University of Notre Dame

Robert Seton Family Papers


Origination : Seton, Robert, 1839-1927
Extent : 8 linear feet. 1 linear foot of photographs.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Preferred Citation

Robert Seton Family Papers (SET), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence, mostly of the Seton Family, 1782-1908, including among their correspondents James Cardinal Gibbons and Bishop Winand M. Wigger; photographs, clippings, pamphlets and sermons; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's prayer book and Robert Seton's diaries and books; paintings and family lithographs; an expense account book, a family genealogy, a book of sermons, and four notice books of St. Joseph Church, New Jersey, 1880-1899.



Titular archbishop of Heliopolis; fourth of William and Emily (Prime) Seton's seven children; the grandson of St. Elizabeth Ann (Bayley) Seton, founder of the American Sisters of Charity in 1809; and cousin of Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley, first bishop of Newark and founder of Seton Hall University in 1856.


Seton, Robert, 1839-1927.
Seton, Elizabeth Ann, Saint, 1774-1821.
Bayley, James Roosevelt, 1814-1877.
Gibbons, James, 1834-1921.
Wigger, Winand Michael, 1841-1901.
Seton family (William Seton, 1846-1798).
Seton family.

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