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Nano Nagle writing to Miss Fitzsimons

Abstract: Letter from Nano Nagle to Miss [Eleanor] Fitzsimons noting the writer's anxiety at not receiving letters from Fitzsimons or Dr. Moylan. Nagle comments that the proposed date of the novices’ arrival in Cork has not yet been fixed and discusses the problem of finding a professed religious to act as superior. A letter has been sent to Paris seeking a “categorical answer” as to whether the intended journey to Cork will go ahead. The author offers Miss Fitzsimons financial advice and recalls her own monetary woes, she notes that “money is at present so scarce, and such a run on the Bankers in this kingdome, that people cant get what is due to them”. Nagle shows her endearing concern for Mary Kavanagh, who is now teaching the poor children of Paris, and communicates her disappointment that the Ursulines will not come to Cork that winter.

In collection The Collected Letters of Nano Nagle

Origin information
Cork, Ireland : Nano Nagle
Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
[4] p. on 1 leaf
18 x 15 cm
Physical details: A number of original photographs of this letter have been merged using Photoshop to create 3 files representing page 1, pages 2 & 3, and page 4 of the letter.
Location of original
Presentation Archives, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ownership/custodial history
This letter was sent to the Presentation Sisters, San Francisco, California, USA, from the Ursuline Sisters, Blackrock, Cork, in 1920. The Annals for the Presentation Convent, San Francisco, record that on 17 November 1920: “The autograph letter of our holy Foundress, Nano Nagle, was received from Mother Peter, Blackrock, Cork, Ireland. This letter was written to Miss Fitzsimons, December 17, 1770”.
Images courtesy of Presentation Archives (PASF), San Francisco, California, USA.
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.
Education--Ireland   linked data (lcsh)
Catholic Church
Nagle, Nano, 1718-1784 --Correspondence
Cork (Ireland : County)
Cork (Ireland)
Dissenters, Religious--Legal status, laws, etc.   linked data (lcsh)
Moylan, Francis, 1735-1815
Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Union of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary . PASF
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 Deirdre Raftery, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <>

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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