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A Brief Sketch of Blessed John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools: With an Explanation of His Institute, 1888

 Item — Box: 10
Identifier: BAL LRC 10 Blue 385 a&b&c


  • 1888


Language of Materials

English .

Biographical / Historical

The author is Dewey, R. S., SJ: editor of The Messenger of the Sacred Heart.

Biographical / Historical

Research regarding the American Messenger of the Sacred Heart identified R.S.D. as the editor of the Messenger and the author of most of these pages, revealing his surname [Dewey] and his Jesuit affiliation [S.J.] and his residence at the Church of the Gesu parish, Philadelphia, PA. Additional research on the American Messenger of the Sacred Heart revealed a one paragraph description of the first printing of this pamphlet in its pages [see attached] Brother Robert Wilsbach, Assistant DENA Archivist, March 28, 2017.


3 Volumes


"This brief sketch was written by the Editor of the American Messenger of the Sacred Heart, in the pages of which it first appeared (August-September 1888). It has been carefully revised, and is here reprinted under the author's direction.
The explanation of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has been drawn up by the authority of the proper Superiors." Title page verso.

Materials Specific Details

Softcover, 40 pages, illustrated. Copy 1, cover attached; copy 2: cover detached and "Blessed" lined out and "Saint" printed above; copy 3: no front cover. All in a clear sleeve.

Repository Details

Part of the The De La Salle Christian Brothers Archives of the Baltimore District Repository

1900 West Olney Avenue (Box 831)
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19119- United States