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McNabb, Fr Vincent: letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL350
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: McNabb, Fr Vincent: letter
Date(s): 1941
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): McNabb | Vincent Joseph | 1868-1943 | Dominican monk, theologian and social critic


Administrative/Biographical history:

Joseph McNabb was born in Portaferry, County Down, Ireland, and educated in Belfast and Newcastle upon Tyne. He joined the Dominican order as a novice in 1885, aged 17, taking Vincent as his name in religion. He was ordained priest in 1891 and studied theology in Belgium from 1891 until 1894, thereafter spending his life as a monk and teacher. Fr Vincent was deeply concerned with economic, social and ethical issues and the views expressed in his writings and lectures (including appearances given at Speakers' Corner, Hyde Park, London) were strong and often controversial.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Vincent McNabb of St Dominic's Priory, Southampton Road, London to Dr G K A Bell, Bishop of Chichester, 14 Dec 1941. Covering note enclosing a copy of his book Some mysteries of Jesus Christ (1941); 'I am venturing to give myself the undeserved Christmas joy of offering you a few words about the Word'; praises Bell's moral courage 'whose purpose of peace has been a dedication'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found inserted in McNabb's Some mysteries of Jesus Christ (1941) - classmark PNB/Mac.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2008

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