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Catholic Historical Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GTM-820831

Scope and Contents

The Catholic Historical Manuscripts Collection is an artificial collection containing documents generated by significant Jesuits associated with Georgetown University in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. It includes correspondence, handwritten documents, financial account information, and bound manuscripts. Noteworthy individuals include Simon Brute, Joseph-Pierre de Cloriviere, Pierre Jean DeSmet, Alphonsus Donlon, Louis William DuBourg, Francis Dzierozynski, Benedict Fenwick, Edward Fenwick, Enoch Fenwick, John Grassi, George Hunter, Anthony Kohlman, Thomas C. Levins, William McSherry, Ambrose Marechal, Robert Molyneux, Francis Neale, Leonard Neale, Charles Plowden, Robert Plunkett, J. Havens Richards, James Ryder, Theodore Schneider, Benedict Sestini, and Charles Stonestreet. The collection is arranged alphabetically by individual's name.


Box 1:
1. Ashton, John
2. Barbelin, Felix
3. Beeston, Francis
4-5. Beschter, John William
6. Blumensaat, Hermann
7. Boone, Edward
8. Brown, Albert
9. Brute, Simon William Gabriel
10. Buell, David
11. Campbell, Thomas J.
12. Causey, J. Gardner
13-14. Ciampi, Anthony F.
15. Collin, Paul

Box 2:
1. Connolly, Edward
2. Conway, James I.
3. Cowardin, William R.
4. Creeden, John B.
5. deCloriviere, Joseph-Pierre
6. deMattei, Paschal
7. DeSmet, Pierre Jean
8. DeVos, Peter
9. Doonan, James A.
10. Donlon, Alphonsus
11. Dougherty, Felix
12. DuBourg, Louis William (moved to GTA-820101)
13. Duddy, Patrick
14. Dugan, William

Box 3:
1. Dunn, James Francis
2. Dzierozynski, Francis
3. Emig, John
4. Enders, Joseph
5. Fenwick, Benedict J.
6. Fenwick, Edward
7. Fenwick, Enoch
8. Frisbee, Samuel H.
9. Fulton, Robert
10. Gasson, Thomas I.
11-12. Grassi, John
13. Gregory, William F.

Box 4:
1. Grivel, Fidelis
2. Hall, John
3. Heredia, C. M.
4. Higgins, R. D. William
5. Himmel, Joseph
6. Hitselberger, Alexander
7. Holaind, Rene I.
8-10. Hunter, George

Box 5:
1. Jenkins, Thomas Meredith
2. Kohlman, Anthony
3-4. Levins, Thomas C.
5. Lewis, John
6. Lilly, Samuel
7. Lynch, Daniel
8. Lyons, Charles W.
9-10. McAtee, Francis

Box 6:
1. McCarthy, Francis T.
2. McCloskey, James
3. McDermott, Eric
4. McSherry, William
5. Major, James
6. Maréchal, Ambrose
7. Marshall, Joseph
8. Matthews, William
9. Molyneux, Robert
10. Morgan, John
11. Mulledy, Samuel
12. Murphy, Jean

Box 7:
1. Neale, Francis
2-3. Neale, Leonard
4. O'Callaghan, Joseph
5. Paccarini, Basil
6. Pallhuber, John
7. Paresce, Angelo
8. Perron, Joseph C.
9. Peters, Albert
10. Plowden, Charles
11. Plunkett, Robert
12. Pulton, Thomas

Box 8:
1-2. Quill, Patrick
3. Rainsford Island/St. Joseph's Church (Providence, RI) journal (kept by William F. Tehan, SJ, and William B. Cleary, 1877-1881)
4. Rapp, Andrew
5. Rey, Anthony
6. Richards, J. Havens
7. Rocofort, Aloysius
8. Roth, Aloysius
9. Ryan, Dennis
10. Ryan, Richard Ernest
11. Ryder, James
12-13. Schneider, Theodore

Box 9:
1-1a. Schneider, Theodore
2. Seney, Joshua
3. Sestini, Benedict
4. Sewall, Charles
5. Shaw, Joseph Coolidge
6. Shealy, Terrance
7. Sheehy, John
8. Simpson, James A.
9. Slaughter, Edward
10. Sopranis, Felix
11. Spalding, John
12. Stanislaus, ?
13. Steinbacher, Nicholas

Box 10:
1. Stonestreet, Charles
2. Sumner, John S.
3. Tessier, Jean Marie
4. Thiry, Edward
5. Thorold, George
6. Toohey, John
7. Vespre, Francis
8. van de Velde, James Oliver
9. Whitney, John


  • 1738 - 1927
  • Majority of material found within 1800 - 1900

Conditions Governing Access

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.


4 Cubic Feet (10 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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