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Stamps commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic

An Post produced four stamps commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. One of the 55c stamps, shows Fr Frank Browne SJ, who travelled aboard the Titanic from Southampton to Cork, with the Titanic at anchor off Cobh. Kept by Fr Eddie O'Donnell SJ.

An Post, 1984-

Statement by Fr Matthew Gahan SJ on his decision to go to the Isle of Man

Statement and a copy of a statement by Fr Matthew Gahan SJ describing the events surrounding his decision to go to the Isle of Man to administer to the Catholic population on the island and his work on the island. Lists names of people who supported him financially and the amounts paid.

Gahan, Matthew, 1782-1837, Jesuit priest

Stole belonging to Fr Willie Doyle SJ

  • IE IJA J/2/49
  • File
  • February 1916-5 March 1917
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Stole belonging to Fr Willie Doyle SJ who had it with him at the front from February 1916-March 1917 (his last home leave) with the inscription ‘Forgot not the kindness of thy surety for he hath given his life for thee’ written by Fr Doyle SJ (05 March 1917). With box.

Doyle, Willie, 1873-1917, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Subsmission to the Catholic Defence Society

Circular letter from the honorary secretary of the Council of the Catholic Defence Society for comment. Handwritten notes by Fr Finlay on 'Scheme for the Constitution and Government of the Catholic Union of Ireland [1905] (11pp).

Finlay, Peter, 1851-1929, Jesuit priest and theologian

Telegrams and letters to the Provincial from various sources following the death of Fr John Hayes SJ

Telegrams and letters to the Provincial from various sources following the death of Fr John Hayes SJ from typhus on 21 January 1945. Includes: telegram from the Rector of Crescent College Limerick to the Provincial (John McMahon SJ) informing him that the War Office had ‘wired Mrs. Hayes that Father John died of typhus Jan 21st’ (26 January 1945, 1p.);
– note of acknowledgement to the Provincial from Frank G. Hayes (Fr Hayes’ brother) (27 January 1945, 1p.);
– copy of letter sent to the Rector of Belvedere College (James Gubbins SJ) from Old Belvederian (1923-1931) and comrade of Fr Hayes, Captain W.A. Ward following the death of Fr Hayes (27 January 1945, 1p.);
– copy of letter sent by Joseph Gardner, S.C.F. (R.C.) (Senior Catholic Chaplain, Allied Land Forces, South East Asia) to Mgr. John Coghlan (Principal R.C. Chaplain, War Office, London) giving further details of Fr Hayes’ death (28 January 1945, 1p.);
– letter from Mgr. Coghlan to the Irish Fr Provincial John R MacMahon SJ (29 January 1945; 2pp);
– letters from Rev. A. Clancy (Senior Catholic Chaplain, H.Q. 36th Division, South East Asia) and from Rev. J. Gardner, S.C.F. (R.C.) to Irish Fr Provincial John R McMahon SJ (29 January 1945, 2 items, 1p. each);
– copy of letter sent to Mrs. Hayes by her son’s Commanding Officer, Major-General Francis Festing, following his death (23 January 1945, 2pp);
– letter from Agnes Hayes to Irish Fr Provincial (13 February 1945, 1p.);
– letter to Irish Fr Provincial John R McMahon SJ from George Hickson, the chaplain who was with Fr Hayes before he died (15 February 1945, 3pp);
– copy of letter from Rev. J. Gardner to Fr D. Donnelly SJ (St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra, Bombay) listing the articles of ecclesiastical equipment of the late Fr Hayes, which Fr Gardner is sending to Fr Donnelly (17 March 1945, 1p.);
– copy of an Appreciation of Fr Hayes written by Rev. Terence M. Hogan, C.F. (R.C.)(Fr Hayes’ Senior Chaplain for six months) (19 March 1945, 1p.) and
– label tags ‘O.H.M.S. Deceased Officer’s Kit’ for Fr Hayes’ property (n.d., 3 items).

Coghlan, John, 1888-1963, Roman Catholic Monsignor and chaplain

Text of a poem by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ to Mr Michael Sweetman SJ

Text of a poem by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ to Mr Michael Sweetman SJ, Beadle of Milltown Park, written on returning a cricket bat sent to him by Mr Sweetman, for Fr Gwynn’s fiftieth birthday. Recorded and donated by Fr Kevin Laheen SJ (January 1998).

Gwynn, Aubrey, 1892-1983, Jesuit priest and academic

'The Acharnians of Aristophanes'

'The Acharnians of Aristophanes' translated into English Verse by Robert Yelverton Tyrrell (Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co., Dublin University Press Series). With author’s dedication inside front cover ‘Gerard Hopkins from R Y Tyrell.’ With stamp of St. Ignatius’ College S.J. Dublin.

Tyrrell, Robert Yelverton, 1844-1914, Irish classical scholar

The Belvedere community at Carrauntoohil, Kerry

The Belvedere community at Carrauntoohil, Kerry.

  1. Atop Carrauntoohil.
  2. Resting on Carrauntoohil.
  3. On hillside, Killarney, with lakes in background.
  4. On horse at the Gap of Dunloe
  5. Same as No.1

'The Chikuni Mission. How it Came to be Started in 1905'

Three typed copies of a manuscript by Fr.Joseph Moreau SJ entitled 'The Chikuni Mission. How it Came to be Started in 1905' (31pp & 3pp notes. The fourth copy, has on the title page '(not to be published whole or in parts without Fr Moreau's consent.) + approbation!.' (36pp). This copy has handwritten translations of words on reverse page.

Moreau, Joseph, 1864-1949, Jesuit priest and missioner

'The Church and Anti-Clericalism'

Pamphlet entitled 'The Church and Anti-Clericalism' by Fr Peter Finlay SJ. Irish Messenger Social Action Series No. 16, Dublin. Two editions: 1st edition (n.d., 16pp) and 2nd edition (1919, 16pp).

Finlay, Peter, 1851-1929, Jesuit priest and theologian

'The Church and her marriage laws'

Pamphlet ''The Church and her marriage laws'' by Fr Peter Finlay SJ. Irish Messenger Series, Dublin.

Finlay, Peter, 1851-1929, Jesuit priest and theologian

'The Church and secular education'

Pamphlet 'The Church and secular education' by Fr Peter Finlay SJ. Irish Messenger Series, Dublin.

Finlay, Peter, 1851-1929, Jesuit priest and theologian

The Connacht Tribune and The Connacht Sentinel

Newspaper clippings from the Connacht Tribune and the Connacht Sentinel relating to the Jesuits in Galway; the past pupil union and centenary ceremonies of St Ignatius Church and College in Galway; the building of an extension to Coláiste Iognáid.

The Connacht Sentinel, newspaper

'The Day Before Yesterday - Father Browne’s Dublin

Invitation and booklet on an exhibition entitled, 'The Day Before Yesterday - Father Browne’s Dublin, 1922-1949', curated by Peter Walsh, at the Guinness Hop Store, Dublin. Includes catalogue to 174 photographs exhibited. 'The Day Before Yesterday' became a six-part series which traced the origins of the Irish state through the photographs of Fr Browne. It was made by Promedia for RTÉ Television. The first episode was broadcast on 6 April 1994.

Guinness, 1759-

The Elements of Euclid Explain’d

‘The Elements of Euclid Explain’d, in a new, but most easie method.’3rd Edition by Fr Claude Millet de Chales SJ, published in Oxford, 1700. Printed by L.L. for M. Gillyflower at the Spread-Eagle in Westminister–Hall and W. Freeman at the Bible over against the Middle-Temple-Gate, in Fleet-Street, 1700.

With inscriptions, ‘1703 Dec 23 Mr Phil[bishop] E[x] lib Jno (John) Ellis’, stamp of ‘N Riordan’ and ‘Edwin Barton from his father’
Presented to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ by Frances Riordan, 23 St Clements Rd, Harrogate, England (March 1953).

Dechales, Claude François Milliet, 1621-1678, Jesuit priest and mathematician

'The History of Tacitus According to the Text of Drelli. Books III, IV, V.'

'The History of Tacitus According to the Text of Drelli. Books III, IV, V.' by W.H. Simcox M.A. (ed.) (London: Rivingtons). With typed note by Fr Anthony Bischoff SJ (7 June 1947): ‘Marginal notes in Hopkins’s hand on pp. [1], 6 – 7, 19, 41, 49, 59, 88, 94, 96, 118, 125, 133, 135, 140, 161, [220]. These are significant mainly as examples of his textual conjectures.’ With a University College, St. Stephen’s Green stamp on first page.

The Ignatian

A school journal edited by the students of St Ignatius College SJ, Galway. Two copies for for Xmas 1903. Vol. 1, No. 1; Four copies for Easter, 1904. Vol. 1, No. ii. Contains news from the College, including sporting achievements, theatrical productions, academic prizes, debates, outings etc. Also includes a tongue in cheek ‘Letters to the Editor’, from students at St Ignatius College. Includes photographs of theatrical groups and sporting activities.

Coláiste Iognáid SJ, 1862-

'The Ignatian'

Photocopy of pages of the 'The Ignatian' 1929 - 30; 1979-80'; which contains an article by Fr Liam Greene SJ on the history of Coláiste Iognáid and sketches and photographs of the 'Jes' and the students of the school, circa 1910 - 1918.

Greene, Liam, 1942-2008, Jesuit priest

The Jesuit Mission to Ireland 1596-1626

M.A. thesis by James J Corboy SJ, entitled 'The Jesuit Mission to Ireland 1596-1626' at the faculty of Modern History, UCD (2 copies, 248pp each) (1941) with separate bibliography and index (34pp). Also includes letter from Dr R Dudley Edwards, UCD and Fr Jerome Mahony SJ concerning ‘Lord Justice Loftus’ and ‘Carew’ (5pp) (21 June 1954), and letter from Fr Jerome Mahony SJ to Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ that he has completed Menelogy up to 1800 (13 February 1956).

Corboy, James, 1916-2004, Jesuit priest and Roman Catholic Bishop of Monze

'The Social Teachings of James Connolly' by Fr Lambert McKenna SJ

A file relating to 'The Social Teachings of James Connolly' by Fr Lambert McKenna SJ. Includes an edited with commentary and introduction by Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ. Includes an article by Fr McKenna entitled 'The Social Teachings of James Connolly' published by the 'Catholic Truth Society of Ireland' ([ ] 1920, 25pp). Includes an article by Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ entitled 'The Paradox of James Connolly, Irish Marxist Socialist (1868 - 1916) and the 'Papal Encyclicals (1891 - 1991)' published in Milltown Studies, 28 (1991, pp. 24 - 40).

McKenna, Lambert, 1870-1956, Jesuit priest, Irish language scholar and Catholic social thinker

The use of intoxicating liquors

Note entitled ‘Customs of the Irish Province regarding the use of Intoxicating liquors to be brought to the notice of all at the beginning of each scholastic year’ which outlines the rules regarding consumption of alcohol at Coláiste Iognáid, Galway.

Title for the property at 'Ellangowan'

Copy of abstract of title of property known as ‘Ellangowan’ situated in the old village of Stepney within the municipality of St Peter’s, Adelaide. A notice concerning the laying of the foundation stone of the school. Refers to the transfer of the estate to Manresa Society Incorporated of Norwood. Document sent by E. M. Heuzenroder to Fr John Ryan SJ, St Ignatius, Richmond, Australia. Includes leaflet promoting the laying of the foundation stone of the school church of the Holy Name, Ellangown, St. Peter’s.

Irish Jesuit Mission to Australia, 1865-1931

Transcript of an account of the voyage from Coruna to Ireland

Transcript (perhaps by Fr Edmund Hogan SJ) of an account of the voyage of General Pettre de Cubuani from Coruna to Ireland with supplied of arms and men for the Spanish Army who has set sail for Ireland on an earlier occasion (from the Archives of the Irish College, Salamanca).

Hogan, Edmund, 1831-1917, Jesuit priest

Transcripts by Fr John MacErlean SJ concerning the Irish College in Seville

A file of transcripts by Fr John MacErlean SJ concerning the Irish College in Seville [ ] 1612 - 10 July 1649. Most of the transcripts were made from originals in the Archives of the Irish College Salamanca (now in Maynooth University). Includes transcripts relating to the origins of the Irish College in Seville.

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Transcripts from various documents relating to the West Indies

Typescript transcripts from various documents (majority secondary sources) relating to the West Indies. Includes extracts with handwritten marginals by Fr Aubrey Gwynn, SJ from: ‘State Papers, Colonial’ on Sir Charles Wheeler, 1670 - 1673 (9pp); on Sir William Stapleton (2pp); ‘Blake Family Records’ (5pp);
– from ‘Council Book of the Corporation of Kinsale’ (1652 – 1800) (3pp);
– ‘Voyage et Travaux des Missionaires de la Compagnia de Jesus, publies par des Peres de la meme Compagnie pour servir de complement aux Lettres Edifiantes’ (11pp);
– documents from a series beginning with ‘C.O.1/XIX – XXXVII’ ‘Narrative of Colonel Theodore Cary (Nov. 17, 1665’ (35pp);
– documents from the ‘State Papers, Adventurers’ beginning with ‘Adventurers in Ireland and Barbados’ ‘Nicholas Blake’ (15pp);
– from the ‘State Papers, Colonial’ (20pp); and transcripts on English, Scottish and Irish Prisoners in Barbados (5pp, 13pp, 29pp).

Transcripts in Italian made by Fr John MacErlean SJ concerning the Suppression of the Society of Jesus

Transcripts in Italian made by Fr John MacErlean SJ from various sources, concerning the Suppression and preservation of the Society of Jesus. Includes:
– extract of a published document dating from 1773 ‘Frederic II to his agent in Rome, giving reasons why he wishes to preserve the Jesuits in his states’ and
– ‘Lettera del Cardinale Cristoforo Migazzi Arcivescovo di Vienna alla Santità di N.S. Papa Clemente XIV’ (3pp).

MacErlean, John C, 1870-1950, Jesuit priest, historian and archivist

Turas Na Sóisear, bicycle outings, Galway

Handwritten bound account entitled ‘Turas Na Sóisear’ which details bicycle outings 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.

Typed manuscript by Fr Edward Bourke SJ entitled ‘Steering neutral in troubled waters Hong Kong 1941-1945’

Typed manuscript by Fr Edward Bourke SJ entitled ‘Steering neutral in troubled waters Hong Kong 1941-1945’. Includes letter from Fr Bourke to Fergus, possibly, Fr Fergus Cronin SJ, in which he explain the idea behind the manuscript, ‘to have something ready if a sequel to Jesuits Under Fire was to be published (book by Fr Thomas Ryan SJ on the Jesuits in Honk Kong during the Second World War).

Typescript and handwritten copies of entries relating to Fr Hopkins in University College account books

Typescript and handwritten copies of entries relating to Fr Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ in University College account books made by Fr Peter Troddyn SJ:
– ‘Day Book I 1884 – 5, Aug. 28th ’84 to April 25 ’85’ (Summer 1968, 2 items, 1p. each);
– ‘Account Book 1885 – 91’ (1p.) and
– ‘Large Account Book 1883 – 91’ (1p.).
(See University College collection for original account books)

Typescript by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ of two chapters – ‘Saint Anselm and the Irish Church’

Typescript by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ of two chapters – ‘Saint Anselm and the Irish Church’ (8pp) (part of his proposed book The Reform of the Medieval Irish Church, a plan of which he sent to publishers Browne and Nolan in 1949) and ‘Anselm and the Irish Church’ (22pp) (In 1942 an article by the same name by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ was published in the Irish Ecclesiastical Record, (lix, pp.1 – 14).

Typescript by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the ‘Council of Three Anglo-Irish Bishops (a.1324)’

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on:
– the ‘Council of Three Anglo-Irish Bishops (a.1324)’ being extracts from various texts (In Latin) (3pp);
– ‘Decree of Three Anglo-Irish Bishops (a.1324-5)’ being extracts from Rawlinson MS B. 484. fol.17 (a ‘miscellany of texts of Irish interest formerly in the library of Sir. James Ware, now among the Rawlinson MSS. in the Bodleian Libraries’) (2pp).

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on Irish Dioceses after the Synod of Kells

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ with the following headings:

  • ‘The Irish Dioceses after the Synod of Kells: The Province of Armagh’ (pp.1 – 47) (47pp, 1p. editing notes & 8pp footnotes);
  • ‘The Province of Tuam’ (pp.48 – 61) (14pp & 1p. editing notes);
  • ‘The Province of Cashel’ (pp.62 – 138) (77pp & 6pp footnotes) and
  • ‘The Province of Dublin’ (pp.139 – 195) (57pp & 8pp footnotes).

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the Cistercians and the Annals

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the Cistercians and the Annals:

  • ‘Cistercian Entries in Annals of Boyle’ (1p);
  • ‘Cistercian Entries in Annals of Loch Cé’ (1p);
  • ‘Breakdown of discipline in Irish Cistercian abbeys c.1215 – 30’ (2pp);
  • ‘The Career of Stephen of Lexinton’ (1p);
  • ‘Cistercian abbeys in Ireland’ lists of dates of foundations (1p);
  • ‘The Irish Cistercian abbeys after Visitation of 1228’ (1p);
  • ‘The Abbey of Boyle before and after the Visitation of 1228’ (1p);
  • ‘Visitation by Abbot Stephen of Lexinton, abbot of Stanley’ (1p).

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on various Annals

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on various Annals:
– ‘Annals of Loch Cé (Annals of Kilronan)’ (1p.);
– ‘Annals of Connacht’ (1p.);
– ‘Annals of Boyle (Annals of Loch Cé after c.1228’;
– ‘The Annals of Connacht and the abbey of Cong’, Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, Vo. XXVII, 1-9 (1956).

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on various synods

Typescript notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on various synods (mostly extracted from the Annals): Synod of Cashel a.1101 and 1106 (3pp);

Raith Breasail a.1110 (7pp) (In Irish);
Fiadh mic Aonghusa a.1111 (2pp) (In Irish);
Uisneach a.1111 (2pp) (In Irish);
Clonfert a.1170 (1p.);
Armagh a.1170 (1p.) (English and Latin);
Tuam a.1172 (1p.) (Irish and English);
Cashel a.1172 (2pp) (Latin);
Waterford (1p.) (Latin);
Dublin a.1177 (1p.) (Latin);
Tuam a.1210 (1p.);
Dublin a.1217 (1p.) (Latin);
Inish Padraig a.1148 (1p.) (Latin);
Kells a.1152 (5pp) (Latin and Irish);
Mellifont a.1157 (2pp) (Latin and Irish);
Synod of Bri mic Thiadhg a.1158 (1p.) (Irish) and
Synod of Clane a.1162 (1p.) (Irish).

Typescript notes with references to various Calendars

Typescript notes with references to various Calendars (e.g. Calendar of Patent Letters, Calendar of Documents: Ireland) on:

  • the Archdiocese of Tuam (1150 - 1260) (7pp);
  • the diocese of Elphin (1174 - 1306) (11pp);
  • the diocese of Clonfert (1171 - 1306) (12pp);
  • the diocese of Killala (1151 - 1309) (6pp) and
  • Achonry (1220 – 1312) (5pp).
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