Fonds - Rev. Richard David O'Donnell fonds

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Rev. Richard David O'Donnell fonds

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  • 1829, 1857-1890 (Creation)
    O'Donnell, Richard David

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1 cm of textual records

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Richard D. O'Donnell (ca.1829-1890), Catholic priest, was born at Cahir, Diocese of Waterford, Ireland, circa 1829. He died at St. Mary's, St. Mary's Bay, on 19 May 1890.

O'Donnell was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's on 9 August 1857 by Bishop John Thomas Mullock. He was initially appointed a curate in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Parish, and, subsequently, a professor at St. Bonaventure's College, St. John's. O'Donnell was stationed at St. Patrick's Parish, Burin (1862-71). He was appointed as the parish priest of Assumption Parish, St. Mary's, St. Mary's Bay, where he resided until his death in 1890.

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Fonds consists of records related to Rev. Richard David O'Donnell, including canonical documents. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

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  • English
  • Latin

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All canonical documents are in Latin. A translation is available.

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Bishop John Thomas Mullock fonds

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Created - April 25, 2013

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