MURRAY, DANIEL, 1768-1852.
Letter of Transfer, 29 November 1843.


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CITATION:  Daniel Murray Letter of transfer, MSS 097, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Biographical Note

Daniel Murray was born at Sheepwalk in county Wicklow, Ireland, on April 18, 1768. He attended university at Dublin and the Irish College in Salamanca, Spain. In 1792, Murray was ordained as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. He served as a curate at Dublin and Arklow. In 1809, Murray was consecrated as coadjutor bishop to John Thomas Troy, Archbishop of Dublin. In 1811, with Mary Aikenhead, he founded the Irish Sisters of Charity. From 1812 to 1813 Murray served as president of St. Patrick's College, Maynooth. In 1814 and 1815, he made two separate trips to Rome concerning the veto controversy. Murray lobbied forcefully against granting the British government the power to veto Catholic ecclesiastical appointments in Ireland. In 1823, Daniel Murray replaced the late John Thomas Troy as Archbishop of Dublin. Murray participated in the synod of the Roman Catholic clergy held in Thurles in 1850. Archbishop Daniel Murray died in Dublin February 26, 1852.

Murray influenced the opinions of some of Britain's most well known religious leaders. In 1841, Murray held an interview with Edward Bouverie Pussey. He exchanged several letters with John Henry Newman prior to Newman's conversion from the Anglican Church to the Roman Catholic Church in 1845. Murray was devoted to the cause of the poor. He worked untiringly to create a network of Catholic associations to provide schools, hospitals and basic relief for the needy.

Scope and Content Note

This small collection consists of a single letter, from Archbishop Daniel Murray to Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget, Diocese of Bardstown. The letter was written by the Archbishop's secretary, Joannes Hamilton, on the 29 November 1843 and a deals with the transfer of Abraham MacMahon to Bishop Flaget's diocese.

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