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REV. LAURENCE J. KELLY, SJ PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 3 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Appointment Books or Diaries
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1906 - 12/31/1939

DESCRIPTION: From 1906 until 1924 a certain number of years are missing altogether, and the type of appointment book or diary varies. One of them is a log of a trip to Southampton from New York on the Leviathan in 1923.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Appointment books & diaries
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1940 - 08/02/1955

DESCRIPTION: Uniform style appointment books or diaries covering every day from 1 January 1940 until Kelly could no longer make entries, shortly before his death, August 1955.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Address Books & Novice List
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1917 - 08/10/1955

DESCRIPTION: The folder contains two address books, each of which was in use for some time and shows many additions. One he put into service around 1938, the second in the 1940s and probably used until his death. In addition, there is a small book listing the novices at Woodstock-on-Hudson (Yonkers), 1917-1922, and the dates when they later took vows or left the Society.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreats
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1905]? - [12/31/1948]?

DESCRIPTION: Three packets of sermon and retreat notes, written on small sheets of paper and tied up in red tape.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1919]? - [12/31/1947]?

DESCRIPTION: Three packets of sermons and retreat notes, written on small sheets or paper, and bound in red tape.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes
DATE SPAN: [10/10/1921]? - [12/31/1945]?

DESCRIPTION: One packet of sermons, retreat notes, and miscellaneous information.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1930]? - [12/31/1946]?

DESCRIPTION: One packet of sermons and retreat notes, written on small sheets of paper, and bound up in red tape.

Box: 4 Fold: 2 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes

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Box: 4 Fold: 2 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1946 - 12/31/1949

DESCRIPTION: Three packets of sermons and retreat notes, all written on small sheets of paper and bound in red tape. These are all from the same post-war period.

Box: 4 Fold: 3 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1920]? - [12/31/1930]?

DESCRIPTION: Three packets of sermons and retreat notes, written on small sheets of paper and bound up with red tape.

Box: 4 Fold: 4 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes
DATE SPAN: [10/10/1920]? - [12/31/1930]?

DESCRIPTION: Two packets of sermons and retreat notes, each written on small sheets of paper, and bound up in red tape.

Box: 4 Fold: 5 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1899 - 12/31/1910

DESCRIPTION: Two packets of sermons and retreat notes, written on small sheets and bound up on red tape. Two small notebooks labelled "Retreat Notes," and covering the years 1899-1903.

Box: 4 Fold: 6 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Sermons & Retreat Notes
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1904 - 12/31/1952

DESCRIPTION: Five notebooks of varying sizes contained ideas for sermons from about 1910, conferences and sermons, 1904-1905, and notes from retreats, 1941-1952.

Box: 5 Fold: 1 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: School Notebooks, 1892-1904
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1892 - 12/31/1904

DESCRIPTION: This folder, and most of the rest in this box, contain notebooks that Kelly used as a student proceeding through his Jesuit training, 1892-1904. A few notebooks of ideas from later periods are also to be found here.

Box: 5 Fold: 2 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Notebooks from Training, 1892-1897
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1892 - 12/31/1897

DESCRIPTION: Notebooks in various academic subjects from philosophy and theology training at Woodstock as well as some from a period spent teaching at Loyola.

Box: 5 Fold: 3 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Notebooks from Training
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1893]? - [12/31/1906]?

DESCRIPTION: The five note books in this folder contain material from Kelly's theological training period at Woodstock and journals for some of his early ministerial replacement efforts in Southern Maryland and Philadelphia in the summers of 1904 and 1906.

Box: 5 Fold: 4 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Notebooks from Training, 1889-1900
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1889]? - [12/31/1900]?

DESCRIPTION: Four notebooks, three of which are from Jesuit training at Frederick or Woodstock; the fourth contains miscellaneous notes/thoughts from ca 1910.

Box: 5 Fold: 5 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Notebooks, ca 1905-1910
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1905]? - [12/31/1910]?

DESCRIPTION: Two notebooks; one containing thoughts on death and the other with miscellaneous ideas.

Box: 5 Fold: 6 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Notebooks, 1931-1935
DATE SPAN: 11/19/1931 - 12/31/1935

DESCRIPTION: Two notebooks from the 1930s, one of which contains quotations that Kelly thought were worth recording, presumably for future use, and the other is a series of lengthy extracts from articles, many in the area of science, that might have been useful in substantiating various Catholic points.

Box: 6 Fold: 1 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Correspondence, 1887-1930
DATE SPAN: 05/18/1887 - 05/29/1930

DESCRIPTION: This is a very scattered and random series of letters, most of which Kelly received, but some few of which are copies of those he sent. They begin with the letter of appointment that he received from Rev. Robert Fulton, SJ, in 1887 and end with a sharp exchange between himself and Rev. John Brosnan, SJ on the subject of completing the new novitiate at Wernersville, PA.

Box: 6 Fold: 2 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Correspondence, 1932-1950
DATE SPAN: 10/27/1932 - 09/06/1950

DESCRIPTION: Letters, mostly incoming, to Kelly. Many are from influential people and it appears that in general he retained only especially significant individual letters or small groups of letters pertaining to particularly sensitive (to him) issues.

Box: 6 Fold: 3 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Correspondence, 1951-1953
DATE SPAN: 03/29/1951 - 12/28/1953

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence, mostly incoming to Kelly, with copies of two or three letters of counseling that he sent. Included are "form" letters from Sen. O'Conor, discussions about the Orthodox Churches, the sermon or talk given on his jubilee, and a dispensation from the Apostolic Delegate to say the Mass sitting down because of ill health.

Box: 6 Fold: 4 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Correspondence, 1954
DATE SPAN: 01/13/1954 - 12/29/1954

DESCRIPTION: Correspondence received by Kelly during the last full year of his life.

Box: 6 Fold: 5 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Correspondence, 1955
DATE SPAN: 01/04/1955 - 10/07/1955

DESCRIPTION: Large quantity of cards and final letters from people who had obviously been warned that Kelly was in Georgetown Hospital, and since he was eighty-five, was not likely to emerge.

Box: 6 Fold: 6 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Calendar of Masses, 1954-1955
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1954 - 12/31/1955

DESCRIPTION: These are two printed books, one for each of the two years, listing, in a highly abbreviated style, who is to be honored each day. In addition, Kelly wrote in alongside each date people whom he wished to remember. He tore off the corner of each page as he used it; as that stopped in July 1955 it indicates that he was no longer able to function.

Box: 6 Fold: 7 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Miscellaneous MSS
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1910]? - [12/31/1940]?

DESCRIPTION: A variety of short MSS: one about Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ's life by himself or an unknown, one about the beginnings of the Novitiate at Wernersville, PA, and a stack of notes about all the novitiates of the MD-NY Province. A certain portion of all this is written on old envelopes and so forth and is not easily usable or well organized.

Box: 6 Fold: 8 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Photographs
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1915]? - [12/31/1954]?

DESCRIPTION: Mostly these are snapshots, some taken of Kelly at Georgetown Univ. a year or so before his death, others in the 1940s, but one is of him as the novice master at St. Stanislaus, Yonkers, NY, in 1917.

Box: 6 Fold: 9 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Printed Material
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1910]? - [12/31/1955]?

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains copies of a printed obituary of Rev. Thomas A. Becker, SJ, a golden jubilee program (1953) for Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ, and a number of small, ephemeral printed items of a devotional nature.

Box: 6 Fold: 10 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Misc. Printed Material
DATE SPAN: 01/01/1920 - 12/31/1954

DESCRIPTION: This folder contains a small volume of "Summarium Theologiae Moralis," by Antonius M. Arregui, SJ (5th ed., 1920), and two nos. of "Mount Carmel" from 1953 and 1954, along with a supply of calling cards from Kelly.

Box: 7 Fold: 1 Kelly, Rev. Laurence J., SJ: Artifacts
DATE SPAN: [01/01/1940]? - [12/31/1955]?

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