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Healy, Patrick F., S.J., Begins 05/09/1872 No date found in GAMMS

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: 34169

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The Richard H. Clarke Papers consist of letters, essays and printed materials of Richard H. Clarke (1827 - 1911). The papers comprise .20 linear feet of material, arranged in 15 folders in one box. The corresponence and manuscripts of this collection mainly involve Clarke's interest in Catholic history in America. He founded the United States Catholic Historical Society in the mid-1880's and conversed with many Catholic historians such as Martin I. J. Griffin, George Pax, Colonel Lamson, Alexander Garesche, R. S. Dewey, S.J. and Patrick F. Healy, S.J. Much of his emphasis fell upon pre-Columbian America, and many of the manuscripts are about early explorations and missionary activity done in Greenland and New Foundland. Further material by and about Clarke can be found in the Georgetown University Archives Alumni Files, the Edward Devitt, S .J. Papers, the Henry Shandelle, S.J. Papers, and the Colonel Lamson Papers. The Archives holds a number of letters from Clarke to Joseph Havens Richards, S.J. A note in the Archives states that Richard H. Clarke's 'papers; pamphlets were sent to GU by his sister, Ada, in April or May of 1914.' Further information on Clarke can also be found in Anderson Humphreys and Curt Guenther's 'Semmes America' (1989), p . 404.


  • Begins 05/09/1872 No date found in GAMMS

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From the Collection: 0.20 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Shelf Location


Container Summary

1 ALS from Patrick F. Healy, S.J. to Richard H. Clarke mostly regarding Ancient American history with emphasis on Mexico. Reference to L'Abbe de Bourbourg, John Peter Secchi, S.J., and Georgetown University.

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

HEALY, PATRICK F., S.J. - CORRESP.: Autographed Letter

CLARKE, RICHARD H. - CORRESP.: Autographed Letter

MEXICO - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter


SECCHI, JOHN PETER, S.J. - REFERENCE: Autographed Letter


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057