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Correspondence, Memoranda, and Other Writings (1 of 2), 1638 - 1766

 File — Box: 168, Folder: 5
Identifier: 119_57_1

Scope and Contents

Contains excerpts from Fr. Generals letters 1638-45; note from Fr. Pennington requesting pills; fragment with B. Joseph Del'Vaux's autograph (1703?); memorandum from Peter Attwood to James Carroll requesting books Aug 1716; 3 pp. ordination of Rev. F. Mansell under autograph of George Thorold, SJ, concerning residence 6/8/1725; note from Joseph Marshall re indulgences 11/21/1727; AMs thoughts of George Hunter, SJ, including his reflections on the treatment of slaves ("Charity to Negroes") 12/20/1749; tester to Rev. Mr. Ashby from T. Digges re Deer Creek property (?) 8/15/1758; ordinations and regulations for the Mission of Maryland 4/2/1757; "Full account of Plantations of Maryland Mission" 7/23/1765; letter from Fr. Rivers to Fr. Bolton 3/16/1766.

**Former finding aid locations: 119_57_1; 202A1-202A13**

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding.

The Maryland Missions in 1765 - In 1765, Fr. George Hunter SJ compiled a survey of the Jesuit missions in Maryland that accounted for 192 enslaved persons. Missions listed include St. Inigoes, Newtown, Port Tobacco, Deer Creek, and Bohemia. Hunter recorded the annual income of each mission earned from enslaved labor and tenants, and in each instance, enslaved people generated more income than the tenants. Hunter did not list enslaved persons by name. [GSA64]

"Charity to Negroes:" Rev. George Hunter's reflections on the treatment of slaves, 1749 [GSA223]


  • 1638 - 1766


From the Collection: 292 boxes (292 total boxes, plus 14 card catalog drawers (201 regular boxes, 25 oversized boxes, 53 restricted regular boxes, 13 restricted oversized boxes, 14 card catalog drawers))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Multiple languages