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GTM119b93f09i01 Roothaan to McSherry 1836-10-27.pdf
In this letter, Fr. Jan Philip Roothaan, the superior general of the Society of Jesus, approves of the sale of the Maryland Province slaves but stipulates several conditions that must be met, including assuring that the slaves could practice…

Immaculate Heart of Mary Stained Glass Window.pdf
Stained glass window from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Maringouin, Louisiana, featuring historical images of the church from 1877, 1964, and 1972. Immaculate Heart of Mary has been the center of Catholic religious life for many…

Cornelius Hawkins testimony from Beatty v Hawkins.pdf
Testimony of Cornelius Hawkins in the 1893 case of Beatty et. al. v. Hawkins et. al. (45 La. Ann). Hawkins testifies that he had rented land to grow cotton at West Oak from Glenn Peake since 1871.

Louisa Mason obituary from St Mary's Beacon 1909-07-22.pdf
An obituary published in the St. Mary's Beacon, July 22, 1909, honoring the life of Louisa Mason (b. 1812), an enslaved woman owned by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

GTM119b69f18i13abc Van de Velde to Brocard 1848-11-27.pdf
Fr. Van de Velde pleads with the Jesuit Provincial in Maryland to contribute $1000 for a church in Louisiana for use of the enslaved people they had sold in 1838. This is the second letter from Van de Velde to the Maryland Jesuits on the topic. He…

Frank Campbell 1.jpg
Three photographs of Frank Campbell, one of the enslaved people sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838. These photographs are included in a scrapbook from the early 1900s that belonged to Robert Ruffin Barrow, Jr., which is held at Ellender Memorial…

Ryder-proslavery-speech-in-Richmond-from-Richmond-Examiner-1835-09-04.pdf
Rev. James Ryder, SJ, then a professor at Georgetown, gave this anti-abolitionist, proslavery speech in Richmond, Virginia, in 1835.

Ryder would go on to become president of Georgetown from 1840-1845 and again from 1845-1851. He founded…

GTM119b40f10i02.pdf
In this undated bill of sale, Rev. Thomas Mulledy SJ sells eleven men and women to Henry Johnson. This sale must have taken place some time after November 10, 1838. Ten of the people listed in this bill of sale are recorded in the 1838 census as…

Philodemic Debates 1830 p10.pdf
The minute book for Georgetown's Philodemic Society records that members debated the issue of slavery in its first year. The date of the debate is not given, but it was probably late in 1830 or early 1831.

RFOFB-R35-F310 West Oak Pay Roll 1867-10-17.pdf
This payroll from the Freedmen's Bureau records lists laborers at West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Many of the people listed in this document were sold to West Oak by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 or were the children of people sold…
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