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Nicholas M. Williams retreat diary: manuscript

Collection MS-1986-145: Nicholas M. Williams retreat diary: manuscript


  • Creation: 1860 February 23-March 24

Scope and Contents

Daily diary of Nicholas M. Williams's thirty-day retreat at Loyola College, undertaken as part of his Jesuit formation in Febrary-March 1860. Williams records daily rituals, meditations, and readings, and notes inspirational quotations and "good resolutions."


Language of Materials

In English.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Restrictions on Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical Note

Irish-American bookseller. Nicholas M. Williams (1839-1917) was born in Dublin, Ireland. He immigrated with his family to Massachusetts in 1843. In 1859 he joined the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus and began studies at Loyola College. Williams returned to Boston without completing his Jesuit formation and established a Catholic bookshop near the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.


1 Volumes (288 pages) : paper ; 26 x 21 cm


Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time.

Materials Specific Details

Diary comprises pages 25-145. Pages 1-25, 146-288, are blank. Bound in original half leather.

Nicholas M. Williams retreat diary: manuscript
1860 February 23-March 24
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Noah Sheola
2019 October 17
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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