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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Bishop Henry Joseph Richter

Bishop Henry Joseph Richter

Bishop Henry Joseph Richter, the first bishop of the diocese of Grand Rapids, wearing the robes, a large cross, and a ring on his right hand that indicate his position in the Roman Catholic church. He holds a book in his left hand.


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TitleBishop Henry Joseph Richter

Title by contributor. Bishop Richter was an important figure in the Carmelites sisters’ resettlement in the city. He served as the Bishop from 1883 to 1916, dying just nine months after the arrival of the Carmelites.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionCollection #88, McGee Collection #24, Box 1, Folder 3; History & Special Collections.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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