1860-1899Extent : 1 linear inch.
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Collection (ASM), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Occasional letters from Bishop Grace and Archbishop Ireland; sermons preached by Ireland for the Golden Jubilee of the University of Notre Dame and Father Sorin's ordination, and for the peace jubilee of 1898; also an English translation of Ireland's Memorial to the Holy See (1892) concerning the Faribault School Plan, and Archbishop Keane's sermon on Ireland's receiving the pallium as Archbishop; a transcription of Ireland's history of his own service as a chaplain during the Civil War; a transcription of a short history of the early years of St. Paul.
The diocese was created in 1850, with Joseph Cretin as its first bishop. He was suceeded in 1859 by Thomas L. Grace, O.P., who was then succeeded in 1884 by John Ireland. The diocese was raised to a metropolitan see in 1888, with John Ireland as archbishop. The Province of St. Paul, with its metropolitan and nine suffragan sees, comprises the area of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.