WISEMAN, NICHOLAS PATRICK, 1802-1865.
Collection, 1848-1910, n.d.
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 173
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CITATION: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman Collection, MSS 173, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Nicholas Patrick Cardinal Wiseman was born on August 2, 1802 in Ireland. As a young man he studied in Rome and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1825. In 1835 he moved from Europe to England and began to encourage the revival of English Catholicism. In 1836 he co-founded The Dublin Review, a Catholic newspaper. In 1840 Wiseman was ordained a bishop and in 1850 he was named the first cardinal archbishop of the new Archdiocese of Westminster. He died in London on February 15, 1865.
This collection includes Wiseman's correspondence, consisting mostly
of letters to unidentified correspondents. The collection also includes
published letters, such as pastoral letters. It contains handwritten
documents and manuscripts such as "MS Preface to Complete Works of St.
John of the Cross" and a manuscript in Italian. One of the documents
relates to the publication of a Catholic newspaper, possibly The Dublin
Review, and the Oxford Movement. Also in the collection is a scrapbook
compiled by Wiseman entitled "Extracts from the Press on the Establishment
of the Hierarchy in England." This scrapbook contains articles which
reflect the unpopularity the English Protestant press felt towards the
new Archdiocese of Westminster. Almost all of the articles are from
approximately 1850 but one final article is about the Archdiocese of Westminster's
Diamond Jubilee in 1910.
BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION DATE 1 1 Correspondence 1848-1959, n.d. 1 2 Italian manuscript 1857 1 3 "M.S Preface to the Complete Works of S. John of the Cross Presented by His Eminence Cardinal Wiseman" 1864 2 1 "Extracts from the Press on the Establishment of the Hierarchy in England" 1850-1910 2 2 Published letters 1848-1864 2 3 Untitled manuscript 1853