Cardella (1846-1901) was an Italian sent from the Province of Rome toNew York in 1882 who spent much of his life and activity with the Spanishcommunity in New York City. He attempted to build a Spanish Church forthem, went to Mexico to raise money for it, but did not get the taskaccomplished.
Upon Cardella's death in New York in 1901 his papers were wantonlydestroyed, only this small number remaining, which Father Barnum brought toGeorgetown. They cover a wide and curious variety of places and events--notall clear in their relationship to Cardella. Most are in Spanish (lettersto and from Central America as well as sermons for his New York community),a considerable number are in Italian, many are in English. A certain numberare in French. Some, as occurs with a variegated collection, have noidentifiable relevance to Cardella, his life, or his interests.
There are seven folders of correpondence, received and sent, with some undated drafts of letters; four folders of material for and about theSpanish community in NYC; and small amounts of teaching material, legaldocuments and opinions, and inscription drafts.
BULK DATES: 1887 - 1901
SPAN DATES: 1872 - 1920
EXTENT: 1 box