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Bishop Emmet M. Walsh hand-colored print

Identifier: O-1999.007

Scope and Contents

This is a three-quarter length portrait of Emmet M. Walsh, bishop of Charleston. He is standing and holding a magenta biretta with both hands. He's wearing a magenta berretino, black cassock, magenta cope tied at neck, a magenta sash at his waist, a cross around his neck, and a green ring.


  • Created: circa 1930s
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/21/1999

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Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Emmet Michael Walsh, a Roman Catholic priest and bishop, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, to Thomas Walsh and Wilhelmina Jannerman Walsh in 1892.  Walsh's family moved to Savannah, Georgia, in 1906. He attended Chatham Academy in Savannah and then seminary at St. Bernard's Seminary in Rochester, New York. Walsh returned to Savannah for his ordination in 1916. From 1916-1927, Walsh served as assistant at Immaculate Conception Church in Atlanta, Georgia; pastor of St. Teresa Catholic Church in Albany, Georgia; pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Savannah; and then returned to Atlanta to serve as pastor of Immaculate Conception Church.  In 1927, Walsh was appointed and ordained as the sixth bishop of Charleston in South Carolina.  In 1949, Bishop Walsh was appointed coadjutor Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, and titular bishop of Rhaedestus, Turkey.  He succeeded as bishop of Youngstown in 1952.  Walsh died in Youngstown in 1968.

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Portrait of Bishop Emmet M. Walsh.

Custodial History

Sr. Susan Schortsten and Mary Jeffcoat removed portrait from the vacated St. Catherine's Convent on Wentworth Street, Charleston on January 25, 1999, along with portraits and pictures (varying quality) of Bishops Hallinan, Reh, Unterkoefler (2), and a picture of Pope John XXIII which was subsequently removed from this group by Fr. Richard Harris.

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Processed by Brian P. Fahey; and Melissa Bronheim, July 2014.

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Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US