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    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, 1539 Apr. 14 Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco.
    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Date: 1539

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    Bartolomé de las Casa statement of opinion, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Statement of opinion (AMs) sent to Emperor Charles V for presentation to the Council of the Indies. Topics include Spanish policies to the Indians of the New World, including conquest, conversion, servitude, and slavery.
    • Contributor: Casas, Bartolomé De Las
    • Date: 1542
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    Hernán Cortés power of attorney, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Power of attorney (DS) appointing agents to act in his interest in a residencia hearing ordered by King Charles as an investigation into his administration. Written at Tenustitlan (Tenochtitlan), Mexico.
    • Contributor: Cortés, Hernán
    • Date: 1526
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    Genji monogatari.
    源氏物語. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Ms. (shahon), copied by Itsutsuji Moronaka. Title from certificate inserted. With no borders, text chiefly in 10 vertical lines (some in 8, 9, 11,or 12 lines). Volume numbers assigned according to traditional sequence. Cf. Nihon koten bungaku daijiten. Vender/supplier: Tōkyō : Yagi Shoten. Nihon koten bungaku daijiten (under Genji monogatari ms. copies, no mention of this one). LC copy of [3] Utsusemi has 2 ...
    • Contributor: Murasaki Shikibu
    • Date: 1537
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    Kitāb qurrat al-ʻayn fī tasyīr al-nayyirayn /
    كتاب قرة العين في تسيير النيرين / | Qurrat al-ʻayn bi-tasyīr al-nayyirayn Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The text is principally based on the writings of ʻAlī ibn Ibrāhīm Ibn al-Shāṭir (1304-1375), as the introduction mentions. The colophon says that the text was copied from a manuscript with many errors written in a bad hand.
    • Contributor: Jaʻbarī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻabd Al-Qādir
    • Date: 1525
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    Francisco Pizarro response to a petition by Pedro del Barco, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Pedro del Barco petition (on the verso) requests inspections of encomiendas before instituting reforms regarding repartimientos. Pizarro's response, signed in Cuzco, Peru, is counter-signed by Fray Vicente de Valverde, Bishop of Cuzco.
    • Contributor: Pizarro, Francisco
    • Date: 1539
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    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1531
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    George Washington Papers The papers of army officer and first U.S. president George Washington (1732-1799) held in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress constitute the largest collection of original Washington papers in the world. They consist of approximately 65,000 items accumulated by Washington between 1745 and 1799, including correspondence, diaries, and financial and military records. The collection documents Washington’s childhood education, his first career as ...
    • Contributor: Washington, George

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    Philip II letter, 1578 Dec. 2. 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 ...
    • Contributor: Philip II
    • Date: 1578
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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...
    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1504
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Manuscripts: Bach to Baseball Cards - Conservation Highlights (Preservation, Library of Congress) Bach to Baseball Cards: Preserving the Nation's Heritage at the Library of Congress
    • Date: 1531
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    Kharīdat al-ʻajāyib wa-tuḥfat al-gharāyib.
    خريدة العجايب وتحفة الغرايب. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Popular but unscientific account of geography and natural history; sometimes attributed to Zayn al-Din ʻUmar ibn al-Muẓaffar Ibn al-Wardī, died 1349.
    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Wardī, Sirāj Al-Dīn Abū Ḥafṣ ʻumar - Ibn Al-Wardī, Zayn Al-Dīn ʻumar Ibn Al-Muẓaffar
    • Date: 15??