Rev. Augustus J. Thebaud, SJ (with accent aigu) was born in Brittany in1807, entered the Society in Rome, and came to the U.S . in about 1838.While he had the usual variety of jobs, he spent most of his life at Fordham, serving as president for about nine years between 1846 and 1860.He wrote several books which are little known today; the vast bulk of this collection is the complete MS (ca 600 lvs) of his last, postumously-published book, "Three-quarters of a Century (1807-1882): A Retrospect,"published by the United States Catholic Historical Society, 1904-1913,approximately twenty years after Thebaud's death in New York in 1885. In addition, there is a short MS, mostly in French, on aspects of the history of France, and clipping of a published letter to the editor from the New York "Tribune," ca. 1848-1852, which is a defense of the Jesuits.
ACCESSION DATA: These papers were transferred from the "House Archives" of the Jesuitcommunity at Georgetown to the Special Collections department of theGeorgetown University Library by Fr. R.E. Curran, SJ.
BULK DATES: 1880 - 1885
SPAN DATES: 1848 - 1885
EXTENT: 1 box