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JOHN GILMARY SHEA PAPERS
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Box: 4 Fold: 40 Munsell, Joel
12/17/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/17/1875 from Joel Munsell, printer and publisher, to John Gilmary Shea, sending a payment. Sent from Albany, New York.

Box: 4 Fold: 41 Murphy, Blanche
9/30/1876 - 10/5/1876

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 9/30/1876 and 10/5/1876 from Blanche Murphy to "Dear Sir" [presumably John Gilmary Shea], sending along materials for publication. Reference to Frank Leslie.

Box: 4 Fold: 42 Murphy, Henry Cruse
1850? - 1882?

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS from Henry Cruse Murphy to John Gilmary Shea. Includes discussion of early Brazilian saints. Dated 12/9/1873, 12/5/1876, and 1 undated. Letters sent from Brooklyn, New York.

Box: 4 Fold: 43 M - unidentified
10/14/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/14/1878 from an unidentified correspondent to John Gilmary Shea, with reference to the Buffalo Historical Society. Sent from Buffalo.

Box: 4 Fold: 44 Naughten, M.
12/1/1880 - 9/19/1885

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS dated 12/1/1880, 10/9/1884, and 9/17/1885 from M. Naughten, Bishop of Roseau, to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., providing information for the Catholic Directory. Sent from West Indies.

Box: 4 Fold: 45 Neilson, H.
7/25/1887

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/25/1887 from H. Neilson to John Gilmary Shea, regarding manuscripts. References to Abbe J. Sasseville and John Neilson. Sent from Neilsonville, P. Quebec, Quebec County.

Box: 4 Fold: 46 Nelson, W.
3/3/1885

DESCRIPTION: 1 TLS from W. Nelson to John Gilmary Shea, inquiring about the origin and meaning of Acquackanonk in New Jersey. References to Passaic River and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. Sent from Patterson, NJ.

Box: 4 Fold: 46.5 New York Historical Society
1/1857

DESCRIPTION: 1 typed form letter dated 1/1857 from the New York Historical Society, asking for funding.

Box: 4 Fold: 47 Nothrop, Henry Pinckney
3/22/1887 - 11/7/1888

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/22/1887 and 1 ACS dated 11/7/1888 from Henry Pinckney Northrop, Bishop of Charleston, South Carolina, to D.& J. Sadlier's & Co., providing information for the Catholic Directory. Sent from Charleston, South Carolina.

Box: 4 Fold: 48 O'Brien, C. (Archbishop)
12/6/1885 - 2/29/1888

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 12/6/1885 and 2/29/1888 from C. O'Brien, Archbishop of Halifax, to John Gilmary Shea, providing biographical information. Sent from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Box: 4 Fold: 49 O'Callaghan, Edmund Bailey
2/19/1859 - 1/2/1873

DESCRIPTION: 5 ALS dated 1859-1873 from Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan to John Gilmary Shea, regarding historical research. References to a portrait of General Peter Stuyvesant, Holland documents, a Bible printed by Duffy, and Shea's book "The Fallen Brave" (1861). Sent from Albany, New York.

Box: 4 Fold: 50 O'Connor, M., S.J.
3/14/1871 - 3/30/1871

DESCRIPTION: 1 AL (transcribed, not original) dated 3/30/1871 from M. O'Connor, S.J.; sent from New Orleans. 1 AL (transcription) dated 3/14/1871 from J. Enders, S.J.; sent from Conewago.

Box: 4 Fold: 51 O'Connor, James
10/22/1859 - 11/8/1885

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 10/22/1859 and 11/8/1885 from James O'Connor to John Gilmary Shea, providing information about the diocese of Omaha, Nebraska. Sent from Omaha.

Box: 4 Fold: 52 O'Conor, Charles
4/23/1858

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/23/1858 from Charles O'Conor to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a lawsuit. Sent from New York.

Box: 5 Fold: 1 Onderdonk, Henry, Jr.
12/28/1861

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/28/1861 from Henry Onderdonk, Jr., to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a recent controversy in the "Historical Magazine." Sent from Jamaica, Long Island.

Box: 5 Fold: 1.5 Oregon
5/9/1887

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/9/1887 to John Gilmary Shea from the Bishop of Oregon, regarding historical research and impressions of the diocese of Oregon. Reference to Augustine M. A. Blanchet. Sent from Jacksonville, Oregon.

Box: 5 Fold: 2 O - unidentified
1876?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ANS dated 1876? to John Gilmary Shea from an unidentified correspondent.

Box: 5 Fold: 3 Parkman, Francis
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ALS from Francis Parkman to John Gilmary Shea, inquiring about a parcel of books. Also, 1 ALS dated 10/11/1874 from Parkman to Shea, indicating that he may write the history of New England one day; sent from Boston.

Box: 5 Fold: 4 Parton, James
1/16/1874

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/16/1874 from James Parton to John Gilmary Shea, informing him that he cannot take on further work as his time is fully occupied. Sent from New York.

Box: 5 Fold: 5 Pax, George
6/19/1882

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/19/1882 from George Pax to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., providing information for the Catholic Directory. Sent from Williamsville, Erie County, New York.

Box: 5 Fold: 6 Peirpoint, L. H.
3/30/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/30/1864 from L. H. Peirpoint to "Sir," expressing his hope that the rebellion will be crushed and the Union restored. Sent from the Commonwealth of Virginia, executive Department, Alexandria, Virginia.

Box: 5 Fold: 7 Price, E. Livingston
4/19/1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/19/1863 from Colonel E. Livingston Price to Frank Leslie, enclosing a sketch [not retained] with lengthy caption [retained in this folder] for publication in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" and paying for a subscription to the paper, which is to be mailed regularly to Col. Price via Washington, D.C. The sketch [not retained] shows the camp of the 145th Regiment New York Volunteers. The long caption discusses the formation and history of the regiment, with references to its organizer late Colonel William H. Allen, the improvements made to it by Col. Price, General Henry Warner Slocum, "Camp Jackson," General N. J. Jackson, and General A. L. Williams. Current officers are listed. Sent from Headquarters, 145th Regiment New York Volunteers, Second Brigade, First Division, Twelfth Corps, near Stafford Court House, Virginia.

Box: 5 Fold: 8 Persico, Ignatius
11/22/1884

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/22/1884 from Ignatius Persico to John Gilmary Shea, enclosing a detailed autograph manuscript autobiographical sketch by Persico [retained in this folder]. Sent from Sora, Italy.

Box: 5 Fold: 9 Peterborough
11/10/1858

DESCRIPTION: 2 ANS dated 11/10/1858 and 10/1/1880 providing information on the Catholic community in Peterborough, Ontario, to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., for the Catholic Directory.

Box: 5 Fold: 10 Poore, Benjamin Perley
11/9/1882

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/9/1882 from Benjamin Perley Poore to John Gilmary Shea, agreeing to write an article. Sent from Indian Hill Farm, near Newburyport.

Box: 5 Fold: 11 Power, John
10/4/1878 - 11/12/1881

DESCRIPTION: 1 ANS dated 10/4/1878 from Rev. John Power to D.& J. Sadlier & Co. 1 ALS dated 11/12/1881 fro Rev. John Power, Bishop of Waterford, to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., in regard to the Catholic Almanac. Sent from Waterford.

Box: 5 Fold: 11.5 Prince Society
1/17/1881

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/17/1881 from Edmund Farwell Slafter, of the Prince Society, to John Gilmary Shea, informing him that he will be receiving a copy of volume I of "Voyages of Samuel de Champlain" (Boston: Prince Society, 1878-82) [retained in Georgetown University Library Special Collections Division, call#: LAU SPCOLL F1030.1 .C493 1878]. Sent from 18 Somerset Street, Boston.

Box: 5 Fold: 12 Proctor, Richard Anthony
3/4/1887

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/4/1887 from Richard Anthony Proctor to "My dear Sir" [presumably John Gilmary Shea], in reference to changed vowel and consonant sounds in English and Irish. Sent from St. Joseph, Missouri.

Box: 5 Fold: 13 Prince, Le Baron Bradford
2/28/1882 - 3/19/1882

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/19/1882? from Le Baron Bradford Prince to John Gilmary Shea, with a reference to the Pueblo Indians. Also, 1 printed pamphlet dated 2/20/1882 by Prince: "New Mexico: A Defense of the People and Country, A Reply by Chief Justice Prince to a Slanderous Letter in the New York Times" (4 pages).

Box: 5 Fold: 14 Purcell, John Baptist
4/26/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/26/1876 from John Baptist Purcell, Archbishop of Cincinnati, to John Gilmary Shea. Reference to James Callaghan. Sent from Cincinnati.

Box: 5 Fold: 15 Quebec
1/28/1884

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/28/1884 from the Secretariat of Quebec to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a collection of letters. Sent from Quebec.

Box: 5 Fold: 16 Quigley, D. J.
11/4/1882

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/4/1882 from D. J. Quigley, Administrator of Cathedral Chapel in Charleston, South Carolina, to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., requesting proofs. Sent from Charleston.

Box: 5 Fold: 17 Quinones, Estevan
9/22/1792

DESCRIPTION: 2 AL (transcriptions; in Spanish) from Estevan Quinones. 1 dated 9/22/1792. Transcribed by John Gilmary Shea.

Box: 5 Fold: 18 Richards, Joseph Havens, S.J.
8/24/1889

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 8/24/1889 from Joseph Havens Richards, S.J., President of Georgetown College, to John Gilmary Shea, regarding the manuscript for Shea's "History of Georgetown College." References to J. Fairfax McLaughlin and Rev. Francis A. Barnum, S.J. Sent from Georgetown College, Washington, D.C.

Box: 5 Fold: 19 Reid, Mayne
2/22/1881

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 2/22/1881 from Mayne Reid to Frank Leslie's Publishing House, regarding a new newspaper enterprise, "The Boy's Illustrated News." Reference to "Illustrated London News."

Box: 5 Fold: 20 Richmond
1/11/1881

DESCRIPTION: 1 AL (fragment) from John Joseph Keane, the Bishop of Richmond, Virginia to D.& J. Sadlier & Co.

Box: 5 Fold: 21 Rochford, ?
10/31/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/31/1876 from ? Rochford to John Gilmary Shea, in response to a research question.

Box: 5 Fold: 22 Rogers, James
10/17/1874

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/17/1874 from James Rogers, Bishop of Chatham, to John Gilmary Shea, providing information for the Catholic Almanac produced by D.& J. Sadlier & Co. Sent from Chatham, New Brunswick.

Box: 5 Fold: 23 Rosecrans, S. H.
6/8/1857

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/8/1857 from S. H. Rosecrans and Edward Purcell to John Gilmary Shea, inviting him to visit the "Catholic Telegraph." Sent from Cincinnati.

Box: 5 Fold: 24 Rouquette, Adrien
4/2/1883

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/2/1883 from Adrien Rouquette to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a poem published by Rouquette. References to Catherine Tegahgouita and "Propagateur Catholique." Sent from New Orleans.

Box: 5 Fold: 25 Ryan, Patrick (Archbishop)
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 very brief, undated ANS from Archbishop Patrick Ryan of St. Louis.

Box: 5 Fold: 26 Ryan, James
3/11/1888

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/11/1888 from Rev. James Ryan, Pastor of St. Columba's, Ottawa, Illinois, to John Gilmary Shea, with discussion of Rev. Benedict Joseph Spalding. Sent from Ottawa, Illinois. Found in a copy of "Reflections at the Month's Mind of Father Benedict Joseph Spalding" by Ryan (see Shea book collection call #: LAU SPCOLL Shea BX4705.S71 R9 1887).

Box: 5 Fold: 27 Ryan, S. O.
5/25/1859

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/25/1859 from S. O. Ryan to John Gilmary Shea, requesting a subscription to the "Univers."

Box: 5 Fold: 28 Sadlier, D.& J. & Co.
1874 - 1889

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALS and 1 ACS dated 1874-1886 to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., from various correspondents. Mostly regarding the Catholic Directory.

Box: 5 Fold: 29 Salpointe, John Baptist
3/18/1889

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/18/1889 from John Baptist Salpointe, Archbishop of Santa Fe, to John Gilmary Shea, regarding early church records in New Mexico. Sent from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Box: 5 Fold: 30 Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe
7/7/1853

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/7/1853 from Henry Rowe Schoolcraft to John Gilmary Shea, with discussion of locality, expulsion, and names of Native American Indian tribes. References to Iroquois, Senecas, Eries, and Shawnees. Also, 1 ALS dated 7/25/1854 from Schoolcraft to Shea, regarding books; Schoolcraft compliments Shea on taking up the history of the Iroquois. Reference to Wyandots. Letters sent from Washington, D.C.

Box: 5 Fold: 31 Sears, Thomas
11/19/1875 - 9/22/1881

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 11/19/1875 and 9/22/1881 from Thomas Sears to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., regarding proofs and information about his diocese.

Box: 5 Fold: 32 Seton, Robert
3/31/1869 - 1/4/1893

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/31/1869 from Robert Seton to John Gilmary Shea, thanking him for his assistance; sent from Madison, New Jersey. Also, 1 ANS dated 1/4/1893 from Seton to Miss Isabel Shea, providing the address of his brother in New York; sent from St. Joseph's Rectory, Jersey City Heights, New Jersey.

Box: 5 Fold: 33 Shea, John Gilmary (Mrs.)
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ALS to John Gilmary Shea from his wife, asking him to answer an advertisement.

Box: 5 Fold: 34 Sibley, H. H.
6/26/1881

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 6/26/1881 and 9/19/1882 from H. H. Sibley to John Gilmary Shea, regarding items for publication. Sent from Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Box: 5 Fold: 35 Sibley, John Langdon
1850? - 1892?

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ALS from John Langdon Sibley, librarian of Harvard College, to C. B. Richardson, sending a copy of Nathaniel Byfield's "An Account of the Late Revolutions in New-England" [Georgetown University Library has this item on microfilm]. Also, 1 ALS dated 4/2/1863 from Sibley to John Gilmary Shea, regarding an exchange of materials, with references to books in the language of the Delaware Indians. Sent from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Box: 5 Fold: 36 Smet, Pierre Jean De
3/30/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/30/1864 from Pierre Jean De Smet, S.J. to John Gilmary Shea, requesting that two Catholic Almanacs be forwarded to Belgium, informing him that he might leave for another missionary trip among the Native Americans of the upper plains of Missouri, and asking to be kept in friends' prayers. Sent from St. Louis University.

Box: 5 Fold: 37 Smith, Buckingham
undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 undated ALS from Buckingham Smith to John Gilmary Shea, regarding historical research. References to George Gibbs, Giovanni Da Verrazzano, and Hernando d' Escalante Fontaneda.

Box: 5 Fold: 38 Smith, E. P.
6/4/1873

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/4/1873 from E. P. Smith, Commissioner at the Department of the Interior Office of Indian Affairs, to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for 1872. Sent from Washington, D.C.

Box: 5 Fold: 39 Smith, Francis H.
12/19/18??

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/19/18?? from General Francis H. Smith, of the Virginia Military Institute, to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a set of proofs. Sent from Lexington, Virginia.

Box: 5 Fold: 40 Smyth, Joseph
4/26/1860

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/26/1860 from Joseph Smyth to John Gilmary Shea, regarding payment of a balance. Sent from New York.

Box: 5 Fold: 41 Sorin, Edward
11/30/1889

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL dated 11/30/1889 from Edward E. Sorin, Superior-General of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, reporting the death of Rev. Ephrem Edward Murphy. Sent from Notre Dame, Indiana.

Box: 5 Fold: 42 Spalding, John Lancaster
11/27/1891

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/27/1891 from John Lancaster Spalding, Bishop of Peoria, to John Gilmary Shea, complimenting him on his history of the Catholic Church in America and requesting that a copy of the 3rd volume be sent. Sent from Peoria, Illinois.

Box: 5 Fold: 43 Spalding, Martin John
12/17/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/17/1864 from Martin John Spalding, Archbishop of Baltimore, to John Gilmary Shea, requesting a subscription to the "Historical Magazine." Sent from Baltimore.

Box: 5 Fold: 44 Sparks, Jared
4/30/1855 - 10/6/1859

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/30/1855 from Jared Sparks to John Gilmary Shea, thanking him for sending a book to him, congratulating him on his recent bit of research, and discussing Sparks' views on missionaries. Also, 1 ALS dated 10/6/1859 from Sparks to Shea, acknowledging receipt of 8 volumes. Sent from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Box: 5 Fold: 45 Speed, James
1865?

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ANS from James Speed, U.S. Attorney General, indicating that Mathew B. Brady may have photographs of him.

Box: 5 Fold: 46 Squier, Ephraim George
6/9/1872

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/9/1872 from Ephraim George Squier to Charles A. Dana, editor of the "New York Sun," complaining that he is currently overworked. Also, 1 manuscript fragment labeled: "Key to Ch. Dana's Ms Cat."

Box: 5 Fold: 47 St. Joseph's Cathedral
12/6/1882

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (fragment) dated 12/6/1882 from St. Joseph's Cathedral, East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, to D.& J. Sadlier & Co. Includes lithograph image of the cathedral on church letterhead.

Box: 5 Fold: 47.5 St. Charles College
4/26/1860 - 5/12/1860

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS (in French) dated 4/26/1860 and 5/12/1860 to John Gilmary Shea from an unidentified correspondent. Reference to Etienne Michel Faillon. Ample references to North American Indian tribes. Sent from St. Charles College.

Box: 5 Fold: 48 Starr, William
7/9/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/9/1864 from William Starr to John Gilmary Shea, requesting a meeting. Sent from New York.

Box: 5 Fold: 49 Stevens, Henry
10/24/1858

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/24/1858 from Henry Stevens to John Gilmary Shea, in reference to Juan Augustin Morfi's book "History of Texas." Reference to James Lenox. Sent from Parker House, Boston.

Box: 5 Fold: 50 Stone, Charles Pomeroy
4/8/1861

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/8/1861 from Charles Pomeroy Stone to John Gilmary Shea, in reference to Stone's pamphlet "Notes on the State of Sonora" [retained in Shea book collection at Georgetown University Library Special Collections]. Sent from Washington, D.C.

Box: 5 Fold: 51 Stowe, Harriet Beecher
10/1/1887

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/1/1887 from Harriet Beecher Stowe to "Dear Sir" [presumably John Gilmary Shea or Frank Leslie], acknowledging receipt of photographs. Reference to "Pearl of Orr's Island."

Box: 5 Fold: 52 Sweeney, John
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ALS from John Sweeney, Bishop of St. John, New Brunswick, providing a list of churches and clergy in the diocese.

Box: 5 Fold: 53 S - unidentified
7/23/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/23/1876 from an unidentified correspondent to John Gilmary Shea, in reference to a new historical magazine. Sent from New York.

Box: 5 Fold: 54 Taschereau, Elzear Alexandre Cardinal
7/22/1885

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in French) dated 7/22/1885 from Elzear Alexandre Cardinal Taschereau to John Gilmary Shea, regarding historical research. Sent from Quebec.

Box: 5 Fold: 55 Terwecoren, Edouard, S.J.
3/28/1858

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in French) dated 3/28/1858 from Edouard Terwecoren, S.J. to John Gilmary Shea, removed from Terwecoren's "Collection De Precis Historiques" (Shea book collection: LAUSPCOLL Shea BX850 .C64 1856). Sent from Brussels.

Box: 5 Fold: 56 Toebbe, Augustus Maria
10/3/1877

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/3/1877 from Augustus Maria Toebbe, Bishop of Covington, to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., providing new information about his diocese for the Catholic Almanac. Sent from Covington.

Box: 5 Fold: 57 Toronto
12/7/1885

DESCRIPTION: 1 AL dated 12/7/1885 providing biographical data about Rev. John Joseph Lynch, Archbishop of Toronto.

Box: 5 Fold: 58 Trois-Rivieres
12/4/1885

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in French) dated 12/4/1885 from Louis Francis Lafleche, the Bishop of Trois-Rivieres, Provence of Quebec, providing biographical data on Rev. Louis Francois La Fleche.

Box: 5 Fold: 59 Turner, William Wadden
4/25/1859

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/25/1859 from William Wadden Turner to John Gilmary Shea, requesting a set of Shea's "Library of American Linguistics." Sent from Washington, D.C.

Box: 6 Fold: 1 Universite Laval
5/8/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in French) dated 5/8/1864 to John Gilmary Shea from Universite Laval, regarding a course in zoology.

Box: 6 Fold: 2 Vancouver
9/21/1856

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in French) dated 9/21/1856 from Modeste Demers, Bishop of Vancouver, to John Gilmary Shea, regarding his interest in the study of the missions. Sent from Victoria.

Box: 6 Fold: 3 Verweyst, Christian Adrian
12/21/1880

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS dated 12/21/1880 from Christian Adrian Verweyst to John Gilmary Shea, sending him a copy of his book "Mikana Gijigong Enamong" (1880) [retained in Shea book collection, call#: LAU SPCOLL Shea BX2128.035 V47 1880]. Sent from Superior City, Wisconsin.

Box: 6 Fold: 4 Viger, Jacques
3/14/1857

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in French) dated 3/14/1857 from Jacques Viger to John Gilmary Shea, regarding payment of a bill. Sent from Montreal.

Box: 6 Fold: 5 V - unidentified
1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 ANS bearing the date 1878, from an unidentified correspondent to John Gilmary Shea. Reference to the Relation of the Sisters of Charity.

Box: 6 Fold: 6 Wadhams, Edgar P.
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated AC to D.& J. Sadlier & Co. from Edgar P. Wadhams, Bishop of Ogdensburg.

Box: 6 Fold: 7 Wagner, Louis
2/12/1864 - 2/20/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 2/12/1864 from Louis Wagner, Colonel in the 88th Pennsylvania Regiment, to Frank Leslie, agreeing to comply to a request, with reference to preparing for a reception for the 88th regiment. Sent from Philadelphia on letterhead bearing the title: "Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments." Also, 1 ALS dated 2/20/1864 from Wagner to Leslie, enclosing his photograph [not retained in this collection] and a sketch of his life and the regiment [not retained], with reference to Wagner's broken right hand. Sent from Headquarters, Camp "William Penn," Chelten Hills, Pennsylvania.

Box: 6 Fold: 8 Wallace, John William
4/22/1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/22/1863 from John William Wallace to John Gilmary Shea, promising to bring a copy of a facsimile of a letter by William Bradford.

Box: 6 Fold: 9 Walsh, William
3/7/1871

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/7/1871 from William Walsh, Bishop of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to John Gilmary Shea, regarding historical research. Sent from Halifax.

Box: 6 Fold: 10 Walter, J. A.
4/22/1888 - 4/23/1888

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 4/22/1888 and 4/23/1888 from J. A. Walter to John Gilmary Shea, regarding the history of Catholicity in Washington, D.C. References to Georgetown, Greenleafs Point, Georgetown College, Barrz's Chapel, St. Mary's Church, and St. Patrick's Church. Sent from Washington, D.C.

Box: 6 Fold: 11 Walthall, W. J.
7/6/1883

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/6/1883 from W. J. Walthall to John Gilmary Shea, in regard to an article by Shea entitled "Creeks" in the "American Cylopaedia." References to Alabama Indians, Charles W. Greene, Robert Ellis Thompson, and the Creek Confederacy. Walthall claims the Alabama Indians had long been extinct as a separate tribe. Sent from Biloxi, Mississippi.

Box: 6 Fold: 12 Warner, Seth
8/18/1859

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 8/18/1859 from unidentified correspondent to C. B. Richardson, enclosing a biographical sketch of Colonel Seth Warner for possible publication. The detailed autograph manuscript biographical sketch of Warner (6 pages), written by an unidentified person, is retained in this folder and includes references to Ethan Allen, the Green Mountain Boys, Fort Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Richard Montgomery, the Battle of Bennington, General John Stark, and General John Burgoyne. Sent from New Milford.

Box: 6 Fold: 13 Weed, Thurlow
3/23/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/23/1879 from Thurlow Weed to "Dear Sir" [presumably Frank Leslie], agreeing to write an article for publication. Sent from New York.

Box: 6 Fold: 14 Welles, Gideon
1/25/1862

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/25/1862 from Gideon Welles, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, to John Gilmary Shea, informing him of the place of residence of the late Second Lieutenant Robert Emmet Hitchcock. Sent from Navy Department.

Box: 6 Fold: 15 Whipple, Henry Benjamin
6/28/1860

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/28/1860 from Henry Benjamin Whipple, Bishop of Minnesota, to C. B. Richardson, regarding payment of a bill.

Box: 6 Fold: 16 White, Charles Ignatius
3/11/1853 - 5/4/1862

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS dated 3/11/1853, 8/21/1855, and 5/4/1862 from Charles Ignatius White to John Gilmary Shea, regarding historical research. Includes references to Shea's "Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley (1852)" and White's "Life of Mrs. Eliza A. Seton." Discussion of writing history of Catholic Church in America.

Box: 6 Fold: 17 Wilson, James Grant
1861 - 1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/2/1862 from James Grant Wilson to John Gilmary Shea, enclosing a brief (1 page) manuscript sketch [retained in this folder] of General W. H. S. Wallace. References to Shea's book "The Fallen Brave" (1861) [retained in Shea book collection at Georgetown University Library], and the siege of Fort Donelson (Tennessee). General Wallace's signature, sent with this letter from Wilson to Shea, is also contained in this folder. Sent from Chicago. Also, 1 ALS dated 5/12/1863 from Wilson to Shea, enclosing a copy of Wilson's "Sketches of Illinois Officers" [not retained in this folder], with references to De Soto County, Fort Pickering, and "The Fallen Brave." Sent from Headquarters, 15th Illinois Cavalry, Camp Ward, Memphis, Tennessee.

Box: 6 Fold: 18 Wood James F.
12/20/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/20/1876 from D.& J. Sadlier & Co. to James F. Wood, Archbishop of Philadelphia, in reference to a request by Rev. James A. Darragh of Villanova University to have his name returned to the list in "Sadliers' Catholic Directory and Almanac." Sent from New York.

Box: 6 Fold: 19 unidentified
1856 - 1888

DESCRIPTION: 12 ALS dated 1856-88 to John Gilmary Shea from unidentified correspondents.

Box: 6 Fold: 20 unidentified - undated
1850 - 1892

DESCRIPTION: 7 undated ALS from unidentified correspondents found among the papers of John Gilmary Shea.

Box: 6 Fold: 21 scraps
1850? - 1892?

DESCRIPTION: Manuscript scraps found among the papers of John Gilmary Shea. Some in Shea's handwriting. Others in unidentified handwriting.

Box: 7 Fold: 1 Abenaki
6/19/1859

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMS dated 6/19/1859 by Rev. Eugene Vetromile: "Communication Read Before the Maine Historical Society on the Abenaki Language." Portland, Maine. 7 pages. Lengthy discussion of Abenaki language. Includes references to Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, Rev. David Zeisberger, John Gottleib Heckerwelder, and the Delaware (Lenni Lenape) Indian language.

Box: 7 Fold: 2 Abenaki - church plan
8/29/1715

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMS (in French) dated 8/29/1715 by Jean Loyard, S.J.: "Plan de l'eglise proposee pour la mision des Abenakis a la riveiere St. Jean." 4 pages. Includes 4 drawings of the proposed church.

Box: 7 Fold: 3 Alabama Indians
1809 - 1882

DESCRIPTION: 1 autograph manuscript note, seemingly in hand of John Gilmary Shea. Brief notes on history of Alabama Indians. Reference to their settlement in Polk County, Texas.

Box: 7 Fold: 4 Antoniano
1861?

DESCRIPTION: Proof sheets for "Grammar of the Language of the Mission of San Antonio, California." From the papers of Rev. Buenaventura Sitjar. 14 pages. See also: "Vocabulary of the Language of San Antonio Mission, California" (New York: Cramoisy, 1861) [call #: LAU SPCOLL Gen 94A25].

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