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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

Biographical information relating to Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ

Biographical information on Fr Thomas Aloysius Finlay SJ (1848-1940). Includes obituary of Fr Finlay by George O’Brien, Professor of Economics, University College, published in The Economic Journal, The Quarterly Journal of The Royal Economic Society, No. 197, Vol. 1, p.157-159 (March 1940, 3pp) and obituary, also by Prof. O’Brien published in the Irish Monthly (March 1940, p.142- 144) originally broadcast on Radio Eireann.

Finlay, Thomas A., 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Case for counsel on behalf of Rev. Thomas A. Finlay and George O’Brien Esquire and Counsel’s opinion on settling the draft Deed of Trust

  • IE IJA J/9/19
  • Item
  • 3 October, 10 December 1934
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Case for counsel on behalf of Rev. Thomas A. Finlay and George O’Brien Esquire and Counsel’s opinion on settling the draft Deed of Trust. Provides the background to the Rural Industries Trust Fund. Joseph H. Murray, one of the trustees of the Fund has recently died and they wish to know if the other two trustees remain secure in their position but with the power of adding to the number of trustees if required. ‘It is desired that the Trustees should have the widest possible powers as to the manner in which they may carry out the Trust…Counsel will please settle Draft Deed and advise.’

Finlay, Thomas A., 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Certified copies of deed appointing trustees, Rev. Thomas A. Finlay

Parties:
Rev. Thomas A. Finlay, 35 Lower Leeson Street, city of Dublin (the Settlor); 1st part.
Rev. Thomas A. Finlay, George O’Brien, 40 Northumberland Road, county Dublin, Doctor of Letters and Joseph Hugh Murray, 40 St. Kevin’s Park, Dartry Road, county Dublin, Esquire (the Trustees); 2nd part.

Preamble:
Fr Finlay is entitled to several sums of £1,075 and £1,228.10s 5% state-guaranteed mortgage bonds of the Agricultural Credit Corporation with which he wishes to establish a Rural Industrial Trust Fund.

Terms:
Fr Finlay transfers the money with a view to the formation of the Trust Fund, to the Trustees subject to a number of clauses, including that the Trustees apply the annual income arising from the bonds ‘in aiding or assisting in such manner as they shall consider most beneficial the poorer workers in Rural Industries…in any part of Ireland including Northern Ireland.’

Finlay, Thomas A., 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Conveyance and Assignment in Trust for benefit of Poor Purchasers

Type:
Conveyance and Assignment in Trust for benefit of Poor Purchasers

Parties:
Rev. Thomas Finlay, 35 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin (the Settlor): 1st party.
Rev. George Redington Roche, Mungret College Limerick;
Thomas A. Finlay, Longford, County Longford, District Justice and Noel M. Purcell, 45 Lower Leeson Street, solicitor (the Trustees): 2nd part.

Terms:
Fr. Finlay assigns three plots of ground unto the trustees, along with the premises currently occupied by the Dublin Food Supply Company Ltd., to hold for various terms as given in the three indentures to which the plots are subject to, subject to a number of conditions, including one that the Dublin Food Supply Company shall ‘carry on business solely for the purpose of supplying to the poor, all or any manner of household supplies at such a price and no greater over and above the wholesale price as will cover rents and other costs of distribution.’

Property:
The plot of ground in Gloucester Place Upper, parish of St. Thomas, city of Dublin, subject of an indenture of 19 December 1918 between Josephine Hodgens, spinster and Fr. Finlay; plot situated at the rere of the premises in Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin, subject of an indenture of 11 October 1910 between Margaret Alexandrina Brabazon and Fr. Finlay; No. 1 Pimlico, parish of St. Catherine, city of Dublin and ground adjoining it which are subject of an indenture of 28 April 1924 between Michael Joseph Dillon and Fr. Finlay.

Covering letter from Noel Purcell to Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ

Covering letter from Noel Purcell to Fr Finlay (30 December 1930, 1p.) and costs of solicitor Daniel Purcell & Son in account with Rev. Thomas A. Finlay in the matter of the conveyance settlement and appointment of trustees (29 December 1930, 1p.).

Purcell, Noel, solicitor

Covering letter, receipts and certificates for three sets of bonds and stocks

Covering letter, receipts and certificates for three sets of bonds and stocks, lodged in the National City Bank Ltd. for safe-keeping by Fr Thomas Finlay SJ: certificates for £1,200 Agricultural Credit Bonds, 1st Series; £1,075 Agricultural Credit Corporation Bonds, 2nd Series and £250 Dublin Corporation 5% Inscribed Stock.

Finlay, Thomas A., 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Letter from Thomas McCreevy to Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ

Letter from Thomas McCreevy, Garland’s Hotel, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London, to Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ concerning Fr Finlay’s “attitude to Mr Lennox Robinson in regard to his story ‘The Madonna of Slieve Dun’…I presume that you accept Mr Robinson’s repudiation of the suggestion that his story was a parody of the Scripture History of the Incarnation.” Protests about the attitude of a ‘small section of the press in Ireland’ with regard to ‘Christian standards’, defends Mr. Robinson and states ‘I…regard it as binding, in us Catholics particularly, to see that injustice is not done in our name in this matter…I am prepared to urge Mr. Robinson to get the matter considered by the Holy Office itself if necessary rather than submit to the injustice of being treated as a blaspheming parodist.’

Letters of condolence following Fr Thomas Finlay’s death to Fr Provincial Laurence C. Kieran SJ

  • IE IJA J/9/2
  • File
  • 12 January –15 February 1940
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters of condolence following Fr Thomas Finlay’s death to Fr Provincial Laurence C. Kieran SJ, from various organisations with which Fr Finlay was associated. Includes letters from the Senate of the National University of Ireland, the Trustees of the National Library, the Irish Agricultural Wholesale Society, the Central Savings Committee, the Council of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Cavan Urban District Council, the Irish Technical Education Association, the Templecrone Co-operative Agricultural Society and University College Dublin.

Finlay, Thomas A., 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Letters sent by Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ to Rev. Eric Wasmann SJ

Photocopies of letter sent by Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ to Rev. Eric Wasmann SJ, Bellevue, Luxembourg, thanking him for, and requesting specific documents and articles. Photocopied in Jesuit archives, Munich, by Fr Fergus O’Donoghue SJ, 16 July 1986.

Finlay, Thomas A., 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Letters to Fr Thomas Finlay SJ from various individuals

  • IE IJA J/9/3
  • File
  • 14 November 1900 – 13 September 1935
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Letters to Fr Finlay from various individuals. Includes:
– letter from Lord Cadogan, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, asking Fr Thomas Finlay SJ to become a member of the Board of Intermediate Education (14 November 1900, 1p.);
– letter from Irish Fr Provincial Thomas V Nolan SJ regarding finance, University Hall, Rathfarnham Castle and Kennedy case (7 July 1913, 2 items);
– letters from Augustine Birrell, Chief-Secretary of Ireland, concerning grants for the National Library (21 February, 5 March 1915, 2 items);
– letter of congratulation from Timothy Healy, Glenaulin, Chapelizod, County Dublin [following Fr Finlay’s retirement from University College?] (19 December 1930, 2pp);
– letter from John Stafford Johnson, Carrickmines House, Carrickmines, County Dublin informing Fr Finlay that Dr Lea Wilson requested that (John Stafford Johnson) call on you with updates regarding the hospital situation, and childrens hospitals (19 January 1935, 2pp);
– letters from Fr Edward Dillon SJ regarding the progress of Rory O'Connor (payment of his fees) at Mungret College, and Mungret College results of public examinations 1934 and 1935 (4 March, 12- 13 September 1935, 5 items).

Birrell, Augustine, 1850-1933, chief secretary for Ireland

Material relating to the Sisters of Charity and the Providence Woollen Mills, Foxford, County Mayo

Material relating to the Sisters of Charity and the Providence Woollen Mills, Foxford, county Mayo. Includes: envelope sent to ‘Sr. Alcantra (of Foxford), The Sisters of Charity, Merrion, Dublin’ from Foxford enclosing a St. Christopher bracelet, an embroidered patch commemorating the 1932 Eucharistic Congress in Dublin made by the mills and some prayer cards ([n.d.], 6 items);
– copy of supplemental instruction for Counsel, John H. Pigot (16 December 1919, 2pp) on behalf of the trustees of Mrs. E.M. Lynch’s will (2pp), enclosing copy of an extract of a letter from Fr Finlay to a ‘Mr. Ryan’ concerning a bequest to Mother Morrogh Bernard, Superioress of Foxford, to establish an industrial foundation at Warrenstown (2pp) and Counsel’s opinion.

Memorial card and legal documents arising from the death of Thomas A. Finlay, K.C., T.D.

Memorial card and legal documents arising from the death of Thomas A. Finlay, K.C., T.D., (43 Pembroke Road, Dublin) [nephew of Fr Finlay]. Includes letter from stockbrokers Horan & Devine, 12 Dame Street [representatives of Mrs. Eva Finlay, widow of Thomas) to [ ] enclosing ‘a list of a few safe Trustee Securities from which you might be able to make a selection for the Trust Funds in this case’ (1 February 1933, 2pp). Memorial card missing (2020).

Minutes book of meetings of Dublin Food Supply Society

  • IE IJA J/9/7
  • Item
  • 29 April 1921 – 6 March 1925
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Volume of minutes of committee meetings of the 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’. Includes: six enclosures – profit and loss account (31 December 1919, 2 items); profit and loss account (1920, 1p.); Report of the Annual General Meeting (16 May 1921, 1p.); profit and loss account and Report of the Annual General Meeting (February 1925, 2 items).

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

Minutes of meetings of Dublin Food Supply Society

  • IE IJA J/9/5
  • Item
  • 8 December 1916 – 6 March 1918
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Volume of minutes of committee meetings of the 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’. Fr Thomas Finlay SJ, who had previously worked with Sir Horace Plunkett in the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society, established the Dublin Food Supply Company (1916-1926) at a meeting in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Lincoln Place.

The following individuals became part of the Dublin Food Supply Company committee: Lady Frances Moloney (Chairperson) (in 1918, she became one of the founders of the Missionary Sisters of St Columban), Miss Conroy, Miss Janet Cunningham, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Cogan, Mrs O’Brien, Mr McKee, Mr Fallon, Mr Desmond O’Brien, Mr Cruise O’Brien, Mr Michael J. Dillon and Mr W.A. Ryan. It was agreed that 4 Killarney Street (later transferred to 10 Lower Gloucester Street) should be taken temporarily as a shop, from Monday 18 December 1916. The society had £137 in their account and Fr Tom Finlay SJ was able to source ten gallons of milk, Lady Moloney secured a half a ton of potatoes and Mr O’ Brien, bags for the potatoes from IAWS. The milk crisis of 1917 resulted in the Corporation of Dublin requesting that the Dublin Food Supply Company take over the distribution of the milk supply previously provided by them. By 1918, depots where food and milk could be bought were located at: Grattan Street; Francis Street (later transferred to 88 Thomas Street); North King Street and Old Camden Street. By 1924, further properties were bought at Gloucester Place Upper; Middle Gardiner Street and No. 1 Pimlico, parish of St. Catherine, city of Dublin to ‘carry on business solely for the purpose of supplying to the poor, all or any manner of household supplies at such a price and no greater over and above the wholesale price as will cover rents and other costs of distribution’. In February 1925, the Dublin Food Supply Company was running a deficit and the falling off in trade due to the business depression resulted in the ceasing of operations in 1926.

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

Minutes of meetings of Dublin Food Supply Society cont..

  • IE IJA J/9/6
  • File
  • 22 February 1918 – 22 April 1921
  • Part of Irish Jesuits

Volume of minutes of committee meetings of the 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’. Includes an explanatory note (n.d., 1p.) in an unidentified hand, which references typed history of Society by Michael Dillon, 8 March 1918.

Dublin Food Supply Society, 1916-1926

Pamphlet entitled 'Freedom of Education under the French Republic'

Pamphlet entitled 'Freedom of Education under the French Republic. The Principles of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity Applied to the School' by Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ. Reprinted from the Month and Catholic Review, with note on cover ‘Kept by E. Hogan, SJ’

Finlay, Thomas A., 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

Presentation at U.C.D. to Fr Thomas Finlay SJ

Photocopy of a cutting from The Universe reporting on a presentation at U.C.D. to Fr Thomas Finlay SJ , following his retirement from the University after seventeen years as Professor of Philosophy and nearly thirty years as Professor of Political Economy. Photocopy of a cutting from The Independent reporting on the presentation to Fr Finlay on the occasion of his retirement.

University College Dublin, 1854-

Signed copies of portraits of Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ

Signed copies of portraits of Fr Thomas A. Finlay SJ by unidentified [c1910], Adolf Eckstein’s Verlag (Berlin-Charlottenburg) and Leo Whelan [1940].

Finlay, Thomas A., 1848-1940, Jesuit priest and economist

‘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.).