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Letter from the Archbishop of Sydney, to Fr John Ryan SJ issues namely a sanction for a loan to extend St Mary's Church

Copy of a letter from the Micheal Kelly, Archbishop of Sydney, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney to Fr John Ryan SJ (Superior of the Australian Mission) concerning two issues raised in letters from Fr Ryan SJ to the Archbishop, namely sanction for a loan to extend St Mary's Church, Milson's Point and the restoration of parish duties to the Fathers at Loyola.

Kelly, Michael, 1850-1940, Archbishop of Sydney

Copy letter from Peter J. Murphy to Fr John Ryan SJ concerning the appointment of a Rector to St John's College

Copy letter from Peter J. Murphy, Secretary to the Archbishop, St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney to Fr John Ryan SJ, Superior of the Mission, St Mary's, North Sydney concerning the appointment of a Rector to St John's College, University of Sydney. Includes a copy reply.

Murphy, Peter J, Catholic priest

Letters from Fr William Gwynn SJ to Fr John Ryan SJ concerning his decision to stop drinking

Letters from Fr William Gwynn SJ, Manresa, Queen Street, Norwood to Fr John Ryan SJ concerning his decision to stop drinking and to make an effort to drink water only with his meals. Remarks '...my action will have a very salutary effect on the house...' (9 June 1916, 2pp).

Gwynn, William, 1865-1950, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letter from Fr John Ryan SJ to Fr William Lockington SJ concerning a visit to Perth, and Archbishop Clune's offer

Letter from Fr John Ryan SJ, Presentation Convent, Cottesloe, Perth Western Australia to Fr William Lockington SJ concerning a visit to Perth to give a retreat to the Loreto Nuns. Remarks that he has had many meetings with the Archbishop (A. Clune) 'He is very anxious to have a house and college of the Society in Perth...and he regards it as necessary to have a few men of ours to influence the upper classes.' Refers to a new University building that will soon be built and remarks that the Archbishop has purchased an acre of land for a hostel to be undertaken by the Society of Jesus. Concludes in a post script 'I think it would be well to prepare the authorities at home for Archbishop Clune's offer - Two Fathers would be sufficient for a start. It would be a splendid opening for the Society.'

Ryan, John, 1849-1922, Jesuit priest

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

Letters from Fr Henry E. Cock SJ to Fr John Ryan SJ

Letter from Fr Henry E. Cock SJ to Fr John Ryan SJ concerning the death of Fr Dan O'Brien SJ, and asking to be relieved of the position of Superior of Manresa, Norwood, Adelaide due to ill health.

Cock, Henry E, 1859-1931, Jesuit priest

Chaplains for Australian troops fighting in the war

A file relating to an urgent request for chaplains for Australian troops fighting in the war. Includes letter from Dr Thomas Carr, D.D., Archbishop of Melbourne, St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne to Fr John Ryan SJ (Superior of the Mission) asking Fr Ryan to spare a priest to become a chaplain; telegrams and application by Fr Patrick Tighe SJ to serve.

Carr, Thomas Joseph, 1839-1917, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne

Possibility of removing Fr Michael Colman SJ from Australia

Note written by Fr [ ] SJ on Fr Michael Colman SJ advising his removal from Australia. Details various incidents and refers to the problems he created while serving as a military chaplain. Remarks 'Fr J. Ryan says that neither he nor Fr T. Browne could [do] anything with him and he thinks that his mind is affected.'

Irish Jesuit Mission to Australia, 1865-1931

Discussions that took place between Fr John Ryan SJ and Dr Mannix concerning Newman College, Melbourne

A file relating to the various meetings and discussions that took place between Fr John Ryan SJ (Superior of the Mission) and Dr Mannix concerning the administration of Newman College by the Society of Jesus. Includes typed diary entries of Fr Ryan; a letter from Fr Ryan to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ concerning one of these meetings. Remarks 'It was one of the most difficult tasks I ever had to deal with. I have never met a more exacting man in driving a bargain.' (14 October 1917, 2pp).

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Ryan, John, 1849-1922, Jesuit priest

Letters written by Fr John McInerney SJ, Chaplain to the Australian Forces describing his work his experiences of the war

A file of letters written by Fr John McInerney SJ, Chaplain to the Australian Forces fighting in the Boer War, South Africa describing his work with the troops and his experiences of the war. Includes a letter describing the peace conference. Remarks that a telegram from Lord Kitchener announcing the peace deal was read to the troops '...many of our Australians regret the war is over. Their recent drive and its spoils have only whetted their appetite for the fray - They have smelt and tasted blood and they long for at least "another good cut in" - to use their own term. Our recent "drive" turns out to be the last of this long, costly and bloody war.'

McInerney, John, 1850-1913, Jesuit priest

Photographs of the Jesuit community at Riverview, Sydney, Australia and ordination at Corpus Xti College, Melbourne

Photographs relating to Australia, taken from Clongowes Wood College. Inlcudes:

  • the Jesuit community at Riverview, Sydney, Australia (1890-1891). Includes 2nd from left, seated, Fr John Ryan SJ, Superior of the Mission [1894]-[1917];

  • ordination of Rev. Leonard Dew (+1931), Missionary of the Sacred Heart, April 1929, at the Jesuit run-diocesan seminary, Corpus Xti College, Melbourne, Australia. Includes seated, 1st from left, Fr Robert Peterson SJ; 3rd from left, Fr Henry Johnston SJ; Third from right, seated, next to Archbishop Daniel Mannix, Fr Albert Power SJ By C. J. Fraser Photo, Melbourne.

  • unknown photograph, maybe in Australia c[1900-1930], but looks Italian.

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.

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Nolan, Thomas V, 1867-1941, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr John Ryan SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the Mission in Australia

An extensive file of letters from Fr John Ryan SJ to Irish Fr Provincial. As Superior of the Mission (11 February 1901 - 14 June 1908 & 9 April 1913 - 24 October 1917), Fr Ryan wrote to his superior, the Irish Fr Provincial on all matters concerning the administration (including visitations he made to the various communities) of the Mission and members of the Society living and working in see also Australia. Includes a letter to Fr J. Murphy SJ concerning Fr John O'Neill's health. Remarks '...there is only one proper course open to us viz. to send Fr O'Neill to Europe where he will have, at least, a chance of recovery...He is a source of constant anxiety, and we have no institution in Australia where we can put him, except the public Lunatic Asylum.' Remarks that following discussion with his Consultors he has decided to send Fr O'Neill home. (8 December 1902, 2pp). Includes a memorandum concerning the mission of the Jesuit Fathers in North Sydney. (5 March 1912, 7pp). Includes a letter concerning the Sydney Synod. Remarks 'It seems the secular clergy are urging His Grace to dock more and more the missionary districts of Regulars and apparently he means to satisfy them as much as possible.' (6 August 1913, 2pp). Includes a letter discussing the proposed additions to St. Aloysius College (6 August 1913, 5pp). Includes a letter referring to the war and the difficulty of sending letters. Remarks '…it is a blessing that so far none of our mail boats have been sunk'. Refers to Sevenhills and remarks that he will do his best '…to work up the Altar Wine Industry which I hope will be of great help to Loyola. And I do hope you will succeed in getting some Bros. That understand the making of wine.' Concludes by remarking that more chaplains are needed by the Military Authorities and remarks that he cannot supply even one Father. Refers to Fr Hearne SJ, at the front and remarks '…everyone who has met him is loud in his praises.' (9 February 1914, 2pp). Includes a letter concerning a loan for Riverview (a second mortgage on the property) (18 February 1914, 3pp). Includes a letter regarding the reopening of the Novitiate at Loyola (18 February 1914, 4pp). Includes a letter concerning the proposed administration of St. John's College in the University of Sydney by the Jesuit Fathers (23 - 25 February 1914, 3pp). Includes a letter (with rough drawings) regarding the alterations made at Loyola for the reopening of the Novitiate (16 June 1914, 3pp). Includes a letter referring to a statement sent to Fr General concerning the lax discipline at Riverview. Remarks that the statements made by Fr General were too sweeping (1 September 1915, 2pp). Includes letters concerning an offer made by Archbishop Dunne (Archbishop of Brisbane), Toowong Parochial District, Brisbane. In a letter from Fr Ryan to Fr Thomas V Nolan SJ he remarks that Toowong would be the most suitable district in Brisbane for the work of the Jesuits (29 August 1915 - 18 June 1916, 9 items). Includes letters see also concerning the property Ellangowan (Adelaide) and the desire of the Society of Jesus to secure the property (9 March 1916, 3pp). Includes a number of letters concerning a new Superior for Norwood and problems with Fr McCurtin over the matter (8 March 1916 - 27 March 1916, 6 items). Includes a letter expressing his surprise at the employment of female cooks at Xavier College, Kew, Melbourne. Remarks that he challenged Fr O'Dwyer SJ (Rector) about it at once as 'It was well known that I would not consent without referring the matter to Your Reverence.' Includes a letter from Fr O'Dwyer to Fr Ryan explaining the reasons why he employed female cooks (1 April 1917 & 2 April 1917, 2 items). Includes a memorandum concerning the sending of Juniors to Ireland and opposition of the Consultors to sending them to Ireland. Outlines various reasons why the Consultors are opposed to this (2 May 1917, 1p). Includes a letter referring to a meeting with the Consultors at which the question of a Juniorate in Australia was fully discussed (30 October 1917, 1p).

Ryan, John, 1849-1922, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Francis B. Keogh SJ to Irish Fr Provincial

  • IE IJA MSSN/AUST/291
  • File
  • [1901]-[1911]; 19 January 1910; 14 February 1916
  • Part of Irish Jesuit Missions

A file of letters from Fr Francis B. Keogh SJ to Irish Fr Provincial. Includes a letter referring to the promise of a good vintage at Sevenhills ([1901]-[1911], 3pp). Includes a letter referring to his share in the estate of his late father. Asks that the money be used for the benefit of the Novitiate at Loyola, NSW. Annotated by Fr John Ryan SJ (Superior of the Mission) (14 February 1916, 1p).

Keogh, Francis, 1854-1929, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Mr William Tucker SJ, his poor health and his unsuitability for the Society

A file relating to a scholastic, William Tucker SJ, his poor health and his unsuitability for the Society. Includes a letter from Fr John Ryan SJ, St Ignatius, Richmond, Melbourne to Fr Charles Farley SJ concerning Mr Tucker's expenses at the sanatorium. (18 November 1918, 1p).

Tucker, William J, 1888-, former Jesuit scholastic

Letter from Fr Oliver Daly SJ to Fr John Ryan SJ concerning his voyage accompanying Fr John O'Neill back to Ireland

Letter from Fr Oliver Daly SJ to Fr John Ryan SJ concerning his voyage accompanying Fr John O'Neill back to Ireland. Refers to an incident that took place after Mass on board the ship. Remarks 'I went into the cabin to make my acts of thanks just as I had finished I heard screams of "passenger overboard". The brave captain stopped the steamer at once lowered a boat he (Fr O'Neill) was picked up in 20 minutes. Had he not swam so vigorously...the [ ] hawks who gathered in numbers around him would have picked out his eyes.' Refers to other attempts to commit suicide and remarks: 'There is no doubt that had I known him as well before starting as I do now I should have been afraid to volunteer my services.'

Daly, Oliver, 1845-1916, Jesuit priest

Seismological observatory at St Ignatius' College, Riverview, Sydney

A file relating to the seismological observatory at St Ignatius' College, Riverview, Sydney. Includes letters and reports by Fr Edward Pigot SJ concerning the observatory and his work there to Irish Fr Provincial; Letter from and Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David,

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Pigot, Edward Francis, 1858-1929, Jesuit priest, teacher, astronomer and seismologist