As part of her on-going research, Nancy Schultz is still looking for convent artifacts. Shown here is a silver medal presented to Maria
Cotting, that was in the possession of her daughter, Miss Sarah E. Holmes, a Somerville, Massachusetts resident during the 1930s. The medal now resides in a private collection.
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Front: "Presented by the Ladies of the Ursuline Community
to Miss Maria W. Cotting
for her amiable Deportment and general good conduct."
Back: "Mount Benedict, Charlestown, Mass, May 1st,
If you are a descendant of any of the students listed here, or you believe you may own a convent artifact, please contact the author.
Partial List of Students
Sarah J. Chase
Mary Ann Coleman
Martha E. Cotting
S. Maria W. Cotting
Mary Jane Dill
Eliza D. Fay
Maria D. Fay
Mary Ann Fraser
Mary Jane Mariner
Mary A. Morrell
Ann Augusta Parkman
Mary Jane Peterson
Ann Eliza Prentiss
Mary Ann Quin
Martha E. Robinson
Mary B. Shinkwin
Mary Ann Wales
Ann Maria White
Elizabeth W. Williams
Sarah S. Williams
Access to Quebec records denied
One obstacle to solving the mystery of the disappearance of Mary Anne Moffatt has been the
privacy laws in Quebec. Unlike many church records in the United States, which can be consulted after 75 years, the government of the Province of Quebec regulates access of records back to the founding days. The author would like to hear from any researchers who have encountered difficulty with research in the Province of Quebec because of the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector.
Read a letter the author received from Robert Parent, Acting Director of Analysis and Evaluation at the The Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec, dated February 24, 1999.