(LEO XIII) (1810-1903)
Born Vincenzo Pecci. Supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church (1878-1903). He was the oldest pope reigning until the age of 93, and had the third longest confirmed pontificate, behind that of Pius IX and Pope St. John Paul II. MS – Manuscript in the form of a papal brief dated 21 April 1897. This appears […]
(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 Mundelein was a distinguished collector of historical documents, particularly of saints, bequeathed […]
(PACCA, Bartolomeo Cardinal) (1756-1844)
Italian cardinal, scholar and statesman. Papal secretary of state and served in various curial congregations. MS – Manuscript, unsigned, 1829, dealing with the pension accorded a prelate. From the primary document and an earlier one within, it would appear that the cleric, Antonio Buonamici, was a man of some prominence. This handsome, intriguing, document mentions […]
(PIUS IX) (1792-1878)
D – Document: Handsome woodcut print, measure 13″x10″ of Pius the Ninth In Council; Published by The Graphic, London, December 1862. In near-mint condition. Reverse bears biographical description of all illustrated in the woodcut print. Wonderful piece of papal memorabilia.