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Archives Sr. Christine Taylor, SSJ completes history of city

Dec. 6, 2017

The Society of the Sisters of St. Joseph has published a new documentary history of Ogdensburg entitled Under Four Flags.

The large volume of 730 pages covers the era from 1748 to 1960 and is enhanced by hundreds of photos obtained from the Monsignor Anthony A. Milia Collection, the Edward P. Benton Collection and memorabilia contributions from natives of Ogdensburg. 

The history has valuable appendixes  including lists of politicians who have served in the government of Ogdensburg,  the Religious Sisters who have staffed the hospital, orphanage, and  educational institutions, and  brief summaries of early businesses in the city. 

Under Four Flags is the result of extensive research by St. Joseph Sister Mary Christine Taylor, Ph.D., in the archives of the Society of St. Sulpice in Oka and Montreal, the Northern New York newspapers, the St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office, the City of Ogdensburg Records,   the Parish/Rosseel Special Collection at St. Lawrence University, the Ogdensburg Public Library and the archives of the Chancery Office of the Diocese of Ogdensburg, the Sisters of Charity (Grey Nuns of the Cross) in Ottawa, the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement in Graymoor, and the Society of St. Viator in Quebec.

Only a limited edition of the history has been printed to date.Those desiring to purchase a copy may contact Sister Mary Christine Taylor at the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1817 NYS Route 95, Apt. 8, Bombay, NY 12914.

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