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2.3 Monthly and Annual Statements, 1802 - 1939

 Sub-Series

Scope and Contents

This subseries is comprised of monthly and annual statements related to Provincial finances. These statements pertain to select Houses, high schools, and colleges, as well as mission activity in Jamaica, New England, and New York. The subseries also includes reports prepared by the Provincial Procurator for the Society’s Procurator General in Rome. Statements were compiled retrospectively (in the early 20th century) by Procurator Joseph Zwingé for the years 1802 to 1893, in an account book that includes documentation of the Province’s debts in 1835 and the sale of enslaved people in 1838 (Financial Statements, Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, Box 70, Folder 2).

Starting in the mid-1800s, the Province’s Houses and colleges submitted financial statements to the Procurator, though there was no systematic reporting or retention of these statements until after the formation of the Maryland-New York Province in 1879. The Houses (residences), colleges, and Houses of Jesuit formation then began submitting monthly and annual reports of their assets, account balances showing common expenses, and receipts. The Provincial Procurator also created his own monthly and annual reports of the Province as a whole. These reports documented a variety of Provincial activity, including: credits and expenses related to land leased to tenants in Southern Maryland and Pennsylvania, payments towards the annual Provincial tax, interest from investments, pension investments and disbursements, expenses covering the medical care of members, and administrative costs such as lawyer and agent fees.

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Materials on Slavery

Some materials in this subseries contain references to slavery, slaveholding, and enslaved individuals. Some materials in this subseries address the Province's 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals. Relevant folders are noted in the finding aid.

Provenance and Arrangement

Materials in this subseries are drawn from both the core collection that has been on deposit since the 1970s, as well as materials sent later as part of the addenda.

Conditions Governing Access

Most materials dated 1900 and later have not been digitized. Materials dating 1900-1939 are available for research use at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections. All materials dated 1940 and later are restricted.

Dates

  • 1802 - 1939

Extent

From the Collection: 292 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Multiple languages