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Nano Nagle writing to Miss Fitzsimons

Abstract: Letter from Nano Nagle to Miss [Eleanor] Fitzsimons giving an account of a "very desirable" young lady (Miss Lawless) whom she is seeking to take on in Cork. The lady's father is strongly opposed to her taking the veil and he has offered her a substantial sum of money should she reconsider and marry. The father's uncertainty also reflects the wider political climate of the period, Nagle notes "...he says there is a probability in France they may Demolish all the Monasteries". Nagle affirms Miss Fitzsimons and advises her to choose "any young lady you think proper" to enter the novitiate in Paris. Nagle's agitation over bringing the Ursulines to Cork is also apparent, "I hope your fortitude will bring you true all crosses and put a happy conclusion to this foundation".

In collection The Collected Letters of Nano Nagle

Origin information
Cork, Ireland : Nano Nagle
Date created:
Type of resource
text
Physical description
[4] p. on 1 leaf
31 x 26 cm
Location of original
Presentation Sisters Congregational Archive, Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork.
Ownership/custodial history
Originally housed in the archive of the Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Cork, this letter was gifted to the Irish Presentation Sisters on the occasion of the tercentenary of the birth of Nano Nagle.
Credits
Images courtesy of Presentation Sisters Congregational Archive, Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork, and Ursuline Convent, Blackrock, Cork.
Keywords
Nano Nagle, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ursuline Sisters, County Cork, Cork city, Presentation Sisters, Sisters of Charitable Instruction of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, nuns, education in Ireland, Catholicism, Penal Laws.
Languages
English  
Genre
Letter
Subject
Education--Ireland   linked data (lcsh)
Catholic Church
Nagle, Nano, 1718-1784 --Correspondence
Ursulines
Cork (Ireland : County)
Nuns--Ireland
Cork (Ireland)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.   linked data (lcsh)
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Austin, John 1717-1784
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.ucdlib_153352
Location
Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary . IE PBVM NN/1/1/5
Suggested credit
"Nano Nagle writing to Miss Fitzsimons," held by Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. © Public domain. Digital content by CultureArk, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:153352>

Record source
Descriptions created by staff of UCD Library, University College Dublin based on information provided by the Nano Nagle digital humanities project. — Metadata creation date: 2017-09-27

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