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Judith Metz S.C.


Previous installments of this list may be found in volumes 18 and 19. This part continues documenting the writings of Elizabeth Seton contained in the archives of Saint Joseph Provincial House. Letters to Elizabeth’s son William are full of family news and concern about his career. Elizabeth writes to her daughters Anna Marie (Annina), Rebecca, and Catherine. In one letter to Anna Marie, Elizabeth refers to her teenage copy book which she is thinking of expanding for her children. The letters to Rebecca and Catherine are mostly addressed to them as young children. Incidental notes to her husband and letters to her father are included. There are also letters to the Filicchis, including a journal kept for Amabilia recounting Catholicism’s attraction for Elizabeth and the struggles surrounding her conversion. Aspects of her spirituality are evident in her correspondence with Simon Brute.