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REV. WILLIAM H. DUNCAN, SJ PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Duncan, Rev. Wm. H., SJ: Letters rec'd, 1877-1888
DATE SPAN: 12/05/1877 - 09/12/1888

DESCRIPTION: Only a half-dozen or so letters, mostly from friends in the secular clergy.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Duncan, Rev. Wm. H., SJ: "Diary" & notes on prayers
DATE SPAN: 08/15/1860 - 01/01/1875

DESCRIPTION: Duncan apparently began a diary in this notebook, kept it for only a short time, and later tore the pages out. A small portion of the rest of the notebook he used for notes about prayers. Most of it is empty.



Box: 1 Fold: 3 Duncan, Rev. Wm. H., SJ: Diaries, 1876-1885
DATE SPAN: 05/21/1876 - 12/02/1885

DESCRIPTION: Two bound diaries of medium-size format. Occasioned apparently by the construction of a new church building for St. Mary's, Duncan commenced a diary, beginning with a summary of what had been going in their Residence for the preceding several years. Duncan wrote with more color than many Jesuit diarists, and commented upon politics, schooling, and vacations, as well as commenting quite astutely on the weather.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Duncan, Rev. Wm. H., SJ: Diaries, 1891-1893
DATE SPAN: 01/27/1891 - 07/31/1893

DESCRIPTION: Two notebooks similar to preceding. Recounts move from Boston to Georgetown.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Duncan, Rev. Wm. H., SJ: Concerning the Guardianship
DATE SPAN: 03/02/1858 - 01/01/1871

DESCRIPTION: Duncan was named guardian of two minors, the Harrises, following the death, apparently, of Margaret Harris. There are two ledgers here pertaining to plantation management and guardianship, and several promissory notes from a relative of Duncan, perhaps his brother.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Duncan, Rev. Wm. H., SJ: Ledger re his inheritance, 1860
DATE SPAN: 11/10/1855 - 02/25/1860

DESCRIPTION: Ledger of estate settlement, Lowndes, Co., Alabama, 1860. The plantation grew cotton and had slaves, some of whom were distributed in the settlement.

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