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Series 10: Mathieu Herard Papers, CSSp, 1829-1839

 Series
Identifier: Series 10

Scope and Contents

This series consists of miscellaneous papers of Mathieu Herard, the second Holy Ghost (Spiritan) priest to labor in the United States. First working in Pittsburgh as chaplain to the Poor Clares, in New York to assist victims of the cholera epidemic, and in Madison, New Jersey, Herard eventually moved to Baltimore where he became a close and devoted friend, chaplain, and major benefactor of the Carmelites there. Especially due to his fund- raising efforts, it became possible for the sisters to build a chapel for their monastery on Aisquith Street. After Herard's death in France in 1839, they inherited a large sum of money from his estate.

Dates

  • 1831-1873
  • Majority of material found in 1840-1870

Extent

From the Record Group: 1.5 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Carmelite Monastery of Baltimore Repository

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