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The Archives of Archbishopric of Quebec. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XVIII. Pages 8-11.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
3 February 2016
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
Catholica ACHS Records
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Québec.
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THE ARCHIVES or THE ARCI-VIBISHOPRIC OF QUEBEC?‘ The dioceseiof Quebec being the oldest in North America, outside of Mexico,T its archives are conse- quently both ancient and precious. The territory of the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Que- bec, besides comprising Newfoundland and nearly all the country forming the present Dominion of Canada, ex- tended as far south as New Orleans, embracing the whole of the Mississippi valley, which became United "The American Catholic Historical Society has been fortunate indeed in having secured, through the courteous and efficient coopera- tion of the Reverend Lionel St. G. Lindsay, archivist, copies of all let- ters in the Archiepiseopal Archives at Quebec which might throw light on the development of Catholic activity during the early days of the Church in the United States. These documents are of unquestionable importance and widespread interest. As avoucher of its authenticity and‘ exactness each copy bears the signature of the Abbe Lindsay. The , Abbe has likewise been good enough, notwithstanding his manifold duties. to furnish not only the informing introduction to the collection of letters but also the valuable notes for its opening series. The letters have been grouped, not as a whole and arbitrarily according to their chronological order, but arranged so that each group includes for the most part the entire correspondence between two churchmen. In this form they will be presented to students of Catholic Church history in successive numbers of the RECORDS. Nearly all the original letters are in French, but in the rare instances where this is not the case the fact will be mentioned. I may also state that the letters thus far received‘ have never been published, with the exception of two, and these will be designated when they appear in our pages.-Tm: Emron. ’rThe Vicariate Apostolic of New France, with Monseigneur de Laval as titular Bishop of Petrea at its head, was created in 1658. 8