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George Fenwick, SJ papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS45

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Rev. George Fenwick, SJ Papers contain some of Fr. Fenwick's poetry, sermons, correspondence, and educational reports.


  • 1796-1887
  • Majority of material found within 1815-1855

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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

George Fenwick, SJ was born in Georgetown in 1801. He received his education at Georgetown College, and subsequently joined the Society of Jesus. Fr. Fenwick was one of the young American Jesuits selected to go to Rome in 1820; he spent much of that decade in Europe. Following his return to the United States, Fr. Fenwick took a position at Georgetown College, where he was to pass most of his career. The students at Georgetown College greatly admired Fr. Fenwick.

[Source: "Woodstock Letters" volume 62 page 316].

Fr. Fenwick died at Georgetown in 1857.


0.20 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case)

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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository