University of Notre Dame

Francis Norbert Blanchet Papers

1846-1902 (bulk 1846-1882).

Origination : Blanchet, Francis Norbert, 1795-1883.
Extent : 2.5 linear inches.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Francis Norbert Blanchet Papers (BLN), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Letters and papers from Blanchet's trips to France (1846) and South America (1856-1857); correspondence with Major Edward Mallet (1881-1882), with a few letters exchanged between Mallet and Bishop Augustin Magloire Alexander Blanchet (1883); letters, pamphlets and clippings involving Archbishops F.N. Blanchet, Charles J. Seghers, William H. Gross, and Alexander Christie; and a few papers and clippings involving the Diocese of Vancouver Island, suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Oregon City.

ms 67-1971


Missionary in the Pacific Northwest in the 19th century; named vicar-general of the Oregon country in 1838 and first bishop of Oregon City (later known as the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon) when the episcopal see was created in 1846; developed the Catholic Ladder (1859) as a teaching device for the Indians to illustrate the history and beliefs of the Christian faith.


Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Oregon City (Or.)
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.
Blanchet, Francis Norbert, 1795-1883.
Catholic Church -- Bishops -- History.

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