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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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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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087. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 23, 1859
087. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 23, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste also requests some supplies she is unable to get in Columbia, including a specific cod liver oil (Burnett's Warranted Pure Cod Liver Oil) preferred by one of the sisters. 4p.
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086. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 23, 1859
086. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 23, 1859 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning bills due for work on the American Hotel. 2p.
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085. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 16, 1859
085. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 16, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and a disagreement over the cost of some of the renovations at the American Hotel. 4p.
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084. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 31, 1859
084. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 31, 1859 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to endorse a note. 2p.
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083. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 20, 1859
083. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 20, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about ongoing renovations at the American Hotel, site of the new Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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082. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 17, 1859
082. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 17, 1859 Madame Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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081. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 15, 1859
081. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 15, 1859 Short letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with updates on the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 2p.
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080. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 14, 1859
080. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 14, 1859 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about ongoing renovations at the Ursuline Convent and his discussions with various contractors. He relates that the current night watchman wants to quit after half a month because of "(having) nothing to do, and lonesomeness" and John wants to hire in his place a Patrick Brennan, though he fears Mr. Brennan "might take in his pocket a companion." 2p.
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079. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 7, 1859
079. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 7, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in answer to his query about boarding some of the Sisters of Mercy. At first she thinks it is a godsend to receive well trained individuals in the convent but soon realizes that they are probably "disaffected, fastidious members" and writes that "in my opinion no Religious should travel for her health." 4p.
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078. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 5, 1859
078. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 5, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch recounting news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes how the mayor, as promised, has checked up on them one night in John Lynch's absence. 4p.
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077. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 23, 1859
077. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 23, 1859 Short letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning supplies ordered for the new convent, including verdigris, coal tar and blinds. 1p.
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076. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 9, 1859
076. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 9, 1859 Letter from Madame Antonia at the Carmelite Convent in Baltimore to Bishop Patrick Lynch. The Bishop's sister thanks him for visiting Baltimore and sends regards to the rest of the family. 4p.
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075. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 2, 1859
075. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 2, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch informing him of preparations being made at the American Hotel in order to make it habitable for the opening of the academy. 4p.
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074. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 1, 1859
074. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 1, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with her recommendations for the wording of the announcement publicizing the commencement of their annual exercises on September 20th. (A brief message on Page 2 concerning the students' retreat suggests this may have been written in late May or June). 2p.
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073. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 1, 1859
073. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 1, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste is worried about the number of teachers she has compared to other academies claiming she is "the best English and Music teacher but am exhausted and unfit for other duties." 4p.
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072. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 1, 1859
072. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 1, 1859 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about court costs associated with an unspecified suit and the lack of cleanliness of the recently purchased American Hotel which John had been given possession of by the sheriff. 2p.
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071. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 28, 1859
071. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 28, 1859 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a mistrial in an unspecified court case. The lawyer advises John that the Bishop's presence would do little to "advance your cause" and advises the Bishop to remain away from Columbia until after the case is tried again. 2p.
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070. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 15, 1859
070. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 15, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the end of the Ursulines' annual retreat, the renovation of their vows and the ongoing controversy concerning the possible relocation of the convent and academy to the American Hotel. 2p.
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069. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 12, 1859
069. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 12, 1859 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the Bishop's purchase of the American Hotel in order to relocate the academy and convent there. A petition had been taken up by persons in Columbia to dissuade the establishment of the convent there claiming it would "injure the mercantile interest of the city." Madame Baptiste believes "prejudice rather than pecuniary interest" are behind the petition and suggests selling it to them for a profit and building a new place elsewhere. 4p.
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