The Bishop’s Bank

...hi." Written underneath is, "The depositor is dead. John McCue, his brother-in-law, is appointed guardian of Hughes daughter Ann-14 years". John Hughes' entry in Bishop's Bank Ledger, 1864 Mark Frenaye managed the bank until September 23, 1857, when Bishop Wood, who had been a bank clerk before entering the priesthood,

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Dougherty’s Movie Boycott

...Dougherty saw this as creating division which would result in only a “milk-and-water” resolution on movies. While Cardinal Dougherty was strong in his support for the general boycott, everyday Catholics began to start wavering by the winter of 1934. Indeed, many wrote letters to Dougherty asking him to release them

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Josephine Walsh (center) on her way to Europe, July 1900

A “petulant girl”?: Josephine Walsh’s diaries

...h on the business of writing. 1906 diary, page 1. Walsh on the business of writing. 1906 diary, page 2. Josie wanted to be a writer, but this was a tough dream for a woman in the early twentieth century. It appears that her family did not support her ambition.

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The Battle of Antietam: a Philadelphia soldier’s experience

...describe some his experiences. In a letter dated September 19, 1862, White writes: we had a terrible battle in which Sargent Neal Gillen a great friend of Jimmy Hughes had his leg nearly torn off from a solid shot and i am almost certain he is dead his brother our

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