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This collection consists of a range of 19th and early 20th century manuscript correspondence, acquired by UCD Library from diverse sources since the foundation of the Catholic University. It includes letters from significant figures, some connected directly to the University, including: Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890), Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) and Roger Casement (1864-1916).

The correspondence of Gerard Manley Hopkins was donated to UCD Library by Vernon Brooks in 1989 and makes up a large proportion of this collection. It consists of 43 letters and postcards written to Alexander William Mowbray, between 1863 and 1888. These have all been published in Further letters of Gerard Manley Hopkins, including his correspondence with Coventry Patmore, edited with notes and an introduction by Claude Colleer Abbott, 2nd ed., revised and enlarged (London: Oxford University Press, 1956).

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Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing his meeting with Baillie's cousin, Mrs. Cunliffe; his impending trip to Wales; his visit to the Junior Water Colours and the British Institution; etc.

Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing his meeting with Baillie's cousin, Mrs. Cunliffe; his impending trip to Wales; his visit to the Junior Water Colours and the British Institution; his adventures in Wales; and his reading and writing. Written:...

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Letter from Kevin O'Higgins to Professor Robert Donovan (54 Lansdowne Road, Dublin), thanking him for the Report of the Committee on Evil Literature and expressing his appreciation for the Committee's work.

Letter from Kevin O'Higgins to Professor Robert Donovan (54 Lansdowne Road, Dublin), thanking him for the Report of the Committee on Evil Literature and expressing his appreciation for the Committee's work. Written: 6 January 1927

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Note by John Henry Newman (Birmingham), authorising Professor Butler, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, to enter the names of students in the matriculation book [of the Catholic] University].

Note by John Henry Newman (Birmingham), authorising Professor Butler, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, to enter the names of students in the matriculation book [of the Catholic] University]. Written: Birmingham, England ; 6 July 1858

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[Card from Roger Casement (The Savoy, Denham, Uxbridge) to [Robert] Donovan, requesting a quotation from the 'Freeman's Journal' on the number of Irish in the British Navy in 1797, compared with [1905?].]

Letter from Roger Casement (The Savoy, Denham, Bucks., England) to Robert Donovan, concerning the prosecution of Alderman Cole, 'for having his name on his cart in Irish'. Written: The Savoy, Denham, Buckinghamshire, England ; created: [1905 ?]

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[Copy letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory, Birmingham) to the 'Deans, professors & other officers' [of the Catholic University], discussing the conflict between his Rectorship and his headship of the Oratory, and proposing his resignation as Rector

Copy letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory, Birmingham) to the 'Deans, professors & other officers' [of the Catholic University], discussing the conflict between his Rectorship and his headship of the Oratory, and proposing his resignation as Rector. Written: The Oratory,...

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[Fragment of a letter from Roger Casement to [Robert Donovan ?], discussing the Liberals; Home Rule; Balfour's proposals; and redistribution.]

Fragment of a letter from Roger Casement to [Robert Donovan ?], discussing the Liberals; Home Rule; Balfour's proposals; and redistribution. Written: Denham, Buckinghamshire, England ; [1905 ?]

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[Letter from Archbishop William Walsh to Professor [Patrick Semple ?], thanking him for details of [James] Henry's full name, which has enabled Walsh to find biographical details.]

Letter from Archbishop William Walsh to Professor [Patrick Semple ?], thanking him for details of [James] Henry's full name, which has enabled Walsh to find biographical details. Written: Dublin ; 25 October 1917

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[Letter from Bartholomew Woodlock (Blarney, Cork) to Professor Eugene O'Curry (2 Portland Street, North Circular Road, Dublin), concerning the printing, binding and price of O'Curry's work. Refers to W. Fowler, Duffy and John Pigot.

Letter from Bartholomew Woodlock (Blarney, Cork) to Professor Eugene O'Curry (2 Portland Street, North Circular Road, Dublin), concerning the printing, binding and price of O'Curry's work. Refers to W. Fowler, Duffy and John Pigot. Suggests letters from Lord Dunraven, Dr. Moriarty and others for...

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[Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Blunt House, Croydon) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing his reading and writing; the writing of poetry of 'inspiration'; Parnassianism; 'The Odyssey' and Homer.]

Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Blunt House, Croydon) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing his reading and writing; the writing of poetry of 'inspiration'; Parnassianism; 'The Odyssey' and Homer.

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[Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Manor Farm, Shanklin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing Baillie as a critic; criticism in general; prejudice; the weather; and his travel plans.]

Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Manor Farm, Shanklin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing Baillie as a critic; criticism in general; prejudice; the weather; and his travel plans. Written: Manor Farm, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 6 September 1863.

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[Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Manor Farm, Shanklin, Isle of Wight) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, in which he proves 'syllogistically' that Baillie is a 'fool'. Discusses the 'Princess'; his social life; country and sea life; etc.]

Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Manor Farm, Shanklin, Isle of Wight) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, in which he proves 'syllogistically' that Baillie is a 'fool'. Discusses the 'Princess'; his social life; country and sea life; Millais' art; his sketching, reading and...

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[Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Oak Hill, Hampstead, N. W.) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing his thoughts on being home; details of a visit to Edgeware; the architecture of a church in Edgeware; his mother not wishing him to fast. etc.

Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Oak Hill, Hampstead, N. W.) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing his thoughts on being home; details of a visit to Edgeware; the architecture of a church in Edgeware; his mother not wishing him to fast. Encloses 'An Essaye Morall and Political' by...

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[Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, thanking him for his congratulations. Refers to other classmates' papers; his reading of 'Romola'; an article on the Sandwich Islands by his father; etc.

Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, thanking him for his congratulations. Refers to other classmates' papers; his reading of 'Romola'; an article on the Sandwich Islands by his father; a performance by Mrs. Theodore Martin (Helena Faucit); realism in music; and...

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[Letter from James Roe to John D'Alton (48 Summerhill, Dublin), referring him to various sources of information for research on the history of Cashel.]

[Letter from James Roe to John D'Alton (48 Summerhill, Dublin), referring him to various sources of information for research on the history of Cashel.] Metadata: title: [Letter from James Roe to John D'Alton (48 Summerhill, Dublin), referring him to various sources of information for...

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[Letter from John B. Murphy, (Clonmel) to John D'Alton (47 Summerhill, Dublin), concerning a meeting with Mr. Henry and his son, solicitor for the Cashel Town Commissioners, in relation to a proposed memoir of Cashel.]

[Letter from John B. Murphy, (Clonmel) to John D'Alton (47 Summerhill, Dublin), concerning a meeting with Mr. Henry and his son, solicitor for the Cashel Town Commissioners, in relation to a proposed memoir of Cashel.] Metadata: title: [Letter from John B. Murphy, (Clonmel) to John...

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[Letter from John Henry Newman (Oriel College) to Dr. Richard Whately, commenting on and enclosing notes on a review on 'Dr. Whateley's Logic', in the Edinburgh Review of April 1833 .]

Letter from John Henry Newman (Oriel College) to Dr. Richard Whately, commenting on and enclosing notes on a review on "Dr. Whateley's Logic", in the Edinburgh Review of April 1833. The review, "Recent Publications on Logical Science," commences on p. 194; digital facsimile in Hathi Trust...

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[Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory) to Dr. Woodlock, referring to 'Dr. Lyons's able address'.]

Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory) to Dr. Woodlock, referring to "Dr. Lyons's able address." Composed at The Oratory, Birmingham, England, 16 November 1872.

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[Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory) to Dr. Woodlock, thanking him for his correspondence and asking him to provide spiritual care to Mrs. Maghew in Dublin.]

[Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory) to Dr. Woodlock, thanking him for his correspondence and asking him to provide spiritual care to Mrs. Maghew in Dublin.] Metadata: title: [Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory) to Dr. Woodlock, thanking him for his correspondence and asking...

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[Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory, Birmingham) to Dr. Thomas Hayden, concerning a proposed medical lodging house.]

[Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory, Birmingham) to Dr. Thomas Hayden, concerning a proposed medical lodging house.] Metadata: title: [Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory, Birmingham) to Dr. Thomas Hayden, concerning a proposed medical lodging house.] published: The Oratory,...

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[Letter from John Morley (95 Elm Park Gardens, South Kensington, S. W.) to an unidentified recipient, concerning the 'great question between Ireland and England' [Home Rule].]

[Letter from John Morley (95 Elm Park Gardens, South Kensington, S. W.) to an unidentified recipient, concerning the 'great question between Ireland and England' [Home Rule].] Written: 25 October 1888

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[Letter from John Morley (95 Elm Park Gardens, South Kensington, S. W.) to an unidentified recipient, concerning the publication of an article.]

[Letter from John Morley (95 Elm Park Gardens, South Kensington, S. W.) to an unidentified recipient, concerning the publication of an article.] Metadata: title: [Letter from John Morley (95 Elm Park Gardens, South Kensington, S. W.) to an unidentified recipient, concerning the publication of...

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[Letter from John O'Donovan (Gorey) to Eugene O'Curry (32 Bayview Avenue, Dublin), referring to ordnance surveys of the counties of Limerick and Tipperary; domestic and health issues; and the Orange Lodge in the tower of the Castle at Ferns, run by Willia

[Letter from John O'Donovan (Gorey) to Eugene O'Curry (32 Bayview Avenue, Dublin), referring to ordnance surveys of the counties of Limerick and Tipperary; domestic and health issues; and the Orange Lodge in the tower of the Castle at Ferns, run by William Donovan.] Metadata: title:...

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[Letter from Martin A. O'Brennan (57 Bolton Street) to Eugene O'Curry, enclosing and commenting on a pseudonymous malicious letter, signed 'William John O'Brennan'.]

[Letter from Martin A. O'Brennan (57 Bolton Street) to Eugene O'Curry, enclosing and commenting on a pseudonymous malicious letter, signed 'William John O'Brennan'.] Metadata: title: [Letter from Martin A. O'Brennan (57 Bolton Street) to Eugene O'Curry,...

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[Letter from Roderic O'Connor (69 Lower Leeson Street) to Professor P. F. Purcell (Killiney), informing him that he has been shot by a sniper and is suspected of being with the Irish Volunteers. Requests a testimony of good character.]

[Letter from Roderic O'Connor (69 Lower Leeson Street) to Professor P. F. Purcell (Killiney), informing him that he has been shot by a sniper and is suspected of being with the Irish Volunteers. Requests a testimony of good character.] Metadata: title: [Letter from Roderic O'Connor...

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[Letter from Roderic O'Connor (85 Gloucester Street, Toronto, Ontario) to Professor P. F. Purcell (Earlsfort Terrace, University College Dublin), describing his work from March 1911 to August 1913, in connection with railway construction in Canada.]

[Letter from Roderic O'Connor (85 Gloucester Street, Toronto, Ontario) to Professor P. F. Purcell (Earlsfort Terrace, University College Dublin), describing his work from March 1911 to August 1913, in connection with railway construction in Canada.] Metadata: title: [Letter from Roderic...

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[Letter from Roderic O'Connor (Box 5, North Bay, Ontario) to [Professor P. F.] Purcell, apologising for not having seen him on visit to Dublin. Describes his work with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the construction work on the line.]

Letter from Roderic O'Connor (Box 5, North Bay, Ontario) to [Professor P. F.] Purcell, apologising for not having seen him on visit to Dublin. Describes his work with the Canadian Pacific Railway and the construction work on the line. Composed 16 April 1911, Box 5, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

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[Letter from Roderic O'Connor (c/o D. W. Burpee, 45 Murray Street West, Hamilton, Ontario) to Professor P. F. Purcell (Gayfield, Killney), discussing life in Canada; his work with the Canadian Pacific Railway; the Canadian Northern Railway; work opportuni

Letter from Roderic O'Connor (c/o D. W. Burpee, 45 Murray Street West, Hamilton, Ontario) to Professor P. F. Purcell (Gayfield, Killney), discussing life in Canada; his work with the Canadian Pacific Railway; the Canadian Northern Railway; work opportunities for NUI engineering graduates; and his...

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[Letter from Roger Casement (Ballycastle, Antrim) to [Robert] Donovan, discussing plans for a Press Agency; Irish MPs and Home Rule; an article in the 'Freeman's Journal' on King Leopold's policy in Congo; anti-enlisting; anti-jurying; Irish trade and cus

[Letter from Roger Casement (Ballycastle, Antrim) to [Robert] Donovan, discussing plans for a Press Agency; Irish MPs and Home Rule; an article in the 'Freeman's Journal' on King Leopold's policy in Congo; anti-enlisting; anti-jurying; Irish trade and...

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[Letter from Roger Casement (Hammam Hotel, O'Connell Street) to [Robert] Donovan, inviting him to the Irish plays in the Oireachtas and informing him that Mrs. [Alice Stopford] Green and E. A. Stopford will be there. etc.

Letter from Roger Casement (Hammam Hotel, O'Connell Street) to [Robert] Donovan, inviting him to the Irish plays in the Oireachtas and informing him that Mrs. [Alice Stopford] Green and E. A. Stopford will be there. Thanks him for his 'efforts with the Irish Times'. Hammam Hotel, O'Connell...

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[Letter from Roger Casement (The Savoy, Denham) to [Robert] Donovan, discussing redistribution and Ireland; Ulster Unionist representation; the optimism of Redmond and Dillon; Irish representatives and the English Education Act; and the Liberals.]

Letter from Roger Casement (The Savoy, Denham) to [Robert] Donovan, discussing redistribution and Ireland; Ulster Unionist representation; the optimism of Redmond and Dillon; Irish representatives and the English Education Act; and the Liberals. Written: The Savoy, Denham, Buckinghamshire,...

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[Letter from Roger Casement (The Savoy, Denham, Bucks., England) to [Robert] Donovan, concerning the prosecution of Alderman Cole, 'for having his name on his cart in Irish'.]

Letter from Roger Casement (The Savoy, Denham, Bucks., England) to Robert Donovan, concerning the prosecution of Alderman Cole, 'for having his name on his cart in Irish' Casement encloses an article he wrote [not present], showing that certain Acts of Parliament are in Irish, and suggests...

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[Letter from Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson (7 King's Gate, Aberdeen) to Professor [Edward] Dowden, regarding the loan and proof-reading of various texts and manuscripts.]

[Letter from Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson (7 King's Gate, Aberdeen) to Professor [Edward] Dowden, regarding the loan and proof-reading of various texts and manuscripts.] Metadata: title: [Letter from Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson (7 King's Gate, Aberdeen) to Professor...

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[Letter from W. (William Ewart) Gladstone (Hawarden) to [C. A. Oldhenny ?], regarding the anti-nationalist stance of the Protestants of Belfast, on the visit of Lord Hartington. Hopes that the meeting in Dublin will bring out the Irish Protestants who sup

Letter from W. (William Ewart) Gladstone (Hawarden) to [C. A. Oldhenny ?], regarding the anti-nationalist stance of the Protestants of Belfast, on the visit of Lord Hartington. Hopes that the meeting in Dublin will bring out the Irish Protestants who support Home Rule. Written: Hawarden...

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[Letter from Whitley Stokes (15 Grenville Place, S. W.) to an unidentified recipient, acknowledging a gift of 'your Three Poems' and advancing comments. Hopes Father Hogan has recovered from the accident.]

[Letter from Whitley Stokes (15 Grenville Place, S. W.) to an unidentified recipient, acknowledging a gift of 'your Three Poems' and advancing comments. Hopes Father Hogan has recovered from the accident.] Metadata: title: [Letter from Whitley Stokes (15 Grenville Place, S. W.) to an...

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[Note from John Henry Newman to an unnamed recipient, apologising for his inability to answer letters, due to old age.]

Note from John Henry Newman to an unnamed recipient, apologising for his inability to answer letters, due to old age. Composed 16 July 1889.

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