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Letter from Fr Stephen Brown SJ to Irish Fr Provincial concerning the Central Catholic Library and an invitation issued by Fr O'Connell to Dr Downey to give another lecture. Remarks 'He was quite well aware of the Archbishop's attitude in reference to the previous lecture.' Remarks that a number of people at the meeting where Dr Downey's lecture was discussed advised that the Archbishop should be informed. Continues that it was agreed to seek the Archbishop's support. Remarks '...when Mr O'Kelly Hon. Sec. went up to Archbishop's House he was told that the Archbishop could not give his patronage to the lecture and was thinking of with drawing his patronage altogether from the library.' Following a letter of apology and an undertaking to cancel the lecture the Archbishop agreed to continue his patronage of the Central Catholic Library.
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