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Guide to the Spanish Inquisition Documents Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Spanish Inquisition Documents Collection
    Dates: 1616-1816
    Collection number: Mss 118
    Collection Size: 0.4 linear feet (1 document box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Documents from the Spanish Inquisition, 1616-1816.
    Physical location: Vault.
    Languages: Spanish, Catalan

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Spanish Inquisition Documents Collection. Mss 118. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 1964.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Spanish Inquisition Documents Collection was acquired by UCSB's Department of Special Collections through the efforts of the late Philip W. Powell, of the UCSB History Department. Professor Powell discovered the collection in Madrid ("[A] large number of monographs, historical documents, etc., pertaining to inquisition proceedings and autos-da-fé, much of this dealing with the Marranos [crypto-Jews], or Sephardic Jews.") and contacted the UCSB Library. In 1964, negotiations with the Spanish bookseller, José Porrúa, were completed and UCSB acquired a significant collection of works on the Spanish Inquisition and the Sephardic Jews. Most are written in Spanish, with fifty-eight in Catalán, Portuguese, French, Latin, English, and Italian.
    The collection contains a variety of documents on the Spanish Inquisition. The documents refer mostly to the Kingdom of Mallorca and predominantly to the city of Palma over the time period 1616 to 1816. The bulk of the collection consists of records of pensions and property that were confiscated as part of the Inquisition and appeals to the crown on the part of Jewish citizens requesting protection from discrimination and just access to jobs and professions in society. The remainder of the collection tends to be single-paged documents of appeals, petitions or verdicts in favor of particular individuals.
    The document collection contains ten folders numbered 1-10 and one collection of five bound documents, in addition to one folder of documentation in English. The documents in nine of the folders and those in the bound volume are in Spanish; one document is in Catalán (Mallorquín).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Inquisition--Spain.
    Palma de Mallorca (Spain)
    Marranos
    Sephardim.

    Related Materials

    Monographs from the original purchase have been cataloged separately and may be searched in Pegasus, the UCSB Library's online catalog. Some of the earlier titles include:
    • Cõpilacion de las instructiones del Officio dela Sancta Inquisicion, hechas por el muy reuerendo señor fray Thomas de Torquemada... e por los otros reverendissimos señores inquisidores generales que despues succedieron, cerca dela orden que se ha de tener en el exercicio del Sancto Officio... (Granada, 1537). Special Collections BX 1735 .A3535.
    • Gonsalvius, Reginaldus, Montanus. Sanctae Inqvisitionis hispanicae artes aliquot detectæ, ac palam traductæ. Exempla aliquot, praeter ea quesuo queq(ue) loco in ipso opere sparsa sunt, seorsum reposita, in quibus easdem inquisitorias artes veluti in tabulis quibusdam in ipso porrò exercitio intueri licet. Addidimvs appendicis vice piorum quorumdam martyrum Christi elogia, qui cum mortis suppliciũ ob fidei confessionem christiana constantia tulerint, inquisitores eos suis artibus perfidiæ ac defectionis infamarint. Reginaldo Gonsalvio Montano authore ... (Heidelberg, 1567). Special Collections BX 1735 .G58.
    • Spain. Sovereign (1556-1598 : Philip II). Concordia, hecha entre la c. y r. magestad del rey don Phelipe nuestro señor, y el tribunal del Sancto Oficio de la Inquisicion, del reyno de Aragon, que se hizo a 17. de julio de 1568. (Madrid, 1568). Special Collections BX 1583 .A25 1568.
    • Repertorivm inqvisitorvm pravitatis haereticæ, in qvo omnia, qvæ ad hæresum cognitionem, ac S. Inquisitionis forum pertinent, continentur. Correctionibus, & annotationibus ... Quintilliani Mandosii, ac Petri Vendramenti decoratum & auctum ... (Venice, 1575). Special Collections BX 1735 .R46.
    • Paramo, Luis de. De origine et progressv Officii Sanctae Inqvisitionis, eiúsque dignitate & vtilitate, de Romani Pontificis potestate & delegta Inquisitorum: Edicto Fidei, & ordine iudiciario Sancti Officij, quaestiones decem. Autore Ludouico P'stsmo. (1598). Special Collections BX 1710 .P37.
    • Yepes, Diego de, Bp., 1530?-1613?, bp.,. Historia particular de la persecucion de Inglaterra, y de los martirios mas insignes que en ella ha auido desde el año del Señor .1570. en la qval se descvbren los efectos lastimosos de la heregia, y las mudancas que suele causar en las republicas: con muchas cosas curiosas y no publicadas hasta aora, sacadas de autores graues. Recogida por el padre fray Diego de Yepes...obispo de Taracona... (Madrid, 1599). Special Collections BX 1492 .Y4.
    The following related broadsides have also been cataloged in Pegasus:
    • Nos el Presudente y Cabildo de la Santa Iglesia de Malaga, sede vacante, á nuestros amados diocesanos salud y gracua en Jesu-Christo nuestro Señor. 1814. Special Collections BX 1735 A238.
    • Compendio y sumario del edicto general de la fé, y cases en él contenidos. 1796. Special Collections BX 1735 A352 1796.
    • Nos los Inquisidores apostolicos contra la herética pravedad y apostasia en &.... 1799. Special Collections BX 1735 A393.
    • Nos los Inquisidores apostólicos contra la herértica pravedad y apostasia por autoridad, real y ordinaria.... 1806. Special Collections BX 1735 A395.
    • El glorioso título de Católicos, con que los reyes de España se distinguen entre los otros principes cristianos por no tolerar en el reyne á ninguno que profese otra religion que la católica..ha movido poderosamente mi corazon.... 1814. Special Collections BX 1743 M2 A45.
    • Compendio y sumario del edicto general de la fé, y caso en él contenidos. 1796. Special Collections BX 1735 A352.
    • Nos don Felipe Bertran, por la gracia de Dios... inquisidor general en los reynos...Por quanto la santidad de nuestro muy Santo padre Inocencio XI. por su Breve motu proprio prohibir... los libros del Monte Santo de Granada.... 1777. Special Collections BX 1735 A392.
    • Nos los Inquisidores apostolicos contra la heretica pravedad y apostasia & c.... 1767. Special Collections BX 1735 A394.
    • Nos los Inquisidores contra la heretica pravedad y apostasia en la cuidad y reino de Toledo. 1663. Special Collections BX 1735 A522.
    • Nos los Inquisidores apostolicos contra la heretica pravedad y apostasia en esta cuidad y obispados de Mallorca é Yviza y la de Meorca.... 1788. Special Collections BX 1743 M2 A47.
    Philip W. Powell Collection, UArch FacP 18. The bulk of this collection contains copyflo and microfilm of fifteenth and sixteenth century Spanish and Mexican government documents collected from various archives. There also are assorted pamphlets and offprints in addition to material related to Powell's research and writings.