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“Father Willie” (Father Willie Doyle, SJ) as part of the “Irish Messenger Series”

  • IE IJA J/2/99
  • File
  • [1949-1970]; 11 July 1977
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

“Father Willie” (Father Willie Doyle, SJ) as part of the “Irish Messenger Series” published by the Irish Messenger Office. Includes a note from Diarmuid [ ], Fitzpatrick’s Book Shop, 12 Cathedral Street, Upper O’ Connell Street, Dublin to Fr Fergal [McGrath] SJ in which he refers to a reprint of an insert letter by T. Cain, 22 Limetree Crescent, Cockermouth, Cumberland which corrects Fr Doyle’s date of death.

Irish Messenger Office, 1888-

‘Amhráin Eoin an Mhéirín’

‘Amhráin Eoin an Mhéirín’ Part 2, from amhrán XI onwards.’ Handwritten draft.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘An Duilleog Ghlegeal’

Short story entitled ‘An Duilleog Ghlegeal’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘An Lánamha Luaidhte’

Edited Irish manuscript entitled ‘An Lánamha Luaidhte’. Divided into thirty-eight chapters.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Beatha Íde [480? – 569?]’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Beatha Íde [480? – 569?]’ (7pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (4pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Berehaven…the beautiful’

Leaflet, ‘Berehaven…the beautiful’ with photographs by Fr Frank Browne SJ.

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

‘Chief Baptiste George and gran daughter beside some rock paintings’ and ‘Indian boys sketching paintings'

‘Chief Baptiste George and gran daughter beside some rock paintings’ and ‘Indian boys sketching paintings to be used for making Indian designs’ (279A1), and other craft works. This may relate to the area around Kelowna and Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, therefore not taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ. Captions on reverse are not in Fr Browne’s hand. The photograph of 'Indian boys sketching' has stamp of Stocks Photographer, Penticton.

‘Comhghall Naomhtha 517-602’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Comhghall Naomhtha 517 – 602’ (8pp) and notes in another hand commenting on the text (6pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘De Mhaodhóg Fearna’

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘De Mhaodhóg Fearna (550-60 – 624-32)’ (11pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (2pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Dian-anaith Críost’

‘Dian-anaith Críost’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Duanín na Nodlag’, ‘An tAistear go Beithil’ and ‘Sa Choill d[am]’

Three poems. ‘Duanín na Nodlag’, beg. Ó mo láimh-se beir gáirdeas, gach buidhe is buaidh, 3qq. (1914); ‘An tAistear go Beithil’, beg. Fada an bóthar, olc an tslighe, 24 lines of edited text (Christmas 1916) and ‘Sa Choill d[am]’, beg. Sian-sán gaoithe sciatháin dhiadha, translated from the German poem ‘Im Walde’ by T. Schlegel (12 lines).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Dublin, and Proud of It!’

Copy of 'The Irish Messenger of the Sacred Heart' containing an article entitled ‘Dublin, and Proud of It!’ on Fr. Doyle (p.65-67).

Irish Messenger Office, 1888-

‘Éanna (Éanda) Naomhtha'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Éanna (Éanda) Naomhtha (?460 – 540?) (21 adh Márta)’ (8pp) and notes in another hand (1p.).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Finnian Fionn Cluana Ioraird'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Finnian Fionn Cluana Ioraird 470 ? – …’ (8pp) with notes in another hand commenting on the text (1p.).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Fursa Naomhtha (580?-652-3 (16adh Eanair)'

Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars, ‘Fursa Naomhtha (580? – 652-3 (16adh Eanair) ‘ (8pp) and notes in another hand commenting on the ‘Fursa’ text and also on the text relating to St. Enda (Éanna) (5pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Ireland of the Welcomes’

  • IE IJA J/7/182
  • File
  • November 1953- October 1954
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

‘Ireland of the Welcomes’. Handwriting of captions by Fr Frank Browne SJ on cover, and photographs by Fr Browne.

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

‘Memorandum of the Irish Medical Guild of St. Luke, S.S. Cosmas & Damien'

Copy of ‘Memorandum of the Irish Medical Guild of St. Luke, S.S. Cosmas & Damien. The Proposed Reorganisation of Irish Hospitals. Grave Problems for Catholics’ sent to Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ:. ‘This memorandum on the state of the Hospitals is the work of a special Committee of the Guild of St. Luke set up to investigate the hospital-problem from the stand-point of Catholic interests’ (11pp). Encloses two explanatory charts (1p.).

‘Miracles: An Address’

Article by Fr Peter Finlay SJ, ‘Miracles: An Address’ in an unidentified journal, p.41-50.

Finlay, Peter, 1851-1929, Jesuit priest and theologian

‘Muintir na Tíre official handbook; parish guilds and councils’

‘Muintir na Tíre official handbook; parish guilds and councils’ contains photographs by Fr Frank Browne SJ, pp. 69. With note from the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Thomas Morris, who was the editor of the handbook in 1942 (30 March 1993).

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

‘Na Subháilcí’

‘Na Subháilcí,’ three [lectures] (5pp, 8pp, 26pp).

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘New Testament’

‘New Testament’ in Irish by Fr McGrath SJ. With brown paper which indicates that ‘Book Proofs for final correction by Fr John Hyde SJ. This set of proofs contains many minor corrections as well as some important ones.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

‘Saints and Shrines of Lough Corrib’

Pamphlets ‘Saints and Shrines of Lough Corrib’, Parts 1 and 2, by Fr. Browne, ‘Irish Messenger’ Series.

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

‘The Irish Digest’

  • IE IJA J/7/183
  • File
  • December 1954-January 1955
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

‘The Irish Digest’, with condensed articles which Fr Frank Browne SJ has marked, Howth, p.69 and Glaslough, p.34.

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

‘The Manuscripts of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ by Fr Anthony Bischoff SJ

Photocopy of an article ‘The Manuscripts of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ by Fr Anthony Bischoff SJ, from 'Thought', (Vol. 26, No. 103, Winter 1951 - 2) supplied by Dr Norman White (English Department, U.C.D.) on 9 February 1989, pp.551- 580.

Bischoff, Anthony, 1910-1993, Jesuit priest and academic

'A Diary or Jottings' by Fr James F. Murphy SJ

  • IE IJA J/15/1
  • Item
  • 25 December 1889 - 1 November 1892
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

'A Diary or Jottings, from day to day of events, especially 1 Nov. 1892 regarding the Society and, in particular, this (Irish) Province, which may prove interesting &, perhaps, even useful when The Writer shall be many years dead and gone.’ Found enclosed is a typed note (n.d., 2pp) by an unknown Jesuit (possibly Fr Fergal McGrath SJ, Irish Province Archivist 1975-1986) giving brief biographical details of Fr Murphy. Also comments on the contents of the diary, ‘Some interesting things recorded are: the initial history of all the houses of the province: the story of the setting up of Milltown as a Coll. Max.: the dispute with the Bishop of Meath (Dr Nulty) over faculties for fathers at Tullabeg: the biographies of various S.J.s (and, e.g., reference to W. Coyne, later father of Fr Eddie Coyne and to Charles Kennedy a benefactor of the province): the account of the great storm of 1890/1 and of the influenza epidemic which swept over Europe from Russia. Minutiae of the day-to-day life, customs, studies and so on, and the final account of the Provincial Congregation (June 1892) after Fr General’s (Anderledy) death are also of interest and some historical value.’ Enclosures includes extracts from diary kept in Tullabeg, 1856 (9pp).

'A Rí do rinne Eamhain go fuar'

Two drafts of a poem by Fr McGrath, beg. 'A Rí do rinne Eamhain go fuar', (14 lines) entitled ‘Beithil’ and ‘Triallam Jas Bheithil’.

McGrath, Michael P, 1872-1946, Jesuit priest and Irish language scholar

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

'Actus Generalis ex Universa Theologia'

Actus Generalis ex Universa Theologia, die 30 Junii 1893, (defendet P. Josephus Jouanen). Defence by Josephus Jouanen of his theological studies. at the Aula Maxima, University College. Includes letters to Fr Peter Finlay SJ concerning his organisation of the ‘Grand Act’ (a theological debate) which took place in the Aula Maxima of University College, Stephen’s Green on 30 June 1893 (4 May-16 July 1893, 9 items) and newspaper extracts concerning ‘The Grand Act’ (29 June-1 July 1893, 3 items).

Jouanen, Joseph, 1860-1952, Jesuit priest

Admission ticket for a papal audience for Fr John Conmee SJ

Admission ticket for a papal audience. Issued by the ‘Anticamera Pontifica al Vaticano’; states that Fr John Conmee is to be admitted to an audience with the Pope on Friday 1 May 1903. Includes regulations for those attending papal audiences in relation to dress and behaviour.

'Aeschylus – Choephoroi'

'Aeschylus – Choephoroi' by Arthur Sidgwick, M.A. (Oxford: Clarendon Press). With note by Fr Anthony Bischoff SJ (7 June 1947) ‘Copiously annotated in red ink in G.M. Hopkins’s hand on pp. 4 – 6, 14 – 21, 23, 25, 26 – 29, 31 – 34, 38 – 40. Other annotations are in another hand. This book is valuable as an example of Hopkins’s textual criticism.’

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).

Album, with note on inside ‘Positive pack 1 (1897)'

Album, with note on inside ‘Positive pack 1 (2897) Suggest No.2: Menton, France & No.17: Arch of Titus, Rome. Photographs have been removed from the album. Pencil annotations on the album (not in Mr Frank Browne SJ hand) are in written here in italic.

  1. Sister Josephine, Ursuline, b. 1870
  2. Menton (on reverse) ‘Photo taken by Fr Earley. Stormy on the sands at Humewood P.E. Nov – 1902’. (Humewood is a coastal area, Port Elizabeth, South Africa).
  3. Cobh (on reverse) - ‘To dearest Joe With love From Sissie Oct. 31st 1902.
  4. Menton
  5. Rome
  6. Rome
  7. Rome
  8. Fontana de Trevi (Rome)
  9. (Menton, France)
  10. Venice
  11. San Marcs, Venice
  12. Doge’s Palace, Venice
  13. Via Appia
  14. Via Appia
  15. (Tour of Italy, Greece)
  16. (Tour of Italy, Greece)
  17. Arch of Titus, Rome
  18. Rome
  19. Rome
  20. (Tour of Italy, Greece)
  21. Pompeii?
  22. Pompeii?
  23. Naples
  24. Genoa
  25. Rome
  26. Rome?
  27. (altar)
  28. Venice
  29. Milan
  30. (Switzerland)
  31. (Switzerland?)
  32. (Switzerland?)
  33. (Switzerland?)
  34. (Switzerland?)
  35. (Switzerland?) 35
  36. Menton?
  37. Cork
  38. 1 38 Sheet 2 Cork
  39. 2 39 Timahoe
  40. 3 40 Switzerland
  41. 4 41 Switzerland?
  42. 5 42 Switzerland? Bellanzama?
  43. 7 43
  44. 8 44 Monte Carlo?

Browne, Francis M, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Application for sub-diaconate

Application by Joseph Hurley SJ for sub-diaconate.

Hurley, Joseph, 1905-1984, Jesuit priest and Irish language editor

Appointment of Fr Frank Browne SJ as an Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Class

  • IE IJA J/7/8
  • File
  • 14 March & 25 August 1919; 14 September 1921
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Documents found among the papers of Fr Willie Doyle SJ (with whom Fr Browne briefly served as chaplain), collated by Fr Charles Doyle SJ, concerning Fr Frank Browne SJ. Includes telegrams to Robert Browne, Bishop of Cloyne (14 March & 25 August 1919) concerning Fr Browne & circular letter from the War Office to Fr Browne, St Francis Xavier’s, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin, informing him of his appointment as an Honorary Chaplain to the Forces 3rd Class ‘as from 1st Sept. 1921 on which date your commission as a temporary Chaplain to the Forces ceased to have effect.’ (14 September 1921).

British Army, 1660-

Appreciations of Fr Willie Doyle SJ

Original and copies of appreciations of Fr Willie Doyle SJ including letters from General Sir William Bernard Hickie, 16th Division, B.E.F.to Hugh Doyle Esq., Melrose, Dalkey, Dublin (15 December 1917) and to Fr Charles Doyle SJ (14 October 1924); Private M. Murphy, France, (Fr Willie Doyle’s orderly) (22 August 1917).

Hickie, Sir William Bernard, 1865-1950, Major General in the British Army

Article by Fr Arthur Little SJ rejected by the censors

A file relating to an article by Fr Arthur Little SJ rejected by the censors. Includes a letter from Fr Arthur Little SJ, St Stanislaus College, Tullamore, County Offaly to Irish Fr Provincial stating that he wishes the article to be sent for censorship to Rome ‘I have no desire to get anyone into trouble so I shall only communicate with the English Assistant. If he upholds the censors having read their remarks I can only apologise for taking badly what turns out to be a fair verdict.’ (4 September 1938, 3pp).

Article entitled ‘Father and Son’

Photocopied extract from Trinity: A College Record, of an article entitled ‘Father and Son’ which reproduces extracts from the Rev. Stephen Gwynne’s Dublin Journal, on the occasion of visiting Dublin for the purpose of entering his son John at Trinity College.

Trinity College Dublin, 1592-

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