ca. 2 linear ft (6 boxes).
Consists of six scrapbooks and other bound volumes containing Ring's correspondence, programs, and other materials. The items relate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society and other charitable groups in Boston. Also includes material relating to the Nightly Adoration Society, a Catholic devotional organization. In addition, there are letters concerning Ring's family estate and other business matters. One scrapbook includes copies of speeches given by Ring, and some John Boyle O'Reilly memorabilia.
Businessman and charities organizer -- Ring was born in Boston. He joined the family paper export business and married in 1867. He founded the first central council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in 1888, and was a member of the Boston Board of Overseers and other charitable organizations. Ring lectured frequently and was a prominent Catholic layman.
Finding aid available in repository.