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Bapst, John, SJ to Doctor LeProhon, photocopy , 1859 September 25

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5


  • Creation: 1859 September 25

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The John Bapst, SJ collection contains correspondence, official records, legal and religious documents, manuscript materials, publications, and newspaper clippings documenting the life and work of John Bapst, SJ, as a missionary and the first president of Boston College. The majority of materials relate to Bapst’s work as a missionary in Maine, including to the Penobscot Nation. Of particular note are the record book from the Governor’s Council for the Members of the Penobscot Tribe, and the town council order, eyewitness account, and correspondence regarding Bapst’s assault by the Know-Nothings of Ellsworth, Maine. The eyewitness account, entitled “Father John Bapst –A Sketch,” was used as the basis for an extended article published in 1885 in Woodstock Letters. Correspondence, and other documents detailing the early years of Boston College are also included.


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Materials in this collection are primarily in English, with some Latin.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.


From the Series: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 container)

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States