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‘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

Copy of ‘Memoirs of the Suppression & Restoration of the Society of Jesus in Ireland’ by Fr Patrick Bracken SJ

Copy of an ‘important & precious document’ entitled ‘Memoirs of the Suppression & Restoration of the Society of Jesus in Ireland’ by Fr Patrick Bracken SJ. Copy made by Fr John Grene SJ (Librarian and custodian of the Irish Province archives [mid nineteenth century to c1880s]) (92pp). Includes ‘Notes to Memoirs’ (18pp). Loosely bound.

Grene, John, 1807-1887, Jesuit priest

Extract describing Irish Jesuit scholastics at Palermo in 1810

Photocopy of an extract from Annali Siculi Della Nuova Provincia, 1810, describing Irish Jesuit scholastics at Palermo in 1810. Photocopy given to Fr Fergal McGrath SJ (Irish Province Archivist until 1986) by Fr Daniel O'Connell SJ, Rome.

O'Connell, Daniel Joseph, 1896-1982, Jesuit priest, astronomer and seismologist

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr John MacErlean SJ on various matters

Letters to the Irish Fr Provincial from Fr John MacErlean SJ on various matters including:
– Fr MacErlean’s censure on a Society Appeal for Funds;
– the progress of his historical research, news from Rome and news about the Society in Australia;
– the establishment of the Society in Ireland including a ‘list of whatever documents exist to my knowledge regarding the establishment of the Society in Ireland…What exactly the establishment of the Society in Ireland means I do not know. It may be a question for a canonist to solve. The canonical succession of the New Society to the Old is disputed, and Rome has never decided the point’;
– the proposed purchase of a volume consisting of ‘the indexes of the first eleven volumes of the Bollandist Acta Sanctorum down to the 3rd volume of April’ and the binding which is ‘much older than the contents…the binding of a Missal that was presented to Father (Nicholas) Leynach in 1613 - 14 by Francis Bray, at a time when Fr Leynach was trying to establish a chapel or oratory of the Society in Clonmel’;
– the Irish College in Rome;
– lists of books the Province could present to ‘the library to be established for the use of the Coll(egium) Scriptorum and a ‘list of those members of our Province who might now or hereafter be fit to cooperate with the Collegium Scriptorum in the production of works’ and a
– ‘Brief Sketch of the Work of the Irish Jesuits from the foundation to the Suppression of the Society 1540 – 1773’ (11pp).

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

Lists of writers of the Restored Society and their publications compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ

Lists of writers (arranged alphabetically) of the Restored Society and their publications (1832-1925, 38pp, ). Compiled by Fr James Rabbitte SJ of Gardiner Street, (Custodian of the Irish Province Archives, 1924-1930). Typed list of Irish Jesuit authors and title, 20th century (1900-1939, 6pp).

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

Notes on the Betagh's of Maurin, County Mayo

Notes by Fr James Rabbitte SJ on the Betagh's of Mannin, County Mayo and Fr Thomas Betagh and other Jesuits after the suppression.

Rabbitte, James, 1857-1940, Jesuit priest

Photocopy of a letter from Fr Joseph Dunn SJ, Preston, England to Fr Gaetana Angiolini SJ, Gesu, Italy

Photocopy of a letter from Fr Joseph Dunn SJ, Preston, England to Fr Gaetana Angiolini SJ, Gesu, Italy concerning the Restoration of the Society, and with references to Irish Jesuits in Palermo. In Italian; original document in the Bibliotheca Corsini, Rome (15 July 1815, 3pp) and translation of same made by Fr Fergal McGrath SJ (Irish Province Archivist until 1986) (5pp).