John Gilmary Shea

John Gilmary Shea

John Gilmary Shea (July 22, 1824 – February 22, 1892) was a writer, editor, and historian of both American history in general and American Catholic history specifically. Shea was born in New York City to James Shea, an Irish immigrant and school principal, and Mary Ann (Flannigan) Shea. He studied at St. John's College (now Fordham University), married Sophie Savage in 1854, and died in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

He was the first person to be awarded the Laetare Medal by the University of Notre Dame in 1883.Hope, Arthur J., 1943, "Notre Dame — 100 Years", [ Chapter XVI,] University of Notre Dame Press.] "The John Gilmary Shea Papers", a collection of correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials, are preserved in the Georgetown University Library (Special Collections Division).


*"John Gilmary Shea: Father of American Catholic History, 1824-1892", Peter Guilday, (New York: United States Catholic Historical Society, 1926).

External links

*worldcat id|id=lccn-n50-22125
*CathEncy|wstitle=John Dawson Gilmary Shea

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • John Gilmary Shea Prize — The John Gilmary Shea Prize is an annual award given for the most original and distinguished contribution to knowledge of the history of the Catholic Church. It was won in 2006 by Michael Hayden and Malcolm Greenshields for their book 600 Hundred …   Wikipedia

  • John Dawson Gilmary Shea —     John Dawson Gilmary Shea     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► John Dawson Gilmary Shea     Historian, born in New York, 22 July, l824; died at Elizabeth, New Jersey, 22 February, l892. The name Gilmary (Servant of Mary) was assumed at a late period… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John Shea (disambiguation) — John Shea is an Emmy Award winning American actor.John Shea may also refer to:* John Shea (mobster) (or Red former drug dealer in the Winter Hill Gang * John Gilmary Shea (1824 1892), American historian *John Joseph Shea, Lieutenant Commander in… …   Wikipedia

  • John James Maximilian Oertel — (born at Ansbach, Bavaria, 27 April 1811; died at Jamaica, New York, 21 August 1882) was a German American journalist. Life Born a Lutheran, he was sent to the Lutheran University of Erlangen, where he studied theology and five years later was… …   Wikipedia

  • Shea, John Dawson Gilmary — • American historian (1824 1892) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Shea, John Dawson Gilmary     John Dawson Gilmary Shea …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Martin John Spalding — The Most Reverend  Martin John Spalding Archbishop of Baltimore See Baltimore Enthroned July …   Wikipedia

  • Ши — (John Gilmary Shea) американский писатель; род. в 1824 г. Написал: Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi valley (1853); History of the catholic missions the Indian tribes of the United States (1854); Early voyage up and down the… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Archdiocese of New York —     New York, Archdiocese of     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Archdiocese of New York     ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK (NEO EBORACENSIS).     See erected 8 April, 1808; made archiepiscopal 19 July, 1850; comprises the Boroughs of Manhattan, Bronx, and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mission of the Guardian Angel — The Mission of the Guardian Angel was a 17th century Jesuit mission in the vicinity of what is now Chicago, Illinois. It was established in 1696 by Father François Pinet, a French Jesuit priest.[1] The mission was abandoned by 1700; its exact… …   Wikipedia

  • Pope Pius IX — Pius IX Papacy began 16 June 1846 Papacy ended 7 February 1878 ( 1000000000000003100000031 years, 10000000000000236000000236 days) …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.