Box: 1 Fold: 1 Diaries, 1846-1854
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1846 - 12/02/1854

DESCRIPTION: 4 diaries of Rev. Joseph M. Finotti,S.J. kept from 1846 to 1854.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Diary, 1855
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1855 - 03/06/1856

DESCRIPTION: 1 diary of Rev. Joseph M. Finotti, S.J., 1855.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Diaries, 1858-1866
DATE SPAN: 03/29/1858 - 02/23/1866

DESCRIPTION: Loose sheets from a diary (1858) and abound, uncovered notebook covering 1859-1866.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Diary, 1867-1871
DATE SPAN: 01/26/1867 - 11/03/1871

DESCRIPTION: 1 sewn, uncovered, notebook of medium-size spanning from 1867 to 1871.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Diary, 1872-1876
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1872 - 06/22/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 sewn, uncovered notebook of medium-size format.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Scrapbooks, 1877-1878
DATE SPAN: 04/01/1877 - 12/07/1878

DESCRIPTION: 3 scrapbooks, with handwritten entries and newspaper clippings, mostly from Colorado and Nebraska.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Outgoing Correspondence
DATE SPAN: 03/06/1851 - 12/23/1876

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence from Rev.Joseph M. Finotti, S.J., while in Alexandria, VA; Boston, MA; and Arlington, MA. In English and Italian.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Correspondence, A - De
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1848 - 04/08/1876

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence to Rev. Joseph M. Finotti, S.J. Includes correspondence from James Bellew, Rev. John J. Aiken, S.J., Pat Rergen, Daniel Nickel, James Blakely, S.Buteux, William Beyrne, Thomas S. Clarke, James A. Corcoran, S. W. Cummings, and George Deshon.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Brewer, Thomas M.
DATE SPAN: 09/17/1868 - 11/14/1876

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Brewer, who was a member of the Brewer and Tileston firm of publishers and wholesale booksellers in Boston.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Correspondence, Da - Go
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1858 - 12/31/1878

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence to JMF, including correspondence from David J. Doherty, P. Donahoe, John Kelly, Bernad Dorwin, John Dowling, John Doyle, James A. Dupree, Bp. William Henry, John Fagan, and Thomas J. Gargan.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Guiteras, Eusebio
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1873 - 12/31/1876

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Eusebio Guiteras of Philadelphia, on bibliographic topics.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Correspondence, Ha - Kei
DATE SPAN: 12/12/1865 - 04/02/1880

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence to Finotti, including correspondence from Charles R. Hales, August F. Hewit, Mary Bodde, Martha Ann Tanner, and A. M. Keiley, Mayor of Richmond.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Hecker, Isaac
DATE SPAN: 07/13/1864 - 08/19/1870

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Isaac Hecker to JMF regarding "Catholic World" (journal), politics, and other publications.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Hemenway, Maria Josephine
DATE SPAN: 12/31/1869 - 02/10/1877

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from Maria Josephine Hemenway to JMF, mostly regarding religion.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Correspondence, Kel - McA
DATE SPAN: 02/10/1868 - 06/21/1875

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence to JMF, mostly regarding bibliography and membership in learned societies. Includes correspondence from William P. Kelly, James A. & John Lanigan, Theodore Lyman, and John A. McAllister.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Correspondence, McC - Ow
DATE SPAN: 01/07/1865 - 11/18/1876

DESCRIPTION: Misellaneous correspondence to JMF, including correspondence from William James McClure, Nicola Miale, and John O'Kane Murray.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Meline, James A. & Mrs. M.E.
DATE SPAN: 01/31/1873 - 04/12/1877

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence from James A. Meline, a bibliophile, and after his death in 1873, from his widow to JMF.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Murphy, John
DATE SPAN: 06/23/1870 - 11/28/1872

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence from John Murphy of Baltimore to JMF.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Correspondence, Pe - Se
DATE SPAN: 06/12/1849 - 09/24/1878

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence to JMF, including correspondence from Octavio Perez, John Savage, and George M. Searle.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Smalley, Julia C.
DATE SPAN: 05/15/1871 - 12/16/1875

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence from Julia C. Smalley to JMF mostly personal.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Correspondence, So- We
DATE SPAN: 09/03/1947 - 01/18/1876

DESCRIPTION: Miscellaneous correspondence to JMF, including correspondence from Rev. Edward J. Sourin, S.J., Rev. Patrick F. Healy, S.J., James Thoron, Eugenio Vetromile, and Thomas Walsh.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Catholic Funerals
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1865 - 12/31/1875

DESCRIPTION: AMs (2 leaves) by JMF about the Boston funeral of Thomas Barrett.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 St. Patrick's Catholic Mutual Relief & Benevolent Society
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1865 - 12/31/1875

DESCRIPTION: Constitution and by-laws of St.Patrick's Catholic Mutual Relief and Benevolent Society; probably in Arlington, MA.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 "Countess Matilda and the Popes"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1865 - 12/31/1870

DESCRIPTION: Mss. (50 leaves) in English on Countess Matilda (time of Gregory VII).

Box: 2 Fold: 19 "Demagogy in the Roman States" (title)
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1850 - 12/31/1860

DESCRIPTION: Apparently a trans. of G.B. Campolini's 1853 work. MS of 28 pp. Period to which it refers unknown.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Discourse on St. Patrick
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1853 - 12/31/1873

DESCRIPTION: Text of talk on St. Patrick given in Cambridge, Provincetown, Brookline, Brighton, and Lexington MA and elsewhere over 21 years.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Duties of Fathers and Mothers
DATE SPAN: 11/01/1856 - 12/31/1856

DESCRIPTION: MS of 3 pp.; lecture to parents from point of view of God.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Helion of Villeneuve, A French Zouave
DATE SPAN: 11/01/1862 - 11/01/1862

DESCRIPTION: Approx 100 pp. MS, trans. from Fr. 1856 original by Count Anatole de Segru (?). Also called a Papal Zouave. Dedicated to Maj-Gen Wm. S. Rosecrans.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Lectures on Italy & Pope Pius IX
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1853 - 08/19/1872

DESCRIPTION: Brief notes for lecture, "Pope Pius IX in '72," and text of approx. 40 pp. for talk given several times in 1850s in Boston area.

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Life of Peter Claver
DATE SPAN: 02/01/1865 - 02/01/1865

DESCRIPTION: Ca. 15 page fragment of lecture on Peter (later St.) Claver, SJ, dated at Boston on Emancipation Day, 1865.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 "Retreat Notes During Tertianship"
DATE SPAN: 01/10/1849 - 12/31/1865

DESCRIPTION: 1 sewn, covered notebook of large format, mostly devoted to 1849-1850, but with brief entry from 1865.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 "John Thayer in Paris and Boston"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1850 - 12/31/1860

DESCRIPTION: Trans. of an account written by an acquaintance of Thayer at Avignon, 20 July 1788. Finotti claims greater accuracy than for version published in "Thayer and Leslie Controversy" of unknown date. The MS is in Eng., ca.61 pp. with 10 pp. of notes.

Box: 2 Fold: 27 Diary, 1856-1858
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1856 - 03/22/1858

DESCRIPTION: 1 sewn, large-format diary or journal with no cover of JMF kept while in Brookline, MA.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 "Mary and Mi-Ka"
DATE SPAN: 03/01/1869 - 04/20/1869

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMs story of missionary work in China, apparently based upon reports from Peking published in the Annual of Holy Childhood in 1868.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 "Monks of the West"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1865 - 12/31/1870

DESCRIPTION: Incomplete 200 page trans. (first 37 pp. missing) from Fr. of Count de Montalembert's "The Monks of the West from St. Bernard to St. Benedict" (?)

Box: 3 Fold: 3 "Monks of the West" Continued
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1915 - 12/31/1910

DESCRIPTION: Fragmented continuation of MS in preceding folder.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Unidentified Religious Treatise from St. Francis
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1855 - 12/31/1870

DESCRIPTION: MS of 90 pp., part of a larger work, apparently prepared for publication.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 "Pere Dieudonne Potot"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1873 - 12/31/1873

DESCRIPTION: A much shortened trans. of "Vie duR.P. Potot, de la compagnie de Jesus, ancien avocat, ancien Chef deBattaillon, ancien Chanoine de Metz."Paris, 1847. 279 pp. Dedicated to Richard H. Clarke, LL.D. To be published in Boston by Patrick Donahoe.

Box: 3 Fold: 6 "Reverse of Modern Life"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1855 - 12/31/1870

DESCRIPTION: 134 page MS of "The Reverse of Modern Life;" an earlier title was "The Reverse of Contemporary Life."

Box: 3 Fold: 7 "Rules of the Brookline Catholic Young Men's Institute"
DATE SPAN: 04/25/1864 - 04/25/1864

DESCRIPTION: 5 page MS of the rules of an organization associated with St. Mary's Parish, Brookline.

Box: 3 Fold: 8 "Sixtus the Fifth"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1860 - 12/31/1870

DESCRIPTION: Approx 125 page MS, undated, with a foreword to "Mr. Christarchus" stating that the author has long deferred approaching this difficult subject.

Box: 3 Fold: 9 "Spiritual Rappers"
DATE SPAN: 05/18/1850 - 05/18/1850

DESCRIPTION: Trans. of article on spiritualism from the Feuilleton of the "Univers" (Paris).

Box: 3 Fold: 10 "Tigranate"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1850 - 12/31/1865

DESCRIPTION: Trans. of Franco's "Tigranate" done at request of Fr. Paresce. Approx. 45 pp.MS; pages missing.

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Autobiography of Gustavus M. Finotti
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1882 - 12/31/1885

DESCRIPTION: Photocopy of approx. 50 page typsescript autobiography, and memoir, of G.M. Finotti (1812-1891), brother of Joseph M. Finotti. Pp. 17-18 and 34 offer information on J.M. Finotti.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Autobiographical Fragment & Memorial from 1845
DATE SPAN: 02/01/1875 - 02/28/1875

DESCRIPTION: 15 page pinned MS presenting in English the memorial that Fr. J. Ryder wrote in Rome in early 1845 concerning a mission to negroes in North America.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Misc. on American Indians
DATE SPAN: 01/21/1875 - 07/28/1875

DESCRIPTION: Fragments in Eng., Span., Ital., and Indian languages on Timucana, Potowotamies, and Indians of Maine. ALS from Eugenio Vetromile.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 "To My Venerable Brethren of the Clergy in the United States"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1855 - 12/31/1870

DESCRIPTION: 3 page incomplete MS.

Box: 4 Fold: 2 "To the Soldiers"
DATE SPAN: 11/01/1863 - 11/01/1863

DESCRIPTION: 6 pages encompassing "To the Soliders," "The Sunday of Soldiers," and "The Sunday of Soldiers: Return to the Village."

Box: 4 Fold: 3 "Twenty-Six Years a Priest" [Autobiog]
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1873 - 12/31/1873

DESCRIPTION: 14 page MS recounting experiences in U.S., 1847-1873, in DC; Frederick, MD; Alexandria, VA; and Boston, MA.

Box: 4 Fold: 4 Bibliography of Burning of Ursuline Convent, 1834
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1834 - 04/08/1876

DESCRIPTION: Bibliography and misc. notes concerning the burning of the Ursuline Convent, Charlestown, MA, 11 August 1834. Some entries concern "Maria Monk."

Box: 4 Fold: 5 "Review of Book by Carlo Maria Curci"
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1875 - 12/31/1878

DESCRIPTION: 11 page MS probably from The Catholic World (journal) of "A Modern Disagreement Between the Church and Italy, Viewed on the Occasion of a Particular Occurrence," by Abbot Carlo Maria Curci. Signed "Mountaineer."