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.
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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.
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