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Amelia Landais correspondence

 Collection — Shared box: 1393
Collection MS-1986-163: Amelia Landais correspondence


  • Creation: 1823 - 1830

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence between Landais and several Catholic priests in Boston. The major correspondent is John Cheverus, who served successively as Bishop of Boston, Montaubon and Bordeaux (France). The letters primarily discuss Landais and her family and friends.


Language of Materials

In French, with one item in English.

Restrictions on access

Collection is 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

Amelia Augustine Landais McIntire was born on March 1, 1803 at Fort Moultrie in South Carolina to Louis Landais, an U.S. Army Engineer, and Mary Elizabeth (Peters) Landais. Landais spent her early childhood in Martinique, where her father died in 1819. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts with her mother in 1820, attended church at the cathedral on Franklin St., where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school, and was a friend of Bishop Cheverus until his return to France.

In 1830 Landais married Ebenezer McIntire and moved from Boston to Cambridge. She helped organize a Sunday School in East Cambridge when the nearest church was in Charlestown and continued to be active in the Catholic church throughout her life. In her last fifteen years she was blind, and she lived with her son Charles John McIntire, a probate judge in the Middlesex County, Massachusetts court. She died November 6, 1896, at the age of 94.


"Death of Mrs. McIntire." The Sacred Heart Review. November 14, 1896. (accessed 2022 February 1).


.5 Linear Feet (1 container) : 6 items


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. However, notes on file indicate that the letters were a gift of Monseigneur Murphy around 1953.

Processing Information

Typed transcriptions and translations into English were added to the collection as some point after acquistion. Authorship of these translations is unknown.

Amelia Landais Correspondence
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2017 May 15
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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