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Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ. Includes

  • typescript on his life, by Fr James Stephenson SJ (n.d., 13pp);
  • correspondence collected by Fr Stephenson in the course of research for the article (19 February - 26 October 1953, 4 items) - letter from Mary, Hartfiled, Santo Amaro, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal, Margaret Woulfe, Kerry and Joseph Ranson, Salamanca;
  • notes and letter compiled by Fr John MacErlean SJ on Fr Woulfe (1929, 4pp);
  • reprint 'The Last Years of a Confessor of the Faith, Father David Wolf' from 'Archivium Historicum Societatis Jesu', vol. XV, 1946 (15pp);
  • journal of notes made by Richard Woulfe, Dromlought, Lisselton, County Kerry, intended to comprise a ‘short and incomplete family history’;
  • biographical notes on Fr Woulfe, copies of correspondence, letters contributed to various newspapers by Maurice Woulfe (5 Bolton Street, Clonmel) on Woulfe family history (1904 – 1928) and copies of letters of Dr T. Woulfe of Bruff, County Kerry (1923-1924) (25 November 1935, c76pp);
  • draft typescript entitled ‘Unpublished Letter of Father David Wolf’ by Fr Manuel da Costa SJ (Portuguese Jesuit and historian). Foreword in English (3pp); letter (October 1568) in Latin to the Bishop of Killala, Redmond O'Gallaghair, written when Fr Woulfe was in jail in Dublin Castle, describing the events of 1566 – ‘68 (n.d., 24pp);
  • article on David Wolfe SJ and
  • article by Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ, 'The Career and Problem of David Wolfe, 1528-1579? Jesuit, and Papal Commissary to Ireland', NMAJ, vol. 47, 2007, pp21-37.

Draft typescript of an unpublished book by Fr Leonard Sheil SJ concerning his travels in Spain

Draft typescript of an unpublished book by Fr Leonard Sheil SJ concerning his travels in Spain, with an emphasis on Catholics murdered in the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939). States in the preface ‘This is an account of motorcycling 12000 miles through Spain, with special reference to spots where priests and nuns suffered for their faith in 1936 and 1937.’ Includes holograph preface and footnotes (4pp); ‘Index of Tales with Sources for Persons mentioned in order of their mentioning’ (3pp); map of Spain and Portugal with Fr Sheil’s routes marked in pen (10cm x 9cm) and draft typescript (first three pages are missing) (originally 192pp).

Extracts relating to [Irish] novices, from ‘Liber Ingressum et Votorum’ of the Provinces of Castille and Toledo, arranged chronologically 1592-1765

Extracts relating to [Irish] novices, from ‘Liber Ingressum et Votorum’ of the Provinces of Castille and Toledo. Arranged chronologically from 1592 to 1765. Reference to Irish Jesuits in Spain at the time of the Suppression, 1773. Transcribed by Fr John MacErlean SJ from various sources.

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

Irish College, Santiago de Compostela

The Irish Jesuit College at Santiago de Compostela was established in 1605. Fr Thomas White SJ (1558-1622) founded Salamanca and went on to become Vice-Rector (for diplomatic reasons the title of Rector was held by a Spanish Jesuit) successively at Santiago (1612) and Seville (1619).

Irish College, Seville

The Irish Jesuit College at Seville was established in 1608/12. For diplomatic reasons the title of Rector was held by a Spanish Jesuit. successively at Santiago (1612) and Seville (1619).

Irish Jesuit Colleges in Europe

  • IE IJA ICOL
  • Fonds
  • 1590-2009

The Irish Colleges were established chronologically as follows: Lisbon 1590, Salamanca 1592, Santiago de Compostela 1605, Seville 1608 or 1612, Rome 1628 and Poitiers 1674. Irish Jesuits were involved in the establishment or running of the colleges at Lisbon, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela and Seville. The colleges were established with the aim of educating and training students for the priesthood and acted as service and social centres for Irish religious communities all over Europe. Fr Thomas White SJ (1558-1622) founded Salamanca. For diplomatic reasons the title of Rector was held by a Spanish Jesuit successively at Santiago (1612) and Seville (1619). Fr John Howling SJ (1543-1599) founded Lisbon.

The material comprises of notes on the Irish Colleges at Lisbon, Poitiers, Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville and Rome by Frs Edmund Hogan (1831-1917), John MacErlean (1870-1950) and Fergal McGrath (1895-1988). Includes lists of rectors and students of the Colleges.

Two bound volumes relating to the Irish College, Lisbon concern the foundation of the college, accounts, custom book and statutes. Analysis of the documents relating to the Irish College, Lisbon by Fr Francis Finegan SJ (1909-2011).

Irish Mission of the Society of Jesus, 1542-1773

Letter from Máire Ní Bhriain to Fr Edward Cahill SJ concerning the resignation of her post in Madrid after the signing of the Treaty

Letter from Máire Ní Bhriain (Máire O'Brien), 43 Mespil Road, Dublin to Fr Edward Cahill SJ concerning the resignation of her post in Madrid after the signing of the Treaty and '...on receiving Gavan Duffy's "Free State" instructions - the carrying out of which would have been entirely against my principles.' Remarks that she was then offered a job on '...Fine Ghaedheal by my former "boss"...Bob Brennan and we are working together very harmoniously linking up the Irish race. Our Free State friends are...trying to smash us as they would smash the Republic and every Irish institution but we are going come out on top in spite of them.

O'Brien, Máire, 1882-1958, republican activist, civil servant and translator

Letters and report to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Leonard Sheil SJ concerning missions in Spain

  • IE IJA J/16/10
  • File
  • 7 September [1961] - 30 November 1965
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters and report to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Leonard Sheil SJ concerning missions in Spain, comparisons with missions in Britain and Ireland and the possibility of Fr Sheil’s working in South America. Includes:
– letter from Fr Sheil to the Irish Fr Provincial seeking permission to go to Spain to study Spanish missions in order to adapt certain practices for use in Britain (7 September. 1961, 4pp);
– copy of a ‘Report on Missions in Spain’ following a visit by Frs Shiggins and Sheil who attended five missions around the country (n.d., 4pp);
– letter from Fr Sheil to the Irish Fr Provincial in which he discusses certain Spanish customs which could be used on Missions in Britain. Remarks that he will send the Provincial a report ‘on the meetings I now hold with Protestant clergymen after missions in Ireland’ and that he has sent in ‘full reports on our missions in Britain’ ‘almost every year for ten years’. Also mentions a new member of the mission staff, Fr Kevin Laheen SJ – ‘You will be glad to know that Fr Laheen on this his first mission did very well. He preaches well and his musical voice was a help to O'Beirne and I. I need not tell you that O'Beirne preaches very well, and is a wonderful companion on a mission. He sleeps badly’ (Fr Gerry O'Beirne) (23 March 1963, 3pp) and
– letters seeking permission to go to Spain (and Italy) as a supply priest (25 May 19?? – 30 November 1965, 4 items).

List of admissions to the Society from 1556 onwards

List of admissions by Fr John MacErlean SJ, to the Society from 1556 onwards, with some biographical information (mainly dates of entry, profession of fourth vows, death etc.) (45pp). Includes:
– list of the Rectors of the Irish College, Salamanca, from its foundation in 1592 to 1871 (1p);
– lists of Jesuits of the Old Society and their date and place of death/departure (c15pp) and
– extracts from catalogues of various Provinces (c20pp).

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

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