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dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-10T15:49:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-10T15:49:15Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-10T15:49:15Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1542
dc.description - Daniel Murray An Archbishop of Dublin, b. 1768, at Sheepwalk, near Arklow, Ireland; d. at Dublin. He was educated at Dr. Betagh's school in and at Salamanca and ordained priest in 1790. After some years as curate in Dublin he was transferred to Arklow, and was there in 1798 when the rebellion broke out. The soldiers shot the parish priest in bed and Murray, to escape a similar fate, fled to the city where for several years after he ministered as curate. In 1809 at the request of Archbishop Troy he was appointed coadjutor-bishop, and in 1823, on Dr. Troy's death, he became Archbishop of Dublin. While coadjutor he had filled for one year the position of president of Maynooth College. Dr. Murray was a uncompromising opponent of the "veto" and a strong supporter of the Catholic Association. On other questions he was less advanced, and was in such favour at Dublin Castle that he was once offered a seat on the Privy Council, which he declined. He supported Stanley's National Education scheme and among the first Education Commissioners, he wished to tolerate the Queen's Colleges, in opposite to the views of Archbishop MacHale. He had hesitation, however, in accepting the adverse decision of Rome, and was present at the Synod of Thurles where the Queen's Colleges were formally condemned. He was a charitable, kindly man, respected even his opponents. Ref.: D'Alton, E. (1911). Daniel Murray. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved November 9, 2011 from New Advent: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10646b.htm en_US
dc.description.abstract In this issue we begin the publication of a guide to the papers of Dr Daniel Murray (1768-1852), during his reign as archbishop of Dublin from 1823 to 1852. These papers constitute a source of prime importance for the history of the Catholic church in the first half of the nineteenth century. We are very grateful to His Grace, Dr Dermot Ryan, archbishop of Dublin, for permission to publish this guide and to Dr Kevin Kennedy, the diocesan archivist, for facilitating the work in every way and establishing the earlier short list on which this present one is based. The preparation of the present guide is the work of Mary Purcell. NOTE ON CLASSIFICATION OF FILES MARY PURCELL The Murray Papers are contained in a series of files, numbered consecutively, beginning with file 30/7. Within these files the contents have been sorted into folders titled according to origin or subject matter, e.g. Irish Bishops, Foreign Bishops, Holy See, Education, Famine Relief, etc.Documents in each folder are in chronological order and are easily located. A letter from Dr Doyle (J.K.L.) written to Murray on 17 February 1829 is in the file for that year, 31/2 and in the folder 'Irish Bishops'; in the catalogue for file 31/2 the letter is no. 5. Some files contain non-Murray material. Since this is intended as a guide to the archives, those files are included en_US
dc.subject Murray en_US
dc.subject Archbishop en_US
dc.title DUBLIN DIOCESAN ARCHIVES: MURRAY PAPERS en_US
dc.type Text en_US
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