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Account book for Dublin Food Supply Society Ltd

Account book for Dublin Food Supply Society (DFSS), a society with which Fr Thomas Finlay SJ was associated and whose object was the supply of cheap food to the poor of Dublin in difficulties due to either the Great War or the ‘local Irish situation’.

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

Account book for the Jesuit community at St Ignatius College, Galway

  • IE IJA SC/GALW/8/13
  • File
  • September 1911-August 1913; September 1923-August 1926; 6 August 1927-October 1932; November 1932-August 1935
  • Part of Jesuit colleges in Ireland

Account book for the Jesuit community at St Ignatius College, Galway which details receipts and expenses, including reference to: Travel expenses, alms, draper, stationary, butcher, food, servant wages, books, organist, oil, dentist, watchmaker.

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

Account for the Melbourne Mission

Account for the Melbourne Mission, total receipts and expenses in Australia, '3 students and one teacher were fed daily'.

Irish Jesuit Mission to Australia, 1865-1931

Account ledger of receipts and expenses for St Ignatius, Galway

Account ledger of receipts and expenses for St Ignatius, Galway. Receipts include church collections, intentions, pensions (record of the payment of school fees entered as paid, in instalments). Expenses include travel, food (butter, bread, vegetables, meat, fish, and fowl) stamps, milk, oil, candles, wages, printing and clothing repairs. Also includes handwritten inserts of expenses such as Gas (January 1892).

Account ledger of St Ignatius College, Galway

  • IE IJA SC/GALW/8/3
  • Item
  • (1 September 1911- ); 1 September 1919 - 1 August 1926; August 1927 - July 1933
  • Part of Jesuit colleges in Ireland

Handwritten account ledger of St Ignatius College, Galway. First entry is a balance sheet which includes: liabilities such as sundry creditors; loan; and assets such as sundry debtors, premises, church, furniture, schoolbooks, investments, and cash in bank. Entries are divided by month, ‘Fruit, Veg…Weekly Bills, Organ Blower, Choir Music, Mrs. Tierney, Books & Papers’(January 1921). Includes reference to school grants (1921 - 1925); electric light (1921 - 1927) dividends from investments (1922 - 1925); rates insurance and rent payable (1922 - 1925); visitors and their length of stay and payment (1921 - 1926), weekly bills (1919 - 1921); Personal (1921 - 1922) at rear of volume.

Bankbooks for St Ignatius Church and Jesuit community, Galway

Record of all transactions involving St Ignatius Church and Jesuit community Galway. Describes transactions such as ‘Electric’, giving date and amount, (11 April 1910). Handwritten entries detail lodgements and expenses such as: choir, whiskey, stationary, clothing, electric light, rates, books, shoemaker, furniture, painting, plumber, printing, chemist etc…

Bound volume of the accounts of the Australian Mission in account with the Irish Province

Bound volume of the accounts of the Australian Mission in account with the Irish Province. Includes Robert Little Estate (23 March 1922 - 25 February 1926, pp. 246 - 247), Fr Joseph Canavan's Estate (1 March 1924, p. 399), Half Year's Contribution (25 March 1884 - 29 September 1884 pp. 401 - 402).

Irish Jesuit Mission to Australia, 1865-1931

Case for Counsel on behalf of Fr Charles Doyle SJ acting under Power of Attorney on behalf of the Revd Fr Fahy SJ

Case for Counsel on behalf of Fr Charles Doyle SJ acting under Power of Attorney on behalf of the Revd. Fr Fahy SJ, executor of the Rev. Peter Finlay SJ deceased, concerning two trusts in which Fr Finlay was involved – the Jane Margaret Wall trust and the Evelyn Egan trust (14 February 1935, 17pp). Includes Counsel’s opinion dated 5 March 1935 and copies of relevant documents such as copy will and probate of Miss Jane Margaret Wall deceased (2 membranes); office copy judgement of Justice Madden in the matter of Finlay v Wall (17 February 1910, 2pp); copy will of Fr Peter Finlay deceased (30 April 1917, 1p.); notebook containing details of income and expenditure of trust fund money and draft deed appointing new trustees Frs. Peter Finlay, John Hannon and John Deevy in both cases (1929, 4pp).

Correspondence between Mission Office & Zambia

File of correspondence relating to finance between Frs Thomas J. Martin SJ and Vincent Murphy SJ, Mission Office, Dublin and Irish Jesuits in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) including Jesuits William Lee, Joseph Gill, Daniel Byrne, Louis Meagher, Tom Cooney, Des O'Loghlen, James Carroll, John J. O'Leary, Eddie Murphy and John Counihan concerning finance (1951-1978). Includes notes concerning statement of Principal Expenses (1949-1954); annual accounts (1951-1952; 1956-1957; 1965-1966) of Northern Rhodesia / Zambia; contents and financial details of material (trunks) sent to Zambia and procedure for travelling to Northern Rhodesia / Zambia (1956-1963); list of Jesuits who departed for Zambia (1965-1966); Zambia Province Fund (1986).

Correspondence from Archbishop Adam Kozlowiecki (1955-1972)

File of correspondence between Fr Thomas J. Martin SJ, Dublin, Ireland and Monsignor Adam Kozlowiecki SJ (at various times Vicar Apostolic of Lusaka, Archbishop of Lusaka and Cardinal) Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia / Zambia. Includes letters from Fr Paddy Walsh SJ; signed postcard and photograph by Archbishop Kozlowiecki; correspondence on fundraising issues and finance.

Kozłowiecki, Adam, 1911-2007, Archbishop of Lusaka

Letters from Irish Jesuits in Zambia to the Mission Office, Ireland

File of correspondence from Irish Jesuits mainly in Chikuni and Choma, Northern Rhodesia (Zambia) to Fr Thomas J. Martin SJ, Mission Office, Milltown Park (later Upper Sherrard Street), Dublin concerning the Chikuni Mission (administration, building plans, school life, finance, requests for supplies and general life there). Includes letters from Frs Dan Byrne, Arthur Clarke, Bernard Collins, Tom Cooney, Joseph Mary Gill, William Lee, Joe McCarthy, Tom McGivern, Louis Meagher, Des O'Loghlen, Charles O'Connor and Brian Sharkey.

  • letter from Fr Joseph Mary Gill SJ indicating the work he has to do as a teacher as well as been Mission Procurator '...the farm is a big worry. There is something wrong with the cattle and five have just died and a number of the others are sick' (12 October 1950);
  • statement by Fr Brian Sharkey SJ entitled 'Some highlights in missionary life for me' which outlines his time at the Chikuni Mission [1951];
  • letter from Fr Tom Cooney SJ in which he describes the plant needed from Bord na Mona, 'the 60 K.V.A. would be rather large for Chikuni' (16 September 1953); - Chikuni Mission statistics for the year ending 31st December 1953; - letter from Fr Thomas McGivern SJ which includes plan of a map of the buildings at Chikuni (1 January 1954);
  • letter in which Fr Louis Meagher SJ is frustrated with the lack of skills of those been sent out to the mission, 'Could it not be possible to arrange that the brother in Tullabeg be detailed off to give lesson to the scholastics once their names are made known for the missions' (29 September 1956);
  • letter from Fr Des O'Loghlen SJ, Choma, Northern Rhodesia informing of the death of Fr Danny Byrne SJ (6 May 1964);
  • account of the death of Fr Arthur Cox (11 June 1965).

Letters from John Duff, Castletown, Isle of Man to Fr Matthew Gahan SJ

Letters from John Duff, Castletown, Isle of Man to Fr Matthew Gahan SJ.[Douglas, Isle of Man]. The first letter thanks Fr Gahan for officiating at his marriage. The second letter refers to a debt of money due to Fr Gahan. Remarks that he is not pleased with the tone of Fr Gahan's letter in which he requests repayment. Remarks that he is not liable for the debt and advises Fr Gahan to contact Robert Duff of the late firm owned by Robert and John Duff for repayment of the debt.

Duff, John

Minutes book of meetings of Dublin Food Supply Society

  • IE IJA J/9/7
  • Item
  • 29 April 1921 – 6 March 1925
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Volume of minutes of committee meetings of the Dublin Food Supply Society (DFSS), a society with which Fr Thomas Finlay SJ was associated and whose object was the supply of cheap food to the poor of Dublin in difficulties due to either the Great War or the ‘local Irish situation’. Includes: six enclosures – profit and loss account (31 December 1919, 2 items); profit and loss account (1920, 1p.); Report of the Annual General Meeting (16 May 1921, 1p.); profit and loss account and Report of the Annual General Meeting (February 1925, 2 items).

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

Minutes of meetings of Dublin Food Supply Society

  • IE IJA J/9/5
  • Item
  • 8 December 1916 – 6 March 1918
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Volume of minutes of committee meetings of the Dublin Food Supply Society (DFSS), a society with which Fr Thomas Finlay SJ was associated and whose object was the supply of cheap food to the poor of Dublin in difficulties due to either the Great War or the ‘local Irish situation’. Fr Thomas Finlay SJ, who had previously worked with Sir Horace Plunkett in the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society, established the Dublin Food Supply Company (1916-1926) at a meeting in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Lincoln Place.

The following individuals became part of the Dublin Food Supply Company committee: Lady Frances Moloney (Chairperson) (in 1918, she became one of the founders of the Missionary Sisters of St Columban), Miss Conroy, Miss Janet Cunningham, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Cogan, Mrs O’Brien, Mr McKee, Mr Fallon, Mr Desmond O’Brien, Mr Cruise O’Brien, Mr Michael J. Dillon and Mr W.A. Ryan. It was agreed that 4 Killarney Street (later transferred to 10 Lower Gloucester Street) should be taken temporarily as a shop, from Monday 18 December 1916. The society had £137 in their account and Fr Tom Finlay SJ was able to source ten gallons of milk, Lady Moloney secured a half a ton of potatoes and Mr O’ Brien, bags for the potatoes from IAWS. The milk crisis of 1917 resulted in the Corporation of Dublin requesting that the Dublin Food Supply Company take over the distribution of the milk supply previously provided by them. By 1918, depots where food and milk could be bought were located at: Grattan Street; Francis Street (later transferred to 88 Thomas Street); North King Street and Old Camden Street. By 1924, further properties were bought at Gloucester Place Upper; Middle Gardiner Street and No. 1 Pimlico, parish of St. Catherine, city of Dublin to ‘carry on business solely for the purpose of supplying to the poor, all or any manner of household supplies at such a price and no greater over and above the wholesale price as will cover rents and other costs of distribution’. In February 1925, the Dublin Food Supply Company was running a deficit and the falling off in trade due to the business depression resulted in the ceasing of operations in 1926.

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

Minutes of meetings of Dublin Food Supply Society cont..

  • IE IJA J/9/6
  • File
  • 22 February 1918 – 22 April 1921
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Volume of minutes of committee meetings of the Dublin Food Supply Society (DFSS), a society with which Fr Thomas Finlay SJ was associated and whose object was the supply of cheap food to the poor of Dublin in difficulties due to either the Great War or the ‘local Irish situation’. Includes an explanatory note (n.d., 1p.) in an unidentified hand, which references typed history of Society by Michael Dillon, 8 March 1918.

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

St Ignatius Parents’ Association

Copy letter from D. Nevin (St. Ignatius Parents’ Association (Reconstruction) to parents asking for contributions ‘towards defraying the very heavy cost of reconstruction of St Ignatius College, Galway’. Indicates how to contribute and explains the chance of getting a gift of £25 or £50 for every pound contributed.