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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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416. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 14, 1866
416. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 14, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 8p.
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418. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 8, 1866
418. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 8, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch discussing a new candidate for the Ursuline sisterhood. According to Madame Baptiste, the 58 year old woman has changed her opinion "respecting widows and old ladies becoming nuns." 4p.
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424. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 23, 1866
424. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 23, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing her plans to travel with a couple of the Ursuline sisters to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to help start an academy. 6p.
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426. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 2, 1866
426. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 2, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing her plans to travel with a couple of the Ursuline sisters to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to help start an academy. Madame Baptiste writes that she has yet to tell the sisters which ones she has chosen to accompany her to Alabama. 4p.
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435. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 4, 1866
435. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 4, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing the progress on the new convent and school she is setting up in Tuscaloosa. 4p.
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439. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 22, 1866
439. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 22, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with updates on the new convent and academy in Tuscaloosa. 5p.
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442. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 22, 1866
442. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 22, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch wishing him a merry Christmas. 4p.
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447. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 28, 1866
447. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 28, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes to the Bishop that the crop and livestock yields seem to meet the expenses encountered in maintaining them, exclaiming, "I had no idea planting was so remunerative." 8p.
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256. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 2, 1863
256. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 2, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch informing him that a Mrs. Cohen would like to see him regarding an issue with her husband, a recently paroled prisoner of war. Madame Baptiste also boasts of the continued numbers of boarders being welcomed to the school but notes that one of the parents believe "our school will stand a poor chance when peace is proclaimed." 4p.
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440. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 29, 1866
440. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 29, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch informing him that she is ready to return to Valle Crucis after helping set up a new convent and academy in Tuscaloosa. 3p.
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047. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May, 1859
047. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May, 1859 Letter from Madame Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning her ideas about the timing of the school children's confirmations. 4p.
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241. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 10, 1862
241. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 10, 1862 Letter from Madame Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste reports that the "Charleston refugees" do not like Rev. O'Connell, and suggests if the Bishop wanted to make a change in the priest assignments in Columbia now is the time "to break up this nest of (blank)." 4p.
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262. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 28, 1863
262. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 28, 1863 Letter from Madame Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch touching on a variety of topics. She writes of acquiring a piano and "Erhard" harp for the community and muses at length at why there have been no attempts at peace with "Napoleon (III) mediating now." She mentions inoculating the children at the academy for smallpox and describes an awful barrel of flour the Bishop had sent to Columbia. She tells of the horrible condition of the "negroes" in Lancaster writing, "I never have patience with the yankees, except when I think of the abolition of slavery." 8p.
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095. Mary Lynch Spann to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 6, 1860
095. Mary Lynch Spann to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 6, 1860 Letter from Mary Lynch Spann in Washington County, Texas, to her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch. Mary Lynch Spann sends news of her family and comments on the news that the Bishop may visit them in the spring. 4p.
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014. Mary Lynch Spann to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 24, 1858
014. Mary Lynch Spann to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 24, 1858 Letter from Mary Lynch Spann to her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, informing him of news of her family in Washington County, Texas. 4p.
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054. Michael and Luke Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 15, 1859
054. Michael and Luke Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 15, 1859 Letter from Michael and Luke Lynch in Roslea, County Fermanagh, Ireland, to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Charleston. In the letter, the uncles of Bishop Lynch give a detailed genealogy of the Lynch family and provide news of the family in Ireland. 3p.
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371. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 18, 1865
371. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 18, 1865 Letter from Robert Lynch in Angers, France, to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome informing him that he has arranged passage on a steamer to New York. 3p.
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361. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1865
361. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1865 Letter from Robert Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking his advice concerning an offer of employment in Le Havre, France. Robert hopes to learn the tanning trade in Europe so that he can find gainful employment when he returns to America when the war ends. 2p.
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363. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1865
363. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1865 Letter from Robert Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning employment Robert has found with a tanner in Rennes, France. Robert has heard of the fall of Columbia in the war and fears his parents are "in the hands of the yankees." 3p.
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088. Robert Lynch to parents -- December 12, 1859
088. Robert Lynch to parents -- December 12, 1859 Letter from Robert Lynch to his parents from Combree, France, where he is studying for the priesthood. 4p.
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