Finding Aid to the Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete documents, 1815-1834

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Finding Aid to the Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete Documents, 1815-1834

Collection number: BANC MSS M-M 382

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete documents,
Date: 1815-1834
Collection Number: BANC MSS M-M 382
Creator: Fonte y Hernández de Miravete, Pedro José, 1777-1839
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: A collection of papers, mostly originals or certified contemporary copies, relating to the installation and activites of Fonte as Archbishop of Mexico, the majority addressed to or written by him, in Spanish, Latin, and Italian.

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.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish

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Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pedro José Fonte y Hernández de Miravete documents, BANC MSS M-M 382, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

This collection of papers is part of the H. H. Bancroft Collection, and includes numbers 57211, 57212, 57214 and 57216.

Scope and Content

This collection, originals and contemporary copies, relates for the most part to the installation and activities of Fonte as Archbishop of Mexico.
Folders 1-19 pertain to papal rescripts issued by or in the name of Pope Pius VII, with related material. Nos. 1-8 are rescripts addressed directly or indirectly to Fonte, concerned with blessings or indulgences. Nos. 9-19 are summaries of petitions presented by Fonte to the Pope through various cardinals, with statements by the cardinals re the papal grants (1815-1816).
Folders 20-27 consist of seven papal bulls and one profession of faith, all dated Sept. 1815, and relating to the election and installation of the new archbishop.
Folders 28-81 contain letters, mainly addressed to Fonte, some with drafts of his replies, dealing primarily with requests for assistance. They have been arranged in alphabetical order. A partial index of correspondents may be found at the end of this report.
Folder 82 includes miscellaneous material relating to the distribution of Bibles in 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.

Folder 28

7 letters, 1816-1831. Mainly copies and drafts.

 

Arechederreta y Escalada, Juan Bautista de

Folder 35

Letter, Apr. 5, 1816.

Folders 1-10, 16-18

Gabrielli, Giulio, Cardinal.

Folders 13-15

Galessi, P. J., Cardinal.

 

Gutiérrez y Ulloa, Antonio

Folder 49

Letter, Sept, 12, 1816. With draft of Fonte's reply.

 

Moya, Pablo de

Folder 54

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

Folder 55a

Letter, Sept. 7, 1818.

 

Nuez, Joaquín Pascual, 1785-1821

See Olbés, Ramón, 1786-

 

Olbés, Ramón, 1786-

Folder 57

Letter, June 8, 1816, also signed by J. P. Nuez.

Folders 12, 19

Petro, Michael de, Cardinal.

Folders 1-19

Pius VII, Pope, 1740-1823.

Folders 1-19

Sánchez, Santos.

 

Santa Coloma, Marqués de

Folder 69

Letter, Oct. 7, 1817.

 

Sarría y Alderete, Juan de

Folder 71

Letter, Aug. 13, 1817. With draft of Fonte's reply.