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Rev. James Fitton Papers

 Collection — Box: RG7-01-001
Identifier: RG07-01

Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal correspondence from Rev. Fitton, ephemera, and biographical material.


  • 1838-1997


Access Restrictions

These papers are open to research without any restrictions.

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Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Biographical Note

Rev. Fitton was born in 1805 and worked many years as a missionary. He was a pastor for churches both in Hartford, CT and Worcester, MA. He opened a Catholic boarding school in Worcester in 1832 (Mount St. James Seminary), later selling the property to Bishop Fenwick, who would eventually open the College of the Holy Cross in 1843. Fitton was appointed pastor of the Most Holy Redeemer Church in East Boston in 1855, and remained there until his death in 1881.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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Related Materials

Record Group 1.01 Founders Photograph Collection; Record Group 8.0 Bishop Healy Papers (Rev. Fitton’s Eulogy)

Familiar instructions in the faith and morality of the Catholic Church: adapted to the use both of children and adults by Rev. James Fitton (Call no. BX930 .C9 1880)

The Triumph of Religion: A choice selection of edifying narratives by Rev. James Fitton (Call no. BX2182 .F5)

Sketches of the Establishment of the church in New England by Rev. James Fitton (Call no. BX1408 .F5)

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