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Album compiled by Fr Henry Gill SJ containing newspaper clippings, photographs and letters

Album compiled by Fr Henry Gill SJ containing newspaper clippings, photographs and letters. Includes:
– newspaper clipping referring to a meeting of the Royal Dublin Society before which a paper by Fr Gill entitled ‘The Theory of the Stratified Discharge in Geissler Tubes’ was communicated by the Registrar Mr. Moss (n.d., 1p.);
– letter from Prof Charles J. Joly, D.Sc., F.R.S., Dunsink Observatory, Co. Dublin (Honorary Secretary of the R.D.S.) stating ‘Your beautiful illustration of precession and nutation is quite new to me and I think you should certainly send it to 'Nature'. I am keeping the figures as you kindly say I may’ (24 March 1903, 1p.);
– black and white photograph of the hunt at Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare ([1903?], 1p.) and note to Fr Gill from the “Proprietors of ‘The Badminton Magazine’ enclosing a cheque for £1.1s as a prize in their photograph competition (27 April 1903, 1p.);
– clipping from a magazine/newspaper concerning the marriage of his sister, Miss Mary Catherine Gill, only daughter of Mr Henry J. Gill, M.A., J.P., of Roebuck House, Clonskeagh, Dublin with Mr. William Harrington, of Cherryfield, Templeogue on 16 June 19?? . Also includes two photographs of the room with the table laid out for the wedding breakfast (16 June 19??, 4 items);
– newspaper report on a lecture given by Fr Gill before the Royal Dublin Society on ‘a possible connection between the recent disturbances at Vesuvius and San Francisco’ ([June 1906], 1p.);
– clipping from the 'Freeman’s Journal' referring to Fr Gill’s theory ‘according to which earthquakes and such like disturbances at one place may, under certain conditions, give rise to corresponding shocks in other places’ (24 August 1906, 1p.);
– clipping on the opening of a new wing of the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge by Lord Rayleigh. Includes reference to Mr H. V. Gill’s experiments with spinning tops to illustrate earthquake reactions (19 June 1908, 2pp);
– extract from 'The Tablet' containing the following reference to Fr Gill in its University Notes, ‘…we must congratulate the Rev. H. V. Gill, of St Edmund House, upon his Research Degree won by a Thesis on ‘A New Glow in Vacuum Tubes.’ Father Gill has exhibited his apparatus before the Royal Society, and was also invited to exhibit it by the Royal Institution.’ (see also J17/29) (26 June 1909, 2pp);
– notice advertising Fr Gill’s ‘Earthquake Top…with handle for spinning, and lead bullets’ for 7s.6d. (n.d., 1p.);
– clipping from the 'Freeman’s Journal' on a lecture on ‘Wireless Telegraphy’ given by Fr. Gill in Belvedere College on 6 May 1912 (7 May 1912, 4pp);
– extract from 'The Tablet' of an article entitled ‘The Cardinal at Cambridge A Representative University Gathering’ containing the following reference to Fr Gill, ‘Sir J.J. Thomson, F.R.S., who responded for science, said that this was not the first time that he had had the pleasure of meeting and working with members of that Society. One of them, Father Gill, worked in his laboratory and did extremely valuable and able work, and developed a great power of dealing with physical problems’ (18 May 1912, 3pp);
– photograph of a physics laboratory (possibly one of the labs at Clongowes Wood College) (n.d., 1 item)
– photographs relating to Fr Gill’s research work (n.d., 5 items).

Biographical information on Br William Glanville SJ

  • IE IJA J/165/1
  • File
  • 2 August 1944 - 6 March 1984
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Biographical information on Br William Glanville SJ and correspondence with Irish Fr Provincials. Includes a photograph of Br William Glanville SJ and Fr Sean Noonan SJ, September 1957, and mortuary card.

Clongowes Wood College SJ

The papers relate to the Jesuit community who lived at of Clongowes Wood College, with a small amount of material on the College. This includes correspondence, maps, booklets and pamphlets, photographs, and articles on issues such as: the history of Clongowes Wood College ([1719]; 1809-1981); the Jesuit community - general administration, customs, finances, house histories and annual letters (1816-1989); College - prospectus, fees, pupils, sodalities, examinations, timetables and subjects, debating society, dramatics, teaching staff (1820-1964); photographs - chapels, students, community, exterior & interior, teaching staff (188[ ]-1977).

Clongowes Wood College SJ, County Kildare, 1814-

Copy correspondence between James Campbell and Messrs. Blount, Lynch and Petre concerning the charges on Garrisker and the rate

  • IE IJA J/38/5
  • Item
  • 31 March - 6 April 1886
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Copy correspondence between James Campbell, 10 Inns Quay, Dublin and Messrs. Blount, Lynch and Petre, Fitzalan House, Arundel Street, Strand, London concerning the charges on Garrisker and the rate of six per cent. Remarks that Mr. A. D. Nicolls is anxious for a settlement (31 March 1886).

Blount, Lynch and Petre, solicitors

Copy of an original letter from Edmund Rice to Fr Peter Kenney SJ, Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare asking for news from Clongowes

Typed text from a copy of an original letter from Edmund Rice to Fr Peter Kenney SJ, Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare asking for news from Clongowes. Remarks that he and others are confused '...on account of this Roman Rescript on the Veto.' Continues 'It is considered here that the treatment was most contemptible to the Irish Bishops, Clergy and people.' Refers to Fr St Leger's family who '...are teasing me to write to you to know do you expect him. The Bishop told me it would be well to know as if there was no expectation of him that the matter should be broken to his poor mother.'

Rice, Edmund Ignatius, 1766-1844, religious and educator

Decision to postpone Fr Hurley's last vows

  • IE IJA J/3/7
  • File
  • 27 December 1939-8 December 1940
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to Irish Fr Provincial's Laurence Kieran SJ, decision to postpone Fr Joseph Hurley's last vows.

Kieran, Laurence J, 1881-1945, Jesuit priest

Diary of Fr William A Sutton SJ

  • IE IJA J/18/13
  • Item
  • 18 December 1901 - 17 December 1902; 31 August 1909; 1 October 1912 - 20 November 1912
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Diary includes entry dated 31 August 1909 which reads, ‘Since coming here to Mungret six years ago I’ve been struggling on much on the old lines ever seeking peace one way or another…It came upon me quite by surprise to be sent here from M(ill)town Park. I had been told I sh(oul)d be there 10 years (of course not for certain). Any way I made best of it. It was compensation to get away from relatives who had given me awful bother, poor creatures. I came here as Vice Rector & had lots of teaching. I had to study much & got on well enough. I expected to be appointed Rector, but after 2 years ceased to be Superior & felt it someways though I would have chosen it too.…In the matter of Latin it seems to me as if I had never known much about it before & still I am far from being a Latin scholar. This is absolutely true. Last year I had 2nd Arts Pass Greek & learnt a good deal about it too & glad of additional insight.…First year I had 1st Arts English Pass & Honors besides Pass [ ] of B.A. [And] 2nd Arts. Eyes got affected. Two months not allowed to read. Enjoyed the time. This year I had only Lat(in) B.A. & 2nd Arts & so like last year.…For all my reading, writing, thinking, results not much. I have not turned out at all what I expected. Much better so. I have given up thinking I ever shall.…I am now in my 63rd year, old enough to have sense. It is something to know that one has not much sense & never shall. Men are but children of larger growth.…one w(oul)d think I ought to have made more mark. Since I came here six years ago I have never been asked to preach anywhere, not even at the Crescent. I am glad now. I am determined for the future to be absolutely truthful with regard to mental state, & give up all sham.…I have a great deal of the buffoon in me. This vacation I was three weeks away at C.W.C.,…(Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare)…in Dublin & in [...]. All that time I was going about & meeting many. I joked & told stories & made people laugh &…in my own esteem shone & I am sure several thought I was always goodhumoured… the truth is very different.…As I have given up all desire of distinguishing myself, of attracting notice etc. I will try to make diary a companion.…The way to please God is to be as useful & helpful as one can. I must try. Reading & writing may be best for me.’

Diary is resumed after a three year break, on 1st October 1912, in an entry beginning ‘Tullabeg. here since Aug. 24th 1911.’

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).

Fr James T Casey SJ

A file relating to Fr James T Casey SJ including biographical information.

Casey, James Thomas, 1907-1985, Jesuit priest

Fr John Errington SJ

The papers represented in this collection relate to an estate in Counties Kildare and Westmeath inherited by Fr John Errington SJ. Although Fr Errington was a member of the English Province, it was decided that the estate he inherited should be administered by the Irish Province who should also benefit from the income (J38/61 and J38/62).

The many legal documents contained in this collection highlight the complex nature of landed estates, particularly when the Land Commission became involved. It is difficult to trace exactly how Fr Errington came to inherit the estate in counties Kildare and Westmeath. But one document in particular, J38/27, reveals some valuable information. It would appear that a gentleman by the name of John Hyacinth Nangle (died 17 September 1865) left his estate to a number of beneficiaries, namely his wife Mary Nangle, George A. Nicolls (who was also appointed executor), Sir Percy Nugent and John Errington (later Fr Errington SJ). Following the deaths of Mary Nangle and Sir Percy Nugent (who died without issue - needs checking) the latter appointed George A. Nicolls, Walter Sweetman and Margaret Nugent executors and executrix of his will. In addition George A. Nicolls was appointed a trustee of the will of John Hyacinth Nangle instead of Sir Percy Nugent, deceased. After the death of George A. Nicolls his estate passed to his brother Archibald Dowdall Nicolls. This man died without issue and it would appear that Fr Errington inherited the Garrisker estate. Letters written by Fr Errington reveal that he had little knowledge of the property (J38/63). However, in a letter to Fr Farley he refers to a Cecil Nugent and remarks 'I was under the impression that Cecil Nugent who died lately in Canada without issue was the last in the entail...' (J38/64).

Errington, John, 1847-1925, Jesuit priest

Fr William Dargan SJ

  • IE IJA J/117
  • File
  • 18 June 1922 - 27 December 1983
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to Fr William Dargan SJ, including biographical information, black and white photographs, birth certificate and stole with the initials W.D. (William Dargan) and the date of his ordination, 31 July 1935.

Dargan, William, 1904-1983, Jesuit priest

From Fr Al. Simpson SJ in Stonyhurst College, England to Fr Patrick Bracken SJ

Letter from Fr Al. Simpson SJ, Stonyhurst College, England to Fr Patrick Bracken SJ. Congratulates the latter on the quality of his French, and corrects some errors that appeared in his letter. Refers to Fr Peter Kenney SJ and his imminent arrival in Stonyhurst. Also discusses the Jesuit presence in France, and their establishment of ‘petits seminaires’ there. Announces his departure for Paris in September. (In French).

Letter from Crawford Hartnell to Fr Browne concerning information on Baron George, James Calvert Stronge and the viwes of the River Liffey

Letter from Crawford Hartnell, Wilson & Hartnell & Co., Publishers and Press Agents, Commercial Buildings, Dublin to Fr Frank Browne SJ, Milltown Park, Dublin concerning information he discovered on Baron George and James Calvert Stronge. Advise Fr Browne that he should obtain a photograph of the River Liffey from the drawing room window of Harristown, near Newbridge for his book on the Liffey.

Hartnell, Crawford

Letter from Fr Charles Aylmer SJ, Rome to Fr Matthew Gahan SJ, Clongowes Wood, Naas

Letter from Fr Charles Aylmer SJ, Rome, Italy to Fr Matthew Gahan SJ, Clongowes Wood, Naas, Kildare concerning domestic issues in Rome. Refers to a group of Polish fathers who are destined for Clongowes but remarks that he does not know when they will commence their journey. Refers to the General Congregation and the naming of the new Fr. General. Remarks 'You have no idea of all the imbroglios which I have witnessed here; men are men everywhere. I have so little that could edify you on the subject that I judge it more prudent not to enter upon it.' Asks to be remembered to members of the community in Clongowes Wood.

Aylmer, Charles, 1786-1849, Jesuit priest

Letter from Fr Charles O'Connor SJ to Fr Rector, St Mary's, Emo describing how the Society became beneficiaries in the will of Rebecca Codd

Letter from Fr Charles O'Connor SJ, Clongowes Wood College, Naas, County Kildare to Fr Joseph Dargan SJ, Rector, St Mary's, Emo describing how the Society became beneficiaries in the will of Rebecca Codd and the items that were left to the Society in her will.

O'Connor, Charles E, 1920-2014, Jesuit priest

Letter from Fr Hilary Lawton SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning changes in the course of studies of Clongowes

Letter from Fr Hilary Lawton SJ, Clongowes Wood College, Naas, County Kildare to Irish Fr Provincial Thomas Byrne SJ concerning changes in the course of studies of Clongowes he is planning. Seeks permission to travel to England, Holland and Belgium to see other methods of education at work.

Lawton, Hilary, 1912-1984, Jesuit priest

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 Peter Kenney SJ to Fr Patrick Bracken SJ, 10 December 1835

From Fr Peter Kenney SJ to Fr Patrick Bracken SJ. Announces that he will not be able to go to Tullabeg that year. Reports on the situation in Clongowes, and on the various Jesuits residents there. Reports also on the Jesuit mission in the Isle of Man, where Fr Aylmer stopped for a time to assess the situation. Refers to the debate on the question of whether the mission there should be retained by the Irish Jesuits, and also to the opening of a new chapel in Douglas.

Kenney, Peter J, 1779-1841, Jesuit priest and educator

Letter from Fr Peter Kenney SJ to Fr Patrick Bracken SJ, 20 March 1837

From Fr Peter Kenney SJ to Fr Patrick Bracken SJ. Discusses the withdrawal of Irish Jesuits from their mission in the Isle of Man, with reference to the financial and logistical operations involved. Refers to the death of Fr Gahan, and the bishop’s reaction to it and to the departure of the Irish Jesuits. Also refers to Fr Aylmer’s reaction. Reports on the situation in Clongowes, and to the small amount of money received in the collections. Hopes that Fr Bracken will make his visitation within the month.

Kenney, Peter J, 1779-1841, Jesuit priest and educator

Letter from Fr Peter Kenney SJ, writing to Fr Patrick Bracken SJ Church of St Francis, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin

Letter from Fr Peter Kenney SJ, writing to Fr Patrick Bracken SJ Church of St Francis, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin. Suggests that the latter hold his Consultation at Clongowes, and that it be deferred until after Easter. Refers to the books brought back from Paris by Mr O'Grady, and asks Fr Bracken to let him know which ones to keep. Reports on a Novena he participated in, and also on the exercise he has been taking recently.

Kenney, Peter J, 1779-1841, Jesuit priest and educator

Letter from Fr Robert Haly SJ to Fr Charles Aylmer SJ

Letter from Fr Robert Haly SJ, Clongowes Wood, Kildare to Fr Charles Aylmer SJ concerning Fr Gahan's will. Remarks that as one of the legatees named in the will he agrees to assign any property he is entitled to, to Dr. Briggs.

Haly, Robert, 1796-1882, Jesuit priest

Letter from Irish Fr Provincial to Fr Joseph Dargan SJ, Rector, St Mary's, Emo thanking him for sending Fr O'Connor's letter regarding the Codd bequest

Letter from Irish Fr Provincial Cecil McGarry SJ to Fr Joseph Dargan SJ, Rector, St Mary's, Emo thanking him for sending Fr O'Connor's letter regarding the Codd bequest. Remarks that he is going to offer the library, the portraits and the bust to Clongowes Wood College.

McGarry, Cecil, 1929-2009, Jesuit priest

Letter from S.F. O'Mahony, Seminaire du Grand, Paris to his father on the question his entry to the Society of Jesus

Letter from S.F. O'Mahony, Seminaire du Grand, Montrouge, Paris to his father (Martin Mahony) on the question of where he shall minister ‘…it is of no Consequence that I serve my God in one climate preferably to another provided I accomplish faithfully his ever adorable will, all I ask is to be allowed to follow his voice which evidently calls me to the Society, and of that you can entertain no reasonable doubt. The rest is not essential, so I abandon it to whatever dispositions may be made by you and my Superiors. As I am of an age at which tis customary in France to receive the Ecclesiastical tonsure, I hope you will have no objection to my contracting this preliminary obligation to persevere, begging you to obtain the necessary documents from Our Bishop to whose prayers I wish to be recommended.…I received two letters from the Clongonians but decline answering as I feel every day more & more the necessity of absolute retirement and complete sequestration to enable myself to meet with some confidence the serious duties which will be one day incumbent on me & which I learn in my solitude to appreciate.’ On reverse is a letter in French, by Fr Jean Baptiste Gury SJ, Master of Novices, Montrouge, Paris, France to the father of S.F. O'Mahony regarding his son's entry into the Society.

Mahony, Francis Sylvester, 1804-1866, priest and humorist

Letter to Dr Michael Cox from Fr Gerald Manley Hopkins SJ

Holograph letter to Dr Michael Cox from Fr Gerard Manley Hopkins, in which he comments on the thesis of a book, or pamphlet, lent to him by Dr. Cox. The book in question was 'Arts and Industries in Ireland' by S.A. [Sarah Atkinson] (Dublin: M.H. Gill & Son: 1882), which contains two essays, one of which is ‘Irish Wool and Woollens, passages from the history of the staple trade’. Its thesis was that English interests had secured the suppression of the Irish woollen trade, thus contributing to the poverty of Ireland. Hopkins does not accept this – ‘Irish writers on their own history are naturally led to dwell on what in history is most honourable to Ireland…They are also led to dwell on what in history is most dishonourable to England…the most extensive…Irish woollen industry was frieze…this was never checked by English legislation…’.

Dr Cox, a university colleague of Fr Hopkins, was a distinguished Dublin physician, lecturer in the Medical School of the Catholic University Dublin and Examiner for the Royal University of Ireland.
S.A. was Sarah Atkinson, author of a Life of Mother Mary Aikenhead, Foundress of the Irish Sisters of Charity.

The letter along with another by Fr Hopkins (See J11/7) was presented to the then Editor of 'Studies' Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ by the late Fr Arthur Cox, son of the recipient. Both letters were published in 'Studies', Spring 1970 (Vol. LIX, No. 233) pp.19 - 25, with an explanatory introduction and notes by the then Editor, Fr Peter Troddyn SJ.

Hopkins, Gerard Manley, 1844-1889, Jesuit priest and poet

Letter to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ from Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ concerning the holograph manuscript of Hopkins’s St Thecla

Letter to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ (Province Archivist, 1975 to 1986) from Fr Roland Burke Savage SJ (Clongowes Wood College), concerning the holograph manuscript of Hopkins’s 'St. Thecla' which Fr Burke-Savage discovered ‘while cleaning out Fr [Patrick] Connolly’s room (in St Ignatius, House of Writers, 35 Lower Leeson Street) when he was in (St.) Vincent’s having his leg set about 1948…I got leave from Engl(ish) Provincial to keep it on permanent loan.’

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

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 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 Jesuits volunteering to serve as chaplains

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial Laurence J. Kieran SJ from various Jesuits volunteering to become military chaplains following the outbreak of the Second World War. Includes letters from: Frs Michael J. Morrison SJ (See CHP2/29), Arthur Little SJ, Fr Edward J. Coyne SJ, Joseph Garland SJ, Thomas Shuley SJ, Richard Kennedy SJ (See CHP2/23), Leonard Sheil SJ, James McCann SJ and Michael Pelly SJ (See CHP2/33).

Letters from Mr Willie Doyle SJ, 1897-1906

  • IE IJA J/2/81
  • File
  • 6 April 1897 - Easter 1906
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Holograph letters and typewritten letters by Mr Willie Doyle SJ while: at Clongowes Wood College to his mother and father, and sister Lena (6 April 1897 - 1898); undertaking philosophy at Enghien, Belgium to his mother and father (2 October 1898 - 3 June 1899); at St. Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst College, England to his mother and father (14 October 1900 - 31 March 1901); at Clongowes Wood College to his mother and father, and sister Mai (18 December 1901 - 5 August 1903); undertaking theology at Milltown Park (23 December 1904 - Easter 1906).

Letters from S. P. Redington, solicitors concerning the estate of Fr John Errington SJ

  • IE IJA J/38/10
  • File
  • 30 December 1886 - 23 February 1893
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file of letters from S. P. Redington, solicitors concerning the estate of Fr John Errington SJ. Refers to the will of George A. Nicolls (Fr Errington was named, amongst others, as one of the beneficiaries of this will and ultimately came to inherit the estates in Kildare and Westmeath. George A. Nicolls died without issue and his estate passed to his brother Archibald Dowdell Nicolls. The latter also died without issue and the estate was inherited by Fr John Errington SJ).

Redington, S, solicitor

Letters from Willie Doyle, 1886-1896

  • IE IJA J/2/80
  • File
  • 30 May 1886 - 23 August 1896
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Holograph letters and one typewritten letter by Willie Doyle: as a schoolboy in Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire, England to his brother Bob and mother (30 May 1886 - 9 April 1887); as a Jesuit novice at St Stanislaus, Tullabeg, County Offaly to his mother and father, and sisters Mai and Lena (8 August 1891 - 9 July 1892); as a scholastic at Milltown Park, Dublin to his father and brother Bob (31 May - Christmas 1893) and to Brother Cahill on finishing his noviceship (8 June 1893) and at Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare to his mother and father, and brothers Bob and Charles (3 September 1894 - 23 August 1896).

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr George Maguire

  • IE IJA J/10/32
  • File
  • 16 October-2 November 1971
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Dr George Maguire concerning his late brother Conor, and a Fr Peter Golding, an Irish teacher at Clongowes Wood College (Dr. Maguire went to Clongowes from 1902 to 1907; Fr Gwynn from 1903 to 1908). Fr Richard Golding SJ taught Irish at CWC. Dr Maguire writes that his father taught Fr Golding Irish when he was living in Cong.

Maguire, George, doctor

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Gilbert Laithwaite

  • IE IJA J/10/33
  • File
  • 31 December 1979 - 4 November 1981
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Gilbert Laithwaite (an Old Clongownian, 1907-1911) to whom Fr Gwynn frequently sent his publications.

Laithwaite, Sir, John Gilbert, 1894-1986, Irish-British civil servant and diplomat

Letters to Fr Vincent Byrne SJ, regarding a Mungret College holiday

Letters to Fr Vincent Byrne SJ from various individuals including: note from Fr Kenny SJ, Clongowes Wood College, with instructions regarding a Mungret College villa (holiday) (June 1893, 2 items) and letter from Irish Fr Provincial Laurence Kiernan SJ congratulating Fr Byrne on the occasion of his being seventy-five years in the Society of Jesus (2 items).

Kenny, Timothy J, 1843-1917, Jesuit priest

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Matthias Bodkin SJ written during his time as chaplain in the Royal Navy

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr Matthias Bodkin SJ written during his time as chaplain in the Royal Navy based at R.N. Base, Derry, Northern Ireland (refers to trips to the Arctic Circle and Western Australia) and serving on the battleship H.M.S. Anson in the East. Includes;

  • Letter concerning his finances (February 1945, 10pp) and draft of Fr Provincial’s reply (25 February 1945, 2pp);
  • Letter from Sergeant Major D.J. Fitzgerald (R.M. Detachment) of H.M.S. Anson describing Fr Bodkin’s activities in Malta (4 June 1945, 3pp);
  • Letters describing his trip to Hong Kong, his visit with the Mission there (12 August – 25 October 1945, 12 items);
  • News of the various Jesuits in Hong Kong and how they have fared during the occupation;
  • Description of Tokyo (December 1945, 2 items); a ‘rough memory draft’ of his expenditure (1p.)
  • Draft copy of letter from the Provincial to Fr Bodkin concerning his finances (5 January 1946, 2pp) (letter was never sent).

Bodkin, Matthias, 1896-1973, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Jesuits in response to call to serve as chaplains

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from various Jesuits in response to Fr Provincial’s letter (16 April 1941, 1p.) seeking volunteers to serve as chaplains: ‘Mgr. Coghlan (an Irishman from the diocese of Meath) who is in charge of the military chaplains has called upon me and informed me that the need of chaplains is acute and urgent, in some areas Catholic soldiers have no priests to look after them’. Includes responses from: John Hayes SJ (See CHP2/18); John Burden SJ (See CHP2/13); Thomas O'Donnell SJ; Cyril Perrott SJ (See CHP2/35); Conal Murphy SJ (See CHP2/30); Thomas P. Kelly SJ; Brendan Lawler SJ; John McCarron SJ; Brian MacMahon SJ; Daniel Shields SJ (See CHP2/37); Maurice Dowling SJ (See CHP2/16); Frank O'Riordan SJ and Joseph Garland SJ.

Material collected by Fr John Grene SJ on the life of Mr James Murphy SJ

  • IE IJA J/47/1
  • File
  • 14 September - 2 December 1869
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file of material collected by Fr John Grene SJ on the life of Mr James Murphy SJ, a scholastic who drowned whilst on villa (holiday) at Poulaphuca, County Wicklow. The contributors provide information of his life as a student at Clongowes Wood College and later as a novice in the Society.

Grene, John, 1807-1887, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Elizabeth, Countess of Kildare’s association with the Jesuits

Material relating to Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Countess of Kildare’s association with the Jesuits, her lease to the Society, of Kilkea Castle, County Kildare in 1634 and the chalice presented to the Jesuits in the same year by the Countess. Includes: photocopy of a newspaper article, ‘Unexplained Mystery of Kilkea castle’s Chalice’ by Dr George A Little (n.d., 2pp) and extract from the 'Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society', Vol. 5, 1906 - 08, p. 61- 62, on the chalice (3pp).

Material relating to Fr Gregory Ffrench SJ

  • IE IJA J/147/1
  • File
  • 5 February 1936 - 19 August 1985
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Material relating to Fr Gregory Ffrench SJ which includes correspondence concerning his work for the Society throughout his life. Includes notes by Msgr Alfred O'Rahilly on the life of Fr Willie Doyle SJ sent to Fr Ffrench SJ (18 August 1964, 2pp). Includes a letter from Fr Ffrench SJ, Jesuit Retreat Centre, Tullamore, County Offaly to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the closure of Emo. Remarks 'But this dinner for Ours on the 11th? Apart from considerations of poverty, I cannot see that the closing of Emo is any occasion for festivity. After all, Emo is being closed because God does not see fit to bless the Province as at present being run with sufficient vocations to justify keeping it open.' (27 August 1969, 3pp). Includes correspondence concerning his work for the Crusaders of the Blessed Sacrament (1974-1982).

Material relating to Fr James Daly SJ

A file relating to Fr James Daly SJ, including biography, genealogical material, letter from Peter Byrne, University College, Dublin (13 November 1897) to Fr Daly SJ, profits from Clongowes Wood College farm 1915-1916, grants paid to Clongowes Wood College and correspondence from the Irish Fr Provincials.

Daly, James, 1847-1930, Jesuit priest

Note on Sir J. Coxe Hippisley and the Catholic question

‘Note on Sir J. Coxe Hippisley’. Recounts Sir Hippisley’s involvement in the Catholic question, and the ‘appendixes to his speech on the issue, which was rejected by the Jesuits at Stonyhurst’. Refers to some of his views, including his contention in relation to the transfer of Jesuit funds from England to Ireland.

Notes and letters by Fr John Ffrench SJ

  • IE IJA J/148/2
  • File
  • 18 October 1834 - 1873
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Notes and letters by Fr John Ffrench SJ, including reports on 12 boys at St Stanisalus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly and what he has taught to them (18 October 1834), letters while acting as Substitute English Assistant to Fr General and English Assistant to Fr General, Rome to Fr O'Reilly SJ and Fr Browne SJ (21 December 1865 & 16 February 1867) and note on the wood used for Tullabeg. Includes letters from Fr George Lambert SJ, Fr Fr General Peter Beckx SJ, Curia Generalizia Compagnia di Gesù, Rome, Italy on the death of Fr John Ffrench SJ (1873).

Pamphlets issued by the War Office

Pamphlets issued by the War Office on ‘The Abolition of flies in camps, billets and hospital. Circular Memorandum No.8.’, 24 June 1916, (7pp) and ‘Roman Catholic Chaplains. Information and Hints. British Armies in France. January 1917’, (21pp), possibly in the possession of Fr Henry Gill SJ. A section of ‘Roman Catholic Chaplains’ is underlined, where the chaplain should live, p.11, ‘with the Transport when the Battalion is in the trenches, unless by arrangement with the Senior Chaplain, it is decided that he shall be in the trenches’. Material hand in by Margaret Doyle, Archivist, Clongowes Wood College, 9 January 2017.

Photographs in the possession of Fr Paddy Meagher SJ

Photographs in the possession of Fr Paddy Meagher SJ (1917-2005). Fr Eddie O'Donnell SJ notes ‘Not all enclosed photographs were taken by Fr Browne’ (May 2017). Many are of Emo Court (dated 7, 21 and 27 May 1967, February 1968) and later therefore not taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ. Some have on reverse ‘Lorna Madden, Artist Photographer, 50 Highfield Park, Dundurm Rd, Dublin, Irish Times, Studio M or Lensman.
Photographs of Irish Jesuits including:
Kieran Barry-Ryan;
Patrick Cusack;
Peter Doyle;
Michael Erraught;
Michael P Gallagher (1957);
Patrick Gannon;
John Hannon;
Brendan Hyland;
John Joy;
Tony McSheara;
John Maguire;
Br Matthews;
Paddy Meagher;
Leon O'Giollain;
Michael O'Sullivan;
Liam O’Hara;
Stephen Ryan;
Charles Scantlebury;
William White;

Jean-Baptiste Janssen SJ;
Jerry Headfort, Elsie, Michael and Lord Henry Taylor - Michael’s coming of age (Easter 1953);
Crescent College, Limerick, 1957, with Ray Quilligan (front, centre) who was a Jesuit scholastic and two to his right - Fr Billy Carroll SJ (RIP) by Egleston Bros, Limerick (1957);
Clongowes Wood College Irish Class, 1956-1957;
Ciary Quirke ordination (1968) with John Murphy kneeling and Michael Gallagher waiting for a blessing. Paddy Doyle in background, left;
Fr Philip Fogarty SJ giving a blessing to Fr Cecil McGarry SJ (1971);
Fr Paddy Cusack SJ with novices;
Fr Joe Dargan SJ with novices;
Milltown Park grounds. Library and ordinations, with Archbishop John Charles McQuaid;
Br McAuley, Frs Brendan Barry, Charlie O'Conor, Hebert Dargan, Pedro Arrupe, John Russell, John Byrne and John Kerr;
St Mary’s, Emo, Laois – grounds;

Photographs damaged by damp
Mr Frank Browne SJ as a scholastic novice;
Mr Frank Browne with family (Uncle Robert, Bishop of Cloyne);
Robert L. Stephenson, Frank Browne, William Prendergast, William Hogan and Richard Maguire;
George Byrne;
Hugh Kelly;
William Gwynn;
Haymaking;
Wood carving;
Italian Jesuits - science;
Belvedere Villa group, Kerry, 1910;

Jesuits at Emo 1946:
Fred Cuffe, Donal O'Sullivan, Michael Garraghy, Patrick Gannon, Stephen Bartley, Frank Browne, Thomas Byrne, William Prendergast;

John Hannon, Thomas Byrne and Jerome Mahony at Emo, 1946;

Jesuits at Emo, 1946: Frank Browne, Fred Cuffe, Brendan Brennan, William Prendergast, Thomas Byrne, Richard Maguire, William Hogan, John Hannon, Stephen Bartley;

Meagher, Patrick, 1917-2005, Jesuit priest

Postponement of Fr Arthur Little’s last vows

  • IE IJA J/32/3
  • File
  • 21 November - 29 December 1932
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

A file relating to the postponement of Fr Arthur Little’s last vows. Includes a letter from Irish Fr Provincial, St Francis Xavier’s, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin to Fr Little outlining the reasons behind the postponement (27 December 1932, 1p).

Receipts, requests for masses, and bequests sent to Fr Charles Farley S

  • IE IJA J/145/6
  • File
  • 3 January 1920 - 16 March 1922
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

File of receipts, requests for masses, and bequests sent to Fr Charles Farley SJ, St. Francis Xavier, Upper Gardiner Street, (Province
Procurator). Includes receipts, postcards and letters from Frs Edward Boyd Barrett, James O'Connor, Joseph Flinn, A. Magne, Daniel J. Finn (from R.M.S Orsova on the way to Australia), James Creagh, James Farrell, John Ryan (Valkenberg), William Byrne, Bernard Page, John Nerney, C. Wishoff, Leopold Skarek, and Dr. Conway Dwyer, 86 Merrion Square, Dublin.

Scrapbook belonging to Brother William Glanville SJ

Scrapbook belonging to Brother William Glanville SJ. Includes postcards to Brother Glanville, newspaper cuttings, Clongowes Wood College sesquicentenary and photographs (Loughrea Parish Church 1886, Jesuit brothers and Clongowes Wood College ).

Scrapbook belonging to Fr William Gleeson SJ

  • IE IJA J/166/2
  • Item
  • 2 October 1884 - March 1896
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Scrapbook belonging to Fr William Gleeson SJ containing poetry, observations on the weather at Milltown Park (1884-[1886]; 1892-1896), the comings and goings at Clongowes Wood College (1887-1892) and general notes. Transcribes letters written and articles from 'The Month'.

Series of lectures for the students of Clongowes Wood College, arranged by Fr Matthias Bodkin SJ

Documents relating to a series of lectures for the students of Clongowes Wood College, arranged by Fr Matthias Bodkin SJ. Includes notification and programme of lectures to ‘encourage a wider range of thought and culture’ (1934-1935, 2pp);
– letters to Fr Bodkin from various academics and professionals arranging the lectures, including letters:
– from Patrick Semple, Professor of Latin, National University of Ireland (lecture on ‘The Roman Emperors’) (6 September-10 November 1934, 6 items);
– from John F Larchet, Professor of Music, National University of Ireland (lecture on ‘The Appreciation of Music’) (14 September 1934-22 February 1936, 4 items);
– from Canon P Boylan, Professor of Oriental Languages, Maynooth (lecture on Egyptology) (2 October, 4 December 1934, 3 items);
– from Michael Tierney, Professor of Greek, National University of Ireland (lecture on ‘The Historic Sights of Greece’) (7 September 1934 – 29 October 1935, 5 items);
– from Thomas Bodkin (Fr. Bodkin’s brother), D. Litt. (lecture on ‘The National Gallery’) (5 February 1935, 1p.);
– from John Joseph Robinson, F.R.I.A.I. (lecture on ‘Renaissance Architecture’) (8 September 1934-25 April 1935, 4 items);
– from Professor Joseph Doyle, Botany Department, University College Dublin (11 November-15 December 1936, 2 items);
– from Professor J.C. Sperrin-Johnson, Botany Department, University College Cork (12-22 November 1935, 2 items) and
– from Maurice Leahy (to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ), founder and editor of 'The Ireland – American Review' (14 January-25 February 1938, 6 items).

Bodkin, Matthias, 1896-1973, Jesuit priest and chaplain

Sketches compiled by Fr Joseph Dalton SJ on deceased members of the Society

Sketches compiled by Fr Joseph Dalton SJ on deceased members of the Society in Australia for 'Memorials of the Irish Province' including Frs John Cunningham SJ (1817-1858), and the pilgrimage to St Stanislaus College, Tullabeg, County Offaly before the Irish famine on the 'first Sundays' (Bona Mors) and Br Philip Reilly SJ (1784-1868).

Dalton, Joseph, 1817-1905, Jesuit priest

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