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Virgil H. Barber, SJ papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS008

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

Letters, notebooks, and clippings relating to Barber's work in missions in New England and to his conversion and that of his wife, Jerusha, to Catholicism.


  • 1804-1847
  • Majority of material found within 1804 - 1846

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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical note

Virgil H. Barber, SJ (1782-1847) was a New Hampshire Episcopalian who converted to Roman Catholicism. Barber joined the Society of Jesus, was ordained in 1822, but did not take final vows. He passed his novitiate at Georgetown University, and subsequently spent time at missions in Claremont, New Hampshire, and Indian Old Town in Maine. Barber also was active in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Document Case)

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See also: Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA)

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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