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15. Miscellaneous manuscripts and printed matter, 1740

 Item — Box: 14

Scope and Contents

Materie divers. M.S. (shelfmark CCXLIII)

1 bound volume of manuscripts, reports, letter copies, and printed matter. These include an unpublished biography of Confucius, "Vita Confusii Philosophi Apud Sinensis Sapientissimi ac Sanctissimi Magistri", by the Franciscan missionary Fr. Carolus Horatii á Castorano (Carlo Orazi da Castorano), OFM, a significant opponent of the Jesuits in the Chinese Rites controversy, as well as a report of Jesuit martyrdom in Vietnam, "Relazione della pretiosa morte de Padri Bartolomeo Alvarez, Emanuele de Abreu, Vincenzo de Cunha, e Gio[vanni] Gasparo Cratz, Missionari Apostolici della Compagnia di Giesu uccisi in odio della Fede nel Tunchino il Di' XII di Gennaio del 1735."


  • Record Keeping: 1740

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From the Collection: 3.5 Linear Feet (14 half-width letter-size document cases)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages


Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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