Life of Cardinal Cheverus, Archbishop of Bordeaux, and Formerly Bi


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HAMON, ANDRE JEAN MARIE. The Life of Cardinal Cheverus, Archbishop of Bordeaux, and Formerly Bishop of Boston, In Massachusetts. By J. Huen-Dubourg [pseud. from Andre Jean Marie Hamon] Priest, and Late Professor of Theology. Translated from the French By E. Stewart. Boston, James Munroe and Company. 1839. 12mo. Bound publisher's brown cloth, half inch piece chipped from bottom of spine, quarter inch by three fourths inch piece cloth chipped from top of rear hinge, top edge of spine chipped, worn through cloth at corners, 19th century hand-written library tag on bottom of spine, 19th century library bookplate, light yellow endpapers with large soiled gray area in center, old newspaper clippings attached to the front flyleaf, name cut from top of half-title & half-title, embossed circular library stamp on top of frontispiece & title. 1 start, contents clean with a bare minimum of light scattered foxing. Pagination: (1) half title, (1) blank, [frontispiece facing title] (1) title, (1) copyright, [iii]-x translator's preface, [ix]-xiii author's preface, (1) blank, [xv-xvii contents, (1) errata, [1]-389pp. With nice lithographed portrait of Cheverus at frontispiece. "The First Catholic Bishop of Boston, missionary to Penobscot Indians, Principle founder of Athenaeum, friend of President Adams, Advisor to State Legislature; one of America's noblest priests."--headline from newspaper clipping. John Louis Ann Magdalen Lefebre de Cheverus (1768-1836) French Cardinal, came to Boston in 1796 after having refused to take the oath prescribed by the French Revolutionaries. He worked for a year among the Penobscot Indians and thereafter spent 3 months of with them yearly. When he opened a subscription towards building the first Catholic church in Boston, President Adams headed the list and remained his friend and well wisher for life. In 1810 he was created against his wishes, the first Bishop of Boston. When his health broke in 1823 he was given the see of Montauban, made a Peer of France, later Archbishop of Bordeaux and still later a Prince of the church. He never changed his mode of living. In the magnificent palace of Bordeaux he retaine

Title: Life of Cardinal Cheverus, Archbishop of Bordeaux, and Formerly Bi

Author Name: HAMON



Book Number: 3116

Keywords: Bordeaux, FranceBoston, MA