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Orestes Augustus Brownson Papers

 Fonds
Identifier: BRO

Scope and Content

Correspondence, journal, clippings, and manuscript drafts of books, speeches, articles, and essays, both published and unpublished, 1823-1876; including correspondence with the Comte de Montalembert, Louis Veuillot, Lord Acton, John Henry Cardinal Newman, George Bancroft, Salmon Chase, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Isaac Hecker, Henry David Thoreau, and Archbishops John Hughes, Francis Patrick Kenrick and Martin Spalding; manuscripts of essays by Albert Brisbane, Archbishop Francis P. Kenrick, George Thompson and others; and a photograph of Orestes Brownson.

Collection available on microfilm from the Archives of the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556.

Calendared

Dates

  • 1823-1876.

Creator

Language of Materials

English.

Background

Associate of the New England Transcendentalists; convert to Roman Catholicism; founder, editor, and chief author of the Boston Quarterly Review (1838-1842) and Brownson's Quarterly Review (1844-1864 and 1873-1875). He wrote essays on Church and State, civil and religious freedom, Catholic education, the philosophy of science, and the conflict between conservative and progressive forces in the Church.

Extent

9 linear feet. 1 photograph.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Henry F. Brownson, 1890.

Related Material

Title
Orestes Augustus Brownson Papers
Subtitle
Guide
Author
University of Notre Dame Archives
Date
2017
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Archives Repository

Contact:
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