Found in 29527 Collections and/or Records:
17. Council Minute Book (Local or Administration), 17 September 1875 - 1 January 1884, 217 pages., 1875-1884
Legal documents and correspondence concerning the legacy of the Devoto family and two or more orphaned Devoto children. Several papers offer the children's power of Attorney to Charles Ewing; correspondence is included from Sisters caring for the children and the aunt and uncles of the children. Much of the file is in Italian.
Correspondence deals with Sorin's attempts to secure deeds to the land from the heirs to the property, the DeSeille family in Belgium. Sorin's efforts finally proved unsuccessful.
Correspondence and legal documents concerning Father Sorin's efforts to obtain 400 acres in South Chicago worth some $100,000 and formerly owned by Father Louis C. DeSeille (?-1839), a missionary to the Indians of Northern Indiana who was buried at Notre Dame. Legal documents include a contract between Sorin and Melanie DeSeille and correspondence with a P.M. Flannigan of Chicago concerning the original Indian rights to the land.
Includes letters in French from Fr. Sorin dealing with the case, and notes probably made in the 1960's by Fr. Philip S. Moore CSC concerning a portion of the case in which the land was determined to belong to Fr. DeSeille rather than to an Indian known as Ashkum, chief of the Potawatomies.
Correspondence, entirely in French, regarding a loan of 14,000 francs from Abbe Menetrier. Includes Menetrier's will.
Including abstracts of titles, the Act of Incorporation of Holy Cross College in 1884, and the last will and testament of a Mr. James Butler.
Correspondence and financial records dealing with Holy Cross property in Rome, including records of the purchase of the land in 1874 and the sale of the land in 1892. A pamphlet, published in 1964, outlining the Holy Cross presence in Rome, is included.
Rules, constitution, and membership rolls of the Knights of the Altar and Guardian Angel Society established at Notre Dame in 1875 to, among other things, supply pure olive oil to churches.