Excerpt from Materials for the History of the Franciscan Province of Ireland, A. D. 1230-1450 IN 1908 the Rev. Father Fitzmaurice of Drogheda con sented, at my request, to prepare. For the British Society of Franciscan Studies a volume of extracts on the History of the Irish Franciscan Province during the Middle Ages. The work was to be in annalistic form, and to be based, so far as possible, on original sources; or, when these could not be found, on the best and earliest secondary sources available. For the next few years we were in constant communication on the subject; Father Fitzmaurice sent me his collections from time to time for criticism and revision, and I agreed to supplement his researches in Ireland by researches in the ms. Collections in England. He had brought the work down to the year 1447 when he was appointed Guardian of Waterford in 191 1, and, two years later just as he was hoping to resume his historical work - death ended his labours. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.