Nano Nagle writing to Miss Fitzsimons


Letter sent from Bath, England, written while Nano is visiting her brothers there. She alludes to previous correspondence which detailed the foundation of her first schools in Cork, and how she withheld this from her family who until lately were uninformed of her work. While aware that her actions run contrary to Penal Laws, she is determined to continue. Nagle also writes that she has recently objected to a suggestion put forth by Mr. [Bryan Keating], merchant, South Mall, Cork, and Dr. [John] Butler, Bishop of Cork, to seek Protestant approval for the new Ursuline foundation in Cork; she leaves it to Miss [Eleanor] Fitzsimons to judge.

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Nano Nagle writing to Miss Mulally


Letter from Nano Nagle to Teresa Mulally describing the manner of Miss Brady's departure from the convent in Cork. Nagle was concerned that the Ursulines would take Brady in as she has a fortune, so she requested Dr. Butler to intercede on her behalf; the Ursulines have agreed not to take as postulants any girls that Nano has received. Nagle tells Mulally that Miss Creagh, who appears to have delivered many letters between the two correspondents, will explain the circumstances around Brady's departure in more detail. Nagle also informs her that she has not heard anything further from Mrs. French regarding her conversations with Miss Bellew.

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