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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 Mary, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Assortment of Martin and Browne family photographs, taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ

Assortment of Martin and Browne family photographs, taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ.

  1. Clifford Browne, aged 1, son of James Browne M.D., and nephew of Fr Frank Browne SJ, in studio photograph (c.1908);
  2. [Clifford Browne], [c.1911];
  3. Studio portrait of Robert (Bertie) Joseph Francis Martin, aged 14. (November 1913);
  4. Child recuperating in hospital bed, ‘3 days after’;
  5. Woman with laughing child [Clifford Browne's wife with daughter);
  6. Outside Fort Villas, Cork;
  7. Unknown woman with cat;
  8. [Ursula Martin] with child. Method of photograph on reverse;
  9. Unknown woman with chick on her shoulder – insignia on sleeve;
  10. Unknown child;
  11. Unknown woman;
  12. Unknown woman;
  13. Three children playing;
  14. [John Martin], [c.1956];
  15. Ursula Martin on her wedding day, [c.1946];

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

Cabinet cards for Robert Browne, bishop of Cloyne

Cabinet cards for Fr Robert Browne (and later as bishop of Cloyne) by Lafayette, William Lawrence, Russell & Sons and Elliott & Fry (1894-1935); framed photographs of Robert Browne, bishop of Cloyne and with caption, not by Fr Browne on reverse (February 1931); photographs by Fr Frank Browne SJ of his dead uncle, Robert Browne, bishop of Cloyne, laid out in his room (1935) and newspaper notice of his burial place.

Lafayette, photographer

Carte postale from Fr Frank Browne SJ, Lourdes, France to his brother, Fr William Browne, Bishop’s House, Queenstown, Cork

Carte postale from Fr Frank Browne SJ, Loudres, France to his brother, Fr William Browne, Bishop’s House, Queenstown, Cork with a photograph of Fr Frank Browne SJ and soldiers on the obverse. Individuals are named. Blank carte postale of Fr Browne and and Irish Guards outside entrance to a church in Loudres.

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

Four small silver canisters containing Kodak negatives

Four small silver canisters containing Kodak negatives. One case has note by Fr Frank Browne SJ on the contents, ‘Copy of Alex letters ‘(perhaps Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis), and recommendations on making positives.

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

Fr Browne’s claim for a military pension

Letter from Fr Francis Browne SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial regarding Fr Browne’s claim for a military pension. Encloses a letter sent to him from the General Secretary of the Ex-Services Welfare Society.

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

Fr Frank Browne SJ with Fr Joseph Scannell, Arras, France

Fr Frank Browne SJ with Fr Joseph Scannell, Arras, France (1917-8) which includes soldiers in France, destruction in Arras, France and Bishop Keating giving Benediction at Corpus Christ, Warley Barracks, England (1919) , postcards and envelopes. Eight large negatives of Frs Joe Scannell, McShane and Fr Frank Browne SJ, Arras (1918) and bomb damage. Photograph of Fr Frank Browne SJ and Monsignor Joseph Scannell taken post-First World War.

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

Fr Frank Browne SJ, in chaplains uniform, with members of family

Fr Frank Browne SJ, in chaplains uniform, with various members of his family, including:

  • studio portrait with his brother Fr William and uncle Robert, bishop of Cloyne, 1916;
  • postcards with his brother Fr William, sisters Ellen Mary Browne and Margaret Martin (Cork) and uncle Robert, bishop of Cloyne, The Palace, Spy Hill, Cobh, County Cork;
    • with his brother Fr William, uncle Robert, bishop of Cloyne, sister and other, with motor-car, outside The Palace, Spy Hill, Cobh, County Cork;
  • having afternoon tea with four others;
    • on a bench with four other people [his brother, Dr Browne];
    • soldier with girl, The Palace, Spy Hill, Cobh, County Cork;
  • postcard with photograph on obverse of Fr William Browne aiming a rifle. Note and poem written by Fr William Browne to his brother Fr Frank Browne SJ (28 March 1916 );
  • postcard of Fr William Browne, Fr Frank Browne SJ and their sister, with St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Cork. In the background;

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

Glass plate negatives taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ

Glass plate negatives taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ which includes:
Mungret College Third Club, 1925;
Mungret College Third Club snaps - Official’s excursion 1925 - 12 negatives;
Mungret College hurling team, 1925;
Luke Wadding, June 1925;
Lismore Castle, July 1925;
Interior of St Mary’s Church, Youghal, Cork, July 1925;
Philosophers at Mungret College, July 1925;
Tomb in St Mary’s Church, Youghal, Cork, taken under the impression that it was of the Countess of Desmond.
Retreat group taken about 9 August 1925 (Mungret?);
Lady Emly (deathbed), September 1925;
Celtic cross (numbered 90);

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

Holograph letters by Fr Frank Browne SJ

  • IE IJA J/7/79
  • File
  • 26 January-5 February 1919
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Holograph letters by Fr Frank Browne SJ to his brother, Fr William Browne on slides and photographs that he has sent him with his new camera, his time in Germany and leave.

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

Jesuits ordained at Milltown Park

Jesuits ordained at Milltown Park, including Fr Frank Browne and his uncle, Robert Browne, bishop of Cloyne, on mounted card.

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

Kodak box with and positive photographs by Fr Frank Browne SJ

Kodak box with and positive photographs by Fr Frank Browne SJ of Donegal (Carrick, Glencolmcille and Slieve League) and butter making at Ballypatrick creamery (Kilsheelan), Tipperary [1947].

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

Letter and photographs from C.C Barham, Kodak Magazine Kingsway, London, to Fr Frank Browne SJ

Letter from C.C Barham, Editor of Kodak Magazine Kingsway, London, to Fr Frank Browne SJ, returning the series of photographs of the ‘Angels’ and asking Fr Browne to write a short photographic article on them. Includes photographs of churches in East Anglia (Norfolk and Suffolk) with captions by Fr Frank Browne SJ on reverse, and some photographs of angels (stone) in Ireland.

Barham, C.C., editor

Letters concerning Fr Francis Browne’s health

  • IE IJA J/7/12
  • File
  • 12 February 1945-13 February 1952
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Various letters and telegrams, mostly concerning Fr Francis Browne’s health and hearing.

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

Letters from Fr Browne to the Irish Fr Provincial written from Germany and from Warley Barracks, Essex

  • IE IJA J/7/6
  • File
  • 28 December 1918-6 September 1919
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from Fr Francis Browne SJ to the Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ, written from Germany (28 December 1918-9 February 1919, 4 items), Bishop's House, Queenstown (Cobh), Cork (27 February 1919) and from Warley Barracks, Essex (10 March 1919-6 September 1919, 8 items) including one describing his daily routine as Chaplain to the Irish Guards (6 May 1919, 6pp).

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

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 Mary, 1880-1960, Jesuit priest, photographer and chaplain

Nine photographic albums belonging to Fr Frank Browne SJ containing positives (his own)

Nine photographic albums belonging to Fr Frank Browne SJ containing positives (his own). Fr Browne has captioned some of the albums:

  1. Crosses of Ireland: 94 photographs.
  2. English churches: 197 photographs.
  3. “People I have seen in many lands”: Scotland, Australia, Africa, Egypt, Tipperary, Ireland, Australia, Ceylon, South Africa. 95 photographs, captioned.
  4. Rock of Cashel, Moyne Abbey, Murrisk Abbey, Buttevant Abbey, Kells, Urlaur, Ardmore. 95 photographs, captioned.
  5. Ardfert Cathedral, Athassel Priory, Ballysadare, Boyle Abbey, Cashel, Claregalway Friary, Crevalea Friary, Kilconell Friary. 1925-29, 96 photographs, captioned.
  6. Religious sites in Clare: Clare Abbey, Ennis, Killaloe, Killone, Quin St Flannan and St Molua. 15-16 August 1930, 96 photographs, captioned.
  7. Prehistoric antiquities around Ireland (ringforts, standing stones, ogham stones, dolmens, Grianán Ailigh). 96 photographs.
  8. Cistercian Abbeys of Ireland: Volume 1. Mellifont, Boyle, Jerpoint, Holy Cross, Dunbrody, Graiguenamanagh, Tracton, Hore. 1929-1930, 179 photographs, captioned.
  9. Cistercian Abbeys of Ireland: Volume 2. Bective, Assaroe, Inniscourey, Tintern, Knockmoy, Kilcooley, Mount St Joseph Roscrea. 1930-1931, 132 photographs, captioned.

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

Notes by Fr Frank Browne SJ on stories for a lecture on the River Liffey

Notes by Fr Frank Browne SJ on stories for a lecture on the River Liffey.
See also booklet by Francis M. Browne, 'Footsteps of St. Patrick Near the River Liffey'. Dublin: Office of the "Irish Messenger", 1922.

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

Notes made on Fr Willie Doyle’s early career

Notes made by [Fr Frank Browne SJ] on Fr Doyle’s early career (n.d., 8pp), ‘missionary’ career from 1910 to 1915 (n.d., 17pp) and ‘military career’ (n.d., 11pp) and notes, including extracts from the book (n.d., 9pp).

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

Photograph of Fr Frank Browne SJ

Photograph of Fr Frank Browne SJ, probably taken at Emo.

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

Photographic album of St Mary’s, Emo, County Laois by Fr Frank Browne SJ

Photographs are pasted into the album and relate to the following subjects: the interior and exterior of the St Mary's, Emo, gardens, farm, lake, the winter landscape, trees, Jesuit alterations to the house, individuals playing golf and men seated on a wall. Includes group photograph of six Jesuits in the garden, Cormac Gallagher, -,-, Alan Mowbray, Dermot Murray,-. Seven photographs were loose therefore these are stored in mylar sleeves. The photographs have captions by Fr Frank Browne on the reverse. These include:

  • A philosopher of the by road - Study by "F"
  • It did not ring! - For the first time in 70 years this bell did not call the people to Mass last Sunday. When lighting struck the Church of the Sacred Heart, Courtwood, near Ballybrittas, Leix, on Saturday morning it demolished the bell tower. Falling debris seriously damaged the roof of the n. aisle.
  • 3rd Centenary of the "Annals of the Four Masters" ‘Moygara Caste, Co Roscommon [Gurteen, County Sligo]

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

Photographs by Mr Frank Browne SJ on his Italian trip

Photographs by Mr Frank Browne SJ on his Italian trip undertaken with his brother Fr William Browne and Robert Browne, bishop of Cloyne at Florence, Pisa, Pompeii and Venice (Doge’s Palace & San Macro). Captions by [Fr Eddie O’ Donnell SJ].

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

Photographs of country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England], which include some of Fr Frank Browne SJ and family

  1. lake at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  2. country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  3. individual in woods of country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  4. Fr Frank Browne SJ in field at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  5. individual in woods at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  6. individual walking at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  7. lake at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  8. lake at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  9. individual with horse and cart outside country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  10. lake at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England];
  11. Fr Frank Browne SJ and [ ] at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England] and
  12. Fr Frank Browne SJ and [ ] punting on lake at country house at [Lewes, Sussex, England].

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

Photographs of the RMS Titanic

Printed out photographs of the Titanic taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ.

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

Positives and negatives of photographs taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ entitled ‘Burke Tour’, 1926, with captions

  • IE IJA J/7/149
  • File
  • 1926; 3 December 1991
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Positives and negatives of photographs taken by Fr Frank Browne SJ entitled ‘Burke Tour’, 1926, with captions. Note by Fr Frank Browne SJ ‘Burke Tour’, 1926:

  1. There 73 positives
  2. There are 23 negatives (including two that are not in positive form)
  3. Nos 1-13 are from Start, through ‘Gap’ Knockmealdowns to
  4. Nos. 14-29 Cashel
  5. Nos. 30-35 Glendalough
  6. Nos. 36-39 Kilkenny
  7. Nos. 40-59 Kerry (Lakes of Killarney)
  8. Nos. 60-73 Killarney to Gougana Barra (co. Cork)

Note by Fr Eddie O’ Donnell SJ that ‘All copied and catalogued’ (3 December 1991)’.

Missing from positives (1-73), are no. 9, and no. 21, therefore 71 in total.
16 positive duplicates; 2 positives in duplicates don’t appear in (1-73).
23 negatives (number in ink of 73 prints); 2 negatives, 35A and 69A not in positive form.

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

Positives of ships

Positives of ships including:
“The Arabic”;
Henderson collapsibles on “Arabic”;
Steerage section of “Arabic”;
Danish sailing ship “Atacama” with tender “Forth”;
Aft view of “Baltic” from the tender (1912);
Extra boats on the “Baltic” after the great “Titanic” disaster (1912);
Bumboats (water-carriers) and tenders at “Majestic”;
White Star Liner of the olden time The “Majestic”;
“Before we shipped to sea” – tender leaving “Megantic” (1912); 2 items
“After we shipped to sea” – tender leaving “Megantic” (1912);
The “Megantic”;
Mounting the gangway “Megantic” (1912);
Hoisting the gangway “Megantic” (1912);
“All on board the tenders” Queenstown for “Oceanic”; A fall in the mail - “Oceanic”;
Contraband trade “Oceanic”, 2 items;
“Oceanic”, 4 items;
“Sounding” - “Oceanic”;
“Olympic” a tender as seen from the shore (1912);
“Olympic” (1912);
“Berthon” Collapsible on boat deck of “Olympic”;
Tenders tending “Olympic” (1912);
“Olympic” (White Star Line & “Haverford” (American Line) - 1912;
On board tender, leaving “Titanic” (1912);
On the tender, Queenstown, 3 items;
Pilot at Spithead “Titanic” (1912);
Gymnasium “Titanic” (1912) Mr T.W. McCawley, Physical Educator;
Sunrise – (moonlight) at sea (“Titanic”) - 1912;
Tender leaving the ship “Titanic” (1912);
Under the Bridge “Titanic” (1912);
The crew of the “Neptun”;
‘A fair breeze on a Summer sea’ – Yachting in Cork Harbour: Names from left: Master Jeff Sheehan (nephew of Canon Sheehan); Mr A.H. Allen (owner of “Sybil”); yachtsman; Mr Davis (Secretary to Admiral Coke); Mr Florence McCarthy; Mr Harold Allen, 3 items;
R.C.Y.C “Sybil” (owner A.H. Allen Esq.) Winner of Kingstown-Holyhead race on Whit Saturday, 2 items;
Cork Harbour – Mr Harold Allen rowing Mr A.H. Allen and Mr Florence McCarthy;
Moon’s silver path – Cork Head (1913);
“Blackthorns” Queenstown (Mrs Galvin) [Annie Galvin, 1911 census];
From U.S.A. at Queenstown;
White Star workers, Queenstown;
Tenders returning Queenstown;
Landing from U.S.A. at Queenstown;
German training ship “Hertzogen Cecilie”, stowing the anchor;
Daunt’s Rock Lightship, Cork Harbour 1912;
Cunard S.S. Franconia full speed ahead. American Line S.S. “Haverford “ in background;
Steerage “Haverford “;
Gangway to “Haverford “ on outward journey;
Two photographs by H. Peberdy of ‘Margaret’ off Cape Horn;

Fr Frank Browne SJ captions on reverse. Many are in Fr Browne’s Titanic album.

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

Ration book belonging to Fr Frank Browne SJ, Irish Guards

Leave or Duty ration book belonging to Fr Frank Browne SJ, Irish Guards, which includes stamps for meat, tea, butter and margarine, sugar, lard, cheese and jam.

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

Robert Joseph Francis Martin (Bertie) at various locations

Robert Joseph Francis Martin (Bertie) at various locations including:

  1. With friends in Kenmare, Kerry;
  2. Panorama of the Glengarriffe Road, Cork;
  3. Kenmare River, Kerry;
  4. Swimming;
  5. Reading outdoors;
  6. Portrait near a ruin;
  7. Smoking a pipe; method of photograph on reverse;
  8. At Dublin airport;
  9. 'The way thro the woods', Igls, Austria;
  10. ‘Having a breather’ - Igls, Austria.

Martin, Robert Joseph Francis, 1898-1989

Various photographs of Frank Browne

Various photographs of Frank Browne:

  • as a teenager, posing with a bike [1894-1898] with caption on the reverse ‘The long expected photo from Col. J. !!!!’;
  • portrait photograph of Fr Frank Browne SJ by C. and L. Walsh, 55 Lower Mount Street, Dublin [1925-1945];
  • Fr Frank Browne SJ taken by Bertie, 1936;
  • Fr Frank Browne SJ atop a rock in County Wicklow, with caption, not by Fr Browne on reverse ([1930-1950]);
  • Frank Browne SJ by Richard Brenan SJ;
  • negatives of self- portrait of Fr Browne.

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

‘Berehaven…the beautiful’

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

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

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