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Mobberly, Joseph P., SJ, Papers Edit




  • 1805-1827 (Creation)
  • 1805 – 1827 (Creation)


  • 0.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    Total: 1 half box


  • Collection-level Scope and Content Note

    Br. Joseph Mobberly, SJ was born in Maryland in 1779 and educated at Georgetown College. He entered the Society of Jesus, in which he served as Coadjutor, and spent his career as a teacher and administrator at Georgetown. In addition, he served as manager of St. Inigoes Manor Farm in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Br. Mobberly died at Georgetown in 1827. The Br. Joseph Mobberly, SJ Papers consist of Br. Mobberly's diaries and treatises on various aspects of life in Georgetown and St. Inigoes Manor. They are notable not only for their descriptions of events , people and places in Georgetown and Southern Maryland, but as well for their discussions of important topics of the time, including husbandry, religious disputes, and slavery.

    Curatorial file includes a transcription of the diary provided by a researcher in 1995. Available on request.

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  • Preferred Citation note

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