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-01039

Letter from Mother Antonietta Della Casa to Santospirito, 19 March 1948

Modotti; Anthony Santospirito's health; Dr. Mannix; St. Benedict's Hospital; Proposed mortgage,; Monsignor Fox.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 March 1948     19 March 1948
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01039
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01040

Letter from Mother Antonietta Della Casa to Santospirito, 28 July 1948

Dr Santoro; Certificate; Dr. Mannix; Gina Virgona; New York Institutions; Habit of Missionary Sisters of Sacred Heart; Calwell family death; Mother Cabrini status; Modotti; Tre Fontane

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 July 1948     28 July 1948
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01040
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01041

Letter from Mother Antonietta Della Casa to Santospirito, 30 January 1950

Authority for Mother Candida; Sisters in China; Modotti.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 January 1950     30 January 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01041
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01042

Letter from Santospirito to Mother Antonietta Della Casa, 1 August 1952

Marriage of Maria Santospirito and David Triaca; Mother Arcangela; Modotti; Fr. Carlo; Blessed Sacrament Fathers; Fr. De Francesco

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 August 1952     1 August 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01042
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01043

Letter from Mother Antonietta Della Casa to Santospirito, 30 September 1952

Documents for Mr. Candida; More Sisters coming; Mother Arcangela; Modotti.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 September 1952     30 September 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01043
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01044

Program; St. Benedicts Hospital Extension Appeal; Status of Italian Grand Opera Company

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 May 1950     1 May 1950
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01044
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01045

Letter from Santospirito, 5 May 1950

St. Benedict's Hospital Well-Wishers Appeal; Grand Art Union tickets

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 May 1950     5 May 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01045
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01046

St. Benedict's Hospital; Grand Bazaar flyer

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 November 1957     23 November 1957
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01046
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01047

Letter from Rev. Mother Of Community, no date

St. Frances Cabrini Ladies Auxiliary; St. Benedict's Hospital Well Wishers Committee; Notice of combined meeting.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01047
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01048

Letter from Mother Valentina Colombo to Antonio Santospirito and Santospirito, no date

Donation to Hospital Fund

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01048
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01049

Letter from Missionary Sisters of Sacred Heart to Santospirito, 1 May 1950

Easter Greetings

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 May 1950     1 May 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01049
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01050

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, no date

Mr. Calwell's letter; Sisters in China; List of Sisters in China

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01050
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01051

Letter from F.K. Officer, Department of External Affairs to Santospirito, 9 January 1950

Sisters in China

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 January 1950     9 January 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01051
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01052

Letter from F.K. Officer, Department of External Affairs to Santospirito, 9 February 1950

Sisters in China to come to Australia; Permits to move and leave; Papal Legate In China; Mr. Loveday; Consul General; Shanghai blockade.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 February 1950     9 February 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01052
Box Number: 23.10
Series: SANTS023

SP-01053

Handwritten note; Sisters from China arrived in Seattle and Italy; Three Sisters in Honan; Mother Superior M. Caritas in Shanghai; Request to President of Immigration for Sisters to be brought to Australia, no date.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01053
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01054

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, no date

Meeting of St. Benedict's Well Wishers; Invitation; Members of Advisory Council.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01054
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01055

Letter from R. Brian Hodgkinson, 7 April 1952

St. Benedict's Hospital Well Wishers; Notice of Committee Meeting

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 April 1952     7 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01055
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01056

Letter from Salvatore Milana to Santospirito, 30 April 1952

St. Benedict's Hospital; Grand Lottery Tickets.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 April 1952     30 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01056
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01057

Letter from Alwynne Rowlands to Santospirito, 10 March 1954

Honour by Queen

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 March 1954     10 March 1954
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01057
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01058

Letter from Cabrini Sisters to Santospirito, 21 June 1950

Telegram: Blessings: St. Aloysius

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 June 1950     21 June 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01058
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01059

Letter from Della Casa to Santospirito, 15 June 1954

Telegram: Greetings

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 June 1954     15 June 1954
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01059
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01060

Letter from Santospirito to Rev. Mothers Assistant Generals, 22 February 1955

Mother Antonietta Della Casa's death; Modotti a recluse; Arrival of Opera Company; Sisters of Mercy in Carlton; Archbishop Mannix; Need for Sisters in Australia; Need for schools.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 February 1955     22 February 1955
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01060
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01061

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, 13 May 1952

Thanks for success of well wishers appeal.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 May 1952     13 May 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01061
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01062

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, 23 February 1955

Need for laundry

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 February 1955     23 February 1955
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01062
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01063

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, no date

Condolences; Auxiliary established

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01063
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01064

Letter from Santospirito to Professor Ferriglie, 19 August 1957

Feast of Merciful Jesus; Father S. Skudryk; Cardinal Wyszinski; Mother Bernardina; Archbishop Mannix; Father Cronin CSS; Sister Rose Virgona

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 August 1957     19 August 1957
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01064
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01065

Letter from Mother Valentina Colombo to Santospirito, 27 December 1957

New Hospital; Modotti in the USA.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 27 December 1957     27 December 1957
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01065
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01066

Letter from Mother Valentina Colombo to Santospirito, 31 January 1959

Mrs. Greene; Mother Candida well.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 31 January 1959     31 January 1959
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01066
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01067

Letter from Mother Valentina Colombo to Santospirito, 21 February 1959

Arrive at Milan.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 February 1959     21 February 1959
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01067
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01068

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, 29 January 1960

Confidentiality of letter; Padre Marino; Mother General; Return to Australia; health; Mr. Santospirito's health; Life of Mother Cabrini; Mother Saverio; Mrs. Cincotta's visit; Rina Boella's visit; Santospirito patroness; Mother Bernardina.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 29 January 1960     29 January 1960
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01068
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01069

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, 10 October 1960

Mother Bernardina; Condolences; Antonio Santospirito; Maria Triaca; Biella English language teaching position; 50th Anniversary of Profession; Fr. Marino; Mrs. Cincotta; Gerard Santospirito Health; Mother Elizabeth.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 October 1960     10 October 1960
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01069
Box Number: 23.20
Series: SANTS023

SP-01070

Letter from Mother Valentina Colombo to Santospirito, 25 December 1960

Christmas Greetings

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 December 1960     25 December 1960
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01070
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01071

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, no date

Santospirito coming to Italy; Father Marino; Mother General; Possible transfer.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01071
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01072

Letter from Mother Candida to Santospirito, 10 February 1962

Dr. Mannix; Mr. Calwell; Giuliana Del Pelopardi; Health; Monsignor Fox; Mother Saverio; Mother Tommasina; Mrs. Cincotta.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 February 1962     10 February 1962
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01072
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01073

Letter from Mother Antonietta della Casa to Santospirito, no date

Christmas Greetings

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01073
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01074

Letter from Mother Valentina Colombo to Santospirito, 11 May 1950

Easter Greetings

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 May 1950     11 May 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01074
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01075

Card Receipts, no date

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01075
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01076

Letter from E. Green to Santospirito, 20 October 1949

Receipt and Account for Photographs

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 October 1949     20 October 1949
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01076
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01077

List of names and addresses, no date

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01077
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01078

Letter from G. Stillwell-Enfield Mowers to St. Benedict's, 12 April 1948

Account

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 April 1948     12 April 1948
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01078
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01079

Letter from City of Melbourne to Santospirito, 12 October 1948

Accounts and Receipts; Book; Rent of Town Hall; Operators; Decorations: Concert on 12/11/1948 for St. Benedict's Hospital; PA System

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 October 1948     12 October 1948
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01079
Box Number: 23.30
Series: SANTS023

SP-01080

List of raffle winners; St. Benedic'ts Hospital; List of Helpers; Drawn by Mr. R. Duff

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 May 1952     10 May 1952
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01080
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

SP-01081

Letter from Café Florentino to St. Benedict's Hospital Appeal Committee, 12 October 1948

Account & Receipt for Supper and Wines

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 October 1948     12 October 1948
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01081
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

SP-01082

Letter from City of Melbourne to John Harty, 26 August 1953

Rental of Town Hall for 25/11/1953

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 August 1953     26 August 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01082
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

SP-01083

St. Benedict's Hospital Fete; Statement of monies in hand; Mary Rodriquez; May Noonan; Nancy di Salvo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 November 1955     19 November 1955
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01083
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

SP-01084

Agenda for Meeting, no date

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01084
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

SP-01085

Letter from Denyers P/L to R. Gleeson, 30 June 1958

Cheque for 2,000 pounds for St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Hospital

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 June 1958     30 June 1958
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01085
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

SP-01086

Letter from ES&A Bank, 15 April 1958

Bank Statement: St. Benedict's Well Wishers Appeal Committee

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 April 1958     15 April 1958
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01086
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

SP-01087

Cheque Butt; St. Frances Cabrini; Balance of Account

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 August 1958     25 August 1958
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-01087
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

SP-01088

Letter from Anna De Luca to Santospirito, 10 January 1959

Account; Fr. Marino De Benedetto; Cabrini Sisters Booklet; Pyjamas; Receipt

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 January 1959     10 January 1959
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-01088
Box Number: 23.40
Series: SANTS023

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