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LAWRENCE CARDINAL SHEHAN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/31/1965 - HFSID 34187

LAWRENCE CARDINAL SHEHAN Typed Letter signed as Archbishop of Baltimore (1965), to a Unitarian minister in Brooklyn Typed Letter signed: "+ Lawrence Cardinal Shehan", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Baltimore, Maryland, 1965 March 31. On personal letterhead with his imprinted coat of arms to Dr.

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LAWRENCE CARDINAL SHEHAN
Typed Letter signed as Archbishop of Baltimore (1965), to a Unitarian minister in Brooklyn
Typed Letter signed: "+ Lawrence Cardinal Shehan", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Baltimore, Maryland, 1965 March 31. On personal letterhead with his imprinted coat of arms to Dr. Cornelius Greenway, All Souls Church, Brooklyn, N.Y. In full: "Thank you for your kind letter of March 26, and your expression of good wishes. I am most happy to comply with your request. I would not wish you to pay the postage and I am, therefore, returning the check. With every good wish I am, sincerely yours in Christ". Lawrence Cardinal Shehan (1905-1984) was Bishop of Bridgeport (Connecticut) 1953-1961, before becoming Archbishop of Baltimore, his native city (1951-1984). Before assuming these posts, he had headed Catholic Charities of America. He issued a pastoral letter, Racial Justice (1963), and defied threats of violence to testify in favor of an open housing ordinance that same year. He wrote an autobiography, A Blessing of Years. Horizontal folds. Fine condition.

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