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"The Chicago Tribune editorial, May 25, 1857, warned Protestants against donating money to the proposed Jesuit parish and college founded by Father Damen.”
Photo and caption from Ellen Skerrett, Born in Chicago: A History of Chicago’s Jesuit University (2008), p. 11.
Photo courtesy of author. Used with permission.

"The Chicago Tribune editorial, May 25, 1857, warned Protestants against donating money to the proposed Jesuit parish and college founded by Father Damen.”

Photo and caption from Ellen Skerrett, Born in Chicago: A History of Chicago’s Jesuit University (2008), p. 11.

Photo courtesy of author. Used with permission.

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"The Upstart" —- theater production at St. Ignatius College Chicago; photo taken on December 29, 1898.
Note the Irish names: D. Obrien; Mehren; Kennedy; Meehan; J. Murphy; Moore; McNamara; Muehlman; Jones; Beghoff; T. Murphy; McCarthy; McCoole; Barry; Cook; Hayes; O’Neill; Jas. Murphy; G. Carroll; Niles; G. Scott; Zarek; Adams; Callahan; McNally; Lyons; Braber; D. Lilly
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"The Upstart" —- theater production at St. Ignatius College Chicago; photo taken on December 29, 1898.

Note the Irish names: D. Obrien; Mehren; Kennedy; Meehan; J. Murphy; Moore; McNamara; Muehlman; Jones; Beghoff; T. Murphy; McCarthy; McCoole; Barry; Cook; Hayes; O’Neill; Jas. Murphy; G. Carroll; Niles; G. Scott; Zarek; Adams; Callahan; McNally; Lyons; Braber; D. Lilly

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St. Ignatius College Library circa 1875: reflections in undergrad intern blogs 137 years later

Braithwaite History of the Revolutions

Lebrun Conquete du Perou

These two volumes appear in the St. Ignatius College (Chicago) library inventory compiled around 1875: John Braithwaite’s History of the Revolutions in the Empire of Morocco, upon the death of the late Emperor Muley Ishmael (London, 1729); and Henri Lebrun’s Conquête du Pérou et histoire de Pizarre (Tours, 1844). The images have been posted in the final entry of undergrad intern Brian Molitor’s research blog.

Kyle Roberts, a professor in the Loyola Chicago History Department, has undertaken a study of this 1875 inventory with the assistance of undergraduate research interns. Their reflections on both the library itself as well as on experiences of working with rare books, compiled during Spring semester 2012, can be read online: Brian Molitor’s begins here; and Zorian Sasyk’s begins here.

Even a quick glance at the 1875 inventory raises questions:

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Notes on St. Ignatius College (Chicago) Library from college catalogues published between 1872 and 1877:
1872-1873: The college “already possesses a library of 8000 volumes …”
1874-1875: The college “already possesses a Library of 9,000 volumes.”
1876-1877: Library collection up to 10,000 volumes “comprising many rare and valuable books.”

English Literature is probably the richest department in the Library. It is, however, needless to specify the writers, as they are generally known.  Suffice it to say that we have some very rare original editions, and that England and America and fully represented.
There are 80 volumes printed between 1500 and 1600, and 294 volumes between 1600 and 1700.

Donors include:
Rt. Rev. Thomas Foley, Bishop Administrator of the Diocese
Rev P.J. Donelan gave “many works on ecclesiastical and ascetical subjects, numbering nearly 700 vols.”
Mr W.J. Onahan, “has been one of the greatest benefactors to the Library. Some of the most valuable works are his donations.”
"Hon. B.G. Caulfield, Hon. Carter H. Harrison, and other gentlemen, members of Congress, of the State Legislature, or of the city council, presented valuable public documents. Thanks are due also to His Grace, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, to the Bureau of Education, to the Secretary of the State of Illinois, to Walter Hay, M.D."
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Photograph: “Main Library, Room 1” (1885-1907); from St. Ignatius College Photograph Album vol. IV
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Notes on St. Ignatius College (Chicago) Library from college catalogues published between 1872 and 1877:

1872-1873: The college “already possesses a library of 8000 volumes …”

1874-1875: The college “already possesses a Library of 9,000 volumes.”

1876-1877: Library collection up to 10,000 volumes “comprising many rare and valuable books.”

English Literature is probably the richest department in the Library. It is, however, needless to specify the writers, as they are generally known.  Suffice it to say that we have some very rare original editions, and that England and America and fully represented.

There are 80 volumes printed between 1500 and 1600, and 294 volumes between 1600 and 1700.

Donors include:

Rt. Rev. Thomas Foley, Bishop Administrator of the Diocese

Rev P.J. Donelan gave “many works on ecclesiastical and ascetical subjects, numbering nearly 700 vols.”

Mr W.J. Onahan, “has been one of the greatest benefactors to the Library. Some of the most valuable works are his donations.”

"Hon. B.G. Caulfield, Hon. Carter H. Harrison, and other gentlemen, members of Congress, of the State Legislature, or of the city council, presented valuable public documents. Thanks are due also to His Grace, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, to the Bureau of Education, to the Secretary of the State of Illinois, to Walter Hay, M.D."

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Photograph: “Main Library, Room 1” (1885-1907); from St. Ignatius College Photograph Album vol. IV

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An earlier post — "St. Ignatius College Library circa 1875: reflections in undergrad intern blogs 137 years later" — described the discovery and initial study of St. Ignatius College’s catalogue inventory circa 1875.
This project is now moving towards its next stage: reconstitution in a Virtual Library System (VLS). Further details can be found on the project’s new website: Jesuit Libraries Project — Recreating Loyola’s First Library Catalogue.
Photo: St. Ignatius College Main Library Reading Room (1885-)
http://content.library.luc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/coll21/id/286/show/227Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections. Used with permission.

An earlier post — "St. Ignatius College Library circa 1875: reflections in undergrad intern blogs 137 years later" — described the discovery and initial study of St. Ignatius College’s catalogue inventory circa 1875.

This project is now moving towards its next stage: reconstitution in a Virtual Library System (VLS). Further details can be found on the project’s new website: Jesuit Libraries Project — Recreating Loyola’s First Library Catalogue.

Photo: St. Ignatius College Main Library Reading Room (1885-)

http://content.library.luc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/coll21/id/286/show/227
Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections. Used with permission.

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