Carayon, Auguste

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Jesuit bibliographer; b. Saumur (Maine-et-Loire), France, March 31, 1813; d. Poitiers (Vienne), France, May 15, 1874. After ordination, he joined the Jesuits (1841) and spent his life as a procurator and librarian. Despite weak eyesight, he loved books and manuscripts. In addition to reediting some books on asceticism and ecclesiastical history, he edited a list of 4,370 works on the Society of Jesus in Bibliographie historique de la Compagnie de Jésus (1864) and a collection of Documents inédits concernant la Compagnie de Jésus (23 v. 186370, 187486).

Bibliography: c. sommervogel et al., Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jé 11 v. (Brussels-Paris 18901932) 2:714718. l. koch, Jesuiten-Lexikon: Die Gesselschaft Jesu einst und jetzt (Paderborn 1934) 299.

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