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Georgetown College (2 of 4), 1791 - 1879

 File — Box: 48, Folder: 2
Identifier: 119_19_5
Georgetown College (2 of 4)
Georgetown College (2 of 4)

Scope and Contents

Includes financial statements showing transfer of $25,000 by Thomas Mulledy, S.J., to Georgetown College and list of college residents, including 11 Black washerwomen and 2 enslaved people.

Papers related to Georgetown College: History of James Ord [as related by himself with other facts collected by his descendants]. Included also are two letters: 1) Letter (Mar. 17, 1875) from James Curley, S.J., to W. Ord and 2) Letter [Mar. 18, 1875] of P. Ord to C.C. Lancaster. There is also an item which provides information on the ordination of James Ord; Georgetown College Journal (Mar. 1878) provides early history of Georgetown College with a biographical sketch of John Carroll. Included is an address of students to Rev. Louis Dubourg on his retirement from the Georgetown presidency in 1798. Also included is an envelope addressed to Rev. A. Valente, Woodstock College which says "Last number of the Journal College containing an article on the History of Georgetown College-not published for good reasons" (1879); Two lists of the presidents of Georgetown (1791-1873/1791-1840); Acta in Consultatione extraordinaria de ampliando Collegio Georgiopolitana [Meeting of the Provincial's Consultors to discuss the expansion of the university (1874)]. Also included is a copy of an abstract sent to Father General concerning the building a new college and giving rooms to boys; Letter (July 8, 1793) of Robert Molyneaux, S.J., to Ignatius Fenwick concerns lack of fresh meat in the area; Letter (Aug. 13, 1836) of Marianus Joseph Arce to Rector of St. Mary's College; Formula of Admission into Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1864); Letter (May 13, 1837) from Rev. William Matthews to George Fenwick, S.J.; Rev. James Van Huffel in account with George Fenwick, S.J., (1793); Messieurs Enoch and Benedict F. Fenwick (SJ) in account with Georgetown College (1801); Tuition receipt (Oct. 26, 1802) for Lewis William paid by James Williams written in the hand of Francis Neale, S.J.; Bill of Mrs. Fenwick against Georgetown College for repairs; Georgetown College bills and receipts; Statement of debts due to and from Georgetown College up to January 1, 1838; Georgetown College Financial Statement (July 31, 1841)-[Documents provides information on names and amounts due by students, debts due by college, credits from rents, numbers of religious, novices, postulants, hired men, women, enslaved individuals and full boarders]; Georgetown College Financial Statement (Apr. 1852-Apr. 1853); Document (Jan. 7, 1845) pertaining to Meridian Circle purchase.

**Former finding aid locations: 119_19_5; 56S1-W4**

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding and to the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals.

Georgetown College Financial Statement, 1841 [GSA35]


  • 1791 - 1879

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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

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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