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Code, Joseph Bernard. Dictionary of the American Hierarchy, 1789-1964. New York, J. F. Wagner, 1964. 452p.
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The most complete and up-to-date work available covering more than 850 prelates. The entries are brief and factual and contain only basic information. Unfortunately only principal written works are listed and sources given only for "contested facts." At the end of the book there are thirty-three very useful appendices having to do with chronology, succession, geographical origins, residential and titular sees, necrology and related topics. A fine work as far as it goes, but it could include more by way of biographical data. The introduction (pp. vii-xiv) describes earlier works on the same topic.

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