Irish Washington DC – some sources -updated for 2017
Irish Washington DC
originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/
St. Patrick’s Day in Washington DC in 1854.
Old St. Patrick’s Church, 10th & F Sts., N.W. [LC-DIG-npcc-28305 / LC-F8122- 44637 [P&P]]
New St. Patrick’s Church, 10th & G Sts., NW [LC-DIG-npcc-31197 / LC-F8288 [P&P]]
David Baille Warden, A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia. 1816
Irish American Museum of Washington, D.C.
- Urban Odyssey: A Multicultural History of Washington, D.C.; edited by Francine Curro Cary. 1996.
DCPL, HSW, LC Chapter 3: McAleer, Margaret H. “‘The Green Streets of Washington’: The Experience of Irish Mechanics in Antebellum Washington.” p. 42-64.
- Altenhofel, Jennifer Lynn. “Keeping House: Irish and Irish-American Women in the District of Columbia, 1850-1890. (Ph.D., American University, 2004)
- Borger, Tom. Irish roots in the Nation’s Capital: A family history. 2005.
- Gatti, Lawrence. Historic St. Stephen’s: An Account of its Eighty-five Years, 1867-1952.
DCPL, HSW, LC
- Langley, Harold D. St. Stephen Martyr Church and the Community, 1867-1967.
DCPL, HSW, LC
- MacGregor, Morris. A Parish for the Federal City: St. Patrick’s in Washington, 1794-1994. 1994.
DCPL, HSW, LC—– excerpt
- Schultz, Nancy Lusignan. Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure That Shocked Washington City. 2011. locations
- Sherwood, Suzanne Berry. Foggy Bottom 1800-1975.
DCPL, HSW, LC
- Smith, Kathryn Schneider. Port Town to Urban Neighborhood: The Georgetown Waterfront of Washington, D.C., 1880-1920. 1989.
DCPL, HSW, LC
- Warden, David Bailie. A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia. 1816.
DCPL, HSW, LC click here for: full text
- Diamond Jubilee of St. Aloysius’ Church, Washington, D.C. 1859-1934.
DCPL (Cutter), HSW, LC
- Gonzaga College (Gonzaga College and High School). Catalog….1860s-1930s
DCPL (Cutter), LC locations
- _____. Gonzaga College, an historical sketch, from its foundation in 1821 to the solemn celebration of its first centenary in 1921. 1922.
DCPL (Cutter), LC locations and full text
- _____. Sketch from foundation in 1821 to 1896. 1897.
DCPL (Cutter) locations
- The history of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Washington, D.C. locations; Amazon
Note on holdings:
DCPL = DC Public Library
HSW = Historical Society of Washington DC
LC = Library of Congress
- Hinkel, John V. “St. Patrick’s: Mother church of Washington.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society v.57-58.
- Kelly, Tom. “I knew my parents were Irish as soon as I knew anything.” Washingtonian March 1979: 144-150.
- Press, Emil A. “Reminiscences by Emil Press: Growing up in Swampoodle.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society v.73/74.
- Press, William H. “Reminiscences by William H. Press: Another view of Swampoodle.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society v.73/74.
- Proctor, John Clagett. [historical articles published in the Sunday Star] March 17, 1935; March 17, 1940; March 20, 1949
- A Turbulent Time: Irish Immigrants, Free Blacks, and the Balance of Power in 1850s Washington, D.C. – By Chris Myers Asch — presented at the 2012 Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies
Vertical files [VF]
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Days, Special–St. Patrick’s
Churches (and religious organizations), Catholic–St. Aloysius, St. Patrick’s
Societies, Clubs, Organizations–Foreign–Irish
Neighborhoods having had major Irish population component
See Irish Neighborhoods in Old Washington here: for more informationhttp://www.theusgenweb.org/dcgenweb/history/irish.shtml
Noted Irish Washingtonians/men associated with Washington
James Reed Dermot
James Hoban https://www.whitehousehistory.org/honoring-the-legacy-of-james-hoban-irish-born-architect-of-the-white-house
David Baillie Warden
When Washington Was Irish
Metropolitan Police Department’s Irish heritage
And the Irish were very present in the Civil war:
Irish in the Civil War
The Irish Brigade (History Channel article)