Diocese of Charleston Collection
Scope and Content
Letters (originals and photostats) from Simon Gabriel Bruté, later Bishop of Vincennes, to William Gaston, North Carolina jurist, 1814-1839; other letters, including one (photostat) from John England (1834); one (photostat) from William Gaston (1811); and one (original) from Patrick N. Lynch, third bishop of Charleston (1882); and a photostat of a journal, 1820-1823, written by Bishop John England.
- Creation: 1811-1882.
Language of Materials
Diocese established in 1820 as a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Baltimore with John England as its first bishop; included North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
William Gaston was elected to the state Senate in 1799 and the state House of Commons in 1808. He served as a member of the U.S. Congress, 1813-1815. Returning to his home state he was very active in legislative affairs and was a judge of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1834 to his death.
5 linear inches.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the collection was presented by Msgr. J.L. O'Brien, Charleston, May 22, 1937, from material found in the Diocesan Archives, Charleston. Some of the Bruté letters to Gaston were apparently a gift from (Mrs. Robert) Isabel Donaldson Bronson, 1914.
Diocesan Archives, Charleston, North Carolina.
William Gaston letter of 1811: Hobart Collection, New York Historical Society
- Diocese of Charleston Collection
- University of Notre Dame Archives
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