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‘Account of the preservation & actual state of the Society of Jesus in the Russian dominion’

‘Account of the preservation & actual state of the Society of Jesus in the Russian dominion’ from 1772 to 1780. ‘In Fr. Cha(rle)s Frazer’s Writing.’ With note on front [in Fr John Grene’s handwriting (Province Archivist, late nineteenth century)], ‘Fr Plowden Aug 3 1815 in a letter to Fr Peter Kenney SJ ask(ed) for the German title of a work on the Russian Society, translated into English by Mr. Fraser (sic).’ In four sections.

Fraser, Charles, 1789-1835, former Jesuit priest

'A Jesuit Account of the Fall of Guadeloupe, 1759. The Deposition of Père Magloire, “natif d’irlande” ’ (Roger(?) Maguire)'

Typescript entitled 'A Jesuit Account of the Fall of Guadeloupe, 1759. The Deposition of Père Magloire, “natif d’irlande” ’ (Roger(?) Maguire)'. Translated and edited by Marshall Smelser, Assistant Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Smelser, Marshall, 1912-1978, historian

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ

Biographical material concerning David Woulfe SJ. Includes

  • typescript on his life, by Fr James Stephenson SJ (n.d., 13pp);
  • correspondence collected by Fr Stephenson in the course of research for the article (19 February - 26 October 1953, 4 items) - letter from Mary, Hartfiled, Santo Amaro, Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal, Margaret Woulfe, Kerry and Joseph Ranson, Salamanca;
  • notes and letter compiled by Fr John MacErlean SJ on Fr Woulfe (1929, 4pp);
  • reprint 'The Last Years of a Confessor of the Faith, Father David Wolf' from 'Archivium Historicum Societatis Jesu', vol. XV, 1946 (15pp);
  • journal of notes made by Richard Woulfe, Dromlought, Lisselton, County Kerry, intended to comprise a ‘short and incomplete family history’;
  • biographical notes on Fr Woulfe, copies of correspondence, letters contributed to various newspapers by Maurice Woulfe (5 Bolton Street, Clonmel) on Woulfe family history (1904 – 1928) and copies of letters of Dr T. Woulfe of Bruff, County Kerry (1923-1924) (25 November 1935, c76pp);
  • draft typescript entitled ‘Unpublished Letter of Father David Wolf’ by Fr Manuel da Costa SJ (Portuguese Jesuit and historian). Foreword in English (3pp); letter (October 1568) in Latin to the Bishop of Killala, Redmond O'Gallaghair, written when Fr Woulfe was in jail in Dublin Castle, describing the events of 1566 – ‘68 (n.d., 24pp);
  • article on David Wolfe SJ and
  • article by Fr Thomas Morrissey SJ, 'The Career and Problem of David Wolfe, 1528-1579? Jesuit, and Papal Commissary to Ireland', NMAJ, vol. 47, 2007, pp21-37.

Biographical material on Blessed Dominic Collins SJ

Biographical material on Dominic Collins SJ, martyred in Youghal, County Cork on 31 October 1602. Includes:
– copy of a typescript by Fr Bryan C. Fennelly SJ on Br Dominic Collins SJ (n.d., 5pp);
– copy of an Appeal by the Youghal Martyrs’ Memorial Committee to raise a memorial for Br Dominic Collins SJ (n.d., 2pp) ;
– photocopy of a cutting from the 'Southern Star' concerning Br Dominic Collins SJ (26 December 1959, 1p.) and
– article by Fr Francis Finegan SJ entitled 'The Beatifies Martyrs of Ireland (6) Dominic Collins' in Irish Theological Quarterly 65 (2000, 9pp).

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 sketch of Fr John Austin SJ

Biographical sketch of Fr John Austin, with note on first page ‘This brief Memoir of the Rev. John Austin SJ was sent to Canon Conlan, P.P. St Michan’s, Dublin, by Mr. Edward Evans, July 14, 1900’ ([1900], 5pp), typescript entitled ‘Father John Austin SJ 1717 - 1784’ probably by Fr Francis Finegan SJ (n.d., 2 copies, 4pp each), pamphlet entitled 'Rev. John Austin, S.J.' by Dr George A. Little, Irish Messenger Office (1960) and article on John Austin and Thomas Betagh.

Books of Old Irish Mission

Notebook containing list of ‘Books of Old Irish Mission’ at Milltown Park, Dublin and list of 'Relics of the Old Society in Ireland' by Fr John MacErlean SJ, from notes by Fr Edmund Hogan SJ (4pp).

'Conor O'Mahony SJ 1594 – 1656, Separatist' by Francis Finegan SJ

Pamphlet entitled 'Conor O'Mahony SJ 1594 - 1656, Separatist' Paper read at the Easter meeting of the Irish Catholic Historical Committee on 9 April 1970 by Fr Francis Finegan SJ (9pp) and draft typescript of the same paper entitled 'Conor O'Mahony SJ and the Stuart Alliance 1645', on the life of Fr O'Mahony and his book advocating the total separation of Ireland from Britain, 'Disputatio Apologetica, de iure Regni Hiberniae pro Catholicis Hiberniae adversus haereticos Anglos. Auctore C.M. Hiberno, Artium et Sacrae Theologiae Magistro. Accessit eiusdem auctoris ad eosdem Catholicos exhortatio' (1645).

Finegan, Francis J, 1909-2011, Jesuit priest

Copies of Irish ‘Informationes’ transcribed from the ‘Codex Novitiorum’ and ‘Informationes Novitiorum’

Copies of Irish ‘Informationes’ transcribed from the ‘Codex Novitiorum’ and ‘Informationes Novitiorum’ kept at Galloro, Roman Province. Sent with covering letter (12 February 1933, 1p) by Fr Denis Nerney SJ to Fr John MacErlean SJ. Includes ‘Informationes Novitiorum Hib. S.J. in Tirocino Romano, 1826 - 1841’ (in Italian, 6pp) and extracts from the Codex Novitiorum, 1565 – 1586 (in Latin, 7pp).

Correspondence concerning Fr Francis Finegan’s organisation of the erection of a plaque on Fr John Austin’s grave in St Kevin’s Cemetery, Dublin

Correspondence concerning Fr Francis Finegan’s organisation of the erection of a plaque on Fr John Austin’s grave in St Kevin’s Cemetery. Includes a copy plan showing the proposed treatment for Fr Austin’s grave (scale: 1/2 inch to 1 foot).

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

Extracts relating to [Irish] novices, from ‘Liber Ingressum et Votorum’ of the Provinces of Castille and Toledo, arranged chronologically 1592-1765

Extracts relating to [Irish] novices, from ‘Liber Ingressum et Votorum’ of the Provinces of Castille and Toledo. Arranged chronologically from 1592 to 1765. Transcribed by Fr John MacErlean SJ from various sources.

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

Extracts relating to the Belgian novitiates of Mechelen and Tournai containing brief biographical details of the Irish novices

Documents relating to the Belgian Novitiates of Mechelen and Tournai. Includes extracts from Albums of Novitiates at Tournai (from 1584 to 1667 and 1710 to 1750, 26pp) and Mechelen (from 1614 to 1744, 33pp) containing brief biographical details of the Irish novices. Transcribed by Fr John MacErlean SJ. In Latin.

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

Irish Jesuits in Foreign Missions From 1574 to 1773

Pamphlet entitled 'Irish Jesuits in Foreign Missions From 1574 to 1773' by Fr John MacErlean SJ (n.d., 14pp) and typescript of same, consisting of brief biographical sketches of the following 41 Irish Jesuits:

Brazil:
Thomas Field (1549 – 1626);
Richard Cary or Carew (1619 – 1696);
Ruperto de Campos (Robert Field) (1637 – 1712);
Thomas Lynch (1685 – 1761);
William Lynch (1712 – 1774);

Canada:
John William Butler (1703 – ?);

Goa:
James Grace (1644 – 1673);
Francis Skerret (1683 – 1721);
James Alyward (17?? – 17??)

Mexico:
Michael Wadding (1586 – 1644);
John Vasquez (1631 – 16?);
Stephen Font (de la Fuente) (1631 – 1673);
Cornelius Guillereag (MacGiolla Riabhaigh) (1635 – 1671);
John Munoz (Muñoz de Burgos) (1645 – 1700);
Thomas Butler (1722 – 1790);
Thomas Arsdekin (1721 – 1767);
Joseph Arsdekin (1743 – 1788);

Nuevo Reino:
Francis Lea (1605 – 1675);
Ruperto de Acuna (Kyne?) (1620 – 1675);
Thomas Lewis (1648 – 1721);

Paraguay:
Thomas Field (1549 – 1626);
Thomas Browne (1656 – 1717);
William Leny or de Leny (Delaney?) (1692 – 1769);
Thaddeus Enis (? – 1769);
Andrew Stritch (17? – 1773);
Thomas William Browne (? – ?);
Ignatius Walter (1625 – 1672);
Maurice Ophelan (1693 – 1772);
Michael Lynch (1701 – 17??);
John Brand (1712 – 17(62));
James Woulfe (1724 – 1783);

Philippine Islands:
John Baptist (1581 – 1630);
Francis O'Driscoll (1630 – 1682);
Richard O'Callaghan (1728 – 1807);
Charles O’Dwyer (1729 – 1772);

West Indies:
John Stritch (1616 – 1681);
John O'Daly (1663 – 1738);
James Galway (1655 – 1732);
Roger(?) Maguire (Louis de Magloire) (1701 – 17??) and
Philip O'Reilly (1719 – 1775).

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

'James Archer of Kilkenny An Elizabethan Jesuit, First Rector of the Irish College at Salamanca and Ally of the Great Hugh O’Neill'

Booklet entitled 'James Archer of Kilkenny An Elizabethan Jesuit, First Rector of the Irish College at Salamanca and Ally of the Great Hugh O’Neill' by Thomas J. Morrissey SJ (Studies ‘Special Publications,’ 1979).

Morrissey, Thomas J, Jesuit priest, educationalist and historian

Letter from Dr John Thomas Troy, Archbishop of Dublin to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ, English Provincial. Refers to collections for the rebuilding of ‘more than one hundred Chapels in different parts of the Kingdom’,

Letter from Dr John Thomas Troy, Archbishop of Dublin to Fr Marmaduke Stone SJ, English Provincial. Refers to collections for the rebuilding of ‘more than one hundred Chapels in different parts of the Kingdom’, most of which were destroyed during the Rebellion. Refers to letters shown to him by ‘Mr. [Richard] Callaghan’ from Fr Gabriel Grüber in which the latter styles himself ‘Praepositus Generalis Societatis Iesu’ and announces that the Society is ‘perfectly re-established by the Holy See’. Expresses his doubts in this regard.

Troy, John Thomas, 1739-1823, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

List of admissions to the Society from 1556 onwards

List of admissions by Fr John MacErlean SJ, to the Society from 1556 onwards, with some biographical information (mainly dates of entry, profession of fourth vows, death etc.) (45pp). Includes:
– list of the Rectors of the Irish College, Salamanca, from its foundation in 1592 to 1871 (1p);
– lists of Jesuits of the Old Society and their date and place of death/departure (c15pp) and
– extracts from catalogues of various Provinces (c20pp).

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

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