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John Digges, Jr., SJ papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS14

Scope and Contents

The John Digges, Jr., SJ Papers consist of sevral manuscripts. None of these manuscripts bear Digges's name, and have been identified by handwriting comparisons with documents in Maryland Province Archives. They probably came into the hands of Baltimore Archbishop Leonard Neale (d. Georgetown, 18 June 1817), and thence to Georgetown. One is bound in an 1815 Baltimore newspaper.


  • 1734-1746

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Biographical Note

John Digges, Jr. (ca. 1712 [Maryland?]- 1746 in Baltimore). His father was a large landowner in Conewago, Pennsylvania. His brother was Dudley Digges. In 1744, Fr. Digges established a misison at St. Joseph's Mission, Deer Creek, in what is now Harford County, Maryland. That is the only known location of his work. In 1746, Fr, Digges died in Baltimore, Maryalnd. In 1747, Fr. Benedict Neale succeeded Fr. Digges at Deer Creek. In 1773, with the division of Baltimore County, Deer Creek became part of Harford County, Maryland.

[Source: "Woodstock Letters" volume 34 pages 118 and 120; volume 63 page 400].


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Document Case)

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