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REV. JAMES CLARK, SJ PAPERS

Clark, born in Pennsylvania in 1809, was not a Catholic; he graduatedfrom West Point in 1829, and served one year in the Army. He became aseminarian, entering the Society in 1844. Subsequently he taught andadministered at Georgetown, then was president of Holy Cross, Worcester,MA, and Gonzaga, in Washington. Known as an administrator, he maintained aninterest in the Army until old age and kept close contact with his family.He died in 1885.

The Papers hold material on his years at West Point and in the Army,several folders of familial and Jesuit correspondence, but mathematical MSSand sermons comprise more than half the collection.

BULK DATES: 1844 - 1885
SPAN DATES: 1825 - 1885

EXTENT: 1 box

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Clark, Rev. James, SJ: West Point & military caree


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Appointment letter, orders, diploma, printed material, and financialdata pertaining to service, 1830, at Fort St. Philip, LA.

SERIES: 2. Clark, Rev. James, SJ: Papers relating to Church


SERIES DESCRIPTION: Slight material on years in pre-Jesuit years in seminary, some foldersof correspondence, largely letters received, and a substantial number of MSsermons.

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