Correspondence from Nano Nagle to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons (1769-1770)

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Correspondence from Nano Nagle to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons (1769-1770)

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A collection of letters written from Nano Nagle to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons, one of four Irish novices appointed by Nano to train in the Ursuline Monastery at the Rue St Jacques, Paris. Their appointment formed part of Nano Nagle’s mission to establish an affiliate of the Ursuline monastery in Cork.

The letters discuss the opposition both she and Miss Fitzsimons faced from prominent individuals in Ireland and France.

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Letter written from Nano Nagle, Cove Lane, Cork to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons, Ursuline monastery, Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

The proposed date of the novices arrival in Cork has not yet been fixed. Fr. [Patrick] Doran has written in Nano’s name to…

Letter written from Nano Nagle, Cove Lane, Cork to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons, Ursuline monastery, Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

Fr. [Patrick] Doran, is ‘eager’ for the prompt departure of Miss Fitzsimons and the other novices from Paris, as he…

Letter written from Nano Nagle, Cove Lane, Cork to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons, Ursuline monastery, Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

Nano is presently in Bath, England, visiting her brothers, who until lately were unaware of her work in setting up poor…

Letter written from Nano Nagle, Cove Lane, Cork to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons, Ursuline monastery, Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

Nano gives an account of a very ‘desirable’ young lady whom she is seeking to take on in Cork. The young ladies father…

Letter written from Nano Nagle, Cove Lane, Cork to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons, Ursuline monastery, Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

While initially opposed to the idea, the former mistress of the Ursuline monastery has consented to lead the new foundation…

Letter written from Nano Nagle, Cove Lane, Cork to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons, Ursuline monastery, Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

Nano expresses her hope that the former mistress of the Ursuline monastery, [Ms. Marguérite Langier de Beaucourt, who had…

Letter written from Nano Nagle, Cove Lane, Cork to Miss Mary Angela Fitzsimons, Ursuline monastery, Rue St. Jacques, Paris.

The first part of the letter discusses Nano Nagle’s search for candidates for the Ursuline monastery in Paris. She has…
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