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REV. PATRICK F. HEALY, SJ PAPERS

Rev. Patrick F. Healy (1834-1910), president of Georgetown for nine years in the 1870-1880s, has, along with his many siblings, attracted a great deal of attention because his mother was a slave, and partially black. Full-length biographies exist of him and one brother, and the others have been the subjects of numerous articles and mentions. Much, perhaps most, of the available material on Patrick Healy has been mined by Rev.Albert S. Foley, SJ, in his book, "Dream of an Outcaste" (Tuscaloosa, AL,1976). A photocopy of a typed manuscript, this book unfortunately contains no notes or even bibliography so the scope of the research cannot be readily evaluated.

BULK DATES: 1877 - 1906
SPAN DATES: 1841 - 1983

EXTENT: 2 boxes

SERIES


SERIES: 1. Diaries Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: There are five diaries of Rev. Patrick F. Healy, S.J. in the collection,spread out over the years 1877 until 1906 with some gaps.

SERIES: 2. Correspondence & Manuscripts Series


SERIES DESCRIPTION: The balance of the Healy Papers after the diaries are a limited quantity ofcorrespondence, both sent and received, a number of documentspertaining to both Patrick Healy and his brother James, includingindulgences from Spain, a folder of photographs of Patrick Healy and someof his brothers, a folder of 20th c. clippings about the Healy boys andtheir sisters and parents, and three folders of academicnotebooks that Patrick F. Healy kept during the 1850s and 1860s, andperhaps into the 1870s.

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