London: Catholic Record Society, 1923. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth. Gilt stamping. Plates. viii, 339p + 24p report from the society. Uncut and unopened pages. Reader will need to slice some pages open in order to access content. Corners bumped. Light shelf wear on spine edges. Otherwise a clean and tight book in very good condition. Item #141102
The Catholic Record Society (Registered Charity No. 313529), "the premier Catholic historical society in the United Kingdom", founded in 1904, is a scholarly society devoted to the study of Reformation and post-Reformation Catholicism in England and Wales. Particularly active members in its early years were Joseph Gillow, J. H. Pollen, and Joseph S. Hansom. The society was initially established as a text publication society, with the aim of publishing Catholic historical records. Only later did it become a more general historical society. It has been credited with making much otherwise obscure archival material more readily available.
This volume contains records of clothings, professions, and deaths among the Franciscan nuns. It also contains a necrology for the Franciscan friars.