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To William P. Preston from Anonymous, Account of Father James Dolan, 1870

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Summary:Account of the life and work of Father James Dolan of Baltimore sent to William P. Preston by an anonymous individual, dated November 14, 1870. Includes pages numbered 1 to 6 and 18 to 25. The account begins in 1847 with the arrival of Irish emigrants to Baltimore and their "destitute condition" which aroused Father Dolan and members of The Hibernian Society to provide assistance to them and continues with entries from Father Dolan's diary describing work among the Baltimore poor. Preston was a member of The Hibernian Society, a charitable organization for Irish emigrants in the state of Maryland.
Century:1801-1900
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1801-1900
1901-2000
Topical subjects: Preston, William P. -- Correspondence
Genre:Letters
ArchivesUM location:Preston Family papers
  • series 2
  • box 5
  • folder 9
  • accession 72-12
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Education
Government, Law, Politics
Personal and Family Lives
Religion
War, Military
Women's Studies
Copyright holder:Public domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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