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‘Dublin, and Proud of It!’

Copy of 'The Irish Messenger of the Sacred Heart' containing an article entitled ‘Dublin, and Proud of It!’ on Fr. Doyle (p.65-67).

Irish Messenger Office, 1888-

Album to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College

Photographic album mainly related to the events organised in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the St Ignatius Church and College in Galway. Includes photographs of: Jesuit residences; the President of Ireland, Eamon de Valera with members of the Jesuit community; photocopies of photograph of the Hurling team and Irish Speakers in 1904 taken from ‘The Ignatian’; Fr Patrick O'Kelly SJ; pasted inserts of receipts from 1879 to 1895 for cleaning, stained glass windows of 2 lights and tracery and missal stand; group photograph of the St Ignatius Gaelic Football team of 1935-1936.

Connacht Tribune, newspaper

Articles by Fr Kevin Laheen SJ entitled ‘The Jesuit Connection’ and ‘Sacred Heart Statute’

Articles by Fr Kevin Laheen SJ entitled ‘The Jesuit Connection’ and ‘Sacred Heart Statute’ which describes the statute by Albert Power of the Sacred Heart in the grounds of the parish church in Knock, County Mayo which had previously been situated in Rathfarnham Castle. Guinness workers who attended weekend retreats at the Castle paid for the statute. See Irish Province News, September 1931 as statute erected in June 1931.

Laheen, Kevin A, 1919-2019, Jesuit priest

Articles from Studies on Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ

Photocopies of articles from Studies, Winter 1992, Vol. See also 81, No. 324, on Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ , published on the centenary of his birth: ‘Aubrey Gwynn; The Person’ by Prof. Geoffrey Hand; ‘Aubrey Gwynn: The Scholar’ by Prof. Katherine Walsh and Aubrey Gwynn: The Jesuit’ by Fr Fergus O’Donoghue SJ (pp. 375 – 398).

Studies, 1912-

Articles on the history of the Jesuit mission to Australia, includes articles on Ireland

Series of articles bound into book format concerning the history of the Jesuit mission to Australia:

  • 'The Woodstock Letters'. Vol. XXXVII. No. 3 'The Society of Jesus in Australia' pp303-318; Vol. XXXVIII. No. 1 pp1-9; Vol. XXXVIII. No. 2 pp161-176; Vol. XXXVIII. ? pp341-349; Vol. XXXIX. No. 2 pp145-160; Vol. XXXIX. No. 3 pp304-318; Vol. XL. No. 1 pp1-16; Vol. XL. No. 2 pp145-160; Vol. XL. No. 3 pp274-288; Vol. XLI. No. 1 pp1-6;

  • catalogue of the Adelaide residence of the Australian Mission (1862; 1869-1870; 1874; 1877; 1880; 1886; 1889) and the Australian Mission (1887; 1893; 1902; 1912);

  • contemporary newspaper clippings of Jesuit houses in Australia;

  • copy of 'Edmund Campion’s History of Ireland' by the Rev. John Hungerford Pollen SJ with an inscription to Fr John Conmee SJ by J. H. Pollen SJ reprinted from ‘The Month’, December, 1905, and February, 1906.

  • articles by Fr Matthew Devitt SJ on 'Summerhill, County Meath and its neighbourhood', published in Kildare Archaeological Society;

  • 'Irish University Education: A plea for Fair Play' by Fr William Delany SJ (1904);

  • 'Brief memoir of Fr Patrick Duffy SJ' (1904);

  • 'The Annual Report of the Apostolic School of Ireland' (Society of Jesus) 1884-1885, 1886, 1895;

  • extracts from the diary of Mungret College (1884-1885);

  • copy letters from Rev. F. Ronan to the Fathers and Students of Mungret College during the journey through the United States (September 1884- Christmas 1885).

Biographical information on Fr Henry Gill SJ

Biographical information on Fr Henry Gill SJ. Includes:
– extract on Fr Gill from the Catalogus personarum primus (1930, 2pp);
– potted biography of Fr Gill by Fr John A Leonard SJ (n.d., 1p.);
– photocopies of newspaper obituaries of Fr Gill (27 Nov. 1945, 1p.);
– photocopies of obituaries from 'The Belvederian' and 'The Clongownian' (1946, 1p. each) and
– photocopy of an obituary printed in the 'Irish Province News', (Jan 1946, 3pp).

Biographical information on Fr Leonard Sheil SJ

Biographical information on Fr Leonard Sheil SJ. Includes:
– potted biography by Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ (Irish Province Archivist, 1986-2019), (1984, 1p.);
– biography of Fr Sheil entitled 'Who Travels Alone' by Fr Robert L. Stevenson SJ (Dublin: C. Goodliffe Neale (Irel.) Ltd.) (1975, 56pp);
– photocopies from the 'Jesuit Year Book' of an illustrated article by Fr Robert L. Stevenson SJ entitled ‘Emigrants’ Priest: Fr. Leonard Sheil, S.J.’ (1969, 9pp) and an illustrated appreciation of Fr Sheil by Very Rev. Joseph Flynn, M.S.S (1969, 5pp).
Also includes appreciation of Fr Sheil by Very Rev. Joseph Flynn, M.S.S., printed in 'Irish Province News' (April 1968, 2pp).

Biographical information on Fr Peter Finlay SJ (1851-1929)

Biographical information on Fr Peter Finlay SJ including:
– memorial card (2 copies);
– obituary in The Catholic Bulletin, No. 11, Vol. 19, p.961-963 (November 1929, 3pp) and
– draft of article on his life written as a ‘short memoir of the distinguished author’ to prefix the re-issue of his ‘best known book’ The Church of Christ (n.d., 8pp).
See photographs of Fr Finlay in the individual photograph collection.

Biographical information relating to Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ

Biographical information on Fr Thomas Aloysius Finlay SJ (1848-1940). Includes obituary of Fr Finlay by George O'Brien, Professor of Economics, University College, published in The Economic Journal, The Quarterly Journal of The Royal Economic Society, No. 197, Vol. 1, p.157-159 (March 1940, 3pp) and obituary, also by Prof. O'Brien published in the Irish Monthly (March 1940, p.142- 144) originally broadcast on Radio Eireann.

Finlay, Thomas A, 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Biographical material on Fr Richard Conway SJ

Biographical material on Fr Richard Conway SJ. Includes 'P. Richard Conway SJ (1573 – 1626)' by Fr John MacErlean SJ, in 13 parts, being extracts from 'The Irish Monthly', February 1923 to February 1924, bound together in one hardcover volume (74pp) and bound extract from the 'Irish Jesuit Directory', 'Fr Richard Conway SJ 1573 – 1626. Abbreviated from the account published by Fr John MacErlean, S.J. in the Irish Monthly, 1923 – 24. (n.d., 17pp).

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

Biographical notes on Fr Thomas Betagh SJ

Biographical notes on Fr Thomas Betagh SJ including:

  • Biographical skecth from 'The Irish Magazine, and Monthly Aslyum for neglected biography (March 1811);
  • 'The Life of Revered Pious Predictions of the late Very Rev. Dr Betagh..' compiled by Mr Francis Daniel, printed and sold by C.M. Warren, 8 Tight Street, 1832;

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’.

Correspondence between Joseph R. Truesdale, New York, Reverend Mother Superior, Convent of Mercy, Sligo and Fr Donal T. McCarthy SJ, related to the bequest of Mary Penny

File of correspondence between Joseph R. Truesdale, Attorney, 55 Liberty Street, New York 5, New York, United States, Reverend Mother Superior, Convent of Mercy, Sligo and Fr Donal T. McCarthy SJ, The Irish Messenger, 5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin related to the bequest of Mary Penny. Includes receipt of cheques and a request to send ‘The Messenger’ to the late Mary Penny’s sister.

Correspondence from Michael J. Freney, 5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin to Fr Charles Scantlebury SJ and Fr Charles Doyle SJ, outlining the request to include staff in wage increases

Correspondence from Michael J. Freney, 5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin to Fr Charles Scantlebury SJ and Fr Charles Doyle SJ, outlining the request to include staff in the ‘Eight Round’ of wage increases which ‘already given to most workers throughout the country’. Suggests that increase is off set by ‘increase the price of the ‘Messenger’ to 4d and that of the ‘Madonna’ the same’. Includes index figure of the cost of living between 1931-1937.

Freney, Michael J, Irish Messenger staff

Document from Patrick J O'Dwyer & Co., Auctioneers to Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ concerning the premises at 37 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin

Document from Patrick J O'Dwyer & Co., Auctioneers, Valuers & Estate Agents, 1 Clare Street, Dublin to Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ, 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin concerning the premises at 37 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin and a report as to floor area, letting value and rent.

Documents related to Sodality history and surveys

File of documents related to Sodality history and surveys. Includes 'Sodality Conference, 1955', 'A Sodality Venture: St Francis Xavier's Boys' Club' by Charles Molony SJ, '350 years - The Irish Sodalities 1598 - 1948' by Rev. E. O'Connor SJ, 'Memorandum on Sodalities of Our Lady in Ireland, 1958', Extracts from 'A History of the Society of Jesus' by Fr William Bagert SJ, 'General report on Irish Sodalities, 1966', 'The Sodality of Our Lady in Ireland', 'Sodalities of Our Lady: Survey: May 1967', 'The Sodality of Our Lady in Ireland in the Nineteenth Century' by Rev. E. O'Connor SJ, 'Report on the present state of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin in Ireland' by T F Ryan SJ, 'Nursing Sodalities', 'Common Sample Commentary Constitution for a Diocesan Sodality Federation', 'Sample Constitution and By- Laws for Union of Adult Sodalities', 'Popes who were Sodalists', calendar of 'Sancti et Beati Sodales Mariani' and record of donations from the sodality to Pope Pius XII, 1954.

Employers Indemnity policy by the Hibernian Fire & General Insurance Company Ltd to ‘Irish Messenger’ Office

Employers Indemnity policy by the Hibernian Fire & General Insurance Company Ltd to ‘Irish Messenger’ Office, No. 5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin. States that the current estimated amount of salaries id £2,610:10:0 and the present premium is £4:19:3.

Hibernian Fire and General Insurance Company, 1908-

Extract of an article by Fr John MacErlean SJ entitled 'The Superiors of the Irish Mission of the Society of Jesus 1598 – 1774'

Extract from the 'Irish Jesuit Directory', of an article by Fr John MacErlean SJ entitled 'The Superiors of the Irish Mission of the Society of Jesus 1598 – 1774'; annotated by Fr MacErlean (24pp) and handwritten draft of same which includes index at front, listing the Superiors, their date of appointment and terms of office (34pp).

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

File relating to Fr Peter M Troddyn SJ

  • IE IJA J/421/1
  • File
  • 15 September 1933-27 November 1982
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to Fr Peter M Troddyn SJ. Includes correspondence concerning his appointment as acting editor of 'Studies' following advice to Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ from his doctor to be relieved of this position (20 - 22 December 1967, 2 items). Includes correspondence concerning the publication of a manuscript by Fr Francis Finegan SJ 'The Jesuits in Ireland 1598-1773 (17 December 1973-13 December 1974, 6 items, and 6-15 March 1976, 3 items), correspondence concerning a memorial fund in honour of Dan Chambers, and ex pupil of Mungret who died in a car accident (December 1977 - 16 January 1978, 4 items). Including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, memorial card and catalogue entries.

Fire policy between Sun Insurance Office and the Society of Jesus relating to the Irish Messenger

Fire policy between Sun Insurance Office and the Society of Jesus, Church of St Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, and the Reverend James Cullen SJ of Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin. Insures stock of ‘printed books, pictures, pamphlets and unused stationary, office furniture, fixtures, fittings and utensils at No.5 Great Denmark Street, Dublin for the sum of £1,400 at a yearly sum of £1:3:9. First premium commenced 25 March 1901.

Sun Fire Office, 1706-1996

Fr Edmund Hogan SJ research on his family

A file relating to Fr Edmund Hogan SJ research on his family. Includes an offprint of an article by William Hogan entitled 'Rev. Edmund Hogan, S.J. An Eminent Great Island Scholar' published in the Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society (vol. LXX, 1965).

Fr Frederick Cuffe SJ

Biographical information on Fr Frederick Cuffe SJ.

Cuffe, Frederick, 1887-1951, Jesuit priest

Fr Henry M Browne SJ

Biographical information on Fr Henry M Browne S, including catalogue entry, obituaries and 'UCD Classics The Making of the Classical Museum', University College Dublin (2003).

Browne, Henry Martyn, 1853-1941, Jesuit priest

Fr James B Stephenson SJ

  • IE IJA J/410
  • File
  • 11 July 1925-December 1979
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File relating to Fr James B Stephenson SJ, including application to join the Society, correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials, catalogue entries and memorial card.

Stephenson, James B, 1906-1979, Jesuit priest

Fr John A Byrne SJ

Catalogue entry for Fr John A Byrne SJ (1930) and photocopy of obituary (July 1961)

Byrne, John A, 1878-1961, Jesuit priest

Fr John Casey SJ

A file relating to Fr John Casey SJ including biographical information.

Casey, John, 1873-1954, Jesuit priest

Fr Joseph Hurley's wish to write some of the Messenger of the Sacred Heart in Irish

  • IE IJA J/3/32
  • File
  • 21 November-6 December 1952
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to Fr Joseph Hurley's wish to write some of the Messenger of the Sacred Heart in Irish. Includes a letter from Fr F. Schwendimann SJ, Directio Generalis, Apostolatus Orationis, Borgo S. Spirito 5, Rome, Italy to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas Byrne SJ expressing his worry over different dialects in Ireland and the possibility of misinterpretation (21 November 1952, 1p). Includes a copy reply from Fr Provincial explaining that although differences do occur within the Irish language in different parts of Ireland the meaning would not be misinterpreted (26 November 1952, 1p).

Hurley, Joseph, 1905-1984, Jesuit priest and Irish language editor

Fr Peter Dwyer SJ

Information of the novice, catalogue entry and obituary for Fr Peter Dwyer SJ.

Dwyer, Peter, 1879-1945, Jesuit priest

Fr Stephen Curran SJ

Catalogue entry, passport photograph and obituary for Fr Stephen Curran SJ.

Curran, Stephen, 1911-1960, Jesuit priest

Fr Thomas Kelly SJ

Obituaries for Fr Thomas Kelly SJ.

Kelly, Thomas, 1829-1898, Jesuit priest

Holograph letter from Bishop Hugh MacSherry, South Africa to Fr McLoughlin SJ, thanking him for the collections by the readers of the Irish Messenger

Holograph letter from Bishop Hugh MacSherry, 2 Prospect Hill, Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Fr Stanislaus McLoughlin SJ, thanking him for the collections by the readers of the Irish Messenger in 1926 and 1927. Includes receipts for the value of £27 and £30.

MacSherry, Hugh, 1852-1940, Roman Catholic Bishop

Irish Province News, Galway

Photocopies of entries for the Jesuit community at Galway and at St Ignatius College, contained in the Jesuit publication, the Irish Province News.

Letter from Fr John Conmee SJ to Fr Matthew Russell SJ

Letter from Fr John Conmee SJ, University College, Dublin to Fr Matthew Russell SJ (Editor of 'The Irish Monthly'), thanking him for the ‘kind and encouraging things’ Fr Russell said of Fr Conmee’s ‘little paper’ i.e. 'Old Times in the Barony', which was published as a booklet in 1900. “Anything I may write on the Barony is already promised to the New Ireland. If I can send you any thing worth printing…I will – but I only write on compulsion and compose – as the Scotch joke– wi’ deefeculty’ ”.

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 Joseph Hurley SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning a crisis in the administration of Cullacht Mhuire

Letter from Fr Joseph Hurley SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Cecil McGarry SJ concerning a crisis in the administration of Cullacht Mhuire with a knock on effect in the administration of FÁS and An Timire. Seeks an appointment with Fr Provincial to discuss the situation. Refers also to his health and expresses his concern for the survival of An Timire under the circumstances.

Hurley, Joseph, 1905-1984, Jesuit priest and Irish language editor

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

Letter from Fr Timothy Corocran SJ to Fr John Hannon SJ concerning the assertion in 'The Month' that there is no chair of theology in the National University,

  • IE IJA J/176/2
  • File
  • 3 December 1912; 10 November 1929
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letter from Fr Timothy Corocran SJ, Department of Education, University College Dublin to Fr John Hannon SJ, Professor of Catholic Theology in the National University of Ireland, concerning the assertion in 'The Month', November 1929, that there is no chair of theology in the National University, and that the late Fr Peter Finlay SJ, could not have occupied such a position. Includes clippings on the legalities of the Professorship of Theology at the National University of Ireland (1908-1912) and counterpart deed of endowment of the Professorship of Catholic Theology in the National University of Ireland.93 December 1912).

Corcoran, Timothy, 1872-1943, Jesuit priest

Letter from the Vicar Apostolate of Hong Kong, Enrico Valtorta to [ ], Rome concerning the Chinese mission

Copy of a letter from the Vicar Apostolate of Hong Kong, Enrico Valtorta to [ ] (not a Jesuit but somebody in Rome) concerning the Chinese mission. Remarks that the Irish Jesuits would be advised to take on a hostel or a college or both and revive the publication 'Rock'. Remarks that men are available to go to China. Suggests that some Irish Jesuits should be sent to study Chinese in the Benedictine University in Peking prior to teaching in the Jesuit college in Hong Kong.

Valtorta, Enrico Pascal, 1883-1951, Apostolic Vicar and Roman Catholic Bishop of Hong Kong

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Bishop Theodor Kramer, Würzburg, on sending Fr Gwynn a paper on the Cult of St Killian

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Bishop Theodor Kramer, Würzburg, on sending Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ a paper on the Cult of St. Killian (3pp). Includes copy of Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ review of 'New Light on St. Killian' by J. Dienemann (Würzburg, 1955) the 'Irish Ecclesiastical Record', 1957 (88, pp.1–16) ).

Letter to Fr Matthew Meade SJ from Sister M. Patrick, Presentation Convent, George’s Hill, Dublin, concerning a crucifix in their convent believed to have been once owned by St Francis Xavier

Letter to Fr Matthew Meade SJ from Sister M. Patrick, Presentation Convent, George’s Hill, Dublin, concerning a crucifix in their convent believed to have been once owned by St Francis Xavier. Includes extract concerning the crucifix from ‘St Joseph’s Sheaf’ of 1903 and brief illustrated pamphlet on the same topic.

Letter to Fr William A Sutton SJ from his brother, Sir Abraham Sutton

Letter to Fr William A Sutton SJ from his brother, Sir Abraham Sutton following the publication of 'The Clongownian' in June 1921, containing a photograph of him (Sir Abraham), following his election as President of the Clongowes Union, for 1920 – 1921, and an appreciation (p.120 – 121). States in his letter ‘Dont fail to read 'The Clongownian'. You will be amazed to read about your younger brother as indeed he was to read about himself.…I suspect who wrote it but I am not quite certain. It is artistically done but much over laudatory. You cried when I returned to the world but Providence decreed otherwise for there were many family matters that required my special attention. Just think I entered my 73rd year on last Monday. Oh how short they appear now!’

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

  • IE IJA J/10/12
  • File
  • 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

Letters from Fr Francis Browne SJ to the Irish Provincial on various matters

  • IE IJA J/7/10
  • File
  • 24 July 1942-14 July 1947
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from Fr Francis Browne SJ, many written from St Mary’s, Emo, Portarlington, County Laois, to the Irish Provincial on various matters (mostly seeking permission to travel to different locations for the purposes of giving retreats, lectures, visiting friends and family), including his health and his photographic work. Includes letters:
– referring to his securing photos of ‘the ruins on Inniscaltra in Lough Derg…(and)…Castletown at Celbridge’ (29 June 1944, 2pp);
– referring to his eldest sister, Mother Josephine in the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, County Dublin (17 and 20 September 1944, 2 items);
– concerning his travelling expenses (28 October and 2 November 1944, 2 items);
– his making ‘a set of photographs in Curraghmore House … because I am collecting a set of Georgian Houses & Curraghmore was on the list given me by the Georgian Society’ (9 April 1945, 3pp);
– regarding his ‘camera work’. ‘As you know, I am supplying a series of pictures of “Historic Mansions” each month to ‘Irish Tatler & Sketch’. The first of the series were photos of Shelton Abbey for which the present Lord Wicklow gave his very willing approval…he proposes utilising c as a kind of Hotel or “Country Club” He asked me whether it would be possible for me to go there again to take further photos before the necessary alterations are made’ (8 April 1947, 3pp);
– stating ‘…the editor of ‘Tatler & Sketch’ is pressing me for a further series of “Historic Mansions” to be published in the Autumn. Apparently he found that the first series – Jan. to May – was very popular. Would you permit me to do some journeys for this purpose & to debit them to a “Villa” account: not, as usual, to my Camera account?’ (23 June 1947, 3pp) and
– stating ‘I enclose a list of places I wish to photograph for my next series of “Historic Mansions” – which is due to begin in October. The last set – January – May, brought me £25, & the next will be even more profitable, because the Editor told me that he is so satisfied with the results, that he will print more pictures of each house in the next series’ (14 July 1947, 2pp).

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Letters from Fr John FX O'Brien SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the community at Rathfarnham and the 'Irish Monthly'

A file of letters from Fr John FX O'Brien SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ. Includes a letter concerning the community at Rathfarnham and the 'Irish Monthly'. Remarks that the publication should be 'pushed' by using posters to draw attention to it (17 December 1915, 4pp). Includes a letter suggesting Fr Kelly as business manager for the 'Irish Monthly' (17 August 1918, 4pp). Includes a letter revising his suggestion about Fr Kelly. Remarks '...I seem to have been much astray. The trouble is chiefly this: he is not a "man of action"; instead of doing, he thinks and talks about doing them.' (11 November 1918, 4pp).

O'Brien, John FX, 1873-1920, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Joseph Darlington SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial concerning matters in the community, the Jesuit Juniors and 'The Irish Monthly'

A file of letters from Fr Joseph Darlington SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ concerning matters in the community and the spiritual direction/instruction of the Juniors and 'The Irish Monthly'. Includes a letter expressing his pleasure on taking over the editorship of 'The Irish Monthly'. Remarks that he has been missing something since he resigned as a professor in University College and feels this will fill the gap. (20 January 1920, 4pp) Includes a rough financial statement of 'The Irish Monthly' and a letter expressing his concern over the finances of the publication. (2 April 1920, 2pp & 17 August 1920, 2pp).

Darlington, Joseph, 1850-1939, Jesuit priest

Letters from Fr Lambert McKenna SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, to Irish Fr Provincial, on the mix up over his entry into the University

A file of letters from Fr Lambert McKenna SJ, Rathfarnham Castle, County Dublin to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V. Nolan SJ. Includes a letter concerning the mix up over his entry into the University. Remarks that he is trying to sort the problem out (nd, 2pp). Includes a letter referring to the Irish Dictionary he compiled (8 December [ ], 2pp). Includes a letter referring to the accounts of the 'Irish Monthly' (21 November 1916, 3pp).

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

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

  • IE IJA J/10/117
  • File
  • 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 of condolence following Fr Thomas Finlay’s death to Fr Provincial Laurence C. Kieran SJ

  • IE IJA J/9/2
  • File
  • 12 January –15 February 1940
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters of condolence following Fr Thomas Finlay’s death to Fr Provincial Laurence C. Kieran SJ, from various organisations with which Fr Finlay was associated. Includes letters from the Senate of the National University of Ireland, the Trustees of the National Library, the Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society, the Central Savings Committee, the Council of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Cavan Urban District Council, the Irish Technical Education Association, the Templecrone Co-operative Agricultural Society and University College Dublin.

Finlay, Thomas A, 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

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