1872-1895Origination : Catholic Church. Diocese of Wheeling (W.V.).
Diocese of Wheeling Collection (DWH), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556
Clippings concerning diocesan affairs, 1872-1879, including clippings of the pastoral letters of Richard Whelan and John Joseph Kain; and photostats of letters received by Mother M. de Chantal, Superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Joseph's Academy in Wheeling (1874- 1875, 1895).
The Diocese of Wheeling was established in 1850. Richard Vincent Whelan, formerly Bishop of Richmond, served as its first bishop until 1874. John Joseph Kain was its second bishop (1875-1893) and Patrick James Donohoe its third (1894-1922).