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Catholic Historical Manuscripts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GTM-820831

Scope and Contents

The Catholic Historical Manuscripts Collection contains documents generated by significant Jesuits who were assocaited with Georgetown University in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The collection 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. These documents originated from the Georgetown University Archives. Note: click on "External Documents" below for a link to the inventory for the collection.


  • 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.


5 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

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Custodial History

Transfer from University Archives. Synthetic collection of documents from notable Jesuits.

Catholic Historical Manuscripts Collection
Booth Family Center for Special Collections Georgetown University Library
2018 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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