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This collection has the papers of both Sulpician and non-Sulpician individuals, including the noted biblical scholars Rev. Joseph Bruneau, P.S.S., and Rev. John B. Hogan, P.S.S., and the highly esteemed Confederate poet, Rev. John Banister Tabb (1845-1909), a priest of the Diocese of Richmond who was on the faculty of the Sulpician minor seminary, St. Charles’ College and High School (1848-1969).

Rev. Léo M. Besnard Rev. Pierre Fredet Rev. Jean-Baptiste Paquiet
Rev. Arsenius Boyer Rev. Demetrius Gallitzin Rev. Charles B. Rex
Rev. Joseph Bruneau Card. James Gibbons Rev. Louis Rincé
Bp. Simon Bruté de Rémur Rev. John B. Gildea Rev. Charles B. Schrantz
Rev. Pierre Chapon Rev. Joseph Harent Rev. Peter S. Schreiber
Abp. Michael J. Curley Rev. Mathieu Hérard Rev. John C. Selner
Rev. Edward Damphoux Rev. John F. Hickey Rev. John Banister Tabb
Abp. Louis DuBourg Rev. John B. Hogan Rev. François Vespre
Abp. Samuel Eccleston Rev. James H. N. Joubert Rev. Eugene Walsh
Rev. Alexis J. Elder Rev. Edward Knight Rev. Michael F. Wheeler
Rev. Etienne-Michel Faillon Msgr. Leo P. Manzetti  Individuals – General
Rev. Joseph A. Frederick Abp. Ambrose Maréchal

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besnardRev. Léo M. Besnard, P.S.S. (1859-1925). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1900-1925 and undated.
Professor of science and director of music at St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, c. 1890-1925. This collection contains meditations and spiritual writings, photographs, personal and official papers.

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boyerRev. Arsenius Boyer, P.S.S. Size: 1 records storage box; date span: c. 1880-1939 and undated.
Professor of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, 1881-1929; historian of the U.S. Sulpician community. This collection contains Fr. Boyer’s historical research notes.

 

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bruneauRev. Joseph Bruneau, P.S.S. (1866-1933). Size: 2 records storage boxes; date span: 1894-1933.
Professor of Scripture and Dogma, Superior of Philosophy at St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, 1894-1895, 1909-1933; St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, 1896-1906; and St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, 1906-1909; author of numerous works on Scripture and the priesthood. This collection contains personal and official correspondence, class notes, writings, biographical information, published works, and photographs.

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brute_etchBp. Simon-Gabriel Bruté de Rémur (1779-1839). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1810-1839.
Professor of Philosophy, St. Mary’s College, 1810-1812; President, St. Mary’s College, 1815-1818; Professor, Mt. St. Mary’s College and Seminary, 1812-1815, 1818-1834; Member, Society of St. Sulpice, 1808-1824; first Bishop of Vincennes (Indianapolis), 1834-1839. This collection contains Bruté’s correspondence with members of the Baltimore Sulpician community and his writings as an apologist. See also photocopies of correspondence on deposit in the Sulpician Archives, Paris, correspondence in the Rev. John B. Gildea, Rev. John F. Hickey, P.S.S., and Abp. Ambrose Maréchal, P.S.S., Papers, as well as records in the St. Mary’s College collection.

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chaponRev. Pierre Chapon, P.S.S. (1837-1915). Size: .5 document case; date span: c. 1866-1915.
Professor of Dogma, Philosophy, and Moral Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, c. 1865-1886, 1911-1915 and St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, 1886-1911. This collection contains meditations and spiritual writings and correspondence from former students.

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curley_bwAbp. Michael J. Curley (1879-1947). Size: 2 documents cases and 4 scrapbooks; date span: c. 1903-1934.
Bishop of St. Augustine, 1914-1921; Archbishop of Baltimore, 1921-1947. This collection is comprised of talks and sermons Abp. Curley delivered, c. 1903-1923, together with four scrapbooks that chronicle his career over the period 1914-1934.

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damphouxRev. (Jean Baptiste Louis) Edward Damphoux (1788-1860). Size: 1 records storage box; date span: c. 1812-1860.
Faculty, St. Mary’s College, 1813-1818; President, St. Mary’s College, 1818-1822, 1823-1829; Member, Society of St. Sulpice, c. 1812-1829; Secretary to Abp. James Whitfield and Abp. Samuel Eccleston, P.S.S.; Pastoral Assignments in Baltimore City: Cathedral of the Assumption, 1833-1839; St. Peter the Apostle Church, 1833-1839, St. Joseph Church, 1840-1848, and the Baltimore Carmel Chapel, 1854-1858. This collection contains Damphoux’s autobiography, as well as class notes, personal and official papers, including spiritual writings, financial matters, and correspondence, and the devotional manual he published in 1833. See also photocopies of correspondence on deposit in the Sulpician Archives, Paris.

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dubourg_clrAbp. Louis W. V. DuBourg (1766-1833). Size: 4 records storage boxes and 2 letterbooks; date span: 1799-1812.
Member, U.S. Sulpician Community, 1795-c. 1817; President, Georgetown University, 1796-1799; President and founder, St. Mary’s College, 1799-1810, 1811-1812; Bishop of New Orleans, 1812-1826; Bishop of Montauban, 1826-1833; Archbishop of Besançon, 1833. This collection contains official and personal correspondence and administrative papers relating to Abp. DuBourg’s years as president of St. Mary’s College and as a member of the U.S. Sulpician community. Also contains biographical and historical material, including files relating to Dr. Annabelle Melville’s research for her biography of Abp. DuBourg. See also Sulpician letterbooks 2 and 4 for official copies of outgoing correspondence, as well as photocopies of correspondence on deposit in the Sulpician Archives, Paris.

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eccleston_port_sm_arch_baltAbp. Samuel Eccleston, P.S.S. (1801-1851). Size: 1 document case; date span: 1820-1851.
Alumnus, St. Mary’s College and St. Mary’s Seminary; Priest, Archdiocese of Baltimore (ordained 1825); Professor, St. Mary’s College, 1827-1829; President, St. Mary’s College, 1829-1834; Archbishop of Baltimore, 1834-1851. This collection contains official and personal correspondence and administrative papers of Abp. Eccleston, including records regarding his estate. See also photocopies of correspondence on deposit in the Sulpician Archives, Paris.

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Rev. Alexis J. Elder, P.S.S. (1791-1871). Size: 2 records storage boxes; date span: c. 1820-1871 and undated.
Professor of Accounting, St. Mary’s College, c. 1820-1852; Pastor, St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel, 1852-1871. This collection contains class notes, spiritual writings, official and personal papers, including correspondence and administrative matters.

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Rev. Etienne-Michel Faillon, P.S.S. Size: .5 document case; date span: 1861.
French Sulpician who made an official visitation and wrote a history of the U.S. Sulpician community, c. 1860-1861. This collection contains a copy of Fr. Faillon’s unpublished work, “Histoire du Seminaire de Baltimore” (History of the Baltimore Seminary).

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frederickRev. J. Alphonse Frederick (1848-1936). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1804-1936 and undated.
Alumnus, St. Charles’ College and High School and St. Mary’s Seminary; Priest, Archdiocese of Baltimore (ordained 1874); amateur historian. This collection contains official and personal papers, and research notes regarding the history of the Archdiocese. The Maryland State Archives also has a collection of Rev. Frederick’s research notes that was donated by Rev. John J. Tierney in 1978. Click on this link to see an online description.

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Rev. Pierre Fredet, P.S.S. (1801-1856). Size: 2 records storage boxes; date span: c. 1829-1856.
Professor of Theology, Scripture, and Church History, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, 1831-1855; Professor of French, Ancient and Modern History, St. Mary’s College, c. 1831-1852; author of works on Ancient and Modern History, Scripture, and Theology. This collection contains personal and official papers, including class notes, spiritual writings, and sermons. Published works are on deposit in the archives’ library.

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gallitzin_webRev. Demetrius Gallitzin (1770-1840). Size: 1 slim document case; date span: c. 1794-1997.
Alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore; Member, Society of St. Sulpice, 1795-c. 1815. The “Apostle of the Alleghenies” was born of a Russian prince and a German countess. He was sent to the United States in 1792 for his “grand tour” and traveled under the assumed name of Augustine Smith. Impressed with the needs of the Church in America and responding to a call to the priesthood, he entered St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. In March 1795 he was was admitted into the Society of St. Sulpice and ordained by Archbishop John Carroll, becoming the first priest to receive all minor and major orders in the United States. He was assigned to serve the Catholics on the Maryland-Pennsylvania border and later founded the Catholic colony of Loretto in northern Pennsylvania. His cause for canonization was introduced by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in 2005. This collection is comprised principally of published works regarding the life and work of Rev. Gallitzin.

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gibbonsCard. Abp. James Gibbons Papers (1834-1921). Size 1 slim document case; date span: c. 1878-1921.
Alumnus of St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore; Archbishop of Baltimore, 1877-1921. Card. Gibbons remained close to the Baltimore Sulpician community over his entire career. Correspondence and related material can be found in the papers of the Sulpician Provincials. This collection contains a series of sermons, talks, and writings, together with some correspondence and articles regarding his career.

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gildeaRev. John B. Gildea (1804-1845). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1829-1845.
Alumnus, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore; Priest, Archdiocese of Baltimore (ordained 1829); Pastoral assignments at St. Joseph, Martinsburg, and St. Peter, Harpers Ferry, WV, 1829-1834, St. James the Less, Baltimore, 1834-1841, and St. Vincent de Paul, Baltimore, 1841-1845. This collection contains personal and official papers, including records concerning his estate and pastoral labors in West Virginia, as well as correspondence, including a series of letters from the future bishop of Vincennes, Simon Bruté de Remur.

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Rev. Joseph Harent, P.S.S. (1755-1818). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1806-1818.
A French émigré and a close friend of the Baltimore Sulpicians, Harent allowed his farm in Adams County, PA, to be used for the site of the first minor seminary established in this country, Our Lady of Pigeon Hill (1806-1808). He later entered St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, to study for the priesthood and was ordained in 1812 for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He served as treasurer and on the faculty of St. Mary’s College for the years 1813-1818. He died in Martinique while on business for the Sulpicians. This collection contains official and personal papers, including correspondence with members of the Baltimore Sulpician community.

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Rev. Mathieu Hérard, C.S.Sp. (d. c. 1840). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1801-1840.
A French priest who served in French Guiana with Rev. Charles Duhamel (c. 1759-1818) and Rev. John F. Moranvillé (1760-1824), all members of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost who were forced to flee the islands during the French Revolution. They came to the United States, where they became acquainted with the Baltimore Sulpician community. Hérard returned to the Caribbean in 1805 when he was appointed Vice Prefect for the Danish Islands by Abp. John Carroll. He served in this position for the years c. 1805-1819, when it is believed he returned to France. This collection contains Fr. Hérard’s personal and official correspondence, including letters to the Baltimore Sulpician community. See also Rev. Louis R. Deluol, P.S.S., papers for extensive correspondence between Hérard and Deluol, as well as files held for Frs. Duhamel and Moranvillé in the Individuals-General collection.

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Rev. John F. Hickey, P.S.S. (1789-1869). Size: 2 document cases; date span: c. 1812-1869.
Born in Washington, D.C.; Alumnus, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore; Priest, Archdiocese of Baltimore (ordained 1814). Held administrative and faculty positions at St. Mary’s College and Mt. St. Mary’s College and Seminary, 1810-1825; Pastor, St. Joseph Church, Emmitsburg, 1825-1841; Superior, Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s, 1829-1841. After serving in Emmitsburg for nearly thirty years, he returned to Baltimore in 1841 and was engaged in pastoral ministry until his death, with assignments to the Cathedral of the Assumption, St. Vincent de Paul Church, St. Peter the Apostle Church, and St. Agnes Hospital. This collection is made up principally of official and personal correspondence, including letters with members of the Sulpician community, Sisters of Charity, Carmelite Nuns, and family, as well students, fellow clergy, and acquaintances. See also photocopies of correspondence on deposit in the Sulpician Archives, Paris.

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hoganRev. John B. Hogan, P.S.S. (1829-1901). Size: 6 records storage boxes; date span: c. 1875-1901.
Professor of Patristics, Scripture, Liturgy, Preaching, and Church History; Superior, St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, 1884-1889, 1894-1901; Professor, Divinity College, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1889-1894. This collection contains class notes, spiritual and academic writings, copies of scholarly articles, and official and personal correspondence.

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joubertRev. James Hector Nicholas Joubert [de la Muraille], P.S.S. (1777-1843). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1813-1992.
Alumnus, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore; Priest, Archdiocese of Baltimore (ordained 1810); Prefect, Professor, and Vice President, St. Mary’s College, 1810-1843; Co-founder, Oblate Sisters of Providence. This collection contains personal and official papers, principally concerning Fr. Joubert’s work with the refugees of the French colony of St. Domingue (Haiti) in Baltimore and his relationship with the Oblate Sisters of Providence, biographical and historical material. See also photocopies of correspondence on deposit in the Sulpician Archives, Paris, as well as the material collected on the Oblate Sisters of Providence in the History series.

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Rev. Edward Knight (1806-1862). Size: 1 records storage box; date span: c. 1824-1826.
Professor of Greek, Latin, Botany, and Mathematics, St. Mary’s College, 1825-1851; Vice President, St. Mary’s College; Member, Society of St. Sulpice, 1833-1850; Pastor, St. Peter Church, Washington, D.C., 1853-1861. This collection contains class notes and spiritual writings.

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manzettiMsgr. Leo P. Manzetti (1867-1942). Size: 1 folio; date span: c. 1930.
Director of Liturgical Music, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, 1910-1930. Renowned authority on Gregorian and Polyphonic music; principal founder of the Society of St. Gregory of America. The folio contains Gregorian accompaniments arranged by Msgr. Manzetti and copied by Rev. John C. Selner, P.S.S., who studied under Msgr. Manzetti and succeeded him as Director of Liturgical Music at St. Mary’s. [Note: The original manuscripts prepared by Msgr. Manzetti were destroyed in an accident prior to his death in 1942.] See also John C. Selner, P.S.S., papers for additional examples of Msgr. Manzetti’s work.

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marechal_etchAbp. Ambrose Maréchal, P.S.S. (1768-1828). Size: 1 records storage box and 2 document cases; date span: c. 1792-1803 and undated.
Superior, Bohemia Mission; Professor, St. Mary’s Seminary and Georgetown University, 1792-1803; recalled to France in 1803-1811; Professor, St. Mary’s Seminary and St. Mary’s College, 1811-1817; Archbishop of Baltimore, 1817-1828. This collection contains official and personal correspondence, class notes, spiritual retreat notes, and a mathematical manuscript written by Maréchal. See also photocopies of correspondence on deposit in the Sulpician Archives, Paris.

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Rev. Jean-Baptiste Paquiet. Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1812-1815.
Professor of Natural Philosophy, Eloquence, and Physics, St. Mary’s College, 1802-1812; President, St. Mary’s College, 1812-1815. He returned to Europe in 1817. This collection contains official and personal correspondence.

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rexRev. Charles B. Rex, P.S.S. (1856-1897). Size: 1 records storage box; 1 document case; date span: c. 1888-1895.
Treasurer, Professor of Dogma, and Superior, St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, 1884-1894; Rector, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York, 1894-1896; Professor, St. Charles’ College and High School, 1883, 1895. This collection contains personal and official correspondence and class notes.

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rinceRev. Louis Rincé, P.S.S. (1836-1869). Size: 1 records storage box; date span: c. 1862-1869 and undated.
Professor, St. Charles’ College and High School, c. 1862-1869. This collection contains meditations, sermons, and lecture notes.

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schrantzRev. Charles B. Schrantz, P.S.S. (1845-1934). Size: 2 records storage boxes; date span: c. 1869-1980.
Professor, Prefect, Superior, St. Charles’ College and High School, 1871-1905, 1911-1925; Treasurer, Divinity College, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1906-1911. This collection contains personal diaries for the years 1881-1883, official correspondence, and research notes regarding the work of Rev. John Banister Tabb.

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Rev. Peter S. Schreiber (c. 1802-1845). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1831-1845.
Alumnus, St. Mary’s Seminary; Priest, Archdiocese of Baltimore (ordained 1827) with assignments to the Cathedral of the Assumption and St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore. This collection contains class notes and texts, spiritual writings, and his last will and testament.

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selnerRev. John C. Selner, P.S.S. (1904-1992). Size: 2 document cases, 1 flat storage case; 10 photograph albums; date span: c. 1933-1992.
Professor of Homiletics and Moral Theology, Director of Liturgical Music, St. Mary’s Seminary, 1931-1958; Vice-Rector, Musician, and Spiritual Director, Theological College, 1958-1969; Associate Professor of Homiletics, Speech, and Ecclesiastical Latin, The Catholic University of America, 1958-1969; Music Director, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 1958-1969. Fr. Selner was an accomplished organist and a nationally recognized composer and choirmaster. He was an active member of the St. Gregory Society of America, serving as the organization’s president for a number of years. He composed and published hymns and musical studies for the Gregorian Institute of America and the Catholic Choirmasters’ Course, and taught workshops for organists and choirmasters around the country. His works include Chant at the Altar, Breviary and Missal Prayers, and the Seminary Hymnal. This collection contains published and unpublished works of Fr. Selner, as well as those of his mentor, Msgr. Leo P. Manzetti.

The manuscripts in this collection are a gift of Msgr. William E. Biebel of Erie, PA. The photograph albums were donated by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Nazareth, MI.

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tabbRev. John Banister Tabb (1845-1909). Size: 6 records storage boxes; date span: c. 1865-1932.
Alumnus, St. Charles’ College and High School and St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore; Priest, Diocese of Richmond (ordained 1884); Professor of English Grammar, St. Charles College, c. 1882-1909; noted poet and author. This collection contains official and personal correspondence, poems, books, verses, other works, autograph collection, and research notes regarding Fr. Tabb’s writings.

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Rev. François Vespre, S.J. (1783-c.1864). Size: 1 document case; date span: c. 1818 and undated.
Alumnus, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore; Faculty, St. Mary’s College, 1818-1819; Member, Society of Jesus (Maryland Province) with assignments in Maryland and Pennsylvania. This collection contains class notes, spiritual writings, and two letters. See also correspondence in the John F. Hickey, P.S.S., papers.

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arc_walshRev. Eugene A. Walsh, P.S.S. (1911-1989). Size 1 document case; date span: c. 1911-1989.
Professor of Philosophy, Education, Music, Public Speaking, Choir Director, and Spiritual Director, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, 1942-1945, 1949-1968; Rector, 1968-1971, Faculty Advisor, 1971-1978, Theological College of The Catholic University of America. After retiring from active seminary work, Fr. Walsh devoted himself to presenting workshops on worship and soon became one of the country’s most popular leaders of parish renewal weekends, seminars for priests, and workshops for parish ministers. A dynamic educator and a gifted musician, he greatly influenced liturgical practices of the English-speaking world in the post-Conciliar period. His publications include: Guidelines for Effective Worship (1974); Talking with Adults: Practical Suggestions for Preaching, Teaching, and Evangelizing (1980); and The Life Giving Parish: Vision and Practice (1988). This collection contains a selection of his published and unpublished works, including Practical Suggestions for Celebrating Sunday Mass (1978), Catholic Adult Discussions (1989), the serialized version of Talking with Adults, and his dissertation, “The Priesthood in the Writings of the French School: Berulle, De Condren, and Olier,” 1949), the script for The Story of Christmas (1954), 3 b/w portraits, and biographical information. See Rev. Timothy Leonard’s Geno: A Biography of Eugene Walsh, S.S. (1988), to learn more about his life.

This collection is a gift of Mr. Michael Power of Rutherford, NJ.

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Rev. Michael F. Wheeler, P.S.S. (1796-1832). Size: 1 records storage box; date span: undated [c. 1824-1832].
Professor of Mathematics and Physics, St. Mary’s College, 1818-1823, 1828-1832; President, St. Mary’s College, 1827-1828; Chaplain, Georgetown Visitation Convent. This collection contains class notes, sermons, last will and testament, and biographical material. See also photocopies of correspondence on deposit in the Sulpician Archives, Paris, and the John F. Hickey, P.S.S., papers.

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Individuals – General. Size: 1 records storage box and 2 document cases; date span: c. 1767-1992 and undated.
This collection contains files created for deceased Sulpicians and individuals associated with the Sulpicians. Material included in these files includes biographical and historical information, correspondence, and personal papers. These files have been placed in a general individuals collection, because none of the files created for these individuals constitutes enough material to create a separate collection. Included in this collection are files for: Charles Avisse Family, a French émigré family that became acquainted with Baltimore Sulpician community, records span c. 1798-1835; Rev. Pierre Babad, P.S.S. (1763-1846), served with Baltimore Sulpician community, 1799-1820, when he returned to France, also served as spiritual adviser to Mother Seton, records span, c. 1802-1821; Rev. Stephen T. Badin (1768-1853), a French émigré who was the first priest ordained in the U.S., served on the missions in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois, and Ohio, 1793-1853, records span, c. 1793-1953; Louis Robert Barbey, a French émigré from the island of Martinique, records span, c. 1782-1821; Bp. John Baptist David, P.S.S. (1761-1841), a French émigré who served on the missions in Maryland and Kentucky, taught at Catholic institutions in Baltimore, Emmitsburg, Georgetown, and Bardstown, and served as superior to the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s, 1809-1811; appointed coadjutor Bishop of Bardstown in 1817, records span, c. 1811-1841 and undated; Rev. Charles Duhamel, C.S.Sp. (d. 1818), French Holy Ghost Father who fled to the U.S. from French Guiana with Rev. Mathieu Hérard and Rev. John F. Moranvillé, where he became close to the Baltimore community of Sulpicians and later served in Emmitsburg, MD, records span, c. 1811-1813; Bp. Benedict J. Flaget, P.S.S. (1763-1850), came to the U.S. in 1792 and served on the missions in Indiana for two years, when he was recalled to teach at Georgetown; in 1798 he went with Rev. Louis DuBourg to open a school in Havana, Cuba; he returned in 1801 and taught at St. Mary’s College until he was appointed the first bishop of the Diocese of Bardstown in 1808, records span, c. 1812-1992 and undated; Mr. Maximilian Godefroy (1765-c. 1847), engineer and architect who served on the faculty of St. Mary’s College, 1805-1818, and designed St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel and Baltimore’s Battle Monument, records span, c. 1941-1975; Rev. Nicholas F. Kerney, P.S.S. (1787-1841), an Irish émigré who attended St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, where he also served on the faculty of St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s Seminary, and Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary and College before being assigned to serve in Norfolk, VA, in 1818; he returned to Baltimore in 1821 and was assigned to St. Patrick’s, Fells Point, Baltimore, where he served until his death in 1841, records span, c. 1839-1842; Mr. B. Henry Latrobe (1764-1820), English-born architect of the U.S. Capitol and Baltimore’s Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose sons attended St. Mary’s College, records span, c. 1804-1982; Mr. Michel Victor Le Roy (d. 1842), St. Dominguan refugee; employed as a tutor in Baltimore; returned to France in 1830, records span, c. 1818-1873; Rev. Narcisse Martin, P.S.S. (1845-1923), author of De Sanctissimo Eucharistiae Sacramento (1882), taught philosophy and theology at the Sulpician seminaries in Rodez and Autun, France, Montreal, Canada, and Baltimore, Maryland, before accepting a pastoral assignment in 1894 at St. Peter Church, Waldorf, Maryland, where he labored until his death in 1923, records span, c. 1882. William and Margaret Meredith Family, Maryland lineage of English and Acadian descent dates back to the colonial period; children attended St. Mary’s College, records span, c. 1768-1864; Rev. John F. Moranvillé, C.S.Sp. (1760-1824), French Holy Ghost Father who fled to the U.S. from French Guiana with Rev. Mathieu Hérard and Rev. Charles Duhamel, where he became close to the Baltimore community of Sulpicians and served as pastor at St. Patrick’s Church in Fells Point, Baltimore, 1804-1823, before returning to France, records span, c. 1804-1842; Rev. Gabriel Richard, P.S.S. (1767-1832), served on the missions in Illinois and Michigan territory; elected to represent Michigan territory in U.S. Congress; recognized founder of the University of Michigan, records span, c. 1825-1988; and Bp. Augustin Vérot (1805-1876), Sulpician who served with the Baltimore community, 1830-1857, before being appointed Vicar Apostolic of Florida, records span, c. 1835-1988.

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