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

Articles from Studies on Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ

Photocopies of articles from Studies, Winter 1992, Vol. See also 81, No. 324, on Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ , published on the centenary of his birth: ‘Aubrey Gwynn; The Person’ by Prof. Geoffrey Hand; ‘Aubrey Gwynn: The Scholar’ by Prof. Katherine Walsh and Aubrey Gwynn: The Jesuit’ by Fr Fergus O’Donoghue SJ (pp. 375 – 398).

Studies, 1912-

Aubrey Gwynn asking his father to become a Jesuit

Letter from Aubrey Gwynn to his father asking for leave to become a Jesuit ([June 1910], 4pp) and his father’s reply, urging him to wait at least until Aubrey reaches twenty-one before he makes such a momentous decision (20 June [1910], 4pp).

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

Card of Walter Osborne portrait of ‘Master Aubrey Gwynn’

Card published by the National Gallery of Ireland, of the Walter Osborne (1859-1903) portrait of ‘Master Aubrey Gwynn’ (age 6). (Osborne was Fr Gwynn’s god-father). Portrait was presented to the Gallery in 1979 by Fr Gwynn’s sister.

National Gallery of Ireland, 1854-

Catalogue of Publications by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ

Copybook containing a ‘Catalogue of Publications by Aubrey Gwynn SJ in the library of Milltown Park.’ Compiled by Fr Gwynn.

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

Correspondence relating to Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s life-long friend Fr Thomas J. Fullerton

Correspondence relating to Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s life-long friend Fr Thomas J. Fullerton. Includes:
– letters from Fr Fullerton to Fr Gwynn (17 September 1971 – 1975, 3 items);
– note to Fr Gwynn from Gearoid Cr[ookes], Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, following Fr Fullerton’s death in 1976, enclosing four letters Fr Gwynn wrote to Fr Fullerton from 1916 and 1932. Includes references to Fr Gwynn’s brother Edward Lucius’ departure for Australia, his brother Denis ( a soldier who had just been gazetted to the 5th Munsters at the Curragh) (18 November 1916, 4pp), political and social events at home and academic life in U.C.D. (16 April 1932, 2pp).

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

Declaration by Fr Charles S. Galton SJ

Declaration by Charles S. Galton SJ that he ‘received Aubrey Osborn Gwynn into the Church on the 14th of Dec. 1902’ (21 May 1918, 1p.) and copy of Certificate of Reconciliation, ‘According to the Register of Baptisms kept at S. H. Church Wimbledon Aubrey Osborn Gwynn…was reconciled at the said Church, by Charles S. Galton on the 14th day of December 1902’ (18 May 1902, 1p.)

Galton, Charles S., 1860-1936, Jesuit priest

Documents relating to the series 'Scriptores Latini Hiberniae' published by the School of Celtic Studies of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies

  • IE IJA J/10/134
  • File
  • 10 August 1964 - 12 November 1977
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Documents relating to the series 'Scriptores Latini Hiberniae' published by the School of Celtic Studies of the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies. Includes:
– notes by Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the background to the series (12 November 1977, 1p.);
– printed advertisement for the series including a list of volumes and prices (n.d., 4pp);
– memorandum by Prof Ludwig Bieler (Acting Editor of the series) on a new edition of the complete works of Scottus Erriugena (10 August 1964, 1p.);
– ‘Scriptores Latini Hiberniae Directions for Contributors’ (n.d., 8pp);
– memorandum on some of the publications produced in the series and the uncertain future of the series as a result of financial difficulties (n.d., 3pp);
– letter from Prof Bieler to Fr Synan (Director of the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies) inquiring as to the possibility of financial assistance for the series (15 May 1976, 2pp).

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.’

Easter card from Prof. Jack Watt to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ

Easter card from Prof. Jack Watt to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ containing domestic news. Encloses publisher’s notice for Dr Katherine Walsh-Strnad’s book on Archbishop Richard FitzRalph, A Fourteenth-Century Scholar and Primate: Richard FitzRalph in Oxford, Avignon, and Armagh (1981).

Watt, Jack, historian

Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s Bible

Fr Aubrey Gwynn’s Bible, with entries in his handwriting in the ‘Family Register’ of the dates on which his mother and siblings were received into the Catholic Church; dates of family marriages and deaths and the dates on which he took his first vows and was ordained.

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

Fr Aubrey Gywnn SJ

Catalogue online late 2020.

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

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

Invitation to a reception to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence by Grattan’s Parliament

Invitation from Taoiseach Charles Haughey to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ to a reception in the Irish Parliament House at the Bank of Ireland, College Green, to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Declaration of Independence by Grattan’s Parliament and the Convention of the Ulster Volunteers in Dungannon.

Haughey, Charles, 1925-2006, politician and taoiseach

Letter from Irish Fr Provincial to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning the newly founded ‘lectureship in Ancient History

Letter from Irish Fr Provincial John Fahy SJ to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning the newly founded ‘lectureship in Ancient History in U.C.D.’. ‘I feel that you will be very much disappointed when I ask you… to present yourself as a candidate; for I know that you wish to go to China. Do try to forgive me when I ask you to do something that pleases you less.’

Fahy, John, 1874-1958, Jesuit priest

Letter of congratulation from James Corboy SJ, Bishop of Monze

Letter of congratulation from James Corboy SJ, Bishop of Monze, Zambia, to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Fr Gwynn’s entrance into the Society of Jesus.

Corboy, James, 1916-2004, Jesuit priest and Roman Catholic Bishop of Monze

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Irish Provincial concerning his ‘future work’

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Irish Provincial John Fahy SJ, concerning Fr Gwynn’s ‘future work’. While Fr Gwynn is keen to go to the missions in China, Fr Fahy is anxious that he should stay in Ireland and work at U.C.D. and University Hall – ‘I write…that you may know how I sympathise with missionary work. A decision will not be made for some time about your future. Meanwhile I think that I should say frankly that, in my opinion, our CCs would for many reasons be opposed to your leaving Ireland – wishing to have you for U.C.D., Dr Coffey is, I understand making arrangements to have a chair in Ancient History founded for you.’

Fahy, John, 1874-1958, Jesuit priest

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from James White, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, concerning the acquisition from a Mr Stewart Thomson

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from James White, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, concerning the acquisition from a Mr Stewart Thomson, of a ‘sketchbook of the work of Hugh Thomson, the Belfast artist who illustrated Stephen Gwynn’s well-known book on Donegal.’

White, James, 1913-2003, director of the National Gallery of Ireland

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Matthew J. Byrne, Kerry relating some incidents which occurred during the era of the Penal Laws

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Matthew J. Byrne, Kerry (brother of Frs. George and William Byrne SJ), relating some incidents which occurred during the era of the Penal Laws. Includes information on a ‘penal law Altar preserved in a house at Causeway with vestments and altar furniture, all ready for Mass…in a concealed hollow in wall of bedroom of house once occupied by a Fr Neilan.’

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from publishers the Clarendon Press, Oxford, concerning reissuing of 'Roman Education'

Letter to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from publishers the Clarendon Press, Oxford, concerning Russell & Russell’s reissuing of 'Roman Education'. ‘As he says in his letter of 29 January 1964 a loophole in the Unites States copyright law enables books published here (UK) before 1957 to be reprinted there (US) without authorisation – though not to be exported into countries where this loophole doesn’t exist. Naturally he didn’t say that practically all American publishers regard it as unethical to take advantage of this loophole, for various reasons, and especially because it is liable to create the situation in which we now find ourselves.’

Letters and cards of congratulation to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the 50th anniversary of his ordination

  • IE IJA J/10/17
  • File
  • 15 July - 8 August 1974
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters and cards of congratulation to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on the 50th anniversary of his ordination on 13 July 1974. Includes:
– letters from various Columban sisters invited to attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations (15 July -3 August 1964, 7 items);
– letter of congratulation from Fr General Pedro Arrupe SJ (2 July 1974, 1p.);
– letters from Alice Moore (Fr Gwynn’s sister-in-law) (22, 31 July 1974, 2 items) (see also J10/20; 21; 51);
– letter from Fr Thomas J. Fullerton (see J10/15) (27 July 1974, 2pp);
– letters from various Jesuits (including Frs Des O'Grady, E.J. Andrews, John Neary and Fergus Cronin) and letter from Prof. Geoffrey Hand (30 July 1974, 2pp).
See also J10/31; 49; 68; 256; 257.

Arrupe, Pedro, 1907-1991, Jesuit priest and Father General

Letters and postcards to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Fr Robert E. McNally SJ

  • IE IJA J/10/131
  • File
  • 29 April 1956 - 12 May 1969
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters and postcards to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Fr Robert E. McNally SJ (Munich University, Woodstock College, Maryland and Fordham University, New York), mostly concerning Fr McNally’s research and publishing work, including ‘a new edition of the Pseudo-Isidore, Liber de numeris, which we suspect to be certainly a product of early Irish scholarship.’

Letters and royalty statements from publishers Russell & Russell Inc., New York, who reissued 'Roman Education'

  • IE IJA J/10/93
  • File
  • 29 January 1964 - 31 December 1973
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters and royalty statements from publishers Russell & Russell Inc., New York, who reissued 'Roman Education' in 1964. ‘As you know, the book has never been protected by copyright in the United States and is, therefore, in the public domain in this country. Nevertheless, it is our practice as a courtesy to the author to pay a royalty on all copies sold.’ (29 January 1964, 1p.)

Letters from Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

  • IE IJA J/10/12
  • File
  • 30 November-8 December 1937
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Notes and letters from Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society, with regard to its income, expenditure and general policy. Fr Gwynn played an important part in the Society’s foundation and development (1927-49) and was Honorary Editor of its quarterly magazine Saint Joseph’s Sheaf.

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

Letters from Fr Nicholas J. Tomkin SJ to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to Fr Gwynn’s articles

  • IE IJA J/10/117
  • File
  • 12 - 29 January 1932
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from Fr Nicholas J. Tomkin SJ (Library Censor) to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ relating to Fr Gwynn’s articles ‘An Irish Settlement on the Amazon, 1612 – 1629’ in 'Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy', (xli, p.1 – 54) and ‘Documents relating to the Irish in the West Indies’ [1612 – 1752] in 'Analecta Hibernica', (iv, p.139 – 286), with censor’s suggestions.

Tomkin, Nicholas J, 1859-1942, Jesuit priest

Letters from Longmans Group Ltd. concerning the publication of 'Medieval Religious Houses: Ireland'

  • IE IJA J/10/98
  • File
  • 7 October 1953 - 12 May 1975
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Longmans Group Ltd. (formerly Longmans Green & Co. Ltd.) concerning the publication of 'Medieval Religious Houses: Ireland' by Fr Gwynn and Neville Hadcock. Includes copy of the agreement between the publishers and Fr Gwynn for the book signed on the company’s behalf (6 November 1953, 4pp).

Letters from Neville Hadcock asking Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ to participate in the proposed volume, 'Medieval Religious Houses: Ireland'

  • IE IJA J/10/97
  • File
  • 24 September - 4 October 1953
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Neville Hadcock asking Fr Gwynn to participate in the proposed volume, 'Medieval Religious Houses: Ireland'… ‘that is, if I do the sort of donkey work and prepare lists, by counties in the first place, with ref(erence)s of all recorded monasteries marking those in doubt, as I complete a county I could pass it on to you to weed.’ (24 September 1953, 4pp).

Hadcock, Neville, -1980, historian

Letters from Peter Wait of Methuen & Co. Ltd., concerning their acceptance of a book on the history of the medieval Irish Church

  • IE IJA J/10/100
  • File
  • 12 January 1949 - 13 March 1962
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Peter Wait of Methuen & Co. Ltd., concerning their acceptance of his proposal to write a book on the history of the medieval Irish Church. Includes amended copy plan of chapters of the proposed book, sent to Methuen by Fr Gwynn entitled 'The Reform of the Medieval Irish Church' (n.d., 7pp). There is some disagreement about the type of book it should be. Fr Gwynn expressed his wish to gather his essays from the 'Irish Ecclesiastical Record' and rewrite them to make a single connected story, however Mr. Wait wants a similar book but ‘on a good deal less detailed scale’ (13 January 1953, 2pp). Includes letters from Françoise Henry, U.C.D., to Fr Gwynn, offering to speak to the publishers on Fr Gwynn’s behalf (5, 23 February 1962, 2 items, 2pp each) and the publisher’s letter to Fr Gwynn following (Prof.) Henry’s conversation with them, “I would like a book, and I don’t insist on a ‘text book.’ I would like something that the educated person without specialised knowledge of the subject can read and which would be useful to students as well.” (19 February 1962, 1p.)

Wait, Peter, publisher

Letters from publishers Browne Nolan Ltd. agreeing to publish his book 'The Reform of the Medieval Irish Church'

  • IE IJA J/10/99
  • File
  • 16 February - 22 March 1949
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from publishers Browne Nolan Ltd. to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ, agreeing to publish his book 'The Reform of the Medieval Irish Church', ‘which, if it will not be a best seller, should certainly enjoy a reasonable sale on publication and a continuing, if limited, demand for many years.’ They are also interested in ‘your short History of the Irish Medieval Church but since Methuens have invited you to write it you may possibly feel some obligation towards them, even though, as you say, you have not yet made a contract.’ Includes summary of book ‘Offered to Browne and Nolan: c.300 pages: to be ready for press in autumn of 1950; to be published in autumn of 1951’ (14 February 1949, 1p.).

Letters from publishers to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on a proposal to reprint Fr Gwynn’s 1920 book 'Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian'

  • IE IJA J/10/92
  • File
  • 17 May 1956 - 3 November 1969
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from publishers the Clarendon Press, Oxford, to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ on a proposal by publishers W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd. to reprint Fr Gwynn’s 1920 book 'Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian'. Includes letters to Fr Gwynn from Heffers (30 June 1956 – 15 July 1960, 3 items), royalty statements from Clarendon Press (1969, 1971, 2 items) and copy of 'Roman Education from Cicero to Quintilian'.

Letters from publishers, the Clarendon Press, Oxford to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning his latest book which needs complete revision

  • IE IJA J/10/102
  • File
  • 2 September 1970 - 24 September 1974
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters from publishers, the Clarendon Press, Oxford to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ concerning his latest book which their Delegates say needs complete revision – ‘the book is not strictly a unified history but a series of disconnected and overlapping studies, which have been published separately already except for chapters XIII and XIV. They have much interest for specialists in the subjects concerned, though not for the general reader or for undergraduates.’

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ Gwynn from Monsignor Professor John Tracy Ellis

  • IE IJA J/10/129
  • File
  • 1 February 1954 - August 1964
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Aubrey Gwynn SJ from Monsignor Professor John Tracy Ellis (Secretary of the American Catholic Historical Association and Editor of the 'Catholic Historical Review'), on academic matters, including:
– the difficulties of gaining access to contemporary religious archives;
– ideas on academic exchanges between Ireland and the Unites States, ‘for scholarship, professors etc.’;
– the commemoration of the 1,500th anniversary of the death of St. Patrick;
– information on new American church historical publications;
– Fr Gwynn’s review of Mgr. Tracy Ellis’s 1952 'The Life of James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore 1834 - 1921' in 'Studies';
– financial difficulties of the Catholic University of America;
– the Monsignor’s lecturing activities;
– a proposed three-volume history of the Church in Ireland;
– comments on ‘the prospect of a Catholic in the White House’ (10 November 1960, 1p.);
– a proposed series of lectures in Dublin as part of the Patrician centennial celebration and the acquisition of copies of several letters of Archbishop Carroll in the Jesuit Archives.

Ellis, John Tracy, 1905-1992, Roman Catholic priest, monsignor and historian

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