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Benedict Joseph Spalding Papers

Identifier: BJS

Scope and Content

Correspondence addressed to Benedict Joseph Spalding (1811-1868) by bishops Guy Ignatius Chabrat, Benedict Joseph Flaget, Francis X. Gartland, Peter R. Kenrick, Richard P. Miles, Martin John Spalding and Peter J. Lavialle; by priests including Francis Chambige, William E. Clark, Joseph Haseltine, and James M. Lancaster; by religious including Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Sisters of Loretto, Jesuits, a Trappist, and a Dominican; and by lay people including L.W. Powell (Governor of Kentucky) and members of the Spalding family.

Also available on microfilm.


  • 1827-1867


Language of Materials



Catholic priest. Agent of St. Joseph's College in Bardstown, Kentucky (1839-1840), assistant at Mount Merino Seminary in the Diocese of Bardstown (1841-1844), pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Bardstown (1845-1849), and Vicar General of the Diocese of Louisville, where he served at the Cathedral of the Assumption (1852-1868), as Councillor of the Diocese (1859-1865), and as Administrator of the Diocese (1865-1868).


10 linear inches