Daughters of Wisdom GBI Delegation Archives

The purpose of collecting the archives of the Daughters of Wisdom is to identify, collect, preserve and make available to users, archives of enduring value generated by the Delegation.

Collections held

The Archives of the Daughters of Wisdom holds records of enduring historical value to the Delegation of Great Britain and Ireland. A valuable resource for researchers interested in the history of the Congregation, they also provide insight into the social and economic history of the areas in which the Daughters of Wisdom have lived and worked. Records survive from various institutions such as St Joseph’s Orphanage in Romsey, Moorfield Convent in Preston, or the many schools previously run by the Sisters.

The bulk of the collection dates from the 19th and 20th centuries and covers a wide range of topics including material on the Founders, Saint Louis Marie de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise of Jesus Trichet; material pertaining to the ministries of the Daughters of Wisdom (nursing, hospitality, missions, etc.); and records relating to Spirituality.


The Daughters of Wisdom Delegation Archive is a private archive. Visits to consult records or view the Heritage Exhibition are by prior arrangement with the Archivist. Enquiries can be made via telephone, post, or by contact from on the Daughters of Wisdom GBI website.

Contact details

Enquiries to: Archivist, Russell Ince
Address: Wisdom House, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8EL
Telephone: +44 (0)1794 830206

Further reading

‘Establishing an Archive: First Steps (re La Sagesse)’ by M Coburne FDLS in Catholic Archives No 11 pp 48-51