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Burchard Villiger, S.J. (2 of 18), 1858-01-04-1858-11-30

 File — Box: 18, Folder: 14
Identifier: 119_76_1
Scope and Contents Contains ALS to Fr. Provincial from: Bp P. Lynch of Charleston invitation to consecration 2/28/1858; petition from St. Peter's, Queenstown, for priest 5/24/1858; from Murphy about retreat 8/5/1858; Bp George Carrell of Covington, KY asking Ryder to lecture 8/16/1858; Bp Neumann on giving up Gettysburg 9/4/1858; Tellier, SJ asking retreat 9/10/1858; 2 from Folchi on trip to Rome Nov 1858; H.B. Thompson asking Catholic position on slavery 8/24/1858; PRN report of Young Catholics' Friend...
Dates: 1858-01-04-1858-11-30

Mission Superiors (1 of 6), 1804-08-19-1846

 File — Box: 20, Folder: 1
Identifier: 119_93_2
Scope and Contents Contains ALS correspondence from Gabriel Gruber to Prov. Angliae 8/19/1804; 3 AMs copies letter from Gruber to Bp Carroll of Baltimore 5/12/1804 delegating latter to appoint superior in U.S.; ALS from Tadeusz Brzozowski 7/29/1805; ALS Letters Patent from Brzozowski to Rbt. Molyneux 2/22/1806; AMs copies 6 pages letters from Francis Dzierozynski; ALS copy (?) Rbt. Molyneux appointing C. Neale Vice-Superior in Charles and St. Mary's Counties 10/1/1806; ALS from Brzozowski to Anthony Kohlmann...
Dates: 1804-08-19-1846

Mission Superiors (4 of 6), 1823-03-01-1826-05-11

 File — Box: 20, Folder: 4
Identifier: 119_93_5
Scope and Contents

Includes Memorial presented to Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide, August 1825, regarding debts of White Marsh and provisions for enslaved individuals.

**Former finding aid locations: 119_93_5; 500:37-500:45**

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding.

Dates: 1823-03-01-1826-05-11

Maryland Provincials (3 of 21), 1835-04-03-1836-12-27

 File — Box: 21, Folder: 3
Identifier: 119_93_9
Scope and Contents

Topics include the curriculum at Jesuit schools

**Former finding aid locations: 119_93_9; 500:73-500:76**

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding and to the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals.

Fr. Roothaan, S. J. lays out the conditions for the sale of slaves, 27 December 1836 [GSA86]

Dates: 1835-04-03-1836-12-27

Maryland Provincials (4 of 21), 1836-12-27-1852-12-24

 File — Box: 21, Folder: 4
Identifier: 119_93_10.2
Scope and Contents

Copy book of excerpted letters, with several concerning the fulfillment of the agreement of sale of enslaved people by the Maryland Province in 1838.

**Former finding aid locations: 119_93_10.2; 500:76A**

Materials on Slavery

This folder contains materials related to Jesuit slaveholding and to the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals.

Dates: 1836-12-27-1852-12-24

Maryland Provincials (6 of 21), 1839-01-23-1841-08-24

 File — Box: 21, Folder: 6
Identifier: 119_93_11
Scope and Contents Contains correspondence from Roothaan to: McSherry 5 ALS spanning 1/23/1839-12/17/1839; Mulledy 3/4/1839 and 8/3/1839; ALS from Joseph Simme to Dzierozynski 1840; 7 ALS from Roothaan to Dzierozynski spanning 8/28/1840-12/22/1840; ALS from Roothaan to Lopez 5/5/1840; from Roothaan to Lucas 12/22/1840; AMs letter from Dzierozynski to Roothaan 1/1/1841; 6 ALS from Roothaan to Dzierozynski spanning 2/13/1841-8/24/1841.**Former finding aid locations: 119_93_11;...
Dates: 1839-01-23-1841-08-24

1. Records of the Provincial, 1805-1981

Scope and Contents Series 1, the Records of the Provincial, documents the formation of missions, Houses of Jesuit formation, colleges, and houses for the entire Maryland Province under its various iterations. During its existence between 1805 and 2020, the Province included the mid-Atlantic states of Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. There were periods when the Province also included missions in other northeastern states and foreign missions: New York, 1814-1818; Missouri, Mo., 1823-1833; Worcester, Ma.,...
Dates: 1805-1981

2. Records of the Procurator, 1633-1968

Scope and Contents Series 2, the Records of the Procurator, includes financial and legal documents related to the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus, and covers the years 1633-1968. The Procurator - effectively the treasurer of the province - had oversight of finances, and the records in this series reveal the emergence of a tobacco-centered economy in the mid-Atlantic region in the seventeenth century, its diversification beginning in the late eighteenth century, and the decline of agriculture in...
Dates: 1633-1968

3. Records of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, 1694-1956

Scope and Contents Series 3, the Records of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen, documents the activity of the legal entity established in 1792 to protect Jesuit property interests in the Maryland region. The series includes minutes proceedings, by-laws, and Trustee lists from the meetings of the Corporation (1793-1956); legislative acts, property transfers, power of attorney documents, some Trustee correspondence, and the charter establishing the CRCC (1789-1918); and the wills of both Jesuits and...
Dates: 1694-1956

4. Records of the Houses, 1730-1967

Scope and Contents Series 4, the Records of the Houses, documents the development of parish life and the ministry of the Maryland Province among disparate communities in the mid-Atlantic region from the eighteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. The material in this series focuses primarily on Houses and their activities in the Washington, D.C. area, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Additional materials reflect House activity in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and West Virginia. This series also...
Dates: 1730-1967

5. Records of the Maryland Mission, 1638 - 1958

Scope and Contents This subseries consists of correspondence and other documents created during or pertaining to the Jesuits’ initial mission in colonial Maryland (1634-1773). Materials include correspondence of the mission’s Superiors; mission rules and agreements, including some compiled retrospectively; the applications of prospective missionaries; missionary letters and reports; obituaries and eulogies; legal and documents related to colonial Maryland; narrative histories; and spiritual writings. Materials...
Dates: 1638 - 1958

6. Records of the Suppression and Restoration, 1713 - 1955

Scope and Contents Series 6, the Records of the Suppression and Restoration, document the period of time in which the Society of Jesus was suppressed (by order of Pope Clement XIV in Rome in 1773) and then restored (by Pope Pius VII in 1814). These papers include the Proceedings of the General Chapter and Southern District of the Select Body of the Clergy, which include discussions related to the former Jesuits’ plantations and to slavery; letters from former Jesuits challenging the decisions of the Select...
Dates: 1713 - 1955

7. Papers of Individual Priests of the Maryland Province, 1790 - 2003

Scope and Contents This series consists of the fragmentary personal papers of selected Jesuit priests who were members of the Maryland Province. The Maryland Province had a longstanding practice of retaining the personal papers of its members for its Archives. In the early twentieth century, archivists selected from among these personal papers the materials they deemed of highest interest for retention within the Maryland Province Archives (because of the individuals involved in the creation of the materials,...
Dates: 1790 - 2003

8. Papers of Catholic Families, 1630 - 1907

Scope and Contents Series 8, Papers of Catholic Families, contains select records created by or pertaining to several prominent Catholic families in the mid-Atlantic region (the Brents, Brookes, Brownes, Carrolls, Fenwicks, Griffins, Neales, and Sewalls). These families were significant land and property owners, often operating their own plantations and interacting in different capacities with the Maryland Province, including bequeathing property to the Province. Several families, including the Carrols,...
Dates: 1630 - 1907

10. Legacy Finding Aids, Catalogs, and Guides, 1905 - 1996

Scope and Contents Series 10 contains the previous finding aids, box lists, research guides, and card catalogs that archives staff have used to orient researchers to the Maryland Province Archives. In addition to these materials, there is also some correspondence regarding the establishment of the collection and exhibition catalogs pertaining to Jesuit materials that have been on display in the past at Georgetown University. Among the materials in this series is an item-level card catalog created...
Dates: 1905 - 1996

1.1 Correspondence, Chronological, 1805-1883

Scope and Contents Subseries 1.1 is comprised of correspondence related to the Provincial, or head, of the Maryland Province, and spans the years 1805 to 1883. During the period of the Mission of the American Federation (1805-1833), this position was also referred to as "Superior"; by 1833, with the founding of the Maryland Province, the term "Provincial" came into use. Most letters in the subseries are addressed to the Provincials themselves, but the subseries also contains letters...
Dates: 1805-1883

1.2 Correspondence, Superior General, 1759-1935

Scope and Contents This subseries consists of letters sent by the Jesuit Superior General in Rome to the Maryland Province, and spans the years 1759 to 1935. The Superior General, the leader of the Society of Jesus elected by its General Congregation, wrote regularly to the Maryland Province to clarify the rules and regulations of the Society, interpret Papal decrees, authorize the establishment of new missions, mediate relations among Provinces, and announce the appointments of Rectors, Superiors, and...
Dates: 1759-1935

1.8 Special Visitor Peter Kenney, S.J., 1819 - 1900

Scope and Contents This subseries includes documentation of Peter Kenney, S.J.’s time serving as Special Visitor to the Jesuit Missions of the United States on behalf of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus in Rome. A prominent Irish Jesuit, Kenney visited the United States from 1819 to 1820, and again from 1830 to 1833. During his visits, he was asked to address questions regarding the organization of provinces, economic viability, and the application of the rules of the Society to local...
Dates: 1819 - 1900

1.9 Missouri Mission, 1823 - 1859

Scope and Contents This subseries consists of the records of the Missouri Mission, from its establishment within the Maryland Province in 1823 until Missouri was designated a Vice-Province in 1840. Materials consist of letters addressing the transfer of Houses, churches, and schools by the diocese of New Orleans to the Society, as well as administrative documentation and financial reports. Slavery is discussed throughout the letters, as the Missouri Mission derived income from plantations near Florissant,...
Dates: 1823 - 1859

2.2 Correspondence, 1833 - 1967

Scope and Contents This subseries consists of correspondence related to the Province’s property, finances, and the office of the Provincial Procurator. While the Province generally retained few of the letters sent by the Provincial Procurator himself, those letters that do survive, located in this subseries, provide insight into the Province’s handling of financial and property-related matters, including the purchase, treatment, and sale of enslaved people. These letters are, therefore, especially important...
Dates: 1833 - 1967