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Herman Joseph Heuser papers

MC 1

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center
Creator:
Heuser, Herman Joseph, 1851-1933
Title:
Herman Joseph Heuser papers
Date [bulk]:
1890-1925
Date [inclusive]:
1811-1933
Call Number:
MC 1
Extent:
10.8 Linear feet (; 27 Boxes)
Language:
English
Language of Materials note:
Most of the materials in the collection are in English, though some are written in German, French, Latin, and Italian.
Abstract:
Herman Joseph Heuser, D.D. (1851-1933) was a Catholic intellectual and prolific writer who influenced scholarly circles and clerical life in the United States and abroad through his literary work. Heuser edited the American Ecclesiastical Review (1889-1975) as well as published  The Dolphin (1900-1908), a Catholic literary magazine. These publications reflected Heuser's varied interests from clerical subjects to the arts. He published fourteen books, eight of which appeared serially in  The Dolphin. This collection includes primarily correspondence, sermons, prayers, scrapbooks, and personal writings. It also includes materials related to Patrick Augustine Sheehan.
Cite as:
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Herman Joseph Heuser papers, 1811-1933 (MC 1), Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center.
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Biography/History

Herman Joseph Heuser was born on October 23, 1851 in Potsdam, Germany. Heuser was the first child of Herman Joseph and Julia Neese Heuser, and had a sister two years his junior, Julia. Heuser attended secondary schools in Berlin, Germany and Breslau, Poland focusing on religious education. He also took classes in science, language, art and music. His family emigrated to the United States in 1867 leaving him behind to continue his studies in Poland.

Heuser immigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen and in 1868 he began to attend a diocesan preparatory seminary in Glen Riddle, PA , approximately 15 miles from Philadelphia. Heuser served as a ?seminarian professor? at Glen Riddle, leading instruction in Latin, French and Gregorian chants. In 1871 he began teaching at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary at its new campus in Overbrook, PA. He was ordained on February 2, 1876. He became a full time seminary professor and taught there for over fifty years. Heuser also served as an adviser to the Pontifical Commission on Anglican Orders in 1896. In 1905 Heuser received a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa from Pope Pius X. In 1907, during the controversy over Modernism, Heuser was appointed by the Apostolic Delegate as general censor for all Catholic publications in the United States.

Monsignor James Andrew Corcoran, also a faculty member at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and helped found the American Catholic Quarterly Review. Heuser aided in editing the publication for 13 years. Through his involvement, he learned about the logistical aspects of running a publication such as scheduling, managing contributors and subscribers and financial concerns.

Heuser began editing the American Ecclesiastical Review in 1889. Serving as the main contributor for the  AER, Heuser used the motto ?For the upbuilding of the Church? (1 Cor. 14:5) and in order to appeal to and benefit both priests and laity. As a supplement to the  AER, Heuser published  The Dolphin, a more basic Catholic magazine from 1900-1908. In both these publications attention was paid to music and the arts with articles about the history of Church music, architecture, art as well as included illustrations. Heuser used his position as editor to allow for a debate of diverse subjects and topics. Heuser served as the editor of the  AER, with a brief interruption from 1914-1919 when Reverend William Turner took over, until 1927 when he turned over the publication to the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

Heuser died on August 22, 1933.

Scope and Contents

This collection largely contains correspondence, both personal and professional in nature. A significant portion of the correspondence is between Heuser and prominent figures within the Catholic Church including Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore, Archbishop Patrick J. Ryan of Philadelphia, Katharine Drexel, and Thomas C. Middleton. Other correspondents include Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Princess Catherine Radziwill, Thomas Eakins and Leopold Stokowski. Some of the topics covered include Catholicity in Russia, church architecture, Catholic American Indians, and the religious aspects of the issue of vasectomy.

A significant amount of materials in the collection relates to Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan of Doneraile, Ireland, specifically Sheehan's book, My New Curate, which appeared serially in Heuser's magazine. Other notable series include manuscripts by hymnist Emily Mary Shapcote, author of  Mary, The Perfect Woman, which also appeared in the magazine. The manuscript materials of Sister Teresa of the Holy Ghost that addresses the history of the Order of the Holy Ghost are also included.

Items, such as drafts and research notes, deriving from Heuser's work with the American Ecclesiastical Review and  The Dolphin, are also included. The collection also contains prayers, sermons, some genealogical information, and scrapbooks with miscellaneous materials.

Overview of Arrangement

The records are arranged in five series, three of which have been further arranged in subseries:

Series I. Correspondence

a. Incoming Correspondence

b. Outgoing Correspondence

c. Caroline B. Perot Letters

Series II. Patrick Augustine Sheehan

a. Incoming Correspondence

b. Outgoing Correspondence

c. Letters to Heuser about Sheehan

d. Miscellaneous

e. Manuscripts

Series III. Manuscripts

a. Emily Mary Shapcote Manuscripts

b. Sister Teresa of the Holy Ghost

c. Manuscript Materials

Series IV. Sermons

Series V. Miscellaneous

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center,  ; Summer 2011

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Amanda McKnight

Revision Description

Included a link to the older item-level finding aid. Added a "Language of Materials" note. Changed finding aid status to "Completed".  October 2015

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Provenance

Accession number 1990.001.

Processing Information note

The arrangement of the collection as outlined in the original finding aid has been altered to allow for better access to materials within the collection.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Materials misplaced into the collection that are dated posthumously have been removed.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Catholic Church--Periodicals
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Letters
  • Prayers
  • Research notes
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sermons
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Corcoran, James Andrew, 1820-1889
  • Drexel, Katharine Mary, Saint, 1858-1955
  • Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916
  • Gibbons, James, 1834-1921
  • Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920
  • Hickey, Emily Henrietta, 1845-1923
  • Homes, Oliver Wendell, 1841-1935
  • Mercier, Desideratus Josephus, Cardinal, 1851-1926
  • Perot , Caroline B.
  • Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950
  • Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914
  • Ryan, Patrick John, 1831-1911
  • Shapcote, Emily Mary , 1828-1909
  • Sheehan, Patrick Augustine, 1852-1913
  • Sister Teresa of Holy Ghost
  • Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977
Subject(s)
  • Catholic Church--United States--History--19th century.
  • Catholic intellectuals
  • Catholics--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

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Other Finding Aids note

This is a revised finding aid. The Ryan Memorial Library: Historical Collections previously published an extensive item-level finding aid to this collection circa 1960s: Heuser, Herman Joseph, D.D. Papers. 1872-1933 . A copy of the the older finding aid can be found here:

http://www.pahrc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Heuser_older-finding-aid-edited.pdf

Bibliography

Hubbert, Joseph G., CM. "'Less Brains and More Heart': Father Herman J. Heuser, Founder of the American Ecclesiastical Review." U.S. Catholic Historian 13 (1995): 95-112.

Collection Inventory

Series I. Correspondence, 1811-1933 (Bulk, 1890-1925) .

Scope and Contents note

This bulk of this series is composed of incoming and outgoing correspondence. The topics of the letters are mainly literary and religious. Some subjects addressed are: Catholicity in Russia, Church architecture, sacred heraldry, difficulties of Catholic Indians on Government Reservations, and the religious aspects of the issue of vasectomies. Most of the correspondence is regarding contributions to American Ecclesiastical Review and  The Dolphin.

One of the notable correspondents is Katharine Drexel (1858-1955), the founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament dedicated to addressing to the needs of Native Americans and African Americans protesting the injustice of racism. Born to a family which owned a banking fortune, Drexel used her wealth to fund missions and schools. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on November 20, 1988 and canonized on October 1, 2000. The correspondence is from 1907-1930 and are type or handwritten and includes questions about the new constitution for her order, requests for Latin translations, gratitude for well wishes while she was ill and thanks for his feastday greetings. Other correspondents include American realist painter Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), poet and essayist Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920), author and abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823-1911), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935), essayist Agnes Repplier (1855-1950), photographer and social reformer Jacob Riis (1849-1914), and conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882-1977).

The Caroline B. Perot Letters contain incoming and outgoing correspondence between Heuser and Perot between 1909-1933. The two friends generally discuss personal issues, health concerns and visits. An item of note is a letter dated February 2, 1929 Heuser writes about the author and hymnist Emily Mary Shapcote and how her work, Mary, The Perfect Woman, appeared serially in  The Dolphin from 1902-1904.

Arrangement note

The subseries, Incoming Correspondence, is arranged alphabetically. The subseries, Outgoing Correspondence, is arranged by topic and chronologically. The subseries, Caroline B. Perot Letters, are arranged chronologically.

Please note that not all names are listed in this finding aid. For a complete detailed list of correspondents, please see the item-level finding aid found here:

http://www.pahrc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Heuser_older-finding-aid-edited.pdf

Subseries Ia. Incoming correspondence, 1811-1933 (Bulk, 1890-1925) .

Box Folder

Aertnys - Albert, 1889-1922, undated.

1 1

Albright, 1920-1929.

1 2

Aldering - Assisium, 1889-1933.

1 3

Audsley, 1902-1915.

1 4

Azarias, 1889-1891.

1 5

Baart - Baldwin, 1899-1922.

1 6

Baptist - Benson, 1891-1932.

1 7

Benziger, 1889-1930.

1 8

Benzig - Borgmann, 1891-1929.

1 9

Bouquillon - Brownson, 1890-1930.

1 10

Brucker, 1899-1926.

1 11

Bruehl - Burke, 1811, 1893-1914.

1 12

Burnett, 1917-1927.

1 13

Burns - Byrne, 1897, 1900, 1913-1922.

1 14

Cabroz - Cavanaugh, 1891, 1898-1904, 1911-1922, 1928.

2 1

Chadet - Cloutier, 1891-1908, 1913, 1919-1926 .

2 2

Coakley - Comes, 1904, 1910-1913, 1922.

1 3

Conaty - Cormican, 1887, 1890, 1897-1904, 1910, 1911, 1917-1931.

2 4

Cosgrove - Corrigan, 1888-1891, 1897-1901, 1904, 1918.

2 5

Craft - Cuthbert, 1889-1892, 1901, 1903, 1905, 1909, 1921, 1922.

2 6

Dale - Dammann, 1904, 1905, 1915, 1922-1925, undated.

2 7

Day - DeLaTaille, 1890, 1891, 1902-1913, 1921-1925.

2 8

Delplace - DeWaal, 1891, 1897-1899, 1904, 1905, 1912-1915, 1919, 1925-1930.

2 9

Dewees - Donahue, 1904, 1905, 1910-1913, 1919-1923, 1929-1932.

2 10

Donelly, 1898, 1902-1906, 1912, undated.

2 11

Donavan - Doyle, 1898, 1903, 1910, 1911, 1915, 1919-1926.

2 12

Drexel, 1907-1918, 1929-1930, undated.

2 13 & 14

Drinkwater - Dyer, 1892, 1897, 1902-1905, 1910-1916, 1919-1926.

2 15

Eakins - Eaton, 1902-1908, 1913, 1921, 1927, 1932.

3 1

Ebersweiler - Edgerton, 1897, 1889, 1926, 1928.

3 2

Edmonda - Eiffe, 1891-1892, 1898, 1909, 1918, 1920-1927.

3 3

Elder - Elsenheimer, 1889, 1897-1899, 1901-1903, 1909, 1922.

3 4

Emard - Ermoni, 1902-1904, 1916.

3 5

Eschbach - Ewing, 1894, 1901-1902, 1906, 1922, 1925, undated.

3 6

deFabribeckers - Falconio, 1897-1914.

3 7

Farley - Finlay, 1889-1891, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1911, 1919, 1922, 1932.

3 8

Finn, 1916, 1919-1931, undated.

3 9

Finn - Fitz-Maurice, 1890, 1897, 1899-1905, 1913, 1915.

3 10

Fitzmaurice - Ford, 1898-1905, 1908, 1911-1922.

3 11

Fontana - Frick, 1894, 1897-1908, 1911-1918, 1922, 1927-1930.

3 12

Friends, Society of - Funke, 1900, 1905-1913, 1918-1927.

3 13

Gabriels - Galbally, 1889-1892, 1895-1905, 1908-1916.

3 14

Galen - Garrigan, 1882, 1889, 1890, 1897, 1898, 1902, 1905-1908, 1911, 1914, 1924-1926.

3 15

Garvey - Geyser, 1895, 1898, 1900-1905, 1908, 1911, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1928.

3 16

Gibbons - Glennon, J.J., 1888, 1889, 1896-1898, 1902-1905, 1911, 1912, 1918-1920, 1924-1927.

4 1

Glennon, M.L. - Gravel, 1889-1891, 1894, 1897, 1902, 1908, 1911, 1917-1923, undated.

4 2

Grennan - Guinan, 1897, 1901-1904, 1908-1914, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1929.

4 3

Guiney - Guldner, 1898, 1921-1926, undated.

4 4

Hagan - Harty, 1882-1885, 1897-1899, 1901-1905, 1908, 1911-1913, 1918-1922, 1925.

4 5

Harvard University - Herder, 1889, 1891, 1897-1901, 1905, 1920-1929, 1932.

4 6

Heuser - Hildegarde, 1891-1892, 1895-1899, 1902-1912, 1916-1920, undated.

4 7

Hill - Hobson, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1911, 1920-1922, 1927-1931.

4 8

Hogan, 1889-1892, 1896-1901, undated.

4 9

Holaind - Holmes, 1891, 1892, 1900, 1916, 1917.

4 10

Holweck - Howley, 1894, 1897, 1903, 1910, 1922-1926, 1931.

4 11

Hudson, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1896, 1897, 1911, 1913, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1923, 1926, 1927, undated.

4 12

Hughes - Hussey, 1891, 1892, 1897-1904, 1907, 1909, 1918-1925.

4 13

Ignatius - Ita, 1908, 1911-1931.

5 1

Jacobi - Junker, 1880, 1897-1904, 1910-1930.

5 2

Kain - Kelly, 1889-1892, 1897, 1902, 1904, 1911, 1913, 1919, 1922, 1928.

5 3

Kelly - Keogh, 1897, 1901-1907, 1915, 1919, 1921.

5 4

Kerby, 1903, 1913, 1916, 1922-1930.

5 5

Ketcham - Kyle, 1889, 1891, 1903, 1909-1914, 1919-1924.

5 6

LaFarge - Lambing, 1888-1892, 1901-1904, 1921, 1925-1927, undated.

5 7

LaRose - Laux, 1892, 1898, 1909-1915, 1919-1927, 1931.

5 8

Lavelle - Lehmkuhn, 1891-1894, 1897-1905, 1910-1916, 1920-1929.

5 9

Lenihan - Lodge, 1890, 1891, 1897, 1902-1905, 1908-1912, 1917, 1918, 1921-1924.

5 10

Longmaus - Lynch, 1873, 1874, 1891, 1899-1905, 1912, 1916-1924, 1929.

5 11

Maas - McDermott, 1889-1892, 1900-1905, 1908, 1911-1918, 1921-1927.

6 1

McDevitt - MacDonald, A., 1900-1905, 1911, 1916, 1919-1925.

6 2

McDonald, I. - McGinley, 1891, 1892, 1897, 1900, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1920, 1921, 1932.

6 3

McGinnis - McLachlan, 1897-1913, 1916-1921, 1925, 1927.

6 4

MacMahon - McNabb, 1889, 1895, 1898-1904, 1910-1915, 1919-1924, 1927.

6 5

MacNeil - McVey, 1890, 1892, 1896-1898, 1903-1905, 1911, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1922-1927.

6 6

Maes - Mannix, 1894-1897, 1900-1905, 1910, 1912, 1916-1918, 1921-1930.

6 7

Maria - Marty, 1891, 1897-1902, 1909, 1911, 1916, 1921-1925.

6 8

Mother Mary Agnes - Matz, 1897, 1905, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1920.

6 9

Mayer - Middleton, 1892, 1897, 1901-1904, 1909-1916, 1922.

6 10

Misner - Moran, 1889, 1891, 1897, 1900, 1903, 1905, 1911-1915, 1918-1927.

6 11

More - Murtagh, 1862, 1877, 1878, 1891, 1892, 1897, 1899-1903, 1910-1912, 1916, 1917, 1922, 1924.

6 12

Naph - Notre Dame, Sisters of, 1889, 1897, 1898, 1903, 1904, 1909, 1913, 1920-1930.

7 1

O'Brien - O'Hare, 1844, 1888, 1897-1905, 1908-1917, 1920-1930.

7 2

O'Keefe - Ottonia, 1899-1914, 1919-1923.

7 3

Pace - Peterson, 1884, 1887-1893, 1897-1908, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1920-1932.

7 4

Petit - Prendergast, 1889, 1891, 1896, 1899-1903-1906, 1910-1914, 1919-1925, 1929, 1932.

7 5

Price - Putzer, 1887-1892, 1897, 1900-1903, 1912, 1930.

7 6

Quigley - Riggs, 1887-1891, 1897-1902, 1905, 1911-1913, 1916-1930.

7 7

Riis - Robins, 1894, 1900, 1902, 1904, 1908-1914, 1921.

7 8

Robinson, P., 1904-1931.

7

8

1

9

Roderer - Ryder, 1889, 1890, 1897-1904, 1908, 1912, 1921-1924, 1927.

8 2

Sabetti, 1889-1897.

8 3

Sadlier - St. Ignatius, 1899-1905, 1909-1923.

8 4

St. John, Mother - Schremb, 1895-1903, 1914, 1919-1924.

8 5

Schroeder, 1891-1892.

8 6

Schulte - Shapcote, 1889-1892, 1897, 1899, 1902-1906, 1909, 1912, 1915, 1921-1924, 1928, 1929.

8 7

Sheehan - Spencer, 1889-1905, 1909-1915, 1918-1924, 1928.

8 8

Stadelman - Stoeckli, 1872, 1895-1908, 1920, 1922, 1930.

8 9

Stokowski - Sword, 1882, 1897, 1909-1912, 1917, 1920, 1922.

9 1

Talbot - Thurston, 1890, 1895, 1898-1899, 1902-1905, 1910, 1912, 1917, 1922, 1926-1930.

9 2

Tierney - Tyrrell, 1890, 1891, 1897-1920, 1931-1933.

9 3

Universal Knowledge Foundation - Williemsen, 1889-1893, 1897-1929.

9 4

Williams - Zielenbach, 1889-1892, 1898-1913, 1921-1927.

9 5

Subseries Ib. Outgoing correspondence, 1884-1930.

Box Folder

Regarding American Ecclesiastical Review and personal letters, 1884-1904, undated.

9 6

Regarding American Ecclesiastical Review and personal letters, 1904-1914.

9 7

Regarding American Ecclesiastical Review and personal letters, 1914-1930.

9 8

Superior Generals et al. and Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, 1905-1916.

10 1

Subseries Ic. Caroline B. Perot letters, 1896-1933.

General note

In the original arrangement Box 10 was Box 26.

Box Folder

Letters, 1896-1909.

10 2

Letters, 1922-1929.

10 3

Letters, 1930.

10 4

Letters, 1931-1933.

10 5

Series II. Patrick Augustine Sheehan, 1897-1925 (Bulk, 1900-1913) .

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials from and regarding Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan. Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan (1852-1913) was an Irish Roman Catholic priest. Born in Mallow, County Cork to Patrick Sheehan and Joanna Regan he attended Long Room National School followed by secondary school at St. Colman?s College in Fermoy and to prepare for priesthood St. Patrick?s College in Maynooth. In 1884 he was appointed parish priest in Doneraile, one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Cloyne. Sheehan used weekly meetings of parishioners to focus on topics like modern agricultural methods, social issues and understanding land issues brought up by the Land Purchase Acts. The most well known novel by Sheehan is My New Curate, which centers around a fictional parish priest dealing with social issues. He also wrote other books including  Luke Delmege (1901),  Glenanaar (1904), and  The Intellectuals: An Experiment in Irish High Club-Life (1911) as well as articles and was published in many other languages including German, Spanish, Czech and Italian. Heuser wrote a biography about Sheehan,  Canon Sheehan of Doneraile (1917).

The correspondence features letters about articles in the American Ecclesiastical Review as well as letters to Heuser about Sheehan. It also includes  My New Curate, which was specifically written by Sheehan for, and appeared serially in  The Dolphin.

Arrangement note

The subseries Incoming Correspondence, Outgoing Correspondence, and Letters to Heuser about Sheehan are arranged alphabetically. The subseries Miscellaneous and Manuscripts are arranged by topic.

Please note that not all names are listed in this finding aid. For a complete detailed list of correspondents, please see the item-level finding aid found here:

http://www.pahrc.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Heuser_older-finding-aid-edited.pdf

Subseries IIa. Incoming correspondence, 1903-1913.

Box Folder

Egan - Holmes, 1905-1913, undated.

11 1

McNabb - O'Riordan, 1904, undated.

11 2

Russell, 1903-1909, undated.

11 3

Subseries IIb. Outgoing correspondence, 1897-1914, undated.

Box Folder

Unknown, [Raphael] - Ryan, 1897-1914, undated.

11 4

Subseries IIc. Letters to Heuser about Sheehan, 1900-1925.

Box Folder

Unknown - Nunan, 1900, 1903, 1913, 1914, 1917, 1925, undated.

11 5

O'Connell - Spalding, 1913-1918, undated.

11 6

Subseries IId. Miscellaneous, 1904, 1910s, undated.

Box Folder

Clippings and Research, 1904, 1910s, undated.

11 7

Folder Cover, undated.

11 8

Subseries IIe. Manuscripts, circa 1900.

Box Folder

My New Curate, Chapters 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 18, 1898.

12 1

My New Curate, Chapters 19-24, circa 1898.

12 2

My New Curate, Chapters 25-31, circa 1898.

12 3

Luke Delmege: Idiota, Chapters 1-8, circa 1901.

12 4

Luke Delmege: Idiota, Chapters 9-15, circa 1901.

12 5

Luke Delmege: Idiota, Chapters 16-22, circa 1901.

12 6

Luke Delmege: Idiota, Chapters 23-27, circa 1901.

12 7

Luke Delmege: Idiota, Chapters 28-33, circa 1901.

12 8

Luke Delmege: Idiota, Chapters 34-38, circa 1901.

12 9

Luke Delmege: Idiota, Chapters 39-42, circa 1901.

12 10

Series III. Manuscripts, 1877-1909.

Scope and Contents note

This series contain manuscripts written by Emily Mary Shapcote, Sister Teresa of the Holy Ghost and materials written by Heuser.

Emily Mary Shapcote was born in 1828 in Liverpool, England as Emily Mary Steward. She married Edward Gifford Shapcote, a priest, in Pancras, London while he was a Curate of Odiham in Hampshire. She was a hymnist and her work includes "Heavenly Father, from Thy Throne," "Jesus, Holy, Undefiled," and "O Jesus, Dearest Lord, I Cry to Thee." She died in 1909. The manuscripts in this series are handwritten books ranging in date from 1904-1909.

Origin and Development of the Archconfraternity of the Servants of the Holy Ghost, 1877-1880 is a handwritten manuscript inscribed to Heuser from Sister Teresa of the Holy Ghost with warm regards as "from the author, with my sincere regard." It chronicles the formation of the archconfraternity and also includes prayers and hymns of the Servants of the Holy Ghost. The Servants of the Holy Ghost was established in 1877 at the Church of St. Mary of the Holy Angels in Bayswater, London. It received papal confirmation and special indulgences in 1878.

It also includes manuscript materials written by Heuser on various subjects including the Holy Trinity, Priesthood, Canon Law, and Dogma.

Arrangement note

The subseries Manuscript Materials is arranged by topic and a pre-existing numbering system found on sections of text.

Bibliography

Herbermann, Charles G. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, and History of the Catholic Church. New York: The Encyclopedia press, inc, 1913. 121. Print.

Subseries IIIa. Emily M. Shapcote manuscripts, 1904-1909.

Box

Affinities with the Unseen World, undated. 98 pp..

13

Autobiography of a Souls, 1904. 3 volumes, 764 pp. with Index.

13

Autobiography of a Soul, Part II, 1905. 278 pp..

13

Immaculata the Pearl of Great Price, 1904. 40 pp..

13

The Little Pilgrim in Search of the King's Highway, 1904. 85 pp..

13

Mysteries of the King, 1904. 201 pp..

13

St. Mary Magdalen, 1904. 278 pp..

13

The Little Pilgrim's King Highway, 1905. 190 pp..

13

Discourses with Myself in the Watches of the Night, 1906, 1908. 2 volumes; 121 pp. and 78 pp..

13

Simple Reflections, 1908, 1909. 2 volumes; 215 pp. and 150 pp..

13

Truth or the Mysteries of the Mystic, 1909. 177 pp..

13

Dual Unity in the Church, Circa 1909. 62 pp..

13

Subseries IIIb. Sister Teresa of the Holy Ghost, 1877-1880.

Box

Origin and Development of the Archconfraternity of the Servants of the Holy Ghost, 1877-1880. 36 pp..

13

Subseries IIIc. Manuscript materials, undated.

Box Folder

The Holy Trinity, 2-16, undated.

14 1

The Holy Trinity, 17-27B, undated.

14 2

The Holy Trinity, 27C-29, undated.

14 3

The Holy Trinity, 29-36, undated.

14 4

The Holy Trinity, 37-41, undated.

14 5

The Holy Trinity, 42-49, undated.

14 6

The Holy Trinity, Unnumbered, undated.

15 1

The Holy Trinity, 5-8, undated.

15 2

The Holy Trinity, 9-15, undated.

15 3

The Holy Trinity, 50-56, undated.

15 4

The Holy Trinity, 57-65, undated.

15 5

The Holy Trinity, 56-67, undated.

15 6

The Holy Trinity, 68-72, undated.

15 7

The Holy Trinity, 73-77, undated.

15 8

The Holy Trinity, 78-80, undated.

15 9

The Holy Trinity, 33, 1-4, undated.

16 1

The Holy Trinity, 33, 5-9, undated.

16 2

The Holy Trinity, 33, 14-18, undated.

16 3

The Holy Trinity, 33, 19-20, undated.

16 5

The Holy Trinity, 33, 21-24, undated.

16 6

The Holy Trinity, 33, 25-30, undated.

16 7

The Holy Trinity, 33, 31-35, undated.

16 8

The Holy Trinity, 33, 36-42, undated.

16 9

The Holy Trinity, 33, 43-49, undated.

16 10

The Holy Trinity, 33, 50-54, undated.

16 11

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 1-4, undated.

17 1

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 5-8, undated.

17 2

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 9-17, undated.

17 3

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 18-19, undated.

17 4

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 20-26, undated.

17 5

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 27, undated.

17 6

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 28-36, undated.

17 7

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 37-42, undated.

17 8

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 43-47, undated.

17 9

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 48-52, undated.

17 10

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 53-56, undated.

17 11

The Holy Trinity and Penance, 34, 57-61, undated.

17 12

Methods of Catholic Theology, 1-2, undated.

18 1

Methods of Catholic Theology, 3-5, undated.

18 2

Methods of Catholic Theology, 6-10, undated.

18 3

Methods of Catholic Theology, 11-18, undated.

18 3

Methods of Catholic Theology, 19-22, undated.

18 4

Priesthood, 19-22, undated.

18 5

Priesthood, 23-26, undated.

18 6

Priesthood, 27-29, undated.

18 7

Priesthood, 30-32, undated.

18 8

Sunday Gospel Sermons, 35, 33-34, undated.

18 9

Sunday Gospel Sermons, 35, 35-37, undated.

18 10

Sunday Gospel Sermons, 35, 38-39, undated.

19 1

Sunday Gospel Sermons, 35, 40-41, undated.

19 2

Various Subjects, 1-2, undated.

19 3

Various Subjects, 3-5, undated.

19 4

Various Subjects, 6-7, undated.

19 5

Various Subjects, 8-9, undated.

20 1

Various Subjects, 10-11, undated.

20 2

Various Subjects, 12-13, undated.

20 2

Various Subjects, 14-18, undated.

20 4

Various Subjects, 19-20, undated.

20 5

Notes, 1-2, undated.

20 6

Notes, 3-5, undated.

20 7

Notes, 6-7, undated.

20 8

Notes, 8-10, undated.

20 9

Notes, 11-12, undated.

21 1

Notes, 13-18, undated.

21 2

Notes, undated.

21 3

Notes, undated.

21 4

Notes, undated.

21 5

Notes, undated.

21 6

Notes, undated.

21 7

Notes, undated.

21 8

Notes, undated.

21 9

Notes, undated.

21 10

Notes, undated.

21 11

Notes, undated.

22 1

Notes, undated.

22 2

Notes, undated.

22 3

Notes, undated.

22 4

Notes, undated.

22 5

Notes, undated.

22 6

Blessed Herman Joseph Heuser, His Life and Labors, undated.

22 7

Series IV. Sermons, 1895, undated.

Arrangement note

This series is arranged by a pre-existing numbering system.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of sermons written by Heuser regarding varying topics such as the belief in miracles, the Blessed Virgin, how to pray, purgatory, religious orders and desire.

Box Folder

#5-41, and 5 unnumbered, 1895, undated.

23 1

#43-62, undated.

23 2

#63-78, undated.

23 3

#82-99, undated.

23 4

#101-112, undated.

23 5

#114-123, undated.

23 6

#124-134, undated.

23 7

#136-171, undated.

24 1

#172-184, undated.

24 2

#185-198, undated.

24 3

#202-218, undated.

24 4

#220-240, undated.

24 5

#241-260, undated.

24 6

Series V. Miscellaneous, 1870-1930, undated.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains various materials including correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, ephemera, personal notebooks as well as botanical scrapbooks. The correspondence includes a letter from Father Finlay regarding Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan and letters from Emily Hickey and are primarily written German and English.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1898-1900, 1904, 1906, 1913-1917, 1921, 1926.

25 1

Emily Mary Shapcote writings, 1905, undated.

25 2

On religion and art, undated.

25 3

Regarding The Ecclesiastical Review, 1891, 1899, 1925, undated.

25 4

Clippings and ephemera, 1884, 1897, 1929, 1930, undated.

25 5

Poetry, 1885, undated.

25 6

Programs, pamphlets and printed papers, 1900, undated.

25 7

Notebooks, undated.

25 8

Notes, undated.

25 9

Notes, undated.

25 10

American Report on Irish Education and  The Life of Cardinal Manning, undated.

25 11

Foundation of the Institution and a Harvard address, undated.

25 12

Commentarius de Judicio Sacramentali, 1897.

26

(Blue) Notebook, 1870.

26

(Black) Notebook, undated.

26

Notes on Retreat Meditation & 5 Instructions, undated.

26

Mosses and Memories (Botanical Scrapbook), 1871-1883.

26

C'est a Rire (Scrapbook), 1907.

26

Analysis Florum Sylvestruim, 1870.

27

Monita, undated.

27

Meditations during Advent, undated.

27

Liturgy, 1883-1885.

27