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BRUNO SCOTT JAMES PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 James, Bruno Scott - Correspondence Received
Datespan: 7/31/74-9/28/80

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence received by Fr. James from M. Benelli (secretariat of state, the Vatican), TLS, 7/31/74; and from Sister Theresa of Trinity, ALS, 9/28/80.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 James, Bruno Scott - Correspondence Sent (Copies)
Datespan: 10/21/44-12/5/60

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copies of correspondence exchanged between Fr. James and Douglas Woodruff, 10/21/44-12/5/60. Originals are from the Douglas Woodruff Papers located in the Georgetown University Special Collections Division. Also included is a copy of an ALS from Fr. Bruno to Sir Arnold Lunn, 2/7/57.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 James, Bruno Scott - Biographical Data
Date: c. 1984

DESCRIPTION: Contains the following biographical data on Fr. James -

@ "Tribute to Mgr. Bruno Scott James" written by Bishop Wheeler, 1984, TMs, 6 pp., printed in The Tablet, 4/7/84

@ Printed reminiscence of Fr. James, author unknown.

@ Poem about Fr. James, entitled, "The Bestiary of Bruno Scott James." Author unknown.

@ Newsclipping of obituary.

@ Includes 1 color photo of Fr. James.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Wheeler, William Gordon - Correspondence Received
Datespan: 9/6/83-5/19/88

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence to Bishop William Gordon Wheeler. Arranged alphabetically, includes -

@ Birch, Clive, SM (director, National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham) - TLS, 4/20/84. Re. information about the consecration of the Slipper Chapel in 1938 by Fr. James.

@ Burditt, Canon Noel (former chancillor of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham) - ALS, 4/10/84 w/ TL carbon reply from Bishop Wheeler. Re. the article on Fr. James by Wheeler in the Tablet.

@ ------ TLS, 4/13/84 w/ TL reply from Wheeler. Re. the consecration of the Slipper Chapel.

@ Jeffs, Joseph E. (librarian of Georgetown University) - 3 TLS, 5/29/84, 7/24/84, 5/19/88. Includes TL carbon replies from Wheeler. Also includes xerox copy of TLS from Jeffs to Fr. James, 9/6/83. All regarding prospective deposit of Fr. James' papers at Georgetown.

@ Russ, Tim (secretary to Bishop Wheeler) - ALS, 12/4/84.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Wheeler, William Gordon - Correspondence Sent
Datespan: 7/20/86-10/9/88

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from Bishop Wheeler to James Webb, 7/20/86, and to Richard Wells, nephew of Fr. James, 10/9/88.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Publisher Correspondence re. "Spiritual Letters of Bruno Scott James"
Date: 1/21/86-8/11/88

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence from publishers to Bishop Wheeler concerning the possible publication of "The Spiritual Letters of Bruno Scott James."

Box: 1 Fold: 7 MSS: "Cassian"
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains undated TMs fragments by Fr. James entitled, "Cassian."

Box: 1 Fold: 8 MSS: "The Gentle Art of Controversy"
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains undated TMss by Fr. James (2 originals, 2 copies).

Box: 1 Fold: 9 MSS: "Letters of Spiritual Direction" (original)
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains the original TMs of a collection of Fr. James' letters to various colleagues and individuals seeking his spiritual guidance. (112 pp.)

Box: 1 Fold: 10 MSS: "Letters of Spiritual Direction" (xerox copy)
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of letters I through XIX, the "Letters to Titius" section of Fr. James' work, "Letters of Spiritual Direction." (45 pp.)

Box: 1 Fold: 11 MSS: "Letters of Spiritual Direction" letters xxix-lii (xerox)
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of letters XXIX through LII of Fr. James' work, "Letters of Spiritual Direction."

Box: 1 Fold: 12 MSS: "Letters of Spiritual Direction" letters xx-lii (xerox)
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains xerox copy of letters XX through LII of Fr. James' work, "Letters of Spiritual Direction."

Box: 1 Fold: 13 MSS: "B.S.J. MSS: The Letters to Titius" Comments by Bishop Wheeler
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains AMs by Bishop William Gordon Wheeler commenting on the of letters by Fr. James collectively entitled, "Letters of Spiritual Direction." (6 pp.) These Bishop Wheeler hoped to have published (cf. Folder 1:6).

Box: 1 Fold: 14 MSS: "The Love of God by St. Bernard of Clairvaux"
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 copies of TMs (2 pp. each). A fragment of Fr. James' translation work of the letters of St. Bernard.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 MSS: "Reflections on the Institute of Charity..."
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains TMs, 6 pp., entitled, "Reflections on the Institute of Charity (Otherwise Known as the Rosminians) by a deeply interested observer." Possibly by Fr. James.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 MSS: "What Happened to Collegio Newman?"
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2 copies of TMs by Fr. James (6 pp. each). Re. the closing of the John Henry Newman College, a residence hall for students of the University of Naples, which Fr. James helped to found.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 MSS: Untitled (Copy 1)
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains an untitled TMs by Fr. James, approx. 45 pp.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 MSS: Untitled (Copy 2)
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains 2nd copy of an untitled TMs by Fr. James that begins, "Our post-Christian society is sick..." approx. 45 pp.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 MSS: Untitled (Copy 3)
Undated manuscript

DESCRIPTION: Contains a 3rd copy of an untitled TMs by Fr. James the first chapter of which begins, "Our post-Christian society is sick..." approx. 45 pp.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Miscellaneous Manuscripts
Undated manuscripts

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous fragments of manuscript by Fr. James (AMs and TMs).

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Wheeler, William Gordon - Correspondence to Patrick McLaughlin
Datespan: 7/16/76-9/29/76

DESCRIPTION: The material in the following folders belong to Bishop Wheeler, and should not be considered part of Fr. James' personal papers.

Contains correspondence exchanged between Bishop Wheeler and Patrick McLaughlin, professor ar the Collegio Sant' Anselmo, Rome.

@ Wheeler to McLaughlin - TLS, 7/16/76. Refers to the latter's news about the proposed founding of a seminary for liturgical studies by a group of young scholars and to a proposed visit from McLaughlin concerning the matter. Bishop Wheeler expresses his concern that the latter cannot expect him to divert his support (particularly financial) away from the seminary at Ushaw.

@ McLaughlin to Wheeler - TL carbon (reply to preceding letter), 8/6/76, 3 pp. Concerns the forementioned proposed seminary. McLaughlin assures Bishop Wheeler that the foundation of a new seminary will not divert funds from the one located in Ushaw. Provides details of the group of young men who are interested in forming the seminary and becoming ordained as priests. Expresses hope that perharps Bishop Wheeler will ordain them. Includes a xerox typescript of the proposal (in French).

@ Wheeler to McLaughlin - TLS, 9/3/76. Re. a proposed visit from the latter to Wheeler in Brussels.

@ McLaughlin to Wheeler - TL carbon re. postponement of his visit, 9/23/76.

@ Wheeler to McLaughlin - TLS reply to the latter, 9/29/76.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 McLaughlin, Patrick - Correspondence
Datespan: 6/30/76-12/4/76

DESCRIPTION: Contains correspondence (in French) exchanged between Patrick McLaughlin and colleagues concerning the establishment of the seminary/community for liturgical studies (cf. folder 1:21 on the same subject).

@ Bugnot, Rene to McLaughlin - TLS, 6/30/76. A thank you note to the latter for hosting a visit to Rome by Bugnot and his contemporaries (probably the young men who hoped to study and be ordained at the proposed seminary). Refers to missing a visit with "Monseigneur J.," probably Fr. James, who resided in Naples at the time, running the John Henry Newman College.

@ Bugnot to McLaughlin - TLS xerox, 9/1/76. Bugnot expresses concern that he may not be ordained priest if he pursues the project for the new seminary. He explains that being short of cash, he needs confirmation that he will be ordained before further committing himself to the project by undertaking a journey to Leeds to discuss it with Bishop Wheeler in Leeds.

@ Bugnot to McLaughlin - TLS xerox, 9/4/76. Bugnot writes, apparently in response to McLaughlin's opposition to the seminary being established in the U.S.A. Additionally, Bugnot expresses dissatisfaction that McLaughlin has proceeded with measures without consulting the group, i.e. requesting audience with Bishop Wheeler in Leeds to discuss the project. Unable, as a group to concur with McLaughlin, Bugnot and his colleagues therefore express regret that the project cannot be continued as planned with McLaughlin.

@ McLaughlin to Bugnot - TL carbon (in reply to Bugnot's letter of 9/4/76), dated 10/29/76, 3 pp. McLoughlin expresses regret, but reminds Bugnot that neither is he the "leader" of the project nor an opponent to the proposed seminary in America. In general, McLaughlin's letter attempts to clarify his motives in assisting the young aspirants with their project. He concludes with the hope that he will remain in touch with Bugnot.

@ "Jean-Marie" (colleague of Rene Bugnot) to McLaughlin - ALS xerox, 11/19/76, 2 pp. Replies on behalf of an absent Bugnot who is away on retreat and whose mail his friend has opened in case of an emergency. Does not express much other than providing news that Bugnot is away.

@ McLaughlin to Bernard Jacqueline (secretary of "non-believers" at the Vatican) - TL carbon, 11/26/76. In which McLaughlin expresses grief over the situation with Bugnot and the group.

@ Jacqueline to McLaughlin - TLS xerox in reply, 12/4/76. Offers suggestion to McLaughlin that he contact the Abbe Marcel Lelegard who founded a seminary in La Lucerne d'Outre mer similar to the one proposed by Rene Bugnot and his group. The main dilemma is the ordination of the group, therefore Jacqueline proposes that McLaughlin continue to aid Bugnot by consulting Lelegard on the subject.

@ McLaughlin to Msgr. Aure Baron - TL carbon, 11/26/76, 2 pp. Relates the situation with Bugnot and the group.

@ Baron, Aure to McLaughlin - ALS xerox, 12/2/76. Reply to above letter.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Wheeler, William Gordon - Miscellaneous
Undated items

DESCRIPTION: Contains note fragments by Bishop Wheeler.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Miscellaneous Printed Items
Datespan: 10/29/73- c.12/31/87

DESCRIPTION: Contains miscellaneous printed items. Includes a Ph.D. thesis proposal by Elizabeth B. Stuart, Oxford University, and a Latin document conferring the management of the Carthusian sodality at Parkminster, England, to Andrew Poisson.


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