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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

4.4 White Marsh and Bowie (Prince George's County, Md.), 1818 - 1969

Scope and Contents This subseries contains records pertaining to the Jesuit Houses at White Marsh and Bowie in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Materials include diaries, announcement books, financial records, visitation memorials, correspondence, parishioner papers, photographs, manuscripts, and newsclippings. Of particular interest are White Marsh sacramental registers covering the years 1818 to 1897, which included bapitsmal, marriage, and burial records. Researchers should also note that 89 of the 272...
Dates: 1818 - 1969

4.6 St. Thomas Manor (Charles County, Md.), 1788 - 1970

Scope and Contents This subseries contains records related to St. Thomas Manor, the Jesuit House in Charles County, Maryland. Materials include Litterae Annuae, Historia Domus, a sacramental register (recording baptisms, marriages, and burials), correspondence, House library lists, financial records, publications, histories, newsclippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera.Established in 1642, St. Thomas Manor is the only House in Southern Maryland still maintained by the Jesuits. It is also the...
Dates: 1788 - 1970

4.9 Newtown and Leonardtown (St. Mary's County, Md.), 1794 - 1982

Scope and Contents The records in this subseries pertain to the Jesuit House in St. Mary’s County, Maryland that was first known as Newtown (founded in 1662) and then as Leonardtown (when it was relocated to the town of the same name in 1868). This subseries includes Litterae Annuae and Historia Domus; Newtown House financial records, Newtown House sacramental records, Newtown House correspondence; Saint Joseph’s Church minute book, pew rent book, and treasurer’s accounts; Sacred Heart Church Board of Trustees...
Dates: 1794 - 1982

7.2 George Fenwick, S.J., 1818 - 1856

Scope and Contents This subseries contains selected, fragmentary papers of George Fenwick, S.J. The materials consist of correspondence and one folder of poetical writing. Of particular note is Fenwick’s correspondence with his former student Patrick Healy, S.J., before Healy’s time as President of Georgetown College. This correspondence includes an 1853 letter from Healy to Fenwick in which Healy alludes to his attempts to pass as white at Holy Cross College; Healy was in fact mixed race, the son of a...
Dates: 1818 - 1856

7.4 John McElroy, S.J., 1813 - 1877

Scope and Contents This subseries contains selected personal papers of John McElroy, S.J., primarily correspondence, diaries, journals, and notes. In his journals, among many other topics, he makes note of Black congregants (both free and enslaved), discusses his work related to Boston College, and records observations of his time as a chaplain in Mexico during the Mexican-American War. In his correspondence, there are letters from several prominent individuals, including Zachary Taylor, Dolley Madison, and...
Dates: 1813 - 1877

8.4 Carroll Family, 1714 - 1721

Scope and Contents This subseries consists of a financial records book of James Carroll, a wealthy Catholic planter, merchant, and slave owner in Maryland. Known as the “James Carroll Daybook” - though not technically a daybook, as it is not arranged strictly chronologically - this folio-sized volume of nearly 300 pages is a record of the commercial accounts maintained by the innovative planter-merchant James Carroll, including financial transactions related to enslaved individuals. James Carroll...
Dates: 1714 - 1721

8.5 Fenwick Family, 1714 - 1865

Scope and Contents This subseries contains papers related to the Fenwick family, prominent Catholic landholders and slave holders in St. Mary’s County, Charles County, and Georgetown. The Fenwicks were among the first Catholic settlers in Maryland. The materials reflect the Fenwick family’s financial activity from the early eighteenth century through the mid-1800s; there are also financial records pertaining to Georgetown College. Several Fenwicks entered the Society of Jesus; Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J....
Dates: 1714 - 1865

8.7 Neale Family, 1762 - 1800

Scope and Contents This subseries contains an account book of the Neale family, one of the earliest Catholic families to settle in Maryland. In addition to their land ownership, they also owned enslaved people. Several Neales joined the Society of Jesus, with Francis Neale, S.J. and Leonard Neale, S.J. serving as acting president or president of Georgetown College.**Please note: the finding aid contains Scope and Contents notes for each folder. This folder-level description has been imported from...
Dates: 1762 - 1800

8.8 Sewall Family, 1762 - 1800

Scope and Contents This subseries contains papers related to the estate of Nicholas Lewis Sewall, including account books, deeds to the family estate Mattapony, and the deed of sale for enslaved individuals. Nicholas Sewall was the father of two Jesuits (Charles, 1744-1806, who returned to Maryland after his education in Europe, and Nicholas, 1745-1834, who remained in England during and after the Suppression.**Please note: the finding aid contains Scope and Contents notes for each folder. This...
Dates: 1762 - 1800

4.10 St. Inigoes and Ridge (St. Mary's County, Md.), 1767 - 1985

Scope and Contents The records in this subseries include announcement books; Annuae Litterae and Historia Domus; diaries; a book of memorials, a census of families, and a scrapbook; correspondence; manuscript histories (including archeological surveys); legal documents; newsclippings; photographs (including glass-plate negatives compiled by Horace McKenna, S.J. around 1933; published materials; financial records; sacramental records; and spiritual writings. Please note that a fire at the St. Inigoes Manor...
Dates: 1767 - 1985

Archives of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus

Identifier: GTM-000119
Scope and Contents **The Archives of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus is currently being digitized, and has recently been reorganized. This finding aid represents the collection's new organization, and replaces the former finding aid (GTM119). If you need assistance locating materials using older citations, please contact staff at the Booth Family Center for...
Dates: 1630-1985

Matthews Family Papers

Identifier: GTM-730917
Content Description Correspondence, documents, manuscripts, diaries and clippings concerning the Matthews family of Missouri. Early material includes leaves from a diary, describing frontier life in Missouri from 1818-1833, a land grant signed by John Quincy Adams in 1827, and bills of sale from 1855 for two enslaved people. Later material includes correspondence and manuscripts from Florence Calvert Thorne, Director of Research for the American Federation of Labor, and research material of Ralph A. Anderson...
Dates: 1812 - 1976