A Digital Repatriation of a Lost archive of the Spanish Pacific: The Library of The Convent of San Pablo (Manila, 1762)

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Important note: Unless otherwise indicated, the hard-copies of the manuscripts in this collection are housed at the LILLY LIBRARY at Indiana University. If you are using any of the documents, please reference them appropriately. Description: This project seeks to repatriate books and manuscripts seized from the archives of the Convent of San Pablo during the British occupation of Manila, 1762 to 1764. Using the original index of the archives, and subsequent records related to the sale and dispersal of its contents, the project envisions a virtual reconstruction of the library’s materials, ca. 1762. Beyond the digital reconstitution of the archival corpus, the “return” of the library to its original site, the project reconceptualizes the library’s original systems of knowledge production, modes of access, and use. The project serves as an entry point to the study of Spanish colonialism in the Pacific and the experience of affected communities, especially in the Philippines.
 Al Virrey de la Nueva España que dé las órdenes que convengan para que vengan a estas islas médicos, letrados y escribanos. 1660, 1705

Al Virrey de la Nueva España que dé las órdenes que convengan para que vengan a estas islas médicos, letrados y escribanos. 1660, 1705

At the Lilly Library. VAD6896-U-00020-000016.

4 pages: 25% complete (25% indexed, 25% corrected)
 Carta de Joseph de Navarro a Álvaro de Benavente sobre una carta que no recibió de un tal "Padre Victorio." 1696.

Carta de Joseph de Navarro a Álvaro de Benavente sobre una carta que no recibió de un tal "Padre Victorio." 1696.

The reference to Victorio, could be to Father Victorio Ricci, who resided in Manila at the time. This text is in the volume with the title "PERTENECE AL/Aparador fuera de la Pared/Cajón/Númber 4/ITALONES Y CHINA/Legajos 1. /2./ 3./ 4./ 5. The volume was compiled by Pedro Orense. Images 360-363.

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 Carta de Pedro de Alcalá de Hogan (Fukien) al Padre Álvaro de Benavente. 1694.

Carta de Pedro de Alcalá de Hogan (Fukien) al Padre Álvaro de Benavente. 1694.

Fray Alcalá heard about Fray Benavente's ashmatic condition and wishes him health. He mentions the conflicts with the missionaries of the Propagande Fide. This text is in the volume with the title "PERTENECE AL/Aparador fuera de la Pared/Cajón/Númber 4/ITALONES Y CHINA/Legajos 1. /2./ 3./ 4./ 5....

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"Fundaciones e Instrumentos del Señor Don Francisco Coloma, obras pías y capellanías." July 23, 1717.

"Fundaciones e Instrumentos del Señor Don Francisco Coloma, obras pías y capellanías." July 23, 1717.

The complete title is "Fundaciones e Instrumentos del Señor Don Francisco Coloma, Presidente de la Real Audiencia de Manila y parentesco que tienen con el dicho señor los hijos de Don Gerónimo López de Arteaga y doña Sebastiana de Arellano, mujer que fue del susodicho, para el goce y obtención...

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A auto que mandou fazer o excelentisimo Sehnor Francisco de Tavora do Concelho do Estado de Sua Magestade do corpo defunto da Madre Maria de Jesus, do Convento de Santa Monica da cidade de Goa

A auto que mandou fazer o excelentisimo Sehnor Francisco de Tavora do Concelho do Estado de Sua Magestade do corpo defunto da Madre Maria de Jesus, do Convento de Santa Monica da cidade de Goa

At the Lilly Library. This text is in the volume titled "Pertenece al aparador fuera de la pared. Cajón número 4. Misiones. Legajo 1." The description in the Boxer Catalogue says: "Auto" in Portuguese of an official enquiry held at Goa on the stigmata on the body of a deceased Augustinian nun,...

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