Skip to main content

Kelly Research: Early Attempts/Foundations in America, claim to be 1st

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 31
Identifier: GAMMS.3.28.1133

Scope and Contents

Laurence Kelly Research: Historical sketch, "Early Attempts by Religious Women from Europe to make Foundations in America," substantiating the Carmelite claim to be the first foundation in the United States, detailing the significance of Charles Neale's guidance and protection, including a letter from Robert Molyneux, SJ, re: the loss of Charles Neale to the Jesuit Order, and a letter from John Carroll re: the Jesuit Superior General's authority to reassign Charles Neale and Carroll's own plea on behalf of the nun's retaining Neale as chaplain.


  • 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