University of Notre Dame

Diocese of Portland (Me.) Collection


Extent : 4 items,
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Diocese of Portland (Me.) Collection (DPR), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Letter from Bishop David W. Bacon, Portland, to Rev. Joseph O'Brien, Cathedral, Providence, R.I.; typewritten notes concerning Bishop Bacon's ancestry, education, and episcopate (1855-1874); handwritten table of statistics for the Diocese of Portland (1855-1875); funeral announcement for Mrs. Eliza Bacon.


David W. Bacon, first bishop of Portland in Maine, was born 15 September 1815, son of William Bacon and Elizabeth Redmond Bacon; he was educated at the Sulpician College in Montreal and at Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Ordained in 1838, he worked in the Diocese of Brooklyn until he became Bishop of Portland in 1855. He died 5 November 1874.


Bacon, David W.
Catholic Church. Diocese of Portland (Me.)