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Account book for Dublin Food Supply Society Ltd

Account book for Dublin Food Supply Society (DFSS), a society with which Fr Thomas Finlay SJ was associated and whose object was the supply of cheap food to the poor of Dublin in difficulties due to either the Great War or the ‘local Irish situation’.

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

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.

Account book for the Jesuit community at St Ignatius College, Galway

  • IE IJA SC/GALW/8/13
  • File
  • September 1911-August 1913; September 1923-August 1926; 6 August 1927-October 1932; November 1932-August 1935
  • Part of Jesuit colleges in Ireland

Account book for the Jesuit community at St Ignatius College, Galway which details receipts and expenses, including reference to: Travel expenses, alms, draper, stationary, butcher, food, servant wages, books, organist, oil, dentist, watchmaker.

Account book of Irish Jesuit property

Account book of Irish Jesuit property. Includes a description of the finances of the Irish Mission account, written by Fr John Fullam SJ. Remarks 'In 1760 this mission had in Paris a capital of £1000 ster. including the deposits of individuals and what belonged to different residences. By the persecution which ensued the whole was nearly despaired of when by Fr Crookshank's activity and cleverness about half that sum was recovered and transmitted to Ireland where Mr Ward placed it as occasions presented.'

Fullam, John, 1719-1793, Jesuit priest

Account book relating to the expenditure on the extension to the presbytery at St Francis Xavier's

Account book relating to the expenditure on the extension to the presbytery at St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin. With note from Willam Patrick Ryan, 1, Albemarle Street, London explaining that he found it in his father's effects (the late John Ryan, architect) (3 May 1919).

Account by Fr Vincenzo Decorradi SJ, master of novices in a Jesuit novitiate in Malta

‘Relazione di una guarigione prodigiosa…’ Account by Fr Vincenzo Decorradi SJ, master of novices in a Jesuit novitiate in Malta. Relates the story of a young novice who went blind and was cured after praying to the Blessed Virgin. (In Italian). A handwritten note in English by ‘J.F.M.’ (possible Fr James Murphy SJ, Irish Provincial) states that the novice was later dismissed from the Society after becoming ‘a regular “ecstatic”’. (In Italian).

Decorradi, Vincenzo, 1828-1908, Jesuit priest

Account for the Melbourne Mission

Account for the Melbourne Mission, total receipts and expenses in Australia, '3 students and one teacher were fed daily'.

Irish Jesuit Mission to Australia, 1865-1931

Account ledger of receipts and expenses for St Ignatius, Galway

Account ledger of receipts and expenses for St Ignatius, Galway. Receipts include church collections, intentions, pensions (record of the payment of school fees entered as paid, in instalments). Expenses include travel, food (butter, bread, vegetables, meat, fish, and fowl) stamps, milk, oil, candles, wages, printing and clothing repairs. Also includes handwritten inserts of expenses such as Gas (January 1892).

Account ledger of St Ignatius College, Galway

  • IE IJA SC/GALW/8/3
  • Item
  • (1 September 1911- ); 1 September 1919 - 1 August 1926; August 1927 - July 1933
  • Part of Jesuit colleges in Ireland

Handwritten account ledger of St Ignatius College, Galway. First entry is a balance sheet which includes: liabilities such as sundry creditors; loan; and assets such as sundry debtors, premises, church, furniture, schoolbooks, investments, and cash in bank. Entries are divided by month, ‘Fruit, Veg…Weekly Bills, Organ Blower, Choir Music, Mrs. Tierney, Books & Papers’(January 1921). Includes reference to school grants (1921 - 1925); electric light (1921 - 1927) dividends from investments (1922 - 1925); rates insurance and rent payable (1922 - 1925); visitors and their length of stay and payment (1921 - 1926), weekly bills (1919 - 1921); Personal (1921 - 1922) at rear of volume.

Account of the funeral of the Countess of Portarlington

Account of the funeral of the Countess of Portarlington, taken from the 'Leinster Express'. Lady Portarlington was buried at Emo Park, Queen’s County (Laois). Includes references to Frs Robert Carbery and William Delaney.

The Countess was buried in the graveyard beside the church, and a memorial to her was also erected in Coolbanagher church by her sister the Duchess of Marlborough.

Account of Turas Na Sóisear, bicycle outings, Galway

Handwritten bound account entitled ‘Turas Na Sóisear’ which details Irish speaking cycling club for pupils at Coláiste Iognáid, Galway in the Galway area. Includes name of route, distance covered, account of route, names of party and hand drawn map. Inserts of pasted newspaper clippings. In Irish.

'Actus Generalis ex Universa Theologia'

Actus Generalis ex Universa Theologia, die 30 Junii 1893, (defendet P. Josephus Jouanen). Defence by Josephus Jouanen of his theological studies. at the Aula Maxima, University College. Includes letters to Fr Peter Finlay SJ concerning his organisation of the ‘Grand Act’ (a theological debate) which took place in the Aula Maxima of University College, Stephen’s Green on 30 June 1893 (4 May-16 July 1893, 9 items) and newspaper extracts concerning ‘The Grand Act’ (29 June-1 July 1893, 3 items).

Jouanen, Joseph, 1860-1952, Jesuit priest

Administration of the Irish Jesuits

  • Fonds
  • 1670-2022

Special Secretariat established in 1972 and Task Forces/Commissions on:
BOSS - Superiors
CHOW - Advisory group on change of work for Individuals
DESK - Education

HOP - Spiritual Exercises
GLOR - Irish Language
WOMB - Vocations
PERT - Province Experimentation Re-evaluation and Termination
ACORN - Short-term formation
ROOTS - Long-term formation

The infirm (CARE);
Living among the poor (FRANCIS);
Northern Ireland (JINI);
Junior's residence (JUN);
On-going theology (POET);
New ministries for older men (PROSPECTORS).

Irish Vice-Province of the Society of Jesus, 1830-

Admission ticket for a papal audience for Fr John Conmee SJ

Admission ticket for a papal audience. Issued by the ‘Anticamera Pontifica al Vaticano’; states that Fr John Conmee is to be admitted to an audience with the Pope on Friday 1 May 1903. Includes regulations for those attending papal audiences in relation to dress and behaviour.

Admission ticket to a lecture by Fr John Gwynn SJ entitled 'Glimpses of the Irish Brigade from Limerick to Fontenoy'

Admission ticket to a lecture held in coordination with St Ignatius College by Fr John Gwynn SJ, entitled 'Glimpses of the Irish Brigade from Limerick to Fontenoy', at the Town Hall, Galway. Proceeds of the lecture to be given to the Committee for the Relief of Distress in Galway.

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

'Aeschylus – Choephoroi'

'Aeschylus – Choephoroi' by Arthur Sidgwick, M.A. (Oxford: Clarendon Press). With note by Fr Anthony Bischoff SJ (7 June 1947) ‘Copiously annotated in red ink in G.M. Hopkins’s hand on pp. 4 – 6, 14 – 21, 23, 25, 26 – 29, 31 – 34, 38 – 40. Other annotations are in another hand. This book is valuable as an example of Hopkins’s textual criticism.’

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.


Nolan, Thomas V, 1867-1941, Jesuit priest

Album compiled by Fr Henry Gill SJ containing newspaper clippings, photographs and letters

Album compiled by Fr Henry Gill SJ containing newspaper clippings, photographs and letters. Includes:
– newspaper clipping referring to a meeting of the Royal Dublin Society before which a paper by Fr Gill entitled ‘The Theory of the Stratified Discharge in Geissler Tubes’ was communicated by the Registrar Mr. Moss (n.d., 1p.);
– letter from Prof Charles J. Joly, D.Sc., F.R.S., Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin (Honorary Secretary of the R.D.S.) stating ‘Your beautiful illustration of precession and nutation is quite new to me and I think you should certainly send it to 'Nature'. I am keeping the figures as you kindly say I may’ (24 March 1903, 1p.);
– black and white photograph of the hunt at Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare ([1903?], 1p.) and note to Fr Gill from the “Proprietors of ‘The Badminton Magazine’ enclosing a cheque for £1.1s as a prize in their photograph competition (27 April 1903, 1p.);
– clipping from a magazine/newspaper concerning the marriage of his sister, Miss Mary Catherine Gill, only daughter of Mr Henry J. Gill, M.A., J.P., of Roebuck House, Clonskeagh, Dublin with Mr. William Harrington, of Cherryfield, Templeogue on 16 June 19?? . Also includes two photographs of the room with the table laid out for the wedding breakfast (16 June 19??, 4 items);
– newspaper report on a lecture given by Fr Gill before the Royal Dublin Society on ‘a possible connection between the recent disturbances at Vesuvius and San Francisco’ ([June 1906], 1p.);
– clipping from the 'Freeman’s Journal' referring to Fr Gill’s theory ‘according to which earthquakes and such like disturbances at one place may, under certain conditions, give rise to corresponding shocks in other places’ (24 August 1906, 1p.);
– clipping on the opening of a new wing of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge by Lord Rayleigh. Includes reference to Mr H. V. Gill’s experiments with spinning tops to illustrate earthquake reactions (19 June 1908, 2pp);
– extract from 'The Tablet' containing the following reference to Fr Gill in its University Notes, ‘…we must congratulate the Rev. H. V. Gill, of St Edmund House, upon his Research Degree won by a Thesis on ‘A New Glow in Vacuum Tubes.’ Father Gill has exhibited his apparatus before the Royal Society, and was also invited to exhibit it by the Royal Institution.’ (see also J17/29) (26 June 1909, 2pp);
– notice advertising Fr Gill’s ‘Earthquake Top…with handle for spinning, and lead bullets’ for 7s.6d. (n.d., 1p.);
– clipping from the 'Freeman’s Journal' on a lecture on ‘Wireless Telegraphy’ given by Fr. Gill in Belvedere College on 6 May 1912 (7 May 1912, 4pp);
– extract from 'The Tablet' of an article entitled ‘The Cardinal at Cambridge A Representative University Gathering’ containing the following reference to Fr Gill, ‘Sir J.J. Thomson, F.R.S., who responded for science, said that this was not the first time that he had had the pleasure of meeting and working with members of that Society. One of them, Father Gill, worked in his laboratory and did extremely valuable and able work, and developed a great power of dealing with physical problems’ (18 May 1912, 3pp);
– photograph of a physics laboratory (possibly one of the labs at Clongowes Wood College) (n.d., 1 item)
– photographs relating to Fr Gill’s research work (n.d., 5 items).

Album to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College

Photographic album mainly related to the events organised in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College in Galway. Includes photographs of: Jesuit residences; the President of Ireland, Eamon de Valera with members of the Jesuit community; photocopies of photograph of the Hurling team and Irish Speakers in 1904 taken from ‘The Ignatian’; Fr Patrick O'Kelly SJ; pasted inserts of receipts from 1879 to 1895 for cleaning, stained glass windows of 2 lights and tracery and missal stand; group photograph of the St Ignatius Gaelic Football team of 1935-1936.

Connacht Tribune, newspaper

Album, with note on inside ‘Positive pack 1 (1897)'

Album, with note on inside ‘Positive pack 1 (2897) Suggest No.2: Menton, France & No.17: Arch of Titus, Rome. Photographs have been removed from the album. Pencil annotations on the album (not in Mr Frank Browne SJ hand) are in written here in italic.

  1. Sister Josephine, Ursuline, b. 1870
  2. Menton (on reverse) ‘Photo taken by Fr Earley. Stormy on the sands at Humewood P.E. Nov – 1902’. (Humewood is a coastal area, Port Elizabeth, South Africa).
  3. Cobh (on reverse) - ‘To dearest Joe With love From Sissie Oct. 31st 1902.
  4. Menton
  5. Rome
  6. Rome
  7. Rome
  8. Fontana de Trevi (Rome)
  9. (Menton, France)
  10. Venice
  11. San Marcs, Venice
  12. Doge’s Palace, Venice
  13. Via Appia
  14. Via Appia
  15. (Tour of Italy, Greece)
  16. (Tour of Italy, Greece)
  17. Arch of Titus, Rome
  18. Rome
  19. Rome
  20. (Tour of Italy, Greece)
  21. Pompeii?
  22. Pompeii?
  23. Naples
  24. Genoa
  25. Rome
  26. Rome?
  27. (altar)
  28. Venice
  29. Milan
  30. (Switzerland)
  31. (Switzerland?)
  32. (Switzerland?)
  33. (Switzerland?)
  34. (Switzerland?)
  35. (Switzerland?) 35
  36. Menton?
  37. Cork
  38. 1 38 Sheet 2 Cork
  39. 2 39 Timahoe
  40. 3 40 Switzerland
  41. 4 41 Switzerland?
  42. 5 42 Switzerland? Bellanzama?
  43. 7 43
  44. 8 44 Monte Carlo?

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

Altar notices at St Ignatius, Galway

Lined notebooks and journals with handwritten entries for notices to be read out at Sunday Mass at St Ignatius, Galway. Each entry is headed with the relevant Sunday’s Title, such as the ‘Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost’, the ‘First Sunday of Lent’ etc, or the name of the relevant Feast, ‘Palm Sunday’. Each volume contains announcements in relation to rosaries, benedictions, devotions, novenas, confessions, Mass times, arrangements for Feast Days. There are also announcements in relation to recent deaths in the parish, and requests for prayers for the repose of the souls of those recently deceased and of those whose anniversaries occur. Insert letter, incomplete, in 1912-1914 journal, from an Ursuline nun [Sullivan], and referencing Fr Robert giving a mission in Queenstown (21 August 1862).

2 July 1905 - 12 May 1907;
31 May 1908 - 13 February 1910;
4 August 1912 - 13 December 1914;
20 December 1914 - 16 July 1916;
23 July 1916 - 6 May 1917;
13 May 1917 - 9 February 1919;
16 February 1919 - 2 March 1922;
26 March 1922 - 15 August 1924;
7 September 1924 - 8 January 1928;

Alterations to the Sacristy, St Ignatius, Galway

Architectural drawings for St. Ignatius Church, Galway which detail alterations to the Sacristy etc. Includes drawings for front elevation, sectional, details of skylight and plan. Scale: 1/8 inch = 1 ft. Notes on the rear that ‘Sacristy and Sodality Room etc. about 1900. Obviously whilst general idea carried out, This plan was not carried out in detail'.

Analysis by Fr Francis Finegan SJ of documents relating to the Irish College in Lisbon

Analysis by [perhaps Fr Frank Finegan SJ, however named on p3] of documents transcribed or listed re the Irish College of St Patrick in Lisbon, [1590-1754]. Refers to Gonçalves da Costa, Manuel (ed.), ‘Fontes inéditas portuguesas para a história de Irlanda’ Braga, (1981). and Collectanea Hibernica (1989). Includes documents (transcripts) examined by Fr Frank Finegan SJ.

Finegan, Francis J, 1909-2011, Jesuit priest

Anonymous letter concerning Fr Eddie Kent's involvement in trade dispute

Anonymous letter concerning Fr Eddie Kent's involvement in trade dispute - signed as 'well wisher' to Fr [ ] concerning Fr Eddie Kent SJ and his involvement as an arbitrator in a trade union dispute. Remarks 'It is common talk that the present building trade strike would not have occurred if the publican's assistant has not already broken the national agreement...Father Kent instead of urging the union to keep the national agreement, as arbitrator gave the increase which started the whole breakaway from the agreement'.

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