Skip to main content
Please contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections for assistance with accessing these materials.

A. W. Forstall, SJ papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS37

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

Forstall seems to have taught algebra, geometry, and physics. These are his bound notebooks, in French, perhaps used for teaching.


  • 1880-1910

Collection-level Access Restrictions

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

Rev. A.W. Forstall, S.J. was a French-born Jesuit priest and earthquake expert. In 1885, his father immigrated to the United States. Fr. Forstall served as a professor at Regis College for a long time beginning in 1904. He taught mathematics, physics, and chemistry. From 1909 to 1934, he was in charge of the seismic station at Regis College. He also was knowledgeable about the mining resources of the state of Colorado.

Rev. A.W. Forstall, S.J. died in 1948 at the age of 88.

[Source: "New York Times" obituary, 4/22/1948].


0.20 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case)

Language of Materials


A. W. Forstall, SJ papers
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Description rules
Local Practice
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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