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Brown County Ursuline Convent portrait album

 Collection — Volume: MS.2019.030
Collection MS-2019-030: Brown County Ursuline Convent portrait album


  • Creation: between 1867 and 1876

Scope and Contents

Album containing 37 portrait photographs of students of the Convent of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and 1 portrait of Father Edward Purcell (1808-1881). Handwritten captions, dated 1867-1876, identify the subjects. Two pages, captioned "Chief Justice Taney" and "Margo Duer Henry," are lacking photographs.

Historical Note: Brown County Ursuline Convent

Ursuline boarding school. Established by a group of Ursuline Sisters in 1845, the Convent of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (also called the Brown County Ursuline Convent, or the School of the Brown County Ursulines) was a college-prepatory boarding school for girls, located near Saint Martin, Ohio. The school closed in 1981.

Biographical Note: Edward Purcell

Catholic priest, newspaper editor, and abolitionist. Born in Ireland in 1808, Edward Purcell was a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. His brother, John Baptist Purcell, was Archbishop of Cincinnati. As editor of the Catholic Telegraph, he espoused opposition to slavery. He died at the Brown County Ursuline Convent in 1881.


1 Volumes (38 photographs in 1 album) : 37 albumen prints, 1 tintype ; 15 x 13 cm

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Materials Specific Details

Title devised by cataloger. Photograph album bound in publisher's full leather, blind-stamped boards, with gilt-embossed title on spine, "Album."

Brown County Ursuline Convent Portrait Album
between 1867 and 1876
Marc Only
Noah Sheola
2019 December 18
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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