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Clare Vaughan Collection

 Collection — Box: SC148-VAUG-001
Identifier: SC148-VAUG

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters and photographs used by Alice Mary Weld-Blundell Fraser Lovat in writing her book about Clare Vaughan. There are photos of Clare’s birthplace as well as the convent she entered in Amiens, France. The collection contains letters written by Clare as well as letters written by her brother, Rev. Kenelum Vaughan to Rev. H.J. Heuser.


  • 1861-1904


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No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

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

Clare Vaughan was born at Courtfield Estate in Herefordshire, England in 1843. The Vaughan family was a devout Catholic family and many of her ancestors entered into priesthood or nunhood. Her father, John Vaughan was a colonel in the British Army and her mother, Eliza Louise Rolls was also from a devout Catholic family. Her mother prayed that her children would have the vocatio to enter religious life. Six of her eight brothers became priests and all of her sisters entered convents due to the influence of their mother. Clare Vaughan entered the Community of the Poor Clares at Amiens, France in the spring of 1861 and took her vows on October 15th of the same year. She took the name Sister Mary Clare. Shortly after, she became ill and she died on January 20, 1862.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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Acquisition Note

Gift of Rev. H.J. Heuser

Related Materials

Clare Vaughan by Lady Lovat (Special Collections BX4705 .M39 L8)

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