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Finding Aid to the Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete documents, 1815-1834
BANC MSS M-M 382  
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    Collection Title: Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete documents,
    Date: 1815-1834
    Collection Number: BANC MSS M-M 382
    Creator: Fonte y Hernández de Miravete, Pedro José, 1777-1839
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: A collection of papers, mostly originals or certified contemporary copies, relating to the installation and activites of Fonte as Archbishop of Mexico, the majority addressed to or written by him, in Spanish, Latin, and Italian.

    The first major portion of this collection consists of papal rescripts issued by or in the name of Pope Pius VII, with related material, September 4, 1815 - March 15, 1816. Nos. 1-8 are rescripts addressed to Fonte and concerned with blessings or indulgences; Nos. 9-19 are summaries of petitions presented by Fonte to the Pope through various cardinals, with statements of the latter on the corresponding papal grants. Dated in Rome and Madrid in 1815 and 1816. Nos. 20-27 comprise seven papal bulls and one profession of faith to be made by the new archbishop, all dated in 1815, and relating to his election and installation.

    The second major part, Nos. 28-81, consists primarily of letters addressed to Fonte, or, in a few instances, to his secretaries, from 1815 to 1834, with drafts of his replies, two printed pastoral epistles, etc. Topics dealt with include Fonte's appointment, requests for financial and other assistance, Fonte's saint's day, his return to Spain, his support of a Spanish translation of Milton's "Paradise Lost," and his project for distribution of 100 copies of the Bible, in Latin and the vernacular, throughout Mexico.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete documents, BANC MSS M-M 382, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    This collection of papers is part of the H. H. Bancroft Collection, and includes numbers 57211, 57212, 57214 and 57216.

    Scope and Content

    This collection, originals and contemporary copies, relates for the most part to the installation and activities of Fonte as Archbishop of Mexico.
    Folders 1-19 pertain to papal rescripts issued by or in the name of Pope Pius VII, with related material. Nos. 1-8 are rescripts addressed directly or indirectly to Fonte, concerned with blessings or indulgences. Nos. 9-19 are summaries of petitions presented by Fonte to the Pope through various cardinals, with statements by the cardinals re the papal grants (1815-1816).
    Folders 20-27 consist of seven papal bulls and one profession of faith, all dated Sept. 1815, and relating to the election and installation of the new archbishop.
    Folders 28-81 contain letters, mainly addressed to Fonte, some with drafts of his replies, dealing primarily with requests for assistance. They have been arranged in alphabetical order. A partial index of correspondents may be found at the end of this report.
    Folder 82 includes miscellaneous material relating to the distribution of Bibles in Mexico.