1849-1891.Origination : Catholic Church. Diocese of Natchez (Miss.).
Diocese of Natchez Collection (DNT), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Six letters received by Bishop John Chanche (1852-1853); three letters received by Bishop James O. Van de Velde (1855); three letters sent by Bishop William Henry Elder (1861-1864) and a document in Elder's hand, dating from the 1870s, characterizing the Society of the Knights of the Legion of Honor as a secret society; clippings of pastoral letters and articles by Elder (1873-1881); and a few other letters and clippings.
In English, French, German, and Latin.
Established in 1837, the diocese had John Joseph Chanche as its first bishop, James Oliver Van De Velde, SJ, as its second, and William Henry Elder as its third.