University of Notre Dame

Archdiocese of Boston Collection


Origination : Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Boston (Mass.)
Extent : 2.5 linear inches.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Collection was begun by James Edwards. Some material (circa 1952) was a gift of William John Guerney.

Preferred Citation

Archdiocese of Boston Collection (ABO), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, including original letters and photostats from the Archdiocesan Archives of Boston and the National Archives. Correspondents include missionary priests Stephen Theodore Badin and John Thayer; Jean Lefebvre de Cheverus, first bishop of Boston, and Benedict Joseph Fenwick, second bishop of Boston; and Joseph M. Finotti, collector of Catholic Americana.

Also records of the Tabernacle Society of the Convent of Notre-Dame, Berkeley Street, Boston (1898-1906) consisting of correspondence of Lillian Westervelt concerning vestments and altar furnishings for churches and priests throughout New England and for missions across the United States; material concerning Bishop David William Bacon of Portland, Maine; clippings, articles, pamphlets, and pictures.


Established in 1808 as a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, it included all of New England until 1875, when it became an archdiocese with metropolitan authority over other dioceses in the province of New England.


Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Boston (Mass.)
Badin, Stephen T. (Stephen Theodore), 1768-1853.
Thayer, John, 1758-1815.
Cheverus, Jean Louis Aimé Madeleine Lefebvre de, 1768-1836.
Fenwick, Benedict Joseph, 1782-1845.
Finotti, Joseph Maria, 1817-1879.
Westervelt, Lillian.
Tabernacle Society, Notre Dame Convent (Boston, Mass.)
Bacon, David William, 1815-1874.
Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Correspondence

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