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Bound volume of letters and poetry relating to the Jesuits in Spain and Portugal: manuscript

Collection BC-2022-054: Bound volume of letters and poetry relating to the Jesuits in Spain and Portugal: manuscript


  • probably between 1754 and 1800

Scope and Contents

Bound volume of handwritten letters and decimas (poems of ten stanzas) relating to the Jesuits in Spain and Portugal in the mid to late 18th century, written in a cursive script, in two or more hands, on unruled, laid paper. The letters and poetry were likely copied from original documents, and compiled in the late 18th or early 19th century. Pasted to a preliminary leaf is handwritten table of contents, written in modern ink on graph-lined paper (numbered in Roman numerals; VIII is omitted). Inserted among the section of decimas against the Jesuits is a loose leaf on which is written an additional decima.

Contents (from added table of contents): I. Parecer (dirigido al monarca de los obispos de Francia sobre la utilidad y gobiernico de los jesuitas de aquel reino en 1762 (fols.. 1-77) -- II. Decimas contra los jesuitas (11 fols.. in un merar y un fragmento suelto) -- III. Extracto del fonceso de el P. Malagrida (Gabriel, jesuita portugues, en 1761) y notas (apologetica) sobre el mismo -- IV. Diversas notas y cartas de jesuitas. a) Sobre la beatificación del v. Palafox (3 fols.) b) Del P. Pedro Cayetano des enleivendo la deportación los jesuitas de Portugal, 1759 (dos fols.) c) una carta a don Pedro de Castro sobre contribución a las obras de S. Isidoro que intentaba del P. Zacharias de Bolonia; Tiene interesantes noticaias sobre manuscritos antiquos, Toledo 1754 (fols. 33) -- V. Copia de el decreto del rey de Portugal con motivo del del atentado de que sue objeto y lista de los que quenon presos en Lisboa, 1758 (7 fols.) -- VI. (Copia de la) carta del papa Clemente 13 al rey de Francia (a favor de los jesuitas (6 fols.) -- VII. (Sumario de la) gazeta de Francia de 26 de febrero de 1768 (sobre jesuitas) en 1759 (en verso) (13 fols.) -- IX. Carta del obisop de Puy al rey (de Francia) sobre los jesuitas 1762 (18 fols.) -- X. (Carta anonima sobre la ejecución del P. Malagrida, vindicaudo su vida y escrito) (7 fols.) -- XI. Varias cartas de jesuitas al parecer a) sobre ejecución de varios personajes en Portugal a causa del atentado (2 fols.) b) prisión de los jesuitas (tenunimausto) con una bastante extensal en que se des cuilel la persecución de la noblesa y de los jesuitas.

Language of Materials

In Spanish, cursive script.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

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 note

Unidentified scholar, possibly Spanish. The identity of the scribes and compiler is not known.


1 Volumes (approximately 468 pages, plus 1 leaf) : paper ; 23 x 17 cm

Physical Characteristics

Bound in 19th or 20th-century quarter vellum, with marbled-paper covered boards. Title in gilt on red leather spine label: Papeles varios. Hand-lettered on spine: M.S. no. 1.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from John Atkins, Bookseller, 2022

Bound Volume of Letters and Poetry relating to the Jesuits in Spain and Portugal: manuscript
Marc Only
Noah Sheola
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
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