Series 2: Death Book
Scope and Contents
The Death Book is the second most important book kept as vital records by the Sisters of Baltimore Carmel. It details the deaths that occurred from 1797 until the present; during that time the names of seventy-seven members, as well as several early chaplains and bishops, were entered. The first non-member to be recorded is John Carroll, first Archbishop of Baltimore (1815); he is followed by Leonard Neale (1817) and by the Reverend Charles Neale, co-founder of Carmel in America (1823). Secular as well as Jesuit, Holy Ghost, and Redemptorist priests are included in the death notices. The necrologies of clergy, especially during the first one hundred years of Carmel, indicate how close was the relationship that existed between the nuns of the Baltimore Carmel and those who officially served the early Maryland church.
- Majority of material found in 1790-1990
From the Record Group: 4 linear feet