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Patrick F. Healy, SJ, papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS57
This collection contains five diaries of Patrick F. Healy, SJ, along with manuscripts and correspondence.


  • 1841-1983
  • Majority of material found within 1877-1906

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0.80 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger Document Cases)

Biographical note

Rev. Patrick F. Healy (1834-1910), president of Georgetown for nine years in the 1870-1880s, has, along with his many siblings, attracted a great deal of attention because his mother was a slave, and partially black. Full-length biographies exist of him and one brother, and the others have been the subjects of numerous articles and mentions. Much, perhaps most, of the available material on Patrick Healy has been mined by Rev.Albert S. Foley, SJ, in his book, 'Dream of an Outcaste' (Tuscaloosa, AL,1976).
Patrick F. Healy, SJ, papers
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository