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Finding Aid to the Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides Collection MS.1314
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This collection includes items related to the translation of the "Memorial of Father Alfonso de Benavides." The original version of the Memorial was written in 1630.
Alonso de Benavides (Alonzo Benavidez) (c.1578-1635) was a Portuguese Franciscan missionary active in New Mexico, in the early part of the seventeenth century. His use of the term Navaho is said to be the first printed reference. He was born on Sao Miguel Island, Azores. He came to New Spain in 1598, and professed in the Franciscan convent of Mexico in 1603. After acting as master of novices at the convent of Puebla, he became Custos of the Missions of New Mexico, 1626-9. He founded a mission in 1627 at what is now Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico.
0.25 Linear feet (1 box)
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