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Agnes Elise de Vineau Mosimann family papers

Identifier: A-03-2006.005

Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal items belonging to Agnes Elise de Vineau Mosimann and items documenting her musical contribution to the Diocese of Charleston.  Materials include accession information, correspondence, ephemera, event programs, Octavie de Vineau's 1912 journal, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Correspondence includes letters between Mosimann's daughter, Louise Mosimann Smith and diocesan archivist, Mary Giles, and between another daughter, Frances Octavie Mosimann, and Bishop David B. Thompson.  Ephemera includes a copy of the 15 January 1944 issue of The Patriot, music programs featuring Mosimann as organist, a history of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Charleston, S.C.), and a Christmas card from Bishop Paul J. Hallinan.  Event programs include diocesan events, Cathedral Servicemen's breakfasts, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.  The newspaper clippings contain information regarding Mosimann's tenure as diocesan organist and choir director, and her passing.  The photographs include three (3) photographs of Octavie de Vineau and one (1) photograph from a 1943 Cathedral Servicemen's breakfast.


  • Created: circa 1880-2006
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1930-1965
  • Other: Date acquired: 06/13/2006


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

Agnes Elise de Vineau Mosimann (1887-1974) was organist and choir director of St. Peter Parish (Charleston, S.C.), St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish (Charleston, S.C.), and Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (Charleston, S.C.) from the 1920s until the early 1970s. She was married to Thomas F. Mosimann and had eight children.

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0.21 Linear Feet (1 slim box)

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Personal items belonging to Agnes Elise de Vineau Mosimann and items documenting her musical contribution to the Diocese of Charleston.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically at the folder level when applicable.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Louise Mosimann Smith in 2000 and 2006.

Method of Acquisition


Existence and Location of Originals

A copy of Vol. II, No. 1, 15 Jan. 1944, is located in folder 3.

Related Materials

The Patriot [newsletter] 2009.020

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer E. Neal.

Inventory of the Agnes Elise de Vineau Mosimann family papers, circa 1880-2006
Jennifer E. Neal
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US