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VAUGHAN, HERBERT, 1832-1903.
Herbert Vaughan papers, 1893-1898

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/gk98p

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vaughan, Herbert, 1832-1903.
Title: Herbert Vaughan papers, 1893-1898
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 284
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Consists of correspondence, a photograph and other documents.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Herbert Vaughan Papers, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Cindy Bunch, 2004.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Herbert Alfred Vaughan, Cardinal and Archbishop of Westminster was born in Gloucester in 1832. Vaughan attended Jesuit College at Stonyhurst from 1841 to 1847, followed by another three years of study in Belgium. He also studied for a year with the Benedictines at Downside Abbey before continuing on to the Collegio Romano in Rome in 1851. Vaughan was ordained in 1854 at the young age of 22. He became vice-president at St. Edmund’s College in Ware, despite being younger than many students.

St. Joseph's Foreign Missionary Society of Mill Hill (a section of London) was founded by Vaughan in 1866. This group was charged by Pius IX to work among blacks in the United States. The group later became St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart (the Josephite fathers) based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Consecrated Bishop of Salford in 1872, Vaughan worked for the ecclesial education of the clergy as well as proper supply of clergy for the diocese. He was appointed Archbishop of Westminster in 1892 and became a Cardinal in 1893. As Cardinal, Vaughan was instrumental in the construction of a cathedral at Westminster. He died in 1903.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, a photograph and other documents. There is a letter and poem from 1893 celebrating Vaughan’s new status as a Cardinal in the Catholic Church. Two letters dated November 1894 to Vaughan from Edmond S. Purcell pertain to Cardinal Henry Edward Manning's feud with the Jesuits. The collection also includes Vaughan’s permission for Midnight Mass celebrations in 1898 and an undated photograph of Father "Bernard" Vaughan that was identified as Herbert Vaughan by an unknown person.