University of Notre Dame

John Fitzpatrick Papers


Origination : Fitzpatrick, John, 1807-1881.
Extent : 2 linear inches. 2 volumes.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

John Fitzpatrick Papers (PTR), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Legal documents including his will; a notebook of arithmetic and poetry; and manuscripts of articles on the history of astronomy. Two volumes contain his financial accounts dating from his years as a merchant; part of one volume filed with early Notre Dame financial books (ULDG), contains further financial records.


Prior to joining the Congregation of Holy Cross, Brother Peter was married, the father of two children, and a successful merchant in Goshen and Elkhart County, Indiana. After his wife died in 1856, Fitzpatrick joined the congregation and became Brother Peter. He served as assistant postmaster at Notre Dame.


Fitzpatrick, John, 1807-1881.
Astronomy -- History.
Legal instruments.

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