This subseries is comprised of correspondence related to the Provincials (initially called Superiors) who headed the Mission of the American Federation and its successor, the Province of Maryland, between 1805 and 1883. Most letters in the subseries are addressed to the Provincials themselves, but the subseries also contains letters received by their advisesees, including the Socius, Consultors, Procurators, and Board Members of the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen. Written primarily by members of the Society of Jesus, this correspondence addresses most of the major issues confronting the Province as it established itself in the United States: the establishment of houses of Jesuit formation, preparatory schools, and colleges (including Georgetown College); the administration of Jesuit estates (plantations) in Southern Maryland and Pennsylvania, including questions related to the ownership of enslaved people; the recruitment of members of the Province and evaluation of their performance and commitment to the Society of Jesus; the supervision of pastoral missions; relations with diocesan prelates; questions related to the expansion of the Province, including the formation of the Missouri Province; missions in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York; and the merger of the Mission of New York with the Maryland Province to form the Maryland-New York Province in 1879.

This subseries contains documents addressing the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals by Provincial Thomas Mulledy, S.J.

This subseries is comprised primarily of correspondence first selected from among the records of the Maryland Province Archives by Joseph Zwinge, S.J., in the early twentieth century. Zwinge assigned catalogue numbers to these letters, which he arranged roughly chronologically by the tenure of the Superior or Provincial. (NB: For those referencing the previous version of the MPA finding aid, most of the folders within this sub-series were part of the series titled Correspondence [202-228].

NOTE: Most materials dated 1900 and later have not been digitized. Materials dating 1900-1939 are available for research use at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections. All materials dated 1940 and later are restricted.

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  • Joseph E. Keller, S.J. (4 of 4) 

    Keller, Joseph E. (Joseph Edward), 1827-1886; Jesuits. Maryland Province; DigitalGeorgetown; Georgetown University Manuscripts, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C. (1875-05-08)
  • Joseph E. Keller, S.J. (3 of 4) 

    Keller, Joseph E. (Joseph Edward), 1827-1886; Jesuits. Maryland Province; DigitalGeorgetown; Georgetown University Manuscripts, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C. (1870-10-01)
  • Joseph E. Keller, S.J. (2 of 4) 

    Keller, Joseph E. (Joseph Edward), 1827-1886; Jesuits. Maryland Province; DigitalGeorgetown; Georgetown University Manuscripts, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C. (1867-08-02)
  • Joseph E. Keller, S.J. (1 of 4) 

    Keller, Joseph E. (Joseph Edward), 1827-1886; Jesuits. Maryland Province; DigitalGeorgetown; Georgetown University Manuscripts, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C. (1864-01-14)
  • Angelus M. Paresce, S.J. - Santa Clara (33 of 33) 

    Paresce, Angelo M., 1817-1879; Jesuits. Maryland Province; DigitalGeorgetown; Georgetown University Manuscripts, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C. (1861-09-17)

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