Manuscript/Mixed Material Philip II letter,
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- Philip II letter,
- ALS, written in Madrid, to Pedro Moya de Contreras, Archbishop of Mexico. Philip II complains to the Archbishop of Mexico City about his practice of appointing monolingual priests to Indian benefices. Philip had previously ordered the archbishop not to appoint clergy unskilled in Indian tongues. Despite the king's command, the archbishop had still allowed many monolingual priests to hold Indian benefices. At best, these ill-prepared priests had memorized formulae and phrases from standard works, but they were in no way bilingual. The king orders this and similar practices to halt so that the genuine conversion and the reformation of the Indians can occur. Counter-signed by the King's secretary, Antonio de Eraso.
- Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598.
- Eraso, Antonio de.
- Jay I. Kislak Collection (Library of Congress)
- - Moya de Contreras, Pedro,--approximately 1530-1591--Correspondence
- - Catholic Church--Missions--Mexico
- - Catholic Church--Mexico--Bishops--Correspondence
- - Bishops--Mexico--Mexico City--Correspondence
- - Indians of Mexico--Missions
- - Mexico--Church history--16th century
- - Spain--Kings and rulers--Correspondence
- - King of Spain.
- - In Spanish.
- - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
- - Provenance: Gift of Jay I. Kislak Foundation.
- - NUCMC/kislak
- - NUCMC/vm01
- - Kislak accession no.: 1993.220.00.0001
- 1 p.
Call Number/Physical Location
- Kislak MS 091
- Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Jay I. Kislak Collection dcu (Acc. 1993.220.00.0001)
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- Collection open for research.
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Philip Ii, King Of Spain, Antonio De Eraso, and Jay I. Kislak Collection. Philip II letter. 1578. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574184/.
APA citation style:
Philip Ii, K. O. S., Eraso, A. D. & Jay I. Kislak Collection. (1578) Philip II letter. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007574184/.
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Philip Ii, King Of Spain, Antonio De Eraso, and Jay I. Kislak Collection. Philip II letter. 1578. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007574184/>.