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JOHN BRILEY WALSH PAPERS

Born 05/31/1902, John Briley Walsh attended Georgetown College from 1921 until 1925, earning the degree of A.B. The 1925 Georgetown University yearbook, "Ye Domesday Booke", notes that he participated in the Mask and Bauble Club, the Glee Club, and the Philodemic Society. Joining the Society of Jesus, 02/01/1928, he became a seminarian at Woodstock College. However, he chose not to complete his noviceship and left the Society, 08/20/1931 (see letter of dismissal in Alumni Files).

The John Briley Walsh Papers date almost entirely from his student days at Georgetown and Woodstock College. They primarily consist of class material in the form of loose notes and notebooks, very few of which are dated (folders 3-44). In addition to documenting his academic training, the papers also contain items relating to his spiritual formation at Woodstock (folders 45-52). Also present, a fragment of correspondence from Bernard M. Lochboehler, a Jesuit writing from the Philippines (folders 1-2), photographs of his classmates and surroundings at Woodstock College (folder 53), and printed items such as holy cards, memorial cards and pamphlets (folders 54-57).

The papers reveal little of Walsh's personal life, although portions reflect a deep interest in the Catholic Church.

BULK DATES: 1921 - 1931
SPAN DATES: 1917 - 1949

EXTENT: 1 Box

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Bernard M. Lochboehler, S.J., Correspondence


SERIES DESCRIPTION: This series contains letter (12/01/1932) and christmas card (11/18/1933) from Bernard M. Lochboehler, S.J., in Manila, to Walsh.

SERIES: 2. Class Material


SERIES DESCRIPTION: This series contains items, largely undated, used by Walsh in the course of his studies at Georgetown College and/or at Woodstock College. Included are notebooks, loose notes (both typed and handwritten) and textbooks. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject.

SERIES: 3. Spiritual Formation Material


SERIES DESCRIPTION: This series contains items, largely undated, relating to Walsh's spiritual training at Woodstock College. Included are typed copies of the Ratio Studiorum (1599), Common Rules, Rules of Modesty, and Rules of the Summary.

SERIES: 4. Photographs


SERIES DESCRIPTION: This series contains photographs apparently dating from Walsh's days at Woodstock College. Subjects include classmates, building exteriors, and grounds. Most of the persons portrayed are either unidentified or only partially identified.

SERIES: 5. Printed Material


SERIES DESCRIPTION: This series contains printed items not falling within any other series. Included are holy cards, memorial cards, and pamphlets. All of the items reflect Walsh's interest in the Catholic Church

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