Finding Aid to the Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete documents, 1815-1834
Finding Aid to the Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete Documents, 1815-1834
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The first major portion of this collection consists of papal rescripts issued by or in the name of Pope Pius VII, with related material, September 4, 1815 - March 15, 1816. Nos. 1-8 are rescripts addressed to Fonte and concerned with blessings or indulgences; Nos. 9-19 are summaries of petitions presented by Fonte to the Pope through various cardinals, with statements of the latter on the corresponding papal grants. Dated in Rome and Madrid in 1815 and 1816. Nos. 20-27 comprise seven papal bulls and one profession of faith to be made by the new archbishop, all dated in 1815, and relating to his election and installation.
The second major part, Nos. 28-81, consists primarily of letters addressed to Fonte, or, in a few instances, to his secretaries, from 1815 to 1834, with drafts of his replies, two printed pastoral epistles, etc. Topics dealt with include Fonte's appointment, requests for financial and other assistance, Fonte's saint's day, his return to Spain, his support of a Spanish translation of Milton's "Paradise Lost," and his project for distribution of 100 copies of the Bible, in Latin and the vernacular, throughout Mexico.
Partial list of correspondents
Fonte de Hernández de Miravete, Pedro José, abp., 1777-1839
See also drafts in folders 30-31, 39, 41-43, 45-46, 49, 56, 61, 68, 70-71, 76-77.
7 letters, 1816-1831. Mainly copies and drafts.
Arechederreta y Escalada, Juan Bautista de
Letter, Apr. 5, 1816.
Gabrielli, Giulio, Cardinal.
Galessi, P. J., Cardinal.
Gutiérrez y Ulloa, Antonio
Letter, Sept, 12, 1816. With draft of Fonte's reply.
Moya, Pablo de
3 letters, 1815.
Muñoz y Muñoz, Joaquín de
Letter, July 23, 1831, re distribution of Bibles.
See also Fonte letter in Folder 28, and miscellaneous materials in Folder 82
Negreiros y Soria, José Ignacio
Letter, Sept. 7, 1818.
Nuez, Joaquín Pascual, 1785-1821
See Olbés, Ramón, 1786-
Olbés, Ramón, 1786-
Letter, June 8, 1816, also signed by J. P. Nuez.
Petro, Michael de, Cardinal.
Pius VII, Pope, 1740-1823.
Santa Coloma, Marqués de
Letter, Oct. 7, 1817.
Sarría y Alderete, Juan de
Letter, Aug. 13, 1817. With draft of Fonte's reply.