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Cornelius Hanrahan Papers

 Collection — Box: SC076-HANR-001
Identifier: SC076-HANR

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to the history of the Catholic Church in the Rockland-Thomaston area of Maine. The letters are addressed to Cornelius Hanrahan, mostly from Catholic clergy from the 1840’s – 1870’s. Among the correspondents in the collection are Rev. John Bapst, S.J., Rev. Anthony Ciampi, president of Holy Cross and Bishop David W, Bacon, first Bishop of Portland, Maine. The topics of the letters concern the early Jesuit presence in New England and the running of the Church founded by Hanrahan.


  • 1848-1876

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

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

Cornelius Hanrahan was a prominent Catholic who was involved in building the first Catholic Church in Rockland, Maine.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

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Acquisition Note

Donated by Charles G. Coughlin at an unknown date.

Related Materials

See RG12.04 for letters from Rev. Anthony F. Ciampi, S.J. to Cornelius Hanrahan.

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