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Sacramental Register, Joseph Mosley, S.J., 1760 - 1802

 File — Box: 170, Folder: 1
Identifier: 119.1_74_1
Sacramental Register, Joseph Mosley, S.J.
Sacramental Register, Joseph Mosley, S.J.

Scope and Contents

Sacramental register:

Baptismal records of St. Joseph's and St. Mary's County (1760-1799), transcript of Marriage Registers (1763-1802) of Joseph Mosley, S.J., and John Bolton, S.J., as well as a list of Eastern Shore converts to Catholicism. Included in these records are several entries pertaining to enslaved individuals; invitation to the Bicentennial celebration; 1964 Appointment Calendar picture of St. Peter's near Queenstown, Maryland.

**Former finding aid locations: 119.1_74_1; 6.4**

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding.

Rev. Joseph Mosley's record of baptisms in St. Joseph's and St. Mary's County, 1760-1799 - record of baptisms from 1760-1799 performed by Rev. Joseph Mosley SJ in St. Joseph's and St, Mary's County, Maryland. This record includes numerous baptisms of children born into slavery and free people of color. [GSA47]


  • 1760 - 1802

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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

Related Materials

A separate collection, the Joseph Mosley, SJ Papers, contains 16 letters written by Mosley, and discuss his work with the Maryland Mission, inclduding his assessment of and reliance on enslaved people. (Materials on Slavery)


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057