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Ludwigs-Verein Records

LUD Ludwigs-Verein Records 1831-1875.
Origination : Ludwigs-Verein.
Extent : 7 reels of microfilm.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives Notre Dame, Indiana 46556


Archdiocesan Archives, Munich.

Preferred Citation

Ludwigs-Verein Records (LUD), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Five reels of letters from the United States to the Ludwig Mission Society and two reels of the society's magazine, Annalen der Glaubensverbreitung, volumes one through twenty-one (1848-1868), in which many of the letters were published.

Correspondents include Rev. Franz Xaver Weninger, bishops Frederick Baraga, Egidius Jünger, Joseph Melcher, Ignatius Mrak, Michael O'Connor, Maurice de Saint-Palais, Rupert Seidenbusch, OSB, John Timon, CM, Richard V. Whelan, and others. Most correspondence pertains to conditions in the American missions, particularly among German Catholics, and contains requests for money.

In German, Latin, French, and English.


A society founded by John Frederick Résé in 1838 to help Catholic missions in America and Asia and to support the Franciscans who maintained the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, chiefly by collecting and distributing money.

Index :

 Baraga, Frederic, 1797-1868. 
 Jünger, Aegidius, 1833-1895. 
 Melcher, Joseph, 1806-1873. 
 Mrak, Ignatius, 1818-1901. 
 O'Connor, M. (Michael), 1810-1872. 
 Résé, John Frederick, 1791-1871. 
 Saint-Palais, Jacques Maurice de, 1811-1877. 
 Seidenbusch, Rupert, 1830-1895. 
 Timon, John, 1797-1867. 
 Whelan, Richard 1809-1874. 
 Weninger, F.X. (Francis Xavier), 1805-1888. 
 Catholic Church -- United States -- History. 
 Missions, American. 
 Catholic Church -- Missions -- Societies, etc. 
 Catholics, German. 

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