John Morris SJ

John Morris SJ, illustrated here, was a 19th century Catholic priest and historian. He was entrusted with the task of investigating the life stories and relics of hundreds of men and women in 16th and 17th century England and Wales. His extensive research notes and correspondence, held at the British Jesuit Province Archives, are woven into the text of this exhibition.

Page of handwritten notes with three pencil sketches. One sketch is of a reliquary with note below that it is same size as original. There is a sketch of a thumb and a sketch of the top of reliquary.

Shown here are notes on the relics of Robert Sutton, an example of John Morris' extensive research into the English and Welsh Martyr relics in the 19th century

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