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OLD BARCLAY STREET
Story 1 of an Irish Schoolmaster and
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Those who have travelled extensively will re
call that in nearly Sfciy Catholic' country of the
Old World there, may be found, especially in the
large centres of civilization, book fhops and
publishing houses exclusively devoted to the
publication and sale of books, magazines, etc.,
of interest to those of that faith. London and
Paris, Rome and Berlin, Venice and Vienna,
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Glasrow and old Madrid have thei'- little, nar
row streets, where men of catholic taste and
Onh«l3c faith . conduct profitable enterprises.
The publishing house L« an adjunct of every de
nominaftion. L^tbr-r. in Germany, Calvin, 1n
: ; - -^tiand, and others of the group of great re
formers acknowledgi'-l the power of the printed
■word and r^c^gnizod th° benefits cf publicity.
The !at«> Pontiff L^ XIII prized the printing
... S c.-. highly That. <->n one occasion he saw
fit v import t« "the o;iy and to the world** a
i-p«scisl commendation r <i St.
In Arn^rir-a Barclay stropt i? th«» centre, Of
<'3Th«Sic activity in that particular field
No person may t>» said to have eea ICeTv
York vh" has passed by that attractive section.
Ii is s Catholic yillag* in th«> heart of Am»r
\r~a't. metropolis. If you are in que?t of infer
PUBLISHERS TO THE HOLY APOSTOLIC SEE
5 BARCLAY STREET - = NEW YORK
Catering as we do to the demands of
Book Buyers from all parts of the world,
it is necessary for us to carry a large stock
of books published by other houses in this
Country and Abroad. We supply any book
in print, and always at as low a price as
charged by the Publisher.
On account of this large stock and because
of the knowledge of books which we have
picked up from our many years of experi
ence, we offer the very best facilities for the
furnishing of Catholic Libraries, with the
result that this is one of the most important
branches of our business.
The list of books published by us reaches
the very large total of seven hundred titles.
A great proportion of this number are books
of light reading, which are recognized as well
suited for Prizes,.^ Premiums for successful
-pupils at the closing of schools.
luinishing Religious Articles, Books of
Instructions, Prayer Books, etc., on con
signment duiing a Mission is one of the
special features of our business, to which
we devote the very best attention.
No House in America is better equipped
foi thi^ business than we are, as a crit
ical examination of goods and prices will
mation concerning tha Catholic Church, you
can get it for 10 cents in Barclay street; If you
would rtad the imaginative productions of
Catholic writers like Father Sheehan, Father
Ryan, William Barry, etc., Barclay street will
wait on you tor a reasonable profit. Of all
the merchants who have prospered in that
enterprise, none of their stories is more inter
esting than that of the. old American Catholic
firm of P. J. Kenedy & Sons. That firm con
ducts the publishing establishment at Xo.
iS Barclay street, and its counters are loaded
with books of information, theological works
and literature of a lighter vein contributed by
Catholic writers In all sections of the world.
If P. J. Kenedy, now deceased, did no more,
his name shoulfl be perpetuated for the bleujing
he conferred on the laity by publishing a prayer
book in readable type. The firm Is now con
ducted by the third generation of Kenedys, It
waa founded by an Irish schoolmaster, and is
being perpetuated by two businesslike grand
eons, Arthur and Louis Kenedy. In the office
of the firm there are two fine canvases that tell
■ - ' Kenedy. the founder of the
house, cane to this country when he was about
twenty-one years old. He was a schoolmaster
in Ireland, and for a while taught in this coun
try. But his mind leaded to the. business of
publishing, and he eventually drifted to Balti
more, where, in 1826, he made the foundation of
the present firm.
L=3i*r. however, »^- York City became a
tre for eztarordinary activity, and Mr. Ken-
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tdy transferred his publishing house to NO.
44 Centre street. That was in 1838. It waa
thought that enterprise, of a denominational
character, would be benefited by proximity to
the Cathedral Church, and for many years old
St. Patricks, in Mott street was surrounded by
big and littlo publishing houses and book stores.
Mr. Kenedy moved to that section in 1848,
and. at his death, he left his son. P. J. Kenedy.
a thriving enterprise at No. 47 Mott street. T.
J. Kenedy succeeded his father In 1866.
Under his guidance, the. busln«as was devel
oped, and when he died he left behind him the
present establishment at Xo. 5 Barclay street.
It was built, as it were, on the wreckage of
numerous failures. Mr. Kenedy was quick to see
The advantageous position of oM Barclay street, j
H© rented, in 1?73, half a loft of the present ??- !
tablishment, now owned and conducted by the
firm he Incorporated. The business prospered. '
and In a few years Kenedy was on the street j
floor. In 1593 he purchased the building, and '•
in 1895 Leo XIII, at the instance of Archbishcp \
Corrigan. made him Publisher to Holy
In 1904 Mr. Kenedy associated with him In j
the business his two sons. Arthur and Louis, I
and the firm was Incorporated aa P. J. Kenedy j
& Sons. During his lifetime the father of the '
present heads of the firm published such well
known Catholic works as "'Hay's History of the
Irish Rebellion," "Reeve's Bible History." a "Life
of St. John Chrysostom." -The Maxims of St.
Vincent De Paul" and a complete letter writer,
of which he was the author. When the Baltimore
Publishing Company suspended Mr. Kenedy
bought the plates, etc., of Father Ryan's poems
and brought out a larger edition. He also ac- ,
quired from Dunigan & Bro. the rights of pub- !
lishing. in this country, the Douay Bible and
the voluminous works of St. Alphonsus de Ll
gOttrL Those -who have been charmed by the
late Mor.signor O'Reill;. s "Mirror of True Wom
anhood," etc., may find, on Inspection, the !m
print of the house of K,enedy.
The business of a Catholic publishing house
is not limited to Barclay street. It extends to
the remotest sections of the world, and where
ever a mission band has found a place in need
of spiritual comfort. Th* Kenedys ship their
publications to Africa. India, the Hawaiian Isl
ands and South America. They have business
arrangements with and agents In all foreign
countries. As has been already made known,
Barclay street i? a curiosity shop. No. S is one
of its unpretentious estabßshments, but the
traveller will find fn it much instruction and not .
a little aomstfnent>
Probably nothing has done more to estab
lish the house of P. J. KLNLDY fr SONS
than the reputation which this House has
enjoyed for so many years for the publish
ing of Catholic Books at low prices.
From a small and humble beginning, the
business has steadily grown, so that to-day
the name is known all over the English
Among the Kenedy publications are books
by Mother Loyola, Cardinal Manning, Cardi
nal Newman, Cardinal Wiseman, father
Ryan, John Gilmary Shea, father DeSmet,
S. 1., father Elder Mullan, S. J., Mrs. Sadlier,
Mrs. Dorsey, Christine faber. Rev. John
Talbot Smith, Marion Brunowe, Anthony
Yorke and many other prominent Catholic
writers whose books are widely distributed.
frequent Importations from Lurope and
our willingness to order from any of the
American Manufacturers first class articles
suitable for the best taste of our customers re
sult in a large selection of the best goods ob
The same careful pricing is evidenced in
this Department as in the others of our estab
Altar and Church
Candles, Sanctuary Oil Tapers, Incense,
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