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Archbishop Christopher Butler manuscript book entitled ‘Instructions on Catechizing , & preaching also on The Sacraments of Marriage & Penance’

Manuscript book entitled ‘Instructions on Catechizing , & preaching also on The Sacraments of Marriage & Penance’ by ‘the Right Revd. in God Christopher Lord Arch-Bishop of Cashel & Primate of all Munster’ ‘To the Secular, & Regular Clergy of both his Dioceses, having care of Souls’. With notes in unknown hand on front cover: ‘Found or got by E. Hogan, S.J. circ. 1858’ and ‘15th Aug. 1737 E. Hogan, S.J.’. Also includes note stuck on to back cover ‘Christopher Butler A(rch)B(ishop) of Cashel for 45 y(ea)rs died in 1757 aged 84 y(ea)rs’.

Butler, Christopher, 1673-1757, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cashel

Fr Michael McGrath SJ

Irish manuscripts
Material relating to the lives of saints and scholars
Material relating to the Life of St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Lecture notes and articles
Miscellaneous prose
Poetry

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

Holograph manuscript of Fr Gerard Manley Hopkins’s 'St. Thecla'

Holograph manuscript of Fr Gerard Manley Hopkins’s 'St. Thecla'. Two versions – English ‘St. Thecla’ (34 lines, 1p.) and Latin ‘In Theclam Virginem’ (16 lines). On top left and right corners respectively, A.M.D.G. and L.D.S written (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam and Laus Deo Sempe).

Burke Savage, Roland, 1912-1998, Jesuit priest and editor

Letter from publishers to Fr Joseph O'Malley SJ, concerning his manuscript entitled 'The Complete Theory of Music'

Letter from Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, English and American Publishers, Colonial and Continental Booksellers, Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, London to Fr Joseph O'Malley SJ, St Aloysius College, Waikari, Dunedin, New Zealand concerning his manuscript entitled 'The Complete Theory of Music' and the details of its publication.

O'Malley, Joseph, 1832-1910, Jesuit priest

Manuscript by Donncha Bán Ó Flionn of poems and songs

Manuscript by Donncha Bán Ó Flionn of poems and songs in Irish. With inscription: ‘Seán Ó Síocháin a bhronn ar A of SI a, Meitheamh, 1934 ’(A present from Seán Ó Síocháin to A of the SJ, June 1934) (Seán Ó Síocháin was GAA Secretary from Cill na Marta, Cork). Broken spine. End papers have watermark, 1 Grove Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Ó Síocháin, Seán, 1914-1997, General Secretary of GAA and singer

Manuscript by Dr Richard Robert Madden comprising a history of the Society of Jesus

Unpublished manuscript by Dr Richard Robert Madden comprising a history of the Society of Jesus from its foundation to the early nineteenth century. Attached is a printed title page dated 1874, ‘The Jesuits: In Relation to Religion, Civil Government and Society at Large, In the Several Countries From Which They Have Been Expelled’. Manuscript is divided into two ‘volumes’ (each with an attached printed title page). Volume 1 comprises 17 chapters (c.1,163pp) and Volume 2 contains 21 chapters (c.1,100pp). Also includes three sets of appendices – Volume 1 Appendix with 6 Sections (c500pp); Volume 2 Appendix with 4 Sections (c400pp) and Appendix with 14 Sections (c400pp). Also includes an explanatory note by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ (Irish Province Archivist until 1986) (2pp, 20 April 1977). (R.R. Madden lived at 3 Vernon Terrace, Booterstown, County Dublin; the manuscript also contains envelopes dating to 1874 addressed to Madden at the Loans Office, Dublin Castle) (Part of the last page of chapter 17, volume 1 is missing)

Madden, Richard Robert, 1798-1886, doctor, traveller, historian and anti-slavery campaigner

Manuscript by Fr Joseph O'Malley SJ on his system of teaching sight-singing and harmony

Manuscript, ready for the publisher, by Fr Joseph O'Malley SJ, Norwood, Australia of a book on his system of teaching sight-singing and harmony. Includes a table of contents (3pp). ‘Dedicated to Charles Levy, Leader of the Lyric Orchestra & the Hawthorn Choir.’ Includes a number of testimonials by various individuals and a photograph of Fr O'Malley.

O'Malley, Joseph, 1832-1910, Jesuit priest

Second draft of unpublished manuscript by Fr Henry Gill SJ recording his time as a chaplain

Unpublished manuscript by Fr Henry Gill SJ recording his time as a chaplain, entitled ‘1914 – 1918 As seen by a Chaplain with the 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles’. Completed in 1933. Includes newspaper and journal articles and fifteen pages of original photographs. Manuscript appears to be an amended version of CHP1/27.

Gill, Henry V, 1872-1945, Jesuit priest, scientist and chaplain

Volumes relating to the Irish College in Lisbon

Two volumes, one bound, relating to the Irish College in Lisbon. The volumes contain various papers bound together. The first volume relates to the foundation of the college (485ff). The second volume consists of six sections: Accounts of the college; Ordinances from Rome; Custom book of college life; Statutes and customs; Mass and Orders book; The narration of the imprisonment and expulsion of Fr Dionysius Charti. Note by Fr Francis Finegan SJ on provenance of volumes - that Fr Manuel Gonçalves da Costa SJ visited Milltown Park in 1948, consulted volumes which in custody of Fr John MacErlean SJ (1981), and translation by Fr Fergus O'Donohue SJ (5 February 1987).

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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

‘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