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Charles Leon Souvay Collection

Identifier: SVY

Scope and Content

Primarily papers Bishop Joseph Rosati, including correspondence, much of it in the form of transcriptions and translations of letters, and his biography. Correspondents include bishops Benedict Joseph Flaget, Simon Brute, Anthony Blanc, Leo De Neckere, Joseph Patrick Lynch, John Odin, John Timon, and John Joseph Hughes, and the first Vincentian superior in the United States, Felix de Andreis.

Also correspondence of Bishop William Louis Valentine Dubourg and of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton; and correspondence between Souvay and Archbishop Robert Seton, Sister Mary Agnes McCann, Joseph Cade, and Peter Guilday of the American Catholic Historical Association, concerning Mother Seton.


  • Creation: 1798-1922 (bulk 1822-1840)


Language of Materials

In English , Italian , French and Latin .


Souvay, Reverend Charles Léon, C.M., A.B., LL.B., D.D., Ph.D., S.S.D., b. at Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, France, 15 December, 1870. Education: public school, St. Maurice-sur-Moselle, France; School of Pierre de Chaillot, and Seminary of St. Nicholas du Chardonnet, Paris; Seminary of St. Sulpice, Issy, France; Lazarist scholasticate, Paris; St. Thomas College, Rome; further studies in Rome, winning a medal for Syriac. Entered the Congregation of the Mission 1893; ordained 1896; professor of Sacred Scripture, Hebrew, and Church history, Seminary of St. Flour, Cantal, France, 1898-1903; professor of dogma (1903-1905) and of Holy Scripture, and Hebrew (1903- ), lecturer on Christian art and archaeology, librarian, Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. Author of: "De I'Inspiration" (1902); "Les Psaumes, traduction française" (1903); "Essay on the Metre of the Psalms", thesis for doctorate (1912); contributor to French and American periodicals.

Author of these articles in the Catholic Encyclopedia: Aaron; Altar (in Scripture); Animals in the Bible; Ark; Baal, Baalim; Carrières, Louis de; Court (in Scripture); Dagon; Dancing; Dietenberger, Johann; Disciple; Dreams, Interpretation of; Elias; Elizabeth; Esdras; Evangelist; First-Born; First-Fruits ; Fringes; Geography, Biblical; Haggith; Hammurabi; Herbst, Johann Georg; Hethites; Houbigant, Charles-François; Idumea; Isaias; Joachim; John the Baptist, Saint; Joseph, Saint; Leprosy; Nabuchodonosor; Nahum; Names, Hebrew; Nephtali; Offerings (Oblations); Olivet, Mount; Ophir; Parasceve; Patmos; Pentapolis; Pentecost (of the Jews), Feast of; Phabga; Pisidia; Plants in the Bible; Pools in Scripture; Purim; Rabbi and Rabbinism; Sanhedrin; Sichem; Stephen, Saint; Stones, Precious, in the Bible; Tabernacle in Scripture; Tabernacles, Feast of; Vatable, François; Vercellone, Carlo; Verecundus; Villapandus, Juan Bautista; Walton, Brian.

Source: The Making of the Catholic Encyclopedia.


7 reels of microfilm

Charles Leon Souvay Collection
University of Notre Dame Archives
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

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