GILROY, Norman Cardinal (1896-1977)
The first Australian-born cardinal of the Catholic Church; archbishop of Sydney.
TLS – Typewritten Letter Signed, one page, 1960, with original mailing envelope. Accompanied by a brief ANS as well. Letter is addressed to Monsignor Felice Cenci, Rector of the Urban College de Propaganda Fide. This is a letter of introduction for Sir Edward Ford, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney. Letter reads: Permit me to introduce to you Sir Edward Ford, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Director of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the Sydney University, who intends to visit Rome during the course of his journey abroad in the near future. Although not a Catholic, Sir Edward has been most considerate in assisting the Newman Society to secure facilities for the celebration of Mass on occasions at the University. Any service that you can render to Sir Edward to make his visit interesting and enjoyable will be very much appreciated. He is particularly anxious, if at all possible, to have access to the Vatican Library. Trusting you are well and with kind regards…
Accompanying handwritten note reads: Prof Ford: If Monsignor Cenci is unavailable you might contact: Rev. Father Roger Pryke, College of St. Peter Apostle, via della Mura Aurelie, 4. I have written to Fr. Pryke just in case you need his assistance to get into the Vatican Library. NTG