International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

Archives of the Harar Catholic Church

Location

Category Institutional Archive
Country Ethiopia
Address Harar Catholic Church, Ethiopia
Telephone +251 25 6660417
Fax +251 25 6660417

Notes

Documents from the Archives of the Harar Catholic Church

[Open access to the Harar Catholic Church files is very difficult. The following documents were received through the mediation of the bishop of the Harar Catholic Church. In addition, citation of the documents does not include their file numbers, only their reference numbers.]

A. Records of the St. Anthony Leprosarium after the evacuation of the Italian Colonial Powers

1. 3133/36 Letter from the administrator of the Public Health Department to Dr. Jean Feron regarding the importance of signing an agreement between the two parties on the future career of Dr. Jean Feron as a medical director to the St. Anthony Leprosarium under the Ethiopian government. 10 janvier 1947 (10 January 1947)

2. Contract agreement between H.E Ato Abebe Retta, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Interior, on behalf of the Ethiopian Imperial Government, and Dr. Jean Feron as a medical director of the St. Anthony Leprosarium and as an employee to the Ethiopian Imperial Government. (3 July 1947)

3. Private letter from Dr. Jean Feron, Director of the St. Anthony Leprosarium to Emperor Haile Sellassie complaining about his deteriorating relations with the authorities of the Department of Public Health. 20 juillet 1947 (20 July 1945)

4. Report sur la Léproserie d’Harar, Saint Antoine [Report on the Harar Leprosarium, St. Anthony]. Presented by the Harar Catholic Church to the Department of Public Health. c. 1944

5. 11188 -111 Letter from Ministere de Santé Publique [Ministry of Public Health] to Dr. Jean Feron concerning Dr. Feron’s lack of legal standing in presenting a report about the St. Anthony Leprosarium to the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Association without a prior recognition and permission of the Ministry. 13 mai 1948 (13 May 1948)

6. Letter from Dr.Jean Feron to Mr. Seyoum justifying why he directly communicated with the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Association without the recognition and prior permission of the Ministry. [N.D]

7. 12599 Letter from Hagos T/Medhin, Director- General of the Ministry of Public Health certifying Dr. Jean Feron to import medicines free of custom duty (14 June 1948)

8. 7772-3 Letter from the MOPH to the General Medicine Store documenting a donation of medicine to the St. Anthony Leprosarium, the value of which did not exceed Eth. Birr 450. 3 Mayaziya 1944 E.C c.10 April 1951)

9. Letter from F.B. Hylander, MOPH, to Dr. Jean Feron reporting his gratitude to the Association of Medical Students in Paris via the Ethiopian Embassy in France for the medical assistance they had offered to the St. Anthony Leprosarium. 29 October 1951

10. 495-6-71 Letter from the Leprosy Control Service, MOPH, to Dr. Jean Feron stating the types of medicines that the St. Anthony Leprosarium received as a donation from the Ministry. 30 Meggabit 1949 E.C (c. 9 April 1957)

11. 2/1816/470 Letter from the Harar Province Housing Office to Dr. Jean Feron urging him to stop the treatment of nine leprosy patients. 4 Tahsas 1953 E.C (c. 13 December 1960)

12. 2/15996/217/37 letter from the MOPH to the St. Anthony Leprosarium regarding the types of medicines offered to the Leprosarium. 15 Hamle 1951 E.C. (c. July 22, 1969)

B. Emergence of the Bisidimo Leprosarium as an extension to the St. Anthony Leprosarium and the early relations of the Leprosaria.

13. Agreement between the Vicariate Apostolic of Harar and the German Leprosy Relief Association (GLRA) for the extension of the St. Anthony Leprosarium into Bisidimo. (15 November 1957

14. 2/9888/217/1 Agreement between the MOPH, on behalf of the Ethiopian Imperial government, and the Catholic Mission of Harar on the extension project of the St. Anthony Leprosarium into Bisidimo. (10 May 1958)

15. Letter from H. Kober, Würzburg to Dr. Jean Feron stressing the GLRA’s continuing commitment to assist the St. Anthony Leprosarium regardless of Dr. Feron’s unwillingness to resume relations with the leprosy union founded in Germany. (3 December 1958)

16. Letter from H. Kober, Würzburg to Dr. Jean Feron regarding an increasing will of West Germans to assist the St. Anthony Leprosarium. (6 December 1960)

17. 2.139/ko/kt Letter from H. Kober, Würzburg to Dr. Jean Feron emphasizing the long standing controversy and disagreement on the Bisidimo project between Dr. Feron as a French national and the GLRA as a German Organization. (26 February 1962)

18. 3.1081/ko/kt Letter from H. Kober, Würzburg to Dr. Jean Feron concerning the GLRA’s continuing commitment to assist the St. Anthony Leprosarium. (December 1963)

19. Letter from the Ministry of Public Health Skin Disease Control Service to the Harar Catholic Church regarding the transfer of a total of 75 leprosy sufferers from the St. Anthony Leprosarium to the Princess Zenebework Leprosarium, the Bisidiamo Leprosarium and Gembo Leprosy Settlement Center. (28 August 1965)

Entry made April 12, 2006

Contact

Name Apostolic Vicariate Harar, Bishop Abune Weldetensay
Organization Harar Catholic Church
Address PO Box 177, Harar, Ethiopia
Telephone + 251 25 6660417
Fax +251 25 6660417

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