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Series 2: The Annals of Baltimore Carmel, 1790-

Identifier: Series 2

Scope and Contents

This series consists of books of annals kept by the nuns from the time they established themselves at Port Tobacco until the present. Some are bound; others are in notebooks. The first, bound in leather, is written in the hand of Sister Delphina Smith who was professed at Carmel in 1813 and was prioress during the years 1833-1836; 1851-1854; it continues to 1970 but is supplemented by several others. Another comprises copies of two historical accounts and annals: at the beginning is a grouping entitled: "Various Items Transcribed from papers written out by Sr. Stanislaus of the Infant Jesus"; beginning from the back is a second copied document that consists of information sent by Mother Stanislaus from Mt. Carmel in England, in the year 1860. Still another concentrates on the years 1827-1856 and gives details of the school conducted by the Sisters when they first came to Baltimore as well as the elaborate attempts of Baltimore Carmel to receive materials and information on the exact customs and Carmelite traditions on the Continent.

Arranged chronologically.


  • 1674-1990
  • Majority of material found in 1800-1990


From the Record Group: 9.5 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Carmelite Monastery of Baltimore Repository

1318 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore MD 21286 USA