University of Notre Dame

Louis J. Neyron Collection


Origination : Neyron, Louis J. (Louis Joseph), 1791-1888.
Extent : 3 letters. 4 artifacts. 1 reel of microfilm.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
In English and French.

Preferred Citation

Louis J Neyron Collection (ZCL), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

A letter from Neyron to James McIntyre concerning acquaintances at Notre Dame (1866), a letter received by Neyron from Bishop M.J. Spalding of Louisville concerning Know Nothingism in Indiana (1855), and a letter from a former student at Notre Dame requesting help (1888); a fragment of a document, a lock of Neyron's hair, three surgical knives and one piece of embossed wood.

Also material gathered in 1977 for a memorial service in Albany, Indiana; and one reel of microfilm containing transcripts of seven letters by or concerning Neyron, 1864-1865.


Catholic priest, founder of Holy Trinity Parish, Albany, Indiana. Neyron claimed to have been a surgeon in the French Army under Napoleon, serving in both Napoleon's campaign at Moscow and his defeat at Waterloo.


Neyron, Louis J. (Louis Joseph), 1791-1888.
American Party.
Anti-Catholicism -- United States -- History.
Spalding, M. J. (Martin John), 1810-1872.

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