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REV. JOSEPH M. FINOTTI, SJ PAPERS
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Box: 4 Fold: 6 Synopsis of "Fatti Atroci dello Spirito Demagogico. . ."
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1853 - 12/31/1854

DESCRIPTION: 25 page MS providing a synopsis of the book, "Fatti Atroci dello Spirito Demagogico negli Stati Romani: Racconto estrati dei procepi Romani." Firenze: G.B. Campolini, 1853.

Box: 4 Fold: 7 Rules and Vows of Priests
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1845 - 12/31/1848

DESCRIPTION: Small MS on sacerdotal rules and priestly vows, in Latin.

Box: 4 Fold: 8 On the Jesuits
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1858 - 01/01/1858

DESCRIPTION: Ms of approx. 15 pp. on the Jesuits, done partly in terms of words, mixed in Eng. and Ital.

Box: 4 Fold: 9 Sketches of Martyrs
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1850 - 12/31/1870

DESCRIPTION: MS of 12 pp. on Jesuit martyrs of the 16th c.: Alfonso de Castro, John Pelletario, Raphael Rieva, Alphonsus Barzana, and Andrew Lea.

Box: 4 Fold: 10 Miscellaneous MSS & Transcriptions
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1842 - 12/31/1868

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous MSS, fragments, and transcriptions from different times and places. Almost all in Eng.

Box: 4 Fold: 11 MSS Notes & Minor Fragments
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1852 - 12/31/1865

DESCRIPTION: Misc. fragments, mostly obscure, except for petition to Gov. John A. Andrew of Mass. Brief info on Finotti's training at Piacenza. Notes on apostasy. Pew rent receipt. Bibliographic notes.

Box: 4 Fold: 12 Bishop of Denver
DATE SPAN: 09/01/1877 - 09/01/1877

DESCRIPTION: ALS from Joseph P. Macheboeuf to congregation of St. Patricks's, Central City, CO, appointing Finotti pastor of the congregation.

Box: 4 Fold: 13 Certificates of Election and Appt., 1860-1867
DATE SPAN: 04/07/1860 - 11/14/1867

DESCRIPTION: 3 large-format certificates of election to learned societies around Boston, and 1865 instructions from Bp of Boston to priests.

Box: 4 Fold: 14 "The Rock" (newspaper), 1876, nos. 1-5
DATE SPAN: 10/22/1877 - 12/24/1877

DESCRIPTION: 5 numbers of a one-page newspaper put out (probably by Finotti) for the Catholics of Central City, CO, and six nearby communities. Probably a complete run.

Box: 4 Fold: 15 Ephemera
DATE SPAN: 05/22/1866 - 03/30/1877

DESCRIPTION: Misc. Dodger for a Finotti lecture in Brookline, MA; a St. Patrick's Day hymn published in Boston; report on destitute Catholic children in Boston; subscription blank from St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, near Baltimore.

Box: 4 Fold: 16 Dictionary Entries, etc.
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1855 - 12/31/1870

DESCRIPTION: MS entries for dictionary terms relating to Catholicism. Two pp of proofs.

Box: 4 Fold: 17 Portraits of Finotti Family
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1840 - 12/31/1855

DESCRIPTION: Two chalk and pencil drawings of JMF's sisters, Eugenia Maria Franki and Mary Henrietta Franki, both nee Finotti.

Box: 4 Fold: 18 Clippings
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1864 - 12/31/1878

DESCRIPTION: Clippings from Colorado and Catholic papers. Many probably are letters of Finotti published under pseudonyms.

Box: 4 Fold: 19 Biographical Materials
DATE SPAN: 12/31/1879 - 12/31/1930

DESCRIPTION: MS and typsecript information, and one letter, on Finotti's life, with substantial misinformation.

Box: 4 Fold: 20 Chronology of Catholicity in Massachusetts, 17th - 18th c.
DATE SPAN: 10/10/1647 - 06/06/1791

DESCRIPTION: 3 page MS listing of Catholic events in early Massachusetts.

Box: 4 Fold: 21 "Weekly Register" (newspaper) -Brooklyn -1870
DATE SPAN: 04/30/1870 - 05/07/1870

DESCRIPTION: 2 nos. of the eight total published of this liberal Catholic weekly in 1870. Reportedly suppressed by Diocese for liberalism.

Box: 4 Fold: 22 "Rocky Mountain News"
DATE SPAN: 10/10/1876 - 12/31/1878

DESCRIPTION: MS letter to Editor, Rocky Mountain News (newspaper), Denver.

Box: 4 Fold: 23 Dr. Henry Boynton C. Greene
DATE SPAN: 05/09/1824 - 11/20/1867

DESCRIPTION: MS and copied letters, between Dr. Henry Boynton C. Greene of Saco, Maine, and Rev. Wm. Taylor of Boston. Gathered by Finotti for a sketch of Greene's life.

Box: 4 Fold: 24 Boston Diocese Correspondence, 1853-1863
DATE SPAN: 11/03/1853 - 12/31/1863

DESCRIPTION: Instructions, letters and circulars, mostly printed, to the parish clergy from the Bishop of Boston. Many concern the Pentecost collections instituted to elicit support for a seminarians' education fund. Many instructions are highly bureaucratic, financial in nature, and hectoring toward the clergy.

Box: 4 Fold: 25 Boston Diocese Correspondence, 1864-1875
DATE SPAN: 02/01/1864 - 11/11/1875

DESCRIPTION: Instructions, letters, and circulars to the parish clergy from bishop and archbishop of Boston, 1864-1875. Many are of bureaucratic and regulatory nature, or require financial contributions from clergy to bishop.

Box: 4 Fold: 26 Correspondence, Miscellaneous
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1874 - 12/31/1876

DESCRIPTION: Misc. correspondence, mostly from Rev. Camille P. Maes, in Michigan.

Box: 4 Fold: 27 Dispensation Certificates
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1874 - 12/31/1876

DESCRIPTION: 12 certificates instructing Finotti, as parish priest, to dispense with certain restrictions in various proposed marriages. Included bans on too-close affinities, 3 banns, disparate religions, or no religion (infidelem or haeriticum). In Latin.

Box: 4 Fold: 28 Newspaper Clippings & Printed Materials
DATE SPAN: 01/30/1868 - 11/25/1875

DESCRIPTION: Clippings and printed material on public schools, compulsory eduction, Bp Frederic Baraga of Michigan, Michigan Catholic history, and John P. Newman's anti-Catholic crusade.

Box: 4 Fold: 29 Printed Material on Rev. Johannes N. Merz (1764-1844)
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1868 - 12/31/1868

DESCRIPTION: Small-format booklet of 72 pp. in memory of a German priest, Johannes N. Merz, an early mission priest at Buffalo, NY. Title page: Andenken an Hochw. herrn Joh. Nik. Merz, einem der ersten deutschen Priester der Ver. Staaten und ersten Missions-Priester von Buffalo, N.Y. (Gestorben als Pfarrer von East-Eden, Erie Co., N.Y., den 10. August 1844.) Baltimore. Gedruckt in der Officin der "Kath. Volks-Ztg." 1868.

Box: 4 Fold: 30 Miscellaneous
DATE SPAN: 12/19/1848 - 06/18/1889

DESCRIPTION: Misc. MS and PRN materials that Finotti collected or that were placed in his papers after his death. Included is a lithographic image of Finotti.

Box: 4 Fold: 31 Miscellaneous
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1870 - 12/31/1875

DESCRIPTION: Misc. MS and PRN items that Finotti collected.

Box: 4 Fold: 32 Prospectus: St. Ignatius' Female Institute, 1851
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1851 - 12/31/1851

DESCRIPTION: Prospectus of school in Prince George's Co., MD, under direction of Mrs. Robert B. Randolph, a friend of Finotti who is listed as a reference.

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