Correspondence (3 of 11)
Georgetown University Manuscripts, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
NealeItems of interest include: Copies of correspondence of Leonard Neale, S.J., Archbishop of Baltimore, covering the period from April 19, 1801 to February 16, 1808 [Seven copied letters regarding Neale's concerns such as the restoration of the Society, the small number of Jesuits in the United States, the need for college professors and the need for books]; Copies of correspondence of Anthony Kohlmann, S.J. [Six letters regarding the increase of Catholics in the United States, prospects of Jesuits colleges, the need for Jesuits in the United States, physics equipment needed, etc.]; Extract translated from Mr. Grassi's late Italian letter (Oct. 8, 1811) [Letter is a candid evaluation of the distressing situation at Georgetown College. Includes reviews and assessment of past presidents]; Letter (Nov. 21, 1818) talks of division at Georgetown between the American Jesuits and the Flemish Jesuits; Letter (Apr. 12, 1825) concerns the new cathedral to be built, the need for English-speaking priests who preach well, as well as the many Protestant sects; Letters (May, 1832-Mar. 1834) regarding novices, scholastics, cholera, the plan of the Jesuit house in Frederick, White Marsh, etc.; Copies of letters of John Carroll, S.J. (Jan. 1772-June, 1773) describe tense situation at Rome with rumors of the suppression of the Society. Also mentioned is the Irish College as well as the search for printing presses; Letters (Sept.-Dec. 1790) address money for American seminary, location of the United States capital, situation in France; Letters (Sept.-Oct., 1800) discuss Leonard Neale, S.J.,'s consecration as bishop, yellow fever, anti-Catholic sentiments; Letters (1800-1803) letters pertaining to the Society of the Faith of Jesus, Napoleon Bonaparte, the excessive strictness of Georgetown College; Letters (1804-1808) discuss uncertainties of the future of the society, unsatisfactory leadership at Georgetown under Frs. Francis and Leonard Neale; Letters (1808-1809) discuss difficulties of communication because of Embargo Act; Letters (1803-1814) describe tenuous situation between the U.S. and England, the imprisonment of Pius VII in France, the excellent work of the Sulpicians; letters (Feb. 3, 1814-Mar. 20, 1815) pertain to the Restoration of the Society and the corporation of Roman Catholic clergy; letters (June-Oct. 1815) contain letters regarding appointments to the Sees of New York and Philadelphia, problems in England regarding veto power.**Former finding aid locations: 119_3_6; 4S1-4T2**
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