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John Briley Walsh papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS454
The John Briley Walsh Papers date almost entirely from his student days at Georgetown and Woodstock College. They primarily consist of class material in the form of loose notes and notebooks, very few of which are dated (folders 3-44). In addition to documenting his academic training, the papers also contain items relating to his spiritual formation at Woodstock (folders 45-52). Also present, a fragment of correspondence from Bernard M. Lochboehler, a Jesuit writing from the Philippines (folders 1-2), photographs of his classmates and surroundings at Woodstock College (folder 53), and printed items such as holy cards, memorial cards and pamphlets (folders 54-57). The papers reveal little of Walsh's personal life, although portions reflect a deep interest in the Catholic Church.

Dates

  • 1917-1949
  • Majority of material found within 1921-1931

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical note

Born May 31, 1902, John Briley Walsh attended Georgetown College from 1921 until 1925, earning the degree of A.B. The 1925 Georgetown University yearbook, "Ye Domesday Booke", notes that he participated in the Mask and Bauble Club, the Glee Club, and the Philodemic Society. Joining the Society of Jesus, 02/01/1928, he became a seminarian at Woodstock College. However, he chose not to complete his noviceship and left the Society, 08/20/1931 (see letter of dismissal in Alumni Files).

Acquisition Information

Mrs. Anne M. O'Hara, May 1995
Title
John Briley Walsh papers
Status
completed
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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