File 129 - Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ Gwynn from Monsignor Professor John Tracy Ellis

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IE IJA J/10/129


Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ Gwynn from Monsignor Professor John Tracy Ellis


  • 1 February 1954 - August 1964 (Creation)

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Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Monsignor Professor John Tracy Ellis (Secretary of the American Catholic Historical Association and Editor of the 'Catholic Historical Review'), on academic matters, including:
– the difficulties of gaining access to contemporary religious archives;
– ideas on academic exchanges between Ireland and the Unites States, ‘for scholarship, professors etc.’;
– the commemoration of the 1,500th anniversary of the death of St. Patrick;
– information on new American church historical publications;
– Fr Gwynn’s review of Mgr. Tracy Ellis’s 1952 'The Life of James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore 1834 - 1921' in 'Studies';
– financial difficulties of the Catholic University of America;
– the Monsignor’s lecturing activities;
– a proposed three-volume history of the Church in Ireland;
– comments on ‘the prospect of a Catholic in the White House’ (10 November 1960, 1p.);
– a proposed series of lectures in Dublin as part of the Patrician centennial celebration and the acquisition of copies of several letters of Archbishop Carroll in the Jesuit Archives.

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The Irish Jesuit Archives are open only to bona fide researchers. Access by advance appointment.

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No material may be reproduced without the written permission of the Archivist. Copyright restrictions apply. Photocopying is not available. Digital photography is at the discretion of the Archivist.

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