Sources For Contemporary History In The Ecclesiastic Archives Of The Episcopate Of Ghent: In the archives of the episcopate of Ghent, the modern period was only dealt with in a chronological inventory up to 1880. We made an attempt to put more systematical order in the funds with regard to the period from 1802 up to about 1900. The new filing was arranged as follows : a. the bishop's correspondence. b. documents issued or submitted for approval by the episcopal administration. c. already filed series and dossiers. d. anew filed series.