Benedict Joseph Flaget correspondence, 1823

Descriptive Summary

Title
Benedict Joseph Flaget correspondence, 1823
Creator
Catholic Church. Diocese of Bardstown. Bishop (1810-1832: Flaget)
Extent
4 pieces.
Subjects
David, Jean Baptist Mary, 1761-1841.
Dubourg, Louis Guillaume Valentin, 1766-1833.
Evremond, M.
Flaget, Benedict Joseph, 1763-1850.
Catholic Church.--Diocese of New Orleans.--Bishop (1815-1826: Dubourg)
Catholic Church.--Diocese of Bardstown.--Bishop (1811-1832: Flaget)
Catholic Church--Bishops--Correspondence.
Catholic Church--United States--History.
Frontier and pioneer life--Kentucky.
Clergy--Yale list.
Bardstown (Ky.)--History
Arrangement
Arrangement is chronological.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Roman Catholic Bishop. Flaget was born in Contournat, France, in 1763, and was orphaned at the age of two. He entered the Society of St. Suplice in 1783, and, five years later, was ordained a priest. After twenty years as a missionary and teacher in America, and on the recommendation of Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore, in 1811 Flaget was named the first bishop of the diocese of Bardstown, in Kentucky. The see included all of Kentucky and Tennessee, and originally included the whole of the Northwest Territory as well. In 1817, Jean Baptist Mary David was named coadjutor-bishop to assist Flaget. David succeeded Flaget as bishop in 1832, but resigned a year later, at which time Flaget resumed the leadership of the diocese. The see was moved to Louisville in 1841. Bishop Flaget died in office in 1850.
Scope and Content
This is a small portion of the correspondence of Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget, of Bardstown Ky. The materials evidently are duplicate copies of Flaget's correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, and date from 1823. They relate to a dispute involving a priest named Evremond, and a journey he was taking in Kentucky. Among the correspondents are Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, bishop of New Orleans, and Jean Baptist Mary David, Flaget's coadjutor-bishop. In French.

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