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Guide to the Spanish Inquisition Documents Collection
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Box 1: 1

"Nos los Inquisidores". On the need to have trustworthy officials of the Inquisition in the Crown of Toledo and Archbishoprics of Avila and Segovia. It also mentions the need to give full power to those officials so that they can act against heresy. Dated 1616. (One page)

Box 1: 2

"Titulo de Secretario del Consejo del S. Tribunal a favor de Don Antonio Hurtado de M., 1627". Commission of Don Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza, Knight of the Order of Calatrava as Royal Secretary of the Holy Inquisition. He will hold this title as a substitute, until the King decides otherwise. Signed by Hernando de Villegas, Secretary of the Council of the Inquisition. Dated March 9, 1627, in the city of Madrid. (One page)

Box 1: 3

"Libro de caxas de entrades y axides ...". Written in Portuguese or Old Spanish. A book of accounts administered by the Magistrate Bartt Frister of an unspecified city. Dated 1678. (One account book)

Box 1: 4

Untitled collection of documents. A collection of documents relating to the collection of pensions and the confiscation or mortgage of property under the Holy Inquisition. Dated between 1741 and 1790. (Twenty-four pages)

Box 1: 5

"Pagos echos a los receptores del Sancto Tribunal, por Censos confiscados a diferentes sugetos castigados en Autos de Feé". A collection of documents relating to payments made to the recipients of the Holy Inquisition from rent confiscated from different subjects punished for heresy. Dated between 1739 and 1762. (Fifty-four pages)

Box 1: 6

Untitled. A deposition signed by Francisco Servera, Notary Public of the city of Palma, Kingdom of Mallorca and Secretary of the New Council of the Universal Consignacion and Council of Acrehedores Sensalistas ... Document relating to the summons of creditors of the Kingdom with the object of communicating to them that their rents will be paid in the near future. Dated October 8, 1743, in the city of Palma, Kingdom of Mallorca. (Four pages)

Box 1: 7

"Certificación de la Inquisición de Mallorca, firmada por el Secretario del Secreto D. Jaime Fábregues en 1747". A certification of books for the Holy Inquisition, Kingdom of Mallorca. Signed "Jayme Fabregues". Dated June 20, 1747. (One page)

Box 1: 8

"Sobre competencia con la Santa Inquisición, Real cédula de 10 Julio de 1749 y carta del Señor Rallo, Fiscal del Supremo consejo de Castilla". On the need to clearly establish the power of the different courts and the Court of Inquisition so that they can work together and avoid future controversy. Dated between July 12, 1749 and August 27, 1750. (Nine pages)

Box 1: 9

"Documentos referentes al cobro de pensiones de censos por la Inquisición de Mallorca, de bienes confiscados hechas a sus dueños por sentencias publicados en autos de Feé con listas de nombres, capitales y réditos". A collection of documents relating to the collection of pensions and the confiscation of property under the Holy Inquisition of the Kingdom of Mallorca from judicial sentences in matters of faith. The documents contain lists of names, capitals, rents and interests. Dated between 1763 and 1779. (Twenty-three pages)

Box 1: 10

"Titulo de familiar del Santa Oficio de la Inquisición del Reino de Mallorca a favor de D. José Salas y Despuig en 1816". A family title in favor of José Salas y Despuig, Knight of the Order of Calatrava. From the Office of the Holy Inquisition, Kingdom of Mallorca. Signed by Alfonso Fellez Roncaly, Commission as Familiar of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. Dated December 19, 1816, in the city of Palma, Kingdom of Mallorca. (One page)

Box 1: 11

Sinagogas y Judios de Mallorca. No author and no date. A bound collection of five manuscript documents by various authors over various times, the volume also contains one loose letter [with document describing origin of same] inside the front cover.


1) The Letter:  From the office of Doña Maria Espartosa y Briones. It orders that a particular neighborhood of people in the city of Palma, Kingdom of Mallorca, be allowed to live in peace without insult or injury. Dated 1782. (One page)


2) Document 1:  "Relación del origen de las sinagogas y judios en Mallorca su Conversion y Relapcias en el Judaismo". Report on the origin of the synagogues and Jews of the Kingdom of Mallorca. Written in 22 parts. Date and author not known. (Twenty pages)


3) Document 2:  "Representación de los descendientes Hebreos a S.M. pidiendo ser admitidos a los oficios, empleos y profesiones". Appeal from the Jewish inhabitants of an unspecified city to the Royal Crown. They state that they have been denied access to offices, jobs and professions and are requesting that the discrimination cease. Dated February 12, 1773. (Nine pages)


4) Document 3:  "Representación presentada a S.M. a nombre de la ciudad y Reyno de Mallorca en oposicion de lo pretendido por los descendientes de Judios de dicho Reyno". Appeal to the city of Palma and the Crown of Mallorca signed by Miguel Cayetano Soler. He is opposing the aspirations of the Jewish descendants. Dated April 1, 1771. (Seventeen pages)


5) Document 4:  Untitled. A petition to the Crown from Don Manuel de Roda, representing six men of Mallorca. The men are professing the discrimination they have received as Jews and their exclusion from jobs, honors and privileges that other subjects enjoy. Dated April 24, 1773. (Thirty -six pages)


6) Document 5:  "Relación de los sanbenitos, que se han puesto, y renovado este año de 1755 en el clausto del Real convento de Sancto Domingo, de esta Ciudad de Palma, por el Sancto oficio de la Inquisición del Reyno de Mallorca de Reos relagados y reconciliados publicamente por el mismo tribunal desde el año de 1645". A list of 278 identified heretics who were either tried and burned to death in the city of Palma, Kingdom of Mallorca in the year 1645, or reconciled by the Tribunal. Those reconciled are still subjected to several penalties such as not bearing titles or honors, not carrying gold, silver or precious stones, not riding horses. The corpses of those burned will be unburied and incinerated, and their titles removed from their tombs so as to erase their memory from the surface of the earth. Dated September 15, 1755. (Twenty pages)