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Goshenhoppen (4 of 6), 1786 - 1905

 File — Box: 48, Folder: 10
Identifier: 119_33_8
Goshenhoppen (4 of 6)
Goshenhoppen (4 of 6)

Scope and Contents

Land and legal records with correspondence: tenant contracts arrange chronologicall (105V10); Letters between Bally and Lancaster describe sales of lands. Within this set, there is a letter requesting a middle-aged "colored woman" to replace the servant of the residence who needed to take care mother and was expected to become a Franciscan nun. (10V 1/2)

Twelve letters (1864-71) of Augustine Bally, S.J., to Charles C. Lancaster, S.J.; Note (1867) concerns sale of woodland on hill; Letters of administration (1786) to Robert Molyneux, S.J., on estate of John B. De Ritter, S.J.; Power of attorney (1789) by Robert Molyneux to Francis Beeston, S.J., on estate of Fr. De Ritter; Letters of Administration (1818) on the estate of Paul Erntzen to Lewis De Barth, S.J.; Power of attorney (1819) from Francis Neale, S.J., to Lewis De Barth; Power of attorney (1848) from Joseph Carberry and Thomas Mulledy, S.J., to Augustine Bally, S.J.; Power of attorney (1854/1857) of Thomas F. Mulledy, S.J., to Augustine Bally, S.J.; Power of attorney (1860) Charles H. Stonestreet, James Curley and William Clarke, S.J., to Fr. Bally; Copy of will of Mary Wicky (1875); Memorandum by Augustine Bally to Father Provincial concerns Polly Schabel's donation to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament at Goshenhoppen; Letter (Feb. 7, 1801) of Anthony Hearn to the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen trustees; Memoranda of Agreement [Farm leases] with Samuel Rohl (1862), Simon R. Adam (1869), Bennet Melchion (1865), Simon R. Adam (1865), John Brogly (1882), Joseph Melchior (1872) and Solomon Heinrich (1852); Memorandum of Paul Erntzen (1812); List (1905) of Jesuits buried in Goshenhoppen Cemetery.

**Former finding aid locations: 119_33_8; 105V1-105W12**


  • 1786 - 1905

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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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