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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Correspondence, A - Cornthwaite (except Patrick A. Collins)
February 1878 - December 1913

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent to Thomas F. Meehan for the letters A-Cornthwaite, 18 items:@

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Belmont, August (1853-1924) (banker and financier) -- ALS -- to TFM, 10/21/n.d. Response to TFM's inquiry about the lawsuit brought against Belmont by the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood (the Fenian fund) in efforts to recover the money that had been deposited in his bank in 1865.@

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Belmont, Perry (1851-1947) (lawyer, diplomat, Congressman) -- ALS -- to James Redpath (1833-1891) (American journalist who became an advocate of the Fenian Movement), 5/17/1882. Re. invitation to serve on the arrangement committee for Mr. Kelly's [Capt. Thomas J. of the Fenian movement(?)] lecture. @

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Billings, J[ohn]. S[haw]. (1839-1913) (surgeon, librarian and director of the New York Public Library) -- TLS -- to TFM, 6/5/1908. Re. TFM's offer to donate a complete set of the "Irish American" (1849-1870), the paper founded by TFM's grandfather, Patrick Lynch (d. 1857), and edited by his father, Patrick J. Meehan (1831-1906). [Handwritten note by TFM at bottom noting that 50 volumes were sent to the library.]@

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Boucicault, Dion (1820(?)-1890) (Irish actor and playwright) -- ANS -- to TFM, 11/8/n.d. Requesting the loan of the Oct. 29th edition of the "Dublin Morning Paper" from TFM.@

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Brown, Stephen J., SJ (bibliographer(?), Clongones-Wood College, Sallins, County Kildare, Ireland) -- ALS -- to TFM, 6/24/1910. Thank you for the titles sent and request to elicit opinion for sales of forthcoming anthology of Irish fiction.@

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Campbell, T[homas]. J., SJ (provincial, Maryland-New York Province) -- ALS -- to TFM, 9/14/1891. Response to an unidentified event. [Handwritten note by TFM on back of letter indicating that the event Campbell was referring to were the controversial comments made by Bishop Laughlin at a diocesan retreat accusing the Jesuits and ? of taking away the diocese's best students.]@

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Campbell, T[homas]. J., SJ, (provincial, Maryland-New York Province) -- ALS -- to TFM, 9/24/1891. Additional comments on the recent controversy between the New York Jesuits and Bishop Laughlin.@

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Carrney, Thomas G. (secretary to Cardinal Farley of New York) -- TNS -- to TFM, 12/31/1913. Request for TFM to send another copy of his recent history of "New York's Negro Catholics."@

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Cassidy, Peter, SJ (professor of rhetoric, St. Francis Xavier College) -- ALS -- to TFM, 12/2/1892. Re. comments Cassidy intends to make at an upcoming dinner given by the St. Francis Xavier College Alumni Association honoring James A. McFaul, recently appointed Bishop of Trenton.@

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PRN Invitation to attend a reception given by The Catholic Club of New York for the recent elevation of Archbishop John M. Farley to cardinal, 1/25/1912.@

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Clarke, George (1840-c.1906) (actor) -- ALS -- to TFM, 2/19/1878. Response to TFM's critique of a role Clarke was currently playing.@

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Cockran, W[illiam]. Bourke (1854-1923) (Democratic Congressman from New York) -- TNS -- to TFM, 11/23/1896. Response to TFM's request to speak.@

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Collins, L.E., RSH (Sacred Heart Convent, Manhattanville, New York) -- ALS -- to TFM, 11/30/1900. Thank you for article sent on recent events in Puerto Rico. [behavior of U.S. troops during Spanish American War(?)].@

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Colton, Charles H. (Bishop of Buffalo) (1848-1915) -- ALS -- to TFM, 4/2/1901. Thank you for recent mention in an article written by TFM.@

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Connery, Thomas B. (of the New York Herald) -- ALS -- to TFM, 11/25/1879. Re. invitation to attend the St. Francis Xavier College's Alumni Association's first annual dinner.@

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TAC(??) (editor, Baltimore's diocesan newspaper "The Mirror") -- ALS -- to TFM, 11/15/1891. Re. the recent sale of the newspaper, his opinion of James Cardinal Gibbons, and his desire to find a job in New York.@

#16 Cornthwaite, Robert(?) (Bishop of Leeds, England) -- ALS -- to TFM, 10/20/1885. Thank you for letter and paper recently sent and request for information on a Rev. William Kenny.

#17 Cornthwaite, Robert(?) (Bishop of Leeds, England) -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/30/1886. Thank you for information sent on Rev. William Kenny. [Handwritten note by TFM attached to letter detailing the circumstances of Cornthwaite's request.] [Cornthwaite's preceding letter of 1/10/1886 has been attached to the back of this letter.]

#18 Cornthwaite, Robert(?) (Bishop of Leeds, England) -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/10/1886. [attached to letter of 1/30/1886] Request for information on Fr. William Kenny, an Irish relative who recently died, leaving an inheritance to Cornthwaite which he has been unable to claim.



Box: 1 Fold: 1.5 Correspondence, Patrick A. Collins
December 1884 - March 1893

DESCRIPTION: The contents of this folder largely relates to the efforts to have Patrick A. Collins (1844-1905) (Congressman, consul general to London, mayor of Boston) appointed to President Grover Cleveland's Cabinet, arranged chronologically, 9 items:@

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Collins, Patrick A. -- ALS -- to TFM, 12/21/1884. Re. politics behind having Collins nominated for a Cabinet appointment.@

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Maguire, Patrick ["The Republic" (Boston)] -- ALS -- to TFM, 12/12/1884. Re. politics behind getting Patrick A. Collins appointed to President Cleveland's Cabinet. Reference to recent election of Hugh O'Brien as mayor of Boston.@

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Collins, Patrick A. -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/21/1885. Re. the current situation on a Cabinet appointment.@

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Collins, Patrick A. -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/27/1885. Further comments on the Cabinet appointment. [Handwritten note by TFM on back of letter stating that Collins would be overlooked for a Cabinet appointment because of the efforts of the "mugwamps."]@

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Manning, Daniel (1831-1887 ) (president, National Commercial Bank, Secretary of the Treasury under Cleveland) -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/28/1885.

Acknowledgement of TFM's recomending Patrick A. Collins for a Cabinet appointment, with the promise to bring the matter before the President himself.@

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Lamont, Daniel S. (private secretary to President Grover Cleveland) -- ANS -- to TFM, 5/13/1885. Acknowledgement for President Cleveland of TFM's letter of support for Patrick A. Collins(?), with referral to Treasury Secretary Daniel Manning.@

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Collins, Patrick A. -- ALS -- to TFM, 4/27/1888. Re. plans to attend upcoming Democratic National Convention.@

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Manning, Daniel (1831-1887) (president, National Commercial Bank, Secretary of the Treasury under Grover Cleveland) -- ANS -- to TFM, 5/29/1885. Assurance that an undientified matter [Collins' appointment(?)] will have his attention.@

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Collins, Patrick A. -- ALS -- to TFM, 3/11/1893. Letter of thanks for congratulatory note on recent appointment as consul general to London.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 2 Correspondence, Abp. Michael Augustine Corrigan
May 1892 - April 1902

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence of New York Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan (1839-1902) to TFM, including those sent by Corrigan's secretaries, arranged chronologically, 13 items:@

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ALS 5/10/1892. Relates private information on Dr. [Alphonse] Magnien's cablegram from Mgr. [Denis(?)] O'Connell [rector, North American College in Rome] [related to the Vatican's decision on the Faribault-Stillwater Plan] and on the McGlynn controversy [Rev. Edward McGlynn, pastor of St. Stephen's Church, New York City, had openly associated himself with the political economist and social reformer Henry George, resulting in his excommunication by Pope Leo XIII]. Corrigan wrote that his agent in Rome reported that McGlynn "cannot be restored until he submit to the Pope, and abide by his decision. Even then he will never, in my opinion, be permitted to ascend the Altar again." @

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ANS 5/11/1892. Further reference to Magnien-O'Connnell cablegram of preceding letter with request to "ventilate" contents [through the New York "Sun" (?)].@

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ANS [torn] 5/??/[1892]. Further reference to previous notes related to Maignen-O'Connell cablegram(?).@

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PRN 8/29/1893. Invitation with card to serve as a delegate to the Catholic Congress to be held in Chicago, September 1893, signed by Corrigan.@

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ALS 11/12/1894. Declines invitation for dinner due to ill health.@

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ANS 10/7/1896. Personal note: "hope to see you at the reception . . . to Card. [Francisco di Paolo] Satolli." [Apostolic Delegate to the U.S.]@

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Field, William Hildreth [chairman, committee on invitations for the Episcopal Jubilee Celebration for Abp. Corrigan] -- TLS/PRN -- to TFM, 4/24/1898. Invitation to attend the reception for Corrigan's Episcopal Jubilee Celebration, May 5, 1898 with a typed list of the indiviudals who served on the planning committee for the celebration.@

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PRN Invitation for the Celebration of the Episcopal Jubilee of the Archbishop of New York [Michael A. Corrigan], May 5, 1898.@

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PRN 2 copies of the press release prepared by Episcopal Jubilee Celebration Committee for Abp. Corrigan, May 5, 1898.@

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PRN Copy of the program for the Episcopal Jubilee Celebration for Abp. Corrigan, May 5, 1898.@

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Connolly, J[ames]. N. [secretary to Abp. Corrigan] -- TLS -- to TFM, 12/3/1900. Response to TFM's inquiry about writings on St. Janarius

and early Catholic schools.@

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TLS 4/21/1902. Subject of the letter expresses Corrigan's thoughts on the relationship between church and state in regards to public support of parochial schools@

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ANS n.d./n.y. Reference to author of an article Meehan sent to Corrigan. [P.L. Connellan]@

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Box: 1 Fold: 3 Correspondence, Cox - F
January 1880 - May 1903

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent to TFM for the letters Cox - F, 14 items:@

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Cox, S[amuel]. S[ullivan]. (1824-1889) (U.S. minister to Turkey, Congressman) -- ALS -- to TFM, 10/21/1882. Relates discouragement over undisclosed recent events and questions a recent proposal to disallow Congressmen(?) from establishing residence in the District of Columbia.@

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Cox, S[amuel]. S[ullivan]. (U.S. minister to Turkey; Congressman) -- TLS -- to TFM, 10/29/1884. Personal matter regarding the misuse by Judge Tim Campbell of his relationship to Cox for his own personal gain, in particular, charging a third party a consultation fee for his discussion with Cox about the details of a contract with the Photo-Lithographic Company involving TFM's father-in-law.@

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Cox, S[amuel]. S[ullivan]. (U.S. minister to Turkey, Congressman) -- ALS -- to TFM, 01/01/1886(?). Letter relating his unhappiness over his post in Constantinople and sadness over the deaths of U.S. Grant (1822-1885), George McClellan (1829-1885), and [Thomas Andrew(?)] Hendricks [(1819-1885) (Vice President under Cleveland, U.S. Senator)], and TFM's wife's [Mary O'Rourke Meehan] father [Patrick O'Rourke].@

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Dana, C[harles]. A. (1819-1897) (owner and editor, New York "Sun") -- ALS -- to TFM, 2/20/1888. Response to TFM's suggestion that the paper hire Ann Gill(?).@

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Dana, C[harles]. A. (1819-1897) (owner and editor, New York "Sun") -- ALS -- to TFM 7/23/1889. Response to TFM's complaint about the poor copyediting of his column that appeared in the previous edition of the paper.@

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Dana, C[harles]. A. (1819-1897) (owner and editor, New York "Sun") -- ALS -- to Edward L. Carey (Chair, Committee of Arrangement for the Irish Civic Societies' St. Patrick's Day Celebration), 3/15/1890. Decline of invitation to participate in a St. Patrick's Day celebration.@

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Emmet, Thomas Addis (1828-1919) (surgeon, descendant of Irish nationalist Robert Emmet) -- ALS -- to TFM, 5/23/1903. Response to request for information on Dominick Lynch (1787-1837). [Handwritten note by TFM on back of card detailing nature of request and background on Emmet's family.@

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Davitt, Michael (1846-1906) (leader of the Fenian movement, founder of the Irish Land and Industrial League) -- ALS -- to TFM, 6/2/1880. Request to publish enclosed literature for organizing a chapter of the Irish Land League in America.@

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Davitt, Michael (1846-1906) (leader of the Fenian movement, founder of the Irish Land and Industrial League) -- ALS -- to TFM, 8/12/1882. Informing TFM that W.A.M. Sullivan has been contracted to tour and lecture on the Irish Land League in the U.S. in the fall of 1882.@

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Egan, Patrick (1841-1919) (associated with the Fenian movement and the Irish Land and Industrial League) -- ALS -- to TFM, 12/8/1882. Response to TFM's request about a donation made by a Mr. Ford.@

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Farley, John M. (1842-1918) (Abp. of New York) -- ALS -- to TFM, 2/8/1900. Related to TFM's research on John Cardinal McCloskey (?). ["The First American Cardinal," "Catholic World," vol. 90 (1909), 809-815.(?)] @

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PRN Invitation from Archbishop John M. Farley (1842-1918) to attend a reception marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII, 3/3/1903.@

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Foord, John (editor, Harper's Magazine) -- ANS -- to TFM, 7/9/1890. Response to TFM's observation(?) that his publication had overlooked the contributions of or issues concerning the Irish. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom: "John Foord was one of the most prominent editors of the era in N.Y.]@

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Box: 1 Fold: 4 Correspondence, Mother Mary Garvey, RCSJ
July - November, 1910

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent by Mother Mary Garvey, RCSJ, superior of the Sacred Heart Convent in Manhattanville, New York, over a four-month period in 1910 relating to the biography of Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey, RCSJ, she co-authored with Thomas J. Campbell ["Mary Aloysia Hardey, religious of the Sacred Heart, 1809-1886" (New York: The American Press, 1910)], 8 items:@

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ALS 7/7/1910. Regarding the proof sheets for the biography on Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey she co-authored with Thomas J. Campbell that TFM sent over for her to review. @

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ALS 7/11/1910. Letter accompanying photographs to be included in a biography of Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey, RCSJ, written by Garvey and Thomas J. Campbell.@

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ALS 7/15/1910. Letter accompanying the return of the proofs TFM sent to her, together with some additional photographs to be included in the biography of Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey.@

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ALS Letter regarding proofs and photographs to be used in the biography of Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey.@

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ALS Regarding photographs and terms to be used in biography of Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey.@

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ALS 9/16/1910. Regarding introduction written by Thomas J. Campbell for the biography of Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey.@

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ALS 10/3/1910. Thank you for the notices for "Mother Hardey's Life" and corrections that need to be included in a future edition.@

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ALS 11/22/1910. Thank you letter to TFM for all of his assistance in helping to get the biography on Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey to press.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 5 Correspondence, Gaynor - Hayes
November 1881 - April 1915

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent to TFM for the letters, Gaynor - Hayes, 16 items:@

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TNS/PRN Rousseau, Theodore (secretary to the Mayor of New York, William J. Gaynor) to TFM, 4/20/1915. Note requesting TFM to come to the mayor's office to be appointed as a trustee of the Brooklyn Public Library. Attached to the back is the certificate signed by the mayor, William J. Gaynor (1851-1913), announcing the appointment of TFM as a director of the Brookly Public Library for a term ending Feb. 1, 1915, dated Aug. 30, 1911.@

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Whelan, John J. (secretary to James Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore) -- ANS -- to TFM, 11/1/1889. Note accompanying a ticket for the Press Gallery for an unidentifed event [the Catholic Congress(?)] in 1889, sent on the directive of Cardinal Gibbons.@

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Russell, William J. (secretary to James Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore) -- ANS -- to TFM, 8/25/1905. Thank you for sending a copy of "de Maasbode" [the Catholic daily in Rotterdam, Holland] that contains an interview with the Cardinal. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom identifying "de Maasbode"]@

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Gilder, Richard Watson (1864-1909) (editor, "The Century Magazine") -- TNS -- to TFM, 5/14/1889. Thank you for sending information on a Mr. Haines.@

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Grady, Henry W. (editor, Atlanta "Constitution"; prominent figure in the formation of post-bellum Southern policy) -- ANS -- to TFM, [c.5/2/1889]. Regarding the talk he will give at the New York Southern Society dinner on May 2, 1889. [Handwritten note by TFM included identifying what Grady spoke on at the dinner.]@

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Griffin, Martin I. J. (1842-1911) (editor, publisher, founder of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia) -- TLS -- to TFM, 3/1/1901. Response to a request for information on a Brother Boylan and the New York School system.@

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Griffin, Martin I. J. (1842-1911) (editor, publisher, founder of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia) -- ANS -- to TFM, 3/30/1909. Requesting information on a man named O'Connor. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom: "never heard of him."]@

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Guiney, Louise Imogen (1861-1920) (author) -- AC -- to TFM, n.d. Thank you for commenting on a manuscript. @

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PRN Letter to the Editor of the "Catholic World" by Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920) (author) related to a passage misinterpreted by TFM in a recent article that appeared in that publication.@

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Hall, Ch[arles] Cuthbert (1852-1908) (president, Union Theological Seminary) -- TLS -- to TFM, 10/25/1904. Response to TFM's request for information on Union Theological Seminary. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom identifying Hall as the "famous Presbyterian minister."@

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Harrity, W[illiam]. F[rancis]. (1850-1912) (lawyer, politician) -- ALS -- to TFM, 10/12/1886. Complimentary note on TFM's recent article "Pennsylvania Bigotry," that included a favorable reference on Harrity.@

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Harrity, W[illiam]. F[rancis]. (1850-1912) (lawyer, politican) -- TLS -- to TFM, 6/30/1892. Response to TFM's letter proposing that Harrity be named chairman of the Democratic National Committee. [Handwritten note by TFM at bottom stating that Harrity was chair of the DNC that elected Grover Cleveland to a second term as President.]@

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Hassard, John R[ose]. G[reene]. (historian, president, St. John's College Alumni Association) -- ALS -- to TFM 11/18/1881. Acceptance of invitation to attend a dinner of the St. Francis Xavier College Alumni Association.@

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Hayes, Patrick J. (1867-1938) (secretary to Abp. John Farley, future Cardinal of New York) -- ACS -- to TFM 10/28/1910. Response to TFM's inquiry for information on the first bishop of Hartford(?). [Handwritten note by TFM identified subject of note.]@

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Hayes, Patrick J. (1867-1938) (secretary to Abp. John M. Farley, future Cardinal of New York) -- TLS -- to TFM, 5/16/1911. Thank you for article on the history of the site where St. Patrick's Cathedral is located.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 6 Correspondence, Charles G. Herbermann
September 1899 - January 1900

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent by Charles G. Herbermann (1840-1916), arranged chronologically, 7 items. Herbermann, together with John Gilmary Shea, founded the United States Catholic Historical Society in 1884. He served as president of the organization from 1898 until his death. He was asked to serve as editor-in-chief of the "Catholic Encyclopedia" in 1905 and oversaw the publication of the first fifteen volumes. TFM and Herbermann first became associated with one another through their connection to St. Francis Xavier College, where they were both alumnus. They would later work together on the "Catholic Encyclopedia" and "Records and Studies" of the U.S. Catholic Historical Society. The subject of the correspondence contained in this folder is related to the projects both were currently working on, as well as Herbermann's efforts to enlist TFM's assistance in the administration of the United States Catholic Historical Society.@

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ALS 9/13/1899. Request for letters sent by New York Abp. John Hughes (1797-1864) to the "Irish American" in 1863 to be included in a volume he was preparing for "Historical Records and Studies."@

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ALS 9/15/1899. Continued discussion about obtaining the letters of Abp. John Hughes, as well as reference to existing works on Hughes' life.@

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ALS 9/16/1899. Request to write introduction for letters of Abp. John Hughes as well as a biography of John Carroll (1735-1815).@

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ACS 10/2/1899. Thank you for recent letter and manuscript. Question over the price of a book and the progress on TFM's biography of John Carroll.@

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ALS 12/16/1899. Thank you for the introduction for Abp. John Hughes' letters and the biography of John Carroll.@

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ALS 1/6/1900. Reference to publication of Abp. John Hughes' letters and matters related to the administration of the United States Catholic Historical Society, with a request for TFM's assistance.@

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1/10/1900. Business related to administration of the United States Catholic Historical Society, reference to current and forthcoming publications.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 7 Correspondence, Hoey - McClure
December 1884 - November 1910

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent to TFM for the letters, Hoey - McClure [3 letters relating to the conversion of General James Longstreet to the Catholic Church have been filed under the letter L], 14 items: @

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Hoey, M[other]. M[argaret]., RCSJ (superior, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Manhattanville) -- ALS -- to TFM, 11/26/1910. Re. TFM's recently published article on Mother Mary Aloysia Hardey, RCSJ.@

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Johnston, Richard Malc---(?) -- ALS[torn] -- to TFM, n.d. Re. article written(?) by Johnston for the New York "Sun."@

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Kean, John M. (1852-1914) (U.S. Senator) -- ANS -- to TFM, 12/9/1887. Re. commemorative plate he left at TFM's office.@

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Knott, A[loysius]. Leo (c.1850-1918) (lawyer) -- TLS -- to TFM, 11/25/1892. Re. report TFM made on the whereabouts of a Senator Gorman in a Baltimore "Sun" article. [Handwritten note by TFM at top: "I don't remember what all this means -- some local politics probably."]@

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Lavelle, M[ichil]. J., Rev. (vicar general, New York Diocese) -- TLS -- to TFM, 1/24/1895. Re. the philanthropic efforts of a Mrs. Beary.@

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Semper, H.C., SJ [re. James Longstreet] -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/26/1910. Response to TFM's inquiry about James Longstreet's conversion.@

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Rapier, Thomas G. [re. James Longstreet] (editor, "The Daily Picayune" (New Orleans) -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/30/1910. Response to TFM's inquiry on James Longstreet's conversion.@

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Longstreet, Helen D. [re. James Longstreet] (second wife of James Longstreet) -- TLS -- to TFM, 2/8/1910. Response to TFM's inquiry on James Longstreet's conversion.@

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Lord, Chester (managing editor, New York "Sun") -- TNS -- to TFM, 11/17/1901. Favorable reply to TFM's proposal to write a history of the Jesuits in New York. @

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Lowe, Esther Polk (widow of ex-Governor of Maryland E. L. Lowe) -- ALS -- to TFM, 11/27/1902. Description of condition of the Catholic Church in Georgia.@

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MacHale, John A. (Bishop of Tuam, Ireland) - ALS - to Alexander M. Sullivan (1830-1884) (lawyer, Irish Representative to Parliament, author of "New Ireland"), 3/31/1859. Re the costs incurred in bringing a case to trial.@

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McClure, S. S. (editor, "McClure's Magazine") -- TLS -- to TFM, 6/21/1906. Rejection letter for article submitted by TFM. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom accusing McClure of being a "North of Ireland bigot" and stating that the article was later published in the "North American Review"]



Box: 1 Fold: 8 Correspondence, Charles E. McDonnell, Bishop of Brooklyn
November 1889 - October 1915

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent by Charles E. McDonnell (1854-1921), Bishop of Brooklyn, to TFM. McDonnell was a classmate of TFM's at St. Francis Xavier College, and they maintained a close relationship throughout their lives. The letters are arranged chronologically, 15 items:@

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ALS 11/1/1889. Response to TFM's request for tickets to the Congress of Laymen in Baltimore, 1889.@

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ALS 11/2/1889. Information on a meeting scheduled for those attending the Congress of Laymen in Baltimore, 1889.@

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ALS 9/11/1890. Re. TFM's congratulatory note. (??)@

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ALS 3/9/1892. Re. his recent appointment to the bishopric of Brooklyn.@

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ALS 4/2/1892. Re. plans to proceed with the erection of the diocese's cathedral, the restrictions he is operating under as bishop-elect, and the press leak over his appointment.@

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ALS 4/7/1892. Date for his consecration as Bishop of Brooklyn.@

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ALS 4/5/1894. Notification of James McFaul's appointment as administrator sede vacanti of the diocese of Trenton.@

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10/6/1894. Notification that Joseph O'Connell of St. Mary's Star of the Sea and Mgr. Denis O'Connell's uncle [rector, North American College in Rome] has been made a monsignor.@

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PRN Dinner menu for the celebration of the consecration of Charles E. McDonnell as the Bishop of Brooklyn w/ decorative ribbon, 5/3/1892.@

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Barrett, John T. (secretary to Bishop McDonnell) -- TNS -- to TFM, 1/16/1899. Request for TFM to print a statement clearing up the confusion over the travel plans of Bp. McDonnell of Alexandria, Ontario, with Bp. McDonnell of Brooklyn.@

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ALS 6/13/1900. Thank you for the gift commemorating his jubilee [in the priesthood(?)].@

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Mundelein, George W. (secretary to Bishop McDonnell and future cardinal of Chicago) -- TNS -- to TFM, 10/22/1900. Re. Bishop McDonnell's upcoming travel plans.@

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Barrett, John T. (secretary to Bishop McDonnell) -- TNS -- to TFM, 10/31/1901. Re. TFM's location of a work [Erasmo Pistolesi's (1770-1860) "Il Vaticano discritto ed ilustrato da Erasmo Pistolesi; ..."] the Bishop had wanted to purchase.@

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ANS 11/14/1901. Re. the recent delivery of Erasmo Pistolesi's (1770-1860) six volume work "Il Vaticano discritto [ed ilustrato da Erasmo Pistolesi; ...]"@

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ALS 10/30/1915. Re. the sale of Orestes A. Brownson's library.@



Box: 1 Fold: 9 Correspondence, James A. McFaul, Bishop of Trenton
November 1892 - October 1913

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent by James A. McFaul (1850-1917), Bishop of Trenton, to TFM. McFaul and TFM were classmates at St. Francis Xavier College and renewed their friendship after McFaul was appointed to the bishopric of Trenton, New Jersey. The letters are arranged chronologically, 16 items:@

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ALS 11/8/1892. Re. TFM's congratulatory letter for an unidentified honor.@

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ALS 10/21/1894. Re. TFM's congratulatory letter [on McFaul being appointed administrator sede vacanti of Trenton(?)] and upcoming dinner for the St. Francis Xavier Alumni Association.@

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ANS 11/1/1894. Re. upcoming dinner for the St. Francis Xavier Alumni Association(?).@

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ALS 7/5/1898. Re. editorials written on the activities of a group that broke away from the Ancient Order of Hibernians. [Handwritten note by TFM identifying McFaul as the person who tried to arbitrate the dispute between the factions.] @

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ALS 5/14/1900. Expression of support for an editorial written by TFM. [issue not identified]@

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ALS 7/5/1900. Re. article McFaul had agreed to write for the "North American Review."@

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ALS 11/17/1900. Request for TFM to publicize an article [by Dr. Lambert(?)] that appeared in the New York "Freeman's Journal" as a reply to an article written by a F. Malone.@

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ALS 11/19/1900. Response to TFM's request to write a reply to F. Malone's recent article.@

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ALS 12/21/1900. Re. letter written by a Mr. Nugent that attacked the church and his possible response.@

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ALS 11/29/1901. Discussion of his position on the proposed federation of Catholic societies(?) issue.@

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ALS 12/27/1901. Relates current situation for an unidentified issue. [federation of Catholic societies(?)]@

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ALS 6/25/1902. Request TFM's assistance to dispell some misinformation printed in the New York "Times" regarding the annual Peter's Pence collection.@

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ALS 11/7/1908. Re. TFM's recently published article in the "North American Review." [Handwritten note by TFM identifying the article to be on the hierarchy of the church.]@

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TLS 10/29/1913. Re. TFM's comments on the progress of the church in New Jersey, Patrick Ford's funeral, and a recent speech to the Knights of Columbus. [Handwritten note by TFM attached identifying contents of letter.]@

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AC n.d. "The compliments of the season to you all."@

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AC n.d. "A Happy Easter to you all!"@

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Box: 1 Fold: 10 Correspondence, McGinnis - O
March 1859 - February 1920

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correpsondence sent to TFM for the letters McGinnis - O, also included are three letters that TFM acquired, 23 items:@

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McGinnis, William F., Rev. (1867-1932) (president and founder of the International Catholic Truth Society) -- TLS -- to TFM, 10/17/1901. Re. TFM's recent article in the Brooklyn(?) "Eagle" and "Church and Schools," a discussion of the International Catholic Truth Society's goals, as well as an invitation to subscribe to the organization.@

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Meagher, Thomas Francis (1823-1867) (former editor of the "Irish News", leader of the failed 1848 Irish rebellion, U.S. Army general, New York's 69th regiment) -- ALS -- to Simon(?) Draper, 1/29/1865. Letter of introduction for Mr. Matthias McDermott.@

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Messmer, Sebastian (1847-1930) (Archbishop of Milwaukee) -- ALS -- to TFM, 9/1/1916. Enclosed extracts from two published letters of Rev. [Johann Stephen] Raffeiner [V.G.] translated by Rev. Adolbert(?) Inama. [material for his article on Rev. Raffeiner entitled: "Very Rev. Johann Stephen Raffeiner, V.G.," "U.S. Catholic Historical Society," vol. IX (1916): 161-75.]@

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Middleton, Thomas C., OSA (1842-1923) (historian) -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/13/1917. Re. TFM's recent article "A Coming Tercentary Celebration" published in "America," in particular, his discussion of a Fr. Lariscy.@

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Middleton, Thomas C., OSA (1842-1923) (historian) -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/27/1917. Re. TFM's response to Middleton's letter inquiring about TFM's treatment of a Fr. Lariscy in his article "A Coming Tercentary Celebration."@

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Mitchel, John (former editor of the "United Irishman" and "The Citizen") -- ALS -- to TFM, 7/10/1872. Letter of introduction for General Mac Adaras. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom identifying Mitchel as the Irish publicist of 1848 and the grandfather of Mayor John Puroy Mitchell of New York.]@

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PRN 2/1/1920. Certificate signed by John Puroy Mitchel, mayor of New York City, announcing that TFM had been appointed a trustee of the Brooklyn Public Library for a five-year term.@

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Mooney, J[ohn]. A. (lawyer, author, and controversialist) -- ALS -- to TFM, 5/4/1890. Re. TFM's recent article on St. Francis Xavier College's production of the Latin play "The Captive."@

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Mooney, J[ohn]. A. (lawyer, author, and controversialist) -- ALS -- to TFM, n.d. Re. setting up an appointment with a Dr. Beams(?).@

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Mooney, J[ohn]. A. (lawyer, author, and controversialist) -- ALS -- to TFM, n.d. Discussion of recent and forthcoming articles.@

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Moseley, Edward A. (1846-1911) (Secretary, Interstate Commerce Commission) -- TNS -- to TFM, 3/16/1893. Re. TFM's recent telegram concerning a political appointment. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom: "Somebody wanted a job from Pres Cleveland who did not deserve it ..." @

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Munro, David A. (c.1852-1937) (asst. ed., "North American Review") -- TLS -- to TFM, 1/11/1909. Re. copy of the "Michigan Catholic" TFM sent to Munro. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom indicating that an article in the "Michigan Catholic" plagiarized(?) an article by TFM that was published in the "North American Review."]@

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O'Brien, Morgan J. (1852-1937) (state Supreme Court Justice) -- TLS -- to TFM, 7/20/1887. Re. TFM's congratulatory letter on his recent appointment [to the state's Supreme Court(?)].@

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O'Brien, William -- ALS -- to TFM, 12/12/1890. Response to TFM's letter inquiring about his position on a recent appoinment and efforts to resolve the controversy within his [political(?)] party.@

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O'Connor J[ohn] J[oseph] (1855-1927) (Bishop of Newark) -- ALS -- to TFM, 4/24/1901. Re. TFM's congratulatory note on his appointment to the Newark bishopric.@

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O'Connor, J[ohn] J[oseph] (1855-1927) (Bishop of Newark) -- ALS -- to TFM, 8/7/1910(?). Re. TFM's consent to write an article on the Newark Diocese for the [Catholic] Encyclopedia. Reminiscences over past summer vacations spent together. [Handwritten note by TFM on back of letter providing details of summer vacations.]@

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O'Connor, T. P. (author, "The Land League and its work," in "Contemporary Review" (1880) -- ALS -- to TFM, 9/7/1882(?). Introductory letter for a Fr. Murphy(?), SJ, who has come to U.S. to raise funds for the Irish Land League(?).@

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O'Gorman, James A. (1860-1943) (U.S. Senator) -- TNS -- to TFM, 4/15/1911. Re. TFM's congratulatory letter.@

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O'Leary, John (Irish Fenian leader, author, "Recollections of Fenians and Fenianism") -- ALS -- to ??, 8/21/1880. Re. efforts to get a letter by a Mr. Leonard published in ??'s newspaper(?).@

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O'Neil, J. L., O.P. (editor(?), "The Rosary", St. Augustine's Church, New York) -- ALS -- to TFM, 9/18/1891. Re. TFM's support of O'Neil's efforts in publishing "The Rosary."@

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O'Neil, J. L., O.P. (editor(?), "The Rosary", St. Augustine's Church, New York) -- ALS -- to TFM, n.d. Re. TFM's advice on his magazine's ("The Rosary") content.@

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O'Reilly, John Boyle (1844-1890) (editor, the Boston "Pilot", poet) -- ALS -- to TFM, 4/11/1879. Re. a letter TFM published that referred to a poem, "The Old School Clock", written by O'Reilly.@

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O'Reilly, John Boyle (1844-1890) (editor, the Boston "Pilot", poet) -- ANS -- to TFM, 3/5/1889. Re. enclosed check for John Locke(?).@



Box: 1 Fold: 11 Correspondence, P - S (except T. D. Sullivan)
October 1864 - March 1905

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent to TFM for the letters P - S, excluding the correspondence from T. D. Sullivan, which has been placed in a separate folder, 24 items [includes one letter TFM acquired]:@

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Pardow, W[illiam]. O'B[rien]., SJ (1874-1909) (president, St. Francis Xavier College) -- ALS -- to TFM, 4/11/1892. Re. unidentified article TFM recently published.@

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Pardow, W[illiam[. O'B[rien]., SJ (1874-1909) (president, St. Francis Xavier College) -- ALS -- to TFM 5/4/1892. Re. annual St. Francis Xavier College Alumni Association dinner.@

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Parnell, Leanny [Parnell's sister--Charles Stewart(?)] -- ANS -- to TFM, 2/10/n.d. Re. pronunciation of her surname.@

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Phelps, E[dward]. J. (1822-1900) (lawyer, diplomat, professor of law) -- ALS -- to TFM, 8/17/1886. Response to TFM's inquiry as to his position on the situation in Ireland as U.S. minister to England. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom stating that "this letter helped to beat his nomination for justice of the Supreme Court."]@

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Phillips, Wendell (1857-1934) (surgeon) -- ALS -- to T. Flatley, 4/11/1882. Re. upcoming general convention [for the Democratic Party(?)] and the planned protest against the British Government for its unlawful detention of U.S. citizens in British jails.@

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Purdy, Josephine, Sr., RSH (Sacred Heart Academy, Manhattanville; TFM's cousin) -- ALS -- to TFM, 8/n.d./1899(?). Re. TFM's efforts to reintroduce her order's claims to the property seized by the U.S. government in Puerto Rico after the Spanish American War. [Handwritten note by TFM on back of letter providing background details.]@

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PRN newspaper article detailing the seizure and desecration by U.S. troops of a convent run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico [written by TFM(?)].@

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PRN newspaper article detailing the U.S. Government's seizure of a convent run by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico.@

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Redpath, James (1833-1891) (American journalist and special correspondent for the New York "Tribune" in Ireland; supporter of the Irish Land League) -- ALS -- to TFM, n.d. Request for TFM to draw up a list of all the Irish-American and Catholic newspapers in the U.S.@

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Redpath, James (1833-1891) (American journalist and special correspondent for the New York "Tribune" in Ireland; supporter of the Irish Land League) -- ALS[torn] -- to TFM(?), 6/10/n.d. Relating the role that the Manion(?) House plays in the Irish struggle.@

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Reid, Whitelaw (1837-1912) (journalist, diplomat) -- TNS[torn] -- to TFM, n.d. "With many thanks for your kindly congratulations, ..."@

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Ryan, P[atrick] J. (1831-1911) (Cardinal of Philadelphia) -- ANS -- to TFM, [Oct. 1890] Reply to TFM's request for copy of speech. [Handwritten note by TFM attached explaining Ryan's response.]@

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Seton, [Robert] (1839-1927) (Archbishop of Trenton) -- ALS -- to TFM, 3/18/1901. Reply to TFM's request for information.@

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Shanley, J[ohn]. (1852-1909) (Bishop of Fargo) -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/13/1891. Request to publish a letter [appeal for funds to support the church in North Dakota(?)] in next issue of the "Irish-American": [Handwritten note by TFM on top of letter: "not alumnus".]@

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Shanley, J[ohn]. (1852-1909) (Bishop of Fargo) -- ALS -- to TFM, 1/25/1891. Thank you for the favor of the 22nd [publishing the letter(?)] and the enclosed check.@

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Shanley, J[ohn]. (1852-1909) (Bishop of Fargo) -- ALS -- to TFM, 2/25/1891. Re. response to appeal for funds [letter published in "Irish-American"(?)].@

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Sloane, Charles W. (historian, alumnus, St. Francis Xavier College) -- ALS -- to TFM, 3/10/1905. Re. TFM's letter published in the New York "Sun" on plans to dig up the graves in Old St. Patrick's church yard and construct a memorial tower in its place. [Handwritten note by TFM on top identifying letter's subject.]@

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Sloane, Charles W. (historian, alumnus, St. Francis Xavier College) -- AALS -- to TFM, 3/13/1905. Continued discussion of efforts to thwart plans to dig up Old St. Patrick's graveyard.@

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Sloane, Charles W. (historian, alumnus, St. Francis Xavier College) -- ALS -- to TFM, 3/14/1905. Reply to TFM's inquiry for information on a John McKeon and continued discussion on efforts to thwart plans to dig up Old St. Patrick's graveyard.@

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Stephens, James (d.1901) (head of the Fenian organization in Ireland) -- ALS -- to TFM, 2/8/1881. Request to hire Eugene Davis as a European correspondent for the "Irish-American."@

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Sullivan, Alexander M. (1830-1884) (lawyer, Irish representative to Parliament) -- ALS -- to TFM, 10/26/1864. Re. an article by T. F. Meagher that portrays the Irish in America in unflattering terms. [Handwritten note by TFM at top "Civil War issues."]@

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Sullivan, Alexander M. (1830-1884) (lawyer, Irish representative to Parliament) -- ALS -- to TFM, 2/24/1883. Thank you for a copy of the "I. A. [Irish-American(?)] Almanac", article enclosed.@

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Sullivan, Alexander M. (1830-1884) (lawyer, Irish representative to Parliament) -- ALS -- to TFM, 11/24/1883. Re. funds being sent over from America for the trial costs of a man named O'Donnell. [Handwritten note by TFM on back identifies O'Donnell as the defendant who "shot Casey the 'Invincible' Phoenix Park informer."] @

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Stanley, Sir Henry Morton (d.1904) (African explorer) -- AN -- to TFM, 12/3/1890. Reply to TFM's request on Stanley's future plans. [Handwritten note by TFM: "I simply asked him if he was going to lecture on a certain date."]@

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Box: 1 Fold: 12 Correspondence, T. D. Sullivan
July 1864 - December 1876

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent by T. D. Sullivan, editor of the Dublin "Nation." Sullivan was also a poet and historian, whose works include "Recollections of troubled times in Irish Politics," he had a long relationship with the "Irish-American," serving as an Irish correspondent for the paper first under TFM's father and then under TFM, arranged chronologically, 6 items:@

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ALS 7/12/1864. Reply to TFM's inquiry on the controversy between Fr. Michael Lavelle (Irish priest) and Paul Cardinal Cullen (1803-1878), together with a discussion of his opinion on the Fenian movement in Ireland.@

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ALS 7/30/1864. Further details of the controversy between Rev. Michael Lavelle and Paul Cardinal Cullen and the Fenian movement.@

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ALS 4/15/1865. Offers an explanation for the attack made by the Glasglow "Free Press" on the "Irish-American."@

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ALS 1/4/1873. Re. the content of Fr. Burke's fifth lecture, plans to publish the lectures, as well as reference to recent works produced by both men.@

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ALS 12/9/1876. Thank you for your support over the years.@

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AN n.d. Enclosure with book(?).@

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Box: 1 Fold: 13 Correspondence, M. A. Thompson
April 1904 - November 1906

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent by M. A. Thompson, editor of the Rotterdam, Holland, Catholic weekly "de Maasbode." TFM acted as an American correspondent for the paper, arranged chronologically, 7 items:@

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Vanderlis(?), Jac. (secretary of the staff, "de Maasbode") -- ALS -- to TFM, 4/6/1904. Acknowledgement of TFM's letter offering to act as a correspondent for the paper.@

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ALS 1/24/1905. Letter with check enclosed for the six articles TFM wrote for the paper in 1904.@

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ALS 7/15/1905. Letter with check enclosed for the articles TFM wrote for the paper in 1905.@

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Zonnenberg, C. (secretary, "de Maasbode") -- ALS -- to TFM, 5/10/1906. Re. unidentified problem TFM had with the paper(?). [Handwritten note by TFM attached.]@

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Zonnenberg, C. (secretary, "de Maasbode") -- ACS -- to TFM, 8/14/1906. Reply to TFM's letter of August 6 stating that the editor is away on holiday.@

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ACS 11/22/1906. Card with check for the articles TFM wrote for the paper in 1906.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 14 Correspondence, Tone - Wynne
February 1883 - July 1920

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains the correspondence sent to TFM for the letters Tone - Wynne, arranged alphabetically, 9 items:@

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Tone, B. W. (descendant of Wolf Tone) -- ACS -- to TFM, 7/19/1920. Response to TFM's inquiry on the identification of any Catholic descendants of the Irish nationalist [Theobald] Wolfe Tone (1763-1798) (Irish nationalist, leader of the Rebellion of 1798).@

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Train, George Francis (1829-1904) (author, famous American eccentric) -- ACS -- to TFM, 11/22/n.d. Re. a lecture he will give on Ireland(?).@

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Vincent, George E. (1864-1941) (Methodist bishop) -- TLS -- to TFM, 12/22/1891. Request for names of individuals who could speak on the Irish experience in America at the Chautauqua Assembly.@

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Walsh, L[awrence]., Rev. (1858-1924) (future bishop of Portland; treasurer of the American branch of the Irish Land League) -- ALS -- to TFM, 2/12/1883. Request to publish letter [announcing source of donations to the land league(?)].@

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Walters, W[illiam]. T[hompson]. (1820-1894) (businessman, art collector) -- ALS -- 11/8/1889. Notifying TFM that his name has been placed on the press list for the opening of an exhibit of Walters' art collection.@

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Walters, W[illiam]. T[hompson]. (1820-1894) (businessman, art collector) -- ALS -- 11/12/[1889]. Second invitation to attend the opening of an art exhibit, with clarification that the gallery is in New York.@

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White, William, Mgr. (St. Patrick's Church, Brooklyn, New York) -- ALS -- to TFM, 10/30/1902. Re. article TFM sent to him and matters related to the U.S. Catholic Historical Society. [Handwritten note by TFM on bottom: "a splendid character - wore himself out in good works & died all too young a great loss."]@

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Wynne, John J., SJ (1859-1948) (founder and editor of "America", editor of the "Catholic Encyclopedia") -- ALS -- to TFM, 11/11/1902. Re. article they were preparing on the proselytizing of Italians in the New York Diocese. [Handwritten note by TFM indicating that the article was printed in the Catholic "Messenger."]@

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Wynne, John J., SJ (1859-1948) (founder and editor of "America", editor of the "Catholic Encyclopedia") -- ALS -- to TFM, 11/19/1902. Re. Abp. John M. Farley's angry reaction to the article they had written on the proseltyzing of Italians in the New York Diocese and how they should respond to him.@

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Box: 1 Fold: 15 Personal Papers
November 1918 - June 1920

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains 3 items from the personal papers of TFM:

PHO 11/9/1918. Photograph of the editorial staff for the first four volumes of the "Catholic Encyclopedia. [TFM, who is pictured in the photograph, identified the other staff members on the back of the photograph together with a brief statement on their experiences with the publication.]

PRN 6/30/1920. TFM's copy of the "Report of the Supreme Board of Directors, Knights of Columbus."

PRN 6/30/1920. TFM's copy of the "Annual Report of the Supreme Secretary, Knights of Columbus."

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