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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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001. Bernard Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 5, 1858
001. Bernard Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 5, 1858 Letter from Bernard Lynch in Columbia to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston. Bernard, in hopes of becoming superintendent of the Gas Works in Columbia, is seeking any information the Bishop may have on the position. 2p.
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002. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 27, 1858
002. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 27, 1858 Letter from Madame Baptiste (Ellen Lynch), from the Brown County, Ohio, Ursuline Convent to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Baltimore. Madame Baptiste describes how she disguised herself "as a secular" in her travel north and discusses the opening of an academy in Columbia. 4p.
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003. John Lynch to Mother Theresa -- May 11, 1858
003. John Lynch to Mother Theresa -- May 11, 1858 Letter from John Lynch in Columbia to Mother Theresa of the Sisters of Mercy in Charleston. John writes the Mother Superior about a potential conflict regarding a child boarding with the Sisters and fears the powerful influence of the child's mother could adversely affect their school. 2p.
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004. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 18, 1858
004. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 18, 1858 In a letter from Columbia, John Lynch writes to his brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch in Charleston, for help in securing employment for their brother Bernard at the S.C. statehouse. 4p.
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005. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 21, 1858
005. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 21, 1858 Letter from Anna Lynch in Cheraw to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston, concerning the recent illness of their mother. Letter includes a brief message from their brother Francis concerning a $1200 note that he wants the Bishop to endorse. 4p.
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006. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 23, 1858
006. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 23, 1858 Second letter from Anna Lynch in Cheraw to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston, concerning the recent illness of their mother. 2p.
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007. Julia Lynch Pinckney to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 27, 1858
007. Julia Lynch Pinckney to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 27, 1858 Letter from Julia Lynch Pinckney, Walterboro, to her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston. Julia asks Bishop Lynch to send a priest as Eustace (Pinckney?) is very ill. 1p.
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008. Mortgage of William Leitch -- July 13, 1858
008. Mortgage of William Leitch -- July 13, 1858 Mortgage of William Leitch for real estate abutting Catholic Church property in Charleston on Broad and Friend St. 4p.
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009. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 23, 1858
009. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 23, 1858 Letter from Francis Lynch, Cheraw, to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston, asking him to endorse and deposit an enclosed note. 1p.
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010. Hugh Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 4, 1858
010. Hugh Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 4, 1858 Letter from Hugh Lynch, Cheraw, to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston, asking for a $1000 loan. 2p.
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011. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 12, 1858
011. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 12, 1858 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing a visit by their mother to the Ursuline convent in Columbia. She also mentions a letter from a potential novitiate whose guardian is John Breckinridge, Vice President of the U.S. 4p.
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012. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 18, 1858
012. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 18, 1858 Madame Baptiste writes to her brother Bishop Patrick Lynch about the health of their family, the Ursuline Convent in Columbia and the prevalence of yellow fever. 4p.
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013. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 21, 1858
013. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 21, 1858 Francis Lynch, Cheraw, writes to his brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch in Charleston, about a recommendation the Bishop had given to a third party concerning a job applicant. He also discusses their family's health and the business woes of their brother, Hugh. 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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015. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 29, 1858
015. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 29, 1858 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent in Columbia and that she is "glad to hear of our boxes, which we began to fear were gone to the fishes." 2p.
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016. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 29, 1858
016. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 29, 1858 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a new "noviciate" being welcomed into the Ursulines of Columbia. Madame Baptiste is concerned that given the precarious financial status of the convent that the new noviciate will not realize the sacrifices she must make given that she has previously known "many conveniences." She also suggests that the noviciate pay her own travel expenses to Columbia and possibly pay her board during her term. 2p.
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017. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1858
017. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1858 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent in Columbia, including the potential recruitment of two lay sisters to help in housekeeping so the convent doesn't "have to pay servant's hire." She also mentions stocking up on stores and that she has ordered two tons of coal, "two thirds anthracite and one third bituminous", from Charleston. 4p.
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018. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1858
018. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1858 Short letter from Francis Lynch in Cheraw to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Charleston asking him to endorse and deposit a note for $2500. 1p.
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019. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 29, 1858
019. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 29, 1858 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing his experiences travelling from Baltimore to Columbia. 4p.
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020. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 6, 1858
020. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 6, 1858 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch informing him of the latest news at the Ursuline Convent and school in Columbia. 4p.
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