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‘Record of 25 years of Weekly Offices etc…and some accounts’ at St Ignatius, Galway

Handwritten register of the dates, times and names of priest who offered Mass at St Ignatius Church, Galway. Includes accounts for St Ignatius Church, ‘received and payments’, which includes, for example, entries under the following headings; alms; stipends; collections; grants; cash for cheques; food; lights; travel; stationary.

'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).

Biographical information relating to Fr John Conmee SJ

Biographical information relating to Fr John Conmee SJ. Includes:
– potted biography by Fr Fergus O'Donoghue SJ (Irish Province Archivist, 1986 - 2019 (2pp);
– handwritten note on Fr John Conmee SJ made by an unknown person (probably a fellow-Jesuit) stating “Perhaps the first word that occurs to one when trying to describe Father Conmee is ‘delightful’. He was a delightful man – amiable, bright, entertaining… – his presence, the very thought of him did you good.” (n.d, 1p.);
– obituaries, with one document mentioning Frs John Hughes and Thomas Taaffe SJ (May 1910, 3 items);
– memorial cards (1910, 3 items) and
– copy of the death certificate of Fr Conmee (21 Oct. 1917, 1 item)

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 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.

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).

'Corpus Poetarum Latinorum' by William S. Walker

'Corpus Poetarum Latinorum' by William S. Walker (ed.) (London: George Bell & Sons). With note by Fr Anthony Bischoff SJ (7 June 1947): ‘Clearly annotated in Hopkins’s hand on following pages: [89], 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 102, 103, 155, 157. Annotations of Juvental, pp.686ff., are not Hopkins. This book is valuable as an example of Hopkin’s minute attention to textual details.’ With University College, St. Stephen’s Green and St. Ignatius College’, S.J. Dublin stamps.

Draft Gwynn family entry from Burke’s Peerage

Draft Gwynn family entry from Burke’s Peerage sent to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ by the publishers: ‘We are sending you the entire genealogy in the hope that you might be able to supply fuller information – especially full present addresses – on the other side of the family as well as your own immediate branch.’

Information on Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s great-grandfather’s cousin, John Gwynne

  • IE IJA J/10/64
  • File
  • July 1974 - July 1975
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Information on Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s great-grandfather’s cousin, John Gwynne (1754 – 1828/9), founder of a ‘charitable endowment Institution, Derry.’ Includes letters from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland to Fr Gwynn (30 June, 8 July 1975, 2 items. 1p. each) and note given to Fr Gwynn by Archbishop George Simms (July 1974, 1p.) (John Gwynne bequeathed a large sum of money to found a charitable endowment in Derry known as the Gwynne Institution, for the education of boys whose parents could not afford to give them a suitable education. The money was to be distributed equally among Protestants and Catholics. (from Burke’s Irish Family Records, 19[74], p. 53) )

Simms, George Otto, 1910-1991, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh

Informationes for Br Vincent Johnson SJ

'Informationes' for Br Vincent Johnson SJ and copy letter from St Francis Xavier Residence, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin indicating that materiel sent is incomplete.

Johnson, Vincent, 1890-1978, Jesuit brother

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Liam Ó Buachalla, Cork, relating to the history of the diocese of Cork and Cloyne

  • IE IJA J/10/166
  • File
  • 29 December 1965 - 7 March 1966
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Liam Ó Buachalla, Cork, relating to the history of the diocese of Cork and Cloyne; - the Uí Toirdhealbhaigh ‘the subsept to which Brian Ború, the Ua hEnna’s and Ua hAailgenis belonged’;

  • the O Sealbhaig family and numerous other points with regard to Fr Gwynn’s article ‘Bishop of Cork in the Twelfth Century’ in the Irish Ecclesiastical Record (July 1950);
    his work helping ‘to edit a voluminous…(manuscript)…History of Diocese of Cork left by the late Canon Cahalane’;
  • the history of Cloyne from the ninth to the eleventh centuries;
  • Nehemias, Bishop of Cloyne who died in 1149;
  • the Arrouaisians in Cork (see also J10/153; 195; 227; 228).
    Encloses typescript notes by Ó Buachalla entitled ‘Diocese of Cloyne’ (n.d., 4pp).

Major Anthony F. Archer’s monograph on his antecedent Fr James Archer SJ

Documents concerning Major Anthony F. Archer’s monograph on his antecedent Fr James Archer SJ. Includes: circular by Thomas J. Morrissey SJ, headmaster of Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, County Limerick, concerning the monograph (14 December 1978, 1p);
– letter from Major Archer to Fr James Healy SJ (24 January 1979, 1p) enclosing a copy of the monograph entitled Fr James Archer SJ 1550 – 1620 (January 1979, 26pp) and
– letter from Major Archer to Fr Healy inquiring about the existence of a memorial to Fr Archer (4 July 1980, 1p).

Material concerning the Jesuits in New Ross, County Wexford in the seventeenth century

Material concerning the Jesuits in New Ross, County Wexford in the seventeenth century. Includes:

  • notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ (4pp);
  • letters from a Patrick Donovan, Upper Rosbercon, New Ross to Frs Matthew Meade and John MacErlean seeking information on the history of the Jesuits in New Ross, in particular the book of carols ‘A Pious Garland’ compiled by Fr Luke Wadding SJ, and information on Fr Hosschius Sidronius (31 January - 3 March 1948, 3 items, 18pp) and extract of an O.S. map indicating the site of the seventeenth century Jesuit church in New Ross (no scale given).

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

Material concerning the Jesuits in Waterford in the seventeenth century

Documents concerning the Jesuits in Waterford in the seventeenth century. Includes:

  • notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ (n.d., 73pp);
  • ‘Jesuits resident in Waterford 1660 - 1798’ notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ (n.d., 12pp);
  • typescript entitled 'Jesuits acting as Parish Priests in Waterford' (n.d., 1p.);
  • typescript article entitled 'The Jesuits in Waterford' by Fr Francis Finegan SJ. With handwritten corrections and annotations (n.d., 27pp);
  • copies of 'The Catholic Record of Waterford and Lismore', containing an article in three parts entitled 'St Patrick’s Church and Parish', by Rev. P[ower]. Patrick, M.R.I.A. (June, August, October 1916, 3 items);
  • photocopy of an article, 'St Patrick’s Church, Waterford 1750 - 1984', from 'The Pioneer' (February 1985, 2pp);
  • material relating to Jesuit records of St Peter’s Church (1646 - 1650, 8 items).
  • photocopy of an article, 'Recent Archaeological Excavations in Waterford City', by Maurice Hurley, ‘annotated with numbers to accompany photographs by M. Brennan SJ’ with references to St Peter’s Church ([post 1987], 5pp);
  • black and white prints of the excavations at St Peter’s Church, taken by the archaeologists (n.d., 3 items), colour photographs of the excavations taken by Fr Martin Brennan SJ (7 items) and their negatives (8 frames);
  • photocopies of documents (some of whose originals are also in the Irish Jesuit Archives) [sent to/by? Fr Martin Brennan SJ in 1988]: 'Spicilegium Ossoriense: Being a Collection of Original Letters and Papers Illustrative of the History of the Irish Church from the reformation to the year 1800', by Right. Rev. Patrick Francis Moran, DD, Bishop of Ossory (original in the Jesuit Library, Milltown Park) (1878, 9pp);
  • transcript dated c29 Dec 1646, beginning ‘sanctissimus D. N. Paulus felicis recordationis Papa Quintus per literas…’ (6pp);
  • photocopy of a Fr John MacErlean transcript SJ ‘Patres Missionis Hiberniae Innocentio Papae X’ (1646/7, 2pp);
  • ‘Pro Patribus S.J. Waterfordia’ (29 December 1646, 2pp);
  • ‘24 Junii 1649 Parisiis P. Mercure Verdiere to Fr General Vincent Caraffa’ (3pp);
  • ‘Catalogus Tertius Missionis Hibernicae Anno 1650’ (1p) and ‘P. Gulielmus Malonius P. Francisco Piccolomineo Waterfordia 31 Augusti 1650’ (3pp);
  • notes from Rev. Prof. Patrick Power to Fr John MacErlean SJ , on Waterford Jesuits, made in the course of Prof. Power’s research for a history of the Waterford diocese (20 May 1935 - 7 December 1947, 31pp).

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

Material relating to Fr Jeremiah Hogan SJ

A file relating to Fr Jeremiah Hogan SJ. Includes documents relating to his ill health (TB), his move from Hong Kong to Australia and his death in Australia.

Hogan, Jeremiah J, 1903-1986, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Fr Joseph Dalton SJ - notebook and calendar of letters

A file relating to Fr Joseph Dalton SJ. Includes a calendar of letters received by Fr Joseph Dalton SJ compiled by Errol Lea-Scarlett, Archivist, Riverview (1977-2001, 17pp). Includes notebook compiled by Fr Joseph Dalton SJ entitled 'Consultations St. Patrick's College, Melbourne.' The notebook in fact contains other notes including copies of letters to Irish Fr Provincial and notes relating to other communities in Australia e.g. Sevenhills, St Francis Xavier's College, Kew, Richmond Parish, St. Kilda House, Riverview. (3 November 1870 - [ ] January 1883, ca. 60pp). Includes notes on Sir Edward Strickland compiled by Fr Dalton SJ (1 March 1899, 2pp).

Dalton, Joseph, 1817-1905, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Fr Laurence O'Neill SJ

A file relating to Fr Laurence O'Neill SJ, his entry into the Society of Jesus, his ill health, his four years in Australia as a scholastic and his death.

O'Neill, Laurence, 1907-1987, Jesuit priest

Material relating to Jesuits in Athlone, County Westmeath in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Material relating to Jesuits in Athlone, County Westmeath in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Includes:

  • extract from the Journal of 'The Old Athlone Society' comprising an article entitled 'The Jesuits and Athlone In The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries', by Fr Francis Finegan, p.77 – 83 (1970, 8pp) and typescript entitled ‘Residentia Athloniensis’ concerning early references to a Jesuit house in Athlone, c.1605. Author unknown (n.d., 1p.).

Finegan, Francis J, 1909-2011, Jesuit priest

Material relating to the Jesuit presence in Galway in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

Material relating to the Jesuit presence in Galway in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Includes:

  • letter from Fr James Rabbitte SJ to Fr John MacErlean SJ, concerning Galway records and Jesuit chalices (1 December 1935, 2pp);
  • notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ on the chalice of the Galway Jesuits (n.d., 1p.) and drafts of a typescript article by [Fr Francis Finegan SJ] on the Centenary of St Ignatius’ Galway, recalling the history of the Jesuits in the city in the seventeenth century (1963, 8pp and 9pp).

Material relating to the Jesuits in Clonmel, County Tipperary in the seventeenth century

Material relating to the Jesuits in Clonmel, County Tipperary in the seventeenth century. Includes:

  • biographical notes by Fr John MacErlean SJ on Jesuits who were stationed in Clonmel (n.d., 24pp);
  • notes by ? on the Clonmel residence, 1600 to 1650 (n.d., 4pp) and
  • typescript article by Fr Francis Finegan SJ entitled Jesuit Associations with Clonmel in the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. With handwritten corrections by the author (27pp).

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

Material relating to the Jesuits in Limerick in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries

Material relating to the Jesuits in Limerick in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. Includes:

  • tracing of a map of Limerick from John Speed’s map of Munster, 1610, reproduced in 'Pacata Hibernia, Dublin', 1810 (21cm x 14cm);
  • tracing of a map entitled ‘Limerick circa 1590, Copy feb 1903. Thos. Westropp’ (22 1/2 cm x 15cm) and
  • tracing entitled ‘Plan of Limerick castle’ (circa 1611), (141/2cm x 24cm). All tracings signed by ‘A. Cox’.

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

Note by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ on Fr Joseph Darlington SJ for Hopkins material

Note by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ: “In the File ‘Darlington’ there is what appears to be an unpublished MS entitled 'The Life of Gerard Manley Hopkins in Ireland and Policy of Father Delany, S.J. – President of University College, Stephen’s Green, 1884 – 1908'. It contains very little about Hopkins, though this is of some interest.”

McGrath, Fergal P, 1895-1988, Jesuit priest

Note made by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the ‘Dublin Books of Gerard Manley Hopkins’

Typescript note made by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the ‘Dublin Books of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ – ‘Books used by Hopkins during his years at University College, Dublin…These books were identified by Fr. Anthony Bischoff, S.J., who examined every book in the library, May 13- June 9, 1947.’

Gwynn, Aubrey, 1892-1983, Jesuit priest and academic

Note on ‘St. Thecla’ made by Fr Peter Troddyn SJ

Note on ‘St. Thecla’ made by Fr Peter Troddyn SJ (Editor of 'Studies') – ‘English version first published in 'Studies '(XLV, 1956, p.187). Both Latin & English pub(lishe)d in 4th edn of Poems O(xford) U(niversity) P(ress).’

Hopkins, Gerard Manley Rev. St. Thecla, an Unpublished Poem, Beg. That His Fast-flowing Hours With Sandy Silt. 1956.

Troddyn, Peter M, 1916-1982, Jesuit priest

Notebook containing ‘Jottings of my Provincialate

Notebook containing ‘Jottings of my Provincialate’. ‘Feeling inconvenience often caused for want of information as to exact details of certain past events, terms on which money had been given exact terms of agreement about this or that…I have thought well to open a book in which I shall record essential…details of such transactions as may be useful in the future.’ Volume containing details of financial transactions of the Province from 1901 - entries have been continued on into 1923. Includes table of contents (5pp).

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