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‘Bonaventura’ / Review and Correspondence Volume

A bound volume with a printed title on front cover which reads ‘newspaper cuttings’ containing original letters and clippings offering favourable testimonials on the short-lived quarterly review periodical ‘Bonaventura’ published by the Capuchin Publications Office. The volume contains content from politicians, clergymen and religious, artists, and writers. Correspondents include Peter F. Anson, William Frederick Paul Stockley (1859-1943), Lancelot Lawton, Frank Duff, D.L. Kelleher, Canon Patrick Rogers, León Ó Broin, Máiréad Ní Ghráda, Aodh de Blácam (1891-1951), Kathleen O’Connell, Archbishop Paschal Robinson OFM, and Eamonn O’Neill (1882-1954). Reference is made in an article from ‘The Advocate’ (22 July 1937) to the deaths of seventy-two Capuchin friars in Spain during the Civil War.

‘Memories of Easter Week, 1916 by Rev. Father Aloysius, OFM Cap.’

Recollections by Fr. Aloysius Travers OFM Cap. of the fighting of Easter Week, the surrender of the rebel forces and subsequent execution of their leaders. He provides an eye-witness account of the executions in Kilmainham Jail most notably that of James Connolly. The typescript copies are incomplete: 17 pp + 11 pp. With an undated typescript copy of ‘Connolly’s death speech’ taken from the 'Gaelic American'.

‘My experiences in the 1916 Rising by Father Columbus OSFC’

A record by Fr. Columbus Murphy OFM Cap. of events between 30 April and 4 May 1916. Most of the memoir refers to his interaction with British military officers and his efforts to minister to the rebel leaders prior to their executions in Kilmainham Jail. The memoir begins: ‘I have been asked repeatedly to write out a detailed and connected account of my personal experiences, what I actually saw and did during the Rising. At length I have decided to comply with the request. I do so however not with the intention of ever publishing this report. … As I sit then at my desk here in the silence and solitude of my monastic cell in Dublin, fourteen weeks have elapsed since those eventful days. I take up my pen. …’.

‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1937-9) / Review and Correspondence Volume

A bound volume with a gilt title on the front cover which reads ‘Newspaper Cuttings’. The volume contains numerous original letters and newspaper clippings offering mainly favourable testimonials on editions of ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1937-9). The volume contains content from politicians, clergymen and religious, artists, and writers.

‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1940-41) / Review and Correspondence Volume

A bound volume with a gilt title on the front cover which reads ‘Newspaper Cuttings’. The volume contains numerous original letters and newspaper clippings offering mainly favourable testimonials on editions of ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1940-1941). The volume contains content from politicians, clergymen and religious, artists, and writers. Correspondents include Archbishop Paschal Robinson, Bishop Daniel Mageean, Robert Barron, Julester Shrady Post, Fr. Felix Guihen OFM Cap., Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha (‘An Seabhac’), Fr. Terence L. Connolly SJ, James O’Shaughnessy, Bishop James Joseph MacNamee, Bishop James Staunton SJ, Archbishop Joseph Walsh, Dom Camillus Claffey O.Cist (Mount Saint Joseph, Roscrea, County Tipperary), Fr. Justin Hyland OFM Cap., Daniel ‘Dan’ J. Browne (San Antoine, Cross Avenue, Blackrock, County Dublin), Alfie Byrne, Fr. Ignatius Collins OFM Cap., Br. Stephen Joyce O.Cist. (Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, County Waterford), and Fr. Hugh Morley OFM Cap.

‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1942) / Review and Correspondence Volume

A bound volume with a gilt title on the front cover which reads ‘Newspaper Cuttings’. The volume contains numerous original letters and newspaper clippings offering mainly favourable testimonials on ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1942). The volume contains content from many prominent politicians (Seán T. O’Kelly), clergymen, artists (Jack B. Yeats), writers (Patrick Kavanagh), and diplomats (John loader Maffey, David Gray, and Eduard Hempel). Includes letters to Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap. from Archbishop Joseph Walsh, Daniel Corkery, Bishop Patrick Lyons, Canon Patrick Rogers, Bishop Thomas Keogh, Seán MacEntee, Oscar Traynor, George Noble Plunkett, Bishop Edward Doorly, Gerald Boland, Fr. James O’Mahony OFM Cap., Fr. Justin Hyland OFM Cap., Bishop James Staunton SJ, Gerturde Parry, Thomas McEllistrim, Bishop James Joseph MacNamee, Robert Maire Smyllie, Art O’Brien (Art Ó Briain), Fr. Nicholas O’Brien OFM Cap. (refers to T.J. Kiernan’s arrival as Irish ambassador to the Holy See), and Eamonn Cooney.

‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1943-46) / Review and Correspondence Volume

A bound volume with a manuscript annotation on spine which reads ‘Capuchin Annual / 1943’. The volume contains original letters and newspaper clippings offering mostly favourable testimonials on editions of ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1943-46). The volume contains content from politicians, clergymen and religious, artists, and writers. Correspondents include ‘Richard Rowley’ (Richard Valentine Williams), Aodh de Blacam, Carl Hardeback, Maud Gonne MacBride, D.L. Kelleher, James Joseph Campbell, Pádraig De Brún, C.P. Curran, Peter F. Anson, Pearse Hutchinson, Thomas MacGreevy, Archbishop Paschal Robinson OFM, Arthur M. Campbell, Frank Duff, Kathleen O’Brennan, John McCormack, George A. Little, Iseult Gonne, Bishop Daniel Mageean, Denis Ireland, Fr. Michael O’Shea OFM Cap., Canon Peter Rogers, Alan Downey (editor of the ‘Waterford News’), Fr. Paul Bussard (editor of the ‘Catholic Digest’), Fr. Ralph Gorman CP, Fr. Louis A. Gales, Art Ó Briain (Art O’Brien), Frieda Le Pla, Moira O’Scannlain (Forest Hills, Long Island, New York), Regina Madden (The Eire Society of Boston), Germaine Stockley, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan OFM Cap., Thomas Gaisford-St. Lawrence (Howth Castle, County Dublin), Fr. Thomas O’Donnell CM (Rector of All Hallows College, Dublin), Monsignor Pádraig de Brún, Mary Hardebeck, Fr. Peter Keane OMI, Mervyn Wall, Edith Scott Mason, and Fr. Gino Paro (Apostolic Nunciature, Dublin). A letter from Leo O’Brien, a prisoner in Mountjoy Jail, is also extant in the volume. Many of the letters and clippings refer to the ‘Orange Terror’ article which appeared in ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1943) and was later reprinted as as off-print.

1916 Rising

Negative film transparencies of various photographic prints and documents used to illustrate commemorative features on the 1916 Rising in 'The Capuchin Annual' (1942) and in 'The Capuchin Annual' (1966). Several of the prints show rebel leaders, scenes of destruction in the aftermath of the Rising, and an illustration showing the execution of a rebel leader in Kilmainham Jail.

1916 Rising / Civil War / Bound Document Volume

A bound book, formerly ‘The Works of Ruskin / library edition / Vol. II’, in which clippings relating to the 1916 Rising taken from contemporary newspapers have been laid in. The clippings (including many printed photographs and illustrations) cover the fighting and the subsequent executions of the rebel leaders. The volume includes contemporary accounts mainly taken from loyalist publications, including the ‘Irish Times’, ‘Daily Sketch’ and ‘Weekly Dispatch’. The volume also includes articles from the ‘Cork Free Press’. The end pages of the volume contain clippings relating to the Civil War and material re the deaths and executions of leading republicans during the latter stages of that conflict. A few articles from the late 1930s and early 1940s (presumably compiled by Fr. Senan Moynihan OFM Cap.) are also extant in the volume. Inserts include typescript ephemera mainly from anti-Treaty and republican sources during the Civil War. The volume is not paginated.

1916 Rising Golden Jubilee Commemorations

Photographic prints compiled for a feature commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1916 Rising, published in 'The Capuchin Annual' (1967), pp 101-30. The article was titled ‘Ireland remembers with pride Easter Week 1916 in Golden Jubilee celebrations’. Many of the prints are of various parades of veterans and civic events commemorating the Rising. Some of the prints are annotated on the reverse giving location, photographer and copyright information. The file includes prints from the 'Irish Press', Kennelly’s Photo Works, Tralee, and the 'Cork Examiner'. Includes images of parades and commemorations in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Dundalk, Tralee, Tullamore, Waterford, and London. The file includes the following images:
• Jubilee Parade at the GPO on O’Connell Street, Dublin.
• Florence Monteith Lynch and Nuala Creagh at Banna Strand, County Kerry.
• 1916 commemoration in Tullamore, County Offaly.
• Siobhan McKenna reads the 1916 proclamation in Eyre Square, Galway.
• Republican gathering at Thomas Kent’s grave in St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork.
• Members of Cumann na mBan and the old-IRA at the unveiling of a monument in Ennis, County Clare.
The file also includes a small number of related newspaper clippings.

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