Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Jeremiah P. O'Mahoney papers

Abstract

The Jeremiah P. O'Mahoney papers (dated 1898-1926, 1980, undated; 0.04 cubic feet; 3 folders) comprise letters and newspaper clippings that document the interest of O'Mahoney in the life and work of Catholic priest Patrick A. Sheehan in the early twentieth century.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Jeremiah P. O'Mahoney papers
Creator
O'Mahoney, Jeremiah P., 1885-1980
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Correspondence.
Death
Irish Americans.
Letters.
Political activists -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Priests.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject. The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0377: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Jeremiah P. O'Mahoney papers, 1898-1926, 1980, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Jeremiah Patrick O'Mahoney (1885-1980) was born in Aughadown, County Cork, Ireland. In 1905, he immigrated to the United States where he studied at Fordham University and in 1914 was ordained a priest in St. Patrick's Cathedral. Following his ordination, he served as a pastor in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. O'Mahoney later studied law at the University of Florida and was admitted to the Florida Bar. From 1949 to 1971, he was the pastor at St. Edward's Church in Palm Beach, Florida. During this time, he befriended the Kennedy family and accompanied then-president Kennedy to Ireland in 1963.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Jeremiah P. O'Mahoney papers collection (dated 1898-1926, 1980, undated; 0.04 cubic feet; 3 folders) comprises letters and newspaper clippings that document the interest of O'Mahoney in the life and work of Catholic priest Patrick A. Sheehan in the early twentieth century. The letters include ones written by Sheehan to William O'Brien, which discuss Sheehan's thanks for receiving an early copy of one of O'Brien's books and his regrets at not being able to welcome him to Mallow, Ireland upon his arrival. O'Mahoney receives a letter from the House of Commons Library which includes an introduction of a chapter or essay about Canon Sheehan. The newspaper clippings include a reprint of a column written by Canon Sheehan on conciliation within Irish politics and the announcement of the death of O'Mahoney.
The Jeremiah P. O'Mahoney papers are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Letters to Jeremiah P. O'Mahoney, 1917-1926, undated

  • Box WH-18, folder 26
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Letters of Patrick A. Sheehan, 1898, 1911-1913

  • Box WH-18, folder 27
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Newspaper clippings, 1913, 1980

  • Box WH-18, folder 28
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