The papers of Rev. Edward Devitt, S.J. (1841-1920) who, during his years in the Society, taught at Gonzaga College, Woodstock College, Holy Cross College, and Georgetown College. He was also, at one time, rector of Boston College and editor of the "Woodstock Letters." Fr. Devitt also gained wide recogntion as a historian of early Catholic history in the United States. The papers include a series of diaries (1865-1929), a commonplace book of verse and sundry documents, in addition to numerous notes, manuscripts, and published material. Also included in the papers is the last revision of Rev. Thomas Hughes, S.J.'s "History of the Society of Jesus in North America" with related correspondence and miscellaneous photographs.
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Rev. Edward Devitt, S.J. (1841-1920) taught at Gonzaga Colelge, Woodstock College, Holy Cross College, and Georgetown College. He also served as rector of Boston College and editor of "Woodstock Letters." Fr. Devitt was a noted historian of the Catholic Church in America.
2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Provenance unknown. In Georgetown University Archives prior to 1970.
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository