fr James Daly SJ, including biography, genealogical material, letter from Peter Byrne, University College, Dublin (13 November 1897) to Fr Daly SJ, profits from Clongowes Wood College farm 1915-1916, grants paid to Clongowes Wood College and correspondence from the Irish Fr Provincials.

Daly, James, 1847-1930, Jesuit priest

Historia Domus and Litterae Annuae for Rathfarnham Castle.

Historia Domus (House history) and Litterae Annuae (Annual letters) for Rathfarnham Castle. References to seismograph, a plane (Royal Flying Corps, Tallaght) crash landing on the boundary with the golf course [1916]. List results and prizes gained by Jesuits studying at University College Dublin (1913 - 1922).

Leonard Sheil’s entrance into the Society of Jesus

  • IE IJA J/16/2
  • File
  • 6 March 1919 - 4 October 1920
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Documents relating to Leonard Sheil’s entrance into the Society of Jesus. Includes:
– introductory letter from Leonard to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ seeking information on the Society (6 March 1919, 2pp);
– note from Dr. J. Redmond to Fr George Byrne SJ, [Novice Master] following his medical examination of Leonard Sheil (22 July 1920, 1p.);
– letter from Mrs Helen Sheil, Leonard’s mother to ‘Father Rector’ describing Leonard’s education and state of health. Remarks ‘I hope…that you will not discourage him – his whole heart is set on things spiritual & I know that he has it in him to do great things for God. He is so shy that he will perhaps have difficulty in speaking to you…’ (6 August 1920, 2pp) and
– letters from Mrs Sheil to Irish Fr Provincial on financial matters, following his acceptance of her son into the Society, (28 August - 4 October 1920, 3 items).

Letter and postcard to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ from Fr Joseph Hearn SJ

Letter and postcard to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ from Fr Joseph Hearn SJ, written during his time serving as chaplain attached to the Australian Expeditionary Force, Dardanelles and the 7th Infantry Battalion, II Infantry Brigade, A.I.F., Mediterranean.

Hearn, Joseph, 1854-1941, Jesuit priest

Letter from Br William Canty SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the unsatisfactory situation that has arisen over the supervision of the mass servers

Letter from Br William Canty SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning the unsatisfactory situation that has arisen over the supervision of the mass servers. Remarks that the boy appointed to look after the sacristy has proved very unsatisfactory.

Canty, William, 1869-1944, Jesuit brother

Letter from Fr James O'Dwyer SJ to Irish Fr Provincial

A file of letters from Fr James O'Dwyer SJ to Fr Provincial. Many of the letters refer to Xavier College and the administration of the school e.g. teaching staff, subjects taught, equipment needed (laboratory/scientific materials), finances. Includes a letter referring to the Premiership in football '...which we won last Thursday from the Scotch - you would think it was a reversal of the Battle of the Boyne.' (26 August 1910, 2pp). Includes a letter enclosing the Rector's report of Xavier College, Kew (27 December 1911, 2 items). Includes a letter referring to the war. Remarks 'As I write from this side of the globe we hardly know whether the British Empire is still standing. We still hope the sea is clear - but we are really being kept in the dark. All we know is that Germany is pressing on and Namar has fallen. We know that the Holy Father and Father General are dead and Franz Joseph is dying.' (25 August 1914, 5pp). Includes a letter discussing the opening of Newman College. Remarks that the prestige of the Society is at stake and suitable men must be appointed to it, particularly the position of Rector. (17 see also June 1917, 7pp). Includes a letter referring to a crisis that has occurred over the opening of Newman College. Remarks that Fr Superior (Fr Ryan SJ) has raised queries over the amount of money to be paid to the Jesuits, a sum he (Fr Ryan) regards to be too little. Remarks 'The trouble is we cannot exactly see what Fr Ryan's position is. He has a vague fear that he is outwitted by Dr Mannix and a vague recollection of possible better terms from Dr Carr at a time when more money was expected to come in and when the cost of building was lower...You may remember that one of my reasons for pressing you to visit Australia was that I held that Fr Ryan was not the man to do business with Dr Mannix. There is a temperamental difference between them. Dr M. thinks Fr Ryan shifty and Fr Ryan thinks Dr. M. most exacting.' (15 October 1917, 6pp). Includes two letters referring to the appointment of Fr Power SJ to the position of Rector of Newman College and how this was achieved. Expresses his extreme disappointment and annoyance at being put in a very embarrassing situation. Points out that everybody assumed he (Fr O'Dwyer) would be appointed even though he accepts that no official confirmation of this was sent by Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ). Remarks 'Newman College Council met...only laymen were present. It was before Fr Power's name was disclosed to the public and I was greeted as Rector by the members...When Dr. M entered the room business was begun by asking for information re Rector. Then to the consternation of all he repeated your cable to him without any word to his council, without a hint to me, over the heads of the Mission CCs. I was publicly repudiated and humiliated not only by my own superiors (which might be considered part of the game) but by Dr M. acting as superior of Ours.' Concludes 'I have been rejected and snubbed so often by superiors and have always found myself so much better off as the result, that I have great trust in Providence. I should never have got to Australia if Fr J. Murphy had not turned me out of CWC (Clongowes Wood College) as a dangerous character. And I should not have got to Melbourne...if Fr Ryan had not declared me unfit for Riverview...All that does not prevent me from writing strongly...nor prevent me from saying again that my poor efforts for the Society in Australia deserved more consideration.' (23 February 1918, 3pp & 3 July 1918, 6pp).

O'Dwyer, James, 1860-1925, Jesuit priest

Letter from Fr John J. Nerney SJ, The Queen's Work, A Magazine of Catholic Activities, 3220 Russell Avenue, Saint Louis to Irish Fr Provincial

Letter from Fr John J. Nerney SJ, The Queen's Work, A Magazine of Catholic Activities, 3220 Russell Avenue, Saint Louis to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning his visit to America to observe the work of the magazine so that he can start a similar enterprise in Australia.

Nerney, John, 1879-1962, Jesuit priest

Letter from Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning Rathfarnham Castle

Letter from Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ, University Hall, Hatch Street, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning Rathfarnham Castle and notes about the house received from Mr James Talbot Power. Remarks that he (Fr Finlay) can recommend an expert gardener who '...thinks its (Rathfarnham House) fruit bearing capacity could be turned to great profit.'

Finlay, Thomas A, 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Letter from H. W. Shea, Thomas Dockrell Sons and Company to Irish Fr Provincial asking if the Society of Jesus would like to purchase additional lands at Rathfarnham

Letter from H. W. Shea, Thomas Dockrell Sons and Company, House and Estate Agents, Auctioneers and Valuers, South Great George's Street, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 asking if the Society of Jesus would like to purchase additional lands at Rathfarnham.

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Thomas Dockrell Sons and Company, auctioneers

Letter from J. J. O'Neill, Intermediate Education Board for Ireland to Irish Fr Provincial concerning St Ignatius College, Galway

Letter from J. J. O'Neill, Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, 2 Kenilworth Square, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning St Ignatius College, Galway. Remarks that he feels the school can be a success.

Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, 1878-1924

Letter from Mary Sydes, sister of Fr Edward Sydes SJ, requesting claim to his military pension

Letter from Mary Sydes (sister of Fr Edward J. Sydes SJ) c/o Fr Robert J. Little SJ, Manresa, Kensington Terrace, Brisbane to Irish Fr Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning the death of her brother while serving as a military chaplain. Asks Fr Nolan if the Society of Jesus would waive their right to a military pension on behalf of Fr Sydes so that she could claim it.
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Sydes, Mary

Letter from Mr Edward J Coyne SJ, Rathfarnham Castle to Irish Fr Provincial concerning a rockery constructed by the Juniors

Letter from Mr Edward J Coyne SJ, Rathfarnham Castle to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning a rockery constructed by the Jesuit Juniors. Remarks that they would like to place a statue of the Virgin on the rockery and asks for Fr Nolan's help.

Coyne, Edward J, 1896-1958, Jesuit priest

Letter from Mr Thomas Counihan SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, to Irish Fr Provincial, concerning the results in his exams and his move to Stonyhurst

Letter from Mr Thomas Counihan SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ, concerning the results in his exams and his move to Stonyhurst. Remarks that he is looking forward to studying Philosophy.

Counihan, Tom, 1891-1982, Jesuit priest

Letter from Mr Thomas J. O'Mara SJ, St Ignatius College, Riverview to to Irish Fr Provincial concerning money left to him by his father

Letter from Mr Thomas J. O'Mara SJ, St Ignatius College, Riverview to to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning money left to him by his father. Remarks that he would like to use the money to repair the cricket ground at the college.

O'Mara, Thomas, 1882-1933, Jesuit priest

Letter from Mr Vaughan Dempsey SJ, Rathfarnham Castle to Irish Fr Provincial concerning his brother in England who was wounded in the trenches

Letter from Mr Vaughan Dempsey SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning his brother in England who was wounded in the trenches. Asks Fr Provincial's permission to visit him in hospital before he returns to the trenches.

Dempsey, Vaughan, b 1895, former Jesuit scholastic

Letter from Rev. George O'Neill SJ, to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the Provincial’s objection to Scholastics continuing as committee members of the English Society at University College

Letter from Rev. George O'Neill SJ, 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial concerning Fr Provincial’s objection to Scholastics continuing as committee members of the English Society at University College. Remarks ‘This Society fulfils an exceedingly useful function in the college. It exercises its members in three most useful things...writing...reading them out...(and) criticizing each others work.’. Continues ‘I fear that their (the Scholastics) withdrawal from active participation...would simply mean its extinction.’.

Letter from Thomas Cook and Son to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the suspension of sailings through the Suez Canal

Letter from Thomas Cook and Son, Tourist, Steamship and Forwarding Agents, Bankers etc., 118 Grafton Street, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas Nolan SJ, St Francis Xavier's, Gardiner Street, Dublin concerning the suspension of sailings through the Suez Canal.

Thomas Cook & Son, travel agent, 1841-2019

Letter from Thomas O'Dwyer SJ, St Patrick's College, East Melbourne to Irish Fr Provincial concerning news from St Patrick's College

Letter from Thomas O'Dwyer SJ, St Patrick's College, Grey Street, East Melbourne to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning news from St Patrick's college. Refers to the question of closing St. Patrick's and discusses general administrative and community matters.

O'Dwyer, Thomas, 1873-1942, Jesuit priest

Letter to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan from T. Stratton, A.P.C., staff officer to Principal Chaplain

Letter to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ from T. Stratton, A.P.C., Staff Officer to Principal Chaplain (R.C.), requesting that Fr Browne remain with the Irish Guards as Commissioned Chaplain. Encloses copies of extracts from letters sent to Fr Browne’s uncle, Dr Browne, Bishop of Cloyne from Dr Keating, Catholic Army Bishop and from Colonel Vesey, Commanding Officer of the Irish Guards referring to Fr Browne’s value and admirable qualities as a Chaplain.

Stratton, T A,

Letters and postcards from Fr Francis X O'Brien SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ written while a chaplain

Letters and postcards from Fr Francis X O'Brien SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ written while a chaplain attached to the No. 5 Prisoners of War Company, B.E.F., France and the 30th General Hospital, B.E.F., France.

O'Brien, Francis X, 1881-1974, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters and postcards from Fr Frank Browne SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ

Letters and postcards to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ from Fr Francis M. Browne SJ, written during his time serving as a chaplain to the forces – 1st and 2nd Battalions, Irish Guards, British Expeditionary Force, France and 2nd Battalions, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 16th Division.

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Letters and postcards from Fr Hugh Mulhall SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial written during his time as a chaplain

Letters and postcards from Fr Hugh Mulhall SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ written during his time as a chaplain to the 3/1st East Lancashire Division, Codford, Wiltshire and 5th East Lancashire Regiment, Witley Camp, Surrey and in Park Hall Camp, Oswestry.

Mulhall, Hugh, 1871-1948, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters and postcards from Fr Patrick Morris SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial written while serving as chaplain

Letters and postcards from Fr Patrick Morris SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ written while serving as chaplain to 2/8 Battalion, L.F., Sobraon Barracks, Colchester and also in France, before being sent back to England in November 1917 with ‘clinical dysentery.’

Morris, Patrick J, 1882-1966, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters and postcards to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ from Fr John Elliott SJ

Letters and postcards to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ from Fr John Elliott SJ, written during his time serving as a military chaplain in Catterick Camp, Yorkshire and at the Officer's Hospital, Burley on the Hill, Oakham, Rutland, England.

Postcard of Burley on the Hill, Oakham, Rutlandshire - ‘This is a gorgeous place inside + outside. It is the finest house I have ever seen. Charles and I stayed here when it belonged to the Duke of Buckingham’, (28 October 1918) where Fr Elliott convalesced from a bout of double pneumonia (‘I am only 8st 7lbs with my clothes on’).

Elliott, John J, 1857-1942, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters from Fr Joseph Flinn SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning boys who wish to join the Society of Jesus and money from his father

Letters from Fr Joseph Flinn SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning boys who wish to join the Society of Jesus and money from his father to erect a memorial in Clongowes boys chapel in honour of Fr Flinn's mother.

Flinn, Daniel Joseph, 1877-1943, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters from Dr William J. Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin

Letters to the Provincial from Dr William J. Walsh, Archbishop of Dublin, on various matters including the Temperance Movement (the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association) (See also ADMN/3/47); the drawing up of a new ‘list of diocesan examiners for ordinations and for faculties’ and diocesan censors (See also ADMN/3/23).

Walsh, William Joseph, 1841-1921, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

Letters from Fr Albert Power SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning his voyage to Australia, and work at Newman College

A file of letters from Fr Albert Power SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning his voyage to Australia via America. Includes letters referring to William Tucker SJ and his health (6 October 1918 & 7 October 1918, 2 items). Includes a letter concerning his journey to San Francisco. Remarks 'At San Francisco there is a Priest (Fr O'Neill) who is Rector of Newman Hall in the University at Berkeley...a Catholic Hall like the one I am going to be acquainted with. I have a letter of introduction to him and hope to get some lights from him. They say he has done a great deal for his Hall...' (21 November 1918, 2pp). Includes a letter concerning his new position as Rector of Newman College. Refers to Fr O'Dwyer SJ. Remarks 'The poor man has had a v. heavy trial over this Newman College affair - and I think he has been dealt with rather unceremoniously.' Refers to an offer by the Archbishop of Perth inviting the Jesuits to establish a see also residence in Perth. Remarks 'I would remind your Reverence that we are very much undermanned out here - and unless you can send us out a good few subjects, it might be better not to extend the frontier that we have to garrison.' (21 January 1919, 2pp). Includes a letter reporting on Newman College after 18 months as Rector of the College (19 August 1920, 4pp). Includes a letter referring to a consult of the mission at which the proposal of Australia becoming a Vice-Province was discussed. Summarises the points raised (13 October 1924, 3pp).

Power, Albert, 1870-1948, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Browne to the Irish Fr Provincial written from Germany and from Warley Barracks, Essex

  • IE IJA J/7/6
  • File
  • 28 December 1918-6 September 1919
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from Fr Francis Browne SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ, written from Germany (28 December 1918-9 February 1919, 4 items), Bishop's House, Queenstown (Cobh), Cork (27 February 1919) and from Warley Barracks, Essex (10 March 1919-6 September 1919, 8 items) including one describing his daily routine as Chaplain to the Irish Guards (6 May 1919, 6pp).

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Letters from Fr David Gallery SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, to Irish Fr Provincial concerning an invitation by the Loreto nuns in Rathfarnham and other community matters

Letters from Fr David Gallery SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning an invitation by the Loreto nuns in Rathfarnham and other community matters.

Gallery, David, 1849-1934, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr George Byrne SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the voyage to Australia and his work

A file of letters from Fr George Byrne SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning the voyage to Australia and his work with the Novices and the community in Loyola, Greenwich Road, Greenwich. Includes a letter concerning a trip to America and refers to a meeting he had with the doctor of Mr William Tucker SJ. Remarks 'I saw the Doctor, his opinion is that, as far as climate etc. is concerned, home was just as good as USA but because of "T(ucker)'s temperament he believed California would be better...I doubt very much whether the man himself really seriously wants to remain in the Society...' (31 May 1919, 3pp).

Byrne, George, 1879-1962, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr James Brennan SJ, Superior, Rathfarnham Castle to Irish Fr Provincial concerning life at Rathfarnham Castle

A file of letters from Fr James Brennan SJ, (Superior), Rathfarnham Castle, Rathfarnham, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning the move of the community to Rathfarnham, the running of the house, bills and finances and the care of the Juniors. Includes:

  • a letter concerning the various work being carried out in preparation for the community occupying the Castle. Remarks 'This is the first letter written by a Jesuit from the above address.' (6 August 1913, 4pp);
  • a letter referring to the ceiling paintings in the refectory. Remarks 'I think it would be wise not to put up the pictures in the refectory until we get the complete set.' (18 April 1914, 3pp);
  • a letter referring to a consultation at which it was remarked that the Juniors are not as well fed as they should be. Remarks that the lunch needs to be improved. (20 September 1914, 4pp);
  • a letter referring to workmen needed to clean out the pond and work on the farm. Refers to injuries sustained by Fr John Gwynn as a military chaplain. Asks Irish Fr Provincial to ask the newly appointed Fr General to bless the Irish Juniorate (14 February 1915, 4pp);
  • a letter referring to the success of the Juniors in the University exams. (30 June 1915, 2pp);
  • a letter referring to the scholarships won by the Juniors (amounting to £1,000). Remarks 'it would argue want of taste to suggest any limit to Provincial generosity in this matter, but we have fallen on evil days, when retrenchment is in the air and I venture to suggest that if your Reverence returned me the very smallest of the four cheques it would furnish means for an "outing" - fresh air and food - in harmony with the lean years through which we are passing.' (6 November 1915, 2pp);
  • a letter concerning the possibility of Fr Brennan being assigned another task. Remarks '...not only should I feel not hurt but I would regard such a change as a very great relief.' (29 July 1916, 1p);
  • a number of letters concerning a trip by the Juniors to Jersey and the concern he feels for them travelling during the war. (7 August 1916 - 26 August 1916, 3 items).

Brennan, James, 1854-1941, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr James Rabbitte SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial concerning his interest in the Sodality of St Peter Claver

Letters from Fr James Rabbitte SJ, St Ignatius College, Galway to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning his interest in the Sodality of St Peter Claver and his wish to obtain faculties to hear confession.

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Jeremiah Sullivan SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the voyage to Australia and the Australian Mission

A file of letters from Fr Jeremiah Sullivan SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning the voyage to Australia and the Australian Mission. Includes a letter referring to the offer of a site at Oxley near Brisbane for a Jesuit College by the Archbishop of Brisbane, Dr James Duhig. Discusses the pros and cons of accepting the offer. Includes a copy of the Archbishop's letter to J. Sullivan (1 November 1925, 5pp).

Sullivan, Jeremiah, 1877-1960, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Jerome O'Mahony SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ written during his time as a chaplain

Letters from Fr Jerome O'Mahony SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ written during his time as a chaplain in the 5th Canadian General Hospital Salonika, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, the 43rd General Hospital Salonika, H.M.H.S. “Egypt,” the 78th General Hospital Alexandra and P.L. of C., Haifa, Palestine, E.E.F.

O'Mahony, Jerome C, 1869-1930, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters from Fr John FX O'Brien SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the community at Rathfarnham and the 'Irish Monthly'

A file of letters from Fr John FX O'Brien SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ. Includes a letter concerning the community at Rathfarnham and the 'Irish Monthly'. Remarks that the publication should be 'pushed' by using posters to draw attention to it (17 December 1915, 4pp). Includes a letter suggesting Fr Kelly as business manager for the 'Irish Monthly' (17 August 1918, 4pp). Includes a letter revising his suggestion about Fr Kelly. Remarks '...I seem to have been much astray. The trouble is chiefly this: he is not a "man of action"; instead of doing, he thinks and talks about doing them.' (11 November 1918, 4pp).

O'Brien, John FX, 1873-1920, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr John Roney SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning his work

A file of letters from Fr John Roney SJ to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning his work and the community at Norwood, South Australia. Includes a letter referring to the finances of St Francis Xavier's, North Sydney (28 August 1918, 5pp)

Roney, John, 1856-1931, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr John Ryan SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the Mission in Australia

An extensive file of letters from Fr John Ryan SJ to Irish Fr Provincial. As Superior of the Mission (11 February 1901 - 14 June 1908 & 9 April 1913 - 24 October 1917), Fr Ryan wrote to his superior, the Irish Fr Provincial on all matters concerning the administration (including visitations he made to the various communities) of the Mission and members of the Society living and working in see also Australia. Includes a letter to Fr J. Murphy SJ concerning Fr John O'Neill's health. Remarks '...there is only one proper course open to us viz. to send Fr O'Neill to Europe where he will have, at least, a chance of recovery...He is a source of constant anxiety, and we have no institution in Australia where we can put him, except the public Lunatic Asylum.' Remarks that following discussion with his Consultors he has decided to send Fr O'Neill home. (8 December 1902, 2pp). Includes a memorandum concerning the mission of the Jesuit Fathers in North Sydney. (5 March 1912, 7pp). Includes a letter concerning the Sydney Synod. Remarks 'It seems the secular clergy are urging His Grace to dock more and more the missionary districts of Regulars and apparently he means to satisfy them as much as possible.' (6 August 1913, 2pp). Includes a letter discussing the proposed additions to St. Aloysius College (6 August 1913, 5pp). Includes a letter referring to the war and the difficulty of sending letters. Remarks '…it is a blessing that so far none of our mail boats have been sunk'. Refers to Sevenhills and remarks that he will do his best '…to work up the Altar Wine Industry which I hope will be of great help to Loyola. And I do hope you will succeed in getting some Bros. That understand the making of wine.' Concludes by remarking that more chaplains are needed by the Military Authorities and remarks that he cannot supply even one Father. Refers to Fr Hearne SJ, at the front and remarks '…everyone who has met him is loud in his praises.' (9 February 1914, 2pp). Includes a letter concerning a loan for Riverview (a second mortgage on the property) (18 February 1914, 3pp). Includes a letter regarding the reopening of the Novitiate at Loyola (18 February 1914, 4pp). Includes a letter concerning the proposed administration of St. John's College in the University of Sydney by the Jesuit Fathers (23 - 25 February 1914, 3pp). Includes a letter (with rough drawings) regarding the alterations made at Loyola for the reopening of the Novitiate (16 June 1914, 3pp). Includes a letter referring to a statement sent to Fr General concerning the lax discipline at Riverview. Remarks that the statements made by Fr General were too sweeping (1 September 1915, 2pp). Includes letters concerning an offer made by Archbishop Dunne (Archbishop of Brisbane), Toowong Parochial District, Brisbane. In a letter from Fr Ryan to Fr Thomas V Nolan SJ he remarks that Toowong would be the most suitable district in Brisbane for the work of the Jesuits (29 August 1915 - 18 June 1916, 9 items). Includes letters see also concerning the property Ellangowan (Adelaide) and the desire of the Society of Jesus to secure the property (9 March 1916, 3pp). Includes a number of letters concerning a new Superior for Norwood and problems with Fr McCurtin over the matter (8 March 1916 - 27 March 1916, 6 items). Includes a letter expressing his surprise at the employment of female cooks at Xavier College, Kew, Melbourne. Remarks that he challenged Fr O'Dwyer SJ (Rector) about it at once as 'It was well known that I would not consent without referring the matter to Your Reverence.' Includes a letter from Fr O'Dwyer to Fr Ryan explaining the reasons why he employed female cooks (1 April 1917 & 2 April 1917, 2 items). Includes a memorandum concerning the sending of Juniors to Ireland and opposition of the Consultors to sending them to Ireland. Outlines various reasons why the Consultors are opposed to this (2 May 1917, 1p). Includes a letter referring to a meeting with the Consultors at which the question of a Juniorate in Australia was fully discussed (30 October 1917, 1p).

Ryan, John, 1849-1922, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Joseph Brennan SJ, St Ignatius, Richmond, Melbourne to Irish Fr Provincial

A file of letters from Fr Joseph Brennan SJ, St Ignatius, Richmond, Melbourne to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ. Includes a letter advising that the terms offered by Dr Mannix (Archbishop of Melbourne) for Newman College should be accepted (15 October 1917, 1p). Includes letters referring to the opening of Studley Hall, a preparatory school for Xavier College (22 April 1920 - 28 June 1920, 3pp).

Brennan, Joseph A, 1867-1945, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Joseph Darlington SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial concerning matters in the community, the Jesuit Juniors and 'The Irish Monthly'

A file of letters from Fr Joseph Darlington SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning matters in the community and the spiritual direction/instruction of the Juniors and 'The Irish Monthly'. Includes a letter expressing his pleasure on taking over the editorship of 'The Irish Monthly'. Remarks that he has been missing something since he resigned as a professor in University College and feels this will fill the gap. (20 January 1920, 4pp) Includes a rough financial statement of 'The Irish Monthly' and a letter expressing his concern over the finances of the publication. (2 April 1920, 2pp & 17 August 1920, 2pp).

Darlington, Joseph, 1850-1939, Jesuit priest

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