Boston College Award of Merit certificate to John Doyle, signed by Bapst, 1865
Scope and Contents
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.
- From the Collection: Boston College. Office of the President (Organization)
Language of Materials
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)