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(Consalvi, Ercole Cardinal) (1757 – 1824)
Breve dated 20 December 1889, signed on behalf of the pope by Mieczysław Cardinal Halka-Ledóchowski. Document bestows certain liturgical favors on the Basilica of Saint Nicolai, Nantes France. Dimensions: 15.25″x5.25″. Bears the red rubber stamp papal seal. Usual folds and very light toning; overall a handsome example. Ledòchowski (1822-1902) enjoyed an illustrious ecclesiastical career. Served as […]
(McCLOSKEY, John Cardinal) (1810-85)
First American cardinal; archbishop of New York; bishop of Albany, NY. Created a cardinal in 1875. Steel engraving bearing a facsimile salutation, signature and title. This is a 133 year-old steel engraving. Fine.
(MUNDELEIN, George W. Cardinal) (1872-1939)
American cardinal; archbishop of Chicago; Auxiliary Bishop of New York. Created a cardinal in 1924 by Pope Pius XI. Photo: Black and white silver gelatin glossy AP Wire (Examiner) newswire photo, 1939, measures 6.5″x10.5″ announcing the death of the cardinal in 1939. Mundelein was a distinguished collector of historical documents, particularly of saints, bequeathed […]