File 21 - ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1943-46) / Review and Correspondence Volume

Letter from Bishop Daniel Mageean Letter from Michael de la Bédoyère Letter from Maud Gonne MacBride Maud Gonne MacBride’s review of ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1942-3) Letter from Fr. James O’Mahony Letter from Carl Gilbert Hardebeck Letter from Aodh de Blacam ‘The Waterford News’ on the partition issue in ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1943) ‘The Waterford News’ review of ‘The Capuchin Annual’ (1943) Letter from Cahir Healy
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IE CA CP/3/16/21


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


  • 1943-1946 (Creation)

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c.250 pp; 47 cm x 33.5 cm; Bound volume, newspaper clipping, printed, and manuscript

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(24 November 1900-26 July 1970)

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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.

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  • English
  • Irish

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The volume is slightly worn with a few loose pages. Careful handling is recommended.

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