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JOHN GILMARY SHEA PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Dunn, J., S.J.
10/23/1889

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (copy) dated 10/23/1889 from John Gilmary Shea to J. Dunn, S.J., acknowledging the receipt of two packages.

Box: 1 Fold: 1.5 Flood, Michael
5/13/1858

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/13/1858 from John Gilmary Shea to Michael Flood, in reference to a comment by Flood in a letter to E. Dunigan & Brother. Sent from New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Griffin, Martin I. J., S.J.
3/1/1883 - 7/24/1883

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS (photocopies) dated 1883 from John Gilmary Shea to Martin I. J. Griffin, with references to Henri de Courcy, Bernard U. Campbell, Charles I. White, and Archbishop John Carroll. Note: the originals of these letters are found in the Martin I. J. Griffin Papers in the Georgetown University Library Special Collections Division.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Mallet, Edmond (1879)
1879

DESCRIPTION: 17 ALS and 1 ACS dated 1883 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet (1842-1907), mostly discussing their respective research. Shea provides bibliographical and archival suggestions. Much discussion of French Canadian settlement in America for Mallet's book "Discours Sur la Situation des Canadiens aux Etats-Unis" (1881). References include Charles Hawley, Joseph Tasse, Elbert Herring, the sale of Rev. Joseph M. Finotti's books, Rev. Ferdinand Farmer, Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, Shea's Cramoisy Press series, Frederic Baraga's Chippewa dictionary, and Canadian History. Almost all letters sent from Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Mallet, Edmond (1880)
1880

DESCRIPTION: 9 ALS dated 1880 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, regarding each man's historical research. Includes references to Charles I. White, the death of Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Shea's translation of Louis Hennepin's "A Description of Louisiana" (1880) [along with enclosed 1-page printed advertisement of Shea's work on Hennepin (1880)], the Prince Society's "Voyages of Samuel de Champlain" (1878-82), George Bancroft, Rev. Francois Seguenot [whose 1728 letter Shea believed to be the first Catholic work printed in the United States of America], the death of Frank Leslie and resulting tumult at his publishing house, and Queen Catharine Montour. Most letters sent from Elizabeth, New Jersey. One letter written on letterhead of Frank Leslie's Publishing House.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Mallet, Edmond (1881)
1881

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS dated 1881 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, discussing historical research. Includes references to Benjamin Sulte, Shea's translation (1881) of Christian Le Clercq's "First Establishment of the Faith in New France," and Charles Guiteau and the Guiteau family. The folder also contains 1 photocopy of the title page of Mallet's "Discours Sur la Situation des Canadiens aux Etats-Unis" (1881) inscribed by Mallet to Shea [the copy of the book Mallet presented to Shea is in Georgetown Special Collections, call#: SPC Shea E184.F85 M344 1881].

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Mallet, Edmond (1882)
1882

DESCRIPTION: 13 ALS dated 1882 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, regarding historical research. Includes references to "Heathen Chinee," Francis Parkman, Pierre Margry, Benjamin Sulte, a paper by Bishop John Baptist Lamy, Pierre Toussaint, the Church of San Xavier del Bac, Don Diego Dionisio de Penalosa, Archbishop Juan de Zumarraga, discussion of Francis Parkman's "Discovery of the Great West: La Salle," Giaovanni da Verrazano, George Bancroft, Jacques Cartier, the "Fair Gazette," and Estevanico el Moro. The folder also contains 1 AM (3 pages) by Shea titled," An Humble and Forgotten Explorer: Estevanico el Moro," written for the "Fair Gazette."

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Mallet, Edmond (1883)
1883

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS dated 1883 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, with discussion of historical research. The 3/28/1883 letter has references to Benjamin Sulte and compares the experiences of the Jesuits in Canada, Maryland, and California. The 5/16/1883 has a reference to a pamphlet by Rev. John B. Brouillet. The 5/27/1883 letter has much discussion of Sulte's book and contains references to the Recollects in Canada.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Mallet, Edmond (1884)
1884

DESCRIPTION: 8 ALS and 2 TEL dated 1884 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, regarding historical research. Discussion of a Propaganda note by Shea, a manuscript by Pierre Esprit Radisson, and the articles of capitulation signed by George Washington at Fort Necessity. Includes references to the election of Grover Cleveland, the death of Bishop Francis Norbert Blanchet, Pierre Margry, a letter from Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan, Charles Gayarre, the registers of Vincennes, Antoine Drouet Sieur de Richardville, and the Prince Society.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Mallet, Edmond (1885)
1885

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 1/10/1885 and 2/15/1885 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, discussing historical research. Includes references to Archbishop Francis Norbert Blanchet, archives in Quebec, and Mallet's catalog of the Carroll Institute Library.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Mallet, Edmond (1886)
1886

DESCRIPTION: 8 ALS dated 1886 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, with discussion of their respective historical research. Includes references to Pierre Esprit Radisson, Andrew Arnold Lambing, Pierre Margry, Bishop Peter Joseph Baltes, early priests in St. Augustine (Florida), Daniel Carroll, Frederic R. Coudert, and Henri Raymond Casgrain. One of the letters was written on Frank Leslie's Publishing House stationary.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 Mallet, Edmond (1887)
1887

DESCRIPTION: 8 ALS dated 1887 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, with discussion of historical research. References to M'Glynn, Pierre Gibault, Auguste Carayon, the Brent Papers, Henri Raymond Casgrain, Archbishop Francis Norbert Blanchet, Martin I. J. Griffin, a memoire from Archbishop John Carroll to George Washington, President Grover Cleveland's handling of an application by Mallet for a post, Bernard J. McQuaid, Frederic R. Coudert, the papers of John Carroll, and a photograph of John's Carroll's mother.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Mallet, Edmond (1888)
1888

DESCRIPTION: 7 ALS dated 1888 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, regarding historical research. Includes references to Henri Raymond Casgrain, Elzaer Alexandre Taschereau, a paper by Andrew Arnold Lambing, Mallet's appointment as Indian Inspector, laying the cornerstone at Catholic University of America, General William Starke Rosecrans, the marriage of John Mary Chartier to Sally Robineau, Shea's delays in getting out his history of Archbishop John Carroll, and Adolph Francis Alphonse Banelier.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 Mallet, Edmond (1889)
1889

DESCRIPTION: 4 ALS dated 1889 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, with discussion of historical research. Includes discussion of Frank Leslie's Publishing House, Mrs. Frank Leslie, Shea's financial woes, and Mallet's removal from a post. Also, 1 ALS dated 1889 from S.S. Shea to Mallet, regarding John Gilmary Shea's poor health.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Mallet, Edmond (1890)
1890

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/1890 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, discussing historical research. Includes references to the Carroll Institute and Notre Dame. Sent from Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 Mallet, Edmond (1891)
1891

DESCRIPTION: 3 ALS dated 1891 from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, regarding historical research. Includes references to Claudio Jannet, Francis Xavier Blanchet, Francis Norbert Blanchet, and Shea's four-volume history of the Catholic Church in America.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 Mallet, Edmond (undated)
undated

DESCRIPTION: 7 undated ALS from John Gilmary Shea to Edmond Mallet, regarding historical research.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 Richards, Joseph Havens, S.J.
3/19/1889-8/19/1890

DESCRIPTION: 9 ALS (photocopies) dated 1889-1890 from John Gilmary Shea to Rev. Joseph Havens Richards, S.J., President of Georgetown College, regarding Shea's work on his book "History of Georgetown College" to commemorate the centennial of the college. Also, 2 ALS (photocopies) dated 1889 from J. Fairfax McLaughlin to Shea, regarding Shea's research for the book.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 unidentified
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ALS from John Gilmary Shea to "My dear Doctor," regarding the "Society," with references to "His Grace" and Monsignieur Quinn.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Adolphe (Bishop of London)
7/18/1856

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/18/1856 from Adolphe, Bishop of London, to the editor of the "Catholic Citizen," lamenting recent disputes in the Catholic press. References to the "Catholic Mirror" and the "True Witness."

Box: 1 Fold: 20 Allibone, Samuel Austin
6/16/1865?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/16/1865? from Samuel Austin Allibone to John Gilmary Shea, acknowledging receipt of a letter and an article: "Where Are the Remains of Columbus?"

Box: 1 Fold: 21 Austin, Jane G.
12/17/1872

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/17/1872 from Jane G. Austin to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a paper.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Anthony, Henry Bowen
10/21/186?

DESCRIPTION: 1 empty envelope postmarked 10/21/186? from Henry Bowen Anthony to John Gilmary Shea. The letter is not retained. Postmarked Providence, Rhode Island.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 Baird, Charles W.
11/7/1882

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/7.1882 from Charles W. Baird to John Gilmary Shea, with ample discussion of historical research. References to DeMonts' 1604 expedition, King Henry IV, and Samuel de Champlain. Sent from Rye, Westchester County, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 Baltes, Peter Joseph
11/12/1883

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/12/1883 from Peter Joseph Baltes, Bishop of Alton, Illinois, to J.D. Sadlier & Co., with lengthy discussion of the census of the Catholic population of the United States. Includes discussion of Catholic population of the diocese of Alton. Sent from Alton, Illinois.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Banard, Frederick Augustus Porter
11/25/1856

DESCRIPTION: 1 brief ALS dated 11/25/1856 from Frederick Augustus Porter Banard, President of Columbia College, to John Gilmary Shea. Sent from New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 Bancroft, George
4/6/1852 - 4/5/1866

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/6/1852 from George Bancroft to John Gilmary Shea, returning a map of Marquette and making reference to Mr. French; addressed "Rev. John D. Shea, S.J.;" sent from New York. Also, 1 ALS dated 4/5/1866 from Bancroft to Shea, informing him he does not have a particular book; addressed "Mr. Shea." And, 1 envelope signed by Bancroft addressed to Shea postmarked 12/21/[no year], sent from New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 Bapst, John, S.J.
10/24/1854

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/24/1854 from John Bapst, S.J. to John Gilmary Shea, with discussion of the anti-Catholic uprising at Ellsworth, Maine. Sent from Bangor, Maine.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 Baraga, Frederic
9/19/1854 - 12/26/1855

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 9/19/1854 from Frederic Baraga, Bishop of Amyzonia and Vicar Apostolic of Upper Michigan, to John Gilmary Shea, discussing works written by Baraga and giving the Native American names for his works. Sent from "Saut St. Mary," Michigan. Also, 1 ALS dated 12/26/1855 from Baraga to Shea, stating that he is stationed in Little Traverse Indian Mission, also known as Arbre Croche, which was his first mission in 1831. Sent from Little Traverse Bay, Emmet County, Michigan.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 Barber, Edwin A.
12/30/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/30/1876 from Edwin A. Barber to John Gilmary Shea, enclosing an autograph manuscript article by Barber for publication. Sent from West Chester, Pennsylvania. The enclosed autograph manuscript (3 pages) article is titled "Pottery of the Moquis." Includes 7 pencil sketches of Moqui pottery.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 Barbero, J. M.
8/21/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 8/21/1878 from Bishop J.M. Barbero to "Messrs. Sadlier and Co.," in reference to the Catholic Directory.

Box: 1 Fold: 30.5 Barcelona
6/17/1882

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in Spanish) dated 6/17/1882 from Jose Maria, Bishop of Barcelona, to John Gilmary Shea. Sent from Barcelona.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 Barlow, S.L.M.
9/14/1885

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 9/14/1885 from S.L.M. Barlow to John Gilmary Shea. in regard to a letter. Written on company letterhead of Shipman, Barlow, Larocque & Choate, No. 35 William Street, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 Barnum, Phineas Taylor
5/17/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/17/1864 from Phineas Taylor Barnum to Frank Leslie, asking Leslie to send his artist to sketch Barnum in his office. Written on Barnum's American Museum letterhead, which includes a lengthy advertisement for the museum on the left-hand side of the page.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Barrett, E.
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ALS from E. Barrett to John Gilmary Shea.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Barry, William
2/13/1861

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 2/13/1861 from William Barry, secretary of the Chicago Historical Society, to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a paper Shea submitted and discussion of the origin of the word "Chicago."

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Bartlett, John Russell
3/8/1854 - 6/8/1859

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/8/1854 from John Russell Bartlett to John Gilmary Shea, in regard to Bartlett's book "Dictionary of Americanisms." Also, 1 ALS dated 6/8/1859 from Bartlett to Shea, enclosing a copy of the latest edition of Russell's "Dictionary of Americanisms."

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Bartlett, William H. C.
3/15/1865

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/15/1865 from William H. C. Bartlett, to Mr. Rennie, regarding corrections to a written work. Sent from West Point, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Baxter, James Phinney
3/15/1888

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/15/1888 from James Phinney Baxter to John Gilmary Shea, regarding research on the early colonization of Maine. Includes references to Monsignor Urbano Cerri, Arundell of Wardour, and James Rosier. Sent from Portland, Maine.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Bayley, James Roosevelt
5/5/1853

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/5/1853 from James Roosevelt Bayley to John Gilmary Shea, informing him of notes on the history of the Catholic Church in New York City. References include Father Damien, Archbishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, and Father Anthony Kohlman, S.J. Sent from New York City.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Beck, Theodoric Romeyn
5/20/1854

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/20/1854 from Theodoric Romeyn Beck to John Gilmary Shea, enclosing a copy of the "Instructions of the Regents [of the University of the State of New York], 1853." "Instructions..., 1853" not retained. Sent from Albany, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Becker, Thomas Andrew
11/28/1874 - 5/14/1891

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/28/1874 from Thomas Andrew Becker, Bishop of Wilmington, Delaware, to D.& J. Sadlier and Co, regarding the Catholic almanac and reporting the death of a priest. Sent from Wilmington, Delaware. Also, 1 ALS dated 5/14/1891 from Becker to John Gilmary Shea, discussing the history of the diocese of Savannah, Georgia. References to Francis Xavier Gartland, D.D. Edward J. Sourin, John Barry, and Edward Barron. Sent from Savannah, Georgia.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Benjamin, Park
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ALS from Park Benjamin to Frank Leslie's Publishing House, enclosing a poem for publication. The autograph manuscript poem (2 pages), also retained in this folder, is titled, "A Drop of Water."

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Bergh, Henry
11/10/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/10/1876 from Henry Bergh, of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to Frank Leslie enclosing a poem for publication. The poem is not retained.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Bishop, Lewis
10/8/1874

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/8/1874 from Lewis Bishop to John Gilmary Shea.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 Blanchet, Francis Norbert
9/26/1858

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 9/26/1858 from Francis Norbert Blanchet, Archbishop of Oregon City, to "Messrs. Col.? Dunigan & Brother," stating that he does not know the Catholic population of his diocese for the Catholic almanac of 1859 and giving his opinion about the almanac.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 Bonduel, Florimond J.
8/22/1854 - 3/23/1859

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in French) dated 8/22/1854 from Florimond J. Bonduel to "Mon Bien Cher Monsieur," with lengthy discussion and analysis of the language of the Menominee, a Native American Indian tribe. Sent from Milwaukee. Also, 1 ALS (in English) dated 3/23/1859 from Bonduel to John Gilmary Shea, with discussion of the Menominee language and the Menominee mission. Reference to Bonduel's book "Souvenir Religieux D'Une Missione Indienne" [retained by Georgetown Library Special Collections Division in Shea book collection]. Sent from Green Bay.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Bodfish, James
12/28/1876

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/28/1886 from Joshua Bodfish to John Gilmary Shea, regarding past correspondence.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Bonacum(?), Thomas
12/1/1887

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/1/1887 from Thomas Bonacum(?) to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., in response to an inquiry for the Catholic Almanac and Directory. Sent from Lincoln, Nebraska.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Bonaparte, Jerome Napoleon
9/21/1861

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 9/20/1861 from Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte to John Gilmary Shea, thanking him for his useful service. Sent from New York.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Bradley, David
12/10/1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/10/1863 from David Bradley, Lieutenant Colonel of the 20th Illinois Volunteers, to Frank Leslie, describing the Civil War battle of Raymond, fought May 12, 1863. References to fighting at close quarters, the 8th Illinois reinforcing the 20th Illinois, and casualty statistics for the 20th Illinois. Sent from Headquarters of the 20th Illinois Volunteers, Big Black, Mississippi.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Brann, Henry A.
6/12/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/12/1878 from Henry A. Brann to John Gilmary Shea, providing autobiographical information. Also, 1 ALS dated 6/12/1878 from Brann to Lawrence G. Goulding, providing information on the history of the Catholic Church in New York City. Includes references to St. Elizabeth's Church and St. John's Church of Fort Washington Parish.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Brinton, Daniel Garrison
9/5/1867?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 9/5/1867 from Daniel Garrison Brinton to John Gilmary Shea, acknowledging receipt of a note and referring to a translation of a work. Sent from West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Broadhead, John Romain
4/18/1857 - 11/1/1865

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/18/1857 from John Romeyn Brodhead to John Gilmary Shea. 1 ALS dated 2/1/1863 from Brodhead to Mr. Richardson. 1 ALS dated 11/1/1865 from Brodhead to Shea. All brief notes. All regarding historical research.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Brody, ?
5/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/1879 from ? Brody to John Gilmary Shea. Sent from Albany, New York on State of New York Assembly Chamber letterhead.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Brown, James Carter
1/11/1858

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/11/1858 from James Carter Brown to John Gilmary Shea, regarding a publication.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 B - unidentified
6/17/1884

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/17/1884 from Douglas ?, of the Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada, to John Gilmary Shea, regarding Shea's inquiry about the articles of capitulation of Fort Necessity. It was unknown by the correspondents where the original articles were archived.

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Cameron, John
10/24/1877 - 10/07/1878

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 10/24/1877 and 10/7/1878 from John Cameron, Archbishop of Arichat, to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., returning information to the Catholic Almanac.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Campbell, Charles
12/27/1858

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/27/1858 from Charles Campbell to John Gilmary Shea, discussing the alleged discovery of the Chesapeake Bay by the Spanish. Sent from Petersburg, Virginia.

Box: 2 Fold: 12.5 Casgrain, Henri Raymond
12/9/1889

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (in French) dated 12/9/1889 from Henri Raymond Casgrain to John Gilmary Shea, regarding Casgrain's "Collection Des Manuscripts Du Marechal Levis" (1889-95) [vol. 1 and 2 retained in Georgetown University Library Special Collections, call 3#: LAU SPCOLL Shea E199 .L66; other volumes in main stacks at Georgetown University Library]. Sent from Quebec.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Cesnola, Luigi Palma Di
7/15/1878 - 7/29/1878

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 7/15/1878 and 7/29/1878 from Luigi Palma Di Cesnola to "Sir" [presumably Frank Leslie], offering to write an article for the "Monthly" on Cyprus. Sent from Greenwich, Connecticut.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Chatard, S. M.
11/24/1875

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/24/1875 from S. M. Chatard to John Gilmary Shea. Sent from Rome.

Box: 2 Fold: 15 Cherokees
5/28/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/28/1879 from John L. ? to John Gilmary Shea, with brief reference to education among the Cherokees. Sent from Tahlequah, Indian Territory.

Box: 2 Fold: 16 Clarke, James Freeman
11/1/1861

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/1/1861 from James Freeman Clarke to John Gilmary Shea, with reference to W. L. Putnam. Sent from Boston.

Box: 2 Fold: 17 Clarke, Richard Henry
3/15/1880

DESCRIPTION: 1 ACS dated 3/15/1880 from Richard Henry Clarke to John Gilmary Shea, providing as address for a delivery.

Box: 2 Fold: 18 Clarke, W. F., S.J.
6/30/1883

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 6/30/1883 from W. F. Clarke, S.J. to John Gilmary Shea, regarding newspaper extracts and photographs. Sent from Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland.

Box: 2 Fold: 19 Colgan, Thomas
8/5/1878

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL dated 8/5/1878 from Thomas Colgan, President of the National Printing Company, to "Rev. Dear Sir," regarding proofs of a sketch of a church for Goulding's History of the Catholic Churches in New York, prepared by John Gilmary Shea. On the back of the letter are handwritten notes about St. Louis.

Box: 2 Fold: 20 Collet, Oscar W.
10/8/1883

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/8/1883 from Oscar W. Collet to John Gilmary Shea, with discussion of the origin of the word "Louisiana" to describe the Mississippi River Valley. Reference to Pierre Le Monyne d'Ibervile.

Box: 2 Fold: 21 Collins, Richard
7/1/1872

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/15/1872 from Richard H. Collins to John Gilmary Shea, complimenting him for a recent article about Fr. Armand de la Richardie and trying to determine the first European to set foot in Kentucky. Includes references to Jacques Marquette, Louis Hennepin, and Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle. Sent from Covington, Kentucky. On letterhead bearing the mark "Office of Collins' History of Kentucky."

Box: 2 Fold: 21.5 Colorado
9/4/18??

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 9/4/18?? to John Gilmary Shea from a correspondent in Georgetown, Colorado. Reference to Joseph Maria Finotti and the sale of a library.

Box: 2 Fold: 22 Connolly, Thomas Louis
11/23/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/23/1864 from Archbishop Thomas Louis Connolly to "My Dear Sir" [presumably John Gilmary Shea], regarding the history of the Catholic Church in Acadia. Includes a reference to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Evangeline." Sent from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Box: 2 Fold: 23 Conroy, John Joseph
9/12/1884

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 9/12/1884 from Bishop John Joseph Conroy to John Gilmary Shea, agreeing to speak with Shea at some point and to provide him with a photograph.

Box: 2 Fold: 24 Cook, Clarence
1/17/1881

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/17/1881 from Clarence Cook to John Gilmary Shea, asking for the date of the death of Orestes Augustus Brownson to help find an article about Brownson by George Ripley.

Box: 2 Fold: 25 Cook, Joel
8/22/1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 8/22/1863 from Joel Cook to John Gilmary Shea, thanking him for his interest in Cook's work on General John Pope. Sent from Philadelphia.

Box: 2 Fold: 26 Cook, Theo. P.
1/19/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/19/1864 from Theo. P. Cook to Frank Leslie, enclosing a poem [not retained]. Sent from Fort Richmond.

Box: 2 Fold: 27 Cooke, John Esten
11/16/1859

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/16/1859 from John Esten Cooke to "Dear Sir," with references to a publication. Sent from Richmond, Virginia.

Box: 2 Fold: 28 Corrigan, Michael Augustine
1/23/1880 - 9/18/1884

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/23/1880 from Bishop Michael Augustine Corrigan to John Gilmary Shea, complimenting him on the new Catholic Directory and expressing his desire for a history to be written of the Catholic Church in New Jersey. Sent from Newark, New Jersey. Also, 1 autograph document: "Extract from the Records of St. Joseph's Church ... Now Called "Echo" Lake," with references to Rev. Charles French and Rev. Francis O'Donaghue. And, 1 AD dated 9/18/1884 with reference to Corrigan.

Box: 2 Fold: 29 Corrigan, Patrick
7/19/1883

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/19/1883 from Patrick Corrigan to John Gilmary Shea, with a reference to Corrigan's book "Episcopal Nominations." Sent from Hoboken, New Jersey.

Box: 2 Fold: 30 Cosgrove, Henry
10/22/1883 - 8/29/1884

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/22/1883 from Henry Cosgrove to D.& J. Sadlier & Co. Also, 1 ALS dated 8/29/1884 from Cosgrove to John Gilmary Shea. Both letters sent from Davenport, Iowa.

Box: 2 Fold: 31 Cowen, L. Lindley
10/14/1884 - 11/6/1884

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (w/ envelope postmarked 11/2/1884 and 11/6/1884) from L. Lindley Cowen, U.S. Navy, to the editor of Frank Leslie's "Magazine," enclosing a book "The French at Foochow" (Shanghai, 1884) by Cowen and James F. Roche. The book is retained in the Shea book collection at Georgetown University Library Special Collections Division. Sent from Chefoo, China.

Box: 2 Fold: 32 Cross, Edward E.
5/25/1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/25/1863 from Edward E. Cross to the editor of Frank Leslie's requesting a copy of the biography about him. Signed "Cm 1st Brigade, Hancock's Division, 2d corps."

Box: 2 Fold: 33 Cunningham, Michael
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 typed document signed by Michael Cunningham regarding Catholics in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with references to Rev. Canon Walsh and Bishop David W. Bacon.

Box: 2 Fold: 34 Currier, Charles
5/7/1890

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 5/7/1890 from Charles Currier to John Gilmary Shea, providing a brief biographical sketch of Rev. Christian Kander. Sent from Boston.

Box: 2 Fold: 35 Curtis, John
3/21/1870

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 3/21/1870 from John Curtis to Rev. Joseph Maria Finotti. Sent from Bishop's Home, Omaha, Nebraska.

Box: 2 Fold: 36 Curtis, George William
11/4/1861

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/4/1861 from George W. Curtis to John Gilmary Shea, sending a photograph [not retained in this folder]. Sent from North Shore, Richmond Co., New York.

Box: 2 Fold: 37 C - unidentified
1850? - 1890?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 1/31/1862? from ? Curtt(?) to John Gilmary Shea, and 2 ALS from unidentified people to unidentified persons.

Box: 2 Fold: 38 Daniel, Frederick
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 brief undated ANS from Frederick Daniel to John Gilmary Shea. Shea was using this slip as a bookmark in one of his books.

Box: 2 Fold: 39 Darlington, William
4/12/1862

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/12/1862 from William Darlington to John Gilmary Shea, with a reference to the work "The Battle of Crooked Billet" by William Watts Hart Davis. Includes references to the American Civil War regiment of the 104th Pennsylvania Volunteers (commanded by Davis), Revolutionary War General John Lacey (d. 1814, father-in-law of Darlington), Bucks County (Pennsylvania), the Battle of Germantown, Thomas J. Rogers, and Charles B. Richardson. Sent from West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Box: 2 Fold: 40 Davidson, David
8/19/1868

DESCRIPTION: 1 AMS dated 8/19/1868 from David Davidson to John Gilmary Shea, "Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln: The Martyred President of the United States of America." The letters of the words spelling that title across the page are composed, in turn, of smaller words describing Lincoln's second inauguration. Dedicated to Shea by Davidson.

Box: 2 Fold: 41 Davis, John
7/21/1883

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 7/21/1883 from John Davis, Acting Secretary of State, to Mrs. Frank Leslie, regarding a request for a copy of the signatures attached to the Definitive Treaty of Peace with Great Britain. Sent from Washington, D.C.

Box: 2 Fold: 42 Dawson, Henry Barton
2/22/1779 - 8/6/1886

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 8/6/1886 from Henry Barton Dawson to John Gilmary Shea transcribing a letter from Horatio Gates. Gates' letter (in Dawson's hand) dated 2/22/1779 is addressed to Major General John Sullivan and informs him that a French Augustine Priest, Father De la Motte, will be sent to do missionary work in Machias and perhaps bring the Native American Indians in Nova Scotia to the American cause; sent from Boston.

Box: 2 Fold: 43 Dean, John Ward
6/23/1862 - 6/30/1862

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 6/23/1862 and 6/30/1862 from John Ward Dean to John Gilmary Shea, regarding historical research. References to David McLane, Henry T. Beckwith, and Walter R. Danforth. Sent from Boston.

Box: 2 Fold: 44 De Cota, B. F.
9/13/1880

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 9/13/1880 from B. F. De Cota to John Gilmary Shea, regarding early European explorers to New France.

Box: 2 Fold: 45 De Forest, John William
post-Civil War - 10/13/1884

DESCRIPTION: 1 undated ALS from John William De Forest to "Dear Sir" [presumably Frank Leslie] offering to provide a novel for serial publication. The novel was about reconciliation between the North and South after the American Civil War. Also, 1 AMS by De Forest titled "Memoranda Concerning J. W. De Forest" providing a biographical sketch of De Forest, a list of his publications, opinions from the press about his work, and reference to his military service during the Civil War in the 12th Connecticut. References to General Nathaniel Banks, General Benjamin Butler, General Philip Sheridan, Port Hudson[, Louisiana], Freedmen's Bureau, "Overland," "Kate Beaumont," and the "Wetherel Affair." And, 1 ALS dated 10/13/1884 from De Forest to Frank Leslie's Publishing House stating that he does not have a manuscript novel at hand.

Box: 2 Fold: 46 Defouri, James H.
4/12/1890

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/12/1890 from James H. Defouri to John Gilmary Shea, regarding research on martyred priests in New Mexico. References to 40 martyred priests who died between 1533 and 1731. Includes short biographical sketches of each one. Sent from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Box: 2 Fold: 47 Dicharry(?), P.(?) F.
9/22/1880

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 9/29/1875 and 9/22/1880 from P. F. Dicharry to D.& J. Sadlier & Co., providing information about the Diocese of Natchitoches for the Catholic Directory. Sent from Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Box: 2 Fold: 48 Diane, Charles
10/15/1864

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 10/15/1864 from Charles Diane to John Gilmary Shea, in reference to the papers of Robert C. Winthrop. Sent from Cambridge.

Box: 2 Fold: 49 Domenec, Michael
11/9/1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 11/9/1863 from Bishop Michael Domenec providing updated information for the Catholic Almanac about the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Box: 2 Fold: 50 Donnelly, James
9/27/1875 - 10/19/1882

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS dated 9/27/1875 and 10/19/1882 from James Donnelly to D.& J. Sadlier & Co. Sent from Monaghan, Ireland.

Box: 2 Fold: 51 Dorsey, J. Owen
10/14/1886

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL dated 10/14/1886 from J. Owen Dorsey to John Gilmary Shea, in regard to a linguistic question dealing with the Comanche language.

Box: 2 Fold: 52 Douglass, Frederick
12/17/1879

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/17/1879 from Frederick Douglass to N. Robinson, expressing satisfaction with an interview published in "the [Frank Leslie's Illustrated] weekly" and with a picture of him apparently accompanying the interview. Douglass fancies himself more attractive than the picture shows, but is nonetheless pleased. Sent from Washington, D.C.

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