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McGarrity Papers - Group II

PROVENANCE

The heirs of Mary McGarrity Shore (1912-2000), daughter of Joseph McGarrity, donated this collection to Falvey Memorial Library, Special Collections, in 2000.

BIOGRAPHY

Joseph McGarrity was born on March 4, 1874 in Carrickmore, County Tyrone, Ireland. He came to the United States at the age of sixteen and settled with relatives in Philadelphia. He engaged in various business enterprises in Philadelphia as well as in New York and Atlantic City and spent part of 1926 in Bogota, Columbia on business.

Overriding Joseph McGarrity's many interests was the cause of Ireland as a country free and independent of British control. He became a leader of the Philadelphia district of Clan-na-Gael and was a generous supporter of numerous organizations and individual working for Irish liberty. McGarrity counted among his close friends Sean MacDermott, John McBride, Michael Collins, Harry Boland, Sean T. O'Kelly, Sean Russell, as well as many others. Padraig Pearse and Roger Casement stayed at his home while visiting Philadelphia. When Eamon De Valera came to America to raise funds for an Irish Republican government bond issue, he was in constant touch with Joseph McGarrity, whom he was considered one of his most active and effective supporters.

Mr. McGarrity's writings reflect this energy in the form of correspondence, diaries, a memoir, and an account of a business related venture. He was also a man of poetry. His poems reflect his love for his family, while other poems show his understanding of human nature in the context of everyday life. Many of his poems and ballads catch the flavor of the revolutionary spirit in Ireland.

Joseph McGarrity died on August 5, 1940 in Philadelphia.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The focus of this collection is the political, business, and family activities of Joseph McGarrity. The content of the collection is the result of the efforts of his eldest daughter, Mary Joseph McGarrity Shore, to collect papers created by and about her father.

ORGANIZATION

This collection has been arranged into eight series:

  • Series I. Personal Papers
  • Series II. Memorial Materials
  • Series III Writings
  • Series IV McGarrity Family
  • Series V Photographs
  • Series VI Miscellaneous
  • Series VII Political Organizations
  • Series VIII Memorabilia

 

Size
7 Boxes (3.5 Linear Feet)
Prepared by: Julia Canonica and Bente Polites, July 2001

Personal Papers  (Series I)
Box 1

Business Interests  
Folder #1 Eight East Forty-First Street, NY (building)  
  Election bid for Congressman at Large  
  Investigator Credentials 1933
  Irish Press 1918
  Joseph McGarrity and Co. Fine Whiskies 1917
  Jos. McGarrity & Co., Insurance and Bonding 1920
  New York Produce Exchange (card) 1930
  Old Drury Tavern, Philadelphia 1936
  Old Falls Tavern, Philadelphia 1937
  Correspondence  
Folder #2 Casement, Roger to Sir Edmund Gary 1915
Folder #3 McCartan, Patrick, M.D. 1920-1936
Folder #4 Young, Ella 1926-1939
Folder #5 Clan-na-Gael and U.S. Dept. of State 1938-1939
Folder #6 Haggerty, Commander Edward D. 1939
Folder #7 O'Higgins, Brian 1939
Folder #8 Ching, T.K 1940
     
     
     
     
Memorial Materials - (Series II)  
     
Box 2 Diaries and Notebooks  
     
     
Folder #1 undated
Folder #2 1906
Folder #3 1910
Folder #4 Aug., Dec. 1929
Folder #5 1936
Folder #6 Dec. 1938 - Feb. 1939
  April - July, 1939
Folder #7 Germany and Sweden Sept. 1939
Folder #8 Sept., Nov. 1939
Folder #9  Jan. - March, 1940
     
  Miscellaneous
     
Folder #10 Photocopies of: Birth Certificate (1874)
  Passenger list and picture of ship, first trip to America (1892)
  Naturalization Paper (1897)
  Investigator Credentials (1933))
  Last Will and Testament (1940)
     
  Memorial Materials
     
Folder #11 Obituaries and Tributes 1940, 1948
Folder #12 Condolences 1940
Folder #13 Prayer Cards 1940
Folder #14 Testimonial from Cornelius Neenen to  
  acquaintances of Joseph McGarrity, and photo. 1940
Folder #15 Memorial Poem by Padriac Lagan, and photo    
  Annual Memorial Ceremony, Holy Cross  
  Cemetery, Yeadon, PA 1966-1986
     
     
     
     
Writings  - (Series III)  
     
Box 3 Joseph McGarrity  
     
     
Folder #1   Book of Poetry, correspondence about ? 1938
Folder #2 Book of Poetry, typed ms., bound 1938
Folder #3 Celtic Moods and Memories, Newspaper Reviews 1940, 1942, 1977
Folder #4 Fenian Days 1909
Folder #5 Memoirs 1938
Folder #6 The Muzo Trail, trip to Bogata, Columbia 1927
Folder #7 Poems A to W 1915-1938
Folder #8 Poems and Ballads 1915-1938
     
  Other Writers
Folder #9 Brochure on lecture: Joseph McGarrity and the IRA               1975
Folder #10 Young, Ella: Greetings (story for children) 1925
     
     
     
     
     
McGarrity Family -(Series IV)  
     
     
Box 4 Elizabeth McGarrity DeFeo, Correspondence  
     
     
Folder #1 Neenan, C.F. 1940
  Coogan, Tim Pat 1967
  Fanning, Samuel J. 1967
  Moore, John D. J, U.S. Ambassador to Ireland 1973
  The Hidden Art of Ireland (form letter)  
Folder #2 Family History  
  Annie McGurk, Mary McGarrity Shore, Sister M. Helene 1967
Folder #3 Family Poetry (1914 - 1946)  
  By: Ann, Elizabeth, Deirdre, Kathryn Meave, Mary Joseph
  Rosaleen, Therese and Joseph McGarrity  
Folder #4 Family  Sketches  
  Joseph McGarrity 1923-1924
  Joseph Pearse (son) 1925
  Elizabeth, Catherine, Mary  
Folder #5 Joseph McGarrity, correspondence with daughters:  
  Elizabeth 1927
  Mary Joseph 1937 1939
Folder #6 Joseph Pearse McGarrity, 1917-1932 (son)  
  Article  
  Memorial poem  
  Acknowledgments of sympathy  
  Tribute  
Folder #7 Kathryn Hynes McGarrity, 1886-1961 (Mrs. Joseph McGarrity)  
  Copy of Birth Certificate 1886
  Correspondence 1915,1924,1929
  Obituary and Prayer Card 1961
  Mary McGarrity Shore, Correspondence
Folder #8 James V. Brennan, Peter J. McSweeney 1938
  Eugene F. Kinkead, Lawrence J. Rice  
  Tom Brawders, J.Art O'Leary, Una Ford  
  Lawrence D. Flanagan 1944-1945
Folder #9 Landreth, Helen 1940-1951
Folder #10 Neenan, C.F. 1940-1942, 1945,1975
Folder #11 Young, Ella 1940-1951
Folder #12 McKiernan, Eoin 1941
Folder #13 McCullough, Patrick 1956-1977
Folder #14 McGinn, Frank 1959
Folder #15 De Valera, Eamon 1959,1961,1975
Folder #16 Tarpey, Marie V., S.C. 1967, 1969, 1973
Folder #17 McCusker, Brian, Bill Daley 1977
Folder #18 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1942-1996
Folder #19 Mary McGarrity Shore, Indexes   
  Joseph McGarrity Collection 1976
  Personal book collection 1970
Folder #20 Msgr. Peter J. McGarrity, (brother) 1876-1968
  Eulogy, Obituary and Prayer Cards  
     
     
     
     
Photographs - (Series V)
     
     
     
Box 5 Associates  
     
Folder #1 Annual Memorial Ceremony 1966, 1972-1978-1980
  Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA  
Folder #2 Boland, Harry, and Joseph McGarrity 1921
Folder #3 Casement, Roger Sir, Agnes C. Newman ca. 1900
Folder #4 DeValera, Eamon 1919, 1930
Folder #5 Hobson, Bulmer, and Joseph McGarrity ca. 1900
Folder #6 Larkin, Jim ca. 1900
Folder #7 McCartan, Patrick, and Joseph McGarrity 1938
Folder #8 Markievicz, Countess 1922
Folder #9 Miscellaneous Irish Leaders  
Folder #10 Neenan, Cornelius 1926
Folder #11 O'Kelly, J.J.and Austin Stack ca. 1900
Folder #12 O'Murnaghan, Art 1938
Folder #13 Pearse, Margaret and Sons 1924
Folder #14 Pearse, Patrick  
Folder #15 Russell, Sean, Joseph McGarrity  
  and James Brisbane 1939
Folder #16 Trip to Bogata, Columbia 1927
Folder #17 Young, Ella (incl. 2 photographs by 1939, 1941
  Ansel Adams)  
Folder #18 Catherine and John, parents of Joseph, 1921
  and Annie, sister ca.1880
Folder #19 Catherine and Joseph, mother and son ca.1900
  (and other family photograps)  
Folder #20 Children of Joseph and Kathryn  
  Ann, Eamon, Elizabeth, Joseph Pearse  
  Kathryn Maeve, Mary Joseph, Rosaleen)  
  Nieces: Sister Anna Regina,  
  and Sister M.Helene  
Folder #21 Homestead, Carrickmore, Ireland 1979
Folder #22 House - Philadelphia 1897
Folder #23 Hynes, Mary Dugan , Mother-In-Law ca. 1910
Folder #24 John, and Joseph, father and son in Ireland ca.1900
Folder #25 Joseph 1900, 1938
Folder #26 Kathryn Hynes (Mrs. J. McGarrity) 1912
Folder #27 Trip to Ireland 1938
     
     
     
     
Miscellaneous - (Series VI)  
 
     
Box 6 De Valera, Eamon  
     
     
     
Folder #1 Political Activities 1932, 1936, 1957
Folder #2 Speeches 1920, 1945
Folder #3 Obituary 1975
Folder #4 Republic of Ireland 1916, 1924, 1938-1939, 1942
Folder #5 Joseph McGarrity, Estate and Glan-na-Gael 1940-1943,1948-1949,1957,
  (newsclippings) 1976,1981,1983
Folder #6 Joseph McGarrity (misc. newsclippings) 1939,1957,1976, 1981, 1983
Folder #7 Young, Ella, Obituary 1956
  Villanova University  
Folder #8 Correspondence, Joseph McGarrity Collection 1940-1949, 1973, 1975-1981
     
     
     
     
Political Organizations - (Series VII)  
 
     
     
Box 6    
     
     
Folder #9 Sinn Fein 1916
Folder #10 IRA 1938-1939,1940,1948,1979
Folder #11 Clan-na-Gael 1985
     
     
     
     
Memorabilia - (Series VIII)  
     
     
Box 6    
     
     
     
Folder #12 Book: Irish Penny Readings  
Folder #13 Book: Monaghan, County of Intrigue  
Folder #14 Handkerchief of Roger Casement  
Folder #15 Irish Motor Club Folio of Joseph    
  McGarrity    
Folder #16 Map of Ireland 1841
Folder #17 Picture Frames from Series V  
  Photographs

 


Last Modified: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009