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Reverend A.J. McNeal Golden Anniversary photographs

Identifier: A-03-9008

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs of Reverend A.J. McNeal and others, celebrating the golden jubilee of his ordination into the priesthood.  The image was taken outside St. Joseph's Academy in Sumter, South Carolina.


  • Created: 1906
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/07/2001

Conditions Governing Access

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

Augustus J. McNeal, a Roman Catholic priest, was born in Ireland in 1832.  He became an ordained priest in 1856. In 1858, Patrick Lynch, Bishop of Charleston, appointed McNeal pastor of Chester, South Carolina.  This included the missions between Columbia, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1865, McNeal was appointed pastor of the church in Sumter, South Carolina. Father McNeal celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination in 1906. The celebration took place in the St. Joseph’s Academy chapel in Sumter.  As an honor of the occasion, he was invested as a domestic prelate by Bishop Henry P. Northrop.  Shortly after his investiture, Monsignor McNeal retired. He spent his last days at St. Francis Xavier Infirmary in Charleston, where he died in 1910.

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Photograph taken of Reverend A.J. McNeal's golden jubilee celebration.

Source of Acquisition

Received in 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, October 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
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Charleston SC 29401 US