David Heisser papers, 1827-2010, undated
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Brief Description:

This collection documents the research compiled by David Heisser, who was an author, historian, and librarian, during his career from the 1960s until 2010.  It also contains some of Heisser’s personal materials, including records of his education, family, and death.

Papers throughout the collection mainly relate to Patrick N. Lynch, third bishop of Charleston, South Carolina. They include photocopies of Lynch’s correspondence, family and genealogical material, and writings and lectures given by Lynch, such as his pamphlet on slavery written in German, French, and Italian. The material regarding Lynch extends from his hometown in Ireland to South Carolina and spans from the 1820s until Lynch’s death in 1882.  It also includes writings about Lynch authored by other historians.  Other topics in which Heisser conducted research include Irish Catholics; black Catholics; Bishop John England; biographies of various bishops and clergy during Lynch’s lifetime; Civil War; writings about councils in which Lynch was a participant; slavery; religion; and science.  Additional materials include articles written by Heisser on seals and emblems and topics related to library and information science.  The collection records are largely textual, comprising correspondence, clippings, publications, and related printed matter.  Other formats include photographs and some negatives.

Held at:
Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives
114 Broad St. - Rear Building
P.O. Box 818
Charleston, SC 29402
Phone: 843-724-8372
Fax: 843-724-6387
Email: bfahey [at] catholic-doc.org
Record Series Number: A/03/1024
Created by: Heisser, David C. R.
Volume: 14.15 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/13/2010.
Access Restrictions: Open for research.
Subject Index
Bishops -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Bishops -- United States -- Biography
Cardinals -- United States -- Biography
Catholic Church -- Bishops -- Correspondence
Catholic Church -- Clergy -- Correspondence
Catholic Church -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century
Catholic Church -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston (S.C.) -- History
Ireland -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Irish Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
Lynch, Patrick Niesen, 1817-1882
Slavery and the church -- Catholic Church
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Doctoral dissertations
Masters theses
Research (document genres)
storage devices (computer)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Italian [ita]
French [fre]
Hebrew [heb]
Latin [lat]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.
Acquisition Notes: Received from the estate of David Heisser in July 2010.  Gift.
Other Formats: Originals are located in various repositories.
PreferredCitation: [identification of item], David Heisser papers, The Diocese of Charleston Archives, Charleston, SC.