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Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Mission by Fr Fidelis Grivel SJ

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Mission by Fr Fidelis Grivel SJ in 18[17]. Includes:

  • ‘Monita P. Grivel Visitatoris’ (18[17], 18pp);
  • letters from Fr Grivel to Fr Charles Aylmer SJ (whom Fr Grivel appoints as Superior of the Mission), with note on letter of 1[4] March 1820, ‘Chief letters of F. Grivel as Visitor’ (in Italian) (12 October 1817 - 28 March 1820, 9 items);
  • letters from Fr Grivel to Fr Aylmer, with note on top letter ‘Less important letters Fr. F. Grivel, Visitor’ (in Italian) (9 October 1817 - 19 June 1820, 8 items);
  • translated letters to Fr Grivel from various Jesuit Fathers, including Frs Charles Aylmer, Peter Kenney, Bartholomew Esmonde, Patrick Moran, James Butler, and Charles Fraser, originally in the Archives of the French Province. (In Italian) (4 August 1817 - 20 March 1820, 25 items). Includes copy of prospectus in English on Tullabeg – ‘Tullybeg ’‘Elementary School’ ‘Revd. Robert St Leger, Principal’ (August 1818, 2pp).

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Vice-Province by Fr Charles Brooke SJ

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Vice-Province by Fr Charles Brooke SJ in 1842. Includes [copy] letter containing Fr Visitor’s views on the proposal to establish a Novitiate at Tullabeg (22 Sep. 1842, 2pp) and [copy] letter from Fr Brooke to the Vice-Provincial, Fr Robert St Leger SJ concerning Tullabeg’s large debts and the proposal to establish a Novitiate at the College, with the Novices undertaking to ‘take some part of the teaching of the scholars’ (1 Oct. 1842, 3pp).

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr Visitor in 1888

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr Robert Fulton SJ, Visitor in 1888. Includes three versions of the Memorial of the Visitation:

  • printed version ‘Memoriale Visitationis Provinciae Hiberniae ab. A.R.P.N. approbatum A.D. 1888’ (2pp);
  • handwritten transcriptions of same (3 items, 4pp each) and;
  • handwritten English translation of same (6pp).

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr Visitor in 1922

Documents relating to the Visitation of the Irish Province by Fr William Power SJ, from 9 July 1921 to the end of September 1922. Includes:

  • memorandum ‘Puncta quaedam ad Instructionem particularem Visitatoris Hiberniae’ (n.d., 4pp);
  • ‘Relatio Visitationis Factae Provinciae Hiberniae a Reverendo Patre Gulielmo Power a die 9 Julii 1921, usque ad finem Septembris 1922’ (19[22], 17pp);
  • ‘Memorial of the Visitation of the Irish Province made by Revd. Wm. Power from July 9th 1921 to the end of September 1922’ (19[22], 11pp) and
    – pamphlet entitled ‘Letter addressed to the Fathers and Brothers of the Irish Province by the Very Rev. William Power, S.J., Visitor’ (17 Sep. 1922, 8pp).

Revisions to the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province

A file relating to revisions of the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province. Includes a manuscript entitled 'Some hints for Reading' (nd, 2pp). Includes a letter from Irish Fr Provincial James F Murphy SJ, St Francis Xavier's, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin to Fr Rector concerning the consumption of spirits. Remarks 'Owing to grave representations made to me from many quarters and regrettable facts that have come to my knowledge...I have decided that for the future of the Province the following points should be observed as obligatory customs of the Province.' (12 March 1901, 4pp). Includes a typed supplement to the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province entitled 'Customs of Serving Mass and Benediction(13pp, [1935-]); regulations for the Villa menu (1919, 1p); revision of Custom Book by Fr John J Coyne SJ, St Mary's, Emo, County Laois (12 April 1933);

Revisions to the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province

A file relating to revisions of the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province. Includes a letter informing of the decision taken by Fr General to revise the Custom Book of the Irish Jesuit Province (15 December 1934, 1p). Includes two minutes books of the Custom Book Commission. Details suggested changes. The minute books are in the handwriting of Fr John MacErlean SJ who was the secretary of the Commission (15 December 1934 - 7 June 1935, 51pp; 18 January - 7 June 1935, 43pp). Includes a letter from Fr John MacErlean SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin to the Irish Fr Provincial concerning protests against altering the Custom Book. Remarks 'I put in (a notebook) everything that came into my head that might be made use of in building up our protest.' (10 April 1940, 1p). Includes a notebook containing details of protests against changes to the Custom Book (handwriting of Fr John MacErlean SJ).

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

Photographs of the 29th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus

Photographs of the 29th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus. Including photograph of representatives of the English and Irish Province, and Australian Vice-Province.

Back: Helsham, Joseph Canavan (Irish Province)
Front: John Fahy (Australian Vice-Province), John R MacMahon (Irish Province), John Hannon (Irish Province), Martin D'Arcy (English Province),

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

'The Irish Monthly'

Fr Matthew Russell SJ (1834-1912) intended to found a devotional magazine with the name Catholic Ireland in 1873, but it emerged as a literary journal named 'The Irish Monthly'. Russell, who edited the magazine until his death, had a great talent for friendship, so people of many different backgrounds and beliefs wrote for him. He treated authors as members of a family circle and encouraged many women to write. He published W.B. Yeats, Oscar Wilde, Hillaire Belloc, Katherine Tynan and Dora Sigerson Shorter, amongst many others. The success of the Irish Monthly was remarkable at a time when the average Irish magazine had a five-year life span.

Fr Lambert McKenna SJ (1870-1956) was the next Editor. He had a great interest in the Irish language, so the journal published many unpublished Irish bardic poems. He changed the emphasis from a literary journal to concentrate on Catholic social and educational thought.

By 1933, the Monthly was in financial trouble, but efforts were made to revive it. With a circulation of about 600, it was in competition with Studies, the quarterly review published by Irish Jesuits since 1912. Given Ireland's small size and, therefore, small subscription base, in 1954 the Irish Monthly ceased.

1873- 1912 Matthew Russell (1834-1912)
Based at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin, 1913-1933
1913 - Thomas Wheeler (1848-1913)
1914 - 1916 John F.X. O'Brien (1873-1920)
1917 - Lambert McKenna (1870-1956)
1918 - Lambert McKenna (1870-1956)
1919 - John F.X. O'Brien (1873-1920)
1920 - John F.X. O'Brien (1873-1920)
1921 - Joseph Darlington (1850-1939)
1922 - Joseph Darlington (1850-1939)
1923 - 1930 Lambert McKenna (1870-1956)
1931 - 1933 John Joy (1884-1950)
1934 - 1947 Timothy Mulcahy (1898-1962) (Belvedere College)
1948 - 1950 Roland Burke Savage (1912-1998) (35 Lower Leeson Street)
1951 - Edmund Keane (1916-2000) (35 Lower Leeson Street)
1952 - Michael Moloney (1913-1984) (35 Lower Leeson Street)
1953 - Michael Moloney (35 Lower Leeson Street)

Copy of 'The Irish Monthly’

Copy of ‘The Irish Monthly’, No. 174, Vol. XV,December 1887 published by M.H Gill & Son, with insert pp716-717 - letter from R M Levey, Violet Hill, Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin to Dr Francis Cruise refering to Cruise's book on 'Thomas A Kempis' (14 May 1895), reviewed in said issue of ‘The Irish Monthly’. Dr Cruise name wriiten on front of ‘The Irish Monthly’.

Letter from Fr John Francis Hogan to Fr John F.X. O'Brien SJ concerning permission for students to subscribe to 'The Irish Monthly' and 'Studies'.

Letter from Fr John Francis Hogan, President, St Patrick's College, Maynooth, County Kildare to Fr John F.X. O'Brien SJ concerning permission for students to subscribe to 'The Irish Monthly' and 'Studies'. Remarks 'In view of the stringent regulations there laid down they could not see their way to accede to your request.'

Hogan, John Francis, 1858-1918, priest, author, and president of St Patrick's College, Maynooth

Letter from Fr. Matthew Russell SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial regarding the first volume of 'The Irish Monthly'

Letter from Fr. Matthew Russell SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial. Refers to the publication of the first volume of 'The Irish Monthly' as regards finances. Suggests that Fr Clery be appointed as financial manager, and discusses advertising in the publication. Also discusses the layout and encloses a trade-mark design (included).

Russell, Matthew, 1834 -1912, Jesuit priest and editor

Sum of money from Edwin Richard Windham Quin, earl of Dunraven to be lodged with the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin

A file relating to a sum of money from Edwin Richard Windham Quin, 3rd earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl to be lodged with the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin in honour of an agreement between Fr Stephen Farrell SJ, Helen McCarthy and Margaret Sweetman, Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, Stanhope Street, Dublin.

Material relating to 35 Hardwicke Street, Dublin

A file relating to 35 Hardwicke Street, Dublin. Includes deeds relating to this property (25 March 1810-17 June 1854). Includes a letter from Maxwell, Weldon and Company Solicitors, 40 North Great George's Street, Dublin to Fr Thomas Wheeler SJ, The Presbytery, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin concerning the deeds '..for the purpose of enabling us to report on the title of you community to the premises, 35 Hardwicke Street' (5 March 1912, 1p). Includes:

  • lease by Richard Warren, Hardwicke Street, Dublin, Attorney-at-law to Thomas Higgins, Dublin, Attorney-at-law, 25 March 1810;
  • assignment of house on Hardwicke Street, Dublin by Thomas Higgins, Dublin, Attorney-at-law, to Owen Nowlan, Waterstown, County Kildare, 27 April 1815;
  • deed of assignment by Owen Geoughehan Nowlan, Waterstown, County Kildare to Rose Delahoyde, widow, Dublin, 24 August 1815;
  • settlement on the intermarriage of James Lecky [soldier[, Eight regiment of Foot, with Miss Elizabeth O'Grady, Temple Street, Dublin [1810]-[1850];

In 1814, a Jesuit community took over the vacant Poor Clare convent in Hardwicke Street, Dublin. St Francis College was established at Hardwicke Street in 1832 however it proved to be too small for this emerging school. New premises were needed and Belvedere House, Great Denmark Street was bought in 1841.

Assignment for property known as The Derries, Ballycowan, County Offaly

Parties:
Fr William Delany SJ, St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly, Fr Nicholas Walsh, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin and Fr Sylvester O'Callaghan SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin.

Property:
The Derries, barony of Ballycowan, County Offaly, 61 acres late plantation measure

Terms and Conditions:
300 years from 29 September 1873

Other:
Signed and sealed by Fr William Delany SJ

Rent charge for farm and lands in County Kerry concerning Humphrey Donovan's novitiate

Parties:
Richard Donovan Esquire, Tralee, county Kerry of the first part, Humphrey Donovan Esquire, Tralee, county Kerry of the second part and Gerald Fitzgibbon, Merchant, Tralee, county Kerry of the third part.

Property:
Farm and lands of Derrymore, Barony of Corkaguiney, County Kerry

Terms and Conditions:
Yearly rent charge of £30 during the period of Humphrey Donovan's novitiate studies until his ordination to be paid yearly on 1 March.

Other:
Signed and sealed

Conveyance of property at Ballawly, County Dublin

Parties:
Patrick Lynch, Esquire, Tara Hall, County Meath and Fr Charles James Lynch SJ, Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare.

Property:
One fourth part of the lands of Ballally otherwise Ballawly known as Rockbawn Farm.

Terms and Conditions:
For the life and lives of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, Charles William, Marquis of Kildare and Matthew Patterson names in the lease of 30 June 1838. Payment of rent and renewal fines as stated in the original lease.

Other:
Signed and sealed

Extract taken from 'Studies ledger'

Extract taken from 'Studies ledger' (presumably an accounts ledger) concerning the first issue and the financial arrangements in the early years copied by Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ [1965].

Burke Savage, Roland, 1912-1998, Jesuit priest and editor

Foundation Fund established for Studies

A file relating to the Foundation Fund established for Studies. Includes memoranda explaining the origins of the Foundation Fund. Includes a letter from Irish Fr Provincial Brendan Barry SJ, 85 Eglinton Road, Dublin 4 to Fr Séan Ó Catháin SJ (Fr. Superior), 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin concerning shares in the Educational Company of Ireland that were settled on Fr Connolly in 1914 (then the Editor of Studies) as a foundation for Studies. Asks that this foundation be kept separate from the assets of 35 Lower Leeson Street (3 July 1968, 1p).

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