GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
United Kingdom: UK-3

Jesuits. British Province Office
114 Mount Street
London, England W1K 3AH United Kingdom

Phone: 44-020-7499-0285 

 

Hours: By appointment only

Access: Some restrictions apply

Copying facilities: Yes

 

History: The Jesuits (a.k.a. Society of Jesus), founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in Spain, 1540, self-identify with the post-nominal initials, “S.J.” The British/ English Jesuit Province made its first North American foundation, 1633. It administered the Maryland Mission, 1633-1773 (Jesuits suppressed), which evangelized Piscataway Indians in the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River areas of Maryland and Virginia. Later, the Jesuits expanded and included peoples in New York and Pennsylvania.

 

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: See -- F.O. Edwards, S.J., "The Archives of the English Province of the Society of Jesus," Catholic Archives, Part 1, 1(1981):20 and Part 2, 2(1982):37.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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