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Laurence J. Kelly, SJ Papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS55

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Rev. Laurence J. Kelly, SJ Papers include two boxes of appointment books or diaries; two boxes of notes for sermons and retreats; one box of notebooks, mostly from school and college days in the Society; one box of correspondence, photos, and printed memorabilia; and one half-box containing a few artifacts.


  • 1887 - 1955

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Biographical note

Rev. Laurence J. Kelly, SJ, a Philadelphian, was born in 1870 and died in 1955. He received the usual education of the MD-New York Province, and had the usual variety of jobs except that the emphasis was clearly on pastoral and spiritual work rather than on university or college teaching. He did serve six years as Provincial, but almost all the rest of his career passed as a minister, in an academic setting, Parish, or mission. He kept daily appointment books (diaries in part) almost unbroken from 1906 until his death.


3.25 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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