The Rev. A. J. Emerick, S.J. Collection

INTRODUCTION

Father Abraham J. Emerick, S.J., [1856 - 1931] served as a missionary in Jamaica and pastor of various missions in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The A. J. Emerick Collection consists of correspondence referring to his activities as a Jamaica missionary as well as pastor of the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, which was supported by the Blessed Sacrament Sisters for Indians and Colored People. Most of the correspondence in the collection (38 letters) is from Mother Mary Katharine Drexel, foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

Correspondence from various sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (especially Sisters Mary Francis Xavier, Mary John, and Mary Mercedes)

comprises the first five folders of the collection, since most of the sisters are known only by their first names. This correspondence briefly refers to Father Emerick's missionary work in Jamaica and his term as pastor of the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Philadelphia as well as some of the work of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in various missions. The following correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name. Mother Drexel's correspondence regards Father Emerick's work in Jamaica and at the Mission. Her letters provide a good idea of the type of work Emerick was doing as he established schools, catechized people, and attempted to establish churches. Mother Drexel supported some of this work financially, and it is this work which is most often discussed. Most of the letters refer to the establishment of the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, plans for a proposed financial agreement between the St. Ignatius Religious and Missionary Society of Pennsylvania and Mother Katharine regarding a church for the mission, and the eventual transfer of the mission to the Holy Ghost Fathers. Although very few of Father Emerick's letters to Mother Drexel are part of this collection, his correspondence to her and commentary on her correspondence is reproduced in the Woodstock Letters (Volumes 42 and 43). Other correspondence in the collection concerns the transfer of the Mission of Our Lady to the Holy Ghost Fathers.

Mother Katharine Drexel's letters are also important because they show us glimpses of her kindness, piety, and devotion to helping others. She was born on November 26, 1858, to Francis Anthony and Hannah (Langstroth) Drexel. Francis Drexel, a very successful banker and a noted philanthropist ,and his two brothers ran the house of Drexel & Co., founded by his father, and assisted in its phenomenal growth. Hannah Drexel died when Katharine was still an infant, and two years later, Francis Drexel married Emma Bouvier. Francis and Hannah Drexel had two daughters, Katharine and Elizabeth [later Mrs. Walter George Smith]. Francis also had a third daughter, Louise [later Mrs. Edward Morrell], with his second wife, Emma.

After the deaths of Francis and Emma Drexel in 1883 and 1885, respectively, Katharine and her sisters inherited a considerable fortune. During a visit to Pope Leo XIII, she asked him to recommend a religious order which worked with Indians and Blacks so that she could donate part of her fortune to their work. He challenged her to become a missionary herself, and she responded by beginning a novitiate with the Sisters of Mercy of Pittsburgh, Pa., and then forming the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People in 1891.

She used her huge fortune to assist missions and schools in Jamaica, Arizona, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, Illinois and other areas. Through her tireless efforts, she began more than forty-nine missions throughout the US. She also established Xavier University in New Orleans, La. During her last few years, as an invalid, she devoted herself to prayer until her death on March 3, 1955. During her lifetime, she had spent more than $12 million on assistance for Native and Black Americans. Her undying charity was recognized by the Catholic Church when she was recently canonized. Correspondence from Mother Drexel may also be found in Father LaFarge's Papers, which are also held at Georgetown University's Special Collections Division.

Father Abraham J. Emerick's life was also an example of untiring devotion and religious zeal. He was born on November 20, 1856, and began to study for the priesthood on November 7, 1876. He spent much of his early years as a priest as a missionary in Jamaica, where he helped build schools and churches. He applied to Mother Drexel for help in financing some of his projects, and thus their lifelong friendship began. She assisted him with many projects, including establising a hat factory where young girls could earn decent wages and avoid a life of suffering and sin. She also contacted him when she wished to start a Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Philadelphia for blacks to congregate and worship. He ran this mission from October 1907 until May, 1909, when Archbishop Ryan indicated that he wished the Holy Ghost Fathers to take over the mission and proposed church. Father Emerick, S.J., in selecting a site for the mission, had insisted that it be located on Broad Street, in the center of Philadelphia, rather than in some forgotten side street. He also began successful clubs for the members of his mission which allowed them autonomy in decisions as well as finances.

After leaving the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Father Emerick spent most of his time catechizing and building schools and churches in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He served as pastor at St. Ingoes', St. Michael's, St. George's, St. Francis Xavier's, and St. Peter Claver's from 1910 - 1923. He also helped Father John LaFarge, S.J., and Father James Brent Matthews, S.J., erect the Church of St. James in 1915, and start four schools in 1916 and 1917. He also built a second church at St. Peter Claver's in 1918. He died on February 4, 1931. Additional information can be found on Father A. J. Emerick , S.J., in the Woodstock Letters and in histories of St. Mary's County, Maryland. Throughout his life, his "zeal and self-sacrifice...[his] love and devotion" impressed all who knew him. [Mother M. Katharine Drexel, Letters dated 11/04/1905 and 12/ 02/06]

Extent: .5 linear feet
Provenance: Gift of Father A. J. Emerick, S.J., 1918
Date Span: 1890 - 1917
Processed by: Deborah Marrone
Date: September 27, 1988


Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence from Sister Mary Francis Xavier to AJE
Date span: 14 Dec 1906 - 27 Dec 1908
Description: 4 ALS from Sister Mary Francis Xavier to AJE refer to the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, MMKD, Sunday School teachers, and purchase of church property.


Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence from Sister Mary James to AJE
Date span: 17 Feb 1908 - 4 Aug 1909
Description: 2 ALS from Sister Mary James to AJE and 1 ALS to Sr. Mary James refer to Sister Mary John, Sister Anna Ryan, Elizabeth Hagen, Margaret Sullivan, and Mrs. Morrell and ask for help for some parishoners.


Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence from Sister Mary John to AJE
Date span: May 1906 - 16 Feb 1910
Description: 16 ALS and 1 NCS from Sister Mary John to AJE refer to MMKD, the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Ven. Mother Barat, the Archbishop, other sisters, parishoners who need help, postulants to the sisterhood, and a mission in Nashville.


Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence from Sister Mary Mercedes to AJE
Date span: 20 Jul 1905 - 14 Jun 1917
Description: 4 ALS and 1 TLS from Sister Mary Mercedes to AJE refer to MMKD, Sister Mary James, a new mission school in Nashville, Jamaica, need for workers, the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, a proposed church for the mission, and schools.


Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence from Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
Date span: 2 Mar 1908 - 27 Jan 1917
Description: 2 ALS from Sisters Mary Agatha and Mary M. Mamarcus of the Convent of the Blessed Sacrament refer to Sister Anna Ryan, Sister Mary John, St. Peter Claver's School, and Father John La Farge.


Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to "Bec"
Date span: 19 Aug 1888
Description: Xerox Copy of ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to her Cousin "Bec" [Mrs. Rebecca Mullan] refers to disagreement between John Mullan and Right Rev. Bishop Marty, A. J. Drexel, and vacation at Long Branch and the Catskills.
Includes the following items:
Xerox Copy of ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to Rebecca Mullan, her cousin from original in the Mullan Papers.
19 Aug 1888


Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 28 Aug 1904
Description: AL from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to the Father Provincial and donations for AJE's work in Jamaica.
Includes the following items:
AL from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (2 pp.)
28 Aug 1904


Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: Aug 1904
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE explains why previous AL was unsigned and refers to establishment of catechists' school in Jamaica.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
Aug 1904


Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 6 Dec 1904
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to MMKD's visit to Western missions, establishment of cathecists' school in Jamaica, and MMKD's requirement of agreements.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (3 pp.)
6 Dec 1904


Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 4 Jan 1905
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to prayers, the work of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and AJE's catechists' school in Jamaica.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (3 pp.)
4 Jan 1905


Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 21 Mar 1905
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to AJE's offers of prayers for a departed sister, and MMKD's financial support of AJE's work in Jamaica.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
21 Mar 1905


Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 19 Apr 1905
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to AJE's work in Jamaica, and MMKD's suggestions for work for the Jamaican women.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (2 pp.)
19 Apr 1905


Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 4 Nov 1905
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to AJE's work in Jamaica and MMKD's continued financial support.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
4 Nov 1905


Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 27 Dec 1905
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to retreats, AJE's work in Jamaica, and MMKD's financial support to assist AJE in " promoting virtue."
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
27 Dec 1905

Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 7 Aug 1906
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to AJE's stay in the United States, AJE's work in Jamaica, Sister Mercedes, "the industry among the girls in Jamaica," and the possibility of accepting a black woman into a white religious community.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (2 pp.)
8 Jul 1906


Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 2 Dec 1906
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to her plan to have him start a mission in Philadelphia.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (3 pp.)
2 Dec 1906


Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 4 Feb 1907
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to AJE's Father Provincial and plans for a mission in Phildelphia.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
4 Feb 1907


Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 22 Feb 1907
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to the Father Provinicial and a planned visit.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
22 Feb 1907


Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 18 Mar 1907
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to proposed mission in Philadelphia.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
18 Mar 1907


Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 18 Oct 1907
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to a Jamaican applicant for the sisterhood and MMKD's attorney and brother-in-law, Walter George Smith.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (2 pp.)
18 Oct 1907


Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 19 Oct 1907 - 1 Nov 1907
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to letters from Walter George Smith, MMKD's attorney, regarding purchase of property for the mission. Includes 2 TLS from Walter George Smith.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
19 Oct 1907


Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 26 Nov 1907
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to prayers, offerings, potential converts, Archbishop P.J. Ryan of Philadelphia, and purchase of church for the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (2 pp.)
26 Nov 1907


Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 25 Dec 1907
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to Masses offered by AJE for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
25 Dec 1907


Box 1 Folder 24
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 17 Jan 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to her financial support for the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and prospective applicants to the sisterhood.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
17 Jan 1908


Box 1 Folder 25
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: Apr 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to site for Church for Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, MMKD's attorney, Walter G. Smith, and proposed agreement with the Jesuits.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother Katharine M. Drexel to AJE.
Apr 1908


Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 13 Apr []
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to Father Emerick's converts and mission and thanks him for offering Easter Mass to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
13 Apr []


Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 14 Apr 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to AJE offering Easter Mass for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and the Repository at the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
14 Apr 1908


Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 26 Apr 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to Walter George Smith, her attorney, and proposed plans for buying property.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
26 Apr 1908


Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 13 May 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to buying property for church for Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
13 May 1908


Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 14 Jun []
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to offering of Mass for "two souls in great spiritual need." Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
14 Jun []


Box 1 Folder 31
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 1 Aug 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to the first publication of "The Catholic Board for Mission Work for Colored People " [sic].
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
1 Aug 1908


Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 6 Aug 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to retreat, prayers for ailing Sisters, Sister Anna Ryan, donation from Mrs. C. Morrell, and financial support for the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (2 pp.)
6 Aug 1908

Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 20 Aug 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to Archbishop P.J. Ryan and invitations to professions of two sisters.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
20 Aug 1908


Box 1 Folder 34
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 1 Sep 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to Miss Sullivan, Sister Anna Ryan, Mrs.C. Morrell, and request for financial assistance.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
1 Sep 1908


Box 1 Folder 35
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 25 Dec 1908
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE thanks AJE for Christmas gift of flowers and "the more beautiful poetic flowers of the mind in their pretty binding."
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
25 Dec 1908

Box 1 Folder 36
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 2 Feb 1909
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to the Very Rev. Father Provincial and proposed agreement for corporation to sign regarding Church for Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
2 Feb 1909

Box 1 Folder 37
Correspondence from Mother Katharine M. Drexel to AJE
Date span: Feb 1909
Description: Memorandum and copies of proposed agreements between Mother M. Katharine Drexel and The St. Ignatius Religious and Missionary Society of Pennsylvania regarding MMKD's financial support for a Church for the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
Typed Memorandum referring to Mother M. Katharine Drexel.
Feb 1909
2 Typed Copies of proposed agreement by MMKD.
Feb 1909
Typed Copy with Auto. Corr. by AJE of proposed agreement by the Father Provincial.
Feb 1909
Typed Copy of proposed agreement by the Father Provincial. Feb 1909
Box 1 Folder 38
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 20 Feb 1909 - 22 Mar 1909
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to proposed and rejected agreements between MMKD and "The St. Ignatius Religious and Missionary Society of Pennsylvania" for funding Church. Includes typed copy of L by Father Joseph Hanselman.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. (2 pp.)
22 Mar 1909


Box 1 Folder 39
Correspondence from Mother Katharine M. Drexel
Date span: 18 May 1909
Description: Handwritten Copy of ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to Rev. Father Provincial Joseph Hanselman refers to the decision of Archbishop Ryan to give the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to the Holy Ghost Fathers.
Includes the following items:
Handwritten Copy of ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to Father Hanselman.
18 May 1909


Box 1 Folder 40
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to Woods
Date span: 28 Nov 1913
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to Reverend M. Woods refers to his work in Newburn.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to Rev. M. Woods.
28 Nov 1913


Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 6 Mar 1914
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to students.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
6 Mar 1914


Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel
Date span: 9 Mar 1916
Description: ACS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to "Reverend and Dear Father" refers to AJE, his devoted zeal, donation for his school, and Sister M. James.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to "Reverend and Dear Father."
9 Mar 1916


Box 1 Folder 43
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 4 Sep 1917
Description: TLS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to donation for teachers' salaries at AJE's school.
Includes the following items:
TLS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
4 Sep 1917


Box 1 Folder 44
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel
Date span: 27 Oct 1932
Description: Xerox Copy of TLS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to Reverend Laurence J. Kelly, S.J., refers to missions and blessing of the Holy Father.
Includes the following items:
Xerox Copy of TLS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to Rev. Laurence J. Kelly from original in the Kelly Papers.
27 Oct 1932


Box 1 Folder 45
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: 8 Sep []
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to plan to rent a house for AJE and fix up a stable as the chapel so that the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament could move into the house AJE was then occupying.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE.
8 Sep []


Box 1 Folder 46
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: undated
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE refers to St. Peter Claver's School, AJE's Rev. Father Provincial, and decision to give Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to the Holy Ghost Fathers.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. ("I write this to let you know...")
undated


Box 1 Folder 47
Correspondence from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE
Date span: undated
Description: ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE apologizes for missing meeting with AJE and refers to Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament at Harrisburg.
Includes the following items:
ALS from Mother M. Katharine Drexel to AJE. ("This is to beg...your pardon...")
undated


Box 1 Folder 48
Correspondence to Mother M. Katharine Drexel
Date span: 18 Dec 1908
Description: TLS to Mother M. Katharine Drexel from her attorney and brother-in-law, Walter George Smith, refers to proposed agreement between the St. Ignatius Religious and Missionary Society of PA and MMKD regarding Church of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.


Box 1 Folder 49
Correspondence re: Mother M. Katharine Drexel
Date span: 30 Nov 1863
Description: Xerox Copy of ALS from Emma Bouvier Drexel, Mother M. Katharine Drexel's stepmother, to Rebecca Mullan refers to birth of Emma Drexel's baby. Original Letter is in the
Mullan Papers.
Box 1 Folder 50
Correspondence from Father A. J. Emerick
Date span: 8 Feb 1907 - 22 May 1909
Description: Drafts of ALs and 1 TL from Father A. J. Emerick to Mother M. Katharine Drexel and Rev. Father Provincial refer to rejected agreement between MMKD and the St. Ignatius Religious and Missionary Society regarding Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
Father Emerick's Record Book for the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
1909
Draft of AL from Father A. J. Emerick to the Rev. Father Provincial.
8 Feb 1907
Draft of AL from Father A. J. Emerick to Mother M. Katharine Drexel. (2 pp.)
27 Jan 1909
TL from Father A. J. Emerick to Rev. Father Provincial.
22 May 1909


Box 1 Folder 51
Father A. J. Emerick's Notes on Correspondence
Date span: 23 Jan 1918
Description: TL and Notes by Father A. J. Emerick on "Letters and Documents [in this collection] concern[ing] assistance given me [by] Rev. Mother Katharine Drexel for work in Jamaica...and the opening and the Jesuits giving up...Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament."
Includes the following items:
TL by Father A. J. Emerick.
23 Jan 1918


Box 1 Folder 52
Correspondence from Father Joseph F. Hanselman to AJE
Date span: 20 Nov 1907 - 6 Jun 1909
Description: 13 ALS from Father Joseph F. Hanselman, AJE's Father Provincial, to AJE and 1 ALS to MMKD refer to the proposed and rejected agreements between MMKD and the St. Ignatius Religious & Missionary Society regarding the Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Includes the following items:
Autograph Copy of proposed agreement by Rev. Father Provincial.
1909


Box 1 Folder 53
Correspondence from Anthony A. Hirst to AJE
Date span: 21 Oct 1908 - 23 Apr 1909
Description: 3 ALS and 1 TLS from Anthony A. Hirst, Attorney-at-Law, to AJE refer to the incorporation of the St. Ignatius Religious and Missionary Society of PA and taxes.


Box 1 Folder 54
Miscellaneous Correspondence to AJE re: Mission
Date span: 24 May 1909 - 17 Apr 1911
Description: Miscellaneous Correspondence to AJE regarding transfer of Church and Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to the Holy Ghost Fathers and statement issued by the Jesuit Fathers.


Box 1 Folder 55
Miscellaneous Correspondence to AJE
Date span: 24 Aug 1890 - 2 Jan 1908
Description: Miscellaneous Correspondence to AJE refers to AJE's gift of a cane to Rev. L. A. Lambert and meeting with Father P. Mulry. Includes Autograph Poem "Bless Me Father" by "J. M. W."[sic].
Includes the following items:
TN by Father A. J. Emerick explains ALS sent to him by Rev. Lambert.
undated


Box 1 Folder 56
Miscellaneous Correspondence - Letter Fragment
Date span: undated
Description: AL Frag., probably written by one of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, refers to Joe Porter, Indian settlements, schools, catechists, Irene Spence, and Miss Ryan.


Box 1 Folder 57
Clippings Regarding Church of the Blessed Sacrament
Date span: 1910
Description: Clippings refer to the dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.

Barat, Mother Reference 1: 3

Church of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Clippings 1: 57
- Reference 1: 1
- " " 1: 4
- " " 1: 22
- Site For 1: 25
- " " 1: 28
- " " 1: 29
- Proposed Contract 1: 36
- " " through - " " 1: 38
- Holy Ghost Fathers 1: 39
- " " 1: 46
- " " 1: 54
- Proposed Contract 1: 48
- " " 1: 50
- " " 1: 52
- Cf. also Mission of Our Lady...

Coyle, Father John [ACS]; to AJE 1: 54

Cronenberger, Father [ALS]; to AJE 1: 54

Drexel, Emma Bouvier [ALS]; to Rebecca Mullan 1: 49


Drexel, Mother M. Katharine [ALS Copy]; to Rebecca Mullan 1: 6 - [ALS]; to AJE 1 : 7
- " " through
- " " 1: 38
- " " 1: 41
- " " 1: 43
- " " 1: 45
- " " through
- " " 1: 47
- [ALS]; to "Father"[sic] 1: 42
- [ALS]; to Father Hanselman 1: 39
- [ALS Copy]; to Father Kelly 1: 44
- [ALS]; to Father Woods 1: 40
- [AL]; from AJE 1: 50
- [TLS]; from Walter G. Smith 1: 21
- " " 1: 48
- [ALS]; from Father Hanselman 1: 52
- [Documents] 1: 37
- Reference 1: 1
- " " 1: 3
- " " 1: 4

Emerick, Father A. J. [ALS]; from Father Hanselman 1: 52
- Notes 1: 51
- [ALS Drafts] 1: 50
- [ALS]; from Anthony Hirst 1: 53
- Correspondence from MMKD 1: 7
- " " through
- " " 1: 38
- " " 1: 41
- " " 1: 43
- " " 1: 45
- " " through
- " " 1: 47
- [TL] 1: 55
- [ALS]; from Sisters 1: 1
- " " through - " " 1: 5
- Miscellaneous Correspondence 1: 54
- " " 1: 55
- Cf. also Jamaica

Hanselman, Father Joseph F. [ALS]; to AJE 1: 52
- [L]; from MMKD 1: 39
- [L Copy]; to MMKD 1: 38
- Reference 1: 46
- " " 1: 36
- " " 1: 37
- [AL]; from AJE 1: 50

Hirst, Anthony A. [ALS]; to AJE 1: 53

Indian Settlements 1: 56

Jamaica Father Emerick's Work In 1: 7
- " " through
- " " 1: 15
- Reference 1: 4

Kelly, Father Laurence J. [TLS Copy]; from MMKD 1: 44

La Farge, Father John Reference 1: 5

Lambert, Rev. L. A. [ALS]; to AJE 1: 55

Mary Agatha, Sister [ALS]; to AJE 1: 5

Mary Francis Xavier, Sister [ALS]; to AJE 1: 1
- Reference 1: 3


Mary James, Sister Reference 1: 42
- " " 1: 3
- " " 1: 4
- [ALS]; to AJE 1: 2

Mary John, Sister Reference 1: 2
- " " 1: 5
- [ALS]; to AJE 1: 3

Mary Mamarcus, Sister [ALS]; to AJE 1: 5

Mary Mercedes, Sister Reference 1: 15
- [ALS]; to AJE 1: 4

Mission of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament 1: 1
- " " 1: 3
- " " 1: 4
- " " 1: 16
- " " through
- " " 1: 39
- " " 1: 46
- " " 1: 48
- " " 1: 50
- " " through
- " " 1: 54
- Cf. also Church of Our Lady...

Morrell, Mrs. C. Reference 1: 2
- " " 1: 34
- " " 1: 32

Mullan, Rebecca [ALS Copy]; from Emma Drexel 1: 49
- [ALS Copy]; from MMKD 1: 6

Mulry, Father P. [ALS]; to AJE 1: 55

Poem "Bless Me Father" by J.M.W.[ sic] 1: 55
Ryan, Archbishop P. J. Reference 1: 39
- " " 1: 33
- " " 1: 22
- " " 1: 50
  - " " 1: 52

Ryan, Sister Anna Reference 1: 32
- " " 1: 34
- " " 1: 2
- " " 1: 3
- " " 1: 5

Shields, W. T. Reference 1: 45

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Cf. Mary , Sister Cf. Drexel, Mother Mary Katharine

Smith, Walter George Reference 1: 20
- " " 1: 25
- [TLS]; to MMKD 1: 21
- " " 1: 48

St. Peter Claver's School 1: 46

Woods, Father M. Reference 1: 40

Zwinge, Father Joseph [ALS]; to AJE 1: 54


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