Series 06: Records of the Suppression and Restoration
Series 6, the Records of the Suppression and Restoration, document the period of time in which the Society of Jesus was suppressed (by order of Pope Clement XIV in Rome in 1773) and then restored (by Pope Pius VII in 1814). These papers include the Proceedings of the General Chapter and Southern District of the Select Body of the Clergy, which include discussions related to the former Jesuits’ plantations and to slavery; letters from former Jesuits challenging the decisions of the Select Body of the Clergy and the Diocese of Baltimore; correspondence between John Carroll and Charles Plowden, S.J.; correspondence between Charles Sewall and his brother Nicholas Sewall; pastorals, circulars, and homilies written by John Carroll; transcripts of seminal documents and narrative histories that document the Suppression globally; and narrative accounts of the Suppression by Charles Plowden, S.J.; Fidel Grivel, S.J.; John McElroy, S.J.; and George Fenwick, S.J.
Some folders in this series contain references to slavery, slaveholding, and enslaved individuals. Some folders in this series contain documents addressing the Province's 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals. Relevant folders are identified.
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.