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-02315

Letter from M.P. Ambon to Fr Carlo Di Matteo, 23 June 1950

Account for work done and materials; W.J. O'Donnell; painting at 182 Power Street Hawthorn.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 June 1950     23 June 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02315
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02316

Letter from Fr Carlo Di Matteo to Harold Holt Minister for Immigration, 2 October 1950

Request for permission to publish Italian weekly newspaper; reasons for publication of newspaper; non political; direction of Capuchin Fathers; appointed chaplains by Archbishop Mannix; La Fiamma.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 October 1950     2 October 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02316
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02317

Letter from City of Hawthorn to Roman Catholic Trust Corporation, Capuchin Fathers, 10 January 1951

Rate notices; land and tennis court; 182 Power Street Hawthorn.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 January 1951     10 January 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02317
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02318

Letter from Brother Zaccaria to Santospirito, 14 February 1951

Bianca Albertelli; Fr Pio; prayers for Anthony Santospirito; visit of G. Carlo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 February 1951     14 February 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02318
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02319

Letter from Fr Carlo Di Matteo, 16 March 1951

Raffle tickets; House of the Italians Brisbane; House of St Francis.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 16 March 1951     16 March 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02319
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02320

Letter from Fr Bonifacio Zurli to Santospirito, 15 May 1951

Raffle tickets; House of St Francis; closure of raffle; draw; return of raffle books.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 May 1951     15 May 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02320
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02321

Letter from John Curtin Federal Translation and Language Studio to Santospirito, 12 December 1951

Photographs of Fr Luciano; account; Fr Luciano's progress.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 December 1951     12 December 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02321
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02322

Letter from Fr Carlo Di Matteo to Santospirito, 30 January 1952

Gratitude and prayers.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 January 1952     30 January 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02322
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02323

Letter from Santospirito to Fr Claude -, 11 February 1952

Fr Carlo Di Matteo; financial plight of Fr Claudio; donation; training of priests for Italian apostolate; Joseph Santamaria; Brother Zaccaria; Fr Pio; Thelma Favaloro operation.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 11 February 1952     11 February 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02323
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02324

Letter from Fr Claude to Santospirito, 14 February 1952

Donation; Divine Providence.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 February 1952     14 February 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02324
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02325

Letter from Brother Zaccaria to Santospirito, 14 February 1952

Offering; Bianca Albertelli; Brother Zaccaria's unhappiness; Fr Carlo Di Matteo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 14 February 1952     14 February 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02325
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02326

Letter from Brother Zaccaria to Santospirito, 5 March 1952

Bianca Albertelli; Fr Pio; request for help; Fr Carlo Di Matteo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 March 1952     5 March 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02326
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02327

Letter from Brother Zaccaria to Santospirito, 25 March 1952

Bianca Albertelli; Easter greetings; Zaccaria's need; Fr Pio.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 March 1952     25 March 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02327
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02328

Letter from Santospirito to Fr -, 6 April 1952

Leaflet; advertisement in La Fiamma; Mr Phillips' merry-go-round; fete; help for the sisters; Archbishop's Committee; Fr Carlo Di Matteo; Red Cross; Dame Mary Daly; Santospirito going bankrupt; Brother Zaccaria.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 April 1952     6 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02328
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02329

Letter from Santospirito to Fr Nazario, 7 April 1952

Damage to Denham Street Methodist Church property; tender accepted; insurance details; recovery of cost of repairs; E. Cole.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 April 1952     7 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02329
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02330

Letter from Fr Anastasio to Santospirito, 21 April 1952

Italian addresses in Victoria; newspaper mailing list; confidentiality; Cabrini Sisters appeal.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 April 1952     21 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02330
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02331

Letter from Fr Filippo Magni to Bob -, 23 April 1952

Giovanna Landini; Enrico Landini; mother pregnant; son in camp; need to put son into college; mother soon to go to hospital.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 23 April 1952     23 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02331
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02332

Letter from A. Piccinini, 26 April 1952

Motor repairs; account; Fr Carlo Di Matteo; Fr Nazario; Fr Luciano.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 April 1952     26 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02332
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02333

Letter from Brother Zaccaria to Santospirito, 5 February 1952

Bianca Albertelli; Fr Pio; Brother Zaccaria's need; Fr Carlo Di Matteo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 February 1952     5 February 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02333
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02334

Letter from Fr Filippo Magni to Santospirito, 19 May 1952

Monsignor Stewart; Enrico Landini; mother in hospital; unable to place son; request for help.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 May 1952     19 May 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02334
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02335

Letter from A. Piccinini, 5 March 1952 - 12 June 19

Motor repairs and service; Fr Luciano; Fr Nazario; Fr Carlo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 March 1952     12 June 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02335
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02336

Letter from Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works to Fr Carlo Di Matteo, 26 June 1952

Account for water; tennis courts; Roman Catholic Trust Corporation.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 June 1952     26 June 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02336
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02337

Letter from A. Piccinini to Fr Luciano, 7 July 1952

Account for motor repairs and service.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 July 1952     7 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02337
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02338

Letter from A. Piccinini to Fr Nazario, 7 July 1952

Account rendered; motor repairs.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 7 July 1952     7 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02338
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02339

Letter from Ajax Insurance Company Ltd to Capachin Fathers, 4 December 1952

Car insurance policy.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 December 1952     4 December 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02339
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02340

Letter from Federal Translation and Language Studio to Santospirito, 5 December 1952

Fr Luciano; instruction in English

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 December 1952     5 December 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02340
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02341

Letter from A. Piccinini to Fr Luciano, 6 December 1952

Account; motor repairs and service.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 December 1952     6 December 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02341
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02342

Letter from A. Piccinini to Fr Luciano, 10 December 1952

Account; motor repairs and service.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 December 1952     10 December 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02342
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02343

Letter from Fr Filippo Magni to Santospirito, 4 January 1953

Vincenzo Tosti Guerra; request for work.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 January 1953     4 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02343
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02344

Letter from Brother Zaccaria to Santospirito, 12 January 1953

Fr Claudio; Pittorino's address; Fr Carlo.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 January 1953     12 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02344
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02345

Letter from Fr Nazario Australian National Secretariate of Catholic Action to Santospirito, 15 January 1953

Dinner on board the Roma.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 January 1953     15 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02345
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02346

Letter from City Mutual Fire Insurance Company Limited to Capuchin Fathers, 16 January 1953

Renewal Notice; motor vehicle insurance for Fiat Coupe (1949)

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 16 January 1953     16 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02346
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02347

Letter from Capuchin Franciscan Fathers, Leichardt, 1 February 1953

To be translated

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 February 1953     1 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02347
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02348

Letter from City of Hawthorn to Santospirito, 20 February 1953

Rate Notice to Capuchin Fathers; 182 Power St Hawthorn; paid by Mrs Santospirito.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 February 1953     20 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02348
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02349

Letter from Brother Zaccaria to Santospirito, 9 March 1953

Easter greetings; Bianca Albertelli.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 March 1953     9 March 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02349
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02350

Letter from Fr Anastasio Paoletti to Santospirito, 21 April 1953

Proposed ball for seminary; cheque for raffle tickets for Villa Fatima; publicity in La Fiamma.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 April 1953     21 April 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02350
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02351

Letter from Luciano Rocchi to Santospirito, 16 May 1953

Appreciation of Santospirito.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 16 May 1953     16 May 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02351
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02352

Letter from Fr Nicola Simonazzi to Santospirito, 19 May 1953

Frank Cincotta; Lena Cincotta; new living quarters; Fr Alfonso; Fr Girolamo; money for statues;

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 May 1953     19 May 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02352
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02353

Letter from Fr Luciano Rocchi to Santospirito, 22 May 1953

Offers of donations.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 22 May 1953     22 May 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02353
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02354

Letter from Fr Anastasio Paoletti to Santospirito, 3 June 1953

Cheque received; proceeds of debutant ball; Fr Luciano Rocchi commenced work at seminary; candidates at seminary.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 June 1953     3 June 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02354
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02355

Letter from David Wilson to Santospirito, 12 June 1953

Insurer of motor vehicle; accident.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 June 1953     12 June 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02355
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02356

Letter from Fr Claudio da Caprio to Mr Alberti, 17 June 1953

College fees; extenuating circumstances.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 17 June 1953     17 June 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02356
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02357

Letter from Fr Luciano Rocchi to Santospirito, 26 June 1953

Benefactors; state of appeal for support; Fr Claudio; Fr Pio; Franco Alberti.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 June 1953     26 June 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02357
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02358

Letter from Federal Translation and Language Studio to Santospirito, 6 July 1953

Account; Fr Luciano; reduction; non attendance; account rendered.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 July 1953     6 July 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02358
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02359

Letter from Gas and Fuel Corporation to Capuchin Fathers, 1 July 1953

Gas accounts; 182 Power Street Hawthorn.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 July 1953     1 July 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02359
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02360

to Santospirito

Receipt; Fr Luciano English lessons.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 August 1953     20 August 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02360
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02361

Letter from A. Oakes to Capuchin Fathers, 20 August 1953

Accounts for milk.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 August 1953     20 August 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02361
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02362

Letter from Tolhurst Druce and Emmerson to Santospirito, 26 August 1953

Car accident; Fr Nazario negligent; claim for damages by Hawthorn Methodist Trustees; Colin Woodful solicitor; Mrs Cole.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 August 1953     26 August 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02362
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02363

Letter from Austral Wine and Spirit Agency to Capuchin Fathers, 1 September 1953

Account.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 September 1953     1 September 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02363
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

SP-02364

Letter from Devon Motors to Fr Carlo, 25 September 1953

Account for towing and repair of car.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 September 1953     25 September 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02364
Box Number: 43.10
Series: SANTS043

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