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Series 6: Community Life and Correspondence of Members

 Series
Identifier: Series 6

Scope and Contents

This series consists of correspondence sent or received by members, as well as a variety of community business and spiritual affairs implicitly involving the members. It consists of prayer books, songs, ceremonies and miscellaneous aspects of life. One item diagrams the grave sites of those who died at Port Tobacco, although it adds several graves of Sisters who would subsequently die while at Aisquith Street, Baltimore. Perhaps the most precious items in this series are the fragments concerning Mother Elizabeth Seton. One is a brief poem by her; another is a short note addressed to her former students (S. Ambrosia and Stannislaus who entered Carmel in 1819) written and initialed (EAS) by her shortly before her death.

Dates

  • 1650-1831
  • Majority of material found in 1780-1830

Extent

From the Record Group: 3 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Carmelite Monastery of Baltimore Repository

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