Correspondence [213 W0-11]., 05/04/1840-09/15/1840
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From the Collection: 131 Linear Feet (224 boxes)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Contains ALS: from Grivel to Lancaster on misc. including intention to give up Goshenhoppen and Alexandria 5/4/1840, on misc. including Gov. Johnson's intention to build chapel for former White Marsh and St. Inigoes slaves 5/30/1840, on misc., including repair of mill at White Marsh 7/18/1840; from Cary to ? on former's epilepsy 5/8/1840; from B. Fenwick to G. Fenwick on founding of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Boston, funeral of Bp Brute 5/22/1840; from Ward to S. Barber on misc., including latter's ordination 5/25/1840; 2 from Bally to Dzierozynski on accounts of Goshenhoppen church and farms, death of Francis Varin, SJ 5/21 & 6/2/1840; from Bp Conwell to McElroy on return of bookcase to Society 6/20/1840; from Bp of Bardstown to Dzierozynski asking to borrow McElroy 6/29/1840; from Murphy to Ryder on former's apptmnt as Superior of St. Mary's College, KY 7/1/1840; from Dubuisson to Lopez asking for priest for Alexandria, on Dubuisson's reception at Shepherdstown 8/11/1840; 2 promiss. notes from Havermans to Vespre re purchase of stable house contiguous to St. Joseph's, Philadelphia 8/11/ & 9/15/1840; from Bro. H. Rieselman to Dubuisson on misc. 8/15/1840; from Dzierozynski to Lopez on misc. 8/19/1840.
Subjects and Associated Physical Materials
GRIVEL, (SJ) FIDELIS-CORRESP. OF (1840): Autographed Letter
LANCASTER, (SJ) CHARLES C.-CORRESP. TO (1840): Other Types
GOSHENHOPPEN [PA]-CESSION OF (1840): Other Types
ALEXANDRIA [VA]-SOCIETY CESSION (1840): Other Types
JOHNSON, GOV. H.-CORRESP. RE (1849): Other Types
SLAVES-FORMERLY OF PROVINCE (1840): Other Types
WHITE MARSH [MD]-MILL REPAIR AT (1840): Other Types
CARY, (SJ) JOSEPH-EPILEPSY OF (1840): Autographed Letter
FENWICK, (BP) BENEDICT-CORRESP. OF (1840): Autographed Letter
FENWICK, (SJ) GEORGE-CORRESP. TO (1840): Other Types
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL [BOSTON] (1840): Other Types
ST. MARY'S COLLEGE [KY] (1840): Other Types
BRUTE, (BP) SIMON-FUNERAL (1840): Other Types
DUBUISSON, (SJ) STEPHEN-CORRESP. OF (1840): Autographed Letter
BARBER, (SJ) SAMUEL-ORDINATION (1840): Other Types
LOPEZ, (SJ) JOSE-CORRESP. TO (1840): Other Types
DZIEROZYNSKI, (SJ) FRANCIS-CORRESP. TO (1840): Other Types
ALEXANDRIA [VA]-CLERGY NEEDS (1840): Other Types
VARIN, (SJ) FRANCIS-DEATH (1840): Other Types
SHEPHERDSTOWN [WV]-ACCOUNT OF (1840): Other Types
MCELROY, (SJ) JOHN-CORRESP. TO (1840): Other Types
ST. JOSEPH'S [PHILA]-LOT PURCHASE (1840): Other Types
RYDER, (SJ) JAMES-CORRESP. TO (1840): Other Types
DZIEROZYNSKI, (SJ) FRANCIS-CORRESP. OF (1840): Autographed Letter
BALLY, (SJ) AUGUSTINE-CORRESP. OF (1840): Autographed Letter
CONWELL, (BP) HENRY-CORRESP. OF (1840): Autographed Letter
MURPHY, (SJ) WILLIAM-CORRESP. OF (1840): Autographed Letter
WARD, (SJ) JAMES A.-CORRESP. OF (1840): Autographed Letter
GOSHENHOPPEN [PA]-FARM-ACCOUNTS OF (1840): Other Types
NEGROES-SLAVES-SOLD (1840): Other Types
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository