CollectionReligious Sisters of Charity
Collection DescriptionMother Mary Aikenhead founded the Religious Sisters of Charity. The archive contains about 350 archival boxes of material. The archive contains substantial relating to Mother Aikenhead, her correspondence and material associated with her life, her Cause and her cult. The correspondence is divided into Mary Aikenhead's own letters (A) and those written to her or to others (B).

The archives are divided along the following lines:

Series 1 - Mary Aikenhead:
1 A) Letters from Mother Mary Aikenhead:
1 B) Letters to Mother Mary Aikenhead
1 C) Books and Ms documents used by Mother Mary Aikenhead and contemporaries

2. Cause
3. Cult
4. Favours Received
5. Constitutions
6. General Chapters
7. Superiors General
8. Bursars General
9. Secretary General
10. Ecclesiastical Authorities
11. Provinces and Regions
12. Australia
13. Formation
14. Apostolate
15. 1) Annals
2) Commemorations
3) Publications
4) Press cuttings
5) Photographs
 6) Relics/artefacts
7) Audio-visual material
16 Houses

Superiors General - Obituaries:

The following gives an indication of the material available:

5: Manuscript covering note from Sr M. Scholastica [McCarthy] St Mary's Benedictine Priory, Princethorpe to ____ enclosing a 16 page account of the late Sister Rev. Mother Francis Magdalen McCarthy prior to her entry into religion 19 April 1877, 20 pages.

34: Manuscript account of Mother M. Scholastica Margison's last days 31 October -7 November 1888, 6 pages.

44: Exercise book containing sketch of the life of Mother Agnes Gertrude Chamberlaine, 68 pages, no date.

49: Typescript appreciation of Mother M. De Ricci O'Connor Superior General 1929-1935, 31 pages.

AccessRestricted. Contact Repository.
Century19th, 20th

A specific reference number precedes the description of the document. This number is needed to call up each document.

Repository NameReligious Sisters of Charity Archives
AddressReligious Sisters of Charity Generalate Caritas 15 Gilford Road Sandymount Dublin 4
EircodeD04 X337
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