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Russia (4 of 5), 1803 - 1828

 File — Box: 173, Folder: 7
Identifier: 119_1)13
Russia (4 of 5)
Russia (4 of 5)

Scope and Contents


Consists of Maryland Province documents (1801-1828) pertaining to the Society of Jesus in Russia. Items of interest include: Litterae Apostolicae from Pius VII to Francisco Kareu, S.J., and Gabrieli Gruber, S.J.; [Part 2 of brief to Gabriel Gruber, S.J., to restore the Society in Sicily]; [Pius VII] "Literae apostolicae quibus Societatis Jesu in Imperio Rossiaco approbatur & confirmatur" [Brief of Pius VII-"Catholicae Fidei" at request of Emperor Paul I for official recognition in White Russia]; Literae Apostolicae of Pius VII to Franciso Kareu, S.J., and Gabrieli Gruber, S.J., [Brief "Catholicae Fidei" by Pius VII for official recognition in White Russia. Part 2-Brief to G. Gruber, S.J., to restore Society in Sicily]; Dilecto Filio Gabrieli Gruber...Praesisi Gen. Congr. Soc. Jesu in Imp. Rossiaco [Handwritten copy of Brief of Pius VII to Fr. Gruber to restore the Society in the Two Sicilies. Also English translation from newspaper]; Litterae Pii Papa VII ad G. Gruber datae referibentis Epistolae...Electionem [Letter (1803) referring to Gruber's letter to Pius VII telling him that he had been elected Superior General. Pius' praise and expectations (Signed by Pius VII himself)]; Traduction de rapport presente a l'Empereur par le Ministre des Affaires Ecclesiastiques [Directives and reasons for sending all the Jesuits out of Russia and never to be allowed to return; Osservazioni sul Rapporto presentato all'Imp. di Russia...dal A. Gallitzin [Commentary on Prince Gallitzin's letter to Emperor Alexander I concerning the banishment of the Jesuits from Russia]; Observations sur le rapport presente a l'Empereur de Russie par A. Gallitzin [French translation of previous document]; Expulsion of Jesuits from Russia [An abbreviated English version of Prince Gallitzin's letter concerning the banishment of the Society from Russia]; "Celssissimo ac Illustmo...Ignatii Comiti Raczynski...dicamus Carmen Allegoricum" (1820) [Allegorical Latin poem in honor of Archbishop Ignatius Raczynski, S.J.]; letter (Aug. 2, 1820) provides account of Jesuits in France, Italy, Austria, Poland; letter (Dec. 16, 1820) concerns the Jesuits at Hildesheim, Germany-where they come from, what they do, the discipline of the house; letter (Jan. 20, 1823) is account of death and last words of Archbishop Ignatius Raczynski, S.J.; letter (Dec. 26, 1823) provides a summary of briefs restoring the Society. Also includes the Society in Poland, a visit of Archduke Francis Charles at Tarnapol, and a list of Jesuits in Ireland.

**Former finding aid locations: 119_1_13; 1T5-14**


  • 1803 - 1828

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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


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