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Nicholas Patrick Wiseman collection, 1848-1910, undated

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/g2bv3

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wiseman, Nicholas Patrick, 1802-1865.
Title: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman collection, 1848-1910, undated
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 173
Extent: 1.3 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Contains correspondence, published letters including pastoral letters, handwritten documents and manuscripts, and a scrapbook compiled by Wiseman.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Nicholas Patrick Wiseman Collection, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Jennifer Gerth, 1998.

Collection Description

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.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1848-1959, undated
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