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UCD Letters

Abstract Collection of 19th and early 20th century correspondence, acquired by UCD Library since the foundation of the Catholic University.

In collection

Date
1834/1927
Extent
72 items
Location of original
Original items located in UCD Library Special Collections.
Repository
UCD Library Special Collections
Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive
Language
English
Scope and Content
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).
Arrangement
Material is presented here in order of initial processing by UCD Library Special Collections. Items of correspondence by or to the same individual are presented collectively and in chronological order. Other single items are presented alongside these collections.
Subjects
University College, Dublin--Archives
Letters
Postcards
Hopkins, Gerard Manley, 1844-1889--Correspondence
Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890--Correspondence
Casement, Roger, Sir, 1864-1916--Correspondence

Record source
Finding aid encoded in EAD by the Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) - A.C., 17 August 2007.

Finding aid author
Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA)

I. Correspondence of Cardinal John Henry Newman, 1834-1889.

II. Correspondence of Roger Casement and [Robert Donovan], 1905-1906.

III. Correspondence of Roderic P. O'Connor and Professor Pierce F. Purcell, 1911-1916.

IV. Correspondence of John Morley, 1888.

V. Correspondence of John D'Alton, 1834-1846.

VI. Correspondence of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, 1863-1888.


I.   Correspondence of Cardinal John Henry Newman, 1834-1889.

1 [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 .]   [View...]
2 [Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory, Birmingham) to Dr. Thomas Hayden, concerning a proposed medical lodging house.]   [View...]
3 [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].]   [View...]
4 [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.]   [View...]
5 [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.]   [View...]
6 [Letter from John Henry Newman (The Oratory) to Dr. Woodlock, referring to 'Dr. Lyons's able address'.]   [View...]
7 [Note from John Henry Newman to an unnamed recipient, apologising for his inability to answer letters, due to old age.]   [View...]

II.   Correspondence of Roger Casement and [Robert Donovan], 1905-1906.

8 [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'.]   [View...]
9 [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'.]   [View...]
10 [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.]   [View...]
11 [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 customs.]   [View...]
12 [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?].]   [View...]
13 [Fragment of a letter from Roger Casement to [Robert Donovan ?], discussing the Liberals; Home Rule; Balfour's proposals; and redistribution.]   [View...]

14 [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.]   [View...]

III.   Correspondence of Roderic P. O'Connor and Professor Pierce F. Purcell, 1911-1916.

15 [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.]   [View...]
16 [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 interest in travel.]   [View...]
17 [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.]   [View...]
18 [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.]   [View...]

19 [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.]   [View...]

IV.   Correspondence of John Morley, 1888.

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

22 [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.]   [View...]

V.   Correspondence of John D'Alton, 1834-1846.

23 [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.]   [View...]
24 [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.]   [View...]

25 [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'.]   [View...]
26 [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.]   [View...]
27 [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 a prospectus.]   [View...]
28 [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.]   [View...]

VI.   Correspondence of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, 1863-1888.

29 [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 painting.]   [View...]
30 [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.]   [View...]
31 [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 Francis Lo. Verulam [Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Alban]. Requests a copy of Baillie's 'Grass is my Garland'.]   [View...]
32 [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.]   [View...]
33 [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.]   [View...]
34 [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 several acquaintances.]   [View...]
35 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, in which he refers to a recent letter from Baillie and discusses 'the Catholic principle' and Catholicism.]   [View...]
36 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (The Oratory, Edgbaston, Birmingham) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to his students; a previous letter regarding 'The Lady with the Camellias'; writers and morality; a photograph of 'one of Ghiberti's bronze gate panels from the Florence duomo'; and books he has read.]   [View...]
37 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (The Oratory) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to books he has read and not read; [Alfred William] Garrett; Baillie and a fellowship; Ruskin's new book; Aristotle; his study of the violin; his health; his teaching; his mother's opinion of him taking religious orders; Mrs Cunliffe & other acquaintances. Requests help in securing a tutorship.]   [View...]
38 [Letter from [Gerard Manley Hopkins] to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, writing from 'Garrett's lodgings' and making arrangements to meet and correspond.]   [View...]
39 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Manresa House, Roehampton, S. W.) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, making arrangements to meet and telling Baillie to include Strachan, if he so wishes.]   [View...]
40 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Stonyhurst, Whalley, Lancashire) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to his study of scholastic logic; his reading; the weather; the scenery and life in Lancashire; and his pleasure at receiving news of a literary nature.]   [View...]
41 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Stonyhurst, Whalley) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to a visit to his family; a failed attempt to visit Baillie; the case of 'The Claimant'; Christmas holidays at the school; a performance of 'MacBeth'; and several acquaintances.]   [View...]
42 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Stonyhurst, Whalley, Lancashire) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to his study of the piano; Baillie's competence in law; a reception in honour of Dr. Herbert Vaughan, Bishop of Salford; a request to write something in Greek; his reading of 'Iphigenia among the Tauri'; Alexandrine poetry; the death of their friend [Miles] Fletcher; and his trip to the Isle of Man.]   [View...]
43 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (St. Beuno's College, St. Asaph, North Wales) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to Baillie's illness; Hopkins' sisters, Milicent, Kate and Grace; the use of the word 'flit'; the study of Arabic, Hebrew and Egyptian; his impending examination in moral theology and ordination.]   [View...]
44 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (St. Joseph's, Bedford Leigh, near Manchester) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to his appointment to Liverpool; a visit from Paravicini and his wife; [Alfred William] Garrett; recent lectures by Bradlaugh and Annie Besant; the arrest of Irish agitators; the trade and people in Bedford Leigh; the artist [Mariano] Fortuny; and his reading.]   [View...]
45 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (8 Salisbury Street, Liverpool) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to his work in Liverpool; Lancastrians and Oxonians; the translation of an Egyptian text by the Biblical Archaeological Society; the poverty in his district; his plans to move; [Alfred William] Garrett; and Wagner.]   [View...]
46 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (8 Salisbury Street, Liverpool) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, requesting the address of [Alfred William] Garrett, in Calcutta. Refers to his work and religion and forwards several jokes.]   [View...]
47 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Manresa House, Roehampton, S. W.) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to his life and work in Glasgow; the poor Northern Irish and their language; his present noviceship in London; the travel plans of [Alfred William] Garrett. Asks Baillie's opinion on Wagner's 'Nibelungs' Ring'.]   [View...]
48 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (Stonyhurst College, Blackburn) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to a statement he made about [Emmanuel] Swedenborg; his work teaching classics at the London University; his reading and writing; his plans for a book on Greek lyric art; Aeschylus' 'Suppliants'; and Pindar.]   [View...]
49 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing the death of [Martin] Geldart; friends at Oxford who died by suicide. Mentions Geldart's autobiography. Refers to his collection of letters; his correspondence with Baillie; [John] Hannah and MacFarlane; his melancholy; Gladstone; and his work in Ireland.]   [View...]
50 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, requesting news on the recent riots and any 'political gossip' from London. Asks for assistance on the origin of a Greek word, in relation to his work on 'Homer's Art'.]   [View...]
51 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), offering his theory on the Egyptian origins of Phoenician and Greek civilisation.]   [View...]
52 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing Baillie's and [Gaston] Maspero's opinion on the etymology of a Greek word; the origin of the name 'Aphrodite'; the history of 'heathen religions' and gods; the lineage of Epaphus; his health; and a song he has written.]   [View...]
53 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), discussing the etymology of certain words; the influence of 'Sanskritists' on Baillie's work; the unreliability of certain etymologies; and his theory about Egyptian influence on Greek religious thought.]   [View...]
54 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), asking Baillie not to take 'those cards, that diptych' too seriously. Refers to Caphtor and clarifies several points on Egyptian grammar.]   [View...]
55 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), requesting information or lore on '[Nefrat], divinité des grains'.]   [View...]
56 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to Sanskrit and Greek etymology; the 'hounds of dawn' in various mythologies; and his theory of Phoenician and Egyptian influence on the history of Greece and Greek religion. Refers Baillie to [Heinrich] Brugsch's work.]   [View...]
57 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), referring to his theory on 'Ra-t'Amenti'; Egyptian influences on Crete and Greece; and the Egyptian degradation of their gods to kings and heroes.]   [View...]
58 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing several Greek and Egyptian words; Greek transliteration; Greek religion and mythology; his theory on Egyptian civilisation in Crete; and the influence of Egypt on Greece in general.]   [View...]
59 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), referring to several Greek and Egyptian words; and asking Baillie's opinion on the Home Rule Bill.]   [View...]
60 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), discussing Greek/Egyptian words; the tradition of a Phoenician foundation of Thebes; the Egyptian colonisation of Crete; the name 'Aphrodite'; and an upcoming visit to Baillie.]   [View...]
61 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), in which he refers to two books on Egypt and discusses several Greek/Egyptian words.]   [View...]
62 [Postcard from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, Stephen's Green) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie (22 Sackville Street, London), referring to an upcoming visit to Baillie and the origins of Caphtor, said to be Kepht-ur in Greater Phoenicia.]   [View...]
63 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing several Greek/Egyptian words and points of grammar.]   [View...]
64 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie; referring to his examination work; the Egyptians in Boeotia; Cadmus; a paper by Mathew Arnold on the Home Rule Bill; and his own opinion on Home Rule.]   [View...]
65 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to D'Arcy Thompson, a Fellow of the Royal University of Ireland; a new work on Egypt by [Gaston] Maspero; and his own work on Egypt, 'Pindar and the theory of rhythm and the Dorian measure'.]   [View...]
66 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to the transliteration of Egyptian into Greek; his plans for a book on Dorian Measure; his Homeric studies; a paper by [F. B.] Jevons of Durham; Greek and Egyptian etymology; the origins of Greek religion and civilisation; and Home Rule in Ireland.]   [View...]
67 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, discussing a [transliteration] issue; the version of the bible used by Aelfric; the word 'scope' and references sources on it.]   [View...]
68 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to tables which Baillie sent to him; the Greek and Egyptian languages; his intention to write to [Walter W.] Skeat about the word 'scope'; Maspero's 'Archeologie egyptienne'; and Home Rule in Ireland.]   [View...]
69 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, informing him of the drowning of a son of D'Arcy Thompson on Lough Corrib. Refers to visits to Haslemere, Surrey and the Manchester Exhibition; his work; his ill health and his wish to be in the Scottish Highlands.]   [View...]
70 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, informing him that he offered condolences to D'Arcy Thompson on the death of his son. Asks for the address of [Lister Maurice ?] Drummond, a barrister who may be in Lincoln's Inn.]   [View...]
71 [Letter from Gerard Manley Hopkins (University College, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin) to Alexander William Mowbray Baillie, referring to [John] Hannah and the Rectory of Brighton; a photograph that Baillie sent; a book on epigraphy; a decision made by Pope [Leo XIII]; rural and town living; poverty and populations; an incident at the Battle of Majuba Hill, South Africa; and Gladstone.]   [View...]

72 [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.]   [View...]

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