Guide to the Santospirito Collection

Lena SantospiritoThe Santospirito Collection comprises the personal papers of Mrs Lena Santospirito (1895-1983). Mrs Santospirito was a leader of the Italian-Australian community in Melbourne and is best known for her charitable work as President of the Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief in the early 1950s period of Italian mass immigration to Australia. The records in this Collection document her work with the Archbishop's Committee, as well as her involvement with other institutions and her personal and family affairs.

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Santospirito collection: Inventory items.

SP-01999

Letter from -, no date

Note; Documents required from immigrants.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01999
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02000

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note; Maria Brizzi and children; landing permit issued; Maria Brizzi's operation; passage booked; delay.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02000
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02001

Letter from Santospirito to Calwell, no date

Draft message of condolences; death of Ben Chifley.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02001
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02002

Letter from Santospirito, no date

first page missing; Giulio Bonato's wife; application for admission; medical condition.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02002
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02003

Note; Mrs Vincenzo Carbone; application for admission; right eye defect; visa refused; Vincenzo Carbone; Filippo Carbone; house sold. Domenico Di Bartolo; application for admission; sponsor Pasquale Minnici; Maria Minnici; left eye defect; visa refused

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-02003
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02004

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note; Leone Gaudenzio; application for admission; sponsor Antonio Santospirito; Fr Carlo; organist; employment guarantee; delay.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02004
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02005

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note; Vincenzo Montalto; Francesca Montalto; application for admission; sponsor Pietro Trantino; landing permit issued; house sold; Vincenzo Montalto hernia operation; Francesca Montalto heart murmurs; permit withdrawn; family in Australia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02005
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02006

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Mrs Elda Bracali, nee Orsucci; nominated by father Cesare Orsucci; husband Ivo Bracali; failed medical test; Mr Holt refused permission; appeal for compassion; family in Australia brokenhearted; accommodation with Velia Virgona; Mr Orsucci oxywelder; family to return to Italy if Mrs Bracali not admitted to Australia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02006
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02007

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Mrs Domenica Panozzo; Form 50 submitted for husband Bruno Panozzo; referred by Father Carlo; Mrs Santospirito forgotten details of case; request for case to be pushed.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02007
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02008

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Landing Permit for Maria Grazia Della Latta; fiancee of Carlo Marsili; letter from Parish Priest in her home town; permit refused; fined for selling macaroni after the war; nominated by John McGaran, employer of Carlo Marsili. (see SP-02023)

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02008
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02009

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Most Urgently Needed Visa for Mrs Lina Bello; Mrs Lina Bello and children granted landing permits; could not travel as visa with Australian Legation.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02009
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02010

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Gaetano Lisina and Gaetano Santamaria (cousin of Joseph Santamaria); nominated by Mrs Santospirito; Gaetano Lisina recommended to Antonio Santospirito for his business; Lisina's varicose vein; Santamaria departed without Lisina; Lisina has borrowed money.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02010
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02011

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Landing Permit for Miss Giuseppa Cosentino; Mr Cosentino applied for landing permits for his wife and his sister; wife granted permit; sister refused permit, possibly because of age; lives with Mrs Cosentino in Italy; Mr Sorrentino guarantor for maintenance of Miss Cosentino.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02011
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02012

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Pasquale D'Onofrio; landing permits for wife Luigia D'Onofrio and family; friend Mr Cuciniello made application at same time for his wife, already granted; two wives to travel together; son in Redemptorist Seminary, to be transferred to Ballarat; Father Hogan. Note: Mr Mistretta; application for landing permit for sister Mrs Giuseppina Tusi nee Mistretta, and two sons Giovanni and Salvatore; Torino; nominated by Mrs Santospirito or Mr Mistretta; widow.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02012
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02013

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Vincent Carbone and son Filippo Carbone; Mrs Carbone, their wife and mother; lives at Delianova; has passport, landing permit; refused visa of expatriation; right eye declared ill; slight defect since birth; not infectious; sold home and possessions; Vincent Carbone naturalised British subject. Note: Mrs Maria Minnici, Liverpool, NSW; brother Domenico Di Bartolo, nominated by Pasquale Minnici; ship "Napoli"; Flotta Lauro; slight defect in left eye; refused visa for departure; sister guarantees maintenance of brother; another brother of Mrs Minicci Provincial of Capuchins for Reggio Calabria, Catanzara and Cosenza.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02013
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02014

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Permission to Come to Australia for Giovanna Jacono nee Cabibbo; landing permit granted; husband Ignazio Jacono in Arabia 16 years before coming to Australia; 3 daughters and 1 son already here; daughter Mrs Maria Di Natale nominated mother and 2 children; Mrs Jacono slight hearing defect; unmarried daughter in Australia needs mother with her.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02014
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02015

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Michele Montalto; nominated nephew-in-law Mario Guarino; landing permit granted; slight defect in one foot; case submitted to Canberra December 1950; his wife has brother Francesco willing to sign guarantee; medical examinations less rigorous previously.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02015
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02016

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: landing permits not yet received; Miss Lidia Speranza nominated by Mrs Santospirito; Miss Marietta Parisi nominated by Mr A Chiodo; Miss Parisi to work as domestic for Chiodo, 5 young children; Mr Gaetano Bocchieri nominated by Mrs Santospirito; delay due to misunderstanding; Mr Salvatore Franco applied for landing permits for wife Nina and 3 children, Franco Antonino, Elio and Adriana-Rita, and his sister Lucia Franco; urgent private reasons why Mr Franco needs family with him; Mr Franco maintaining his family and 66 year old mother; Miss Franco's earnings will assist family.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02016
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02017

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Request for Permission to enter Australia for Mrs Cicero and Vito Cicero (her son); medical examination showed problem with Mrs Cicero's eyes; almost illiterate; Vito unable to comply with medical requirements; boot shop assistant, bricklayer; 3 sons in Australia, all bricklayers, Gregorio, Rosario, Salvatore; Mrs Cicero, Vito, Rosaria and Giuseppina nominated by eldest son Gregorio; husband Mr Cicero in Australia short time; Lydia (Rosaria?) and Giuseppina leaving for Australia April 26th (1952?) without Vito and Mrs Cicero; married daughter also here, Mrs Clemente Frazzetta; father Mr Cicero, 56 years old, bootmaker.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02017
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02018

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Permission to enter Australia for Luigia Imbesi; Giuseppe Imbesi made application for ageing mother Luigia; landing permit granted, sent to Italy October 1951; Dr Siracusano sent papers to Rome, causing considerable delay; mother over 80 years old, son anxious to be with her.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02018
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02019

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Mr Felix Carra (father of Mrs F Cincotta, on Archbishop's Committee) nominated Mr Johann Karall and wife Gisella of Vienna; son Ladislaus already in Australia; son recommended by Francesco Battaglia; helped Archbishop's Committee; son concerned for parents in case of any impending conflict; Hungarian-Catholic.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02019
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02020

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Translation of letter to Father Carlo; appeal for help; in Ragusa, barely supporting family; would work in Australia as organist and Maestro of Scuola Cantorum (singing). (See SP-02004?)

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02020
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02021

Letter from Australian Labor Party, no date

Pamphlet: Imminenti Elezioni Federali.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02021
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02022

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Note: Michele Montalto, nominated nephew Mario Guerrino; problem with foot, matter referred to Canberra November 1950; Mario's son aged 6 perfectly healthy; brother of his wife Francesco ready to sign guarantee; Form 50 already signed. Note: Giovanni Tiralosi, nominated Giuseppe Giandinoto and wife Maria Carminiti and children Giovanni, Giuseppe and Francesco; three children already here, Angelina, Lina and Gregorio; landing permit cancelled; deafness of Giovanni Giuseppe; whole clan already in Australia; not one of family would have come out if there was danger of a permanent separation; Mrs Santospirito hopes to have them as debutantes next year.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02022
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

SP-02023

Letter from Santospirito, no date

Translation of letter from Parish Priest recommending Miss Maria Grazia Della Latta; parish of S. Margherita, Montebello; Father Carlo Andreini; dated 23 September 1951; appeal to Australian Government to examine passport of Miss Della Latta; Australian Consulate in Italy refused passport, due to fine for selling without a licence; sold macaroni to help family, seven brothers and two ageing parents; Maria is good, industrious and honest. (See SP-02008)

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02023
Box Number: 40.50
Series: SANTS040

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