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

Fr Michael McGrath SJ

Irish manuscripts
Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars
Material relating to the Life of St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Lecture notes and articles
Miscellaneous prose
Poetry

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘De Mhaodhóg Fearna’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘De Mhaodhóg Fearna (550-60 – 624-32)’ (11pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (2pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Material relating to Fr McGrath’s intended book on St Aloysius Gonzaga

Material on St. Aloysius Gonzaga. Includes:
– chronology of his life (n.d., 2pp);
– hand drawn map of northern Italy (no scale given) (n.d., 1p.);
– printer’s estimate for producing the book (4 October 1943, 1p.) and
– copies of a trial two pages (from chapter one) from the printers (Cahill & Co., Ltd.) (4 October 1943, 2 items).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Amhráin Eoin an Mhéirín’

‘Amhráin Eoin an Mhéirín’ Part 2, from amhrán XI onwards.’ Handwritten draft.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘An Lánamha Luaidhte’

Edited Irish manuscript entitled ‘An Lánamha Luaidhte’. Divided into thirty-eight chapters.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Dian-anaith Críost’

‘Dian-anaith Críost’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Na Subháilcí’

‘Na Subháilcí,’ three [lectures] (5pp, 8pp, 26pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘An Duilleog Ghlegeal’

Short story entitled ‘An Duilleog Ghlegeal’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Fragments of prose

Fragments of prose (in Irish).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Duanín na Nodlag’, ‘An tAistear go Beithil’ and ‘Sa Choill d[am]’

Three poems. ‘Duanín na Nodlag’, beg. Ó mo láimh-se beir gáirdeas, gach buidhe is buaidh, 3qq. (1914); ‘An tAistear go Beithil’, beg. Fada an bóthar, olc an tslighe, 24 lines of edited text (Christmas 1916) and ‘Sa Choill d[am]’, beg. Sian-sán gaoithe sciatháin dhiadha, translated from the German poem ‘Im Walde’ by T. Schlegel (12 lines).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

'A Rí do rinne Eamhain go fuar'

Two drafts of a poem by Fr McGrath, beg. 'A Rí do rinne Eamhain go fuar', (14 lines) entitled ‘Beithil’ and ‘Triallam Jas Bheithil’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Various Irish poetry

Various Irish poetry.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘New Testament’

‘New Testament’ in Irish by Fr McGrath SJ. With brown paper which indicates that ‘Book Proofs for final correction by Fr John Hyde SJ. This set of proofs contains many minor corrections as well as some important ones.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Éanna (Éanda) Naomhtha'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Éanna (Éanda) Naomhtha (?460 – 540?) (21 adh Márta)’ (8pp) and notes in another hand (1p.).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Finnian Fionn Cluana Ioraird'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Finnian Fionn Cluana Ioraird 470 ? – …’ (8pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (1p.).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Beatha Íde [480? – 569?]’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Beatha Íde [480? – 569?]’ (7pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (4pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Comhghall Naomhtha 517-602’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Comhghall Naomhtha 517 – 602’ (8pp) and notes in another hand commenting on the text (6pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Fursa Naomhtha (580?-652-3 (16adh Eanair)'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Fursa Naomhtha (580? – 652-3 (16adh Eanair) ‘ (8pp) and notes in another hand commenting on the ‘Fursa’ text and also on the text relating to St. Enda (Éanna) (5pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

Fr Aubrey Gywnn SJ

Catalogue online late 2020.

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

Photocopies of lists of writings of Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ

Photocopies of lists of writings of Fr Gwynn: ‘The Historical Writings of Reverend Professor Aubrey Gwynn SJ’ up to 1960, from Medieval Studies. Presented to Aubrey Gwynn SJ by J.A. Watt, J.B. Morrall and F.X. Martin, O.S.A. (eds.) (1961, 8pp.) and ‘Historical Writings of Aubrey Gwynn. Addendum’ listing publications up to 1978, from 'The Irish Church in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries' by Fr Gwynn (Gerard O'Brien (ed.) ) (1992, 2pp).

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

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Irish Provincial concerning his ‘future work’

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Irish Provincial John Fahy SJ, concerning Fr Gwynn’s ‘future work’. While Fr Gwynn is keen to go to the missions in China, Fr Fahy is anxious that he should stay in Ireland and work at U.C.D. and University Hall – ‘I write…that you may know how I sympathise with missionary work. A decision will not be made for some time about your future. Meanwhile I think that I should say frankly that, in my opinion, our CCs would for many reasons be opposed to your leaving Ireland – wishing to have you for U.C.D., Dr Coffey is, I understand making arrangements to have a chair in Ancient History founded for you.’

Fahy, John, 1874-1958, Jesuit priest

Letters from Peter Wait of Methuen & Co. Ltd., concerning their acceptance of a book on the history of the medieval Irish Church

  • IE IJA J/10/100
  • File
  • 12 January 1949 - 13 March 1962
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Peter Wait of Methuen & Co. Ltd., concerning their acceptance of his proposal to write a book on the history of the medieval Irish Church. Includes amended copy plan of chapters of the proposed book, sent to Methuen by Fr Gwynn entitled 'The Reform of the Medieval Irish Church' (n.d., 7pp). There is some disagreement about the type of book it should be. Fr Gwynn expressed his wish to gather his essays from the 'Irish Ecclesiastical Record' and rewrite them to make a single connected story, however Mr. Wait wants a similar book but ‘on a good deal less detailed scale’ (13 January 1953, 2pp). Includes letters from Françoise Henry, U.C.D., to Fr Gwynn, offering to speak to the publishers on Fr Gwynn’s behalf (5, 23 February 1962, 2 items, 2pp each) and the publisher’s letter to Fr Gwynn following (Prof.) Henry’s conversation with them, “I would like a book, and I don’t insist on a ‘text book.’ I would like something that the educated person without specialised knowledge of the subject can read and which would be useful to students as well.” (19 February 1962, 1p.)

Wait, Peter, publisher

Letters from publishers, the Clarendon Press, Oxford to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning his latest book which needs complete revision

  • IE IJA J/10/102
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  • 2 September 1970 - 24 September 1974
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from publishers, the Clarendon Press, Oxford to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning his latest book which their Delegates say needs complete revision – ‘the book is not strictly a unified history but a series of disconnected and overlapping studies, which have been published separately already except for chapters XIII and XIV. They have much interest for specialists in the subjects concerned, though not for the general reader or for undergraduates.’

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Matthew J. Byrne, Kerry relating some incidents which occurred during the era of the Penal Laws

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Matthew J. Byrne, Kerry (brother of Frs. George and William Byrne SJ), relating some incidents which occurred during the era of the Penal Laws. Includes information on a ‘penal law Altar preserved in a house at Causeway with vestments and altar furniture, all ready for Mass…in a concealed hollow in wall of bedroom of house once occupied by a Fr Neilan.’

Letter from Irish Fr Provincial to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning the newly founded ‘lectureship in Ancient History

Letter from Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning the newly founded ‘lectureship in Ancient History in U.C.D.’. ‘I feel that you will be very much disappointed when I ask you… to present yourself as a candidate; for I know that you wish to go to China. Do try to forgive me when I ask you to do something that pleases you less.’

Fahy, John, 1874-1958, Jesuit priest

Notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on Luke Joseph Hooke

Copybook of notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ entitled ‘Luke Joseph Hooke the Sorbonne (1974).’ Includes loose pages of notes (9pp). (In 1974, Fr Gwynn wrote an article for 'Studies' entitled ‘A Forgotten Irish Theologian (Luke John Hooke, 1716 – 96)’)

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ informing him of sources of information on the Irish in the West Indies in the seventeenth century

  • IE IJA J/10/115
  • File
  • [1928]-1932; 1966; 1975
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from various academics and clergy to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ mainly informing him of additional sources of information concerning his research on the Irish in the West Indies in the seventeenth century. Includes:

  • letter from Fr Gwynn’s father, Stephen Lucius Gwynn ([c1929], 2pp);
  • letters from Fr John MacErlean SJ (12 October 1929 – 28 May 1931, 6 items);
  • correspondence between Fr John MacErlean SJ, Mr Ambrose A. Kelly and Fr Gwynn concerning a manuscript originally thought to be in the possession of ‘the late Mr. Reddin, who…had been employed by the Foreign Office for a number of years making searches and reports amongst the archives in Spain’ (9 - 25 June 1931, 4 items);
  • letters from James Alexander Williamson, author of 'English in Guiana' (3,14 March 1932, 2 items);
  • letter from Fr Michael McGrath SJ (5 December 1936, 1p.) and
  • ‘Montserrat: “The Most Distinctively Irish Settlement in the New World”, by John C. Messenger, 'Ethnicity 2', 281-303. (1975).

Letters from Fr Nicholas J. Tomkin SJ to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to Fr Gwynn’s articles

  • IE IJA J/10/117
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  • 12 - 29 January 1932
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from Fr Nicholas J. Tomkin SJ (Library Censor) to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to Fr Gwynn’s articles ‘An Irish Settlement on the Amazon, 1612 – 1629’ in 'Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy', (xli, p.1 – 54) and ‘Documents relating to the Irish in the West Indies’ [1612 – 1752] in 'Analecta Hibernica', (iv, p.139 – 286), with censor’s suggestions.

Tomkin, Nicholas J, 1859-1942, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

  • IE IJA J/10/12
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  • 30 November-8 December 1937
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Notes and letters from Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society, with regard to its income, expenditure and general policy. Fr Gwynn played an important part in the Society’s foundation and development (1927-49) and was Honorary Editor of its quarterly magazine Saint Joseph’s Sheaf.

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

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).

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Eric Colledge of the English Language Department, University of Liverpool, on his academic publications and research

  • IE IJA J/10/126
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  • 16 December 1948 - 22 April 1958
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from John Eric Colledge of the English Language Department, University of Liverpool, on his academic publications and research, including his proposal to lecture in U.C.D. on St. Nicholas of Flüe, an ‘illiterate contemplative.’

Colledge, John Eric, 1910-1999, academic and Roman Catholic priest

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from John Durkan, Glasgow, and others associated with the 'Innes Review'

  • IE IJA J/10/127
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  • 24 May 1952 - 2 October 1954
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from John Durkan, Glasgow, and others associated with the 'Innes Review', relating to Fr Gwynn’s 1940 article ‘Ireland and the English Nation at the Council of Constantine’ in 'Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy'; connections between the Scottish and Irish historical research communities; the 'Innes Review' (asking if Fr Gwynn would like to contribute any articles); Fr Gwynn’s research on Scottish Benedictines in Germany and his 1952 articles on the Irish at Wúrzburg in the Middle Ages.

Durkan, John, 1914-2006, historian

Notes and letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to the Irish Manuscripts Commission work

  • IE IJA J/10/128
  • File
  • 10 January 1953 - 26 September 1961
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Notes and letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from various academics including Dr Jocelyn Otway-Ruthven, Prof Jim Lydon (Professor of History, T.C.D.) and Dr Ludwig Bieler, relating to the [Irish Manuscripts Commission]. Includes: carbon copy of a ‘Report on Manuscripts of Irish Interest in Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg’ by Dr Ludwig Bieler (August 1957, 11pp).

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ Gwynn from Monsignor Professor John Tracy Ellis

  • IE IJA J/10/129
  • File
  • 1 February 1954 - August 1964
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Monsignor Professor John Tracy Ellis (Secretary of the American Catholic Historical Association and Editor of the 'Catholic Historical Review'), on academic matters, including:
– the difficulties of gaining access to contemporary religious archives;
– ideas on academic exchanges between Ireland and the Unites States, ‘for scholarship, professors etc.’;
– the commemoration of the 1,500th anniversary of the death of St. Patrick;
– information on new American church historical publications;
– Fr Gwynn’s review of Mgr. Tracy Ellis’s 1952 'The Life of James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore 1834 - 1921' in 'Studies';
– financial difficulties of the Catholic University of America;
– the Monsignor’s lecturing activities;
– a proposed three-volume history of the Church in Ireland;
– comments on ‘the prospect of a Catholic in the White House’ (10 November 1960, 1p.);
– a proposed series of lectures in Dublin as part of the Patrician centennial celebration and the acquisition of copies of several letters of Archbishop Carroll in the Jesuit Archives.

Ellis, John Tracy, 1905-1992, Roman Catholic priest, monsignor and historian

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning Fr Arthur Cox

  • IE IJA J/10/13
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  • 21 December 1964-17 June 1966
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning Fr Arthur Cox, who died in Zambia on 11 June 1965 following a car crash. Includes: letter from Fr Cox to Fr Gwynn describing how Fr Cox is settling in to his new life in Monze and learning new languages (21 December 1964, 2pp);
– letter from Bishop James Corboy SJ with reference to Fr Cox (23 February 1965, 1p) (see also J10/18);
– letter from Fr Frank O'Neill SJ describing the circumstances of Fr Cox’s death (16 June 1965, 3pp);
– letter from Bishop Corboy following the first anniversary of Fr Cox’s death (17 June 1966, 1p.). Includes ordination and memorial card of Fr Cox.

Aubrey Gwynn and Arthur Cox at UCD together.

Cox, Arthur, 1891-1965, solicitor and priest

Letters and postcards to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Fr Robert E. McNally SJ

  • IE IJA J/10/131
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  • 29 April 1956 - 12 May 1969
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters and postcards to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Fr Robert E. McNally SJ (Munich University, Woodstock College, Maryland and Fordham University, New York), mostly concerning Fr McNally’s research and publishing work, including ‘a new edition of the Pseudo-Isidore, Liber de numeris, which we suspect to be certainly a product of early Irish scholarship.’

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Richard Southern on various academic and personal matters

  • IE IJA J/10/132
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  • 15 November 1959 - 4 November 1974
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Richard Southern (Balliol College, All Souls College and St. John’s College Oxford), on various academic and personal matters, including the arrangements for Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ to lecture at Oxford in March 1962.

Southern, Sir, Richard William, 1912-2001, medieval historian

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway

  • IE IJA J/10/133
  • File
  • 1 January 1960 - 24 July 1976
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr Michael Browne, Bishop of Galway. Refers to an unpublished paper by Fr Gwynn on ‘Galway and Kilmacduagh,’ the Canons Regular of St Augustine, the Church of St Nicholas and its wardenship and a proposal to confer an honorary degree on Neville Hadcock. Includes note by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the Dr Browne correspondence (22 July 1976, 1p.)

Browne, Michael, 1895-1980, Roman Catholic Bishop of Galway

Documents relating to the series 'Scriptores Latini Hiberniae' published by the School of Celtic Studies of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies

  • IE IJA J/10/134
  • File
  • 10 August 1964 - 12 November 1977
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Documents relating to the series 'Scriptores Latini Hiberniae' published by the School of Celtic Studies of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies. Includes:
– notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the background to the series (12 November 1977, 1p.);
– printed advertisement for the series including a list of volumes and prices (n.d., 4pp);
– memorandum by Prof Ludwig Bieler (Acting Editor of the series) on a new edition of the complete works of Scottus Erriugena (10 August 1964, 1p.);
– ‘Scriptores Latini Hiberniae Directions for Contributors’ (n.d., 8pp);
– memorandum on some of the publications produced in the series and the uncertain future of the series as a result of financial difficulties (n.d., 3pp);
– letter from Prof Bieler to Fr Synan (Director of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies) inquiring as to the possibility of financial assistance for the series (15 May 1976, 2pp).

Letters to Prof Ludwig Bieler from various critics and editors associated with the 'Scriptores Latini Hiberniae' series

  • IE IJA J/10/135
  • File
  • 17 March 1952 - 6 December 1976
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Prof Ludwig Bieler from various critics and editors associated with the 'Scriptores Latini Hiberniae' series and other academics, concerning the series and Prof. Bieler’s writings, especially the question of the publisher’s financial difficulties and the proposed collaboration between the Institute for Advanced Studies and the British Academy in the publishing of the series.

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Prof F.X. Martin, O.S.A. (Department of Medieval History, U.C.D.) introducing Dr Michael Richter

  • IE IJA J/10/138
  • File
  • September 1969 - 1972
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Prof F.X. Martin, O.S.A. (Department of Medieval History, U.C.D.) introducing Dr Michael Richter, (Department of Welsh History, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth) and letter from Dr Richter to Fr Gwynn concerning his edition of the ‘Canterbury Professions.’ Includes:
– reprint from 'The Downside Review' of Richter’s article 'Archbishop Lanfranc and the Canterbury Primacy' – Some Suggestions (Vol. 90, No. 299, April 1972, p.110 – 118);
– photocopies of ‘the relevant pages’ of 'Canterbury Professions', (1973);
– partial draft of Dr Richter’s manuscript on Church Reform in Britain and Ireland after the Conquest ([1969], p.29 – 78 and appendices and footnotes).

Martin, F. X., 1922-2000, Augustinian, historian and activist

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning a seventeenth-century transcript of Robert Southwell’s 'Rule of Good Life' in Milltown Park

  • IE IJA J/10/139
  • File
  • 17 January 1967 - 6 June 1975
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Prof. Nancy Pollard Brown, (Professor of English, Trinity College, Washington) and Dr Peter Beal, concerning a seventeenth-century transcript of Robert Southwell’s 'Rule of Good Life' in Milltown Park, Dublin.

Brown, Nancy Pollard, 1921-2015, professor

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Edward Schofield on his publications about England and Basel, with references to ‘the difficult matter of the succession to Irish sees’

  • IE IJA J/10/140
  • File
  • 13 February - 7 March 1967
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Edward Schofield (Department of Manuscripts, British Museum) on his publications about England and Basel, with references to ‘the difficult matter of the succession to Irish sees’ and a proposed trip by Fr Gwynn to London.

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from various academics relating to aspects of the life of Honorius Augustodunensis

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from various academics (including Valéria Flint) mostly relating to aspects of the life of Honorius Augustodunensis. Includes offprint ‘The Career of Honorius Augustodunensis’ by V.I.J. Flint, University of Auckland, New Zealand from Revue Bénédictine (Vol. 82, Nos. 1 – 2, 1972, p.63 – 86).

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr Gerald Simms with references to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ’s family research

  • IE IJA J/10/143
  • File
  • 13 May - 24 August 1976; 1979
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr Gerald Simms (History Department, T.C.D.) with references to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ’s family research; Archbishop Thomas Jones and Bishop Lewis Jones. Includes photocopy of an appreciation of the late Dr Simms from the 'Irish Times', written by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ (14 April 1979, 1p.).

Simms, John Gerald, 1904-1979, academic and writer

Letter from Stephen Kuttner to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ

Letter from Stephen Kuttner (President of the Institute of Medieval Canon Law, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, California) to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ, a ‘Corresponding Member’ of the Institute, informing him that the ‘appointment of Corresponding Members should henceforth be understood as made for a period of five years…’

Correspondence between Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ and the Royal Irish Academy concerning his paper ‘Brian Borúma and the Mass in Irish’

  • IE IJA J/10/146
  • File
  • 23 July 1979 - 16 March 1981
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Correspondence between Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ and the Royal Irish Academy concerning his paper ‘Brian Borúma and the Mass in Irish’ and the deposition by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ and Prof. Ludwig Bieler of the editorial correspondence for the series 'Scriptores Latini Hiberniae' in the Library of the R.I.A..

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

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dom Aelred Watkin, Downside School, Bath

  • IE IJA J/10/148
  • File
  • 2 March - 19 May 1950
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dom Aelred Watkin, Downside School, Bath, on:
– various documents, including: copy of extracts ‘from a fourteenth century list of the Glastonbury muniments (Marquis of Bath’s MS
f. 54)…they may be of interest to scholars of Irish medieval history’ (2 March 1950, 3pp);
– Irish connections with Glastonbury;
– a paper Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ suggested on the sermons of St Caesarius of Arles and the Monastic Tradition, for publication in the Downside Review (May 1950, 2 items).

Correspondence relating to Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s life-long friend Fr Thomas J. Fullerton

Correspondence relating to Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s life-long friend Fr Thomas J. Fullerton. Includes:
– letters from Fr Fullerton to Fr Gwynn (17 September 1971 – 1975, 3 items);
– note to Fr Gwynn from Gearoid Cr[ookes], Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, following Fr Fullerton’s death in 1976, enclosing four letters Fr Gwynn wrote to Fr Fullerton from 1916 and 1932. Includes references to Fr Gwynn’s brother Edward Lucius’ departure for Australia, his brother Denis ( a soldier who had just been gazetted to the 5th Munsters at the Curragh) (18 November 1916, 4pp), political and social events at home and academic life in U.C.D. (16 April 1932, 2pp).

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

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ (mostly from St Hugh’s Charterhouse, Horsham, Sussex) concerning material of a Carthusian charterhouse in Ireland

  • IE IJA J/10/152
  • File
  • 18 April 1957 - 13 July 1961
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from various priests and academics (mostly Fr Andrew Gray, St Hugh’s Charterhouse, Horsham, Sussex) concerning the discovery in the Public Record Office, of a foundation charter of a Carthusian charterhouse in Ireland at Kinaleghin (Kinalahan, Kinalekin or Kilnaleghin) by John de Cogan in 1267; and the publication of Fr Gray’s resultant article on Kinaleghin. Includes: colour photograph of Fr Gray (13 September 1957);

  • postcard of the Library at St Hugh’s Charterhouse;
  • postcard of an aerial view of St. Hugh’s Charterhouse and a letter to Fr Gwynn from Fr Bruno Sullivan of St Hugh’s, following Fr Gray’s death (5 February 1968, 2pp).

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Fr B. Colmcille, O.C.S.O., Mellifont Abbey, County Louth, concerning his research work on the history of the Cistercians

  • IE IJA J/10/153
  • File
  • 28 May 1953 - 20 January 1965
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Fr B. Colmcille, O.C.S.O., Mellifont Abbey, County Louth, concerning his research work and various publications, such as his book on the history of Mellifont ('The Story of Mellifont') and the Cistercians ('The History of the Irish Cistercians'). Also includes discussions on the literary activities of the medieval Cistercians in Ireland; the history of the abbey, especially its origins and possible connections to a small community at Drogheda (St Mary’s); archaeological excavations at Mellifont; his paper on the lands of St Mary’s Abbey, Co. Dublin and the preparation of maps. (There is a copy of the book 'The Story of Mellifont' (M.H. Gill & Son, 1958) signed by Fr Colmcille for Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ, in the house Library in Leeson Street)

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr Gearóid MacNiocaill concerning their mutual academic interests

  • IE IJA J/10/154
  • File
  • 12 February 1954 - 11 June 1957
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr. Gearóid MacNiocaill concerning their mutual academic interests. Includes: - references to MacNiocaill’s proposed thesis on the history of the Cistercians in Ireland;

  • the reproduction of documents of the Citeaux Abbey preserved in Dijon;
  • Abbot Stephen of Lexington and copy of a note by MacNiocaill on the placename ‘Aranea’ (the site of a Cistercian Abbey in County Down) to be published in the 'Bulletin of the Ulster Place-Name Society' (1955, 3pp) and
  • list of dates attributed to Irish Cistercian houses (11 June 1957, 2 items).

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).
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