Collection, 1848-1910, n.d.


EXTENT:  1.3 cubic ft. (1 half-size legal archives box and 1 oversize box)

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CITATION:  Nicholas Patrick Wiseman Collection, MSS 173, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. 

Biographical Note

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. 

 Scope and Content Note

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

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