File 9 - Correspondence of Fr. Henry Anglin OFM Cap.

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IE CA CP/1/5/1/9


Correspondence of Fr. Henry Anglin OFM Cap.


  • 14 Jan. 1970-31 Dec. 1970 (Creation)

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284 items; Typescript; Manuscript

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Copy letters of Fr. Henry Anglin OFM Cap., mainly to authors and contributors regarding articles published in 'The Capuchin Annual'. The file also includes some original letters to Fr. Henry Anglin OFM Cap. The correspondents include Veronica MacCarthy, Michael Bowles, Fr. Reginald Walker CSSp., Oliver Snoddy, Fr. Daniel Rebain OFM Cap., Michael Smyth, Jack Lynch, Fr. Nelson Ruppert OFM Cap., Myles O’Farrell, Fr. William Coughlan OFM Cap., Fr. Michael Hurley SJ, Arthur Campbell, Desmond O’Connor, Fr. Daniel J. O’Donovan, Leon Ó Broin (Catholic Truth Society of Ireland), Seamus O’Meara, Liam O’Doherty, Michael O’Farrell, Beda Brophy, Tom Barry, Seán Boylan, Robert Childers Barton, Cathal O’Shannon, Seán Nunan, Winefride Nolan, Liam Nolan, Fr. Martin Coen, Fr. Ambrose MacAulay, Patrick Boland, General Seán MacEoin, Kathleen Napoli MacKenna, Elizabeth May, Arthur Mitchell, Fr. Patrick Boland TOR, Frank Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford, Fr. James W. Kelly, Sidney Ehler, Seamus Fitzgerald, Richard King, Mannix Joyce, Charles J. Haughey, R. MacEvatt, Vivion de Valera, Fr. David Kelleher OFM Cap., Michael Bowles, Padraic Og Ó Conaire, John Hinde Ltd., and Bord Fáilte Éireann. Some of the letters refer to payments (honorariums) for articles published in 'The Capuchin Annual'. The file also includes letters to Fr. Henry from An Cosantóir, Seán O’Connell, and from T. Ryle Dwyer re his article on the Anglo-Irish Treaty published in 'The Capuchin Annual' (1971).
• The letters from Kathleen Napoli MacKenna provide additional detail about her role in the struggle for Irish independence.
• A letter from Robert Childers Barton affirms that he is available for an interview with Fr. Henry and to his ‘memories of Father Augustine [Hayden OFM Cap.] and Fr. Albert [Bibby] OFM Cap.’. 26 May 1970.
• The letters from Fr. David Kelleher OFM Cap. refer to his article on Père Marie-Benoît OFM Cap. (1895-1990) and his role in assisting French Jews in the Second World War published in 'The Capuchin Annual' (1971).

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See 'The Capuchin Annual' (1971).


A letter from Fr. Patrick Boland TOR (1904-1997) to Fr. Henry Anglin OFM Cap. refers to his experiences as an Irish Volunteer during the War of Independence. (29 May 1970). See image of letter extract above.
The extract reads:
‘Joe O’Donoghue was a close friend of mine. I lived over where he worked. When he was shot with [Michael] O’Callaghan and Clance [George Clancy, Lord Mayor of Limerick, died 7 March 1921], I took to my heels, change[d] my boarding house and job but kept busy. When General Lucas was captured, he was treated first rate, got the best of food and drinks. One incident came to my mind when I saw his Picture. A bottle of whiskey was being sent to the General and had to pass through the hands of an ex-British soldier who was now in the Flying Column and was [a] tough fighter. He liked his drink when he could get it. When he was told the bottle was for General Lucas he said “What! For that - - - - - and me having my tongue out for a drink for two weeks”. The General lost out’.

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