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-02173

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi Irene Sinisi to Santospirito, 7 March 1950

Return to Australia; good health; conditions in Italy; address of Fr Pio; no family; unemployed; lack of food and clothing; willingness to work.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 March 1950     7 March 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02173
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02174

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 18 December 1950

Immigration Office Brisbane; payment of debt by instalments.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 December 1950     18 December 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02174
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02175

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 19 March 1951

Instalment Payment sent; sponsor Santospirito.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 March 1951     19 March 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02175
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02176

Letter from Pasqualino Chiefalo to Santospirito, 11 December 1950

Letter of Fr Masuzzo; appreciation of Santospirito's help; photograph enclosed.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 December 1950     11 December 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02176
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02177

Letter from Pasqualino Chiefalo to Santospirito, 8 January 1951

Fr Masuzzo; Money received; studies finished; repayment promised.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 8 January 1951     8 January 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02177
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02178

Letter from Pasqualino Chiefalo to Santospirito, 8 February 1951

Fr Masuzzo; Money received; repayment promised.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 8 February 1951     8 February 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02178
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02179

Letter from Pasqualino Chiefalo to Santospirito, 5 March 1951

Fr Masuzzo; Fr Masuzzo's father died; further financial needs; promise of repayment; Chiefalo's address.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 March 1951     5 March 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02179
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02180

Letter from Pasqualino Chiefalo to Santospirito, 7 June 1951

Fr Masuzzo; scholastic year finished; further financial need.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 June 1951     7 June 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02180
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02181

Letter from Pasqualino Chiefalo to Santospirito, 25 July 1951

Fr Masuzzo delivered money; repayment promised; girl friend.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 July 1951     25 July 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02181
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02182

Letter from Fr Masuzzo to Santospirito, 15 June 1951

Receipt of money; Pasqualino Chiefalo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 June 1951     15 June 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02182
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02183

Letter from Santospirito to Mrs Chiminello, 14 July 1951

Money sent to Antonio Deodato family; Deodato in hospital; Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief; Money sent to Teresa Deodato.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 July 1951     14 July 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02183
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02184

Letter from Mario Cardamone to Santospirito, 30 August 1951

Receipt of money; Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief; return to Italy; ill health.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 August 1951     30 August 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02184
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02185

Record; decision to send money to Maria Rizio; Tarquinio Rizio died 14 Sept 1951; family; Pescara; money sent. Record; financial help; repatriation of Vincenzo Quattrocelli; Pescara; chronic illness; physical weakness; depression; suicidal. No date.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-02185
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02186

Quintino Rech birth certificate; Maria Rosa Rech birth certificate; Luigi Rech and Maria Rosa Rech marriage certificate; Maria Rosa Rech family situation; certificate of good conduct; M. Del Monaco envelope.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 January 1952     23 January 1952
Quantity: 1
Inventory Identifier: SP-02186
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02187

Letter from Marcello Cappellani (?) to Santospirito, 28 February 1952

Receipt of money; loan.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 February 1952     28 February 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02187
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02188

Letter from Salvatore Carcione to Santospirito, 27 August 1951

Promissory note for loan.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 27 August 1951     27 August 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02188
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02189

Letter from Salvatore Carcione to Santospirito, 3 October 1951

Promissory note for loan.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 October 1951     3 October 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02189
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02190

Letter from Salvatore Carcione to Santospirito, 5 November 1951

Part payment of loan.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 November 1951     5 November 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02190
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02191

Letter from Salvatore Carcione to Santospirito, 3 March 1952

Hand injury; repayment of loan; request for extension of time to pay; envelope: Dilcar Investments.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 March 1952     3 March 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02191
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02192

Letter from Giovanni Risicato to Santospirito, 9 May 1952

Receipt of money from Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief; further receipt from Santospirito of money for repatriation to Italy; ill health.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 May 1952     9 May 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02192
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02193

Letter from Giuseppe Celano (?) to Santospirito, 13 March 1952

Receipt of loan; place of repayment.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 March 1952     13 March 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02193
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02194

Letter from Guiscardo Amedeo Fattori to Santospirito, 24 May 1952

Receipt of loan.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 May 1952     24 May 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02194
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02195

Letter from De Marco Bros to Santospirito, 27 March 1952

Receipts and Accounts; bricks; work; S. Costa.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 27 March 1952     27 March 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02195
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02196

Letter from Giovannina Faella to Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief, 2 June 1952

Receipt of money.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 June 1952     2 June 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02196
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02197

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 30 December 1947

Arrival in Italy; conditions in Italy; financial circumstances; hope to return to Australia; request for help.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 December 1947     30 December 1947
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02197
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02198

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 17 February 1948

Arrival in Italy; Request for help; cold weather; financial circumstances; warm clothes needed; prisoner of war; married in camp.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 17 February 1948     17 February 1948
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02198
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02199

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 22 May 1949

Repatriation; prisoner of war; married at camp at Attwoods Broadmeadows; promise to repay money; payment for voyage; hunger; unemployed; George Chester; Return to Australia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 May 1949     22 May 1949
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02199
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02200

Letter from Irene Sinisi to Santospirito, 19 December 1949

Request for loan for return trip to Australia; promise to repay; wife to be accompanied by husband; Leonardo Sinisi; George Chester; H. Temby.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 December 1949     19 December 1949
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02200
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02201

Letter from H. Temby Department of Army to Santospirito, 21 June 1950

Mr and Mrs Sinisi; fare to Australia; arrangement for passage to Australia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 June 1950     21 June 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02201
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02202

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 4 November 1950

Receipt of money; George Chester.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 November 1950     4 November 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02202
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02203

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 7 November 1950

Arrival in Australia; George Chester; work; wife to work in factory; repayment of loan.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 November 1950     7 November 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02203
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02204

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 28 January 1951

Instalment payments for loan; George Chester; request for sponsor for cousin; photographs; certificates.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 January 1951     28 January 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02204
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02205

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 26 February 1951

Receipt of letter; cousin; photographs; certificates.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 February 1951     26 February 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02205
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02206

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 14 March 1951

Instalment payment; sponsorship of cousin.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 March 1951     14 March 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02206
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02207

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 14 May 1951

Instalments; furniture bought; receipts.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 May 1951     14 May 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02207
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02208

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi, no date

Address in Cerignola, Foggia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02208
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02209

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 3 November 1951

Instalment payment.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 November 1951     3 November 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02209
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02210

Letter from Santospirito to Leonardo and Irene Sinisi, 24 November 1951

Instalment not received; Sinisi's brother; Arthur Calwell.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 November 1951     24 November 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02210
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02211

Letter from Santospirito to Leonardo Sinisi, 4 April 1952

Family Situation form for Sinisi's brother; instalment not received.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 April 1952     4 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02211
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02212

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 14 April 1952

Instalment not received; Sinisi's health; Sinisi's brother.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 April 1952     14 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02212
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02213

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 9 June 1952

Sinisi's brother; sponsor for brother and friend; Nicola Bellantuono.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 June 1952     9 June 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02213
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02214

Letter from Leonardo Sinisi to Santospirito, 30 August 1952

Unemployed; George Chester; instalment payment.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 August 1952     30 August 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02214
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02215

Letter from Domenico Sinarelli (?) to Santospirito, 15 July 1952

Receipt of money; unemployed.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 July 1952     15 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02215
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02216

Letter from Augusto Penichelli to Santospirito, 15 July 1952

Receipt of money; Archbishop's Committee for Italian Relief.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 July 1952     15 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02216
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02217

Letter from J. Colacimo to Santospirito, 20 July 1952

Receipt of money; rent for A. Persichetti.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 July 1952     20 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02217
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02218

Letter from Eros Zamagni to Santospirito, 2 August 1952

Archbishop's Committee; Money received; sent to Italy; gratitude; family.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 August 1952     2 August 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02218
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02219

Letter from Milila (?) Molinoro, Francesco Di Tonnio (?) to Santospirito, 9 August 1952

Receipt of money; temporary help; unemployed.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 August 1952     9 August 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02219
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02220

Letter from Amando Garofolo to Santospirito, 14 June 1951

Four promissory notes.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 June 1951     14 June 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02220
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02221

Letter from Domenico Savari to Santospirito, 29 August 1952

Receipt of money; promise to repay; later release; recoompense for finding work for unemployed.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 29 August 1952     29 August 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02221
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

SP-02222

Letter from Egidio Simonelli, Alfredo Nardone, Silvio Rotunno, 24 September 1952

Luigi Monforte; proposed sponsor; Money paid to Mrs Monforte for fares to Australia; failure to sponsor; inducement to come to Australia.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 September 1952     24 September 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02222
Box Number: 42.10
Series: SANTS042

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