• Ruins of the Catholic Cathedral in Charleston, S.C., stereograph, circa 1862

    Ruins of the Catholic Cathedral in Charleston, S.C., stereograph, circa 1862

  • “View of Charleston, S.C.,” by W.R. Miller, 1853

    “View of Charleston, S.C.,” by W.R. Miller, 1853

  • Immaculate Conception School, circa 1930

    Immaculate Conception School, circa 1930

  • Bishop England High School, 1919

    Bishop England High School, 1919

Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

Handwritten letter from Bernard Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch, April 5,  1858

From the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives comes this collection of correspondence to Bishop Patrick N. Lynch, Bishop of Charleston from 1858-1882. Spanning the years 1858-1866, these letters to the Bishop from his family touch on a variety of topics including Catholicism and convent life, the Civil War and slavery, and Southern life in the mid-19th century.

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