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Argentinian Jesuits Series

Identifier: 377

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection:

The Argentinean Jesuits Collection consists of eleven documents from early nineteenth century Buenos Aires, during the period of the return of the Society of Jesus and the South American liberation from Spain. The collection covers a variety of topics relating to the Society of Jesus in Buenos Aires. The first two documents from 1800 to 1802, relate to the Capuchin fathers in Buenos Aires. Several of the documents in the collection are petitions to the governing body of Buenos Aires, the Cabildo and the Soberano Congreso, asking for the return of the order. Two documents discuss Jesuit finances, including transportation costs for members from Europe to the Americas. The only letter in the collection discusses the Society's authority to ban distribution of immoral books. A document addresses the need for independence of the United Provinces.


  • From the Collection: 1800-1819
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1800 - 1819

Collection-level Access Restrictions

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.


From the Collection: 0.20 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger Slim Document Case)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Spanish; Castilian

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 1

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057