File 14 - Copy Letter Book

'Capuchin Annual' Review Article

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IE CA CP/3/1/3/14


Copy Letter Book


  • 1954 (Creation)

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110 pp; 18 cm x 11 cm; Bound volume; manuscript; newspaper clipping; postcard print

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(24 November 1900-26 July 1970)

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A notebook containing copy and draft correspondence of Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap. The file contains copies of his personal letters. The notebook was compiled while Fr. Senan was visiting England and receiving medical treatment in a clinic on Wimpole Street in London. Dr. Colm A. McDonnell accompanied him for a portion of his trip. A manuscript annotation on the first page reads ‘Private letters / Father Senan OFM Cap. / June 1954 – September 1954’. Includes Fr. Senan’s copy letters to Fr. Maurice O’Dowd OFM Cap. (Guardian, Church Street Friary, Dublin), T.J. Molloy (art editor, Independent House, Middle Abbey Street, Dublin), Fr. Henry Anglin OFM Cap., Jo Crean (Baymount, Tralee, County Kerry), Fr. Donal O’Connor, Joan Hammond, Rev. John O. Buchmann, Fr. Bosco Lennon OFM Cap., Archbishop Gerald O’Hara (refers to his sorrow on hearing that O’Hara will be leaving Ireland to take up a new diplomatic appointment in England. Fr. Senan also wrote ‘twenty-six years in an editor’s chair should be a stretch long enough for anyone’, 14/15 June 1954, pp 13-15), Bishop Daniel Mageean, Joseph O’Connor (Seosamh Ó Conchubhair), Leo Smith (Dawson Gallery, Dublin), Canon J. Lane (Presbytery, Cahersiveen, County Kerry), Sister Mary de Pazzi, Fr. Terence L. Connolly SJ, Thomas MacGreevy, Chief Superintendent Harry O’Mara, Mary Wren, D.L. Kelleher, Bernard Sheppard, and Fr. Christopher Crowley OFM Cap. The volume includes pasted-in newspaper clippings and postcard prints mainly acquired while Fr. Senan was in England. The postcards include images of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the Royal Family, and some views of Stoke-on-Trent.

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