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Francis Xavier letter

 Collection
Collection MS-2004-067: Francis Xavier letter

Dates

  • 1552 January 31.

Scope and Contents

Letter written to King John III of Portugal from India, referring to Portuguese subjects in the Far East, whom the Saint commends for reward and recognition. Includes references to Fernão Mendes Pinto, the famous traveller and writer.

Creator

Restrictions on access

Fragile original; available digitally. Access restricted to the digital version.

Biographical note

Spanish Jesuit. Francis Xavier was born in Navarre and studied at the University of Paris, where he met Ignatius of Loyola. He joined the Company of Jesus and at the request of King John III of Portugal, prepared to work in the missions of India. Francis Xavier visited India, Malaya and Japan before his death.

Extent

1.75 Linear Feet (1 container) : 1 sheet (4 p.) ; 43 x 32 cm

Language of Materials

Portuguese

Provenance

Maggs Brothers, Ltd. (London, England); Purchase; 1935.

Existence of Digital Copies

Available digitally. A link is included in the inventory.

Source

Title
Francis Xavier Letter
Subtitle
1552 January 31
Status
Marc Only
Date
2018
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

Contact:
John J. Burns Library
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