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Toasts from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

On March 17, 1814 in Philadelphia, the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick met to celebrate the anniversary of St. Patrick. The United States was in the middle of war a with England that would last for nearly another year. The following is a transcription, with notes, from Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1813-1852, p. 20-23.

A portion of the transcribed text from the digitized copy comes from The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland collection found in Falvey’s Digital Library.

Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1813-1832.

[p.] 20

This being the anniversary of St. Patrick, [2] the Society, [3] agreeably to former arrangement dined together at the Mansion House Hotel in Market Street, and were honored with the company of the officers of the St. Andrew’s, [4] St. George’s, [5] the Welsh and the German [6] Societies, and of the Right Reverend

[p.] 21.

Bishop White, [7] the Reverend Doctors Blackwell [8] and Abercrombie [9] and other respectable citizens. After Dinner the following toasts were given from the Chair.

1.    The Immortal Memory of St. Patrick.
2.    The Land of our Fathers.
3.    The United States: __ the country of our Adoption.
4.    The Memory of George Washington.
May it ever be, as it always has been, held in grateful remembrance by the Hibernian Society. [10]
5.    The Memory of General Montgomery, [11] and the nation of Hibernia, [12] who spilt their blood for the achievement of the Independence of America.
6.    The President [13] and constituted authorities of the Union.
7.    The Governor [14] and Commonwealth of Pennsylva
8.    The Militia, Army and Navy of the United States.
May their joint and separate exertions in defense of this country meet their best reward — the approbation of that country.

[p.] 22.

9th    The Union of the States
May each return of our anniversary find that Union drawn more close and more strongly cemented by mutual for bearance, material good will and mutual interests.
10th    The Commerce, the Agriculture and the Manufacturer of the United States.
As they naturally depend upon each other, may no unreasonable jealousies deprive them of mutual assistance.
11.    The Ocean
May it be the great high was for all Nations – Usurped by none.
12.    The American Non descripts: Best described by Commodores Bainbridge, [15] and Decatur: [16] the Captains Hull [17] and Jones, [18] their brave officers and crews.
13.    A speedy Peace, [19] upon such terms as the United States ought to grant, and the Enemy ought to accept.
14.   Social Intercourse.
May the spirit of a party never rise so high as to destroy private friendships, prevent the reunion of good men, or endanger the Liberties and Happiness of our common Country.

[p.] 23.

15.    The benevolence Societies of St. Andrews, St. George, the Welsh and the German.
16.    The Education of Youth: __ the only certain mode of securing to the commonwealth “Virtue, Liberty and Independence”.
17.    The fair daughter of Columbia. [20]

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[1] “History.” Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick For the Relief of Emigrants From Ireland. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://www.friendlysons.com/history/>
[2] “… Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of Ireland” Saint Patrick. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick>
[3] “History.” Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick For the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://www.friendlysons.com/history/>
[4] “About Us.” The St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://98.129.112.200/about-us/>
[5] “… being citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having associated for the purpose of establishing in Philadelphia, a society for the advice and assistance of Englishmen” St. George Society of Philadelphia. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._George_Society_of_Philadelphia>
[6] “Our History.” The German Society of Pennsylvania. 15 Sep. 2017. <http://www.germansociety.org/our-history/>
[7] White, William, 1748-1836. ; William White (bishop of Pennsylvania). Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_White_(bishop_of_Pennsylvania)>
[8]  Blackwell, Robert, 1748-1831. ; “Blackwell Rev. Robert, D. D. 50 Pine” Paxton, John A. The Philadelphia Directory and Register for 1813… Philadelphia : B. & T. Kite, 1813. Internet Archive. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://archive.org/stream/philadelphiadire1813phil#page/55/mode/2up/search/blackwell>
[9]  Abercrombie, James, 1758-1841. ; “Abercrombie James, D. D. assistant minister of Christ & St. Peter’s churches Sec. 162 S. Fourth” Paxton, John A. The Philadelphia Directory and Register for 1813… Philadelphia : B. & T. Kite, 1813. Internet Archive. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://archive.org/stream/philadelphiadire1813phil#page/25/mode/2up/search/Abercrombie>
[10] “is an Irish Catholic fraternal organisation. Members must be Catholic and either born in Ireland or of Irish descent. Its largest membership is now in the United States” Ancient Order of Hibernians. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Order_of_Hibernians>
[11] Montgomery, Richard, 1738-1775. ; “a major general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and he is most famous for leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada” Richard Montgomery. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Montgomery>
[12] “is the Classical Latin name for the island of Ireland. ” Hibernia. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibernia>
[13] Madison, James, 1751-1836. ; “Presidents: James Madison.” The White House. Whitehouse.gov. Washington, D.C. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/jamesmadison>
[14] Snyder, Simon, 1759-1819. ; “the third Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving three terms from 1808 to 1817.” Simon Snyder. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Snyder.
[15] Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833. ; William Bainbridge. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bainbridge>
[16] Decatur, Stephen, 1779-1820. ; Stephen Decatur. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Decatur>
[17] Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. ; Isaac Hull. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Hull>
[18] Jones, Jacob, 1768-1850. ; Jacob Jones. Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Jones>
[19] “The War of 1812 lasted from June 1812-February 1815, a span of two years and eight months.” “War of 1812 — FAQs” Civil War Trust. ©2017 Civil War Trust. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://www.civilwar.org/learn/articles/war-of-1812-faqs>
[20] “… is a historical name used by both Europeans and Americans to describe the Americas, the New World, and often, more specifically, the United States of America. ” Columbia (name). Wikipedia. 15 Sep. 2017. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_(name)>

 


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Content Roundup – Second Week – September 2017

Doodle, “Honoring 2 Amazing Wildcats Dean Louise Fitzpatrick and Coach Rollie Massimino”

This week, of note see above, one of the the library Daily Doodles – created to honor two individuals – Dean Louise Fitzpatrick and Coach Rollie Massimino. These doodles, as well as regular campus publications, are eventually archived in the Villanova Digital Collection segment of the Digital Library and help to preserve and make accessible heritage materials to the broadly distributed Villanova Community. Other newly digitized content added this week include:

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXI, no. 26, Saturday, June 27, 1903

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489809]

Grit (Story Section), v. 38, no. 47, Story Section no. 1345, October 24, 1920

Grit (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486509]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486527]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486545]

The People’s Home Journal, v. XIII, no. 10, October 1898

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489507]

Pennsylvaniana Collection

Photograph identification card of an African-American man with coat and hat, for the U.S. Navy Yard, Philadelphia

African Americans in Pennsylvania (collection created and 5 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:490954]

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

p. 17, Minutes for 1813

Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1813-1832
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:491489]

Villanova Digital Collection

Daily Doodles (2017: 1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:492095]


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Content Roundup – First Week – September 2017

Front cover, Chicago Ledger, v. XXXI, no. 25, Saturday, June 20, 1903

New this week, more photographs from the Millers Mechanical Shows, more Dime Novel and Story Papers! And stay tuned for more next week…

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Fiction

The Bradys on their muscle; or, Shadowing the Red-Hook Gang / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489597]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489791]

Grit, April 18, 1920

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486473]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486491]

Great War

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers

Photograph, Clifford M. “Red” Miller when 6 years old

Family Photos (collection created, 3 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490839]

[9] p., “Tantilizer”

Photograph album, Millers Mechanical Shows
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490859]


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College Costs at Villanova: 1918

Celebrating 175 Years of Augustinian Catholic Education 1842-2017

Catalogue of Villanova College, 1918-19.

Catalogue of Villanova College, 1918-19.

Villanova Digital Library includes a selection of Villanova College’s academic catalogues published from 1871-1918. The earliest volumes published rarely changed in format and information provided which included a “Catalogue of Students,” listing students’ names their hometowns and states, and the annual Commencement ceremony and list of graduates. An interesting tidbit: the 70 students, listed in the 1870-71 catalogue, were mostly from Pennsylvania followed by Massachusetts and included Ireland, Cuba and Spain.

From the Seventy-fifth catalogue of Villanova College: Villanova, Delaware County, Pa.: conducted by the Augustinian fathers for the academic year 1918-1919, p. 16-17.

Transcribed text from the digitized copy found in the University Catalogues of the Villanova Digital Collection.

EXPENSES

*****

The expenses at Villanova vary in amount according to the course which the student pursues and the accommodations which he enjoys. The scholastic year is divided into two terms of approximately four and a half months each. The rates given below are per term.

Ordinary Expenses

Board, bed and bedding.              $112.50
Tuition, Engineering Courses.         75.00
Tuition, all other courses.                50.00
Laboratory fee
(Chemistry and Biology).               5.00
*Private room.                               30.00
Private room, with bath.                   75.00
Laundry.                                        5.00
Physician’s fee.                             2.50
Gymnasium fee.                           2.50

Extra Expenses

Music, Piano, per term.             $ 30.00
Music, Violin, per term.                30.00
Use of typewriter, per course.        7.00
Certified Credits for admission
to another college                         2.00
———

*A few rooms are sufficiently large for two students. The charge will be not be reduced on that account.

In addition to the above, a deposit of fifteen dollars ($15.00) is required of every student at the beginning of each scholastic year to cover injury to property, breakage, etc. Any balance remaining at the end of the year will be refunded on application or credited to the student’s account for the next year. Every student is held personally responsible for property entrusted to his care or assigned for his use.


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Exhibit: “Wildcats Past & Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova.”

Special Collections and University Archives, at Falvey Memorial Library, join in the celebration of Villanova University’s 175 anniversary, (1842-2017), with a collaboration of materials to present the exhibit, “Wildcats Past & Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova,” featuring assorted and unique items representative of the varied sports played at Villanova College, and later Villanova University. The exhibit, located on the 1st floor of the Library, launched at the beginning of September, 2017, and will run through to the end of the fall semester.

The items that form the “Wildcats Past & Present” exhibit, such as sport programs, basketballs, baseball, photographs, newspaper clippings as well as championship memorabilia are from University Archives’ collection along with books and scrapbooks from Special Collections.

Curated by Susan Ottignon (Collections Librarian) with assistance from Laura Bang and Michael Foight. Graphics by Joanne Quinn.  Based on a legacy exhibit curated by Teri Ann Pirone.

The digital exhibit is now live and can be viewed here.


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Content Roundup – Last Week – August 2017

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXI, no. 14, Saturday, April 4, 1903

This week finds newly available for your reading and research pleasure a number on new Story Paper issues, many more WWI Philadelphia soldier service cards, and a few other items of note!

Contributions from Augustinian Theologians and Scholars

“Catalogue of the writings of Aurelius Palmieri, O.S.A., D.D., Part I
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490917]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489773]

Grit (Story Section), v. 38, no. 17, Story Section no. 1315, March 28, 1920

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487867]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:486455]

Hearth & Home (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489186]

The People’s Home Journal, v. X, no. 12, December 1895

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:488849]

Great War

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers

Family photographs (3 photographs added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490839]

Photograph, sand sculpture of “The Fallen Trooper”
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490625]

The John F. Smith, III and Susan B. Smith Antique Map Collection

Engraving of Sebastian Münster

Engraving of Sebastian Münster
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:485089]

Manuscript Collection

Uncollected manuscripts

List of Servants, From: The Estate of John D. Milliard. An Accounting of Their Hiring Out and Value, 1845.
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490815]

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center

Historic Papers

World War I — War Records (121 cards added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:459489]

Villanova Digital Collection

August 24, 2017

Daily Doodles (2017: 2 images added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:469294]


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Content Roundup – Fourth Week – August 2017

Selection (rear), Map, Pilot Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean, May 1912

This week a host of newly digitized content is available to read, research, and review! The digitization of the Arthur Evanson Glanville (Great War Irish POW) papers concludes with a host of photographs, art, and other materials. Also of new and of note this week are the initial materials of the Thomas John Jones papers (Jones was Welsh Merchant Navy Officer); the first offerings include photograph and a pilot chart of the voyage of the S.S. Knight Errant depicted on the first printed chart after the Titanic sinking.

Americana

Hemp / by B. B. Robinson
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490797]

Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXI, no. 13, Saturday, March 28, 1903

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:488893]

Grit (Story Section), v. 36, no. 21, Story Section no. 1214, April 21, 1918

Grit (2 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487347]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487841]

Front cover, The People’s Home Journal, v. X, no. 11, November 1895

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:488827]

Great War

Watercolor Illustrations by Arthur Evanson Glanville of Nursery Rhyme Verse From, “To Bed! To Bed!,” [n.d.]

Arthur Evanson Glanville, papers, 1916-1918 (46 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489954]

Ticket, Provincial Exhibition, Regina, Saskatchewan, July 26-31, 1920

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers (17 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490587]

World Collection

Photograph, Thomas John Jones and officers of the S.S. Knight Errant

Thomas John Jones, Merchant Navy Officer (collection created, 4 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:490790]


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eBook available: Counterfeit Money

Here’s a familiar scenario: a victim receives an unsolicited message offering easy cash. The temptation overrides their common sense, and they find themselves caught by a clever scheme and robbed of their own money. This sounds like a tale of spammers in the digital age, but our latest eBook release, Counterfeit Money, shows that similar trickery was afoot in the age of the telegraph.

Part of the Multum in Parvo Library, the self-described “smallest periodical in the world,” this new digital edition of a 19th-century chapbook was created with the help of the Distributed Proofreaders volunteers, and can now be read online or downloaded through Project Gutenberg.


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Content Roundup – Third Week – August 2017

Photograph, J. E. Miller holding dog, 1918

As another semester gears up to start, take a moment to look over some of this week’s newly digitized materials. Especially noteworthy are the many items from Great War Irish POW Arthur Glanville and more materials from the Millers Mechanical Shows collection.

Great War

Letter, To: Selina A. Glanville From: Arthur Evanson Glanville, March 20, 1917

Arthur Evanson Glanville, papers, 1916-1918 (42 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489954]

“All Scenic Trips”, Hammond Scenic Auto Co., 1920

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers (12 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:490587]

Villanova Digital Collection

Photograph, Dean Robert D. Lynch and engineering student, 1985

Photographs and Illustrations (3 photos added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:189101]


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Content Roundup – Second Week – August 2017

Broadside, “A Modern Battle Portrayed in Miniature …”

This week finds a host of new and remarkable content including the first materials from two new Great War collections (Millers Mechanical Shows Papers and the papers of Irish prisoner of war Arthur Evanson Glanville), also the first minute book of the the Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick from 1771 with signatures from the initial membership including John Barry and the acceptance of General Washington to the Society! And more Dime Novel and Story Paper issues too!

Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection

Fiction

The Bradys under fire; or, Tracking a gang of outlaws / by a New York detective
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489559]

Periodicals

Chicago Ledger, v. XXXI, no. 12, Saturday, March 21, 1903

Chicago Ledger (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:488875]

Grit (Story Section), v. 36, no. 10, Story Section no. 1203, February 3, 1918

Grit (3 issues added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487789]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487815]
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487373]

The People’s Home Journal, v. X, no. 5, May 1895

People’s Home Journal (1 issue added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:488805]

Great War

Photograph, 3-person cart act, [1920?].

Millers Mechanical Shows Papers (collection created, 6 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:490587]

Telegram, “Second Lieut A E Glanville Dublin Fusiliers Reported Wounded and Missing,” June 8, 1918

Arthur Evanson Glanville, papers, 1916-1918 (collection created, 7 items added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489954]

Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center

Historic Papers

World War I — War Records (33 cards added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:459489]

The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for The Relief of Emigrants from Ireland

Minute Books

[5] p., “Signature page of founding members”, Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Rules Minutes &c. of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 1843, 1771-1793
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:489955]

Villanova Digital Collection

Daily Doodles (2017: 1 image added)
[https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:487897]


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