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-02386

Letter from B. Lamaro to Santospirito, 10 January 1950

Lena Puglisi; landing permit; Tony Lamaro; landing permit for Carlo Pinzone; travel on Surriento and Napoli.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 January 1950     10 January 1950
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02386
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02387

Letter from Julian Hugland (?) to Santospirito, 28 September 1959

Migliorelli; letter from Giuseppe Russo; Gino De Sanctis to pay Migliorelli's fares to Australia; sponsor; application for landing permit; electrician; accomodation and job.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 September 1959     28 September 1959
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02387
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02388

Letter from Antonio Cavallo to Santospirito, 9 July 1951

Application for landing permit.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 9 July 1951     9 July 1951
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02388
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02389

Letter from Gaetano Lisino, 21 June 1952

Declaration of contents of baggage.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 21 June 1952     21 June 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02389
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02390

Letter from Celeste Piccone to Santospirito, 1 January 1952

Desire to migrate; exceeded age limit.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 January 1952     1 January 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02390
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02391

Letter from G.B. Portorino to Santospirito, 3 January 1952

Comparison of earnings in Australia and Italy; language.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 January 1952     3 January 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02391
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02392

Letter from C. Aprile to Santospirito, 5 April 1952

Planting tomatoes; unemployed; sailor; stomach operation; family; Christian Democratic party; request for help.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 April 1952     5 April 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02392
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02393

Letter from Valentino Svaluto Ferro to Santospirito, 13 May 1952

Unemployed three years; young family; applications for assistance; Italian cousul; electrician; request for help.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 13 May 1952     13 May 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02393
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02394

Letter from Annina Baglio to Santospirito, 17 May 1952

To Be Translated.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 17 May 1952     17 May 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02394
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02395

Letter from Pina Cosentino to Santospirito, 26 May 1952

Rosario Cosentino; gratitude.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 May 1952     26 May 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02395
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02396

Letter from Pietro Caudios (?) to Santospirito, 27 May 1952

St Benedict's hospital raffle; tickets sold; Angelo della Famiglia not received; raffle results; La Fiamma.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 27 May 1952     27 May 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02396
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02397

Letter from Victorian Council of Social Service to Santospirito, 1 July 1952

Associations assisting migrants to settle; proposed directory of facilities available to migrants.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1 July 1952     1 July 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02397
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02398

Letter from Elido Giudici to Santospirito, 3 August 1952

Bonegilla; cousin of Moretti; cutting wood at Nowra; unsuitable accomodation; request for work.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 August 1952     3 August 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02398
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02399

Letter from Luigi Angelico, no date

Attendances for treatment of illness.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02399
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02400

Letter from Lena Cincotta to Santospirito, 6 August 1952

Filippo De Pasquale; application for landing permit; sponsor Giuseppe Taranto; application refused; assets sold; request for help.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 August 1952     6 August 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02400
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02401

Letter from Unico Cipriani to Santospirito, 12 March 1952

Modotti; photographs; family situation form.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 March 1952     12 March 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02401
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02402

Letter from Immacolata Scruci to Santospirito, 25 August 1952

Receipt of money.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 25 August 1952     25 August 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02402
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02403

Letter from Giuseppe Padovani to Santospirito, 12 September 1952

Financial circumstances; request for groceries.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 12 September 1952     12 September 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02403
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02404

Letter from John G. Keogh to Santospirito, 3 October 1952

Cheque returned; wrong date; request for second cheque.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 October 1952     3 October 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02404
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02405

Letter from John G. Keogh, no date

Shearer inquiry; timber job at Tynong; Santospirito; first page missing.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02405
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02406

Letter from Carlo Riboni to Santospirito, 19 October 1952

Tommassoni found work; Villawood hostel; documents sent to consul; request for work.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 19 October 1952     19 October 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02406
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02407

Letter from Enrichetta Corsini to Santospirito, 30 October 1952

Carlo Corsini; request for news.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 30 October 1952     30 October 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02407
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02408

Letter from John G. Keogh to Santospirito, 5 November 1952

Requirements for mine; truck.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 November 1952     5 November 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02408
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02409

Letter from Tolio (?) Agostino to Santospirito, 10 November 1952

Mr Pangallo; work available; Mr Zappia for temporary work; work for bricklayer.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 10 November 1952     10 November 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02409
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02410

Letter from P(?) Xilo to Santospirito, 26 November 1952

Mr Mazzini; dental treatment.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 November 1952     26 November 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02410
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02411

Letter from Children's Welfare Department to G. Ferrario, 24 December 1952

Accomodation unavailable; Santospirito to help.;

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 24 December 1952     24 December 1952
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02411
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02412

Letter from Mary Piazza to Santospirito, 3 January 1953

Costumes returned; ball a success; money refunded.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 January 1953     3 January 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02412
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02413

Letter from Giovanni Moral to Santospirito, 2 February 1953

Attempts to find work; railway work; Loriano Giannini; Maribyrnong Hostel; Raffaele Recali.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 February 1953     2 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02413
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02414

Letter from Department of Labour and National Service to Santospirito, 3 February 1953

Grapepickers.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 3 February 1953     3 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02414
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02415

Letter from Pasquale Buonopane to Santospirito, 4 February 1953

Catoldo; unemployed; Italian Catholic Action; proposed proxy marriage requirements.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 February 1953     4 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02415
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02416

Letter from Rosa Russo Welfare Committee for Italian Assisted Migrants to Santospirito, 4 February 1953

Lena Cincotta; list of named raffle winners.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 4 February 1953     4 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02416
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02417

Letter from Tommaso Russo to Santospirito, 5 February 1953

Mont Park hospital; personal needs.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 February 1953     5 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02417
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02418

to Santospirito

To Be Translated.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 8 February 1953     8 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02418
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02419

Letter from Tommaso Russo to Santospirito, 16 February 1953

Request for gift of personal items.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 16 February 1953     16 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02419
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02420

Letter from Concetta Scruci, 15 February 1953

medical examination; doctor's certificate; further application for admission.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 February 1953     15 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02420
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02421

Letter from Antonio Tannaccio to Santospirito, 20 February 1953

Rushworth camp; unemployed; destitution; request for help.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 February 1953     20 February 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02421
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02422

Letter from Antonio Bariola to Fr -, 2 March 1953

Approach to American consul; entry into U.S.A.; completion of university studies; English language.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 March 1953     2 March 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02422
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02423

Letter from Teodoro Lafrenti (?) to Santospirito, 18 March 1953

Mr Mattei; return to Rushworth; repatriation.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 March 1953     18 March 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02423
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02424

Letter from Guerrino Di Panteno (?) to Santospirito, 18 March [year?]

Arrival in Mildura; Santospirito's cousin Virgona; ill health; return to Melbourne.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 1946     1970
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02424
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02425

Letter from Giulia Federici to Santospirito, 26 March 1953

Federici's brother Aldo Federici.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 March 1953     26 March 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02425
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02426

Letter from Loriano Giannini to Santospirito, 5 April 1953

Arthur Calwell; To Be Translated.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 April 1953     5 April 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02426
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02427

Letter from Dina Cecchini Baldini to Santospirito, 15 April 1953

To Be Translated.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 15 April 1953     15 April 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02427
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02428

Letter from Ninetta Cassato to Santospirito, 18 April 1953

Letter from Anna Testagrossa; picture of Fr Pio; Cassato a Franciscan Tertiary; Cassato's suffering; money received;

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 18 April 1953     18 April 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02428
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02429

Letter from Domenuico Pace to Santospirito, 20 April 1953

To Be Translated.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 20 April 1953     20 April 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02429
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02430

Letter from Giovanni Cella Romualdo Vignogna Alfeo Pizzolato to Santospirito, 26 April 1953

Request for help; cane cutting; Antonio Taquinto (Laquinto).

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 26 April 1953     26 April 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02430
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02431

Letter from G. Sellan to Fr -, 28 April 1953

Request for workers; cotton picking; accomodation; working conditions.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 28 April 1953     28 April 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02431
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02432

Letter from Pietro Caruso to Santospirito, 5 July 1953

Documents for family sent; no reply; prepayment for fares; request for help.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 July 1953     5 July 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02432
Box Number: 44.10
Series: SANTS044

SP-02433

Letter from Gino Martinato (?) to Santospirito, 2 May 1953

Unemployed; request for work.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 2 May 1953     2 May 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02433
Box Number: 44.20
Series: SANTS044

SP-02434

Letter from (?) to Santospirito, 5 May 1953

News; nephew's work.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 5 May 1953     5 May 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02434
Box Number: 44.20
Series: SANTS044

SP-02435

Letter from Claudio Freschi to Santospirito, 6 May 1953

To Be Translated.

Creator: Lena Santospirito
Date Range: 6 May 1953     6 May 1953
Quantity: 1 letter
Inventory Identifier: SP-02435
Box Number: 44.20
Series: SANTS044

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