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Jesuits -- Maryland Province -- Priests

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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

7.1 Individual Priests, 1790 - 1979

Scope and Contents This subseries contains selected, fragmentary papers of individual priests of the Maryland Province. Materials include journals, correspondence, homilies, spiritual exercises, retreat notes, examen, poetical writings, and spiritual writings that were used by members when they were students, or in preparation for teaching. Materials of particular interest include journals kept by Stephen Dubuisson, S.J., while stationed at Holy Trinity Church, Georgetown (1830-1833); a diary of Thomas Lilly,...
Dates: 1790 - 1979

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

7.3 Jose Lopez, S.J., 1816 - 1944

Scope and Contents This subseries contains selected papers of Jose Lopez, S.J. (also known, after moving to the United States, as the anglicanized Joseph Lopez). The materials primarily concern Don Agustin de Iturbide, the Emperor of Mexico from 1822 to 1823, for whom Lopez served as attorney and political advisor.Jose Lopez was born in Mexico in 1779. After studying canon law, he moved to Europe, where he represented Agustin de Iturbide; he then returned to Mexico during Iturbide’s fight for...
Dates: 1816 - 1944

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

7.5 J. William Michelman, S.J., 1965 - 2003

Scope and Contents This subseries contains newspaper articles, press releases, and other papers related to the decision by J. William Michelman, S.J., to allow peace protestors and supporters of the Catonsville Nine to stay at St. Ignatius Church in Baltimore, where he was Superior between 1966 and 1969. The papers include William Kunstler's statement during the trial of the Berrigan Brothers and Father Michelman's appearance in front of a grand jury in 1971; photographs kept by Michelman, including those of...
Dates: 1965 - 2003

7.6 Thomas O'Donnell, S.J., 1955 - 1995

Scope and Contents This subseries consists of selected personal papers of Thomas J. O’Donnell, S.J. Materials consist primarily of diaries, publications and publication drafts, and sermons. Because of the date of these materials, the subseries is restricted.Born in 1918, Thomas J. O’Donnell entered the Society of Jesus in 1938 and was ordained a priest in 1950. He became a professor of medical ethics at Georgetown University, and served as regent and dean of students at the medical and nursing...
Dates: 1955 - 1995

7.7 Scholastics in Rome, 1819 - 1836

Scope and Contents This subseries consists of the correspondence and travel journals of a group of Jesuit scholastics from the Maryland Province who studied in Rome between 1820 and 1829, where they were preparing for leadership positions within the Province. Included in this subseries are the journals of P.D. Leavey, S.J., Thomas Mulledy, S.J., and James Ryder, S.J., and correspondence with prominent Jesuit leaders.**Please note: the finding aid contains Scope and Contents notes for each folder....
Dates: 1819 - 1836