Contents and Arrangement

Manuscript detailing the attempted expulsion of the Jesuits from Paraguay in the 1750s, circa 1759

0.05 linear feet

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Content Description

A contemporary account of the tensions caused between Spain, Portugal and Britain over the cessation of Spanish territories in Paraguay to Portuguese Brazil in exchange for Colonia del Sacramento. This description of the events which ensued from the signature of the 1750 Treaty of Madrid, also known as the Treaty of Limits, up to the year 1759 was compiled from accounts sent to Naples and there circulated to encourage Charles, King of Naples and future King of Spain, to intervene in favour of the Jesuits who as a result were set to be displaced from their reductions in Paraguay. First page reads "Recopilacion de noticias desde el año de 1754, hasta Abril de 1759 tanto en orden a los sucesos del Paraguay quanto a la persecucion de los Padres de la Compañía de IHS de Portugal enviadas por un Ministro de Estado, y esparcidas en Napoles por otro Ministro, traducidas del toscano."


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.

Collection History


Purchased from Elena Gallego Rare Books in August 2023 (AM 2024-023).


The collection is open and will continue to grow.


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

Item processed by Armando Suárez in October 2023, incorporating some description provided by the dealer.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Manuscript detailing the attempted expulsion of the Jesuits from Paraguay in the 1750s; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (mss): Box B-002045

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Existence and Location of Copies

Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.

Subject Terms:
Jesuits -- Paraguay -- History -- 18th century.
Genre Terms:
Manuscripts -- 18th century