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John J. Ryan, SJ Papers

Identifier: GTM-GAMMS47

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The John J. Ryan Papers include correspondence received by Ryan, some poems and short pieces, and the MSS of two novellas.


  • 1860 - 1913
  • Majority of material found within 1870 - 1897

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Biographical note

John J. Ryan was born in Ireland in 1843, came to the U.S. as a child, and entered the Society in 1857. Receiving the usual education offered in the province, he was ordained in 1873. He taught at Georgetown, Boston, and Holy Cross, MA. During the ten years from 1880-1890 he was not teaching, but the rest of his active life he passed in college teaching at St.Joseph's Philadelphia, Gonzaga Washington, Georgetown, and Loyola. He died in 1913. Ryan wrote actively, and had a number of historical contributions in the Woodstock Letters.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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