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Mary M. Mattingly estate documents

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: GTM-180126

Content Description

This collection is of interest to local family and Catholic historians, including research into devout Catholic women.

Contains estate file, including will and probate court documents, relating to Mary M. Mattingly. Also: baptismal record (photocopy) and obituary.


  • 1949-1962

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Biographical / Historical

Mary Monica Mattingly was born in Charles County, Maryland, on March 3, 1874, to parents Mary Maddox and Joseph H. Mattingly of Pomfret, Maryland. In 1904, Mary Mattingly moved to Washington, D.C., where she resided until the end of her life. Her career included secretarial work at the Treasury Department. She also devoted much of her life to volunteer work for the Catholic Church. Mattingly was the first secretary at the Washington Retreat House and chairman of the first national executive board of the National Sodality movement. She was president of the Sodality Union from 1922 to 1947 and received a paternal blessing from Pope Pius XII at her retirement.

Further papal honors were awarded to Mattingly in 1959 when she received a Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal from Archbishop O’Boyle of Washington for her work with schools and churches in Southern Maryland. She was recognized with honors from Pope John XXIII for her service to the churches in the Archdiocese of Washington.

Mary Mattingly died at the Carroll Manor Home for the Aged, in Washington, D.C., in 1960.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case)

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Related Materials

Other collections at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections, containing materials relating to the Mattingly family include: Carbery Family papers GTM120223, Nidiffer collection of D.C. maps GTMGamms96, Rogers Family papers GTM890501, and Felix Robinson papers GTMGamms140.

Mary M. Mattingly estate documents
Lisette Matano, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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