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Charles E. Hudson Papers

 Collection — Box: SC084-HUDS-001
Identifier: SC084-HUDS

Scope and Contents

This collection, compiled by Charles E. Hudson between 1900 and 1904, contains letters requesting photographs of those involved with the translation, editing and publication of the Jesuit Relations. Each of the 45 folders contains a letter or photograph responding to Hudson’s request for a photograph. In most cases the respondents sent their photograph to Hudson. The collection is arranged alphabetically and the 46th folder contains miscellaneous correspondence, mostly from those unable to comply with Hudson’s request.


  • 1900-1904


Conditions Governing Access

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

Historical Note

The Jesuit Relations were reports from Jesuit missionaries beginning in 1611 in New France (Canada) that were sent to their superiors to update them as to the missionaries’ progress in the conversion of Native American tribes.

In 1902, Reuben Gold Thwaites, secretary of the Wisconsin Historical Society, led the project to translate the Jesuit Relations into English, unify, and cross-reference the reports. Compiled into 73 volumes, including two volumes of indices, the work comprised a large body of ethnographic material.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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Acquisition Note

The source of acquisition is unknown.

February 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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