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Robert Bellarmine letter

Collection MS-1989-015: Robert Bellarmine letter


  • Creation: 1598 February 5

Content Description

Autographed letter signed from Bellarmine to his brother-in-law Bartoletto Burratti, referring to earlier letters, offering consolation amidst difficulties and sending further assurances of support.


Restrictions on Access

Available digitally; due to fragility access is restricted to the digital version.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical / Historical

Italian Jesuit. Bellarmine was born in Tuscany and joined the Society of Jesus in 1560. He taught theology at Louvain and then in the Roman College. In 1594 he was appointed Pope Clement XIII's theologian. He was elevated to the rank of Cardinal in 1599 and briefly served as archbishop of Capua. A great Catholic apologist during the Counter Reformation, Bellarmine was canonized in 1930 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1931.


1 Linear Feet : 1 sheet ; 41 x 28 cm., folded to 21 x 28 cm.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from E. K. Schreiber, New York, in 1989.

Existence of Digital Copies

Available digitally.

Robert Bellarmine Letter
1598 February 5
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States