Fulton, Robert, portrait sketch, by Sarah J. F. Johnston, circa 1870-1895
- circa 1870-1895
Scope and Contents
The Robert Fulton, SJ, President’s Office Records contain correspondence, manuscript material, notes, programs, and ephemera documenting the life and work of Robert Fulton, SJ. Of note are materials related to Fulton’s establishment of the Young Men’s Catholic Association, Fulton’s retirement reception (including the ode composed for him and read by John Boyle O’Reilly), and a notebook kept by Anna Ward (née Anna Hazard Barber), documenting a retreat led by Fulton in 1866. One frequent correspondent was Grace Bristed, née Grace Sedgwick, wife of Charles Astor Bristed, the grandson of J.J. Astor. Louise Imogen Guiney, another correspondent, was a poet, essayist, and scholar who was born in Roxbury. The collection also contains a book plate award for "Eduardo Lamb" written in Latin, a transcript of Fulton's eulogy for John Boyle O'Reilly, notes from Father Francis Barnum about Fulton's involvement in the temporary ownership of a summer home near Fairhaven, and Fulton's death announcement.
- From the Collection: Boston College. Office of the President (Organization)
- From the Collection: Fulton, Robert (1826-1895) (Person)
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: 2.25 Linear Feet (2 containers)