Reference code(s): GB 0122 Series C
Held at: Westminster Diocesan Archives
Title: Series C: papers of St Gregory's, Paris and the English Mission
Level of description: Series
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Dicconson | Edward | 1670-1752 | Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District
St Gregory's | Paris
St Gregory's was a small college belonging to the English secular clergy founded in Paris in the late 17th century. Its main purpose was to enable suitable ecclesiastics who had completed their training at Douai or the other colleges abroad to pursue advanced studies at the Sorbonne before working on the mission to England. It closed in 1786.
The 'English Mission' was an unofficial term for the pastoral activity of the Catholic Church in England from the reign of Elizabeth I to the restoration of the hierarchy in 1850.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers of St Gregory's, Paris, (the Paris Seminary), 1701-1782 and an account of the English Mission by Bishop Edward Dicconson, Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District, [c 1741-1752].
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English, French and Latin.
System of arrangement:
Arranged in two sections as outlined in the Scope and Content.
Conditions governing access:
Open for consultation by appointment only between 12:00 - 5:00, Mondays and Wednesdays. Call: 0207 938 3580 or email: email@example.com for appointments.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copies, subject to condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only on the undertaking of a copyright declaration. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Westminster Roman Cathlic Diocesan Trustees.
No additional finding aids.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:
Papers relating to Douai College used to form part of the C Series. These papers were given to St Edmund's College, Ware in 1965.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Received by the archive from Archbishop's House.
Existence and location of originals:
Existence and location of copies:
Further material on the Paris Seminary can be found in Series A.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Drewery. Sources: Allison, AF, 'The Origins of St Gregory's Paris', Recusant History Vol 21, No 1, p11.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Sep 2008