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Manuscript detailing the attempted expulsion of the Jesuits from Paraguay in the 1750s, circa 1759
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.
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.
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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
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box B-002045