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EDWARD O'DOWD PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Edward O'Dowd - Biographical Sketch by J.D.M. Horrigan
Manuscript date: 9/14/85

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMsS, 3 pp. of a reminiscence by J.D. Marguerite Horrigan, entitled, "My Uncle Teddy." References include:

@ Horrigan, Nance - sister to J.D. Marguerite Horrigan's father.

@ O'Dowd, John Lynn - EO'D's father.

@ O'Dowd, Sarah - EO'D's sister

@ Phibbs, Sarah Harrison - EO'D's mother.

@ Town, Jerome Eagle, SJ (1885-1912) - friend of EO'D and teacher at Georgetown University.



Box: 1 Fold: 2 Edward O'Dowd - Autograph Book/Mementos
Datespan: 1/1/1908-12/31/1946

DESCRIPTION: Contains autograph book belonging to Edward O'Dowd. Includes signatures and ANS from Jerome Eagle Town, S.J. and Wilfrid Parsons, S.J. (1887-1958). Rev. Parsons studied at Louvain for his doctorate in philosophy (1907-1910). The Rev. Wilfrid Parsons, S.J., Papers are also currently located in the Special Collections Division of Georgetown University Library.

This autograph book is also replete with sketches and water-color miniatures of scenes around Louvain, by friends and possibly some by EO'D.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Printed Items (Miscellaneous)
Datespan: c.12/1/1907 - 6/8/1915

DESCRIPTION: Contains various printed items relating to EO'D. Includes -

@ Certificate of Freedom of the City of London presented to EO'D, June 8, 1915 by Sir Charles Johnston, mayor of London. Includes small red certificate holder.

@ Book of color pictures entitled, "Scenes of the Holy Land" published in Munich, c. 1911. According to Ms. Horrigan, "...Uncle Teddy visited the Holy Land, probably from Alexandria, c. 1911 and brought the book back as a souvenir" [from TLS, 9/14/85, Curatorial file].

@ Program for play entitled, "Vice Versa" (in French; presented during the period when EO'D was a Jesuit novitiate at the University of Louvain, Belgium. According to the program, EO'D participated in the role of chorus and, according to Ms. Horrigan the play was "entertainment given by "Les Philosophes de Langue Anglaise" to their Belgian brothers" [from TLS, 8/12/85, Curatorial file]. Fr. James Eagle Town is also noted as being responsible for the "decors electricite." Dated Christmas 1907.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Photographs
Datespan: c. 1/1/1910-12/31/1948

DESCRIPTION: Contains a total of 7 b/w photographs. In her correspondence with Georgetown University Library, Ms. Horrigan offers accompanying comments/notes to these photos [cf. Curatorial file], which will be included here where appropriate.

@ Photo #1 - Small oval photo of E'OD in clerical dress. Ms. Horrigan writes: "a photogragh of Uncle Teddy taken in his "clerical period" [TLS, 9/14/85, Curatorial file]. The photo is dated on the back, c. 1910.

@ Photo #2 - Small photo described by Ms. Horrigan on p.2 of her reminiscence of EO'D [Folder 1]: "A snapshot taken in 1926 shows me with Uncle Teddy - in a "bowler hat" and with Auntie Nance."

@ Photo #3 - "A picture postcard of a quasi-military group, c. 1915, which includes Uncle Teddy" [TLS, 9/14/85, Curatorial file]. EO'D is indicated in pen on the photo. See also commentary by Ms. Horrigan in her reminiscence of her uncle [Folder 1] regarding this photo: "...but I understand from mother that Uncle Teddy was not fit for military service and this group represents a sort of "Home Guard" militia for the defence of London."

@ Photo #4a + 4b - 2 small photos of Olonque Fort, Alderney, Channel Islands, and of the harbor and stone works at Alderney. Includes autograph annotations by EO'D on the backs. Dated by Ms. Horrigan as being 1948 [TLS, 9/14/85, Curatorial file].

@ Photo #5 - Large portrait of EO'D on which Ms. Horrigan comments, "The portrait is obviously of a very young man - I would think about 17 - despite the formal clothes!" [TLS, 11/3/85, Curatorial file].

@ Photo #6 - Large group photograph of EO'D as teacher with his class at Stonyhurst College, England. No date.

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