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Ignatius Brocard, S.J. (40 of 83), 1850-03-12-1850-09-03

 File — Box: 12, Folder: 20
Identifier: 119_72_3
Ignatius Brocard, S.J. (40 of 83)
Ignatius Brocard, S.J. (40 of 83)

Scope and Contents

Contains ALS to Brocard from: G. King on progress at Elkton church, exodus from Smyrna 3/12/1850, lien on Elkton church 3/26/1850; T. Lilly on drawing up will, receipt of art for St. Inigoes church, madness of Thomas Finegan, SJ 3/12/1850; 2 from Tueffer on painting for St. Joseph's, Bohemia 3/12 & 9/3/1850; G. Fenwick consulter's letter 3/13/1850; Early on Thomas J. Curd's will to Holy Cross, concerning disputed property, including enslaved individuals 3/14/1850; 2 from Abp Eccleston on debts of Elkton church 3/16 and 18/1850; Logan on painting for Holy Cross, dedication of New London church 3/26/1850. Also includes ALS: from McElroy to ? on misc. 3/19/1850; from James Sheerin, SJ to S. Barber on St. Joseph's, Baltimore 3/20/1850.

**Former finding aid locations: 119_72_3; 218W10-218W19**

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding.

Letter dated March 14, 1850, from John Early, S.J., president of Holy Cross College, on the disputed will of Thomas J. Curd, who was leaving property to the College of the Holy Cross. Mentions relatives that "robbed him of nearly all his stock of Negroes and cattle."


  • 1850-03-12-1850-09-03

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From the Collection: 308 boxes (212 regular boxes, 25 oversized boxes, 58 restricted regular boxes, 13 restricted oversized boxes, plus 14 card catalog drawers )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Multiple languages


Repository Details

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